When designing your new Albuquerque kitchen or bath, there’s more to countertop edge styles than you might suspect. For example, did you know the three styles that work best in small kitchens are the single bevel, bullnose, and eased edge?The experts at Rocky Mountain Stone can give you all the details you need to make your countertops bring a style all your own to your home.
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It’s often the smaller design elements that make your kitchen or bath unique, with all your choices coming together to create a beautiful, seamless appearance. From standard to specialty and custom, here’s a quick look at the most popular countertop edge styles available for your Albuquerque home.
- Flat polish, a simple and classic edge profile, is most often seen in contemporary design.
- A bevel finish features a subtle angle cut that is typically 45 degrees but can be customized to enhance the room’s design elements.
- A full bullnose edge is a classic design with a rounded finish that gives a soft touch and makes the edge appear thinner, while a half bullnose finish gives a thicker appearance to the edge.
- For sleeker looks in traditional kitchens, a quarter round edge’s top has a slight radius.
Specialty countertop edges are ideal for homeowners who want to add that extra touch of high design and elegance to the room.
Double quarter rounds feature a “pencil round” edge on both the top and bottom of the countertop.
For a striking look, a double bevel can be customized with different size angles and widths.
Mitered drop apron edges are assembled from two pieces of material and are sometimes glued together (aka a double laminated edge).
The classic Ogee edge has a concave radius and looks great in traditional rooms. The double Ogee is a fancier cut featuring two concave radii, one more shallow than the other.
Dupont edges are convex and are often referred to as “inverted Ogee” edges.
For a rustic, natural look, a rock face or chiseled edge profile exposes the raw stone.
While you can usually get whatever edge you prefer, some materials are better suited to certain styles over others. Contact us today to learn more about which countertop edge styles are appropriate for your Albuquerque home.