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When designing your kitchen, there is usually a kitchen run that ends without butting up to a wall, so the end is visible and will need finishing off, usually in one of the following 4 ways.

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End panels

The simplest way to end a kitchen run is to put an end panel onto the end of the last unit. This will create a nice smooth finish and give the plinth something to butt up too.

If you had kitchen units that were the same colour as your plinths, then you could just return the plinth, so that it continued to the wall to hide the legs under the unit. This decision would be down to personal preference but for me, using an end panel is a much neater solution.

End panel end kitchen run

You can read more about end panels here.

Tongue & Groove End panels

End panels are a great way to terminate the end of a kitchen run but if you want to add a little more character & charm to a shaker or more traditional kitchen, then you could opt to use tongue & groove end panels, as shown here.

This end panel makes more of a feature of the end of the kitchen run and you can go one step further, by using a feature end post to create a corner.

Tongue and groove end panel end kitchen run

You can read more about tongue & groove end panels here.

Pilasters

Pilasters are tall decorative columns that can add a touch of elegance to any traditional kitchen. They can be used as pure decoration or to support a worktop, next to an integrated appliance, where there is no other unit for the worktop to rest on.

Pilaster end kitchen run

You can read more about pilasters here.

Curved Base units

If you want a little extra worktop and storage space then you could always choose to end the kitchen run with a curved base unit. A curved base unit softens then end of the run nicely and it also looks pretty stylish too!

Curved corner unit

You can read more about curved units here.

How to end a kitchen run video

This video reiterates everything you have just read above, in a short 30 second summary.

 

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6 thoughts on “How do I end a kitchen run?”
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    Simon says:

    My corner post is 70mm x 44mm you only advertise 70 x 22mm corner posts can you supply 70mm x 44mm or are your kitchens imported and not made in house?

     
    March 15, 2021 at 2:20 pm
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      DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, we recommend a corner post of a least 70mm x 70mm. We do supply 2 x 10cm wide fillers in door material to create this. The only exception to this is our Luca corner post, which is a 1 piece corner post (70mm x 70mm). The measurement you refer to of 22mm will be the thickness of the fillers/doors.

       
      March 15, 2021 at 4:19 pm
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    Paul Wright says:

    I have a wall where i want to use reduced depth units with 460mm base and 300mm wall with curved units at one end. You do not appear to manufacture a 460mm curved base unit. Have you any suggestions as to how i could make the base unit 460mm? Would i have to use a filler panel to make up the difference (and how would it look?) or is there an alternative?

     
    March 13, 2021 at 8:20 am
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      DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, I’m afraid we do not manufacture a curved corner base unit 460mm deep, we only supply straight corner base units, which are 460mm deep. If you need anymore assistance on this then our sales team may be able to help on 01977 908 418 (M-F, 9am – 5pm).

       
      March 15, 2021 at 7:24 am
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    Marcus Hook says:

    Can the end panels be cut down? We are looking at an island T&G end panel which is 1165 long but out island is to be 1000 deep. How do we cut this down given both ends will be on view?

     
    March 7, 2021 at 10:09 am
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      DIY Kitchens says:

      Yes, the end panels can be cut down. You will need to use a fine tooth blade to ensure the best possible finish. Touch-up paint is supplied with the order and can be used to cover the cut edges.

       
      March 8, 2021 at 4:58 pm
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