Trends for Kitchen Countertops in 2021

The kitchen is the focal point of any home, where the family gathers and makes the most memories. Because of its importance to the home, many homeowners choose to prioritize a kitchen remodel over many other rooms. With so many design options available to us, however, it can be tough to choose the materials to use for the renovation. For anyone contemplating a kitchen remodel in 2021, we have put together a list of the biggest trends for countertops.

Center Island Contracting has an experienced staff that will provide you with the latest materials to make every aspect of your custom kitchen remodeling ideal for your specific goals. We are knowledgeable about a wide range of materials and can walk you through each option so you can arrive at the best decision for your kitchen remodel.

Below are kitchen countertop trends to look out for in 2021.


Quartz is taking over the kitchen countertop trend and has unofficially become the high-end alternative to granite. Quartz is much easier to maintain because of its non-porous surface, making it much easier to keep clean. It’s also stain and scratch resistant, in addition to being heat resistant. All of these advantages, plus its attractive design, make it a popular kitchen countertop choice for 2021 and beyond.


Wood countertops, also referred to as butcher block, go along with the rustic trend we’ve been seeing with home design. Wood countertops fall right in line with the modern farmhouse trend and they offer a sense of warmth to your kitchen. Wood countertops should be properly sealed, which will make them both functional and stylish.


The sustainable trend isn’t slowing down, and we’re certainly seeing it continue with materials used in kitchen remodels. This does not limit countertops, so expect to see more recycled and sustainable options when it comes to countertops, including:

  • Glass
  • Paper
  • Stone

Using recycled materials offers an eco-friendly option we can be proud of in our kitchen, in addition to being non-toxic and healthier for our families.


Concrete countertops are one of the most durable options when it comes to countertop materials and also one of the most customizable options. Concrete countertops can be constructed into virtually any color, finish and edge profile in order to fit into many design styles; contemporary, rustic, industrial or even traditional.

Center Island Contracting is your local contractor of choice for kitchen remodels on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc. Our qualified professional new home construction management team is here to help you renovate the home of your dreams. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (516) 481-4707.