Unique and modern kitchen countertops can completely transform the way you perceive your kitchen.
What choices do you actually have to choose from?
In this post, we’ll be looking at 20 of the most popular modern kitchen countertops currently available.
1 – THICK STONE SLAB COUNTERTOPS
Large and thick stone slab countertops are popular now thanks to their durable and interesting look.
Although expensive, thick kitchen countertops look wonderfully unique.
Though they are uncommon to see in anything but the most modern houses with modern kitchen layout designs.
2 – CONTRASTING MODERN KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS
When thinking of colours, creating a contrasting design with the help of two different colours is a great way to separate the countertops on your kitchen island and the ones in your main kitchen.
3 – BUTCHER BLOCK COUNTERTOPS
If you want a classic wooden look that is durable, look no further than butcher block countertops.
These layered and patterned wooden tops look fantastic in any kitchen and introduce a unique colour palette to the mix.
4 – CURVED COUNTERTOPS
Curved countertops aren’t common but can be used to great effect on a kitchen island to create a unique shape.
5 – SEAMLESS KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS
Seamless countertops are fantastic for creating a smooth look throughout your kitchen but they can be rather expensive.
6 – PATTERN COUNTERTOPS
Patterned countertops are fun to play around with.
There are many unique designs and patterns so it’s a good idea to take a look at what’s available and how it can merge with your current kitchen design.
7 – CONCRETE KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS
Concrete is a sturdy and thick material to use if you’re looking for something distinct and interesting.
They can be polished to retain their shine and it’s a great investment.
8 – METAL KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS
Metal might not be the most common material for kitchen countertops, but it does add a peculiar style and feel to your kitchen that other materials can never achieve.
9 – OAK SLAB COUNTERTOPS
Want the ultimate rustic look?
Then look no further than oak slab countertops.
These are incredibly versatile though they do take a bit of work to fit into the rest of your kitchen design.
10 – TWO TONE COUNTERTOPS
Two-tone countertops are great for creating contrasting or complimentary modern kitchen countertops that stand out from the rest of the kitchen.
The material isn’t as important with a two-tone design, but it’s a good idea to read up some colour theory or look for inspiration if you plan to make use of colours.
11 – GLASS COUNTERTOPS
Glass is an amazing countertop surface that adds a unique reflective quality and allows you to see into the material beneath it.
Glass countertops can also be installed over customised lighting and other unique designs to create a beautiful and distinct design.
12 – MARBLE COUNTERTOPS
Marble is a beautiful material that naturally contains a unique and distinct pattern.
It does take quite a lot of care to help keep it looking fantastic, but that’s part of the charm of a marble countertop.
13 – THICK LIP COUNTERTOPS
Thick-lip countertops aren’t the most popular choice, but they do give your kitchen a modern aesthetic that is hard to achieve with traditionally sized and shaped countertops.
14 – COLOURED MARBLE COUNTERTOPS
Why just stay at marble?
Why not got the extra mile and get coloured marble countertops that you can contrast or compliment?
15 – NATURAL WOOD COUNTERTOPS
If you want an eco-friendly solution then natural wooden countertops are a great choice that will fit almost any kitchen design.
They require some maintenance especially as they get old and they’re susceptible to water damage if they’re not consistently treated.
16 – BLACK GRANITE COUNTERTOPS
Black granite is dark, sleek, looks fantastic and is very affordable.
They do require a bit of maintenance like other granite countertops but they are unique and can create an attractive look in any kitchen.
17 – ZINC COUNTERTOPS
Zinc could fall under metal, but it deserves its own category.
As zinc countertops age, they develop a patina which is popular among homeowners.
It reacts to everything and blends with it, creating a unique and reactive countertop that evolves with your home.
18 – COPPER COUNTERTOPS
Copper countertops aren’t cheap and they can be scratched and dented. But they do look surprisingly unique and naturally resist bacteria.
19 – CAESARSTONE COUNTERTOPS
Caesarstone is incredibly durable and can resist stains, scratches and cracks.
It’s convenient that they do not require sealing and they’re very easy to maintain.
20 – SILESTONE COUNTERTOPS
Much like Caesarstone, Silestone is quartz meaning it does not require much maintenance.
They’re non-porous so they can resist all kinds of spills and stains and have a wonderful aesthetic.
That wraps up our list of the top 20 modern kitchen countertops we think you should be aware of.
Let us know what your favourite is or anything we’ve missed.