Once you have decided on the perfect worktop for your Kube kitchen, the next thing to consider is the edge detail. Outlined here are several of the most popular kitchen worktop edge detail profiles to help you get started. This is an important decision since it will have an affect on the style, function, safety, and maintenance of your new kitchen. In addition to the aesthetic qualities, it is important to think about how the worktop is used and how your kitchen fits into your lifestyle. For instance, a rounded profile might be safer in high traffic areas with younger household members compared to a kitchen worktop with an edged detail. However and edged detail will have a sturdier feel. Here we look at some of the more popular edge details for modern kitchen worktops.
The Chamfer is elegant and sleek and fits well in a contemporary kitchen. It's simple, flat design makes it easy to clean. People find a beveled edge on their kitchen worktop has more of a sturdy feel versus a rounded edge. If you have a heavy pan sitting on the side of the counter top and it gets knocked the chances it will wobble or fall will be less with a flat edge. The Chamfer has a nice simple line that looks great in modern kitchens.
Kube Kitchen's designers can help to guide you to creating the perfect kitchen, fitted for you. If you are planning a new kitchen or a remodel then be sure to book a consultation with one of our certified kitchen designers.
The pencil edge is named simply for it's soft, rounded pencil like contour. It's popularity is due to it's safety compared to squared edges. Additionally, the rounded is significantly less prone to chipping when impacted. Accidents do happen, though with many of the modern quartz worktops are virtually indestructible. The clean lines of this edge design will be right at home in any modern kitchen. It is easy to clean. Regardless of which edge you choose the pencil edge will likely be used around your sink.
For many contemporary kitchens a thinner worktop is used to integrate with the modern feel. The Shark nose edge detail helps to accentuate this and is a great accompaniment for a kitchen with handless doors. The effect can be remarkable, giving the kitchen worktop almost a perception of hovering above the cabinets. The reverse angle makes for easy, ergonomic operation of handleless doors allowing your fingers to more easily slide into the space behind the cabinet door.
Have a look at this amazing Jurassic Brown Quartzite worktop in our Sandyford show room or
@kubekitchens on Instagram.
Though no edge will be precisely square this edge on your kitchen worktop will be as close as it gets. One of the benefits of a kitchen worktop with this edge is that it is easy to clean. It has an extremely sturdy edge but might not be appropriate in areas with heavy traffic or young children.
This is a sample of the most popular edge details that look great with contemporary kitchens. If you would like to learn more about edge detail options for your kitchen you can schedule a free consultation with one of our designers. If you have any other questions you would like us to answer in Design Tips, send us a message on our Facebook or Instagram page. Drop into one of our showrooms in Dublin or Cork to see all that Kube has to offer.