Kitchen Benchtop & Bar Ideas

Five kitchens with stunning marble benchtops

No matter a kitchen's style marble benchtops are always a great addition
Simon Whitbread

With more and more homes utilising an open-plan layout, the kitchen bench is constantly on display. A popular choice is marble and marble look-alikes such as Caesarstone as they add an air of sophistication and luxe with their creamy colours and veining. Here are five homes where marble benchtops shine.


Old meets new

Trying to keep a balance of old and new, this home used a simple grey palette, furnishings with old-world charm and a slab of Carrara marble to add that element of modernity.

(Credit: Shania Shegedyn)

Hamptons elegance

With a Hamptons-style brief in place, white marble with soft grey veining was used for the benchtop and paired with white cabinetry and silver handles to complete the look.

(Credit: Marcel Aucar)

 Breezy coastal home

Here, workspaces are clad in Carrara marble and paired with white finishings, such as the penny splashback, and silver accessories. The veins in the marble and splashback pattern create texture in this otherwise all-white space. 

(Credit: Derek Swalwell)

Monochrome kitchen

A striking palette of black, silver and white is brought to life via the cabinetry, splashback and benchtop. The earthy marble slab contrasts the light-reflecting stainless steel splasback while the pendant lights are cleverly placed to highlight the facets in the benchtop.

(Credit: Chris Warnes)


The 600mm block of Carrara marble brings a bit of texture to the heart of the home. The white stone with grey veining looks spectacular paired with the white finishes and silver tapware.

(Credit: Simon Whitbread)

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