J M T Kitchen, Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Simply Something Else

What is a Kitchen Pelmet? Everything You Need to Know

What is a Kitchen Pelmet? Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to adding a touch of elegance and functionality to your kitchen, one often overlooked element is the kitchen pelmet.

A kitchen pelmet is a decorative and practical feature that is installed at the top of wall-mounted kitchen cabinets, concealing the gap between the cabinets and the ceiling.

Not only does it provide a seamless and finished look to your kitchen, but it also serves a functional purpose by preventing dust and debris from accumulating on top of the cabinets.

In this post, we will explore the different types of kitchen pelmets, their benefits, and how they can enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your kitchen.

Get ready to discover how this small yet impactful addition can transform the look and feel of your kitchen space.

What Is A Kitchen Pelmet?

A kitchen pelmet is a decorative and functional feature that is installed at the top of wall-mounted kitchen cabinets, extending horizontally to conceal the gap between the cabinets and the ceiling.

It is typically made from wood, MDF (medium-density fiberboard), or a similar material and is designed to complement the style of the kitchen.

The primary purpose of a kitchen pelmet is to provide a seamless and polished look to the kitchen cabinets by covering the space between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling.

This helps create a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing appearance in the kitchen, making it appear more finished and complete.

In addition to its decorative function, a kitchen pelmet also serves a practical purpose.

It helps prevent dust, dirt, and grease from accumulating on top of the cabinets, which can be challenging to clean and maintain.

By concealing this gap, the pelmet acts as a barrier, keeping the area above the cabinets cleaner and reducing the need for frequent dusting.

Kitchen pelmets come in various styles, designs, and finishes, allowing you to choose the one that complements your kitchen's overall aesthetic.

They can be plain and simple for a minimalist look or feature intricate detailing for a more ornate and traditional appearance.

Some pelmets may also incorporate lighting fixtures, providing additional illumination to the kitchen.

Overall, a kitchen pelmet is a small but impactful addition that enhances the visual appeal of your kitchen.

It adds a finishing touch, creates a cohesive look, and helps maintain a cleaner and more organised space.

Whether you opt for a classic or contemporary design, a kitchen pelmet can elevate the overall aesthetic of your kitchen and contribute to a more polished and inviting atmosphere.

Click here to see our range of DIY Kitchens Online from JMT Trade...

How To Cut Kitchen Pelmets

Cutting kitchen pelmets requires precision and careful execution to ensure accurate results. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you cut kitchen pelmets:

  1. Measure and Mark: Begin by measuring the length of the wall where the pelmet will be installed. Use a measuring tape to get an accurate measurement. Mark the cutting points on the pelmet with a pencil based on your measurements.
  2. Choose the Right Tools: To cut kitchen pelmets, you will need the appropriate tools. A mitre saw or a circular saw with a fine-toothed blade is commonly used for making precise cuts. Ensure that the saw is set at the correct angle for the type of cut you require.
  3. Set Up the Saw: Adjust the mitre saw or circular saw according to the desired angle of the cut. This will depend on the specific design and installation requirements of your kitchen pelmet. Double-check the angle to ensure accuracy.
  4. Secure the Pelmet: Place the pelmet securely on a stable surface or a sawhorse. Ensure that it is firmly held in place to prevent any movement during the cutting process. Use clamps or a vise if necessary.
  5. Make the Cut: With the pelmet securely in place, carefully lower the saw blade onto the marked cutting point. Activate the saw and make the cut in a smooth and controlled manner. Follow the marked line precisely to achieve an accurate cut.
  6. Test the Fit: After making the cut, test the fit of the pelmet against the wall and adjacent pieces. Ensure that it aligns properly and sits flush with the adjoining sections. Make any necessary adjustments by trimming or sanding the cut edges if required.
  7. Repeat the Process: If you need to cut multiple sections of the pelmet, repeat the above steps for each piece, ensuring consistent angles and lengths.
  8. Finishing Touches: Once all the cuts are made and the pelmet pieces fit properly, you can proceed with installation. Secure the pelmet to the cabinets using appropriate screws, adhesive, or brackets, following the manufacturer's instructions.

Remember, cutting kitchen pelmets requires precision and attention to detail.

If you're unsure about handling power tools or making accurate cuts, it's recommended to seek the assistance of a professional joiner or installer who has experience with cutting and installing pelmets.

This will ensure a flawless and safe installation that enhances the overall look of your kitchen.

How To Fix Pelmet To Kitchen Units

Fixing a pelmet to kitchen units requires careful installation to ensure a secure and seamless attachment. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you fix a pelmet to your kitchen units:

  1. Preparation: Before beginning the installation, ensure that the cabinets and the area where the pelmet will be attached are clean and free from dust or debris. This will provide a better surface for adhesion.
  2. Measure and Mark: Measure the length of the cabinets where the pelmet will be fixed. Mark the desired position on the cabinets using a pencil. Make sure the markings are level and aligned with the cabinets.
  3. Cut the Pelmet: If necessary, cut the pelmet to the appropriate length using a saw. Ensure that the cuts are precise and align with the measurements and angles required for your kitchen.
  4. Attach the Pelmet: Apply a suitable adhesive to the backside of the pelmet, following the adhesive manufacturer's instructions. Position the pelmet onto the marked area of the cabinets, aligning it properly. Apply gentle pressure to ensure good adhesion.
  5. Secure with Screws: To provide additional support and stability, you can use screws to secure the pelmet. Drill pilot holes into the pelmet and into the cabinets, making sure the holes align properly. Insert screws into the holes and tighten them gently to avoid damaging the pelmet or cabinets.
  6. Check for Alignment: Once the pelmet is attached and secured, step back and check its alignment. Ensure that it sits evenly and is aligned with the cabinets. Make any necessary adjustments if needed.
  7. Fill and Smooth: If there are any gaps or unevenness between the pelmet and the cabinets, use an appropriate filler to fill in the gaps. Smooth out the filler with a putty knife or sandpaper to achieve a seamless and finished appearance.
  8. Paint or Finish: If desired, you can paint or finish the pelmet to match the overall kitchen decor. Use suitable paint or finishing materials according to the pelmet material and the desired finish.

It's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for both the adhesive and any screws used during the installation process.

If you're uncertain about your DIY skills or the specific requirements of your kitchen, it's recommended to consult a professional for assistance.

How Much Do Pelmets for Kitchens Cost? And Where Can You Buy Them?

The cost of pelmets for kitchens can vary depending on factors such as the material, design, size, and supplier.

Prices can range from affordable to more expensive, depending on your preferences and budget.

In general, kitchen pelmets are available in a wide price range.

Basic pelmets made of materials like MDF (medium-density fiberboard) or PVC can start from around £10 to £20 per linear metre.

Pelmets made from higher-quality materials like solid wood or decorative resin can range from £20 to £50 per linear metre or more, depending on the intricacy of the design and the brand.

Click here to view our kitchen department with everything from complete kitchens to pelmets and cornices.

At JMT, we have a wide selection of kitchen pelmets that will enhance the beauty and functionality of your kitchen.

Whether you prefer the stunning Florence dust grey pelmet with a smooth matte painted 15% sheen finish or the eye-catching Madison stone pelmet with a 5-piece solid Ash frame and V-Groove design, we have options to suit your style.

The Florence dust grey pelmet is made from high-tension MDF Plus, ensuring durability and a flawless appearance. With a frame width of 93mm and a door thickness of 18mm, this pelmet offers a sleek and seamless look.

The edge colour matches the face, and the reverse colour aligns with the face, creating a cohesive and polished aesthetic.

For those who desire a standout design, the Madison stone pelmet is the perfect choice.

Crafted with a 5-piece solid Ash frame and featuring a V-Groove pattern with an Ash Veneer centre panel, this pelmet exudes sophistication.

The Ash painted finish enhances its natural beauty. With a frame width of 93mm and a door thickness of 20mm, this pelmet makes a bold statement in any kitchen.

Like our other options, the edge colour matches the face, and the reverse colour complements the overall design.

At JMT, we understand that every kitchen is unique, and we strive to offer a diverse range of pelmets to meet your specific requirements.

Whether you're looking for a classic or contemporary style, our collection has you covered to help elevate your kitchen's charm and functionality whilst keeping it budget friendly.

If you need any help in selecting the right kitchen pelmet for your kitchen our team is always available to assist you in selecting the ideal pelmet that matches your vision and complements your kitchen design.

With our exceptional quality and attention to detail, you can trust JMT to provide pelmets that surpass your expectations and bring your kitchen to life.

Can You Buy Fitted Kitchens Online?

Yes you can buy fitted kitchens online and you are in the perfect place to do so!

Here are JMT Trade we have been manufacturing kitchens in-house for over forty years.

You can use our website to buy your own custom designed, dream kitchen.

Or quality is second to none, we pride ourselves in our customer service and our prices are kept low as you are buying direct from the manufacturer with no middle man bumping up the price.

With ranges from Zola, Strada, Aldana all the way up to the Netherby range which is our budget friendly premium range.

Our handcrafted kitchens can be customised to fit any shape or size of room, with gloss or matt finish, you have a hundred different colour schemes to choose from.

Check out this link to see our range of kitchens for sale…

Final Notes On Kitchen Pelmets

Kitchen pelmets are a valuable kitchen addition, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality.

They can range in cost from £10 to £50 per linear metre, influenced by factors such as material, design, size, and supplier.

Pelmets are available from a variety of sources, including kitchen retailers, home improvement stores, and online or specialist suppliers.

When selecting kitchen pelmets, consider the material's durability, the ease of installation, and the overall design, balancing cost against quality for a satisfactory purchase.

The careful selection and installation of kitchen pelmets can enhance your kitchen's look and functionality, making it more visually appealing and organised.

It's recommended to take time to explore different options, compare prices, and choose a pelmet that complements your kitchen design.

More Useful Blog Posts From the JMT Kitchen Blog

 Phil Tuddenham

Author - Phil Tuddenham

Philip Tuddenham is the force behind JMT Trade Ltd. Philip stepped into the family business in 1998, and has taken JMT to new heights.

He has decades of expertise and experience in designing, manufacturing and installing kitchens, bathrooms, domestic and commercial furniture.

In 2007, Philip broadened JMT's horizons. Introducing new ranges and diversifying into new territories such as media walls and school furniture.

While embracing this innovation, JMT remained true to its origins, continuing to provide excellent bedrooms and bathrooms.

Under Philip's leadership, the company continues to uphold its long-standing tradition of exceptional customer service and high-quality products.