Do you know your plinth from your pilaster?
Ever wondered what on earth your kitchen designer is talking about? This guide explains all those kitchen terminologies in layman's terms.
Base unit or Highline - A base unit fitted with a door only
Drawline - A base cabinet fitted with both a door and a drawer fascia. The drawer is available as a working drawer or as a dummy fascia
Drawer pack unit - A base unit made of a row of drawers
End panel - An optional panel that usually matches the finish of the unit doors and is attached at the end of a run of cabinets
Breakfront - A design feature which allows for cabinets to protrude forward from the main run of cabinets
Plinth - A long panel that is fitted to the bottom of the base cabinets. It sits a little way back from the unit doors and is sometimes referred to as a ‘kick board’
Pelmet - A decorative profile designed to fit to the underside of wall cabinets
Cornice or Light pelmet - A decorative profile designed to fit on the top of wall and tall cabinets
Mantel - a large over cooker accessory feature that creates the look of an open chimney breast
Corbel - A decorative shelf support matched to the finish of the door
Radius Feature End - A decorative curved component fitted to the side of a cabinet to create a design feature
Pilaster - A decorative post usually used in a traditional style kitchen
Island - A range of freestanding base units usually placed in the centre of a large kitchen
Peninsula - An arrangement of cabinets usually attached at one end to either a wall or the main cabinet run