Throughout the process of a kitchen remodel, picking a countertop edge is probably the last thing on your mind or a detail that you don’t consider. Yet, if you do end up picking a countertop edge it can give your kitchen a little more personality.
The most popular countertop edge is a square edge and a standard thickness. A standard thickness for countertops is 3cm. When using the square edge with a standard kitchen your kitchen takes on a classic or modern look and your countertop doesn’t command attention. If you enjoy the look of the square edge but want more personality try looking for a thicker countertop. Similarly, the eased edge is a softened square edge. This is a very popular edge style that gives an upscale look without breaking the bank.
This edge exposes the raw stone giving it a more rustic and natural look. This paired with a soapstone or honed finished granite or quartz takes on the ultimate natural finish. The juxtaposition between a polished finish and a natural edge is also a fun, rustic look.
A beveled edge removes the top corner from a square edge. This is a simple touch that can give your countertop a touch of elegance. This edge looks great with a contemporary designs, and the angle of the beveled can be customized. There is also a double bevel option which miters the top and bottom square edge.
This edge is typically used in traditional kitchens, and features a soft, classic look. Due to the “tapered” edge it takes on the look of being thinner. The half bullnose is also typical of a traditional kitchens. Because a half bullnose doesn’t taper the whole countertop this edge makes the countertop look larger.
Dupont, Ogee, French Cove Edge
These are more decorative edge styles that are popular in very traditional homes. The Dupont edge is a convex half radius and an Ogee edge is a concave half radius. French Coves take on an Ogee edge with a final ledge on the bottom.
There are also less popular custom designs such as the double Ogee, Lindy, Triple Pencil, etc. The fancier the edge the more you are going to end up paying for them, keep that in mind.
If you would like us to help you find a countertop and edge that best fits your homes’ style, contact us.