The kitchen countertop’s edge profiles are a neglected but important detail in kitchen renovations. The countertop’s edge profile has implications not only on the aesthetic appeal of your new kitchen, but also on the ease of movement around and utility of the kitchen space.
Granite Works, one of the top kitchen and bath remodeling contractors in the state, lists the most popular edge profiles and elaborates on their features.
Ever wonder how granite can look so thin and elegant from afar despite its thickness. The answer to that question is the basic bullnose edge profile. Rounded edges at the top and bottom can give the illusion that the granite protruding past a cabinet’s edges and surrounding a kitchen island are thinner and more elegant than what they look like up close. The basic bullnose is also versatile in terms of design as it can easily be integrated into most kitchen design styles.
The groove on the ogee edge’s rounded bottom has an elegance reminiscent of Renaissance architectural designs, making it an ideal addition to small, traditional kitchens. These edge profile’s intricate details make cleanup a bit harder though. As such, this countertop is better suited to those who value a traditional aesthetic in their kitchen over ease of use.
For homeowners who just want no-fuss cleanups, countertops with half-bullnose edges are the best choice. Countertops with half-bullnose edges don’t have intricate details or grooves; all they have are simple curved lines, making it easier for homeowners to clean them.
To choose the right edge profile, you need to strike a balance between the utility and aesthetic of a countertop. And, fine-tuning that balance would depend on which one you value more.
Granite Works has more than a decade’s worth of experience in the stone fabrication business. We offer an expansive catalog of kitchen countertops in a variety of styles.
Apart from stone countertops, we also make custom cabinets. Whether you need simple discount kitchen cabinets or more elegant and sophisticated cabinets, you can rest easy knowing our in-house designer will create a layout that strikes a balance between aesthetics, utility, and your needs.
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