The Wonderful World of Corbels
There are few aspects of kitchen design as fascinating as corbels. A feature loved by many, yet forgotten by most, corbels are often necessary. Whether you need to support a countertop or be able to say “hey, check out my corbels” there are plenty of options to choose from.
Hey, “Weight” A Minute!
So, you want to install shiny new countertops throughout your kitchen. This is exciting news! New countertops will really help to update and upgrade your space. Do you have an island or maybe a bar and are wanting your counter to overhang a bit? You are going to need corbels. With great overhang, comes great countertop weight. If you don’t have anything to support that weight, you may be in some trouble down the road. Just think, your friends are over, having a great time and SNAP! Your unsupported countertop breaks right off, crushing your friends’ feet below it. You do not want that to happen. So, you bring in the corbels. Capable of holding a significant amount of weight and looking stylish while doing so, corbels are the bees’ knees, if you ask me.
Something For Everyone!
You may be surprised, but corbels vary greatly in size, shape and overall style. Once you have established the general look and feel of your kitchen, you can start to think about what you want. Whether you are planning something super modern or a little more classic, there is a corbel for you. A good looking, modern option is sleek and likely flat. Whereas, a classical look will have more to it. Some corbels can be very ornate, with several different details throughout. These more decorative options always shine with a custom glaze.
If you’ve learned anything from this blog, it is that corbels are great. In many cases, they are absolutely necessary but even if you don’t really need them, they will add that extra detail you may be looking for. As always, be sure to check out our weekly blog to stay up to speed on everything throughout the industry. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more Cabinet Cures of Portland action.