50 projects with gourmet countertops that print good taste and sophistication

50 projects with gourmet countertops that print good taste and sophistication

Used more and more in interior projects, the gourmet countertop is mainly present in integrated rooms, such as the living room and integrated kitchen . According to professionals Leonardo and Larissa, from Minimal Arquitetura , the piece is essential for organizing functions in the environment: “the gourmet countertop is a surface where some activity will be carried out, such as cooking, preparing a drink, washing the dishes or eating. The layout varies according to the chosen project”.

Best materials to produce a gourmet countertop

The following list has the 6 most popular materials for making gourmet countertops for kitchens and balconies, offering the resistance needed to host the most varied activities in these environments. Check out the advantages and disadvantages of each of them, pointed out by Minimal architects:

  • Wood: if you are looking for a rustic style, bet on this material, using demolition wood and reusing materials. “However, the downside is that special attention must be paid to the waterproofing treatment of the piece” explain the architects.
  • Marble: “aesthetics is the biggest advantage of marble, due to the amount of possible variations in color and styles, but because it is a natural stone with high porosity, the countertop will have low resistance to impacts and stains”, say the architects. Therefore, be very careful when pouring liquids on white marble, for example, as it can stain if not cleaned immediately.
  • Granite: cost-effective is the keyword for granite, among natural stones. “In addition to usually being cheaper than marble, it has a lower porosity. Therefore, it is more resistant to both impact cracks and stains. The downside is the aesthetics – some people don’t really like the grainy patterns in the stone design”, they conclude.
  • Artificial stones: “synthetic materials such as Silestone, Corian, Nanoglass, among others, from a performance point of view, combine the best characteristics of marble (beauty) with those of granite (high resistance to impact and stains). They are produced with quartz powder, resins and pigments, which give a 100% uniform appearance and can be produced in different colors that would not be possible with natural stones, such as pink or lime green”, explain the architects.As not everything is flowers, the biggest disadvantage here is the price: “they can cost two to four times more than a marble. And because they are made with resin, it is not recommended that the pieces are in continuous contact directly with hot surfaces, such as pots or pans that have just come out of the fire”, they conclude.
  • Porcelain: “it would be a middle ground between marble and synthetic stones. It is cheaper than Silestone, but may have veins simulating the look of marble. As it is a material used in the execution of floors, it has great resistance to impacts and stains.” However, at the time of preparation and installation, this material requires specialized work, since “the pieces are much thinner than natural stones and need to be handled and structured differently”.
  • Burnt cement: “like wood, the cement finish can also be used to achieve a more rustic look, such as in farmhouse or even industrial kitchens. The cost-benefit is also interesting, as it is made with cheap materials, such as cement and steel frame. The disadvantage is that it may show cracks, which is a natural behavior of burnt cement. It is also a porous material, so care must be taken with surface waterproofing. It is advisable to always use stones or cutting boards to prepare food for hygiene reasons”.

As well as choosing the most suitable material for your gourmet countertop, the height of the piece will also be defined according to the activity you want to perform on it. “For countertops that will receive a cooktop or a sink, for example, the ideal is to be approximately 90 cm high. As for countertops where meals will be held, 75cm is an ideal height. But if the idea is to create a counter for tall stools, the height must be 110cm”, concludes the architect duo.

50 photos of gourmet countertops for all types of decor

The following projects have the gourmet countertop as one of the main elements of the space, and promise to inspire your project:

1. The gourmet wooden countertop offers a unique rusticity to any project

SHEILA ALMENDROS

2. And leaves any space sober with a hint of coziness

HOUSE 100 ARCHITECTURE

3. In addition to being a great option for rustic decorations

HELLO STUDIO

4. It’s also a sure-fire choice for contemporary projects

SP STUDIO

5. See how the wood perfectly matched the red joinery

MACAIA ARCHITECTURE

6. Just as the iron base gains another characteristic with the natural top

HOUSE 2 ARCHITECTS

7. Here the wooden base gained an artificial stone top

SP STUDIO

8. The two-in-one bench had the greatest height to receive the stools

SP STUDIO

9. And to better accommodate the legs, a top advance has been guaranteed

SP STUDIO

10. You can still perfect this gap, like applying a coating and led light

SP STUDIO

11. This peninsula-style counter only accommodates quick meals

JULIANA AGNER ARCHITECTURE

12. This piece has wheels so it can be moved

MAURICIO ARRUDA

13. Fixed on the burnt cement island, the wooden bench was made in L

SP STUDIO

14. Porcelain tile offers a more refined and symmetrical finish

ROOM 2 ARCHITECTURE

15. And it must be installed by qualified professionals for a better result

ROOM 2 ARCHITECTURE

16. The gourmet countertop can be a room divider

BIANCHI & LIMA ARCHITECTURE

17. In integrated designs, the part can be stretched to the other environment

BIANCHI & LIMA ARCHITECTURE

18. For this American kitchen, the table was placed against the countertop to optimize space

MONISE ROSA ARCHITECTURE

19. The gourmet countertop can be used for making drinks

ROOM 2 ARCHITECTURE

20. To prepare food

FLY ARCHITECTURE

21. To accommodate residents for quick meals

SP STUDIO

22. Or even serve as a balcony bar

GF PROJECTS

23. Niches are very welcome in the external area of ​​the bench

STUDIO COLNAGHI

24. Accommodating functional appliances under the top is also an option

SP STUDIO

25. The black gourmet countertop is timeless

INÁ ARCHITECTURE

26. And it can be guaranteed with different materials, such as São Gabriel granite

gourmet countertop

GISLAINE BERNARDES ARCHITECTURE

27. By the way, stone tops can be made with a smaller width

gourmet countertop

LOFT 87 ARCHITECTURE

28. Or bigger, if you want to guarantee more resistance

gourmet countertop

BIA HAJNAL ARCHITECTURE

29. See how the rounded shape of the edges gives another look to the kitchen countertop

gourmet countertop

IARA KILARIS

30. And in planned projects, it is possible to create different bench heights for different functions

gourmet countertop

GM ARCHITECTS AND DESIGN

31. Or different depths

gourmet countertop

ROSANE MACHADO INTERIORS

32. The stools form a perfect pair with the benches

gourmet countertop

IARA KILARIS

33. And they can be found in the most different models

gourmet countertop

OLIVIA VIANNA INTERIORES

34. How about the combination of burnt cement + black granite?

gourmet countertop

HELLO STUDIO

35. Or do you prefer cement fired with iron?

gourmet countertop

LEZ ARCHITECTURE

36. The cement with wood is also a spectacle

gourmet countertop

LUCIANA CAIAFFA ARCHITECT

37. Although he is also beautiful in solo flight

gourmet countertop

J2M ARCHITECTURE

38. You can also find your appearance in porcelain tile

gourmet countertop

QUATTRINO ARCHITECTURE

39. With white quartz, sobriety is guaranteed

gourmet countertop

HELLO STUDIO

40. As with black granite

gourmet countertop

BRAVA ARCHITECTURE

41. Marble gives the kitchen an even more elegant atmosphere

gourmet countertop

STUDIO RO+CA

42. The gourmet countertop is ideal for separating the kitchen from the dining room

gourmet countertop

GF PROJECTS

43. If space allows, the L format offers more possibilities

gourmet countertop

DOME ARCHITECTURE

44. Its height can be adapted according to your needs

gourmet countertop

HOUSE 2 ARCHITECTS

45. And the wider, the greater the possibility of including cabinets under the countertop

gourmet countertop

SESSO & DALAZEZI ARCHITECTURE

46. ​​Even compact, the dining area can be divided with the cooktop

gourmet countertop

DUDA SENNA ARCHITECTURE

47. But if you need more space, a peninsula is most welcome

gourmet countertop

DUDA SENNA ARCHITECTURE

48. The ideal is to adapt your gourmet countertop in the way that best suits you

gourmet countertop

LA BELLA ARCHITECTURE

49. In order to have a piece that optimizes not only your routine

gourmet countertop

MARIANE AND MARILDA BAPTISTA

50. As well as to receive your guests on special days

gourmet countertop

KUBBO ARCHITECTS

Whether in the kitchen or on the gourmet balcony , the perfect gourmet countertop is the one that will facilitate all activities in a practical way – integrating into your decor in a unique way.

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