6 Types Of Countertop Edges To Take Your Countertop Game Up A Notch
The heartbeat of your kitchen, the countertops are something that breathe life in your kitchen. From meticulously picking out the right color, design and material fit for your kitchen you have probably spent the most amount of time choosing the perfect countertop. If you thought this quest had ended you’re going to be disappointed! The edging of the countertops is equally important.
Many people forget this minute yet important detail because for them it doesn’t have much of an impact but dangerous and sharp edges often become the reason for accidents especially if you’re a house with kids. Apart from that, stylish edging designs are the finishing touches that make your countertops look the most elite!
Here are 6 countertop edges to take your countertop game up a notch! These are the best options for countertop edges in 2021!
An artistic variation in the boring square edges is Bevel. The top edge is cut at a 45 degree angle to provide a downward slope which instantly makes your normal countertop stand out. Unlike the square, bevel edges are not accident prone and not even expensive! The small 45 degree angle reflects light perfectly to give the illusion of a gemstone to the countertop. Even a double bevel, a cut on the top and the bottom will make your simple countertops classy!
The ideal choice for homes with kids! The perfectly round edges in a bullnose design are used with granite and marble to magnify their thickness and soft look. The round edges somehow contribute to making your kitchen more cozy and friendly. The best part about this timeless design is this, you’ll have the time to catch the spilled milk before it starts dripping down. Meaning the liquid is less likely to start dripping from a round edge rather it sticks along the round edge and resists falling down, in time for you to catch and clean it!
Sometimes things are left better untouched. Chiseled edges feature the natural scars of the stone without any smoothing and polishing. The edges are left as it is to give a rustic and antique vibe to your kitchen. This natural and rough look is not very accident prone and the beautiful colors of the countertop can be seen from the side. Although if your kitchen features a contemporary and modern look then chiseled edges will never look good.
If you’re looking for something classy and minimal, Dupont will serve you right, especially if you have a traditional kitchen. The convex radius shape of this edge is a preferred choice of many designers since it gives the illusion of a very elegant finish. Featuring a straight sharp surface that quickly drops down to form a bullnose like curve dupont is still not as good as Ogee or the French Cove which encapsulates a more elegant finish but in a small budget this can be a great option.
A forever favorite for both homeowners and designers, Ogee is epitome of class. The S-shaped edge is one of the fancier choices among edging designs but don’t forget the fancier the style the fancier the price. Fun fact; the design even got its name because of its high price as people responded with “Oh Jeez” after hearing about the price. We do suggest that this impressionist design be used in bigger kitchens due the depth that they add to the countertop. However, the design works well in both traditional and modern kitchens.
6. Triple Pencil Edge
Our personal favorite triple pencil edge is the classiest and the safest option! The tripartite design has no sharp edges that could cause any problems for anyone. This tiered design is destined to compliment all kinds of countertops in all kinds of kitchens. All you need is a good contractor to help you get this design at the right price.
So many options to choose from, you must be very confused! If you want to narrow down your options then the first step is assessing the design of your kitchen and what goes with it. Here are some of the factors you must consider before choosing your countertop edge design.
- The material of your countertops and whether it is made for such designs.
- The purpose of countertop, by this we mean edging design on an island may be different.
- The size of your Kitchen, because some designs don’t bode well with bigger kitchens and vice versa.
- The compatibility of a design with your cupboards and the environment of your kitchen.
- The theme of your kitchen, whether it’s modern or traditional.
- The unique designs a local manufacturer may be offering.
We hope to have helped you in this small yet time consuming journey with our suggestions. Our top picked edge designs are going to up your kitchen game in 2021. And if you consider some important factors before choosing the edges there’s no doubt the result will be amazing!