Cutting-Edge Countertop Ideas for Your Modern American Kitchen
A quintessential modern kitchen may be sleek, sophisticated and simple, but if you look closely, you’ll realize that it takes a lot of work to turn simplicity into brilliance.
The modern American kitchen is the result of innovation and creativity—a product of meticulous craftsmanship that defines function and style. Thanks to an array of modern materials, we now have the power to make big changes with small accessories, focusing on more than just aesthetic beauty.
Countertops may seem like a relatively forgettable part of the equation, especially compared to a stunning stainless steel stove or high-end glass cabinetry. Depending on the materials, finish and color you chose, however, kitchen counters can dramatically transform your cooking space—and indeed, in some cases, even steal the show!
Here are a few ideas that exemplify what we mean.
Have a warm, wooden kitchen that could use a bit of oomph?
Consider adding a pop of color to your island countertop to complement the laid-back vibe of your backsplash tiles. Mix and match with similarly toned ceramics for a kitchen that comes to life with custom-colored countertops.
How about a playful shade of turquoise for a truly unique touch?
Homeowners may be skeptical of marble countertops because of their propensity for water-spotting. However, with a variety of new designs and colors, marble countertops are making a big comeback—prompting many to replace white marble with the more modern and sophisticated black.
For decades now, white kitchens have been the epitome of a modern, contemporary kitchen. If you’re interested in reinterpreting this look, consider going for an edgy black-and-white combination.
Better yet, why not experiment with two different materials?
Top off your dual-function island with classy white marble, and complement it with Caesarstone’s exquisite Raven quartz. It’s edgy, it’s simple and it’s modern all in one.
Few materials offer the kind of versatility and durability as cast concrete. If you’re interested in adding a decorative touch to your simple kitchen, try experimenting with color-customized concrete countertops for a bold and playful result.
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