Choosing the Perfect Granite Edge For Your Kitchen Renovation

One of the most exciting moments in your kitchen renovation will undoubtedly be choosing your new granite countertops.  Homeowners, especially those who love to cook, value granite for its durability, its easy maintenance, and–of course–its gorgeous appearance.

When selecting your granite countertops, you’ll want to consider the color and texture of your cabinets, floors, and backsplash, in order to choose a stone that matches your decor.  But you’ll need to make another choice as well, one which seems like a simple detail, but actually has important implications for your space: granite edge.

Granite edge is the shape in which your countertop edges are finished, and there are many varieties to choose from.  A few of the common options are straight edge, bullnose, bevel, ogee, and double ogee.  Each edge brings a different design note into your kitchen, so it’s important to spend time choosing the right one.

The straight edge is a popular choice with homeowners seeking a sleek, modern kitchen with clean lines.  However, the straight edges can also be rather sharp, so a family with young children or a small space might consider a bevel edge, which also features clean lines, but tempers sharp corners and edges with a small incline.  If safety is your first priority, then the bullnose edge is probably the best choice for you, as its rounded curve makes it more kid-friendly.

For a luxurious look, both the ogee and double ogee edges add a timeless appeal to your countertops with their delicate slopes.  These high-end edges look particularly nice in a kitchen with light granite (or even marble) countertops.

Contact us to learn more about choosing the perfect countertops for your kitchen renovation.

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