When you turn on one of those HGTV programs, what’s the one thing you always hear prospective homebuyers saying? Do you have your answer already? That doesn’t surprise us, because everyone’s always saying, “I want an updated kitchen with beautiful granite countertops!” Granite, granite, granite.
Look, we’re not going to say that there’s anything wrong with granite. It’s a wonderful material that can be incredibly attractive in the right kitchen design. But, here’s the thing those homebuyers and many others don’t realize: granite isn’t the end-all-be-all when it comes to kitchen countertops. There are many other materials to consider, including the classics. In fact, some of those other materials might look better (and perform better) than the ever-popular granite.
Chief among those are wood countertops. They’re the original countertop, and they still look as amazing today as when the first one was placed on top of a bank of cabinets. Regardless of what design style you’re going for, granite countertops can work exceptionally, from rustic to contemporary.
So, before you settle on granite, come check out these 25 kitchens with stunning wood countertops. See for yourself why wood counters might be the ultimate solution for your home’s kitchen.
1. Solid Piece
Often, you’ll see wood countertops used for center islands. Check out the beautiful countertop here, which is made from a single piece of lumber.
2. Setting Apart
When you’re trying to go for a bold color scheme, it can sometimes help to set your center island apart with a wood countertop.
3. Dark on Dark
Check out the stunning effect that combining a dark wood countertop with dark hardwood floors can have.
4. Glossy Love
The glossy finish on the light wood countertops in this kitchen is a perfect complement to the white cabinets.
Check out how lovely the hardware on the cabinets is when its set against the rich wood countertops in this kitchen.
In order to really draw out the beauty of wood countertops, you’ll want to make sure their well lit.
7. Farmhouse Sink
When you’re including a white farmhouse sink as a part of your kitchen’s design, you owe it to yourself to consider wood countertops.
8. Home Feeling
Granite countertops may be all the rage, but there’s no denying the “home” like feeling that wood countertops impart.
9. Forming A Center
Note how the dark wood countertop of the center island in this kitchen underscores the fact that it is the center of attention.
When you’re trying to create a unique rustic look, consider combining red brick with wood countertops.
11. Subway Tile
Check out how well the white subway tile backsplash works with the wood countertop used on the center island in this beautiful kitchen design.
More so than with many other countertop materials, you can get stunningly detailed edges with wood.
13. The Classic Look
When you’re looking to create the classic look for your kitchen, there’s really only one choice: wood countertops.
14. With the Cabinets
In some instances, you may wish to mirror the look of your wooden cabinets in the wood countertop of your center island.
15. Going Long
The long wood boards that comprise the wood countertop of this kitchen’s center island accentuate the length of the space.
16. Washed Out
When you’re trying to preserve a sense of brightness in a kitchen that features wood countertops, you may wish to go for a washed-out finish.
17. Green and Wood
Check out how beautiful the green cabinets look against the light wood countertops in this wonderful example.
This stunningly beautiful kitchen design uses hanging lights and recessed lights to draw out the beauty of the wood countertops.
19. Single Piece
This is another stunning example of how a single-piece wood countertop can work wonders for the design of a kitchen’s center island.
20. Wrap Around
Hey! Check out the contemporary style elegance of this kitchen’s wood countertops, which wrap around the side of the cabinets.
21. The White Kitchen
When you’re trying to have the most beautiful white kitchen imaginable, do not underestimate the aesthetic beauty of wood countertops.
Check out how the same wood stain has been used on the elevated bar-front portion of counter and on the center island. Totally cool!
23. Rich Grain
Why you may spend a lot of time considering the stain for your wood countertops, be sure to pay attention to the richness of the grain.
24. Contemporary Ideas
Those struggling to think of ways in which to incorporate wood countertops into a contemporary kitchen should check out what’s been done here.
25. Retro Love
The retro styling of this kitchen with its black-and-white checkered floors is totally completed by the beautiful wood countertops.