Back in 2017, butcher block was one of the top up and coming trends in kitchen countertops. Its staying power has a lot to do with versatility…it works well with many kitchen cabinet styles, including some of the biggest kitchen cabinet trends we are seeing in 2019, black matte finishes. Here’s the 411 on why butcher block is still one of the hottest trends right now. Plus find out how to incorporate this material into your own kitchen.
Granite could be on its way out
In the past, granite has absolutely dominated the countertop material market, but lately has experienced a three-year decline according to the 2018 Houzz Kitchen Study. What’s even more interesting about the Houzz Kitchen Study, is natural stone and engineered quartz are now the top choices for kitchen countertops, with butcher block moving up to the third most popular choice.
Millennial homeowners want alternative materials
If there’s anything we know about millennials, it’s that they crave unique, authentic and personalized qualities. This reflects in millennial design choices; for example, butcher block is the third-most common countertop material in 2018, but it’s used primarily in the homes of millennials. We’ll likely see butcher block continue to trend upward as more millennials purchase homes and utilize alternative materials. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, or you like the idea of unique materials, be sure to opt for butcher block countertops in your design.
Butcher block countertops are versatile
One thing that we love about butcher block countertops is the tone. The warm tone creates a sort of “comfiness” in the kitchen. And in a time where modern, aesthetically pleasing design can come off as a bit cold, butcher block is an easy way to make the space feel a bit more like home! Plus, butcher block countertops are fairly versatile. They blend well with just about anything from traditional cabinetry to modern cabinets, and pair especially well with grey kitchen cabinets.
If you’re one of the lucky few that has the space for a massive kitchen island, it can be daunting to try something so unique on such a large space! Don’t panic… we have a solution. Keep the majority of your countertop space in something more traditional, such as granite or quartz, and reserve a small space for a butcher block feature.