40 Stylish Kitchen Countertop Ideas You'll Love

40 Stylish Kitchen Countertop Ideas You'll Love

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These days, designers have gone path past Carrara and Calacatta marble — they'll utilize pretty much anything for kitchen and island ledges. With alternatives like limestone, zinc, solid, wood and tile (just to give some examples), these completing layers supplement whatever is left of the space.

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Blizzard Caesarstone

Faced with a 500-square-foot open kitchen, Raili Clasen ran with an island that could rival its size. A Caesarstone ledge in Blizzard best the 14-foot-long station, and also a Rohl eatery style sprayer fixture. "It grapples the floor design," Clasen says. "Anything littler would have been gobbled up by the vastness."

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Thick Ledge

A thick Caesarstone counter in Raw Concrete decks out our 2017 Kitchen of the Year. By the sink, San Francisco designer Jon de la Cruz expanded the section up the divider to the window, making a smaller than usual rack for cleanser or wipes.

Lulu Powers Outdoor Kitchen

Lacquered Copper

"I've needed a copper bar for a considerable length of time, however I stressed it would get green," says engaging master Lulu Powers of her outdoor kitchen. This gathering center won't lose its sheen at any point in the near future however on account of a defensive layer of lacquer.

Mirrored Cabinets

Imperial White Granite

A little kitchen in a Brooklyn townhouse makes the best of a little space by including antiqued reflected glass up best and rock ledges and backsplash beneath. This Imperial White example comes kindness of E. Stone.

Wendy Owen Outdoor Kitchen

Oak Slab

Wendy Owens looked to nature to embellish her Sonoma cook space

Richard Anuszkiewicz Kitchen

Sealed Wood

Crafted from walnut, imbuia and anigre, a formal kitchen's almost 11-foot-long island was roused by English collectibles. While it brings out a stately legacy, the custom piece has kid-verification solidness. "The wood is fixed with an acrylic complete, so it opposes spills, scratches, stains, warm — nearly anything," says designer Richard Anuszkiewicz.

Bailey McCarthy Black Kitchen

Trendy Brass

Metallic inflections aren't vanishing at any point in the near future. In an enthusiastic Texas house, a sparkling metal counter matches the equipment on the icebox panels.

Small Kitchen by Kim Lewis

Green Silestone

Designer Kim Lewis broadened this bit of a kitchen by impersonating the totally open outdoors. Alongside sky-blue cupboards and cloud-white dividers, there's likewise a Silestone counter in Olivia. "It's a profound backwoods green that performs like a nonpartisan — it can run with anything," she says.

Tammy Conor White Kitchen

Butcher Block

Marble doesn't precisely read "easygoing," so the draftsman and homeowner ran with butcher square for a casual shoreline house. Combined with pale oak floors and board cabinetry, the room's currently a photo of warmth and informality.

Jim Dove Black Kitchen Cabinets

Calacatta Nuvo

Caesarstone Calacatta Nuvo counters impersonate the look of marble yet are extreme wearing and low-upkeep. At a stout 2½ inches thick, "they stand their ground with the span of the island," says designer Jim Dove of this smooth dark kitchen.

Feminine and Masculine

Suede Finish

Inspired by the blue-dim veining on the Silestone ledges (Nebula Code in Helix with softened cowhide complete), designer Matthew Quinn picked coordinating tram tile and afterward warmed up the cool hues with metal trim in this Kips Bay Decorators Show House kitchen.

Disappearing Cabinets

Glass Top

Designer Eldon Wong topped a couple of engineers' drafting tables with glass to fill in as the kitchen island, and the nearby Carrara marble top helps him to remember a sweet shop.

Aspen Kitchen

Modern Wood

This bright Aspen kitchen, designed by Ann Wolf, grandstands a mix of wood tones. The island ledge is iroko wood, with outstanding ledges in a stone called Verde Eucalyptus.

Marble and Wood Island

Mixed Materials

Carole Lalli, former editorial manager in head of Food and Wine magazine, designed this butcher-piece and-marble island in her Connecticut kitchen. "The extremely expansive island is on the grounds that my girls cook with me when they visit, and my better half is America's best prepare cook."

Vintage Meets Modern

Hassle-Free Zinc

With present day luxuries and vintage touches, simple zinc ledges suit an easygoing kitchen by Ruthie Sommers.


Iron Edge

In an Atlanta house enlivened by Robert Brown, the match of kitchen islands are finished with Imperial Gray marble and edged in a band of bolted press.

Brass Details

Stain-Free Silestone

Touches of metal complement a New Jersey kitchen designed by Caitlin Wilson. The Silestone ledges in Lagoon have the look of marble however are impenetrable to stains.


Gray Palette

In the kitchen of a Long Island shoreline house finished by Rob Southern, the dim veining in the quartzite on the island supplements the shade of the Caesarstone ledges.

Gorgeous Gray

Classic Mahogany

"The mahogany-topped island can undoubtedly fit 12 stools," says Parrish Chilcoat, who designed this manly Southern California home with Joe Lucas.


Dramatic Marble

In an Alabama apartment embellished by Doug Davis and Hannon Kirk Doody, a whole mass of the kitchen is clad in Calacatta Gold marble tiles from Kenny and Company and laid in a chevron design for additional dramatization. Basic sections of a similar marble cover the ledges and island.

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Long-Lasting Materials

Designer SuzAnn Kletzien changed this Chicago kitchen, differentiating the Absolute Black rock with a leathered complete of pale wood on the island. Dark cupboards are finished with a Silestone counter in unpretentiously veined Pulsar. "The spouse is an incredible cook, and she needed each surface to be sturdy," says Kletzien.

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Weathered Barnwood

Located in San Francisco, this Victorian home has a lot of appeal. "I picked marble ledges since I thought it was more loyal to the Victorians and just took the mentality that the more it recolors, the better it looks," says designer Antonio Martins. An island made of weathered barnwood, with an implicit Carrara marble cutting board, includes warmth and texture.

Nautical Kitchen

Nautical Finish

Designer Gary McBournie slathered this current kitchen's wood ledges in a few layers of polyurethane. "I needed it to take after the cookroom on a watercraft," he clarifies.

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Raw Wood

Since you can look directly into the kitchen from the front entryway of this 1909 Beaux Arts townhouse, it needed to satisfy its surroundings."An island can resemble a solid square unless you accomplish a remark it fascinating," designer Christopher Peacock says. He found a dazzling piece of English wych elm at Grothouse Lumber and utilized it to grapple the seating zone, keeping the live edge as an indication of the garden outside. A touch of remaining wood was transformed into six cabinet fronts, flanking the range.

Farmhouse Kitchen

Local Stone

Simple Shaker-style kitchen cupboards in a rich shading are set off by dull counters made of Vermont soapstone, "a living material that will age and stain throughout the years, and that is a piece of its excellence," says designer Ramsay Gourd of this Vermont farmhouse.

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Marmara Marble

"There's something alleviating about dim," says designer Angie Hranowsky of this Indianapolis kitchen. "It's impartial yet not dull, and I'm so tired of white kitchens." No big surprise she was eager to discover the Marmara marble, vein-slice to flaunt the striations that resemble stripes. "It feels more present day than the typical Carrara, but at the same time it's work of art, which is precisely the inclination I needed — spotless and crisp, however customary at the same time."

Gray Kitchen

Matching Backsplash

Designing a completely current kitchen was an appreciated test for California designer Tyler Pankratz. Caesarstone's sharpened Pebble surface does twofold obligation as ledge and backsplash, making a consistent quality and limiting difference in this little footprint.

Black Granite

Black Granite

Jeff Lincoln and Hillary Thomas designed a contemporary kitchen in a Georgetown townhouse by utilizing Absolute Black stone ledges for a contemporary look.

Gold Marble

Gold Marble

To adjust the oak cupboards in his Los Angeles kitchen, designer William Hefner topped the counters and confined the range region with a warm Calacatta gold marble, for a style that is still soft.


Stained Oak

Stained oak ledges "ground the white in the kitchen," designer Lynn Morgan says of her Savannah push house, and influence the painted checkerboard to floor feel "somewhat less sweet."


Polished Concrete

In the kitchen of a Shelter Island shoreline house designed by Suzanne Shaker, the ledges are pre-thrown cleaned concrete, unstained — like the cypress dividers — so they'll pick up patina over time.


Honed Granite

In the kitchen of a Nantucket shoreline house designed by Frank Roop, the ledges are fly fog rock, sharpened to imitate soapstone — yet it holds up better.


Cedar Limestone

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