- KeeperThe metal latch plate in a door frame into which a doorknob plunger latches.
- KeylessA plastic or porcelain light fixture that operates by a pull string. Generally found in the basement, crawl space , and attic areas.
- KeywayA slot formed and poured on a footer or in a foundation wall when another wall will be installed at the slot location. This gives additional strength to the joint/meeting point.
- KilowattOne thousand watts. A kilowatt hour is the base unit used in measuring electrical consumption.
- WattOne thousand watts. A kilowatt hour is the base unit used in measuring electrical consumption.
- KwOne thousand watts. A kilowatt hour is the base unit used in measuring electrical consumption.
- Kilowatt HourA volumetric unit of measurement for electricity that is equivalent to a power consumption of 1,000 watts of electricity for one hour, which is one of the most common measurements for households.
- King StudThe studs located on both ends of a header that lend support, and run from the wall’s sole plate to its top plate.
- Kitchen CountertopThe food preparation and work surface that is placed on top of your kitchen base cabinets is called the countertop. There are almost countless materials that can be used as a countertop. They can range from budget friendly choices such as Formica to elegant but more expensive granite and marble.
- Kitchen DesignerA person who specializes in kitchen and bath design is often called a kitchen designer. He/she may have a background in interior design or architecture or they may have attended classes in kitchen design. Many cabinet suppliers have a kitchen designer on staff to help customers with their selections.
- Kitchen IslandA kitchen island is a stand-alone arrangement of base cabinets that is separate from the room's perimeter cabinets. They provide additional work space and can make for a more efficient cooking environment, as long as the room is large enough to accommodate the island.
- KitchenetteA small kitchen area, such as in hotels or studio apartments, usually consisting of a mini fridge, hotplate or microwave, small sink, and some cabinets.
- Knee WallA short wall on an upper floor that is not regular height because a roof plane extends through its surface at a lower point. A knee wall is usually parallel to exterior walls but set in several feet from the outer surface.
- Knob-and-Tube WiringA wiring method for homes, popular in the United States from 1880-1940, that uses single-insulated wire supported by knobs that runs through walls and ceiling cavities.
- KnotA knot is a part of a tree limb or branch that is sometimes visible on the surface of a plank of wood.
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