In order to achieve standout kitchen countertops, consider trending materials, interesting shapes and textures, lighting and smart technology that can be built in.
As for materials, there is a back-to-basics trend in kitchen design; many countertops built with raw materials such as wood are making a comeback in both modern, classic and vintage style kitchens. Interestingly, this back-to-basics shift comes at a time when kitchens are opening-up to natural lighting, with large glass windows and folding glass door wall systems increasing in popularity. The result is an airier and refreshing space that opens the kitchen up to other parts of the home and its outside environment.
LED lighting has also made its way into countertops, with many manufacturers integrating them into the countertops in order to contribute various colors and hues to the kitchen. Smart technology such as touch screen displays, complete with phone apps, are also being integrated into kitchen countertops.