Careful, These Kitchen Countertops Are So Good They'll Make You Want to Remodel

Who can resist that waterfall countertop?

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From the sleek waterfall countertops spotted in Mandy Moore's kitchen remodel, to stunning engineered quartz, we can't help but notice all the great possibilities for a countertop upgrade. With our Instagram feeds flooded with pretty kitchens, it's not just the kitchen cabinet colors that are making us swoon—but also the marble, engineered stone, and butcher block counters.

From timeless to trendy, we've rounded up five of our favorite countertops and matched them up with the homeowner or remodeler they'd fit best. Whether you're in search of a Fixer Upper-style kitchen or a sleek, modern cook space, there's a countertop here that will make you want to remodel.

Trilium Countertops

Best for: Trendy Modern-Industrialists

A high-tech hybrid of quartz, porcelain, and glass, Dekton is a newcomer to the countertop industry, first introduced in 2013. Trilium is one style of Dekton countertop, which has the look of rusted metal yet is surprisingly smooth to the touch. Interior designer Wendy Glaister used the eye-catching material in the kitchen above, making the island the focal point of the room. This countertop doubles as a conversation piece and adds industrial charm to a space. Bonus: It's durable and won't have to be resealed like other stone countertops.

Marble Waterfall Countertops

Best for: Those Who Want a Luxe Look

Waterfall kitchen islands are a luxurious trend that demands attention, as demonstrated in the kitchen above designed by Lindsey Bochard of Lindsey Brooke Design. To make the 12-foot island as functional as possible, Bochard outfitted it with drawers, lower cabinets, and even a second sink. If you decide to splurge on a waterfall island for your next kitchen remodel, follow the designer's lead and make the island as practical as it is pretty.

Butcher Block Countertops

Best for: Fixer Upper Fans

For a modern farmhouse kitchen, follow Joanna Gaines's example and opt for butcher block countertops. Take a cue from the kitchen above by Sarah Sherman Samuel and pair wooden countertops with clean white cabinets and open shelving. Want to really nail the farmhouse aesthetic? Don't forget the apron-front sink.

Concrete Countertops

Best for: The DIY-er

Recently, concrete countertops (and even concrete farmhouse sinks) are growing in popularity, and after admiring Baubles & Backdrops beautiful countertop above, it's easy to see why. The material may make you think of industrial style, but modern concrete countertops can be dyed a range of colors, so you don't have to stick with the classic gray. Even if you have your concrete kitchen countertop professionally installed or poured in place, you can typically customize the color and finish, making this a great option for those who want to create their own look.

Patterned Engineered Stone

Best for: The Bold

In recent years, options for engineered stone countertops have skyrocketed—in fact, engineered quartz is now even more popular than granite. If you're willing to take a risk, engineered stone in a bold pattern, like the kitchen island by Cambria Surfaces above, has the power to turn an ordinary kitchen into a masterpiece. Islington is a swirling mix of blues, grays, and white, or check out Clairidge or Bentley for a statement kitchen island.

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