A true pilaster is a decorative feature that gives the effect that it is used to support a ceiling in or outside a building.
A pilaster in a kitchen context is purely ornate and adds a nice little feature to give more of a traditional look to your kitchen.
An example pilaster on show in one of our real customer kitchens.
Types of kitchen pilaster
When designing your kitchen with pilasters in mind, you need to consider if you want pilasters on the base units, the wall units or both. Don’t forget to factor in the pilasters into your kitchen plan as well as they measure around 100mm in width.
Some examples of our kitchen pilasters, taken from our Innova Linwood Oak styles are shown below. There is 1 pilaster for base units and 2 different height ones for your wall units to match the height of unit that you choose.
Floor pilaster – 890mm high x 100mm wide x 85mm deep
Short wall pilaster – 772mm high x 100mm wide x 85mm deep
Tall wall pilaster – 952mm high x 100mm wide x 85mm deep
Using pilasters as a support for a worktop
Pilasters can be used at the end of a kitchen run to support a worktop, providing them have been secured properly. The pilasters aren’t usually used this way as 1 side is usually hidden away. Because of this, pilasters are only painted on 3 sides.
If you are going to have all 4 sides of the pilaster exposed and if you need some more paint to paint the other side or any other items in your kitchen then paint can be ordered @ £15 per litre plus VAT.
Here are some more examples of pilasters used on some of our customers’ kitchen installations.
Pilaster cross section
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Is there a reason why the Pilasters are shorter than the end panels?
Hi, the pilasters are the correct size. The end panels are supplied oversized and will need to be cut down on site.
Can pilasters remove corner posts
Hi, in theory, you could put a pilaster in the corner but it would not look right as it would have to stick out 70mm like a corner posts would. You would not see much of it and it would look a little cramped in the corner.
do pilasters need end panels on each side?
Hi Mark, you do not need to use end panels either side of a pilaster. Here is an example.
Do you supply square chamfered pilasters?
Hi Sana, the only pilasters that we can provide, are shown on the page below.