Crown molding is a form of cornice created out of decorative molding installed atop an interior wall. It is also used atop doors, windows, pilasters and cabinets.
Custom cabinets are built specifically for the area in which they will be used. A professional carpenter or cabinet maker will take careful measurements and then plan, design and build cabinets to match the exact layout and measurements of the room.
A dovetail joint connects two sides of a drawer or piece of furniture through the use of interlocking teeth that resemble a dove’s tail.
An eased edge or softened edge on a countertop refers to a straight edge that is slightly rounded.
An end panel is a panel that covers the exposed end of a kitchen or bathroom cabinet. It may be topped with molding and generally makes the area look “cleaner”. End panels can be coordinated with the color and stain of the cabinetry. After the end panel is installed, base or crown moldings are used to cover up the top and bottom of the end panels.
Engineered stone is a highly durable composite material made of crushed stone bound together by an adhesive. This type of stone includes engineered quartz, polymer concrete and engineered marble stone.
European style hinges (sometimes called cup and plate hinges) are a type of concealed hardware that is not visible when the cabinet door is closed. They are typically comprised of two mounting plates connected with an arm. One of the mounting plates features a cup that the arm slides into when the door is closed.
Overhead beams are a standard element in timber-frame construction in which the original function was to effectively support the weight of upper floors and roofs. In modern design, exposed beams can create a dramatic element of design in a room while drawing the eye upward and making the space appear larger.
Flat front cabinets
Flat front cabinets, or slab door cabinets, have doors that are completely flat rather than raised or contoured. Flat panel cabinet doors are often favored by those who prefer a sleek, clean design.
A floating shelf is attached to the wall with a hidden bracket. Since there is no visible bracket or visible means of support, the shelf appears to float on the wall.