Waterfall countertops have seen a significant rise in popularity in recent years. It’s one of the hottest trends in kitchen design. But, every design trend has its ups and downs. Every trend comes in and out of style. So is adding waterfall countertops in your home worth it?
At GMS Werks, we are your natural stone countertop experts. Our team has worked on a number of kitchen renovation projects, and we have installed natural stone countertops of all kinds in kitchens and bathrooms alike. As waterfall countertops are a popular trend right now, we get asked many questions about them. Below, we go over what waterfall countertops are, the benefits they offer and whether they are really worth it.
Waterfall countertops are countertops that run all the way down to the floor. Waterfall countertops are most commonly used on kitchen islands, with either or both sides extending down to the floor. However, waterfall countertop designs can also be used on all of your countertops and are very customizable.
If you’re going for a contemporary and modern aesthetic, waterfall countertops could be the perfect feature for you. With that being said, waterfall countertops can look particularly out of place in homes with more rustic and bohemian decor. Waterfall countertops are most commonly manufactured using natural stone like marble and granite, however, they can be made from a other materials such as quartz, soapstone, slate and travertine.
When it comes to stunning natural stone, the more you can show it off, the better! That’s why the additional surface area of waterfall countertops is ideal to put your natural stone material on display and let it do the talking. Waterfall countertops are the perfect statement piece to add elegance and sophistication to any room while hiding any chairs and appliances that can take away from your aesthetic!
Not only are waterfall countertops gorgeous, but they provide increased durability as well. This particular design limits the number of corners that you and other household members or guests can bump into which can cause damage to your countertops. Sharp corners can also pose a risk to children, making waterfall countertops a safer option, as well.
Are waterfall countertops worth the investment? It’s ultimately up to you. Although these countertops are generally more expensive than just your traditional countertop, they also offer some great benefits, including beautiful design and incredible durability, as well as improving the overall value of your home. Keep these advantages in mind when weighing the decision of whether or not to add waterfall countertops to your home!
At GMS Wërks, we are your natural stone countertop experts. If you have any questions about your next kitchen or bathroom renovation, we are more than happy to help. Give us a call today!