When updating a historic home in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles, Sabine Klingler Kane designed the kitchen around her clients’ butcher-block island. “My client had the island long before we started the remodel,” she says. “It looks perfectly vintage, but it is actually a reproduction made from reclaimed wood. It is ideal for their young daughter as she does not need to be careful with her crayons and spilling food. It has drawers on both sides, and wine storage underneath as well as shelves for cook books. But the best thing is: Two compartments on top have been outfitted with electrical outlets to plug in tablets, laptops, phones and small appliances. It also has towel bars and a bottle opener attached to it — it is not only great looking, but also totally practical and functional.”
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.
The HGTV Dream Home 2015 kitchen island is covered with an attractive butcher block countertop, which according to interior designer Linda Woodrum, “adds incredible warmth” to the space. By using different countertops in the kitchen, the room exudes a more custom, live-in appeal.
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.
Gray walls give this open space a cozy feel. Barn-style pendant lights add a subtle rustic flair along with vintage-style Windsor chairs. A butcher block island provides extra counter space convenient storage for wine bottles.
Everything about this spacious kitchen epitomizes elegance, from the hand-cast cabinet hardware to the custom tile backsplash to the pendant light over the butcher-block-topped island. The soft yellow wall color allows bright white cabinetry to stand out in the space.
This modern kitchen features a butcher block kitchen island, wood ceiling beams, dark cabinetry and a built-in refrigerator. The different neutral hues in the kitchen make the space feel warm and inviting.
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.
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.
In the kitchen, an island gives the homeowners seating for four, while the butcher block countertop on the island helps to warm up the space. Windows on both walls allow in natural light that keep the space bright and give it a lovely view of the coast.