Kitchen Design: 8 Ways with Waterfall Counters
Waterfall counters (also known as risers) have been popping up in kitchens all over the place, and I for one couldn't be happier with the trend. When extended to the floor, almost any countertop material instantly looks more modern and sleek. Take some tips from these rooms and keep the style in mind for your next kitchen or bathroom update.
Waterfall counters needn't be relegated to strictly modern spaces. The mix of contemporary and traditional elements in this kitchen work together fluidly to give the room a timeless appeal.
The uniform shape between top and sides echoes that of the iconic parsons table.
Onyx slabs make an even more dramatic statement when extended to the floor.
An overhang becomes a tabletop for bar seating on this kitchen island.
Maybe it's the klutz in me, but I like that it isn't quite as easy to bang your hip into a waterfall counter as one where the edge juts out on its own. Fewer bruises is always a good thing in my book.
A waterfall can be helpful in covering cabinetry from splashes in areas like the bathroom.
Cover just part of a kitchen island's side to get the look and make room for extra storage at the same time.
Ideabook updated on Dec. 2, 2010.
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