A kitchen is considered as the heart of a home. This is the place where the lady of a house spends most of her time doing chores. Everyone desires to have a classy and urbane kitchen, as that’s the only place that can be used for the storage of food. In order to make your kitchen livelier and cool, one can prefer the concept of a modular kitchen. It is the contemporary concept of a kitchen with sleek designs and pervasive features. There are various styles in which one can design their modular kitchens.
Kitchen interiors can include an array of furniture like chairs, tables, racks and closets. Contemplating the various kinds of kitchen furniture in today’s date, the dreary culinary place is renovated into swanky attention-grabbing place. Here are few important steps to have your own modular kitchen;
Main components of a Modular kitchen: You can either plan and design your own modular kitchen or hire an interior designer to do it for you. A modular kitchen should have these mandatory sections like cabins, chimney, shelves, cabinet shutters, fittings, drawers and voluminous place and a dish washer.
Types of modular kitchen: You can go in for a box type kitchen as it is quite common. A box type kitchen can be created if your kitchen does not have any counters or shelves at all. It includes various cabinets, counters, shutters and pullouts. Modular kitchens can also be designed in various other styles like ;
U shaped style
C shaped style
L shaped style
Designing Modular kitchen counters:
Once you have chosen the style of your modular kitchen, Kitchen counters are the second important components of a kitchen. For your kitchen counter, granite will be the best option as this benefits the kind of Indian cooking which involves food colouring, various preparations that are made using a gas stove. One can also get ready made modular kitchen counters from the dealers, but this will cost you a little more. The size of the kitchen does not matter as materials like wood, marble and granite can easily give your kitchen an elegant look. Installing a modular kitchen can cause a lot of convenience as it covers the installation of a chimney and is also easy to repair.
Designing Modular kitchen cabinets:
If you’re going in for a readymade kitchen cabinet, seek the advice of an interior designer or the store owner. This will give you an idea about how many kinds of materials each cabinet is made up of. You can also be creative and make kitchen cabinets with materials that you desire. However, you should keep in mind that this material has to be water resistant. Modular kitchen cabinets are usually made up of different type of materials ranging from natural wood to lacquered wood, combinations of laminate and wood, granite and laminate or marble and aluminium. One of the best cabinet materials is the Marine ply as it is highly water resistant. Kitchen cabinets can also be made up of steel and the selected shutter hinges. Cabinet channels should be of good quality to avoid them from getting spoilt during monsoon.
Few steps to take care of the wood cabinets are;
Regular polishing to retain lustre.
Keep them away from water.
Should be termite resistant.
To avoid your steel cabinets being rusted, keep them away from water and heat/stove area.
Designing Modular Kitchen Drawers:
Drawers for your kitchen can be either purchased or made. One should select a good quality wood and hydraulic hinges to have a smooth opening. One can go for a 90-degree hinge or a 165-degree hinge for regular and L shaped drawers. These hinges help in smooth and easier opening. Avoid closing your drawers roughly as this may crack the wood or bend the steel.
Modular kitchen chimneys are very useful rather than acting just as a showpiece. They tend to keep your kitchen free from all the steam, smoke, oil and other vapours. Kitchen chimneys are available in two types; Traditional and Designer chimney. These days, modular kitchen chimneys contain various special features like grease suction equipment that enables to suck the proportionate amount of grease. Designer chimneys are much more elegant and have a fabulous look. A traditional chimney is better than a designer chimney as it has greater suction properties. Few chimneys also have features of self-cleaning capability rather than cleaning them manually.
Dish washers vary in their sizes and shapes. One has to fix their dishwasher in a suitable place considering the rinse cycles and washing styles.
Microwave ovens for modular kitchen:
These days’ microwave ovens can be substituted with various heating equipment’s like cookers, dinnerware, toaster and others to reduce your work lead. One can opt for one of these in your modular kitchens.
Accessories for a modular kitchen:
One can design their modular kitchen with glass shutters and glass shelves. These shelves will make it easier for your display of eye-catching crockery. Other than a glass shelf, you can also go in for sleek ply shelves which can be spacious. While buying steel pull outs for the counters and the drawers make sure you buy them at a wholesale store rather than from showrooms. These will cost you much lesser.
A modular kitchen price varies depending upon the style, materials used and the space they occupy. Also the kind of accessories like the chimney or the burner will be included in the cost. Generally, the price ranges upto Rs 5 lakh