THE HANDY BUTCHER’S BLOCK
Get set for guests, gain extra storage space and give your kitchen an expert edge with this timeless Conran-designed piece, says home editor Jo Caulkett
The butcher’s block is an easy way to get a professional piece of kit into your kitchen. Created by British design house Conran exclusively for M&S, this version looks great as well as being ultra-practical: it’s crafted from sustainable oak and oak veneer with a natural finish, while the solid white marble countertop lends it a luxurious feel. Sturdy and durable, it’s ideal as an extra preparation surface, plus there’s a handy shelf underneath that’s great for keeping cookware and utensils close to hand. If you’re hosting over the festive season – and especially if you’re catering for lots of guests in a limited space – why not treat yourself to this instant kitchen upgrade.