Let’s Talk About Finishing Off Your Countertops

You’ve selected the perfect stone to compliment your kitchen, bathroom, or basement counters, now it’s time to discuss finishing the deal. You can complete the look of your countertops by selecting from a variety of finishes. Based on your design and budget, one of these choices will bring it all together, completing the look of your home.

Eased Countertop Edges

Usually, you can request that the edges of your counter be eased without incurring any extra costs. (This may change if the dimensions of your request go above the provider’s standard. To maintain the economics of this option, it is best used on counters that are less than 1 ¼ inch thick.) Eased counters are very versatile and work well with almost any style cabinet door and you don’t have to worry about chips.

Full Bullnose Countertop Edges

Compared to standard eased edges, you can expect to pay around $6-$7 more for each linear foot of a full bullnose design. It’s a higher end finish that’s equally as versatile. Many think the upcharge is worth the money because this option makes it less harsh to accidently bump into your countertop edges. Others opt against it because it makes it easier for spills to travel into your drawers. This is easily solved by having your edges kerfed.

Ogee Countertop Edges

This option runs $8-$12 more for each linear foot but the ripples and coves of an ogee edge are an elegant transformation for your cabinets. While it enhances the formal appeal of your space, the projecting points aren’t very comfortable to lean on. It’s not an ideal option for areas with a lot of busy traffic from accident prone people and small children since an ogee edge is known to chip.

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