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Choosing the Right Edge For Your Denver Granite Countertops

So, you’ve decided to use Denver granite on your countertops, found an installer, and even picked a color that you think will work perfectly in your home. What next? There’s one more decision that you have to make: which edge do you want? Here are some of the different options:

Straight Edges
If you are going for a clean, minimalistic look in your kitchen, it’s best to choose a granite countertop with a straight edge. You should also use a straight edge if you don’t want your countertops to distract from another design element in your kitchen, such as unique cabinets or bright colored appliances. Although they are called straight edges, they are actually not completely straight. These edges are slightly curved so they aren’t sharp and dangerous. One of the most popular straight edges is the radius, which is slightly rounded at the top of the edge, and then squared at the bottom.

Curved Edges
Straight edges have a slight curve, but the curved shape is much more pronounced in curved edges. These edges are timeless and will complement any type of kitchen. But because they instantly soften the entire room, curved edges work best in warm and inviting kitchens. You should also consider curved edges if you have small children in your home. It’s much safer for a child to bump his head on a curved edge countertop than it is for him to bump it against a straight or fancy edge. If you’re a clumsy cook, you also won’t have to worry about hurting yourself if you bump into a curved edge countertop.

If you are interested in a curved edge countertop, ask your installer to see samples of pencil, bullnose, and Tuscan curve edges to get an idea of what they look like.

Fancy Edges
Finally, homeowners also have the option of choosing from various fancy edges. This type of edge is used to give the kitchen a luxurious and expensive feel. Fancy edges are much more detailed than curved and straight edges, so they look more bold and expensive. If you are intrigued by fancy edges but don’t want them to overpower the rest of your kitchen, consider using them only on your kitchen’s island. Then, use a straight or curved edge on the rest of your countertops to provide balance.

One thing to keep in mind is that the demand for fancy edges comes and goes over time. If you plan on selling your home in the near future, it may be best to stick to a classic straight or curved edge to appeal to more buyers.

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