What is Lipped? | Definition of Lipped - Apex Granite Outlet

"Lipped" in relation to kitchen cabinets refers to a type of cabinet construction where the cabinet frame is designed with a protruding lip or ledge that overlaps the edge of the cabinet door. The lip creates a channel where the door can sit flush with the frame, providing a more seamless look while also helping to keep the door in place. This construction method is commonly used with inset doors, where the door sits inside the cabinet frame instead of overlapping it.

One of the benefits of lipped construction is that it can help prevent warping or bending of the cabinet door over time, as the lip provides additional support along the edges. It can also help reduce noise from cabinet doors slamming shut, as the lip helps to cushion the impact. Lipped construction is typically more labor-intensive and may require additional precision in the construction process, as the lip must be designed to fit perfectly with the cabinet door.

There are different variations of lipped construction, including partial and full lipping. Partial lipping refers to a construction where the lip only extends along the top and bottom edges of the cabinet door, while full lipping extends along all four edges. Partial lipping is a more cost-effective option that still provides many of the benefits of lipped construction, while full lipping provides the most seamless and stable construction but may be more expensive due to the additional labor and materials required.