When it comes to the kitchen, be it big or small, one of the highlights will always be the countertop. It’s a valuable space that often gets noticed first, hence the need for people to maximize and get the best out of that space.
In this blog post, we’ll be looking at ten unique kitchen countertop ideas we’ve gathered from many sources that people have to try if they want to elevate their kitchen space.
The first on this list is a rustic and antiquated material that not everyone likes but should be given a chance. The oak slab brings out more character to mountain-inspired, Tuscan-style, or farmhouse-themed kitchens when done right.
However, you have to make sure that the oak slab is thoroughly dried and finished with an oil or commercial grade finish to minimize stain and scratches.
Another eccentric take on the countertop but a complete 180 from the oak slab is the option of glossy tiles. They’re striking, glistening, and give off that unique blend between retro and futuristic. If you plan on using polished tiles, you have to pick the right colors that bring out the right elements to the kitchen.
When people say marble, the first thing that comes to their mind when picturing it is that it’s a blend of black, white, and gray, which is not necessarily bad, but sometimes taking the leap and looking for something unique is what sets your kitchen apart from others. Pink, Purple, or Dark Blue marbles add quite a luxurious contrast to more plain neutral-colored kitchens like white or beige.
Milestones are excellent materials that are primarily made of quartz which are relatively durable. It’s scratch-resistant and HIGHLY resistant to denting and staining. These are great options for people who don’t want marble or granite since they’re so dense and not porous.
Milestones usually come in gray, black, brown, cream, yellow gold, and our favorite, the light green ones.
Common? Sure. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a great material to work with. There’s a reason why stainless steel has been popular for many restaurants and even houses for professional chefs. They’re super easy to clean, resistant to many stains and acids, and they’re relatively hard to dent unless you want to dent them.
Marble and Iron
The combination of a relatively common material in the kitchen edged with iron is an excellent unique take that doesn’t distance itself from what makes marble so great but still adds a bit of masculine character.
Granite and Wood
There seems to be a trend in mixing materials in the modern-day design of the kitchen and we hope it stays for good. Mixing materials adds a lot of contrast, and a perfect example of this is a combination of black granite and pale wood finished with either oil or commercial finish.
Laminated countertops may not be one of the premier choices of many people, but for its price, convenience, and versatility, it’s definitely worth at least a look. Laminates are formed from a thin layer of plastic laminate that’s bonded to either particleboard or something similar. Because it’s synthetic, there are hundreds if not thousands of colors and styles available.
Soapstone isn’t as well known as granite, marble, and even milestones, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t suitable materials for countertops. It has a warm and milky look that complements a lot of neutral colors without standing out. Overall, soapstone is not as versatile as its competitors since it only comes in varying tones of white and gray. If you’re okay with those kinds of styles, then it’s perfectly fine.
Of course, we can’t leave out one of the latest and greatest artificial countertop materials in the modern day. Aside from its aesthetic look, quartz also has antibacterial agents added to them during the manufacturing stage. Quartz is made by pulverizing waste rock and bonded together by resin.
There are many varied approaches to designing a kitchen countertop space that there’s really no telling what the best is. If you feel like it’s something that’s going to work for you and your kitchen, then it’s at least worth a shot.