Best ways to Smoothen Kitchen Benchtop Corners
When it comes to constructing an incredible kitchen, the devil is always in the details.
Sure, your tile choices may be amazing and your cabinetry and storage options my stand out in unique ways. However, if you leave sharp empty corners at the end of your kitchen cabinets, this will tarnish your kitchen’s overall image. All of the elements within a well-furnished kitchen should blend seamlessly in order to create those beautiful modern designs you may often see in magazines. This includes your benchtop corners.
Sharp benchtop corners can also be hazardous to your family, and restrict mobility. If you have young children, a sharp benchtop corner is the last thing you’d want. All it would take is your child running around within your kitchen (which children often do) and bumping against your benchtop corners for him or her to end up in the emergency room. For those that don’t have children, sharp benchtop corners can also restrict your movements within your kitchen, especially if they are placed on the edges of a door. As such, it is very important to deal with these problems while constructing or remodelling your kitchen, before they actually become problems.
Below, we will talk about two options that can help you smoothen your benchtop corners, while improving your kitchen overall structural aesthetic.
1.Curve your corners toward the wall
One incredible option for smoothing sharp benchtop corners is to curve the ends of your cabinets toward the wall. This will allow you to create a beautiful cylindrical cabinet at the end of your line of benchtops that is also functional. These cabinets can be hollowed out and used to hold decorative vases, or they can be turned into round ended cabinets for storage. Finally, aside from the fact that a curved or rounded corner is a perfect way to beauty your kitchen, this option also removes all sharp corners. As such, you won’t have to worry about any such hazards for you and your family.
2.Angle your corners toward the door
This next option involves slanting the benchtop at the end of the row into a triangular design, so that its tip meets that wall at the very end of the door. This will allow your final cabinet to form a wedge that can be turned into an open shelving unit for storage or decoration. While creating a visually stunning alternative to the traditional sharp rectangular benchtops, an angled corner also comes with the added advantage of removing any potential hazards.
At Renovation D, we love helping you create kitchens that are not only beautiful, but functional and safe for your family. For more information on how to smoothen benchtop corners, visit our website at Renovation D