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Glossary of Common Terms

Toe Kick: The recessed section of the bottom of bases cabients. Prevents regular kicking and damaging of the face of the cabinet.

Full Extension: When a drawer has hardware making it an option to pull the drawer completely out of the cabinet, providing complete access to the drawer storage.

Built-in: Commonly referring to refrigerators, where actual installation is required, securing to the wall, and side cabinetry, making a seamless appearance in the adjascent cabinetry.

Resilient: For flooring, it refers to vinyl sheet goods material.

Halogen: High quality lighting, where gas inside the bulb provides long term performance, and also produces a whiter brighter light. Ideal for task purposes.

Dovetail: A joinery construction style, used mostly in drawers, to provide a very strong connection of the sides of the drawer box. When complete, it looks like many "Dove tails" together.

Veneer: Thinly cut sheets of solid wood, usually adhered to particleboard or plywood to give the appearance of solid wood without the expense.

Tambour: Sometimes referred to as an appliance garage, is comprised of a roll-top wood door that rolls up into the top of the cabinet, allowing clear access to storage sitting on the countertop.

GFCI: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. A safety mechanism in outlets to prevent overloading the circuit. Required in kitchens and bathrooms in most city codes.

"Complete Kitchen and Bathroom projects require significant clear communication to keep the project running smoothly.

"A Certified Kitchen or Bathroom Designer can be the center of communication between builders, architects, interior designers, client, installers, suppliers, and more.

"It is invaluable to me to keep the lines of communication open, between phone calls, the contract, e-mails, and in person discussion. "

Shad D. Johnsen, CKD
Owner & Principal Designer
Cabinetry Specialist

Celebrating 11 Years
2003-2014

Portrait Kitchens has been providing unequaled kitchen and bath design services for 11 years in St George, Utah, and Southern Nevada, and now in Anchorage, Alaska. Thanks to our valued clients who made this possible.

Proud dealer of these fine products and much more:

Visit Starmark Cabinetry website for semi-custom and custom kitchen and bathroom cabinetry TurboChef speedcook ovens can cook a 12 pound turkey in 42 minutes. Thermador appliances from refrigeration to professional ovens.
Kohler is a high quality American plumbing manufacturer. Great quality luxury vinyl tiles for both commercial and residential use. Fisher & Paykel Appliances are simple and yet innovative for todays saavy homeowner.
High quality epoxy coated concrete countertops which are safe for food use. Zodiaq quartz surfaces by DuPont are non porous and beutiful. Daltile has all the tile you need for a space with character.
Gaggenau fine appliance company is a german appliance company who only manufacturers the best high-end appliances. Hertco frameless cabinetry in veneer and laminate doorstyles. Oreck vacuums and other fine cleaning products
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