Waterfall Edge Pros and Cons

If you have looked into kitchen design trends or looked at beautiful kitchens on social media, you have probably seen a hot countertop trend right now – waterfall edge countertops. Waterfall edges are when the countertop continues down from the horizontal edge in a vertical line down the side of the cabinets to the floor. The point where the horizontal piece and the vertical piece meet is very important because any veins should be lined up to achieve the true illusion of the “waterfall.”  Below we explore some pros and cons of the hot waterfalls edge trend.

Pro: Statement Piece – they are truly beautiful and will wow anyone that sees our waterfall edges. If you want to make a bold statement, this is a great option.

Pro: Versatile in Design Style – You can install a waterfall edge in almost any kitchen design or architectural style, as long as it is done right, it will look great.

Con: Costly – Because it requires a higher level of craftsmanship, as well as more materials, the cost can be significantly higher than a traditional countertop edge.

Con: No Outlets – If you would prefer to have an electrical outlet on the side of your cabinets but you want a waterfall edge, you may have a problem. It is not easy, practical, or stylish to install an electrical outlet in the middle of your waterfall edge so if you need an outlet right there, the waterfall edge may not be right for you.