Waterfall Countertop Ideas We Love

Often seen on home improvement shows, waterfall countertops are gaining popularity as they offer a stunning look for nearly every style of home. The material used for the horizontal portion of the countertop continues down to the floor, wrapping the side of the cabinet. If you're considering the trend, here are 12 waterfall countertops to inspire you.

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Waterfall Countertops Add Detail

A waterfall countertop creates a focal point in your space as the countertop material continues from the top edge all the way to the floor. A waterfall countertop looks good in almost any home, from modern to farmhouse. Save big with a DIY granite countertop.

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Other Rooms

A waterfall countertop doesn’t have to be in the kitchen. This marble waterfall countertop encases a set of drawers. Consider using the trend in other areas of your home, such as on a bathroom vanity. Compare surfaces with this countertop buying guide.

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From Countertop to Backsplash

This design by The Citizen, a Southern California home retreat community, uses the waterfall countertop concept as a backsplash, as well. The unique design fits well in this nearly all-white kitchen.

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The Cost of a Waterfall Countertop

It should be obvious that a waterfall countertop will cost more than a traditional countertop. According to The Wiese Company, a design and build company, the look can cost more than double that of a traditional countertop. That’s because the “seam” where the edges meet can impact pricing. “Make sure you ask about the edge and get a look at the layout before you make a final decision,” the company states on its blog.

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Choice of Materials

Waterfall countertops don’t have to be granite or marble. This design is made from cement, giving the room a modern and minimalist feel. Here are 10 hot kitchen countertop trends to consider.

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Mix Light and Dark

This waterfall countertop is paired with dark cabinets. Go ahead and try mixing and matching—the light mixed with dark can create a dramatic look. These are the 12 home renovations you’re likely to regret later.

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Try Wood

This wood waterfall countertop has one-of-a-kind appeal. It makes a big statement in this office space. Follow these tips when installing traditional countertops.

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Go Bold

Make a statement! Waterfall countertops can be as subtle or as bold as you want. This countertop might not be your choice, but it certainly gives this kitchen a unique look. Learn how to remove stains from laminate countertops.

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All-Over Waterfall Countertop

This basement bar uses the waterfall countertop concept not only on the top and sides of the peninsula, but along the front as well. It gives the counter a fluid look that is complimented by the darker floors. Learn how to build a home bar.

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Show Off Your Style

The waterfall countertop gives you the opportunity to show off your style. The bold green color is the pop this kitchen needed. Here is the complete how-to guide for installing tile countertops.

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Simple, Yet Sophisticated

This oak waterfall countertop is paired with a deep blue cabinet underneath for a simple, yet sophisticated look. Learn why you should be careful using Magic Erasers on kitchen countertops.

Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.