Countertop Trends for 2022

Dark stone countertops from Youngstown Granite & Quartz LLC with wooden cabinetry in a lodge kitchen.

Over the past few years, homeowners have become increasingly invested in staying on top of the most up-to-date trends in an attempt to evolve their spaces from houses to homes. Your home says a lot about you. Are you a fan of modern style? Old fashioned? Simple? Elegant? That’s the beauty of decorating. It’s a blank canvas to show off your style, and more importantly, create a comfortable living space. 

Countertops can make or break a room, especially in the kitchen. Unappealing countertops can cheapen the effect of even the nicest flooring and cabinetry. So, if you’re looking to upgrade, here are a couple of trends that are going to be popular in the new year. 


Rounded Edges for Counters 

Light gray stone countertops with rounded edges from Youngstown Granite & Quartz LLC in a kitchen with wooden cabinets and stainless steel appliances.

Rounded edges are making their way into homes more frequently, whether it’s furniture, accessories, or décor. Countertops are another area where rounded edges are taking over. The idea is to take out those hard edges to create a softer, more inviting surface to add a pleasing place for socializing. For stones with a sharper, bolder appearance, rounded edges are a good contrast. 

Rounded edges can also be a safer option while cooking in the kitchen or with children running around the house. Where smooth edges are easier to maneuver around, 90-degree edges present a problem when you’re not careful. With the help of Youngstown Granite & Quartz’s precise robotic fabrication, we can install perfectly rounded countertops. 


Multiple Islands 

White stone countertops from Youngstown Granite & Quartz LLC with dark cabinetry in a modern style kitchen.

Your kitchen island probably serves more than one function. Sometimes it’s a prep table. Sometimes an eating area. Maybe even a breakfast bar. So, why not just add another? 

It is becoming more and more popular to add an island to separate the prep space from the eating area. Granite, quartz, and porcelain are great island options considering their durability. Prepping on a table could potentially take a toll on the countertops, but these high-quality slabs can withstand most prep strategies. If you have the space in your kitchen, multiple islands are the way to go in 2022. 


Slab Backsplashes  

Gray and white stone backsplash from Youngstown Granite & Quartz behind a stovetop in a kitchen.

If you ever look up home inspiration pages on social media, you’ll notice a lot of slab countertops seamlessly extending to backsplashes. Many designers are transitioning toward this to create a clean, modern look. From dramatic to subtle, Youngstown Granite & Quartz offers various slab designs of granite, quartz, and porcelain that can be carried from the countertops to the walls. 

While the contemporary aesthetics of slab backsplashes are astonishingly beautiful, they also have functionality advantages. First, a continuous slab means that grout lines are eliminated, preventing large build-ups of dirt and food particles. 


Youngstown Granite & Quartz 

With the most up-to-date fabrication technology and a large inventory of the most quality granite, quartz, and porcelain slabs on the market, Youngstown Granite & Quartz can help you update your home and try out some of the best trends of 2022.