June 27. 2017
It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of June. Which also means we’ve been in our new home for a month. You guys. The boxes that still need to be unpacked is a little ridiculous. The biggest focus area (besides painting) has been our kitchen. I started doing a little research, aka Pinterest browsing, to find the best option and design for our kitchen countertops. At first we were going to wait, but if we can find a gorgeous and budget friendly solution, new counters just might happen sooner rather than later. The materials you can use for countertops have come so far and it’s amazing what you can use. Here are my top 5 kitchen countertops I keep going back to time and time again as I design our kitchen.
I have to start with my Central Florida gal, Amalie. She recently did an entire kitchen renovation that she waited a few years to do. Let me tell you, it was worth the wait for her dream to become a reality. She’s a full time photographer with amazing talent but I’m starting to think she should dabble a little bit in interior design on the side. Amalie used a Brazilian quartz that mimics an Italian marble for her countertops. But what I’m really gushing over is the quartz waterfall edge. It creates such a beautiful statement piece in her kitchen.
Next up we have wooden countertops. I’m obsessed! Sarah has me thinking this just might be the route we go with for our kitchen. And wait for it: these countertops came from Ikea. I can’t get over how rich and gorgeous they look in this space.
If we picked marble, it would have to be this gorgeous gray and white marble Rachel of Maison de Pax used in her kitchen. It’s stunning! It is designed perfectly to go with the white and gray cabinets for a clean look.
Ryan and I have discussed concrete countertops over and over again. If we decide to go with concrete for our kitchen, it will certainly be a DIY project. Lauren of Farmhouse for Four built her countertops and even let us in on a little secret: you can create the concrete color of your choosing. Mind blown!
Then there’s this option: using a combination of wood and marble countertops. This seems like the perfect design to bring a lot of character into a kitchen. The hardest part would be deciding where to use each material. Thank you Wit and Delight for this amazing design element!
Which countertop would you pick for your kitchen? They are all gorgeous which makes it even harder to choose. I would love to see your kitchen. Especially if you used one of these materials or have another type of countertop to add to my list.
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