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 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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14 thoughts on “How do I end a kitchen run?”
  • Steve Spendiff says:

    How do i change the style of end panels on the planner to tongue and grove i cant see how

    May 24, 2024 at 9:29 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Steve, for help & support on the planner, please click the ‘Support’ option at the top of the page and you can ask your question through the support system. One of our support team will then get back to you with an answer.

      May 28, 2024 at 7:22 am
  • Patel PRAVIN says:

    Why don’t you have wall unit 900 high in 700 width

    January 5, 2023 at 6:12 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, this unit is available. The code is TW7 and the unit can be found by typing TW7 into the search box on our website.

      January 6, 2023 at 6:43 am
  • Anil says:

    We would like our kitchen run to end with an under counter wine cooler and then an end panel. We were also thinking about having an overhang with the worktop of 300mm for seating. Will the end panel be enough to support the worktop, as the stretch of worktop above the wine cooler won’t be supported?

    December 28, 2022 at 7:30 am
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, the maximum overhang we advise for a worktop that is unsupported after the units end, is 300mm. As there are no units at the end to support it, you may need to use additional supports on the walls or a supporting leg.

      January 4, 2023 at 3:51 pm
  • Michael Tovey says:

    what does the end panel attach to if your run ends with an integrated appliance?

    June 15, 2021 at 8:29 am
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, the end panel would need securing to either the wall, worktop or floor.

      June 15, 2021 at 10:03 am
  • 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
    • 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
  • 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
    • 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
  • 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
    • 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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