In the center of the kitchen, a large island works overtime by providing space for meal-prep on one side and serving as an eat-in counter on the other. Butcher blocks flank the farmhouse sink and add a hint of warmth.
To modernize the kitchen and open up the space, the owners install open shelving, repaint the lower cabinets and replace the counter with a hand-me-down butcher block. Even with a splurge on vinyl floor tiles, they keep the budget to $3,400.
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.
Cable railing doesn't inhibit views from the kitchen to the living room like wood or wrought iron railing would. Modern chrome light fixtures balance rustic elements like cowhide bar chairs and butcher block counters.
Pretty taupe cabinets and a white subway tile backsplash mix with contrasting black countertops in this cottage kitchen. Upper glass cabinets display favorite dishes and glassware, while a butcher block in the center adds extra counter and prep space. Open pantry shelving keep spices handy.
This modern black and brown kitchen features a concrete kitchen island that doubles as an eating space with three bar chairs. Dark cabinets pair with the butcher-block style countertops and hardwood flooring with a pop of elegance in the counter-to-ceiling pearl tile backsplash.
While butcher block may not be a popular choice for bathroom design, it's actually an excellent fit, especially for master bathrooms with high traffic. To ensure durability with a rustic, industrial edge, reclaimed butcher-block counters were first cut to size by using a template and a circular saw, then sanded, oiled and sealed to fit atop the existing cabinetry.
A custom baking station is a keynote feature in the new kitchen design that incorporates a generous amount of open shelving in a ceruse finish. The prep counter is clad in butcher-block countertop and a continuous waterfall edge wrapping. Cabinet hardware and drawer pulls are polished nickel.
Several clever strategies make the most of this small corner kitchen: An island with a butcher block counter makes for easy prep work as well as a casual dining spot; a wine refrigerator tucks neatly underneath. On the adjacent wall, cabinets fill the space floor to ceiling for maximum storage.
Butcher block counters are both stylish and functional, adding warmth and a cozy cottage look. A bohemian runner brings in muted color to the kitchen and also grounds the space. Rustic wood planks serve as sturdy open shelves for a trendy yet casual look.
Interior designers ensure a well-balanced kitchen by sticking with a perfect mix of materials. In this kitchen, the cabinets are glossy and rich, while the butcher-block countertop is flat and neutral. To help tone down the intensity of the red cabinet color, reflective blue tiles stem from the top of the counter all the way up to the ceiling.
As seen on HGTV's Good Bones, the kitchen in this space has plenty of storage and counter space. The upper cabinets in the space are stacked, decreasing the wasted space that is found in regular cabinets, providing this kitchen with more functional space. Butcher block cabinets, kitchen bar and stainless steel appliances add to the elegant design in the space.
In the kitchen, designers kept the small space feeling bright and open by starting with white walls. They installed slender paneling white paneling to add texture to the space, while "L" shaped cabinets with butcher block countertops add storage and counter space. A slender kitchen island with barstools provides additional functionality in the space with extra counter space and seating. Finally, black and white art create a focal point in the room, while a blue rug gives color and warmth.
Hand scraped and hand stained white oak wood flooring and beautiful brown butcher block counters add details to the dining area. The open floor plan and modern minimalism highlight the functional and spacious design approach. The windows add more dimension and the outside becomes simply an extension of the interior space.
As seen on Good Bones, a former rundown bedroom is transformed into an elegant kitchen with butcher block countertops and a granite bar. There is plenty of counter space and storage in this kitchen, with upper and lower cabinets surrounding the room, and modern, open shelving to display unique pieces. To complete the space, stainless steel appliances were added to finish out the sleek look.
This design concept was created to incorporate a functional living space with modern minimalism. A custom butcher block counter has space for stainless steel chairs and includes built in storage. One end contains a refrigerated wine rack while the other contains custom shelving. A small tile backsplash features white and gray tones to match the brightness of the white room and stainless steel appliances.
The design vision for this property was to have a space that could be opened up to bring the outdoors in.The collapsable window by JeldWin allows for opening up an entire wall of the home the free flow of air, and natural light. The gorgeous wood floor and butcher block counter were designed to compliment the beautiful expansive backyard and the functional, modern minimalist style of the interior.
When beauty and functionality exist in the same space, you know you've found something special. The sleek marble counters and towering white cabinets create a striking and almost intimidating facade. Until -- that is -- the butcher block countertop, pot filler faucet and massive range remind you what this kitchen was built for and beckon you to dive in and start cooking.