Creating more storage and hacking more counter space聽in your small聽kitchen can be tricky and expensive. A kitchen renovation is serious business, and if you鈥檙e currently renting a space, it鈥檚 next to impossible. Enter these chopping block DIYs 鈥 make something from scratch or even take some old bedroom furniture for a completely transformed piece.

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1. Filing Cabinet DIY: Dressers don鈥檛 get to have all the fun being made over 鈥 turn聽an old standard office cabinet into more counter space and storage in your kitchen. (via Curbly)

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2. Dresser Turned Kitchen Island DIY: Here鈥檚 that聽IKEA dresser transformation you鈥檝e been craving: Gold details, leather pulls鈥 it鈥檚 pretty much what dreams are made of. (via Emily Henderson)

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3. Kitchen Island DIY: This reworked piece looks right at home in a聽bright kitchen. It鈥檚 perfect for anyone who has tools on hand. (via Cherished Bliss)

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4. Six-Drawer Dresser-Turned-Kitchen Island DIY: This six drawer-dresser received the Cinderella treatment, and would be such a cool addition to any kitchen needing some extra storage and counter room. You鈥檒l love being able to roll it to wherever it鈥檚 needed. (via Yellow Brick Home)

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5. IKEA Kitchen Hack: Marble, brass accents, open shelving: This is one seriously covetable IKEA hack. (via Oliver & Rust)

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6. Wine Crate Door Fronts DIY: Turn those wine crates and an old neglected piece into more space for what鈥檚 really important in life: more wine.聽(via Hunted Interior)

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7. Kitchen Island DIY: With all of this storage for your pots and pans, you鈥檒l finally be able to make it through all those recipes you鈥檝e bookmarked. (via Osie Moats)

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8. Butcher Block Kitchen Island: It鈥檚 hard to believe this gorgeous piece is a DIY! Use it for a kitchen island, extra storage or a much-needed coffee bar. (via Ana White)

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