Unexpected materials give this bathroom a modern feel. Designer Jillian Harris of Love It or List It, Too pairs a square vessel sink with butcher block countertops. Striped floor tiles ground the space and lead to a large walk-in shower.
A white cafe curtain and gray tile backsplash provide a white palette for the rich wood countertop. A stainless steel kitchen sink and brushed nickel faucet break up the brown countertop for an industrial touch.
Combining two or more spaces can create a sense of flow that makes each individual room seem larger. Case in point: A tight galley kitchen that got a new lease on life thanks to a clever reconfiguration. The architect recaps the project: “Knocking out the wall of an attached storage unit transformed the dark and cramped kitchen into a clean and light-filled space complete with a dining room and garden view. A galley layout makes efficient use of the small kitchen and allows for plenty of worktop space. The kitchen walkway leads the eye to the dining room — which has the same width as the kitchen — and the garden end of the space.”
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.
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.
Gray cabinets, butcher-block countertops and white walls combine to create a beautiful neutral pantry in this farmhouse. An under-counter wine cooler provides extra storage, while a Dutch door opens to bring the outdoors inside.
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.
The contemporary table-height counter extended off the butcher block island makes this the perfect eat-in kitchen. The space is infused with natural light thanks to a skylight, and the neutral palette keeps the design feeling airy.
A natural wood butcher block acts as an island, adding extra counter and prep space to this cottage-inspired kitchen. Clean-lined white cabinets pair with black countertops and a subway tile backsplash for a welcoming, family-friendly space.