Unfinished Kitchen Islands

Unify the look of your kitchen island—and match your existing cabinetry—with unfinished kitchen islands.
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Unfinished kitchen islands are a great solution for homeowners looking to match the finish of the kitchen island with the particular finish of their existing kitchen cabinets.

20 Dreamy Kitchen Islands

Family-Friendly Hot Spot

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Old is New Again

Work Hard, Play Hard

Harness the Power of Paint

Sarah's Cottage Charmer

Fit for a Chef

Build It to Suit Your Lifestyle

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Old World Elegance

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Build In Functionality

Make the Island Fit the Space

Make Every Inch Count

Large and In Charge

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Make It Truly Custom

A Food Pro's Kitchen Hub

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Go for a Happy Hue

Make It a Focal Point

Create Your Own Storage Central

Consider Functionality

Sleek and Streamlined

Best of Both Worlds

Unfinished islands, carts, tables or trolleys come with many of the same features and functions as finished examples (think sturdy shelves, towel pegs, and storage drawers or cabinets). Some unfinished islands come with overhangs and enough leg room to accommodate a breakfast bar and seating.

Purchase an unpainted kitchen island and stain or paint it to unify the overall look of your kitchen. Or allow the piece to make a dramatic statement and become the center of conversation by painting it in a bold but complementary color.

Another interesting option is to keep the countertop natural and paint the base and legs in a bright pop of color to create aesthetic appeal and contrast. Install casters on the unfinished island's legs to make it mobile and increase its function.

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