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Upgrade Your Kitchen With the Latest Trends in Stone Benchtops

Written by Pacific Stone on June 6th, 2024.      0 comments

The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, a place where meals are created, and memories are made. A crucial element of any kitchen's design and functionality is the benchtop. If you're looking to update your kitchen or are in the process of building a new home, investing in a high-quality stone benchtop can upgrade your space, adding both aesthetic appeal and practical benefits. Let’s explore the latest trends in stone benchtops that can inspire your next kitchen renovation.

The timeless appeal of stone benchtops

Stone benchtops have long been favoured for their durability, elegance, and versatility. Materials such as granite, marble, and quartz offer unique patterns and colours that can complement any kitchen style, from modern to traditional. Here are some key benefits of stone benchtops:

  • Durability: Stone benchtops are incredibly durable making them ideal for busy kitchens.
  • Aesthetic Versatility: With a wide range of colours and patterns, stone benchtops can match any design scheme.
  • Longevity: When properly maintained, stone benchtops can last a lifetime, adding long-term value to your home.

Latest trends in stone benchtops

Bold patterns and colours

2024 is seeing a rise in homeowners opting for bold, dramatic patterns and vibrant colours in their stone benchtops. From deep veining in marble to striking colour contrasts in quartz, these eye-catching designs serve as statement pieces in the kitchen.

Matte finishes

Glossy finishes have been popular for years, but matte finishes are making a significant impact in 2024. Matte stone benchtops offer a sophisticated, understated elegance and are easier to maintain, as they show fewer fingerprints and smudges.

Waterfall edges

A waterfall edge benchtop, where the stone continues seamlessly from the countertop down the sides, is a trend that adds a touch of luxury and modernity to any kitchen. This design creates a continuous flow and highlights the beauty of the stone.


For a sleek and seamless look, running the stone up as a splashback or upstand is becoming a favourite which highlights the look of continuity, and in some cases being the ‘hero’ piece of the kitchen.

How to choose the right stone benchtop for your kitchen

When selecting a stone benchtop, consider the following factors to ensure you make the best choice for your home:

  • Lifestyle: Think about your kitchen's usage. If you cook frequently and need a resilient surface, opt for durable materials like porcelain, granite or quartz.
  • Budget: Stone benchtops come in various price ranges. Talking to your sales team is very important as they can guide you in the right direction for products that will fit your purpose and budget.
  • Maintenance: Some stones require more maintenance than others. For instance, marble is porous and may need regular sealing, while quartz is low maintenance.
  • Aesthetic: Choose a stone that complements your kitchen’s colour palette and style. Visit our showroom in Tauranga to see samples in person and get a feel for how they will look in your space.

Upgrading your kitchen with a stone benchtop is a worthwhile investment that enhances both the beauty and functionality of your space. With the latest trends in bold patterns, sustainable options, and innovative designs, you can create a kitchen that not only meets your practical needs but also reflects your personal style.

Ready to transform your kitchen with a stunning stone benchtop? Contact us today to explore our wide range of high-quality stone options and get expert advice on choosing the perfect benchtop for your home. If you need help deciding on the best option for your kitchen we would love to see you in our showroom! To get the most out of your visit it is best to book ahead so we can have one of our knowledgeable sales team help you with your enquiry. Our showroom is located at 51-53 Koromiko Street, Judea, Tauranga. Call us on 07 578 5024 to make an appointment, or visit our website for all the stone options at

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