Is A Beveled Edge Profile Right for Your Project?
One of the important factors to consider when designing a kitchen is the countertop that will be used. Along with choosing a material for your countertop project you need to consider the design style, the color palette, and other characteristics. One detail that could be easy to overlook is the edge profile on the countertop. In this post, we will take a look at aspects that make the beveled edge profile right for some applications. Some of the things we will consider include identifying this profile type, its benefits, and which design styles beveled edges compliment.
What Is A Beveled Edge Profile?
In the realm of edge profiling tools there are a number of profile shapes. Each one offers distinct traits that make it a good choice for specific designs and functionality; not to mention daily usage. So what is a beveled edge profile? Without going into detail, it is an edge profile with at least one 45° slope on it. If you would like the detailed explanation, read our page entitled Beveled Edge Profiles
One of many different styles of stone edge profiles, the beveled edge is simple, clean and has sharp lines. The design and nature of the beveled edges lend themselves to specific design styles and offer some benefits as well. Let’s look at these aspects of the beveled edge stone profile.
Benefits of A Beveled Countertop Edge
Every edge profile offers benefits of some kind. Even if it is simply the eye appeal of its owner, any given edge profile offers at least one benefit. The beveled edge stone profile is no different. let’s look at some of the benefits that make the beveled edge profile right for some situations.
First, beveled edges are popular. How is that a benefit? The fact that beveled edge profiles are popular means that many people like them. So the appeal of bevel edges in a kitchen makes it more desirable.
Second, The flat surfaces that go with the beveled edges are easy to keep clean. Edge profiles with concave shapes and grooves can be more challenging to clean. Getting cleaner and cloths into the grooves and curves can take more time and effort.
Finally, beveled edges offer clean, sleek lines that are straight and complimentary with a wide variety of interior design styles. let’s look at some of them now.
Design Styles Right for Beveled Edges
As we have mentioned, edge profiles match up nicely with various design styles. In fact, the beveled edge profile compliments a number of design styles used for interior decorating. We will consider three of the popular ones. The references describing the design styles to follow are quotes taken from rochele decorating.
The first design style that works well using a beveled edge profile that we will consider is the modern design style. This style is marked by clean, crisp lines and a color palette that is not too broad. Note how designers describe the modern design style:
Modern is a broad design term that typically refers to a home with clean, crisp lines, a simple colour palette and the use of materials that can include metal, glass and steel.
Crisp, clean lines are right up the proverbial alley of the beveled edge profile. As a result, modern designs can make good use of these edge profiles.
Minimalist Interior Design
The minimalist design style is one that makes use of crisp, sharp, lines to give the room a clean feel. The following quote highlights this truth:
Minimalism is ultimately defined by a sense of functionality and ultra-clean lines.
Beveled edges certainly are clean. Even though a straight edge profile might be a little bit better choice for minimalist design, beveled certainly would not be out of the question.
By definition Transitional design works well with the beveled edge profiles. Why is that the case? Well consider how Transitional design is described:
Transitional design also includes relatively neutral colour palettes, creating a calming and relaxed space that manages to feel both stylish and sleek, as well as warm and inviting.
As we have already noted, beveled edges convey a sense of sleek and clean design. Since this style of design requires the sleek element (at least to a certain degree), it works well with beveled edges.
Well there you have it, we have looked at the characteristics of beveled edge profiles and why they are beneficial. We then followed up with some specific design styles that are conducive to this kind of profile. As you can see the beveled edge profile is versatile. So there is a pretty good chance it will work well with one of your designs.