Choosing a Countertop Edge Profile with Help from a Kitchen Remodeler

There are various elements to be considered when remodeling your kitchen. Deciding on the layout, determining the most ideal storage options like cabinets and drawers, and choosing the material for the countertops are all important when doing a remodel. Another element that affects the function and overall look of your kitchen is your kitchen countertop edge profile. This detail may seem unimportant to some, but the type of edge profile used determines whether the countertop is subtle or grabs the most attention in the space. A skilled kitchen remodeler will help you choose the edge profile that’s well-suited for your newly designed kitchen.

Full Bullnose Edge

The bullnose is an edge that is a full round on top and at the bottom. This edge profile is considered one of the safest options especially when there are children in the house. Because it has no blunt corners or sharp corners, the edges won’t be easily chipped or scratched, avoiding unsightly damage to your countertops. The bullnose edge also makes the countertop look thinner.

Ogee Edge

The ogee is among the most popular edge profile. It is a big groove that becomes a downward curve in the opposite direction. It works well in traditional kitchens. Depending on the design of the space, this edge profile – despite feeling more ornate than the others – can make the kitchen look more impressive or formal.

Eased Edge

The eased edge is the simplest of all the edge details. Generally, it has a 90 degree edge but with an easing of the corners to make a straight edge less harsh. Among the edge details, this type is the easiest to clean. The eased edge also gives countertops the thickest look.

Marine Edge

The marine edge offers a practical design due to its raised outer edge. Typically seen on stainless steel countertops for laboratories and other work surfaces, this edge can also be useful for kitchens. The raised edge prevents water from spilling onto the drawers and cabinets below, where you don’t want water to be going.


About valleyhomeimprv

Steve Silverman is Cape Cod native with a BA in psychology from Bates College. He moved to the Pioneer Valley in 2004 and became a VP with VHI a year later, then bought the 20 employee company in 2013. He and his wife and two teenagers have a farm in Southampton where he spends time growing food and learning new ways to live in harmony with the land.

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