Countertop edges may be a minor detail, but they can make a big difference in the overall look of your kitchen. That said, it’s important to choose an edge treatment that complements your space. With a vast selection of edge treatments to choose from, making the right choice can be a challenge. Fortunately, Envy Home Services is here with a guide to some popular kitchen countertop edge treatments you might want to consider.
This works well with different design styles. A square edge adds a unique touch without drawing attention away from other major details, like a decorative tile backsplash. You can choose from its two variations — the eased edge and square edge with waterfall. The former is an edging treatment that features a square flat face with a slightly rounded top edge, while the latter flows down to the floor instead of stopping at the edge.
Known for its elegance, a beveled edge is an indicator that the countertop was crafted from real stone. It’s a more affordable granite look-alike with a soft chamfered edge. There’s also a variation of this treatment called extreme beveled edge, where the upper half of the bevel features a very slanted pitch instead of the standard 45 degrees.
If you want a sturdy-looking countertop that’s cheaper than a solid slab, mitered edge is the way to go. A mitered edge is a great choice for making the countertop the focal point of the room. It also complements both traditional and modern designs. Another variant of this treatment is eased and mitered edge, which is a mitered top with a slightly eased rounded edge and rounded corners.
Popular for its attractive contemporary look, a bullnose edge is a smart choice for kids’ bathrooms as it doesn’t have any sharp edges. Its variations include demi-bullnose, which combines the curve of the bullnose with some angling along the bottom corner of the edge. Another is half-bullnose, which features a rounded top edge and a larger cross-section of the stone.