Would A Half Bullnose Look Good... Picture

trudymomAugust 14, 2008

Would a half bullnose granite edge look good with an island like this that has an overhang, or should I use a pencil edge? My overhang looks like the first picture, but my island is styled with all drawers like the second picture. Drawers are shaker style. Thank you!

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I personally think a full bull nose looks much better. It is also much safer if you have small children that could bump their heads into the countertop edge. A half bullnose has a much sharper edge, while a full bullnose is totally rounded. Either will hurt if you bump your head into it, but you are not likely to split the skin and bleed with a full bullnose.


    Bookmark   August 14, 2008 at 11:03AM
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In the pictures it appears that the counters have an eased edge, which is a nice soft squared edge. Personally I prefer that clean look to having rounded edges, especially when they drop off into a straight line (like a half bullnose).

Don't get me wrong...I like designed edges, and have some magnificant ones going into my home, but with my shaker style cabs, I went with a similar profile of a squared edge (eased so the edges aren't pencil sharp) which flows well with the squares on the doors.

A couple of times our KD (My design, her order and a few tweeks) has suggested curved "stuff" (wood etc) to add to the kitchen. The rounded items never look good with the clean squared edges of shaker in my opinion.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2008 at 11:08AM
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I prefer an eased edge as shown in the photos...a nice, simple, clean line...especially with Shaker, as igloo said. But then I have to admit that I always prefer a square shaped edge to rounded.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2008 at 11:11AM
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A 1/2 bullnose would look great. Basically, it's a square edge without the sharp edge. We have the 1/2 bull on our granite and I really like it. We were going to get the full bullnose, but I read here about how drippings will run off the full rounded edge on onto the wood cabinets. Makes sense.

In addition, I've also read here that a square, sharper edge can chip more easily than a rounded one. Makes sense as well.

The 1/2 bullnose looks classic, IMO.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2008 at 2:15PM
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