15 Rustic Kitchen Island Ideas for The Classic Look of Your Kitchen

Adding a rustic look to your kitchen can be a terrific idea since it can lend classic ambience. If you think rustic look can only suit farmhouse or French country kitchen, you might be surprised when knowing that these following 15 rustic kitchen island ideas can be applied to any kitchens, even your modern kitchen.

Rustic Kitchen Island Ideas

1. Simple Rustic Kitchen Cabinet

Simple Rustic Kitchen Cabinet
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If you are caught a little short, but you do want to have a new kitchen island, you can always make it by yourself. You don’t have to be an expert to make a rustic kitchen island, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get the materials because you can always use some leftover to salt away some money.

Now you can check your basement or the space under your deck or any places that you use to store leftover and find some worn solid woods. By harnessing your carpentry skills, you can have this rustic kitchen island without paying through the nose.

Pros :
 It is cheaper than purchasing a new kitchen island.
Cons :
 Since it’s made of solid wood, this island is a bit heavy.

2. Rustic Kitchen Island with Concrete Countertop

Rustic Kitchen Island
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Rustic kitchen island can be paired with any kinds of countertop. It doesn’t always have to be worn wood countertop.

This kitchen island uses concrete countertop that lends a distinctive look to it. The glossy finish adds the touch of contemporary style to the island. This kitchen island has some cabinets that can be used to store some bowls and plates, giving you extra space that you need.

Pros :
 The glossy concrete countertop adds modern look to your rustic kitchen island.
Cons :
 Since the countertop is made of concrete, the kitchen island can be a bit heavy.

3. Rustic Kitchen Island with Hangers

Rustic Kitchen Island with Hangers
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When you are busy cooking or doing the dishes, it will be great if you have some towels near you so that you can get them in no time. This kitchen island might be what you are looking for since it features some hangers that can be used to hang towels.

This top-notch rustic kitchen island will look great in your kitchen. The solid wood adds historical ambience to your kitchen because it looks as old as the islands existing in 19th century. The black hangers are the icing on the cake. Not only do they help you hold some towels, but also embellish the island.

Pros :
 It features hangers that enable you to grab a towel in no time.
Cons :
 If you aren’t careful enough, you can hit the mounted hangers when moving

4. Rustic Kitchen Island with Uneven and Glossy Countertop

Rustic Kitchen Island with Uneven and Glossy Countertop
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If you are bored with the look of old furniture and interior design, and you want to add some contemporary look, you can try this rustic kitchen island idea.

This kitchen island combines rustic look by using worn pieces of woods and natural stones for the lower parts and an uneven piece of a log for the countertop. To add a contemporary look to this kitchen, the countertop is varnished. The varnished countertop provides glossy finish that lends a more modern look to the kitchen without overlapping the rustic interior.

Pros :
 The kitchen looks more lively aand modern. It also looks more elegant.
Cons :
 Varnished countertops are prone to scratch. Therefore, you must be careful when preparing the meal on this countertop.

5. Stainless Steel Kitchen Island

Stainless Steel Kitchen Island
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If you think that rustic kitchen island is all about worn or distressed woods, it might be off beam. You can still get rustic look from various kinds of materials such as natural stones, metals, or even stainless steel.

This stainless steel kitchen island might be what you are looking for. It is durable and easy toclean. You don’t even to break a sweat to get rid of splashes and dirt. Another bonus that you get from this kitchen island is the four tiny wheels that enable you to move it easily.

Pros :
 Cleaning this stainless steel rustic kitchen cabinet is merely a breeze.
 It does not need extra care.
 It will not fade easily.
 The sleek finish reflects the lights in the kitchen which makes it look brighter.
 The tiny wheels make this kitchen island movable.
Cons :
 The tiny wheels might be unsafe. They can make the kitchen island slip if you forget to secure them.

6. A Rustic Kitchen Island in A contemporary House

A Rustic Kitchen Island in A contemporary House
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This rustic kitchen island adds charm and elegance to this contemporary kitchen. It proves that rustic look can get along well with any kinds of kitchen. Even this island features stainless steel cabinets with clean handlebars that add modern look to the distressed woods.

To make it look more elegant, black marble is installed as the countertop of the island.

Pros :
 This kitchen island looks lush, making the kitchen looks more elegant.
Cons :
 This rustic kitchen island can burn a hole in your pocket.
 Since the kitchen island is huge and has no wheels, it cannot be moved easily.

7. Being Uneven is not Always Bad

Being Uneven is not Always Bad
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People usually install bricks and natural stones through certain directions. However, some people – or even artists – think that installing them in an uneven direction can be awesome.

And that’s absolutely right. Just look at this rustic kitchen island. Isn’t it amazing?

This kitchen island is made of natural stones stacked in various directions. The uneven patterns lend a distinctive yet breathtaking look to your kitchen. Featuring beige marble countertop, this kitchen island will make everybody who sees it gobsmacked.

Pros :
 The natural stone provides the touch of artistic look.
Cons :
 Since this kitchen island is made of a number of natural stones and marbles, it will be extremely hard to move it from one place to another.

8. Stunning Stone Rustic Kitchen Island

Stunning Stone Rustic Kitchen Island
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The natural textures of stones make them look great in any kitchen style including the rustic look. Therefore, if you want your kitchen to look rustic yet stunning, natural stones will be your best bet.

This kitchen island uses natural stone to accentuate the rustic look of the entire kitchen. They give a distinctive look since the entire kitchen is full of distressed wood planks. The dark brown countertop looks great with the natural stones. Well, actually, these stones are so versatile that they can be paired with anything you want like marble, a piece of log, you name it!

Pros :
 Adding natural stone to your rustic kitchen can accentuate the interior.
Cons :
 The kitchen island is not movable. Once you install it, it will stay there forever.

9. Wooden Crate Kitchen Island

Wooden Crate Kitchen Island
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The good thing of rustic look is you can explore your creativity by repurposing any things in your house. You can even use wooden crates that you might think that they are worthless.

The truth is these worthless wooden crates can be turned into a fantastic rustic kitchen island.

This kitchen island uses three wooden crates and some wood planks. Although it is made of some leftover, it still looks as good as new. You can either paint it or leave it as it is for a more rustic and old look. But if you want to make it look more fresh and appealing, painting it white will be a great idea.

Pros :
 Since this kitchen island is made of some leftover, it is more affordable than purchasing a new one.
Cons :
 Worn woods can be prone to damage sometimes.

10. White Rustic Kitchen Cabinet with Glass Cabinets

White Rustic Kitchen Cabinet with Glass Cabinets
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You can always use your kitchen island as an extra storage when you are running out of space to store things.

This kitchen island packs everything you need for your kitchen – an extra countertop for you to prepare the meals, a space for serving meals, and some cabinets and drawers to store plates and any other kitchen utensils.

Pros :
 The kitchen island features some cabinets and drawers that you can use to store more things.
 The glass doors enable you to see what is inside.
Cons :
 Peeling paint on the kitchen island is happening, making it look valueless.

11. Egg Crate Rustic Kitchen Island

Egg Crate Rustic Kitchen Island
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Another great idea of repurposing leftover – a rustic kitchen island that features some egg crates.

Purchasing a box of eggs can help you to save your time because you don’t need to go to the supermarket to get some eggs frequently. However, the egg crates will worthless. As a result, you will eventually throw them away.

Wait! Don’t throw the egg crtaes away! You can use them as the cabinets of your rustic kitchen island just like this one. This kitchen island features four egg crates that you can use to store some spices or kitchen utensils. Besides the egg crates, it also features glass countertop and four tiny wheels that enable you to move it easily.

Pros :
 The glass countertop is easy to clean.
 The tiny wheels enable make this kitchen island movable.
Cons :
 The glass countertop can be fragile and breakable.

12. Kitchen Island with Raised Panel Cabinet Doors

Kitchen Island with Raised Panel Cabinet Doors
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Having an open kitchen means you have to be ready to expose your kitchen and make your guests impressed. And one of the most indispensable things is the kitchen island. Impressive look doesn’t always go with sleek design and modern look. Even this rustic kitchen island can impress your guests very well.

This kitchen island features some raised cabinet doors that give elegant patterns to it, making it look more traditional. In addition to the elegant cabinet doors, this kitchen island also features four finely crafted legs that enhance its rustic and elegant look.

Pros :
 The raised cabinet doors make it look more elegant.
Cons :
 The raised panels can be a bit pricey.

13. Unsophisticated Rustic Kitchen Island

Unsophisticated Rustic Kitchen Island
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If you are looking for a kitchen island which tends to be functional rather than exquisite, this rustic kitchen island idea may be your best bet.

This kitchen island is easy to make and really cheap. You only need to find any worn wood planks and nail them together. Simple, isn’t it? Even if you are not really good at carpentry, this kitchen island will be your personal triumph due to its very simple design.

Pros :
 This countertop is very easy to make. Even someone who is not really good at carpentry can make it.
 The materials are easy to get and cheap, or even free.
Cons :
 The countertop is pretty narrow. It will make you feel uncomfortable when you are working on it.
 The narrow countertop makes you unable to put many things on it.
 The legs look fragile. They are prone to damage.
 This kitchen island is functional. It does not embellish your kitchen.

14. Impressive Kitchen Island for An Elegant Kitchen

Impressive Kitchen Island for An Elegant Kitchen
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Although this kitchen is not full of worn and old furniture, it still looks rustic. Thanks to the stone kitchen island that makes this open kitchen look incredible.

This rustic kitchen island gets along well with the other furniture and fixtures including the recessed lamps that are usually installed in a modern kitchen. The patterns of the stones tell everything. They represent the elegance of traditional kitchen style.

Pros :
 The stone kitchen island adds the elegance of traditional style to this kitchen.
Cons :
 The stones are installed permanently so that it is not movable.

15. The Rustic Kitchen Island of A Tree-house Style

The Rustic Kitchen Island of A Tree-house Style
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This kitchen is look amazing with its distinctive style. When stepping into it, you will feel like you are inside a tree. All the furniture is particularly designed to look like the logs and branches of a tree. Therefore, the kitchen island has to look like a piece of a log.

The legs of the kitchen island are conspicuous since they look like immense roots of a huge tree. The countertop is made of a piece of a super huge log with glossy finish. In addition to being unique, the countertop is wide enough for you to prepare the meal.

Pros :
 The kitchen island features super unique design that makes it become a great focal point.
Cons :
 The kitchen island is not simple at all. It is even complicated. Therefore, it will be hard for you to make it.
 It may cost an arm and a leg due to its complicated design.
Conclusion :
Those are 15 rustic kitchen island ideas that you can apply to any kitchens, even if you have a contemporary kitchen. The key is the island should look old enough so that it provides historical ambience to your kitchen. You can use leftover for a more affordable price because a great rustic kitchen is the one that will not burn a hole in your pocket. Happy trying!

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