Expanded Corners are a popular feature for Wood Kitchen Island Countertops. Clients with a refined taste typically choose wood countertops with expanded corners for their cultivated kitchen designs. This feature can only be accomplished at the hands of the most skilled craftsmen.
This feature is typically added to wood countertops to accent a decorative corner corbel or post. When combined with a decorative edge profile, this feature provides visual interest and texture to the kitchen design.
Designing a Wood Countertop with Expanded Corners
Expanded corners can be crafted with any edge profile. The vertical edges of the corners can be rounded to soften the appearance, or left square to enhance the crisp edge details.
Edge profiles continue seamlessly throughout the entire perimeter of the countertop. The ending result is an impressive architectural detail that brings an air of elegance to your custom wood countertop.
Designing wood countertops with expanded corners require careful consideration to the dimensions. Typically they follow the same overhang as the balance of the countertop.
Installed Wood Countertops with Expanded Corners
In the Countertop Image Library, you can view various designs with installed wood countertops. Below are a few of the wood countertop designs with expanded corners.
This Walnut Wood Countertop has all four corners expanded. This traditional kitchen designed by Artisan Kitchen and Bath evokes southern charm. The kitchen island has architectural columns that are enhanced by the corners of the wood countertop. The edge profile, Medium Roman Ogee, runs continuously through out the expanded corners. This enhances the three dimensional appearance that is mirrored in the custom cabinetry.
This Wenge Wood Countertop was included in the Bremtown Custom Cabinetry display booth at KBIS 2014. Four corners are expanded. The 1/8″ Roundover Edge Profile runs continously throughout the entire countertop. The corners enhance the classy cabinetry. Below is a closer picture of one of the expanded corners.
Expanded Corners are a popular feature for countertops in refined, cultivated kitchen designs. They provide visual interest and texture to the kitchen design and cabinetry. They can be crafted with any edge profile, which can continue seamlessly throughout the entire perimeter of the countertop. Further details about the corners can be found in the Countertop Design Guide. Click here to request a quote for a Grothouse Wood Countertop with Expanded Corners.