Published at Sunday, 29 October 2017 by Pomeroy Morel in Countertops, with total 48 photos.
"Homeowners are putting in beautiful butcher block islands that you can actually cut on. Anytime we can incorporate recycled products into the home the better it is for the environment," Lindsay says. Recycled glass and recycled paper countertops are two products that satisfy both the designer's eye and the homeowner's conscience.
"We're seeing a new trend in natural stone countertops that combines different textures," says kitchen designer Lindsay Davis, of Naples, Fla. To get this exciting look, designers use stone with two different finishes, one sandblasted to a matte finish, the other polished to a smooth gloss. Lindsay says that a typical application might be to use one finish for an island or raised snack bar area and the other for the rest of the kitchen countertops.
While granite remains one of the most popular kitchen countertop options in residential kitchens, it's not the only surface that's trending now. Stainless steel, a longtime staple of commercial kitchens thanks to its heat-resistant and hygienic properties, is a material that's recently gained in popularity. Another popular countertop material, butcher-block offers a striking but practical (and eco-friendly) addition to the kitchen.