Add a touch of elegance and durability to any kitchen. Granite countertops are a great addition to any home and can increase your home’s resale value. Known for its durability, granite is a natural stone that is resistant to scratches, heat, and stains. Granite countertops can withstand the demands of daily use such as placing hot pots or pans directly on the surface.
Granite countertops come with many options to choose from because Granite comes in many different colours, patterns, and finishes. There are many different factors you need to think about when choosing a granite countertop. One of the factors you need to consider when choosing granite countertops is the type of edge you want. The edge can enhance the look and feel of the entire granite countertop, adding style, and functionality. The perfect granite countertop edge will add the finishing touch to your countertops, elevating them from ordinary, to extraordinary.
Elevate your space
Choosing the right edging for your granite countertops can enhance the overall look and feel of your kitchen, or bathroom, and complement the style of your space. Keep in mind the overall style of your home, and determine the style you want to achieve in each room. For example, a bevelled granite countertop edge suits a traditional style, while a bullnose or waterfall edge works well for a contemporary aesthetic. If you are wanting a sleek, streamlined modern look, a straight edge could be the best option.
What makes granite a popular choice for countertops, especially in kitchens is its functionality. Aesthetics are important when it comes to selecting the finishing touches, but functionality is equally important. Granite countertops are great for many different lifestyles because they are easy to clean and maintain. When choosing which edge is the right one for you, consider who lives in your home. If you live in a busy home with young children, then it may be best to avoid sharp edges. A rounded edge can be more suitable and can help prevent bumps and bruises.
Work with the natural pattern in the stone
Granite is a beautiful natural product: no two granite countertops are the same. When deciding on an edge shape, take into account the pattern and its movement on the slab. If there is an intricate pattern or veining, you might want to select a more simple edge, to let the natural beauty of the stone shine through. If your granite is more subdued and uniform, then a more decorative or elaborate edge can make it pop. The thickness of the slab will also play a role in determining the ideal edge. You do not want to choose a design that is too intricate for thinner slabs, as that can result in sharp edges.
Match your existing design elements
Consider the existing design elements in your home, such as your cabinets, backsplash, and other pictures. Choose an edge that complements or contrasts with these elements to create a cohesive and visually appealing design. For example, if your kitchen has a sleek, contemporary look and feel, a clean, angular edge can help create a seamless flow throughout your kitchen. For a more traditional, or rustic style, a chiselled edge could fit right in.
Onyx Countertops can help you
Custom kitchen countertops are our specialty, and we love helping our customers create the perfect design for their space. With so many options to choose from, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of options for counter edges alone. Our skilled, experienced team can help you make the right choices, and navigate through the numerous options. We will take your specific requirements, and create a stunning finished product that will seamlessly integrate with the rest of your home.
Selecting the right edge for your granite countertop is a choice that combines aesthetics, functionality, and personal preference. By taking into consideration your home’s style, practical needs, personal wants, granite patterns, and existing design elements, you can confidently choose granite countertops that enhance the beauty of your kitchen.
If you are wondering how we can help you create your dream kitchen, contact us, and our expert team will guide you through the process of selecting the right granite for your home.