On a functional level, the kitchen is where you gather with friends and family to cook food and enjoy meals together. Beyond that, though, there are plenty of ways to transform it into a thoughtfully designed, beautiful space made for much more than nightly dinners. One trend we're currently drooling over is the waterfall countertop—a design element that's decidedly chic and luxurious. Plain white, wooden, and marble countertops are elevated by the cascading waterfall effect of a seemingly continuous material that travels from countertop to floor without a break in the surface. Take a look at some of the most jaw-dropping waterfall countertops around.