White kitchen with wood counter cutting board

What  beats the warmth of a wood counter top, especially in a white kitchen? Wood is also a sanitary choice for kitchens because its inherent properties protect it from  bacteria build-up. 

For most of us, the closest we’ll get to a wood counter is a wood cutting board. So why not make it a big one? This kitchen’s wood chopping block was cut to the width of the island, giving it a built-in look.   

The cutting board here is oak, but maple, walnut, teak, bamboo, cherry or beech are all great choices for a kitchen countertop. (Just keep in mind that wood should be rubbed with mineral oil every now and then to keep it from drying out. Extremely hot cookware can also leave a mark).

The cutting board was a great way to add a natural, organic quality to this white kitchen. It also brings the warmth of the wood floor up to counter height. 

For more  home decorating ideas, visit www.roomplanners.com.