As a custom home builder one of our goals is to deliver just that – a custom home. Nonetheless, trends heavily influence the various features of our homes. One such trend is know as “waterfall” countertops. Below you will find a picture of one such countertop:
While we love this look, we have heard mixed opinions about this style. And although this look will not compliment every home, it certainly makes a statement in the right setting. Let’s take a look at some of the Pros and Cons of this trendy style.
- The sides of your cabinet are more resilient and require minimal upkeep. Scratches commonly occur on wood cabinetry, where as a quartz or marble “waterfall” does not scratch easily.
- The look will grab the attention of your guests. It is a trend, yet it is still obscure enough to impress friends, family and neighbors alike. The whole area will appear well-framed and sleek by this selection.
- The style is supportive of modern flare, but can also tie into more rustic interiors. Additionally, your interior designer will be able to help you determine if a piece like this will work in your space.
- The more material used, the more expensive the project becomes. As you may have guessed, this style brings a higher cost. It can cost over twice the amount for standard countertops on larger jobs.
- Additionally, having outlets becomes more difficult when the surface is a thicker – not to mention in stone. Adding this feature will not cost more on the electrical side, but there might be a fee for cutting the stone. The appearance of an outlet on the vertical slab can be undesirable if the slab and outlet cover have conflicting colors. A basic white cover usually will not cause a problem, but it is certainly something to plan out beforehand.
Ultimately, it really doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks about the style. Since it is your home, and you should let your style show. Rustic, modern, contemporary, eclectic; whatever it may be, it is beautiful because it is yours. One of the most amazing parts of building custom homes is how the same design element can turn out completely unique in each home.