Waterfall countertops are often used in modern homes for a sleek look. Many people like the look of this because it shows off the material of the countertop design while giving a continuous flow that is pleasing to the eye while it also makes a statement.
We have used this design in both bathrooms and kitchens. One of the benefits to using this edge-type in a kitchen is that it can better hide appliances, such as a dishwasher.
One of the problems we have ran into while using the waterfall edge is fitting a dishwasher under the countertop. Since this style has a thicker edge, fitting a regular sized dishwasher is not possible- the solution we found to this issue was getting a dishwasher that is made for handicap homes. These dishwashers are lower, and fit perfectly.
We have also used this style countertop in the bathroom to create a flowing seamless look from the shower to the countertop to match the contemporary style of the bathroom.