Defined! The Real Names of 19 House Parts Many People Don't Know

When it comes to architectural parts of the house, most people know the general terms but get a little tripped up on less popular terms. There’s the mantel, cornice, archway, siding, and then things get a little tricky. A finger point is usually how we identify those other parts around the house when we are unsure of the correct name.

Surprisingly, all of those architectural details do have titles--even the ones you aren't sure how to describe accurately when on the phone with your contractor.  Thankfully, we've gotten to the bottom of this and discovered the unknown names for each of these details.  Become an expert on your house with this extensive list of house parts and their technical names.
Click the slideshow above for surprising house part names and definitions.

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