Contemporary kitchens feature a few aesthetic innovations such as the waterfall countertop. The kitchen is a place where the most time is spent, so it’s all about the look, and this is the perfect way to put a dramatic material on display.
A ‘waterfall island’ refers to a worktop over the island that flows over each side at a 90-degree angle, continuing down towards the floor, linking the floor design with the cabinetry in one dynamic sweep. Another name for this design is ‘a work surface wrapped island’. The name originates from how the worktop resembles flowing cascades of a powerful waterfall down the sides of the solid construction. The two end panels form the sides of the island creating a balanced look.
They have become a big trend in the past decade, especially popular in open-plan living spaces. This type of island-style blends the kitchen and dining areas making an elegant design statement. Not only do they offer a sleek touch to the hub of the home and visually open up the space, but they look like a beautiful piece of sculptural art.
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The waterfall edge can be implemented on one side of a peninsula too just like below in the project we created in Totteridge. The Calacatta Supreme Quartz with a strong vein was chosen for this Graphite concrete effect, mixed with Matt Taupe wall units. The edge of the peninsula links with the stone floor and is completely vein matched to the rest of the worktop and splashbacks. Just look at how those veins protrude.
The main purpose of the waterfall design is appearance usually crafted from beautiful, quality materials. Marble, Granite, Quartz and Travertine are all favourite materials for waterfall countertops.
Granite is one of the most popular and prestige materials for a kitchen worktop. Our Granite is available in over 200 colour options and you can pick out the slab used in your kitchen by visiting the warehouse.
Quartz worktops are our most popular choice and it is currently being used in many new kitchens. There are many trendy designs that go perfectly with your kitchen design, whether you are looking for a classic farmhouse look or contemporary modern.
The Monaco Carrara Quartz was chosen for part of the island in this Dark Real Concrete project in Benington. The beautiful stone flows down at a 90-degree angle creating a beautiful monochrome style that’s perfect for this modern home.
The waterfall design is practical and multi-purpose. This means that we can easily project the worktop outwards over the back of the island to create an overhang, this allows for space to slide stools underneath. By this simple design technique; the kitchen island is instantly transformed into a casual breakfast bar or dining area.
Islands are now becoming the social hub for many kitchens, they are not only for eating but used for other activities too such as dinner evenings, working, family gatherings or simply enjoying a delicious brewed coffee.
A lovely open-plan living space has been created by the Blax team in this property located in Hatfield. The waterfall island consists of a white quartz with sparkly flecks to create a glamorous finish to the space and a large overhang for the perfect sleek grey stools. A beautiful contrast has been created in this hub of the home with layered greys.