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3 Countertop Edge Styles That Work Best in Small Kitchens

Mar 12, 2018 | by Linda Fennessy

When it comes to kitchen remodeling services, there's more to consider than just picking out cabinets and countertops. Did you know that the style of your countertop edges can play a significant role, especially in small kitchens? 

It's a common misconception that the edge style is merely an afterthought, with many choosing on a whim or personal preference. But beware - in a compact kitchen, an overly ornate edge can unintentionally dominate the scene, drawing the eye away from the overall aesthetic and making the space seem even smaller. 

So, whether you're renovating your cooking area in Bucks County or just thinking about it, contact experts first and discuss your ideas.

solid-surface-edge-styles-for-webHow do you choose a countertop edge for a small kitchen?

Whether you’re installing a stone, solid surface or laminate, the following three edge styles will prevent this problem and will serve you well, functionally and aesthetically. They are easy to clean because they lack the grooves in fancier styles that can collect dust and food crumbs. The single bevel also looks like you spent a lot of money on your kitchen even though, depending on the countertop material, the cost is often comparable to the double-eased.

1. Single Bevel

Single beveled is a square edge cut along the top at a more or less than 45-degree angle. The straight lines and slight decoration add a touch of elegance to a small kitchen without overwhelming the color or styles of the counter, wall, cabinet, floors, appliances or furniture. The single bevel also looks like you spent a lot of money on your kitchen even though, depending on the countertop material, the cost is often comparable to the double-eased model.

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2. Bullnose

Bullnose is a smooth, rounded edge cut that gracefully enhances any countertop material. The curved design adds a touch of elegance to a small kitchen without overwhelming the color or styles of the counter, wall, cabinet, floors, appliances or furniture. The Bullnose also looks like you broke the bank, yet depending on the countertop material, the cost is often comparable to the double-eased type.

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3. Eased Edge

An Eased edge style is a slightly ‘softened’ square that alleviates that hard, sharp edge typically seen on laminate countertops. Although the eased edge style doesn’t detract from a small kitchen. In fact, it will actually add an upscale look to small kitchens and complements modern designs that incorporate thin or oddly shaped counters and hidden counter extensions that you pull out when you need additional work or meal space.

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Who provides professional kitchen remodeling services in Bucks County and beyond?

Embarking on a kitchen remodel is no small endeavor. It's crucial to align your choices with your space and style, ensuring you don't end up second-guessing your decisions a month post-installation. That's where our Bucks County team steps in - we're committed to helping you navigate through the sea of choices, finding that perfect countertop edge style that speaks to you.

Offering in-home consultations, our design squad is eager to dive into your ideas, sculpting a kitchen that your family will adore for many moons to come. And it doesn't end there - they'll stand by your side throughout the entire journey, keeping you in the loop every step of the way.

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Topics: Countertops Kitchen Design and Style