Kitchen Counter Design Ideas

Kitchen counters are the work surfaces used for food prep, dining and cleanup. They can also be a focal point in your kitchen, especially when combined with backsplashes. Popular kitchen counter surfaces include granite, quartz, solid surface (e.g., Corian), laminate, soapstone, butcher block and stainless steel. New counter surface materials include PaperStone, wood, copper, glass, concrete and products made from recycled materials.

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  • Countertops and the backsplash behind the stove are Cambria Quartz ”Windemere” with a waterfall edge.
    Countertops and the backsplash behind the stove are Cambria Quartz ”Windemere” with a waterfall edge.
  • White Cambria quartz was used for this kitchen island, which includes a farmhouse style sink.
    White Cambria quartz was used for this kitchen island, which includes a farmhouse style sink.
  • Granite countertop with a beveled edge and tumbled marble backsplash complement the white painted cabinetry.
    Granite countertop with a beveled edge and tumbled marble backsplash complement the white painted cabinetry.
  • Backsplash tiles are tumbled travertine with glass mosaic accents. New hardware updates the existing cabinetry.
    Backsplash tiles are tumbled travertine with glass mosaic accents. New hardware updates the existing cabinetry.
  • The large tiered island has a soapstone countertop and custom tile backsplash. The island has areas for food prep as well as buffet service or additional seating. The deep granite composite sink is easy to maintain and functions well for washing vegetables, cleaning dishes and oversize pots and pans.
    The large tiered island has a soapstone countertop and custom tile backsplash. The island has areas for food prep as well as buffet service or additional seating. The deep granite composite sink is easy to maintain and functions well for washing vegetables, cleaning dishes and oversize pots and pans.
  • Laminate counter surfacing from Wilsonart in a granite pattern with a beveled edge was used for this kitchen remodel.
    Laminate counter surfacing from Wilsonart in a granite pattern with a beveled edge was used for this kitchen remodel.
  • The laminate product used for the counters in this kitchen is “Creama Mascarello,” with a “Radiance” finish and a crescent edge from Formica.
    The laminate product used for the counters in this kitchen is “Creama Mascarello,” with a “Radiance” finish and a crescent edge from Formica.
  • The granite countertop and tumble marble backsplash complement the wood stained cabinets.
    The granite countertop and tumble marble backsplash complement the wood stained cabinets.
  • Black quartz counters with waterfall edging from Cambria complement the white painted cabinets and stainless steel sink.
    Black quartz counters with waterfall edging from Cambria complement the white painted cabinets and stainless steel sink.
  • Granite tiles were used as an accent strip to tie the new backsplash into the granite kitchen counters.
    Granite tiles were used as an accent strip to tie the new backsplash into the granite kitchen counters.
  • Deep colors and a clean, modern feel with custom built-in cabinetry, and a stainless steel commercial range and hood make this kitchen an ideal space for the culinary enthusiast.
    Deep colors and a clean, modern feel with custom built-in cabinetry, and a stainless steel commercial range and hood make this kitchen an ideal space for the culinary enthusiast.
  • The granite surfaces in this kitchen on the island and counters provide ample work space for the cook. The combination of painted and stained cabinetry accentuates the colors of the granite countertops and tile backsplash. Shelving at the end of the island creates space to store cookbooks and display pottery.
    The granite surfaces in this kitchen on the island and counters provide ample work space for the cook. The combination of painted and stained cabinetry accentuates the colors of the granite countertops and tile backsplash. Shelving at the end of the island creates space to store cookbooks and display pottery.
  • This kitchen combines the functionality of commercial appliances with the warmth of stained cherry cabinets and pre-finished oak hardwood floors.
    This kitchen combines the functionality of commercial appliances with the warmth of stained cherry cabinets and pre-finished oak hardwood floors.
  • The curved island countertop maximizes the food prep area. A new stainless steel sink with brushed nickel faucet and new cabinetry hardware also help update the kitchen.
    The curved island countertop maximizes the food prep area. A new stainless steel sink with brushed nickel faucet and new cabinetry hardware also help update the kitchen.
  • The kitchen was designed with the home cook in mind. The GE Monogram gas range includes a grill and reversible burner grates for Wok cooking. The island provides plenty of surface food prep area as well as seating for two or three. A deep Blanco granite double sink makes cleanup of large bowls, dishes and cooking sheets a breeze.
    The kitchen was designed with the home cook in mind. The GE Monogram gas range includes a grill and reversible burner grates for Wok cooking. The island provides plenty of surface food prep area as well as seating for two or three. A deep Blanco granite double sink makes cleanup of large bowls, dishes and cooking sheets a breeze.
  • Bar with granite countertop and storage shelf .
    Bar with granite countertop and storage shelf .