butcher block counter tops- We used to have one of these in the Dutch Colonial house I grew up in. Real butcher block counter top with cut out for trash underneath. As kids, we thought it was so cool to have it!
The cutting board with a storage drawer is great for cooking at home when you have a lot of crap to cut but no where to put it. With the West Elm storage cutting board you can cut/chop/dice your food,.