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15 Bathroom Countertop Ideas for Every Kind of Home

Get inspired by these creative bathroom countertop ideas, ranging from marble to old barn doors.

Annie Schlechter

Let's face it: You spend a lot of time in your bathroom, and it deserves the same decorating attention—maybe more!—as any other room in your house. Bathroom countertops are a simple way to dress up the small space. You don't need a lot of square footage to create a bathroom countertop, so it's possible to splurge on a dressy surface without busting the budget. Different types of materials—ranging from quartz and marble to soapstone and engineered stone—offer distinct looks and advantages.

While you're outfitting your bathroom, check out 25 bathroom storage ideas for small bathrooms. For even more inspiration, see the 100 bathroom decorating ideas that will inspire a total makeover.

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Bluestone Beauty Bathroom Countertop

This bathroom decor is all about mixing materials and a bluestone countertop shines among a wood mirror, shiplap walls, and bronze hardware. Bluestone is a natural stone that adds warmth and texture to a neutral space. It's more porous than other countertop options, so it should be sealed when used in a bathroom to prevent staining.

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White Marble Countertops

These homeowners created a one-of-a-kind vanity with a vintage French table and a beautiful marble countertop and sink. Marble countertops can scratch and stain, but if you like character, you may find that the "flaws" only add a little patina.

Helen Norman
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Sturdy Soapstone Bathroom Countertop

Soapstone is a durable natural material ideal for spaces that take a beating, like this bathroom that doubles as a mudroom. It's scratch-resistant and easy to clean. The surface also has an understated masculine appeal in keeping with the pecky cypress paneling, antique pewter sink, and dark bronze fixtures.

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Subway Tile Bathroom Countertop

Simple subway tile offers an affordable countertop option in the bathroom of this 1920s bungalow. The white tiles match the tiled walls and keep the space feeling light and bright. The blue-gray cabinetry (painted Dior Gray by Benjamin Moore) offers ample storage. An oversize pivot mirror enhances the space's sunny disposition.

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Annie Schlechter
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Quartz Bathroom Countertop

This cozy bathroom features a freestanding vanity topped with a quartz countertop. Quartz is nonporous, easy to clean, and durable, making it a solid choice for bathrooms. Other great ideas here include a wall-mounted brushed-nickel faucet (which saves on limited counter space), crisp beadboard (Snowbound by Sherwin-Williams), and walls in Mindful Gray by Sherwin-Williams.

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Evercor Bathroom Countertops

This sweet space is outfitted with a clean white countertop by Evercor, which is a manufactured solid-surface material. Why do we like it? It's easy to clean and durable. It's also available in tons of colors, so if you're looking to do something other than a green-and-white bathroom, you can easily make that happen. But should you love this particular space as much as we do, don't forget the fresh green paint—Mizzle by Farrow & Ball—and the "Lucknow" botanical shower curtain by Carolina Irving.

Victoria Pearson
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Simply Salvaged Bathroom Countertops

This farmhouse bathroom is all about purposeful repurposing. An old workbench becomes a vanity thanks to the planked wood surface and a new vessel sink. The claw-foot tub sits on wood blocks, and a salvaged doorknob doubles as a nail for hanging the vanity mirror.

Annie Schlechter
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Reclaimed Bathroom Countertops

Blogger, designer, and author Nora Murphy created this rustic space using a host of reclaimed materials. The vanity is an 1800s dry sink painted to match the walls and retrofitted to hold two basins. The countertop surface was painted a darker color to create depth. The cabinets below offer ample storage. The oversize mirror was originally a casement window from the Flatiron Building in Manhattan, and the shower surround (seen in the mirror reflection) was made from a repurposed picket fence.

David Tsay
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Thick Marble Countertops

This small space feels light and airy thanks to the crisp marble counterops, white cabinets, and a utility sink by Kohler. An extendable accordion light adds contrast to the bathroom’s newer elements.

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Vintage Wood Countertops

A bright blue sideboard-turned-vanity perks up a powder room.
If you choose to go the vintage-furniture-as bathroom-vanity route, make sure your piece is sturdy enough to support a sink and plumbing. To maintain vintage charm, try using the existing surface rather than outfitting with a different countertop material, but be sure to seal the piece to keep it water-resistant. Vintage Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper enhances the fun spirit of the space.

Annie Schlechter
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Vintage Bar Cart Bathroom Countertop

Blogger Jenna Sue whitewashed and modified a vintage bar cart to fit a ceramic rectangular sink and drain. Once installed, celebrate your ingenuity with a drink, and then get to work selecting a super-fun tile that offers a high-end look at an affordable price.

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David A. Land
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Budget-Friendly Barn Door Bathroom Countertop

These homeowners found a barn door in an old tobacco barn and repurposed it into a bathroom countertop. They power-washed it, outfitted it with $5 garage sale sinks, and added pipes for legs for a rustic farmhouse look.

Tara Donne
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Sideboard Bathroom Countertop

A sideboard once used in the homeowners' dining room finds new life as a master bathroom vanity. It was retrofitted to accommodate a marble countertop, sink, and faucet. The drawers and shelves offer ample space for towels and other necessities.

Audrey Hall
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Reclaimed Barn Wood Countertop

A stone countertop surface might seem out of place in this warm barn bathroom. So the homeowner thought outside inside the barn and outfitted the room with reclaimed wood countertops instead. She added an old wash basin and pops of red via vanity doors. The shower is made from a trough bought from a feed store.

Brian Woodcock
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No-Countertop Storage Solution

A countertop-free bathroom can work as long as there's plenty of room for alternative storage solutions for life's necessities. This antique French zinc sink fits the space perfectly and has a ledge and soap dish for stashing a few essentials. Baskets, buckets, and and an old medicine cabinet provide storage for toothbrushes, creams, and potions that might ordinarily clutter up a countertop.

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