A reverse bevel on a countertop (sometimes called a shark nose) refers to a decorative edge with a sharp angle on the underside of the counter edge instead of the top.
Rift-cut wood is lumber that is less vulnerable to distortion than flat sawn lumber. Rift-cut wood is sawed strictly along a log’s radials – perpendicular to the annular growth ring orientation or wood grain – resulting in a straight grain pattern. This type of wood is used to create beautiful and functional flooring, furniture and cabinetry.
Shaker style cabinets
Shaker style cabinet doors are popular for their clean lines and are often used in traditional or transitional kitchens. This style is characterized by a five-piece door with a recessed center panel and no additional edge detailing.
A slab door is a frameless solid, flat cabinet door with no panel. Because of their simplicity, slab cabinet doors generally lend themselves to contemporary or transitional designs.
A soffit is a box-shaped area below the ceiling that conceals piping or wiring or other internal mechanisms. Sometimes soffits are created simply to fill the space between the cabinets and the ceiling. In some cases, it may be possible to remove the soffit and extend the kitchen cabinets to the ceiling to create a cleaner design and/or make the ceiling appear higher.
Task lighting refers to strategically placed lighting designed to enhance visibility and functionality in specific work areas. Common examples of task lighting in kitchens include under-cabinet lights and pendant lights over kitchen islands or countertops.
A template is a pattern, generally made from plywood or similar material, that is used to ensure the countertop and kitchen island top are cut precisely to size. A template is created after the countertops are installed but before the countertop fabrication begins.
A toe kick (sometimes referred to as a cabinet baseboard) refers to the recessed space at the base of floor-mounted cabinets. Sometimes the toe kick is covered in a different material from the cabinets, such as Alumasteel, or sometimes it matches the cabinet material.
Tongue and groove joint
Tongue and groove is a type of joint in which two panels or pieces are joined together (the tongue into the groove) to create a strong, flat surface.
Traditional style kitchens or classic kitchens convey a style that references historic design elements. Often, a classic kitchen includes intriguing details and embellishments, adding character and charm while still offering function, storage and style.