#1: BARKABODA Wooden Herringbone Countertop ($229. can be cut to size)
SO beautiful! This new countertop option is so unique and lovely. It would work well with light or dark cabinets and appliances, and would warm up stainless steel really nicely. Adding pattern to your kitchen is totally on trend, but it's an especially cool twist to have it be on your counter surface. Finally, it comes in at a price point that would fit into many reno or refresh budgets (and has DIY or hack applications beyond the kitchen, too!) yet looks super luxe. Love!
IKEA says: The herringbone pattern has a beautifully pleasing geometry to the eye. In BARKABODA countertop the pattern in dark brown wood adds true elegance to the kitchen. The countertop is made durable with a layer of solid wood that covers a particleboard core. This technique not only gives a genuine expression of solid wood, but is a good environmental choice as it's resource-efficient. Living up to water, moisture, heat and scratches, BARKABODA countertop becomes the perfect piece to personalize the kitchen.