Wide walkways and multiple prep areas make this contemporary kitchen perfect for cooperative cooking. Both the sleek marble and butcher block counters offer ample space, while dual sinks make rinsing a breeze.
When the stain or paint is fully cured, squeeze wood glue along the top edges of the island. Position the butcher block top over the island, allowing for a 1" overhang on all sides. On the seating side of the island (back), use the 3/4" pocket holes to drive 1-1/4" pocket hole screws upwards into the island top as shown in the photo below. Take care not to drive the screw through the top of the butcher block.
On the storage side of the island (front), drill 2-1/2" pocket holes on the exterior ends of the two legs and attach the butcher block top with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.
Cherry butcher block countertops flank the granite countertop on the island, providing ample prep space in this French country kitchen. The backsplash behind the stove features a hand-painted mural on porcelain and a traditional wall-mounted pot filler.
The kitchen island with its distressed and stained mahogany butcher-block provides a spacious prep area for the avid baking enthusiast and serves double duty for serving and entertaining. The backsplash beneath the upper cabinets is oversized subway tile in white, with white grout.
This cottage-style features cabinets with built-in shelves that house cookbooks and cooking utensils. Butcher block countertops and beadboard cabinets bring an inviting look to this large, open kitchen.
This upgraded cottage-style kitchen features a chalkboard accent wall and custom butcher-block countertops. A gray mosaic backsplash and colorful area rug provide lively touches, while a peek through the doorway shows off a small home office area.
Butcher block countertops wrap themselves around the streamlined cabinetry in this small kitchen. A farmhouse sink, glass pendant lights and warm hardwood floors are more transitional counterpoints in the modern design.
Rich hardwood floors, a trio of glass pendants and a classic farmhouse sink balance the modern, streamlined cabinetry in this white kitchen. Butcher block countertops continue up the wall and across the ceiling, adding a layer of color and rustic character.
Unified cabinetry integrates appliances into this petite kitchen, making the small room feel bigger than it is. The countertop extends well beyond the island's base to make an eating bar and the colorful painting infuses the space with warmth.
Fresh and homey, here's an eat-in kitchen any chef -- and family! -- would adore. Crisp whites of the cabinets and kitchen island bring brightness, and are the perfect simple backdrop that lets the room's other design items --like the cherry red stools -- pop. Woven chairs and a butcher block table feel earthy, and an antique china cabinet displays colorful cups and accents.
Tall, custom, built-in cabinets create major impact in this contemporary kitchen. With both glass and wood-front doors, there's a choice to display items or tuck them away. The unique kitchen island features a butcher block top and small, round prep sink.
As seen on Home Town, homeowner Amber Hayes' Laurel, MS existing kitchen was completely outdated with old cabinets, appliances, and wallpaper. Even the natural wall flooring and bead board walls were covered up with by dark tile and paint. After the renovations, Amber Hayes' Laurel, MS kitchen now features a spacious bar opening up to the dining room, new butcher block countertops, a new tile backsplash, and refinished wood floors and beadboard ceilings.