With custom wood countertops, kitchen countertop ideas are almost endless. You can choose the hardwood, the edge and the special touches. You can even choose the construction style. Everything is up to you.
Starting Small: Countertop Additions
There are two main types of countertop additions. One is a large cutting board that we build and then attach to your existing countertop. You can have a beautiful butcher block cutting board for meal prep while keeping the rest of your countertop free.
Butcher block surfaces add functionality and style to your kitchen. Butcher block cutting boards are popular with our clients who love their stone countertops but want the warmth of wood.
There are two styles of butcher block. One is edge grain, consisting of strips of wood running lengthwise. The other is end grain, which uses small blocks of wood. Most people prefer edge grain because end grain butcher block can dulls blades more quickly.
Genuine hardwood cutting boards are bacteria-resistant, so you no longer need two cutting boards.
The other trendy countertop addition is a wood bar top. Recently, we handcrafted a Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Bar Top for a homeowner, which allowed more space for her family to eat and socialize.
Adding a wood bar top to your existing counter will double your space and makes a cozy place for casual meals.
Adding More Space: Kitchen Islands
Our clients love their kitchen islands because they provide a workspace away from the clutter of small appliances on your countertops. A butcher block island with a sink and waste hole makes preparing meals quick and easy.
Flat grain construction is popular for kitchen island tops. Our woodworkers fit boards together to make a solid surface. If your kitchen countertop ideas include creating a breakfast nook, consider a flat grain kitchen island. You’ll love eating at your new island or serving from it during parties or family get-togethers.
Full Kitchen Countertop Ideas
Do you have ideas that won’t work with your current countertops? Would you like something dramatic like a countertop with a live edge slab? Consider consulting with our design team.
New countertops offer style and convenience. You can change the look and feel of your kitchen by switching from cold stone to luxurious wood. Make the most of your countertop space and add life to your kitchen.