The pale color of the island's elm butcher block countertop is a visually striking contrast to the dark maple floors and blue gray cabinets. It also helps the overall kitchen feel lighter and brighter.
Antique glass is a stunning backdrop for cocktail mixers in the glam bar, letting them become part of the decor. Warmth comes in via textural details like the bronze-toned sconces and butcher block countertop.
A butcher block countertop creates a designated prep area next to the gas stove on the kitchen island. Flat panel wooden kitchen cabinets and dark-stained hardwood floors bring warmth and coziness to the open kitchen.
This vibrant, Mediterranean-inspired kitchen shows off a large island with weathered, orange cabinets and a wood butcher block countertop. Open shelving puts colorful dishes on display that complement the colorful chairs and dining table nearby.
This contemporary kitchen features a large island that is topped with a black walnut butcher block countertop, perfect for food prepping. This space is infused with natural light from the skylight placed above the kitchen island.
A sparkling gray mosaic tile backsplash adds a touch of glamour to the white cabinetry and small wood island. The white kitchen island has a butcher block countertop that complements the small wood stools for added country charm.
An array of cabinets offer plenty of storage in this white transitional kitchen, while an island provides extra elbow room around the prep sink. The island's butcher block countertop ties in with the rustic table in the breakfast nook.
A butcher block countertop holds up to daily use, while also serving an aesthetic purpose by adding warmth and texture. White shaker-style cabinets give this kitchen a classic look. Black barn style pendant lights hang over the kitchen island.
Chrome hardware and old-fashioned commercial kitchen lighting illuminate this blue and white kitchen. The kitchen island features a cherry wood butcher block countertop, while several of the cabinets have glass fronts, showcasing an array of blue and white dishes.
Open and spacious, the all-white kitchen offers wide pathways around the double islands and a large dining table for breakfasts and casual dining. A built-in butcher-block countertop on the island is a convenient bonus for prep work.
Doing laundry is ever so much more exciting when you get to come into the laundry room via a hidden entrance. Turn these pantry shelves around and step inside. The pantry itself features hand-scraped shelves and a mahogany butcher block countertop.
Open and spacious, the all-white kitchen offers wide pathways around the double islands and a large dining table for breakfasts and casual dining. A built-in butcher block countertop on the end of one of the islands is a convenient bonus for prep work.
This eat-in kitchen features a trio of gold pendant lights above the island with a butcher block countertop. A gray settee provides seating at the island, which doubles as a prep station. A gray chevron tile backsplash shimmers behind the stainless steel oven.
Quartz countertops flank a butcher block countertop, providing plenty of prep space, on this 18-foot-long island. One side features a glass cooktop, while the other side has a gas range. A contemporary double range hood doubles as task lighting for the island.
Featured on HGTV's "Cousins Undercover," this cottage-style open shelving along with the white cabinetry, warm wood tones and reclaimed wood paneling makes this kitchen feel light and airy. The butcher block countertop lends visual interest and warmth, giving it a true cottage feel.