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Decades ago, the kitchen was hidden in the back of the house. It was a place where meals were prepared and dirty dishes were washed. Fast forward to 2019, the kitchen has a much different role. Today, the kitchen is the focal point of the home, the place that brings everyone together at the start of the day or after a long day.

The kitchen countertop is the perfect place to add the ultimate design touch to your kitchen. Regardless of which kitchen countertop ideas you are attracted to, select materials that are durable and built to withstand the wear and tear associated with cooking and prep.

At Simplinteriors School of Interior Design and Entrepreneurship, one of the top Nigerian Interior Design Training School, located at no 71, Falolu road off Akerele, Surulere, Lagos, we are very passionate about educating homeowners. From interior decor ideas to also providing interior design services, we hope this blog post helps you in the process of remodeling your home.

 1.  Contrasting Color Kitchen Countertops

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For a bold effect, select a countertop in a lively color. While some of the top choices include yellows, oranges and lime green, the choice of white or black countertops can be as bold a color choice as yellow depending on the kitchen.

The secret is in the contrast. If you want your countertop to stand out, select a countertop color that pops or stands out from the cabinetry. Color selection can be a very difficult task, hence, the help of an interior designer/decorator might be needed.

  2.   Patterned Kitchen CountertopsImage result for picture of a patterned kitchen countertop

If you like the contemporary feel of sleek, minimalist cabinets, add visual interest with patterned kitchen countertops. Some great kitchen countertop ideas for pattern include the use of stripped stone materials or textures.

3.  Thick Slab Kitchen Countertop

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The latest trend in contemporary kitchens is the thick slab countertop effect. While most countertops are normally 2’’ thick, choosing a 3-5” thick countertop creates an anchored, stately look. Remember to adjust cabinet’s heights accordingly to make up for the height increase from the thicker countertops.

 4. Metal Kitchen CountertopImage result for picture of a metal kitchen countertop

While stainless steel is a good and classic metal option, two other metals are seeing a surge in kitchen countertop popularity.

  5.  Butcher Block Kitchen Countertops

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Timeless and inviting, wood butcher block countertops add a warm look to your kitchen. To keep the finish looking fresh and new, seal wood countertops with a durable polyurethane and use trivets and cutting boards to protect the surface from heat and marring.

If you are looking for a countertop that develops a rich, blue-toned patina, zinc is a good option. Zinc reacts overtime with water, oils and citrus. The reactions are what create the beautiful, rich patina that is the metal’s signature. Zinc countertops are best left in their natural, matte-finish state.

  6.  Wrapped Kitchen Countertops

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A trending countertop look involves wrapping your countertop material by using it on the top and sides of cabinets, as seen in the image above. A wrap creates an interesting look that draws the eye across other parts of the room. For the most visual impact, add this effect to your kitchen if your countertops are a contrasting color to the rest of the kitchen components.

For a custom, high-design look, choose two different countertop surfaces for your kitchen. This look was once exclusively used by chefs and bakers who preferred a designated, cold marble countertop in one section for rolling dough and stainless steel for the rest of the kitchen counters for clean up ease.

  7.  Copper Countertops

Copper creates a warm glow that softens the hard edges of a contemporary kitchen. If you are using copper in a kitchen countertop and want to keep the sleek, polished look, select copper that has been sealed.

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Kitchens have changed a lot over the decades and planning for your kitchen remodel is very important. Technology advances and changing social dynamics have contributed greatly to the rise of the modern kitchen. There is a far bigger focus on open concept homes that revolve around the kitchen so everyone can be together. As with any modern design trend, clean and simple styles have become favorites for homeowners with natural light becoming an essential aspect of the overall look and function of the kitchen space.

Now that we’ve shared our latest fresh and modern kitchen countertop ideas, which one is your favorite? When you must have decided, please, do contact us at Simplinteriors & Décor via our website at to help you give your kitchen that modernized look.

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