1 in 4 Homeowners Combine Kitchen Countertop Materials

According to Houzz, 1 in 4 homeowners combine two or more kitchen countertop materials when renovating their kitchens. Custom wood countertops are often paired with marble, engineered quartz, quartzite, granite and metal countertops. A popular design choice is to include a wood countertop in a food preparation area while using a metal or stone countertop for perimeter countertops. Another design used often is to select a stone, like marble or quartz, for the kitchen island countertop and select a wood countertop for the seating area.

Design Inspiration for Mixing Kitchen Countertop Materials

Taking ques from some of the best designers in the industry, here is some design inspiration for mixing kitchen countertop materials.

Combining Zinc and White Oak Wood Kitchen Countertop Materials
Zinc and Zebrawood Kitchen Countertops

For this traditional chef kitchen with two kitchen islands, Venegas and Company, Boston chose a Zinc countertop for the seating area as well as a White Oak wood countertop for the food preparation work space. Photography by Michael J Lee.

Combining Persa Avorio Leathered Granite and Wenge Wood Kitchen Countertop Materials
Persa Avorio Leathered Granite and Wenge Kitchen Countertops

Persa Avorio Leathered Granite countertops were chosen for the perimeter countertops and kitchen island. Designer Kate Connolly of Homestead Kitchens then selected a Wenge butcher block for the kitchen island end. The butcher block creates a perfect food preparation work space and adds a layer of texture to the kitchen.

Combining Polished Marble and Zebrawood Kitchen Countertop Materials
Polished Marble and Zebrawood Kitchen Countertops

A kitchen designed by Karen Kassen, CMKBD, ASID, of Kitchens Unlimited features a Zebrawood Pastore™ Waterfall Countertop. Polished Marble countertops flank the perimeter of the kitchen.

Combining Quartzite Tempesta and Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Kitchen Countertop Materials
Quartzite Tempesta and Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Countertops

Alicia Saso, AKBD, of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio chose a Reclaimed Chestnut counter for a raised kitchen bar top. In addition, Quartzite Tempesta was selected for the kitchen island and perimeter countertops.

For more design inspiration, check out the Grothouse Image Library to see how other designers combine kitchen countertop materials.

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Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top designed by La Source

Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured kitchen includes a Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top designed by Lukejohn Dickson of La Source.

Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top designed by Lukejohn Dickson of La Source
Lukejohn Dickson of La Source

 

About the Designer: Building from his training at The Rhode Island School of Design, Dickson uses his progressive business and design experience to create unique spaces for his clients. He was awarded “The Rachel Carson Environmental Award” for his contributions and work in ‘Green Design’. He was recognized by his business peers as one of Savannah’s “40 under 40 Business Leaders.” The Historic Savannah Foundation recognized Dickson for his projects completed as part of the Lincoln Street Initiative. Dickson has a passion for details. From salvaging architectural elements to sourcing just the right hardware no design element is considered too small. Dickson seeks to provide his clients with exceptional products. He travels extensively throughout the US and abroad to find the best products in the kitchen and bath industry.

A Tip from Lukejohn: Never loose sight of the Design-Vision. Every material, surface, appliance, lighting fixture, etc., should be reflected against the Design-Vision in order for the design to ensure it delivers the same excellence the vision brings to the table.

Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top designed by La Source
Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top designed by La Source

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Kitchen Craft

Cabinet Hardware: Custom Made

Flooring: 12×24 Porcelain Tile, Marme

Countertops: Alaska White Granite, Grothouse Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top

Faucet: Moen

Sink: Lenova

Backsplash: Mosaic Glass Tile, Marme

Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Monorail Silver

Appliances: DCS

Undercabinet Lighting System: Legrand

Other Items, Comments or Advice: This kitchen was a complete gut renovation. The previous kitchen did not complement the modern architecture of the house, and the new design brings in elements of architectural details consistent with the home. The Grothouse bar top was intended to be a focal point, while not feeling like a “heavy bar”. You can see through to the lower level granite countertop, which compliments the various levels within the house to give a sense of openness.

Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top designed by La Source for a modern kitchen
Waterfall Bar Top designed by La Source
Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top for a modern kitchen design by La Source
Modern kitchen design by La Source includes a Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top

View additional designs by La Source on their website. Visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library to see more kitchen designs featuring a Peruvian Walnut Waterfall Bar Top.

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Zebrawood Pastore Table designed by Kitchens Unlimited

Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured kitchen includes a Zebrawood Pastore Table designed by Karen Kassen, CMKBD, ASID of Kitchens Unlimited.

Zebrawood Pastore Table designed by Karen Kassen of Kitchens Unlimited
Karen Kassen, CMKBD, ASID of Kitchens Unlimited

About the Designer: Karen Kassen is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer, member of the NKBA and an Allied member of ASID. She and her husband, Joe, purchased Kitchens Unlimited in 1998. A graduate of Auburn University, with a B.S. in Interiors and Housing, she has been practicing kitchen and bathroom design in Memphis for over 23 years.

A Tip from Karen: When designing an all white kitchen, use wood tones and warm accents to keep the room from appearing sterile and feeling cold.

Zebrawood Pastore Table designed by Kitchens Unlimited
Zebrawood Pastore Table designed by Kitchens Unlimited

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Mouser Custom Cabinetry

Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs

Flooring: Stained Oak (original to home)

Countertops: Polished Marble and Grothouse Zebrawood Pastore Table sealed with Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Satin sheen. This table features plug-mold multi-outlet strips under the table overhang.

Faucet: Rohl

Sink: Kohler

Backsplash: Full Height Polished Marble

Wall Color: Custom

Stove: Viking

Dishwasher: Asko

Other Appliances: Dacor, Miele, SubZero and Wolf

Additional Comments and Advice: By integrating plug-mold multi-outlet strips under the countertop overhang, you avoid interrupting the beautiful waterfall edge of a Pastore table with an unsightly electric outlet.

Integrated Multi-outlet strips in Zebrawood Pastore Table
Integrated Multi-outlet strips in Zebrawood Pastore Table
Zebrawood Pastore Table designed by Karen Kassen
Zebrawood Pastore Table designed by Karen Kassen
Zebrawood Pastore Table designed by Kitchens Unlimited
Design by Karen Kassen of Kitchens Unlimited
Zebrawood Pastore Table
Zebrawood Pastore Table

View additional designs by Kitchens Unlimited on their website, Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram. To see more designs including a Zebrawood Pastore Table, visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library. Stay up to date with Grothouse news and announcements by liking our page on Facebook.