Creating Your Custom Kitchen Island

At Builders Surplus, creating your custom kitchen island is an easy request. Your island can be made from almost any style of base cabinets. Would you love to add an island in your kitchen? Stop by or make an appointment with one of our kitchen designers to talk about what options you want for your island.


Your Custom Kitchen Island

The first decision will be to choose your favorite door style. If you’re adding an island to an existing kitchen, the trend today is not to worry too much about matching cabinets or color. When looking through our kitchen collections, especially the Eastman St. Woodworks cabinetry, you’ll find a great variety of doors ranging from simple Shaker style to elegant traditional design.

And once you’ve chosen a door style, it’s time to consider color. Do you want a kitchen in an overall unified color or cabinets in one shade with the island in a contrasting color? Two-tone kitchens were a hot trend in 2017 and we see that trend continuing in 2018. But it’s definitely a personal choice for the homeowner.

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L-R: Tuscany Espresso cabinets & island, Newport White cabinets & island, Salem Heron Plume kitchen cabinets with Concord Naval island

Cabinet Options

What are the options you would like to include? Are you planning to use the island as a workspace or for entertaining? Adding seating to a custom island is always a popular choice as it offers an alternative to the dining room or a place to catch a quick cup of coffee. A trash pullout is another top option as it’s a great convenience for many homeowners.

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L-R: Chef’s pantry, open end shelving, trash pullout


A chef’s pantry is a great selection for someone who is planning to use an island for plenty of cooking and baking. The storage is movable and allows easy access to spices, condiments and utensils. A wine rack is another option for those who enjoy entertaining friends and family.

An island reflects the personal style of the homeowner. Create the one you want with a little help from our kitchen designers. They’ll be happy to speak with you and make suggestions for a creating a kitchen island that you’ll use for years to come.