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Kitchen Jargon Explained

 

Some of the terms used in the construction of a kitchen don’t sound too obvious to what they exactly are. This page will go through some of the most commonly used terms and give you a plain English explanation.

Kitchen guide

HIGHLINE

A base cabinet fitted with a door only

DRAWERLINE

A base cabinet fitted with both a door and a drawer fascia. Drawer is available as a working drawer or as a dummy fascia

RADIUS FEATURE END

A decorative curved component fitted to the side of a cabinet to create a design feature.

END PANEL

An optional decorative panel that is generally matched to the colour and finish of the door and clads the existing cabinet side usually at the end of a run of units.

PILASTER

A column style design feature particularly popular in more traditional kitchens.

UPSTAND

A thin section of worktop material fitted against the wall at the back edge of the worktop.

SPLASHBACK

A panel available in worktop material, glass or stainless steel designed to prevent splashes marking the wall at the back of a hob

BREAKFRONT

A design feature which allows for cabinets to protrude forward from the main run of cabinets

MANTLE

Usually installed in larger, more traditional kitchens, a mantle is 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

PLINTH

A decorative panel that is fitted to the bottom of the base cabinets, sometimes referred to as a ‘kick board’.

PELMET

A decorative profile designed to fit to the underside of wall cabinets

CORNICE

A decorative profile designed to fit on the top of wall and tall cabinets

ISLAND

A freestanding base cabinet arrangement generally installed in larger kitchens

PENINSULA

An arrangement of cabinets usually attached at one end to either a wall or the main cabinet run.

 

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