Butcher Block Kitchen Islands

Warm up the kitchen with a butcher block kitchen island that's as practical as it is stylish.

Modern Kitchen With Butcher Block Island and Built-In Refrigerator

Modern Kitchen With Butcher Block Island and Built-In Refrigerator

Butcher block, a naturally beautiful and warm-toned material, is a popular kitchen island countertop. Many butcher block finishes and grains allow cooks to chop and prepare meals directly on the countertop surface.

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Rustic Kitchen Island

Contemporary Kitchen with Large Island

Contemporary Kitchen

Picasa

Mediterranean Kitchen

Beige Eclectic Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen Featuring Green Granite

Black and White Transitional Kitchen

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Modern Design Open Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

Country Cream Kitchen with Island and Pot Rack

Kitchen with Island and Pantry

Ben Rollins

White Contemporary Kitchen with Island

Contemporary Kitchen with Vaulted Ceiling

2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY 2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY View original photo.

White Contemporary Kitchen with Yellow Wall

Blue Kitchen with Island

Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

Country Kitchen with Blue Island

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Julia West

Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

Kitchen Island with Chandeliers

Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

Kitchen Island with Pot Rack and Copper Pots

Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

Kitchen with Bar

Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

White Contemporary Kitchen

White Transitional Kitchen

White Transitional Kitchen Island

White Kitchen with Island

Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Backsplash

Contemporary White Kitchen

Gray Kitchen Island with Sink

Kitchen Island with Sink

Kitchen with Bar

Contemporary White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen

Yellow and Green Retro Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen Island

Kitchen Island

White Kitchen with Island Seating

Contemporary Kitchen with Pendant Lighting

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen with Island

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Barney Maier

Transitional Kitchen Island Seating

From

Bo Li

Kitchen with Island

Denver Parade of Homes Photo Credit: HDR Homes

Kitchen with Island and Recycled Stools

2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe

Brown Old World Eat-In Kitchen

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Black and White Kitchen

Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

Denver Parade of Homes Photo Credit: Jay Simon, Jay Simon Photography

Kitchen Island with Multi-Colored Cabinets

Traditional Kitchen Island

Transitional Kitchen with Island

Traditional Kitchen with Island

Contemporary Kitchen with Orange Wall

Transitioanl Kitchen with Island

Stainless Steel Kitchen

Shaker Kitchen

Kitchen Island with White Chairs

Kitchen Island with Seating

Traditional Brown Kitchen with Island

Family Kitchen

Bright Kitchen

Cottage Kitchen with Island

Peter Rymwid

Open Kitchen with Large Island

Old World Style Kitchen with Island

Brown Kitchen with Island

Round Counter Bar with Pendant Lighting

Blue Kitchen with Island

Brown Kitchen with Island

Traditional Kitchen with Wood Counter Island

White Kitchen with Island

Traditional Kitchen with Island

Small Kitchen Island

Open Kitchen/Living Room with Island

Transitional Kitchen with Island

Traditional Kitchen with Island

Neutral Kitchen with Bar Seating

Kitchen Island with Seating

Kitchen with Island Bar Seating

Large Kitchen Island with Lighting

White Kitchen with Island

White Kitchen Island

Contemporary Kitchen Island

Traditional Kitchen Island

As with other countertop surfaces, butcher block kitchen islands require some maintenance. Sealant needs to be applied at least once a year, spills should be cleaned up promptly and the surface should be cleaned daily.

Even better, butcher block surfaces can be professionally sealed to prevent scratches (occasional nicks may be sanded out by the homeowner or a professional), though many prefer this surface precisely for its worn-looking sensibilities.

While most commonly found in traditional or country-style kitchens, butcher block kitchen islands might also provide an interesting visual counterpart to modern kitchens, warming up natural stone counters, floors or backsplashes such as marble, limestone or soapstone.

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Butcher block is available in a variety of species, grains and thicknesses; like any other countertop surfaces, it can be cut to your specifications. But don't overlook some great ready-made options, from big-box retailers to area chef's warehouse resources.

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