Once you’ve chosen the perfect countertop to go in your custom home kitchen, you have one more choice to make- which countertop edge profile to go with. It’s a small choice, but one that can make a big impact. There are lots of options, some more popular than others, so here is your guide to them!
An eased countertop edge is one of the most popular styles. It’s just short of being entirely square. The edges are slightly rounded but otherwise have the overall profile of straight lines. Eased edges are easy to work with, and go great with any style. They read modern, classy, and elegant. The benefit of them is that they’re classic, but don’t have any sharp edges to get hurt on.
A bullnose edge, also known as a rounded edge, is another popular and versatile edge profile. As the name implies, the edges are rounded from top to bottom. This style is popular in families with small children for obvious reasons. This style looks good in most spaces and is easy to clean and maintain.
A beveled countertop edge profile has become more popular in custom homes lately. It’s a more contemporary look. It’s one of the easiest styles to keep clean, which is partly why it’s so popular. A beveled edge as a 45-degree slice from the top with an eased edge on the bottom.
An ogee edge profile is one of the more traditional styles but really brings luxury to a space. Two soft curves create an attractive “S” shape, and the hardness of the curve can be varied to your liking. This style works best in larger spaces and is almost exclusively used for granite and quartz countertops. It’s a more complicated style though so it will cost more!
A mitered edge can be thought of like a cliff. The top featured an eased edge, but the bottom is cut off in a sharp decline. This style of often used to create a seamless edge between two tops of a countertop, often in a waterfall design. A good mitered edge cut takes skill. If you’re wanting a thicker slab without the cost, consider mitered two pieces together to mimic the look!
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