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How to Choose an Edge for Your Kitchen Countertop in San Fernando

by Elias Deukmajian | Kitchen Remodel

Building your new kitchen or remodeling your current space can be a daunting task. You have literally infinite options and possibilities. Whether you are a first time home buyer or have lived in the same place for decades, you deserve the time and options necessary to find the perfect match that suits your tastes and needs.

One popular choice to spruce up a quick remodel or to bring together the last touches of a new build is the kitchen countertop. There are so many factors to consider, from color to materials, to what other parts of the house want to be matched. You need a source you can trust who will help answer the questions you have in order to get the absolute best results.

What factors should be considered when choosing a countertop edge?

After you’ve gone through all the hard work of matching the exact countertop you want to the rest of the room, you still have to choose what edge you want!

This can seem like too much, but with this helpful guide we’ll talk through some of the options you have to help you be informed rather than intimidated into a choice you will regret down the road. As always, our experts are here to help you make the right choice, but knowing your options can assist the process.

  • Standard Edge Designs: These are less ornate, but still elegant in their simplicity. This includes the popular single or double bullnose, where the one or both edges are rounded to the center of the face. A flat surface is polished mirroring the top and fits perfectly into a contemporary style kitchen. A beveled edge offers a bit of both worlds in maintaining a very simple look but offering the customization of choosing exactly what angle fits your setting best.
  • Specialized or otherwise more distinct edges: These styles branch out a little more allowing boundless creativity on your part. This in no way sacrifices the classic look, the material will make up that end, while a bold edge defines the space on your terms. This can include multiple styles of cut choices such as ogees, mitres, and quarter rounds. The difference here being that these angled cuts can be stacked on top of each other, mixed and matched for the top and bottom edge, and create virtually any combination you can imagine.
  • Chiseled Edge or rock face: Considered by some to be a more rustic or natural finish, the idea with this edge is to cut into the rock and leave a rougher, less polished surface behind. Don’t worry. This is not a threatening roughness that is going to cut people walking by or tear fabrics. It is simply a deliberate design to leave a natural and popular rock surface appearance.
A common concern is that these designs ranging from simple to delicate will in some way dictate the durability of the edge. When working in the world of rock countertops and surfaces, this final design decision is not going to impact the ability to stand up to use in any substantial way. Choice may be bound to an extent by what material you are choosing, but overall, this is an aesthetic choice you are making to build the space that you pictured in your mind.

Kitchen Emporium is Here to Help You

Countertop edges are only one example of the choices you will make while building your ideal kitchen. The experts at Kitchen Emporium will walk through the entire process to ensure you know your options in countertop materials, purposes, and design functions. No detail is left unaccounted for, so you can walk away knowing you’ll be just as happy with your choice ten years from now as you are the day your build is completed.

Kitchen Countertop Installation We have operated in Southern California for over two decades. With dozens of options in all categories such as colors, materials, style, and themes, you can combine your unique taste in thousands of ways to build your dream kitchen.

Our service area includes much of Southern California; the San Fernando Valley, San Diego, and San Marcos areas. Call or stop by today to find out how we can make your dream home become a reality.