The Right Edge For your Countertops
Square and standard thickness. Less is often more. In a clean-lined and simple kitchen, a basic 3cm-square profile works best. Each kitchen has something that stands out and says "look at me." Sometimes it's the tile, sometimes it's the lighting, and sometimes it's the countertop material.
It's the details that make a kitchen unique. Every small choice intersects to create the finished product and as many who have endured a remodel know, the small choices can be agonizing. Selecting an edge profile for your countertops is one of these choices. Here's a quick study in a few of the options and what they look like as part of a greater whole.
Square and mitered. Most of the time when you see an extra-thick countertop, it's a mitered edge. Meaning that the thickness is standard either 2cm or 3cm with a mitered frame around the sides, making the slab look thicker. This is a great way to make your kitchen countertops the focal point, and it can work well in either a modern or traditional kitchen.
Full Bullnose. This rounded edge detail is a timeless classic, great for traditional kitchens.
Ogee. I love contrasting a traditional ogee edge on an island with a more contemporary square edge on the perimeter walls. It's another timeless classic that works well in traditional kitchens.
Here are a few line drawings of countertop edge profiles for reference. As you can see the options are almost limitless.