There are plenty of countertop designs presented in front of you once you make a decision to get one. If you have always felt drawn towards waterfall countertop, then you are in the right place. In case you don’t know what a waterfall countertop is, it is a seamless design that extends vertically from the horizontal counter space, pretty much like a cascading waterfall. When we think of a waterfall countertop, we imagine marble or fancy granite. You don’t need to limit to these options as you can go for glass, cement, tiles, steel, lacquer, quartz, wood, or any engineered stone suiting your budget.
A waterfall countertop gives a very neat look to the kitchen and can be a great way to use as a bar counter by adding a few bar stools or chairs. If you are looking for a laundry room makeover, waterfall countertops can be that magical focal point. Another great reason for getting such a countertop is that you can keep the old cabinetry as it is, and add a modern touch with a waterfall counter.
Due to its durability, the slabs of a waterfall counter will become a shield to prevent the sides of the cabinets from scuffs and accidental spills. It can also be a great way to wrap around any appliances that otherwise are visible from the kitchen island shelves.
In a laundry room, such a countertop can double duty as a folding station. An amazing quality of waterfall countertops is that they blend in well with almost any type of interior, whether it be ultramodern or rustic farmhouse. You can use the countertop material to add a contrast of colors, for example you can go for a lacquered white waterfall counter with black or green cabinets.
Like any other thing, a waterfall countertop also comes with its own disadvantages that are less, yet important to consider. Since there is some extra amount of material used for the one or two sides of such a countertop, the price can rise. You can of course control the price by choosing cheaper materials, but if this type of counter is what you will even spend a fortune for, then perhaps it is the best ever investment you will ever make. The side part of a waterfall countertop can always be used later as a regular counter surface if you ever plan to expand the counter space.