Joanna's recommendation was not simply to expand the kitchen, but to actually relocate it. The new kitchen is in a space that was previously a den. In the new layout, the old kitchen becomes the combined pantry and laundry room.
big fan of a different countertop material on the island - love this dark butcher block in contrast to the light marble
Thick Butcher Block Island Countertop with Gray Nailhead Counter Stools, Transitional, Kitchen
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Shown in the edge grain construction style with an eased edge and satin polyurethane wood sealer.
I love this white with dark floor and dark butcher block counter top. This is the look I will go for except ALL the countertop will be butcher block.
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butcher block with rustic pipe for towels. Wish I could use my butcher block somewhere in my new kitchen.
This handsome and durable DIY kitchen island prep station is simple to build out of standard lumber or easy to find through kitchen retailers. | Illustration: Gregory Nemec | thisoldhouse.com