If you’ve watched any home improvement shows over the last couple years, you’ve probably seen the waterfall countertop. This gorgeous design style takes the same material used on the surface of the counter and elegantly drapes it over the side to the floor. It can be a great way to add spice to your space without being too overwhelming. Here are four things you need to know about waterfall countertops.
1. Nearly Any Material Can Be a Waterfall Style
The first question many people have about waterfall countertops is if their chosen material can be used. The answer is almost always yes. Quartz countertops seem to do really well, as it is much easier to match veining on the second piece going to the floor. Granite, wood, and concrete aren’t as easily done, but aren’t totally impossible.
2. They’re Ideal for Modern and Contemporary Spaces
It’s also important to know that waterfall countertops don’t match every kitchen decor style. They seem to look a little more native in spaces that lean toward modern and contemporary versus traditional or rustic. Talk with your kitchen design team about your choice in cabinetry and fixtures before deciding on this type of countertop.
3. Waterfall Countertops Are Very Heavy
Another consideration is that waterfall countertops have a lot more weight than standard styles. This is obviously due to the additional amount of material. If your cabinets are older or aren’t as sturdy, this can create a problem
4. Expect a Higher Cost for Waterfall Countertops
Probably the most important consideration when planning for waterfall countertops is cost. The additional material and added labor adds up quickly and can easily exceed your budget. That’s why it is important to discuss your plans with your Colorado Springs home remodeling team before deciding to add them to your kitchen renovation.
One of the hottest kitchen design trends for your Colorado Springs home is waterfall countertops. If you’re looking to add this style to your home, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable contractor.
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