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:
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.
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.
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.
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.