Our Favorite Bathroom Remodel of 2018

The bathroom is a part of the house that you use daily. Likely one of the first rooms you enter in the morning, and the room you retreat to for your nightly routine. While it provides significant utility to your home, it should also provide a feeling of relaxation, a space to unwind.

At Kingswood, we pride ourselves on all of our remodeling projects and the joy it brings to our customers – but every now and again, even we have to take a step back and admire the impressive work and creativity of our design team.

Before: Disjointed Layout and Outdated Decor

The original bathroom layout included a bulk head at the hallway to both the closets and back toilet area. The stand-up shower located at the back of the bathroom across from the toilet was awkwardly placed and inconvenient to access, especially since it was used daily.

The outdated details and disjointed layout made for a dysfunctional space rather than a relaxing oasis.before bathroom remodel

 

After: Why We Love It

From a claustrophobic corner to an in-home retreat, this bathroom underwent a complete transformation. By removing the rarely used jacuzzi tub and replacing it with a spacious tile shower, it now better meets the needs of this couple and has become a functional focal point in this bathroom.

Because this couple’s “must-have” list included a new, larger double bowl vanity, our team was able to take space from the adjacent walk in closets to grow the size of the vanity. To make up for the lost closet space, we were able to expand the second walk-in closet to include the area that the old shower previously occupied.

After bathroom remodel

A few new additional features include:

Custom Vanity

This custom built wooden vanity includes plenty of storage space with access to outlets on either end. Once a cramped, single use bathroom is now perfectly spacious for a couple.

Updated Window

Many homeowners struggle with design options when a large window is inside their bathroom space. Natural light from the window is desirable, but privacy is a main concern. Our experienced designer knew exactly what type of window options to explore to offer privacy and design appeal.

New Lighting

The 3-light vanity fixtures above the mirrors and recessed lighting throughout makes this a well-lit haven. Additionally, we included an automatic lighting feature in each of the walk-in closets when you open and close each of these doors.

Heated Flooring

This couple chose to warm their remodeled space by including a heated flooring system underneath their tile. Heated floors are the perfect way to keep your space cozy throughout the year.

Pocket Doors

Pocket doors in a master bathroom is practical, but these homeowners thoughtfully added one door with a full length mirror, and a second paneled door with frosted glass to offer privacy to the toilet area – two features that make these functional doors aesthetically pleasing.

Linear Shower Drain

The base of most showers have a standard one piece shower pan sloping around a center drain. This shower boasts a modern linear drain located along one end of the shower, under the plumbing fixtures. Therefore, we were able to use the same wall tile on the floor of the shower and slope these long tiles down toward the drain, creating a clean, consistent look.

Shower Accessories

The recessed shower niche within the tile surround is a nice complement to the corner shelves, adding a focal point with the mosaic accent tile. The same mosaic accent is striped down the center of the plumbing fixtures, which beautifully balances the linear tile.

The custom quartz corner seat, corner shelves and threshold are made from the same quartz as the vanity countertop, adding continuity to the whole space and contrast to the lighter tile.

After bathroom remodel

The Kingswood Approach

From design to execution, the Kingswood Approach focuses on the customized process of kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Watch your designs come to life through initial consultations, product selections, and installation – your voice is heard every step of the way. If you have a project in mind, we’d love to hear about it! The sooner you contact us, the sooner your remodel could be at the top of your favorite remodels list (and ours too).

Our Favorite Kitchen Remodel of 2018

 

The remodeling process is always special – watching ideas become reality, and old spaces be given new life never seems to get old. No matter the budget or scope of work, the finished product brings excitement and satisfaction, to both our clients and our team.

However, some transformations have really stopped us in our tracks. That is why we are excited to share with you our favorite kitchen remodel of 2018! A project that truly wowed even the experts, we are here to share the before, the after, and all the features that make this new space spectacular.

Before: A Broken Floor Plan

Before kitchen remodel

The first level of this home was broken into two distinct spaces, lacking an open floor concept conducive for the entertaining this family enjoys. The kitchen was separate from the dining room which overlooked the family room, creating an awkward and disjointed layout.

To add to the dysfunction of the layout, the kitchen lacked proper lighting, making it dark and drab. The appliances and counters were outdated, giving the family little incentive to spend time together in this space, cooking and hosting dinners.

For many families, kitchens are the generally the focal point for gathering – making memories around the table, partaking in cooking lessons where recipes are handed down to the next generation, or hosting a holiday party. This project was not just about updating a kitchen, but creating an inviting space for a family to share memorable experiences in.

 

After: Why We Love it

After kitchen remodel

Where do we start? The updated kitchen is unrecognizable, loaded with custom features, lighting accessories, and appliances we love. Some of the highlights of this remodel include:

Toe kick lighting

The toe kick lighting evenly balances light throughout this space in conjunction with recessed lights, pendant lights, and under cabinet lights. Great for offering subtle lighting after the dinner dishes are complete and the sun has set.

Built-up island edge

To elevate the overlook of the island, a focal point in the kitchen, we doubled the edge of the quartz island. Our talented fabricators worked diligently to make the seam in this built-up edge invisible.

Drop down tv screen

Whether it’s cooking, entertaining or just relaxing together, this family spends a lot of time in the kitchen. Therefore a television was on their “must have” list. Our designer incorporated a sleek drop down screen in a convenient location to not take up counter space, or be a distraction during meal time.

After kitchen remodelMicrowave drawer in island

Knowing that our customer prefers clean lines and no clutter, our designer encouraged her to incorporate her microwave in the island instead of over the stove or on a counter, as is typical in most homes. This affords easy access to getting things in and out of the microwave without having to reach overhead; and makes the cleaning process much easier.

Eclipse Full Access Cabinetry by Shiloh

The modern frameless cabinetry is not only sleek, but can offer up to 10% more interior space than framed cabinets. This kitchen remodel is not only centered around style, but also function.

Wine chiller and rack in island

Perfect for this family that loves to entertain, the wine chiller and rack accessible in the island makes for easy access and a fashionable and sleek storage space.

Glass cabinet door fronts

With floor to ceiling cabinets, the inclusion of glass door helps break up all the cabinetry. It also is a great way to insert color and personal touches without cluttering the counters.

Linear gas fireplace

We love this modern trend that provides ambiance, style and heat, making the room feel cozy and inviting.

Kitchen remodel with fireplace

Custom dining room table – coming soon!

Our customer was not having any luck finding a dining room table that she loved, so she visited the designer that spearheaded the entire renovation and the two came up with an idea for a custom dining room table. Kingswood Designs is in the process of building custom legs and we will fabricate quartz (from the exact material on her countertops) to be the table top. This portion of the project should be done in December.  

The Kingswood Approach

From design to execution, the Kingswood approach focuses on the customized process of kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Watch your designs come to life through initial consultations, product selections, and installation – your voice is heard every step of the way. If you have a project in mind, we’d love to hear about it! The sooner you contact us, the sooner your remodel could be at the top of your favorite remodels list (and ours too).

Kitchen Islands to Consider for Your Remodel

New kitchen island

A kitchen remodel can be an exciting but overwhelming task. There is a lot to consider. For example, where do you start? Consider starting with improving the functionality of your kitchen…and what’s more functional than a kitchen island?

A custom kitchen island can be used as an extra workspace, cooking station, breakfast bar, beverage center, or the focal point for entertaining. It can be the center of family life, providing a place for your family to gather, eat, and share household memories. Kitchen islands also serve beyond a functional purpose; they can also be a design statement with stylish features ideal for enhancing your room’s appearance.

So what kind of kitchen island works best in your new kitchen? Let’s look at a number of styles that are possible for your remodel:

L-Shaped Island

If you have a large open space in your kitchen and would like to add more storage capacity, workspace, and seating, an L-shaped island may be the right design for you. Their sprawling design ensures there’s plenty of workspace for multiple cooks and surface area for entertaining. This style is also a nice fit if you are looking to add an appliance to your island or achieve bar-style seating.

Outside of function, this unique shape can add a nice design element to act as a focal point of the room. Adding interesting tile or a splash of color to your kitchen island is a fun way to bring function and style together.

Circular Islands

Circular islands are a great choice particularly if you’re looking to add personality to your kitchen layout and expand seating space. Round islands will add an interesting visual appeal and elegance to your kitchen and are a go-to option if you want a unique island design. The design can go full circle or a semi-circle.

This island design is best suited for smaller kitchens and tends to provide the ease of being reachable from all angles. Circular islands incorporate roomy seating areas, usually for table height seating, and are very suitable for entertaining. Everyone sitting around the island is visible and there’s enough room for guests to comfortably eat and strike conversations. And since there are no sharp edges featured in other types of islands, a circular island is less accident prone and can be a great choice if you have active children.

Galley Island

Kitchen Island Home Remodel

The galley island has a straightforward design and fewer frills. It is typically built to be a workhorse. This style of island fits in just about any kitchen layout, provided there is enough space. Often built in open concept kitchens, galley kitchen islands ensure that your space remains efficient and flows with their streamlined design.

This design provides an extra work area and maximizes storage space due to the lack of curves and corners. Cabinets can be put back to back, making this style a good fit for a kitchen that may be tight on storage. A galley island is simple and efficient, making appliances and stored items easily accessible. The design also supports bar-style seating for entertaining.

Fully Functional Island

The fully functional kitchen island is basically a perimeter counter in the middle of the kitchen and can do everything that the primary countertops do. It is an auxiliary counter space; almost an entire second kitchen. A fully functional island is large, fixed, and has drainage, water, and electrical capabilities. It has ample countertop space that can even house another kitchen sink.

With this design, you can also incorporate appliances into the island to create a functional layout. You can have an additional water source and cooktop, or even a built in wet bar at the center of your kitchen. Do you live in a family of wine connoisseurs? A small wine fridge could make the perfect accessory! Additional appliances can be added on top or built into the structure of the island kitchen

Multi-Level Island

Is a kitchen island for eating or for cooking? A multi-level or double-tiered kitchen island is both. This type of island is ergonomically correct and has two countertop levels, making it a multi-functional piece. Cooking can be done on a lower level and eating on a higher level, acting much like the bar area in restaurants. Because it is often situated between the dining/living room and the kitchen, it also typically serves as a dividing and transition area.

U-Shaped Island

A U-shaped Island lends itself well to a large open kitchen space and is perhaps most accommodating of all kitchen island styles. Both spacious and functional, U-shaped islands give you three walls of cabinetry and a generous amount of workspace, increasing the efficiency of your kitchen. And if your island is big enough, you can add multiple appliances or seating with room to spare. This means that you can prep, cook, eat and clean without ever leaving the island. Great for busy families who are in and out of the kitchen, this space can serve everyone’s needs all at once.

 

A kitchen island can make a huge difference in how you go about your business in the kitchen. Whether you’re looking to achieve a modern, contemporary, or traditional look with your kitchen renovation, Kingswood Designs will create a functional and spacious kitchen tailored to your needs and lifestyle. We can update your existing space to create more storage and maximize efficiency, or help you design a totally new space. Contact us today to learn more!

6 Signs You May be Due for a Bathroom Remodel

bathroom remodel

The bathroom; you spend time in there every day and as such, it should be a space you love. But bathrooms don’t always get the attention they deserve. Your bathroom should be a place of comfort, the perfect environment for getting ready efficiently during a hectic morning, or a relaxing soak after a long day. Years of traffic can take a toll on your bathroom, sanity, and budget — but you don’t have to let it get to that point!

If your bathroom constantly leaves you feeling dissatisfied and you find yourself complaining about its shortcomings, you might want to consider a remodel. Sometimes, small upgrades or changes can make a world of difference but in other cases, you may need a complete makeover. There are tell-tale signs that bathroom remodeling is in your future. We’ve shared some of the most obvious signs you need a bathroom remodel:

There are Plumbing Issues

Plumbing is the “glue” that keeps everything running smoothly in the bathroom. And when it starts losing its holding power, you’re met with the overwhelming smell of mildew. Water can be particularly troublesome if it leaks, drips, or creates moldy buildup. Smells that don’t disappear after a deep clean should tell you something. It is also important to keep in mind that not all leaks are visible. Leaks can be hidden inside floors and walls, damaging them from the inside out.

When the plumbing is on its last leg, everything goes bad. If your plumbing is giving out, that is a sign that you need a bathroom remodel. To avoid major flooding and electrical issues, you must ensure your plumbing is in perfect shape and you have appropriate ventilation. The bonus? Updating these things can also provide the opportunity to update the look of your bathroom, too!

The Layout Isn’t Functional

When you’re dealing with a poorly designed bathroom, you definitely know how inconvenient it can be. The most used features should be placed in the easiest to reach places. Also, it’s recommended that features are placed up against walls to allow for the most space possible. A great design can make a small bathroom feel spacious, improve flow and aesthetics. If you can no longer live with your poorly planned bathroom, don’t. An experienced designer can create the perfect layout for any sized or shaped bathroom.

You Don’t Have Enough Storage Space

If your bathroom does not have enough storage space to store the necessities, you might be ready for a remodel. Stop buying a collection of caddies, or stacking your towels on the back of the toilet. A bathroom remodel can be the key to adding plenty of creative storage solutions without taking up space. When everything is in its proper place, you’ll have an easier time navigating, no matter how small your bathroom space is. You’ll have room to breathe, and it will ultimately make your bathroom look and feel more luxurious!

Poor Lighting

Great lighting is everything in a bathroom. If the lighting is so dim you can barely see yourself in the mirror or so bright in the morning that it blinds you, then it’s probably time for a remodel.

Don’t put all your focus in more decorative elements and neglect lighting during your bathroom makeover. Sometimes it’s the fixture itself or the placement of the fixture that makes the difference. Perhaps you need to ensure your light bar extends over your mirrors, or the light is brought down to eye level. We also recommend adding a dimmer switch so you can choose the level of brightness. A perfectly lit room can boost self-confidence and make an astounding difference.

It’s Outdated

If there is one clear sign that your bathroom remodel is well overdue for an upgrade, it is if you walk into your wallpaper covered bathroom thinking you’ve traveled to decades past. The décor sets the mood of the bathroom and it is inevitable that over time you need to update the look.

It could be that trends have changed or your tastes have evolved. Either way, your bathroom décor and color scheme are a reflection of your style. So, whether you just moved into a new house or just want to revamp the look, take time to think about these two elements; there’s no need to rush to commit to something you may end up disliking. Faucets, towel holders, cabinets, and mirrors are just part of the bathroom ambiance. A professional bathroom designer will help you choose appliances, fixtures, paint colors and more to suit your tastes.

Increase the Value of Your Property

Bathrooms are an important selling point when putting your home on the market. You may not mind your “vintage” master bathroom, but when you put your space on the market, buyers will notice. It could be the make or break factor for some otherwise serious shoppers.

If your master bathroom looks worn down and in dire need of a remodel, you might find it harder to sell. A bathroom can significantly increase your home’s value. A fancy new space can add just the right touch to spur potential buyers to action.

Tackling a renovation project doesn’t have to be stressful or overwhelming. With a vision, predetermined budget, and the right team of remodeling experts, it can be an exciting investment. Remodels can range from a simple makeover or redesign to structural renovations, updating plumbing, and everything in between. Schedule a free initial in-house design consultation with Kingswood Designs and we’ll walk you through your project.

5 Step Countertop Fabrication Process

Gorgeous countertops elevate the aesthetics of kitchens, bathrooms, bars and more. The eye is immediately drawn to sleek granite or quartz countertops, and selecting the right ones for your space is important. When you work directly with a countertop fabricator, you’re working with experts who provide complete customer service from start to finish. It’s the best way the ensure you get the most out of your countertops. Continue reading

Your Ultimate Kitchen Remodel Checklist

 

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It should be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Renovating your kitchen will increase your home’s value and make it a more enjoyable place for you to live. Before starting your remodel, it’s important to think ahead and plan accordingly.

A Kingswood Designs kitchen remodel

This checklist will provide you with a roadmap for your kitchen remodel with Kingswood Designs. Using this list, you’ll be able to achieve the kitchen of your dreams!

Plan Your Project

  • List everything you hope to achieve in your remodel
  • Make sure your lifestyle, likes, and dislikes are listed
  • Decide what’s necessary and what items are on your “wish list”
  • Think about what you consider to be most important in a kitchen
  • Determine whether you’ll be getting new appliances or re-using your existing appliances
  • Gather ideas you like from magazines, Pinterest, etc.
  • Plan for what you’ll do without the use of your kitchen during the remodel

 

Assess Your Needs

  • Determine whether you have any special storage needs
  • Identify if there are any traffic bottlenecks or areas that accumulate clutter
  • Identify your cooking style, whether professional, casual or occasional
  • Consider whether different areas should be larger or smaller
  • Consider a timeframe that works for your schedule
  • Think about which materials you’d like for flooring, sinks, countertops, cabinets, and backsplash
  • Have a clear idea of the features in your current kitchen that you’d like to keep and those you’d like to change
  • Identify other activities besides cooking that happen in your kitchen
  • Consider the future and how your needs will change over time
  • Consider the age and condition of your home
  • Develop your budget
  • Determine the value of your home
  • Include a 20% buffer in your budget for unexpected expenses

 

Hire a Professional

 

Create a Kitchen Design

  • Discuss your requirements and vision with your designer
  • Work with your selected designer to develop a detailed layout
  • Settle on the layout that will prove to be functional and fit for your lifestyle

Kitchen styles to consider:

 

Tap Into Your Style

Kitchen Countertop types to consider:

New kitchen remodel - swirly countertop design

Kitchen flooring types to consider:

  • Porcelain Tile
  • Hardwood
  • Engineered Wood
  • Wood plank tile
  • Luxury Vinyl Tile

Kitchen cabinet lines to consider:

Kitchen sink materials to consider:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Coated cast iron
  • Composite

Kitchen sink features to consider:

Kitchen lighting and electrical features to consider:

  • Track
  • Recessed
  • Inside cabinet lighting
  • Under cabinet lighting
  • Exhaust hood/fan

Kitchen finishes to consider:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Brushed Nickel
  • Polished Chrome
  • Venetian Brass
  • Oil-rubbed bronze

Special features to consider:

  • Appliance panels
  • Wainscot panels
  • Crown moldings
  • Fluted or turned columns
  • Furniture kicks
  • Wine cooler
  • Television
  • Island stools
  • Butler’s pantry
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Coffee ‘bar’

Review the contract

Review the contract to ensure it covers all the important elements including:

  • A detailed description of the project
  • Responsible party for drawing permits and submitting paperwork necessary for inspection, if applicable
  • Materials to be used
  • Brand names of products
  • Payment amounts and due dates
  • Warranties and guarantees for the final product and craftsmanship
  • The contractor’s property damage liability and insurance coverage information

Construction Stage

  • Have a temporary kitchen or consider your dining out options
  • Make room for the renovation team’s vehicles and materials by clearing out your driveway and garage

If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen, you need a partner you can trust. Kingswood Designs delivers on all projects they complete with unprecedented quality. Our installers are full-time employees whose priority is to provide quality services from start to finish. Contact us for more information. If you can dream it, you can have it!

7 Things to Consider Before your Kitchen Remodel Begins

Planning for a complete kitchen remodel or renovation? A kitchen remodel takes a good deal of upfront planning, so there are a few factors to consider before you begin. Whether you want to take on the bulk of the work or hire an expert, here’s what you need to plan and consider:

 

1. Scope of the Project

Before you begin, you should first decide what the scope of the project is going to be. Is this going to be a major, full remodel? Will it interfere with the daily activities of your household? Ask yourself these questions before you begin any work, so you don’t end up surprised along the way. It’s best to work with a professional to discuss the project beforehand. A professional with a wealth of experience can help you better navigate the process and prepare for any situation.

 

2. Your Involvement

Consider your personal capabilities before deciding to take a project on yourself. Are there aspects of the project that you may not understand? Assess the amount of manpower, tools, and time that your project may need.  Do you have family and work obligations that take up the majority of your time? If so, you may not be able to complete the work in a reasonable timeframe without some help.

Consider hiring a professional that can work with you one-on-one. A professional will ensure your project is completed on time and lessen the amount of inconvenience you’ll deal with. You can tell them exactly what you want to achieve and in return they’ll give you ideas on what will work best for you.

A professional designer will create a layout and design that work with the available space. Poor design choices in your kitchen can lower the value of your home and make it harder to sell, so it’s essential to get a pro’s take on this. Potential home buyers look for a modern, functional kitchen as one of their must-have features.

 

3. Your Renovation/Remodel Know How

Before you begin a kitchen remodel you should consider your level of expertise. Do you have experience with this type of work? How much work have you completed by yourself in the past? If you have limited experience, it’s best to have someone who knows what they are doing involved. If you hire a company like Kingswood Designs that is licensed and insured, you’ll be in good hands.

 

4. Design Ability

Consider your ability to best design a functional kitchen. Do you know what type of layout works best with the amount of space in your home?

Taking accurate measurements and designing a functional layout are a critical part of making a design work. You shouldn’t leave any concept or design ideas to chance. Make sure that everything is going to be in a place that allows adequate space to maneuver.

Another point to think about is the placement of your cabinets and the amount of storage you’ll need. If you include too many cabinets, you may make your kitchen feel cramped or impractical. If you don’t allow yourself enough storage, you may have an inadequate amount of space for things you need.

 

5. Preparing Your Home

Before your remodel begins, you’ll need to prep your home. Think about where you’ll store your kitchen items during the project. You’ll need to make space for workers and their equipment while protecting the rest of your home. Be sure to buy plastic or cloth covers to protect your furniture and housewares from the work dust. Begin packing and preparing at least one week before the work begins to avoid issues.

 

6. Living During the Remodel

A kitchen renovation or remodeling project is unfortunately going to result in some unavoidable inconveniences.  At times during your remodel, your kitchen won’t be suitable to cook in. You’ll need to make alternate arrangements for cooking and any other kitchen functions. It’s a good idea to plan your meals and food storage around the work. Going out to eat is also a convenient solution!

If you want your kitchen done quickly, a professional company is the way to go. There is a certain peace of mind knowing that there is a set time frame for the work to happen within. With an end goal in sight, your project will be less stressful.

 

7. Satisfaction with the Finished Product

A Beautiful Newly Remodeled Kitchen By Kingswood Designs

In the end, you want a kitchen that you can be proud of, and be comfortable working in. Don’t settle for less than you deserve. If you have hesitations about tackling this type of project on your own, you should enlist help. An experienced kitchen remodeler can ensure you’ll have a fabulous finished project to show off.

Be sure to select a company that belongs to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, such as Kingswood Designs. Certifications and memberships ensure you are choosing a trustworthy team. A great kitchen can increase the value of your home substantially. Select a kitchen renovation company that has a reputation for quality results so you can rest easy during the project.

Preparation is the key to a successful project and a satisfying outcome. Planning will help keep the project on track. Visit our showroom today to get paired with your experienced design consultant.

5 Stylish Edges To Consider For Your Countertops

Countertops are often the focal point of any kitchen or bathroom. When you’re choosing new countertops, there are two important choices that you’ll make: the material and the edge profile. The right edge can tie together your design aesthetic and enhance your material’s unique beauty.

If you’re unsure which style would best suit your design, you should consult with a professional kitchen or bathroom designer. They can give you helpful information and feedback to allow you to weigh your options.

Here are the edge options we offer to our customers at Kingswood Designs:

Countertop chiseled edge profile

1. Chiseled Edge

The most natural looking countertop edge, this is sure to garner attention. If you’re looking for a rustic style that will be the highlight of the room, this is the edge for you. These countertops are chiseled to look as if they were broken off rather than cut, which gives them their organic appearance. Once chiseled, the edges are smoothed to create a more refined appearance. Then, they are sealed or coated. The cost for a chiseled edge can vary depending on the amount of work and desired look of the finished product.

 


Countertop Ogee Edge Profile

2. Ogee Edge

The ogee countertop edge is a classic countertop edge. It’s cut only on the top horizontal edge. The style consists of rounded cuts, one is concave and the other is convex. This cut is most popular in traditional kitchen designs and carries a moderate price tag.

 


3. Hall Bullnose

The half bullnose cut is simple, sleek, and easy to maintain. It’s rounded at the top only, and square at the bottom. This countertop cut handles wear and tear with ease. It works well for any design and is cost-effective.

 


4. Eased

The eased countertop edge is also sometimes referred to as a flat edge. It’s not actually flat, but rather, slightly rounded at the edges. This edge is cost-effective, resists wear and tear, and is easy to clean and maintain. It’s a simple style for most home designs and is an excellent choice for both kitchens and bathrooms. Although this cut is less decorative than other options, it is a clean look.

 


Countertop Half Inch Bevel Edge Profile

5. Half Inch Bevel

The half bevel is a great option for people who don’t want a flat or rounded design. This design features a bevel on the top edge of the counter and adds visual texture and appeal. It’s an excellent selection for designs that feature a lot of clean lines. The half inch bevel is a moderately priced edge and can offer a contemporary look.

 


Choosing a Countertop Edge

Here are a few points to consider before making your final countertop edge decision:

Tie it in With Your Overall Design

You want to make sure that your countertop edge will be cohesive and help tie the room together. Do you have a kitchen or bathroom design that will complement the type of countertop edge that you like? If you select a more expensive, intricate edge, but have a simple design, then your edge may look out of place. Ask your fabricator or designer about options that work best for your design plan.

Focus on Functionality

Next, you should focus on the functionality of the countertop. Do you need an easy to care for and maintain style? You should consider whether you feel your countertop edge can hold up to the activity level in your home.

Work Within Your Budget

Finally, you want to outline your budget for your countertops, and try to stay within it. Decide which types of edges are within your price range and narrow down the selection from there. Budgeting when creating a room is the key to making sure everything comes together. If your kitchen or bathroom is going to feature a more luxurious design, then the ogee, chiseled, or half bevel countertop edge may be right for you. Keep in mind that selecting a simple edge doesn’t mean that you are sacrificing looks. Simple edges look clean and stylish too.

When you are ready to begin your countertop project  contact Kingswood Designs. Kingswood has a skilled and knowledgeable staff that will work with you step by step to give you the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams. Kingswood Designs take pride in their craftsmanship and the quality of their products. If you would like to see these countertop edges in person, visit our showroom and see them for yourself.  Call or stop by today and speak with a consultant to get started with your project. Let the kitchen and bathroom experts give you the look you want and help you get the most for your money.