3 Modern Kitchen Countertops with Waterfall Edges

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The blank sides of a kitchen island can often feel unfinished; a countertop with a waterfall edge acts as a capstone by creating a seamless transition from top to bottom. This unique look elevates the island from strictly functional to a sleek statement piece and insulates cabinetry from spills and scrapes in high-traffic spots. See how three homeowners used Sweeten, the free New York City–based renovation service that matches homeowners with general contractors, to incorporate this innovative and modern design into their kitchen renovations!

Caesarstone: Raw Concrete (photo courtesy of Sweeten)

With their general contractor’s recommendation, Joel and Eric chose Caesarstone in a Raw Concrete finish to complement the mix of warm wood and cool tones in their minimalist kitchen. This waterfall countertop provides plenty of prep space in the kitchen and doubles as bar space in the main living area, making it perfect for dinner parties.

Caesarstone: Blizzard White (photo courtesy of Sweeten)

Becky and Sarah set their sights on overhauling their outdated kitchen and worked with a fabulous general contractor to help them brighten up the space with a white-on-wood contrast. To give the kitchen island extra oomph, they chose custom, walnut paneling from Semihandmade and topped it off with a stark Caesarstone waterfall countertop in Blizzard White as a finishing touch. They loved it so much that they also redid the radiator covers and windowsill with white Caesarstone slabs!

Caesarstone: Concrete (photo courtesy of Sweeten)

After 9 years in her condo, Megha was ready for a refresh, so she linked up with a great general contractor through Sweeten to help integrate the kitchen and living room space. She chose a durable Caesarstone countertop in Concrete for the kitchen island that was molded and poured into slabs and installed with waterfall edges. While a gas pipe bisects the island, the contractor was able to seamlessly join two separate counter slabs, leaving a smooth and glossy surface that reflects the white and metallic finishes elsewhere in the room.


Sweeten is a free, easy way to find the best general contractor for your renovation and get personal support from start to finish. Follow our blog for renovation ideas and inspiration and when you’re ready to renovate, start your renovation.

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