Our kitchen is in SEVERE need of a remodel... ugliest. cabinets. ever. And the countertops run a close second. But kitchens are expensive and we have absolutely no budget for it now!
The cabinets need to be replaced, there is no painting, resurfacing or "working with them" here folks. They are ugly and even more cheap than ugly. The shelves sag with the weight of my dishes and the layout is all wrong! So we know those need to be replaced.
While we have accepted the cost to replace the cabinets. The counters are another story. Granite is glorious, quartz is luscious and concrete is swoon-worthy. But all are quite pricey, no?
In working to think outside the box a bit... I realized a less expensive and yet very attractive countertop option! Butcher block! Ikea has some really great sizes and finishes and working with a talented carpenter, I think we could finish them quite nicely.
Here are some lovely examples of it in real kitchens....
With a minimal investment, like butcher block, it's easy to "upgrade" in 3-5 years and the money you originally spent on them wouldn't be a waste. So, verdict? Are you hooked on them like me?
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