I do love a meaty slab of stone in a kitchen.
But, because of budgets and style, I don’t get to do this very often on a project. It’s just not something that appeals to everyone.
But if I was building my own new house, this is something I would invest in:
A big, impressive, thick slab of stone for a counter.
The stone isn’t really that thick, you know.
To appear to be thicker than a normal 3cm edge, it has a feather mitre.
It does make for a look that is less about detail and more about integrity of material.
(Which means, of course, that there is MORE detail, precision, and accuracy involved; because the simplest of details are sometimes the most complicated and expensive to pull off.)
Doing this in a remodel, one where you’re just changing the countertops, is almost impossible, because adding a thicker edge impacts the drawer-fronts below.
So, don’t go thinking you can easily get this look with a partial remodel.
However, if you are considering a simple look in your kitchen, where the material of choice is the focus, and the simplicity of a thick edge will bring some impressive drama and a punctuation of clean style, then this edge may be just what you’re looking for.
(Oh, and you have to have a few extra bucks lying around too. :-)
Have a look at some inspiring examples: