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Would A Half Bullnose Look Good... Picture

Posted by trudymom (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 14, 08 at 9:50

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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RE: Would A Half Bullnose Look Good... Picture

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.


RE: Would A Half Bullnose Look Good... Picture

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.

RE: Would A Half Bullnose Look Good... Picture

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.

RE: Would A Half Bullnose Look Good... Picture

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.

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