Kitchen islands can be very useful as a spot to hangout, do homework, or even eat breakfast. Most people place some bar stools at the island, and presto: the perfect eating space. But if your kitchen island is never used, it just becomes another thing taking up space that could be better utilized.
Amy from the blog, Eleven Magnolia Lane, came up with the idea to use shelving units from IKEA to creating a built-in bookcase underneath the island!
She began her project by purchasing a bookshelf from IKEA, which she painted before assembling.
“Our kitchen already has an island that our kids can sit or eat at, so this portion of the kitchen is never used for much,” Amy wrote on her blog post about the project. “I loved the idea of having some storage right next to the kitchen table and really wanted some shelves for my cookbooks.”