KitchenCountertop Trends

Kitchen remodelling can be a fun and exciting process. Instead, many homeowners in Toronto end up feeling overwhelmed with all the choices that they have to make.

Doesn’t have to be so.

While brainstorming ideas, start with the countertops or the cabinets and then tailor the rest of the design around it.

That sounds so simple in theory. But it’s actually a challenge to ensure that the kitchen design you select doesn’t look dated in the coming years.

To take the guesswork out of it, we have collected a list of kitchen countertop trends for 2016 that will help you immensely while planning. These trends are not voguish and it would be fair to say, that these are here to stay for the next few years.

Countertop Material

Selecting the right Kitchen countertop material is undoubtedly, the most important decision you’d make during the entire remodel process.

Natural stones, which have held centre stage for over three decades now, are now considered second choices by homeowners in Toronto who prefer the added durability that manmade surfaces provide. Quartz, with its ability to mimic marble in colour and design, comes with the added resilience that marble lacks.

Other materials like Dekton, which is a blend of glass, porcelain and glass, are slowly gaining popularity.

If you wish to go natural and do not consider it to be ‘yesteryear’, then you can always opt for granite, which now offers more exotic choices in colour and patterns.


Surprisingly, Marble colours are gaining momentum in 2016 and the classic kitchen countertop look is back in trend. The stunning white background and the deep grey veining. What makes marble so popular is that it can blend perfectly with a wide range of cabinetry and appliances.

You’d also want to consider this as an opportunity to choose Quartz, as you can get almost any Marble colour with it and you do not have to worry about the countertop getting scratched or damaged.


When it comes to design, one of the most popular choices in recent times has been the Waterfall edge, where the countertop extends to the floor. Also called risers, it instantly lifts even the most ordinary kitchen décor and makes it look sleek.

And its not very transitional or contemporary either. You can choose other elements in the kitchen that retains the classic look providing you with an eclectic mix that makes a dramatic statement without going over-the-top.

Edge Profiling

The edge profiling which for long was considered as ‘just another’ small detail, is now being looked upon beyond the aesthetics. Families with children prefer a bullnosed edge profile for the added safety it provides.

For a more contemporary choice, there’s mitered edge with its sharp and clean lines.

If you analyse these trends closely, it becomes obvious that the trends are nothing dramatically different from what was popular a decade ago. Subtle changes are evident. But you can easily achieve a kitchen in your Toronto home that is functional and aesthetic and does not look dated for the next ten years.