Condo Kitchen

I’m Finally Getting Kitchen Countertops!!

Last Updated on March 14, 2022 by Kristi Linauer

Oh my goodness, I’m so excited about this. Countertops! Finally! Beautiful, warm, wood countertops.

When I was trying to decide on what material I wanted for my countertops, I went through the list: Granite? Absolutely not…too overused. Marble? Gorgeous, but probably not in the budget. Man-made solid surface? They’re nice and practical, but just seem to lack that “something” I’m looking for. Tile? I really like tile for a vintage look, but it’s just not what I had in mind. Wood? Hmmmm…wood. Now THAT sounds interesting. If I buy it at Ikea, it’s certainly priced reasonably, it’s gorgeous, and it’s not something I see in every house I go into. That’s IT! That’s what I want.

So I went online too see if I could find some inspirational pictures where homeowners have actually used the Numerar butcherblock countertops from Ikea. Here’s what I found:

I absolutely love this bathroom from Modern in MN.


GOR-geous. Absolutely gorgeous! Found here.

Another beauty, and this one with some pretty
fancy router work, which was done professionally.
Spotted here.

This gorgeous kichen was found on the wonderfully
charming blog A Country Farmhouse.

This one is probably the most inspirational for me,
found on Design Sponge. The lower cabinet color is
the same as mine, the backsplash is similar to
what mine will look like (I’ll be using subway tile),
and the countertops are the same.

So there you have it. Gorgeous, warm, natural wood countertops. I’m so excited to say goodbye to my worn, stained, 30-year-old formica! And I’m so ready to make the new cabinets usable. Until now, they’ve just been really expensive kitty beds.

So now if I can just finish up my cabinet doors, I’m on my way to having a real, usable, functional kitchen again! We’ll actually be able to eat more than just cereal and sandwiches at home!! I’ll be able to store my silverware in a drawer, instead of just using it directly from the dishwasher! Oh my…I’m getting all giddy just thinking about it.

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    Scientific Housewife
    December 11, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Very pretty kitchens! Hope you have a great Friday 🙂

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    down comforter
    December 11, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    LOVE the 2nd pic – beautiful 🙂 Can't wait to see yours!

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    Budget Wise Home
    December 11, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I love the look of wood countertops. Way more economical and different than the same old granite that everyone wants. It think it really adds more warmth to a room with the rich color. IKEA is the best.

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    December 11, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I love these countertops!

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    December 13, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    those countertops will look amazing. Is that a flame point siamese kitty? they are both pretty(or handsome).

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    December 15, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Looove wooden countertops! Nice choice!

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    December 16, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I also have butcher block countertops from Ikea and love them! One thing you might want to think about doing is covering them with a food-safe finish called "salad bowl finish." It gives the wood a bit of sheen and also makes it resistant to water and food. Makes cleaning really easy too.


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    Bloggers Abode
    December 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I love wood counter tops. Especially on islands. Do it!!

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    OneNote Review
    September 20, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Very beautifully designed kitchens. I like that they are small yet functional. Have a great day!

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    October 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Like you I love wood countertops. I really like the one in the 3rd pic with the fancy router work. Unfortunately the link doesn't work any more:(

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    January 6, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Butcher block countertops are extremely attractive and they create a very relaxed and homey atmosphere. The country farmhouse photo above captures this quite well.

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    Budget Wise Home
    April 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I love the look of wood countertops. Way more economical and different than the same old granite that everyone wants. It think it really adds more warmth to a room with the rich color. IKEA is the best.

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    Moana Parker
    August 16, 2011 at 9:35 am

    wooden countertops are looks nice and attractive. but i love Granite Kitchen Countertop.

    Granite Kitchen Countertop

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    August 16, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Fantastic kitchen you have. Countertops are vital for a stylish kitchen like that. Granite kitchen Countertop is also best for kitchen.

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    Garden State Soapstone
    September 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Very nice, smooth wooden surfaces. O, and nice cats 🙂

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    December 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Hello. I love your kitchen. Would you mind sharing where you got your wall shelves? Thank you!