If you’re undergoing a kitchen renovation, don’t underestimate the power of a captivating countertop – whether it’s a small area near your sink or an expansive island. To help inspire you, we’ve rounded up some gorgeous examples that have us absolutely transfixed.
Published March 13, 2019, Updated July 10, 2020
Adding a large farmhouse sink to the island will not only earn you a few extra brownie points in the design department, but it’ll also add another layer of function to an already storage-friendly space. Drew and Jonathan Scott outdid themselves with this stunning kitchen renovation featured on Property Brothers – complete with high-end brass fixtures that really emphasize the sink and countertop.
For something unique yet timeless, raw-cement countertops add a sleek look and clean lines to your kitchen space. Elevate it further by adding a patterned backdrop with subway tiles or herringbone, as seen here. From modern to minimalist, these are the top kitchen design styles.
Mix Textures and Colours
Don’t be afraid to play around with texture and colour to create a bright and engaging space, like this gem featured on Making it Home With Kortney and Dave. The crisp white countertop offers a polished finish that complements the wood waterfall island. Before you get started, check out these kitchen renovations that real estate agents hate.
Accented by gorgeous pendant lighting, this kitchen countertop from Rock the Block‘s Jasmine Roth is an absolute showstopper in dolomite marble and northern California dark walnut wood. We’ll bet you’d never considered mixing and matching the same counter space before.
Given that mid-century design elements are influenced by nature, incorporating materials such as reclaimed wood, glass and cement will work wonders if you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen. This marble countertop is beautifully paired with teak wood in a steal-worthy space we want to emulate. Don’t stop there: check out these mid-century living rooms you’ll want to copy.
The white quartz countertops create design magic alongside the exposed ceiling beams and terra cotta floor tiles in this Property Brothers beauty. But it’s the unique island countertop overhang that we’re 100 per cent on board with – a truly steal-worthy home improvement. Since we’re on the subject, check out these bad kitchen habits that are probably affecting your health.
We love a kitchen that offers up ample storage space, but have you ever considered adding sliding-door cabinets made from the same materials as your countertop? Increase your home’s value by seamlessly weaving the countertop and cabinets together as one cohesive unit. This works especially well in a smaller kitchen, because it offers the illusion of expansiveness. For more inspiration, check out the hottest kitchen cabinet trends for 2020.
Pull up a Stool
Who said a kitchen renovation had to break the bank? This farmhouse kitchen from Hidden Potential features a variety of flea market finds, from the vintage signage to the bold yellow stools. But it’s the sleek kitchen island – complete with storage-less space to dangle your legs – that really speaks to us and makes us want to pull up a chair. Like what you see? Find more of Jasmine Roth’s dreamiest transformations to inspire your next reno.
Industrial designs are celebrated for their spacious layouts and functionality. This dark and elegant kitchen renovation boasts a unique slate-grey island that instantly becomes the room’s focal point. We also love how the lowered pendant lights create an intimate atmosphere, despite the room’s expansive size. In need of some home improvements? Check out Bryan Baeumler’s easy ways to save money on your kitchen remodel.