A waterfall countertop is a countertop that reaches to the floor and continues to the side of the cabinet, island or seating area. This creates a continuous flow and a fluid and natural connection between the floor and furniture. The impact that a waterfall countertop has on a kitchen is really great and will make your kitchen look more sophisticated and chic. This trend is very strong right now, so it’s time to discuss these countertops and decide whether we need them for our kitchens or not.
What materials can waterfall countertops be made from?
More commonly you’ll see stone, granite, or quartz, but you can also design countertops out of concrete, wood, butcher block, and many other countertops if you want. It all depends on the kitchen cabinets or kitchen island and the effect you want to achieve.
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Benefits of Waterfall Kitchen Countertops
Waterfall kitchen countertops are an eye-catcher, they instantly make your kitchen unique, give it personality and an impressive look. Additionally, the stone on the side of the cabinets also acts as a protective barrier, protecting the cabinets from normal wear and tear.
The waterfall design is incredibly versatile, you can find a solution for any kitchen and a countertop made of any material. An elegant white stone countertop is great for a modern or minimalist kitchen, a marble slab countertop will add a sophisticated touch to your luxurious space, and a butcher block waterfall countertop is perfect for a rustic kitchen. Additionally, there are also countless options within each material type, for example, a marble waterfall countertop can have multiple colors and different grains, a wood countertop can have a live edge or not, a butcher block countertop can have different shades of stain, etc , and the material of the island itself makes this look even more unique. For example, you can opt for a kitchen island covered in wood or tiles. A waterfall countertop is a long-lasting trend and will always enhance your personal style.
Durability is an important feature of a kitchen as it is a functional space for peeling, cooking and cleaning. Waterfall countertops are very durable, especially when made from quartz – which is versatile and resistant to damage.
A waterfall countertop is relatively easy to maintain. For example, a quartz waterfall countertop can last for years without requiring maintenance or showing signs of wear. It’s also worth mentioning that a waterfall countertop is easier to clean compared to traditional countertops.
Waterfall countertops offer much more space. In fact, you can design with storage in mind by creating space to hide unused appliances and utensils while leaving enough room to slide stools underneath.
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Disadvantages of waterfall kitchen countertops
Because of the craftsmanship required to tune and install waterfall countertops, they are typically more expensive than traditional kitchen countertops. There is little room for error, especially when it comes to adjusting the wires along the connection. The mating material running along the side requires additional support to stay in place, increasing material costs. To put it simply, this is not suitable for budget kitchen remodels.
If you want an outlet on the side of the cabinets, it will be difficult to install with a waterfall edge. The outlet can also affect the effect of the waterfall. First, think about the function of the kitchen. Then you can decide whether this design element is suitable for your needs.
Stools can only be stored directly under the kitchen island, so additional seating cannot be added to the sides.
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