Is your kitchen feeling a little bit boring? We feel your pain. Sometimes you want a space that stands out and makes a statement. If you're in that boat, consider making an upgrade to your kitchen countertops. There are plenty of ways you can upgrade them to make your space feel brand new — and we're not just talking marble or quartz. How about pennies, chalkboard, or copper?
Here are a few more offbeat ideas to get you started.
- Penny Countertops - Domestic Imperfection: What do you do with all those pennies you've collected? If you're feeling ambitious, they can easily be turned into a unique countertop.
- Recycled Sea Glass Mosaic - Simply Irresistible Designs: Mosaic countertops aren't necessarily new, but this recycled sea glass one is still stunning.
- Cork Countertops - Living Spaces Maine: We're not sure exactly how these cork countertops were created, but because they're part of the wet bar, we're hoping they were made from slices of wine corks.
- DIY Glitter Countertop - Making Nice in the Midwest: A glitter and epoxy countertop isn't right for every kitchen, but in a cheeky retro kitchen, it's a home run. Of course, you can also just use it on a bar countertop instead of the full kitchen.
- Glowing Quartz - Marble of the World: We've seen plenty of quartz countertops in our day, but this glowing quartz counter is a thing of beauty!
- DIY Copper Counters - Lilledale: Copper counters might seem cost-prohibitive, until you realize you can do them yourself. Just be sure you get the right materials and follow this tutorial.
- Chalkboard Counters - Assortment: Chalkboard walls and fridges might be more common, but a little chalkboard paint is the perfect way to dress up outdated countertops.
(Image credits: Domestic Imperfection; Simply Irresistible Design; Living Spaces Maine; Making Nice in the Midwest; Marble of the World; Lillidale; Assortment)