When we bought our new house, the kitchen was extraordinary lacking storage space and counter space. Since a full remodel wasn't in the budget at the time, my beautiful wife went on her favorite app (Pinterest) and found some ideas for a kitchen island. Some of them had plans and layouts, so I bought some lumber, adjusted some dimensions and went to work. It's been a great space saver and prep area ever since. In fact, we're looking to add some counter space and additional cabinets and she's still fighting to keep the island around.