What do you need to know about the edge of your countertop?
The edge profile your countertop is often one of the most overlooked choices when choosing a material. But the reality is, from the initial kitchen design to the installation, every little detail counts. The thickness or shape of your granite or marble material may seem insignificant, but the choice is actually really important to your overall design. Whether you choose a beveled edge or a round one, here’s what you need to keep in mind when choosing the thickness and model of your countertop.
Consider your budget.
With edge profiles, the more detailed the style, the more expensive. If your kitchen remodel has a strict low-cost budget, a simple design will be your best bet. Budget-friendly shapes include a more standard option, like a classic eased or roundover edge. However, if you are looking for something that stands out, we recommend exploring our other options, like a beveled square edge or a premium 6cm eased edge. Explore our other options here.
Consider your furniture.
If your kitchen includes a bar countertop of any type, we advise away from choosing rough cut edges. While it may add to the interest and beauty of your workspace, it could be inconvenient (and dangerous) when it comes to mealtime. An eased or rounded style is usually the better choice to avoid scratches on your stools, or on your guests for that matter!
Consider your little ones.
Every kid has a desire to become a chef at some point, so don’t let your counter put a stop to their dreams. Sharp edges can lead to an off-limits kitchen area for children, but where’s the fun in that? Go with a rounded edge and make baking cookies a little easier!
Ready to choose your edge profile? Contact Cutstone today and
we’ll get you started toward creating the home of your dreams!