I vote this one for the most original design. Pennies! source
Here’s a simple video that shows how you can accomplish this DIY project.
This glass counter borders on art and it’s absolutely stunning. source
What can be done with concrete by a skilled craftsman will surprise you.
Fantastic etched granite made to look like waves. source
This is a look I really enjoy and wouldn’t mind exploring for my own home. Waves would not be my first choice, however. I was thinking about etching artwork into the surface that would be more appropriate.
A bushel of wheat or an artistic rooster, perhaps?
This illuminated glass looks like a lot of fun. It could probably light up an entire room on its’ own. source
More glass art. The cooktop looks like it’s floating above it. source
Billed as semi-precious by the manufacturer. I think it’s gorgeous but is it functional?
More etched glass. Pretty cool if you ask me.
Nicknamed lavastone and it’s a beautiful addition to a contemporary kitchen.
Probably granite but it’s more the Fred Flintstone charm of the overall room that appeals to me. source
Looking for more inspiration? Try these inspired kitchen designs on for size.
Updated: March 9, 2015