Help with butcher block size
I am finally ready to purchase a new, free-standing butcher block. I just need to decide on the size before ordering. DH is not of much help on this; he thinks it will look huge and ugly no matter what size I get, but he is fine with it since I am going to place it in a somewhat hidden nook.
Below is the layout of my kitchen/dining area. The nook (top left in my layout) is next to the round dining table. The size options for the butcher block are (in inches): 24 x 36, 30 x 30, 30 x 36, 30 x 40, 30 x 60. There are smaller sizes available, but I want it to be large enough so I can make large batches of dumplings on it with DH. The thickness is 16" and the overall height is 34" for all of these; the manufacturer (Michigan Maple Block) only makes thinner ones for size 30 x 30 and under.
I want to get the biggest butcher block that can fit into the nook, so I am leaning towards 30 x 40, but DH thinks 24 x 36 is already plenty big. What size do you think would be the best for our situation? I attached a few pictures of the nook with my mock-up for a 24 x 36 butcher block (I didn't elevate it to 34"H; it shall be just as tall as the bottom trim of the windows). The manufacturer's picture is also attached.
Thank you very much!
This post was edited by ILoveCookie on Sun, Dec 29, 13 at 10:38