What's a Waterfall Countertop and Why Should You Get One?

Anyone with their finger on the pulse of what’s hot in kitchen design trends right now knows what a waterfall countertop is. If you’ve been looking for the best way to update your kitchen, you’ve found your answer. And if you don’t know what a waterfall countertop is yet, get ready to start wanting one for yourself when you learn.


What’s a Waterfall Countertop?

You probably already know the basics of kitchen countertops. There’s a top that’s connected to a base. The top overhangs slightly over the base and creates and edge or a lip to the top that’s just longer than the base. 

 A waterfall countertop is the opposite of this aesthetic. Instead of having a top with that edge overhang, it drops off vertically on all sides, creating a waterfall effect. The look is more continual than a traditional countertop, and flows more naturally than other countertop might. It’s a full look top to bottom that’s as simple as it is beautiful.

Why Get a Waterfall Countertop?

So you know what a waterfall countertop is. Maybe you’re already sold, or need more convincing that this is the countertop for you.


It Adds Glamour

If you think there’s not a lot you can change about your kitchen without making plans for an enormous renovation you’re not ready for, enter the waterfall countertop. The waterfall countertop makes your kitchen look sophisticated and contemporary. Using it as a focal point, particularly on a kitchen island, shows off the elegance of your newly updated kitchen. This is a fairly simple renovation that will work wonders in your kitchen.


You Can Use Your Material of Choice

Waterfall countertops are workable with many different material types. You can make a statement with granite, marble, quartz, and even stainless steel. Wooden waterfall countertops are a beautiful and natural-looking addition to any kitchen. Consider traffic around the the sides of your waterfall countertop as well and what will look good and handle the wear and tear of traffic in and out of the kitchen.  Regardless, whatever material is your favorite can likely be used as a waterfall countertop.


Use Them in Your Bathroom

While they’re popular in kitchens, waterfall countertops don’t have to remain in just the kitchen. They can make your bathroom look fresh and new as well. Especially if your bathroom is steamy, choose a natural stone for your material because they’re waterproof. Running down the sides of your vanities can connect the waterfall countertop to the flooring or the walls of your bathroom, creating a beautiful modern look made just for you.


They Can Hide Appliances

You can make a waterfall countertop to be built over your appliances you’re trying to keep out of sight. For example, you can have the countertop laid over a dishwasher or even an oven. That way, you can get a much more sleek look in your kitchen, because it’s not being cluttered up with things you’d rather keep hidden. You can also build shelves and storage into the underside of your countertop.


They’re Easy to Clean

Waterfall countertops typically have minimal grout, keeping them, very easy to clean. They also add countertop space to your kitchen that you might not have had before.


At Reico Kitchen & Bath, not only can we get you the most beautiful waterfall countertop out there, we can work all sorts of other magic on your kitchen. Let our experts guide you in what’s going to make your kitchen renovation the best experience you could imagine. No matter what it is you’re looking to create, our expert design team can take your dreams and turn them into reality. Contact us today to see what you can do for your kitchen or bathroom.


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