Countertop Edges in Small Kitchens

 In blog, Countertops Aurora

Not all of us are blessed with having a large kitchen. For those confined to smaller spaces, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a stunning kitchen. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, there are certain design tricks that you can take advantage of to give your kitchen the illusion of being larger than it really is. We’ll cover some of those design tricks and how that applies to countertop edge choice.

Edges Matter

While it seems like the countertop edge is a very small detail, it is a decision that should go beyond personal impulse. Depending on your kitchen and personal style, the countertop edge can draw the eye or simply be a subtle detail. Some are more practical than others, and as you’ll see, not all are suitable for small kitchens.

Clean Lines

One of the top design tricks to making a small kitchen look bigger is to keep the lines clean and simple. The busier the kitchen looks, the smaller it starts to look. This design principle can be applied to both cabinets and countertops. Avoid ornate countertop edges like the double ogee, which are not only fussier in terms of maintenance, but they also add extra lines to the kitchen.

Single Bevel

One type of simple countertop edge that looks great in a small kitchen is the single bevel edge. In a single bevel, the top edge of the countertop is cut at a 45-degree angle. It not only produces those simple, clean lines we were talking about, but it actually looks like you spent more on your countertop, even though the single bevel is usually one of the more affordable edges.


The bullnose edge is one of the edge types that looks great in most kitchens. Unlike the eased edge, the bullnose is completely rounded, adding simple, elegant curves to a kitchen. The end result is subtle, but it adds interesting detail without taking away attention from the cabinets and countertops.

When you’re ready to upgrade your Colorado kitchen, contact Niron Depot. You’ll work with one of our design experts to visualize your new kitchen, from countertops the hardware, and everything in between.