Published on March 10th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Best(a) Island for kitchen

Besta Island for kitchen

Materials: Numerär kitchen counter, small Besta shelves, Besta bottle rack, Capita stand, Vinna handles

- Always wanted to have a kitchen island that matches the overall kitchen style
- Needed more space for cooking books that were stored on window ledge (can be seen on the first picture background)
- Wanted to accommodate dustbin and waste-paper as well as empty glass bottles (can be seen on the left hand of the picture below)
- Needed more work space in order to cook with more people in a communicative way

Besta Island for kitchen
Besta Island for kitchen

- From the originally built in kitchen I had remaining from the Numerär kitchen counter
- Bought at Ikea the following
o two small Besta shelves for 30€ each
o four Capita stands for 16€ total
o Besta bottle rack for 10€
o Vinna handles for 10€ for towels
- Bought a flake board at the hardware store for 10€

Technical build
- I started by building the Vinna handles on to the sideboards of the Besta shelves.
- I then finished the corpus of both Besta shelves and placed them back to back on the flake board
- Screwed the flake board on the Besta shelves
- Screwed the base of the Capita stands through the flake board and in to the Besta shelf corpus (for better stability)
- Screwed the Numerär kitchen counter on top of the Besta shelf corpus

It was a one day project including shopping at Ikea. Material costs amounted to 100€ roughly.

Books and bottles are now stored within one side / corpus and dustbin, waste-paper as well as glass bottles are stored within other side / corpus.

~ Neal, Hamburg, Germany

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

3 Responses to Best(a) Island for kitchen

  1. luckylass says:

    Great idea. If you wanted to hide those seams of where the two unit come together, you could add the kitchen cover panels. Of course, those cost more money, but it is an option.

  2. Pour Girl says:

    This looks beautiful! Great way to utilize the space and provide more storage capabilities.

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