I have a soft spot for butcher block countertops. I love their beauty, warmth, how well they go with a variety of kitchen styles, and of course, their affordability. (IKEA's ever-popular NUMERAR beech countertops start at $129 for six feet.) They do require proper care and maintenance to keep them looking their best, but if you're okay with that, then it's a wonderful look for the kitchen. Here are 20 examples to prove it:
Ikea cabinets refaced with barn siding and paint mixed with sand (to add texture to walls)—designers Michael Roché and Jackson Butler took an inventive and cost-conscious approach to the renovation of a house with vineyard views.