To achieve the look of natural stone slabs (which tend to appear more solid than granite but still aren’t completely solid), you can again paint the countertops using a variety of paints, clear glitter (not kidding! The change shown here isn’t vastly different in color, but it is pretty dramatic in the look of a high-end finish.
The glossy topcoat itself looks professional and more sophisticated than the previous countertops – in fact, it’s hard to believe that these countertops were once standard laminate..
Now, they did more than just paint the cabinets – they added a new backsplash, island, hardware, sink, appliances and lighting.
HOWEVER, they did swap out their exposed cabinet hinges for hidden ones.
This is a big trend lately, and the modern look works successfully in both contemporary and traditional kitchens.