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Kallax Kitchen Island Hack

What You’ll Need: A Kallax unit, castors, inserts, Lamplig chopping boards Estimated Cost: $95* Kitchen islands are highly desirable for their functional and aesthetic benefits. However, building one can be an expensive venture, unless one uses creative solutions. UK-based blogger Jen Lou Meredith found an affordable way to create a small island by repurposing a Kallax unit and two Lamplig chopping boards as a wooden countertop. With a cost of around $90, this DIY project is significantly cheaper than purchasing a pre-made island from sites like eBay.