Do you like the sleek and streamlined look of a modular kitchen? But you feel unfortunate because you have none, right? Don’t keep brooding, just go for it! Modular kitchens not only look trendy, but are also very convenient to work in. That’s why they are called ‘modular’.
Modular Kitchen always pose to be a challenge to design, since it needs utmost care and maximum utilisation of space.
Here are 5 easy steps to plan your Modular Kitchen.
- Define the layout or shape
- Select the modules
- Choose the material
- Select the counter top
- Choose the right kitchen appliances
Step 1 : Define your Shape / Layout of Kitchen/ Plat
The designing of the layout probably is the most important step for modelling your kitchen. At this step the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances and storage areas is decided keeping in mind the best way to utilise the space available for the kitchen.
Depending on this there are 5 fundamental layouts for a Modular Kitchen:
· L Shape
· U shape
· Parallel Shape
· Full Rectangular shape with opening for Door.
Depending on the overall size of the kitchen, an island can be added to each of these layouts. A Breakfast table can also be designed depending on the width of walkways in the kitchen. All appliances can be integrated within the layout
Step 2 : Select the Modules
The core focus while designing a modular kitchen goes to the kitchen cabinets and modules.
Each module will either have Shelf, Drawers, Pullouts etc. All of these have their own unique advantages and usage.
Shelf modules are the cheapest modules , Drawers are moderately priced where as pullouts are expensive.
Corner modules offer various options for accessories.
Step 3 : Choose the material
There are two most important thing while selecting the material, quality and looks.
a) Quality: Cabinet material for Kitchen is made to last for 15 years. So it is necessary to ensure that the material used is tested against water, termites, etc.
b) Looks/Shutter finishes : Kitchen looks are a reflection of your personality and your lifestyle. These looks are available in variety of finishes such as Veneer , Foil , Acrylic , Polymers , Laminates , PU Paint , Glass etc. The base material can be Supertuff HDF, Plywood, Aluminum frames etc. Depending on the budget one can choose the base finishes & base material. Supertuff HDF with foil gives the best combination of price along with a 10 years warranty.
Step 4 : Select the counter top
Once you have frozen the layout,modules & finishes of kitchen, it is time to choose the right kitchen top. One has a variety of choices such as Granite , Solid surfaces, artificial stone like Cesar stone etc.
Granite gives the best value for money proposition.
Step 5 : Choose the right Appliances/sink/facuet
Once you fix up the top then its time to choose the right appliances such as hob , Chimney, microwave, oven etc. Once this is done, it’s time to choose the right Sink singe/ double bowl, with our without drain board and faucet for the same.