7.03.2013

BUTCHER.block.LOVE.

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One of the funnest things about being on the hunt for a new house is imagining all the amazing things your next house might have. Right now for the kitchen I am dying over marble, a farmhouse sink, subway tile, and butcher block. 

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I have read all the pro's and con's about butcher block.  It seems like people either really love it, or really hate it.  Anyone know about cost factors?  I'm thinking in my next house that I probably won't be able to afford Marble or Ceasarstone everywhere so I thought a butcher block might balance out the budget.  I know Ikea has some for REALLY affordable, anybody know how those hold up and look in person?

And how do you feel about two toned cabinets?  A passing trend or worth the investment?

8 comments:

  1. Butcher blocks cost a lot - sometimes even more than natural stone. I know this for a fact since I've been asking around for my kitchen reno. Also if your going to place it in any place close to a water source, they void any form of warranty all together! I love two tones- I'm doing it for my kitchen too, a mix of white and espresso. :-)

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  2. I have two friends who went with the IKEA countertops and they swore by them. They both sealed them nice and good and had no issues.

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  3. a friend of mine has butcher block counters from ikea and she said that they hold up really well. i think you just have to be careful about letting stuff sit on it too long, like red wine. as for two-tone cabinets - i like the look but i kinda think they might be a trend too. i'm a fan of classic white cabinets with a white subway backsplash - kinda boring, but a classic.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  4. I love butcher block and had it last time it was big back in the 80's
    I am loving the floors here!!!
    Brett

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  5. I've never worked with it, but it sounds like you got some great feedback! I'd used it on an island, but seriously with my husband I need all the waterproof materials I can get!

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  6. Unfortunately I don't, I don't think they're very big in Australian kitchens and haven't really seen many aside from in Ikea that is. My dream kitchen also has a gorgeous marble counter tops and splashback (oh yeah!) and glossy white cupboards. A freestanding cooker, under mount sink and walk in pantry. I've found a place that has all that minus the cooker but it's a little over my budget, but, miracles happen lol. I do hope you find your dream kitchen too.

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  7. Wonderful decor!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  8. These kitchens are just dreamy, so pretty!

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