My contractor had a few countertop edge and thickness options mocked up for me to consider.
He especially wanted to know how thick I want my kitchen countertops. I hadn't given it much thought before. So I immediately went to Pinterest to research the option of thick countertops.
This kitchen by Barclay Butera Interiors is close to what my kitchen will look like.
Black countertops with white cabinets and white subway tile. I admit, the thick counters look wonderful.
Another example of an extra thick counter. It definitely has a more contemporary feel, especially when using this combination of dark material with white cabs.
I came to the conclusion that extra thick counters look best when using white marble.
If I were using marble, I would consider this thickness. It looks substantial and expensive!
It's something to consider!
However, I feel with black soapstone, I'll keep the normal thickness for the kitchen.
Since I'm also using soapstone in the family room wet bar, I'm compromising and making it extra thick. The cabinets are black and I'll keep the soapstone gray.
Another decision I need to make is the edge of the vanities.
He sent me this example to consider...
...as well as this one. Notice the edge is simple but there's a frame around the surface which I'm leaning towards.
Here's another example of that dented surface I love.
The thickness is a little thin though, but you get the idea.
How about a little fancy corner?
We took these photos during a research field trip to the design center many months ago.
And now it's time to actually decide.
Trying not to lose my edge here!