My parents are finalizing their kitchen reno plans, and are stuck on countertops. They like quartz and granite well enough to go whichever way will accomplish a drainboard better.
My mom desperately wants a drainboard cut into the countertop, like this:
I've seen some that are less sloped and obvious, and more just the fluted lines, too.
She hates the plastic drainboards, and is trying to streamline and increase the function of the kitchen with the reno. The incorporated drainboard can be done with granite, but the exposed surface of the fluted lines is pretty porous. That seems like a bad idea. If it's done on quartz, it's lower maintenance, but the grooves won't be shiny - so it'll stand out. It could be done with Corian, but that's the one material that she doesn't like for countertops.
Just curious, has anyone done or seen this and loved or hated it? It's a small detail of the kitchen, but my mom's been wrestling with it for a while. I'd love to be able to give her a suggestion.