It’s official: the latest sci-fi-inspired kitchen innovation has arrived in our homes — in the form of invisible countertops — and they’re as futuristic as they sound.
It’s easy to call invisible countertops “modern” — but we expect this kitchen countertop idea to be more than just a fad. Instead, we predict the biggest kitchen trend right now that will set the standard for smart kitchens in the future.
For this reason, according to connoisseurs, invisible countertops are the future of the kitchen.
What are invisible countertops?
Invisible countertops include a stove that appears invisible to the eye (as seen in the photo above). This allows the cooking area to blend seamlessly with the rest of the worktop – leaving a clean look that becomes functional at all times.
Karen Sealy, a designer from Sealy Design (opens in new tab)is a leader in integrating this modern kitchen idea into their designs (more on that below). “We love ours because it offers dual function in a small space,” she says. The designer adds that the feature is easier to maintain and clean, and looks more elegant – meaning you have a stylish yet functional space.
Why are invisible countertops trendy?
The benefits behind invisible worktops need no further introduction, but there are more positive aspects than what meets the eye.
1. Invisible countertops are energy efficient
According to Curtis Ceballos, the CEO and visionary of Invisacook (opens in new tab) Inc. there are three main reasons we want to invest in an invisible countertop. The most outstanding of these, however, is its efficiency.
The expert explains that homeowners “love the ability to cook normally as well [their] worktop and saves electricity.’ and of course it is easier to clean.
2. Invisible worktops create more space
Invisible countertops have many advantages, but their most unique feature is (arguably) their ability to save space.
Curtis explains that this feature “frees up valuable space” without having to deal with a cumbersome stovetop. Therefore, you have the opportunity to use your countertop for countless other functions.
3. Invisible countertops know how to make a statement
In addition to their functionality, invisible countertops have the ability to command attention in a room. So if you invest in this small kitchen idea let it be for one reason only. Curtis adds that this trend will impress your guests while “safety remains a fundamental requirement.”
“The future and solution for kitchens in small homes, apartments, condos, cabins, boats, airplanes and recreational vehicles is here,” he adds.
Will you make the investment?