What is it about butcher block? I just can't get enough! It looks so rich and beautiful in any kitchen. Butcher block looks phenomenal in any stain too — from a shabby chic look to a sophisticated deep hue. Regardless, it immediately classes up any kitchen!It seems that granite is losing its dominance as the "it" countertop material. Many are looking to butcher block to spice up their kitchen. I think it makes any kitchen owner look like a professional chef, instantly. Plus, it cleans up nicely! The fact that it's customizable with a wide variety of stains makes butcher block even better.