36 Captivating Kitchen With Butcher Block Countertops Ideas

Butcher Block Countertops Ideas

When the kitchen remodeling is faced with financial issues, the best solution comes into my mind automatically: Butcher block countertops ideas and butcher block island tops. Butcher blocks are mostly known as chopper’s block but the difference is the wood filler for butcher blocks. Therefore butcher blocks are more durable than chopper blocks but at the same time cost-friendly countertops. The other face of the medallion is the sustainability and natural blending look. 

Wood types for Butcher Block Countertops

Budgeting your kitchen remodeling would be easy by having the below wood types. The cost of the countertop would also vary with respect to the thickness of the butcher block as well. The thickness can go in between 1.5 inches and 6 inches. 

Below are the less expensive to more expensive options:

Birch

Appalachian Red Oak, 

Hard Rock Maple, 

Cherry 

Hickory, 

Acacia, 

Walnut and 

Teak 

There are also blended and end grain options. 

Glass Front Distressed Cabinetry Beige Brick Backsplash Brown Wood Counters

Photo Credit | Mike Schaap Builders


Eclectic kitchen ideas inspired by the farmhouse style, industrial style, and rustic style. The earth tones are amazingly tied. Head-to-toe excellency in the design: High arched ceiling with medieval brass chandelier, Full high painted brick backsplash, wooden thick window frames, slate countertops without edging, distressed antique light color cabinet, thick butcher block over the island, spiral metal stools with concrete seats. Hard labor pays back. 

Grey Mosaic Tiles White Cabinetry Black Counters Brown Hardwood

Photo Credit | 2 Design Group


Transitional interior kitchen design with two-tone cabinets and two-tone countertops: The black countertops over the white cabinet pop up well and match with the matchstick marble backsplash. The island top is half butcher block by using the walnut tree and half Cambria engineered stone. Gray island base looks gorgeous. 

Cream Cabinetry Counters White Subway Tile Hardwood Flooring Pendant Lights

Photo Credit | Insignia Kitchen and Bath Design Studio


This idea amazes me all the time. The aim of the countersink would be for washing the dishes and the sink on the island would be for preparing the food. Cream Corian countertop and thick butcher block countertop are in color code matching with cream cabinets. By the way, yellow is the color of the stomach and my mouth is already watering. 

Medium Tone Hardwood Flooring Mirror Backsplash Brown Cabinetry

Photo Credit | Thompson Naylor Architects Inc


Rustic kitchen with cherry cabinets, cherry butcher block counter, cherry wine rack at the end of the island and brushed bronze rectangle hanging pot rack. A timeless classic custom space with wood countertops.

White Granite Countertop Brick Backsplash Dark Wood Floor

Photo Credit | Denver Design Group


Hickory L-shaped butcher block countertop fits well in a cabinet attached to the island. The butcher block is also compatible with the hickory dining table matches the hickory dining table. Homey and cozy design.

White Glass Cabinet Grey Subway Tiles Walnut Wood Block

Photo Credit | Evens Architects


Transitional interior renovation with thick walnut butcher block. Open shelves with direct sunlight and butcher block are the essentials for this gorgeous space. Two separate sinks are also very functional, especially the one over the island. Food preparation over the butcher block would be very satisfying. The island top seems very decorative itself. 

Multicolored Mosaic Tile Backsplash Warmth Wood Floor White Cabinet Butcher Block Counters

Photo Credit | Legum Design


Contemporary kitchen renovation with dark color Cambria countertop and oak kitchens with butcher block island top. Matchstick backsplash and stainless steel backsplash are complementary elements. 

Medium Tone Floor White Subway Tile Backsplash Cabinet Pendant Lights

Photo Credit | SV Design


Dark color hardwood floor and dark polished walnut butcher block countertop would not be emphasized dynamically without having a vintage look. Remarkable notes go for coffered ceiling and hand-blown clear glass chandeliers.

Gray Concrete Floor Flat Panel Cabinet Marble Wood Countertop Subway Backsplash

Photo Credit | Rosewood Custom Builders


Wood countertops are more compatible with contemporary renovation. Tiny subway backsplashes are replaced with horizontal windows. Space itself looks very ergonomic and cozy as well.

White Shaker Cabinet Medium Tone Floor Farmgouse Sink Subway Tiles Backsplash Wood Countertop

Photo Credit | Insignia Kitchen and Bath Design Studio


Classic tuxedo kitchen welcomes a modern butcher block countertop over the white island. Kitchen remodeling is very satisfying by adding the right elements such as cooking space for design ideas. 

Green Black Cabinet Wood Countertop Floor Farmhouse Sink

Photo Credit | Rill Architects


Modern farmhouse featured kitchen: The pairing is done with an artisan touch: Two-tone cabinets; light green and antique black. Stone countertops and thick light birch butcher block, Two kitchen sinks, high beamed wood panel ceilings, and hardwood flooring. 

Interior Renovation Cooking Featured Natural Walnut Custom Surface Subway Tiles Cabinet Floor

Photo Credit | Kaminski + Pew


The butcher block countertops always add a soft ambiance to the tuxedo kitchen. Fall in love with the honed island top. Countertop materials such as kitchen butcher block counter made out very strong to the edge grain.

Natural Stain Free Design Vintage Traditional Proper Material Process Remodeling

Photo Credit | Platt Builders


High ceilings, large windows, and two separate sinks are mostly the dream of all housewives in a kitchen. I hope these housewives’ dreams will come true. Butcher block countertops and islands take the most part of the attention plus types of wood are very very important. Hats off design.

Ceramic Backsplash Maple Wood Cutting Board End Grain Diy Oak Long Time Surface

Photo Credit | Bella Vista Company


DIY cooking space with white and olive green cabinets. Butcher blocks cutting boards to sit alongside the kitchen sink and slides through the sink. Most of it fits any countertop. This is such a creative idea to use the butcher block cutting board over the butcher block countertop. The lightbox over the island top is another functional idea to give some perspective and fanciness to remodeling elements.

Multicolored Brick Backsplash Tiles Breakfast Bar Reclaimed Wood

Photo Credit | Dream Kitchens


Rustic kitchen with two-tone cabinets and beautiful slate subway backsplash and bold butcher block countertop.

Subway Tile Backsplash Dark Wood Floor Concrete Countertop Food Prep Space

Photo Credit | Brooke Wagner Design


How to remodel your tuxedo kitchen? This question is already answered since the butcher block countertops are used over the island base. In my opinion, a butcher block countertop is the best company for a tuxedo kitchen.

Open Plan Food Storage Cooking Drawers Sleek Surface

Photo Credit | Vicente Burin Architects


The next step in entertaining: Long narrow sinks let you make your house party fabulous. This sink over the island is framed with a nice thick butcher block countertop and it can be filled with ice. After filling the ice, use your imagination as a beverage bar, ice cream bar, salsa bar, shrimp or oyster bar, sashimi bar, or anything … Creative designs always deserve a big applause. 

Furniture Article Family Rolling Statement Country Table Subway Backsplash Lighting

Photo Credit | Kriste Michelini Interiors


A round sink over the island. The warmth of kitchens with butcher block countertops is available for any kind of entertainment in a tuxedo kitchen. Two main elements are the wood countertops and fumed glass over the island kitchen pendants

dining Table Food Prep Space Focal Point Chairs Rustic Statement

Photo Credit | Levitch Associates, Inc


Ebony color butcher block countertops ideas in a white kitchen. It coordinates perfectly with herringbone backsplash and stainless steel appliances. 

Subway Tile Backsplash Pendant Lighting Design Designer Create

Photo Credit | J. Aaron Custom Wood Countertops


White traditional kitchen: The overhang butcher block counters with metal cobblers carry the all rich and powerful taste in this natural color code kitchen. Simply the best!

Flat Panel Brown Cabinet Medium Tone Wood Floor Countertop Limestone Backsplash

Photo Credit | Rowland+Broughton Architecture & Urban Design


Contemporary remodeling with distressed cappuccino cabinet, large format travertine tile backsplash, and honed thick butcher block countertops over the island. Capturing the moment with the warm color palette. 

Food Prep Island Ideas Kitchen Table Cooking Storage Country Image

Photo Credit | Jenny Baines, Jennifer Baines Interiors


Gray tinted cappuccino island base cabinet in a white craftsman kitchen. Two separate sinks are an advantage for a busy kitchen. The thick wooden island top and blue kitchen pendant are proof of sophisticated style.

Grey Quartz Wood Countertop Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Photo Credit | Kristen Schraven


Traditional white kitchen: Center has beautiful butcher block countertops ideas. Burnt oak color is a good choice for a light cabinet. 

Blue Kitchen Island Mosaic Tile Backsplash DarkWood Floor Countertop

Photo Credit | Dillon Kyle Architects (DKA)


I love the color code following in kitchen remodeling: Light blue ceiling panels and blue island base cabinet, matchstick gray backsplash and metal breakfast stools, dark color hardwood flooring, and long piece thick butcher block countertop. This kitchen has a feeling: Spreading happiness.

Beach House Subway Tiles Medium Tone Floor Thickered Miter Edge Countertop Yello Red Pillow

Photo Credit | Purdy O’Gwynn Architects


Simple and neat beach house remodeling with white cabinets and maple butcher block countertops ideas.

Granite Countertop Subway Backsplash Dark Wood Floors Dining Custom Rolling Sleek

Photo Credit | Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath


This beautiful lake view kitchen has a granite combined butcher block worktop. The contrast between the cool-toned granite with the warm wood is amazing. The white kitchen with dark hardwood flooring and white wood panel coffered ceiling completes the puzzle.

Gray Mosaic Tile Backsplash Glass Front Wall Cabinet Medium Tone Floor

Photo Credit | Marina Rubina, Architect


Transitional kitchen with transitional colors. Wood and soft blue always remind me of the countryside. Melodious touches of blue are everywhere:  Mini brick full high backsplash has some essence of blue, wall panels and wood cabinet with glass doors and even the kitchen island with legs have the soft blue. The thick butcher block countertop and the inlet window behind the stove are the most essential elements. 

Wood Island Countertop Cream Counters Subway Backsplash Dark Floor

Photo Credit | Insignia Kitchen and Bath Design Studio


Off-white craftsman kitchen with thick honed wood island top. The butcher block countertop seems like a hickory end grain butcher block. Kitchen butcher block cooking space featured inspiration of edge grain for the surface.

Blue Kitchen Tiles Backsplash Wood Counter Open Plan Room Dining Storage

Photo Credit | Kitchens by Eileen


The Mediterranean style with blue cabinets, blue patterned full high backsplash pairing with butcher block countertop, and countertops white on the perimeter. Relaxing and nurturing… 

Medium Tone Wood Floor Blue Cabinet Gold Hardware Pendant Lighting

Photo Credit | Carlton Construction


The stage is blue, white and natural wood color. The butcher block countertop provides the best warmth preparation space which is near the sink. 

Cabinet Countertop Lighting Chair Hardwood Floor

Photo Credit | Clayton Homes


Modern farmhouse kitchen with butcher block countertop and butcher block island top. White cabinets and acacia wood bind well.

Green Cabinet Gray Backsplash Wood Counter Pendant Lighting

Photo Credit | Hendricks Churchill


Soft pastel green kitchen with absolute black countertops and butcher block countertops. Feel the spring freshness inside out…

Grey Soapstone Counters Sink Backsplash Light Wood Floor

Photo Credit | Hendricks Churchill


White modern farmhouse kitchen with two-tone countertops. One is a dark stone and the other is a butcher block countertop. I admire the galvanized apron farmhouse sink and golden faucets.

Rustic Finish Light Green Cabinet Subway Backsplash Brown Hardwood Floor

Photo Credit | Bauscher Construction & Remodeling, Inc


Modern farmhouse kitchen with high beams, and antique white kitchen island. The overhang wood island top is hiding the barstools. Tuck in and forget!

Green Glass Tile Backsplash Cabinet Medium Tone Floor Pendant Lighting

Photo Credit | Dream Kitchens


Traditional kitchen with two-tone cabinets: Such a balance between cherry cabinets and sage gray island base. The sage gray glass subway tile and butcher block countertop are the main pillars for this welcoming design. 

Brick Wall Stainless Steel Appliances Blue Cabinet Hardwood Floor

Photo Credit | Two Chefs Construction


Eclectic kitchen with beautiful renovation elements: Brick full high backsplash via rustic design, white shaker cabinets, wall shelf, and absolute black countertops via contemporary design, high ceiling cabinets with crown molding via craftsman design, traditional design light oak hardwood flooring, and blue island with butcher block like a centerpiece of this map.

Trends In Butcher Block Countertop Using For Kitchen Remodeling

Butcher Block Countertops are biodegradable and eco-friendly. This remodeling element is one of the oldest elements ever. Remember to prepare the food, it needs some attention when the butcher block is in service.

Over the Kitchen Island Base as Island Top:

It can be used either one-piece plain surface or with the sink, using next to the stove would cause some burns and harm. 

The trendy way is combining with quartz island top or granite island top. The end of the island or half of the island would be butcher block. 

Most island bases are giving the contrast color to the kitchen and the butcher block countertop needs to match with base color and backsplash color. 

If the sink is an option, long narrow sinks are good for entertaining, round sinks are on the far end of the island, and rectangle or square sinks are close to the center.

Countertops: 

Butcher Block countertops are pretty good-looking if  U Shape or L Shape kitchen layouts are considered.

Kitchen Styles Matching With Butcher Block Countertops

Rustic style, french country style, and farmhouse style are the natural styles for butcher block countertops. Besides these, Contemporary, Traditional, Transitional, Craftsman, Beach House, and Eclectic styles are the options if you have a keen-eyed designer.  

Hope my 36 pictures make you happy while you are in the middle of the remodeling process.