30 Waterfall Kitchen Countertops With Pros And Cons

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A waterfall countertop is a countertop that heads toward the floor and continues down the side of the cabinet, island, or seating area. By doing that it creates a continuous flow and links the floor to the cabinetry in a fluid and natural manner. The impact that a waterfall countertop has on a kitchen is really big and your kitchen looks more refined and chic. This trend is really strong now, so it’s time to discuss these countertops and decide whether we need them for our kitchens or not.

What Materials Can Waterfall Countertops Be Made Of?

More often you will see stone, granite, or quartz but you may also design a concrete, wood, butcherblock and many other countertops if you want, it all depends on the kitchen cabinets or island and the effect you want to achieve.

a beautiful all-white kitchen with a large kitchen island and a waterfall countertop, chic black pendant lamps and wooden stools

a beautiful all-white kitchen with a large kitchen island and a waterfall countertop, chic black pendant lamps and wooden stools

a beautiful emerald and white kitchen with a white tile backsplash and a gorgeous white stone waterfall countertop plus chic pendant lamps

a beautiful emerald and white kitchen with a white tile backsplash and a gorgeous white stone waterfall countertop plus chic pendant lamps

a black kitchen with a matching kitchen island and a raised live edge wooden waterfall countertop to create a contrasting look

a black kitchen with a matching kitchen island and a raised live edge wooden waterfall countertop to create a contrasting look

a blonde wood kitchen with a large kitchen island and a black stoen waterfall countertop plus black stools and lamps

a blonde wood kitchen with a large kitchen island and a black stoen waterfall countertop plus black stools and lamps

a blue kitchen with a black marble backsplash and a waterfall countertop plus touches of gold for a chic look

a blue kitchen with a black marble backsplash and a waterfall countertop plus touches of gold for a chic look

a chic blue farmhouse kitchen with white stone countertops and a matching kitchen island with a waterfall countertop is very cool

a chic blue farmhouse kitchen with white stone countertops and a matching kitchen island with a waterfall countertop is very cool

a chic two tone kitchen in black and white, with a large kitchen island that features an additional wooden waterfall countertop for eating

a chic two tone kitchen in black and white, with a large kitchen island that features an additional wooden waterfall countertop for eating

Pros of Waterfall Kitchen Countertops

Waterfall kitchen countertops are showstoppers, they instantly make your kitchen unique, give it personality and an impressive look. Besides, the stone on the side of the cabinets also acts as a protective barrier, shielding the cabinets from normal wear-and-tear.

The waterfall design is incredibly versatile, you can find a solution for any kitchen and a countertop of any material. A sleek white stone countertop will be great for a contemporary or minimalist kitchen, a marble slab countertop will add a refined touch to your luxurious space, a butcherblock waterfall countertop is perfect for a rustic kitchen. Besides, even inside each type of material there are tons of options, for example, a marble waterfall countertop can have several colors and different veining, a wooden countertop can feature a living edge or not, a butcherblock countertop can have different shades of staining and so on, and the material of the island itself makes this look evne more unique, for instance, you may go for a wood or tile clad kitchen island. A waterfall countertop is a long-lasting trend and will always present your personal style.

Durability is an important feature for a kitchen as it’s a functional space for peeling, cooking, cleaning, and waterfall countertops are very durable, especially when made of quartz — which is versatile and resistant to damage.

A waterfall countertop is rather easy to maintain. For example, a quartz waterfall countertop can last for years without any maintenance or showing any signs of wear. It’s also worth mentioning that a waterfall countertop is simpler to clean compared to traditional countertops.

Waterfall countertops provide a lot more space. In fact, you can design with storage in mind, creating space to hide away unused appliances and utensils while allowing enough space to slide stools under it.

a chic two tone kitchen with white stone countertops including a waterfall one plus open shelves and cabinets

a chic two tone kitchen with white stone countertops including a waterfall one plus open shelves and cabinets

a chic white kitchen with white stone countertops and a backsplash and a waterfall coutnertop on the kitchen island

a chic white kitchen with white stone countertops and a backsplash and a waterfall coutnertop on the kitchen island

a dark green kitchen in modern farmhouse style, with a beautiful tan stone waterfall countertop that adds chic to the space

a dark green kitchen in modern farmhouse style, with a beautiful tan stone waterfall countertop that adds chic to the space

a gorgeous navy and white kitchen with a white stone waterfall countertop and pendant lamps plus wooden stools

a gorgeous navy and white kitchen with a white stone waterfall countertop and pendant lamps plus wooden stools

a large black and stained kitchen with a white subway tile backsplash and a kitchen island with a black waterfall countertop that inspires

a large black and stained kitchen with a white subway tile backsplash and a kitchen island with a black waterfall countertop that inspires

a minimalist grey kitchen with a matching kitchen island and an additional raised waterfall countertop of white stone for chic

a minimalist grey kitchen with a matching kitchen island and an additional raised waterfall countertop of white stone for chic

a navy farmhouse kitchen with white countertops, a stained kitchen island with a grey stone waterfall countertop is cozy

a navy farmhouse kitchen with white countertops, a stained kitchen island with a grey stone waterfall countertop is cozy

a refined contemporary kitchen in white with a large kitchen island and a grey stone waterfall countertop for more elegance

a refined contemporary kitchen in white with a large kitchen island and a grey stone waterfall countertop for more elegance

Cons of Waterfall Kitchen Countertops

Because of the craftsmanship required to match and fit waterfall countertops, they tend to cost more than standard kitchen counters. There is little room for error, especially when it comes to matching the veins along the connection. The counter material that runs along the side will require extra support to stay in place, thus adding to the cost of materials. Simply put, this is not a good fit for budget kitchen remodels.

If you want an outlet on the side of the cabinets, it will be difficult to install with a waterfall edge. The outlet may also take away from the effect of the waterfall. Think about the function of the kitchen first. Then you can decide if this design element is the right fit for your needs.

Stools can only be stashed directly underneath the kitchen island, which means you cannot add more seats along the sides.

a refined navy kitchen with grey stone countertops including a waterfall one and a backsplash is very stylish

a refined navy kitchen with grey stone countertops including a waterfall one and a backsplash is very stylish

a neutral white kitchen design

a neutral white kitchen design

a serene and airy white kitchen with a built-in kitchen island and a waterfall white stone countertop for more chic

a serene and airy white kitchen with a built-in kitchen island and a waterfall white stone countertop for more chic

a slate grey kitchen with white coutnertops and a waterfall countertop on the kitchen island plus wooden stools and pendant lamps

a slate grey kitchen with white coutnertops and a waterfall countertop on the kitchen island plus wooden stools and pendant lamps

a small black kitchen with open shelves, a creative kitchen island with a waterfall countertop and green tiles

a small black kitchen with open shelves, a creative kitchen island with a waterfall countertop and green tiles

a sophisticated black kitchen with a white stone backsplash and countertops plus black lamps and stools is wow

a sophisticated black kitchen with a white stone backsplash and countertops plus black lamps and stools is wow

a stylish kitchen with dark stained cabinets and a kitchen island plus a lovely white stone waterfall countertop that adds chic

a stylish kitchen with dark stained cabinets and a kitchen island plus a lovely white stone waterfall countertop that adds chic

a stylish minimalist kitchen with pretty cabinets and a large kitchen island with a concrete waterfall countertop and brass fixtures

a stylish minimalist kitchen with pretty cabinets and a large kitchen island with a concrete waterfall countertop and brass fixtures

a vintage green kitchen with a kitchen island with a white stone countertop and wood cladding it plus elegant pendant lamps

a vintage green kitchen with a kitchen island with a white stone countertop and wood cladding it plus elegant pendant lamps

a white and navy kitchen with a navy kitchen island and a white stone waterfall countertop plus leather stools is pure chic

a white and navy kitchen with a navy kitchen island and a white stone waterfall countertop plus leather stools is pure chic

a white kitchen with a black tile backsplash and a kitchen island with a jaw-dropping waterfall countertop plus black pendant lamps

a white kitchen with a black tile backsplash and a kitchen island with a jaw-dropping waterfall countertop plus black pendant lamps

a white minimalist kitchen with a contrasting black kitchen island and a waterfall soapstone countertop is a chic idea

a white minimalist kitchen with a contrasting black kitchen island and a waterfall soapstone countertop is a chic idea

an amazing black kitchen with concrete countertops and a kitchen island with a concrete waterfall countertop and chic retro lamps

an amazing black kitchen with concrete countertops and a kitchen island with a concrete waterfall countertop and chic retro lamps

an elegant minimalist kitchen with white cabinetry, a grey stone backsplash and a waterfall countertop

an elegant minimalist kitchen with white cabinetry, a grey stone backsplash and a waterfall countertop

an elegant white kitchen with a grey tile backsplash and a kitchen island with a waterfall countertop as a breakfast bar

an elegant white kitchen with a grey tile backsplash and a kitchen island with a waterfall countertop as a breakfast bar