Recently, we introduced you to a first floor remodeling project we’re working on with a couple in Pleasant Hill. When we left off, we had discussed what these clients liked and didn’t like about the multiple options we’d designed. While they were in our office for their initial consultation, we came up with another option that incorporated a lot of their feedback. To review, these were their priorities:
You’ve probably noticed a theme with the kitchen countertop materials I love – I’m a big fan of more eco-friendly, natural choices that are durable, made for actual working, and develop a patina over time. In addition to soapstone and butcher block, which I wrote about recently, I am a big fan of concrete surfaces.
Butcher block is a material gaining renewed popularity for kitchen countertops, and I think it’s a great way to add warmth, character, and a more casual feel to your kitchen. Butcher block is made from straight cuts of wood glued together into thick slabs, and is most commonly made in two construction styles – edge grain or end grain.