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A Kitchen Trend With Real Staying Power
When it comes to kitchen design, no other feature feels as modern as a waterfall countertop. Unlike traditional toppers, which are flat slabs that sit on top of base cabinets or an island, waterfall countertops flow over the sides to the floor creating a seamless appearance. While most types are made of luxurious materials like marble or quartz, budget-friendly versions, which are equally beautiful, include butcher block or stainless steel. To whet your appetite for this kitchen trend, behold our favorite examples.Continue to 2 of 16 below.
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Blue Kitchen With a White Waterfall CountertopContinue to 3 of 16 below.
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Stainless Steel Waterfall Countertop
There is a reason professional kitchens are decked out with stainless countertops. The material is practically indestructible and depending on where you live it can cost much less per square foot than both natural and engineered stone. In this cooking space by interior design firm LineBox Studios, a stainless steel waterfall countertop combined with matching appliances solidifies the kitchen's sleek modern appearance.Continue to 4 of 16 below.
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Butcher Block Waterfall Countertop
The crowning jewel in this cooking space by Landis Construction is the walnut, butcher block waterfall countertop. It enhances the kitchen by providing more room to both cook and entertain at a fraction of the cost of natural or engineered stone. Wood also brings a natural richness and warmth that you do not get with marble or quartz. Here is a décor trick: Keeping the walls and upper cabinets white keep the cooking space from feeling dark or moody.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Modern Kitchen With Waterfall CountertopContinue to 6 of 16 below.
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Kitchen Island With a Concrete Waterfall Countertop
The interior design firm, Linebox Studio made the kitchen the core of this open concept home. The cooking space was designed for entertaining allowing the home chef to work while interacting with six seated houseguests. The kitchen island features a concrete waterfall counter with built-in cutting boards, which quickly pop up for cleaning.Continue to 7 of 16 below.
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Transitional Kitchen With a Marble Waterfall Countertop
Transitional kitchens, like this gorgeous example by Casey Sarkin Interior Design, meld traditional elements with modern features. The marble waterfall countertop beautifully frames the farmhouse-inspired oak kitchen island. Classic gold fixtures from the lighting to faucet add visual warmth to the crisp, white cooking space.Continue to 8 of 16 below.
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Warm Wood Waterfall Counter in a Blue Kitchen
Sure, white kitchens will never go out of style. But if you crave bold hues and visual texture this gorgeous cooking space by Marc Houston Interior Design will satisfy your appetite. Outfitting the kitchen with colorful features is a surefire way to create a little visual separation from the main living area in the open concept home. We also appreciate how wood tones always pair beautifully with various shades of blue. Here cabinetry and a backsplash in watery hues are combined with a warm, wood waterfall kitchen island.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Granite Waterfall CountertopContinue to 10 of 16 below.
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Showstopping Kitchen With Glossy Modern Features
Gorgeous glossy features are the highlights in the showstopping kitchen by Kate Coughlin Interiors. The marble waterfall countertop surrounds a stunning white lacquer island with beautiful bronze hardware. The striking veining shown on the counter and backsplash creates a dramatic effect that breaks up the white space.Continue to 11 of 16 below.
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Contemporary Kitchen With Waterfall Countertop
Here a quartz waterfall counter infuses elegant function into a transitional kitchen by Allison Elebash Interior Design. The robin's egg blue cabinetry picks up the flecks and veins shown in the engineered stone. Mixing metals is definitely a do. Here a stunning gold chandelier and sleek stainless steel fridge both enhance the modern vibe of the cooking space.Continue to 12 of 16 below.
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Leathered Granite Waterfall Countertop
A leathered granite waterfall countertop sits front and center in this kitchen by interior designer Suzann Kletzien. Its dark gray color lends contrast to the white and light gray kitchen.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Waterfall Counter With a Stunning Wood Feature
As shown in this white kitchen by Michelle Berwick Design, a waterfall countertop can turn a kitchen island or peninsula into a spectacular focal point. For instance, this three-inch-thick quartz example encases a stunning stained wood herringbone peninsula complete with a corner sink and a brass gooseneck styled faucet. Another reason to love this beautiful wood feature is that the black stain conceals dirt and scuff marks.Continue to 14 of 16 below.
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Monochromatic Kitchen With a Quartz Waterfall Countertop
Sticking to a monochromatic color scheme can instantly make any kitchen feel modern. In this cooking space by Soda Pop Design, various features in light gray, including a quartz waterfall countertop, set a chic tone. The leopard print counter stools break things up a bit with a pop of whimsical pattern.Continue to 15 of 16 below.
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Waterfall Countertop to Display Natural Stone
A waterfall countertop provides the ideal opportunity to show off the natural patterns of a stone slab. The black marble waterfall counter in this spectacular kitchen by interior designer David Dalton does just that. It was constructed from one humongous chunk of stone that was seamlessly cut for a dramatic effect. While the island is the main focal point, additional black accents including the oven hood and cabinetry draw the eyes around the cooking space.Continue to 16 of 16 below.
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Calcutta Quartz Waterfall Kitchen Island
A crisp white cooking space creates the perfect clean slate for a home chef. Here Oxbow and Olin Design Studio installed a Calcutta quartz waterfall kitchen island. While the material looks just like marble, it is considered more durable, because it is nonporous, unlike natural stone which is prone to staining. Light gray accents shown throughout the kitchen such as the backsplash and swivel counter stools match the veins in the countertop while drawing the eyes around the room to make it feel bigger and airy.