About Modular Kitchen Design
Kitchen is that place where different foods, habits and cultures come together. The word modular stands for different modules or units that make up the Modular kitchen. Experts recommend that ideal kitchen need not be stylish but should be functional. A kitchen should be such designed that it makes cooking, frying, grinding and other things easy and less time-consuming. With modular kitchen design, different appliances like chimneys, microwave oven, ventilators, sink and others are in-built.
Modular kitchen is a growing trend in today’s gene ration. If you need organized storage, convenient work place, comfort and exquisiteness then Artelex is a one stop shop. The functionality and utility of a modular kitchen will be a necessity in modern days. Modular kitchen should be designed for convenience and functionality, apart from that people spend money to make their kitchen look like a showstopper. Modular Kitchen is easy to install, maintain and even repair and has a long durable life.
A well planned modular kitchen design is all about large amount of storage created in a small space. You should understand your need and then design your kitchen. Depending on the space in your kitchen you can select the shape of your modular kitchen; it can be U-shape, L-shape, G-shape, Island Style, and Straight Kitchen, Parallel Kitchen or Gallery kitchen. Following are the brief details about the kitchens.
Shape Of Kitchens
Straight Modular Kitchen.
Mostly and widely preferred for small kitchens with less space. It’s also known as single wall or one wall kitchen. Intelligent and clever utilization of available space, convenience and more space for more kitchen activities are the benchmarks of straight modular kitchens. For smaller kitchens to look spacious larger appliances are smartly placed.
Shape Of Kitchens
L-Shape Modular Kitchen
Appearance of L Shape occupies only two adjacent walls of kitchen. To maintain work triangle longer walls faces the room. A kitchen work triangle has three points with refrigerator, stove and sink at each point of the triangle which ensures minimum interference with work at three different working zones.
Shape Of Kitchens
G-Shape Modular Kitchen
It’s also termed as hybrid version of U-shape modular kitchen. Such set up provides extra space in the kitchen and is considered as a best option for large families. Alphabet “G” signifies and provides extra counters and storage space for special appliances like deep fryer, barbeque, in-built refrigerator etc.
Shape Of Kitchens
Island Style Modular Kitchens
The island is the central focal point of the kitchen. The attractive appeal and adding more counter space solves two purposes. An addition of a second oven, sink or dishwasher to your island style kitchen will expand the functionality of the kitchen. Although it is economical, yet it gives a luxurious appeal to the kitchen.
Use kitchen area to create maximum storage space. You can add pull-out cabinets and over-head storage cabinets to create extra space. You can have pantry storage for every day ingredients placed near your hob, while things used occasionally can be stored at less accessible place.
Now-a-days, vibrant colors and fresh color schemes are in; Laminate finish comes in various designs and 30-40 color options in same price range. Laminate finish gives you wide variety of different outer material for e.g. High-gloss, matte finishes, fabric finish, wooden texture, patterns, etc. Laminates are the cheapest option for shutter finishes. For higher segment kitchens, one can opt for PU Polish. PU Polish gives the luxury look to the kitchen and they are available in different matte and hi-gloss colors. Other finishes are Acrylic finish, Membrane finish, Polyester finish etc.
- Solid Wood
Solid wood is divided into two categories, namely softwood and hardwood. Whereas softwood is derived from evergreen plants; deciduous trees are the source for hardwood. Whether you’ve to create the base, shelves, back panel, walls or doors of modular kitchen cabinets – more often real wood is preferred over other material types because it is durable and offers great finish. The sources for real wood are cheery, oak, maple, pine and alder trees. The appeal is raw and classic and after polish, the wooden modular kitchens look spectacular.
- Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
Its created using a single board which is fashioned out of multiple wood fibers. When special wood fibers are condensed under high pressure, the MDF is generated. MDF comprises smooth texture and come with a great finish when used with a suitable laminate. But MDF are not as strong as other materials, it is therefore not preferred for high density regions.
Plywood is used being used in the designing of kitchens. Termed as engineered wood, plywood is derived from a special type of wood panel, which is initially processed and then manufactured. Wood veneer is extensively used to obtain plywood. Also, to give the wood an exquisite finish, its surface is polished and laminated.
- Stainless Steel
Homeowners who are troubled with water leakage issues and termites. Stainless steel kitchens, therefore, provide a way out to help you get rid of such issues and offering long lasting look at the same time. However, since stainless steel is expensive than wood and is a good conductor of electricity – it is least recommended by the experts. While choosing material, you should consider the effect of humidity, water leakage, heat, friction and load also as Material affects the cost factor . Significantly average quality plywood will be cheaper than solid wood (Teak), whereas MDF cannot bear much weight. For counter top Granite is the best option for Indian kitchen whereas, marble will turn yellow over a period of time. Plywood cabinets are the cheapest option. Plywood is made of thin layers of wood, filled with the grains in each layer at right angle. Each layer is compressed and bonded tightly making it strong. Thickness adds further strength. Other type of plywood is marine ply, which has water repelling chemicals. Besides wooden kitchen, modular kitchen also comes in steel finish. Home owners having excess termite and water leakage issues can opt for steel kitchen. Steel kitchens are stronger and last long than wooden kitchens, but these kitchens are expensive than wooden kitchens.
- Acrylic finish
Acrylic finish is used to provide a glossy look to your modular kitchen. Apart from enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the kitchen it is also known for its high durability factor hence, it is considered to last long. Acrylic is not prone to damages caused by UV rays and moisture and does not require high level of maintenance. If you want your guests and neighbours to covet your modular kitchen and bedazzled by it then you can go acrylic finish.
- Stainless steel finish
Corrosion and stain resistant, economical, long lasting and non toxic are some of the factors that define stainless steel finish. It provides a sophisticated and contemporary look to the kitchen. You can also modify the looks by getting the stainless steel finish swirled or embossed.
- Veneer finish
If you want your modular kitchen to be visually appealing and have a modern look, then you can not highly resistant to humidity, water and UV rays.
- Membrane finish
Membrane finish is a durable as well as an economical in choice. There are many factors that contribute in extensive usage of membrane finish in modular kitchens across the globe. Competencies like smoothness, polish, resistance to water and humidity and durability proves an add on. Its biggest advantage is that it can go along with both types of kitchens i.e. traditional as well as modern.
- Laminate finish
It is considered to be superior over its counterparts in terms of its unparalleled natural yet contemporary looks. It is highly resistant to water and moisture. Looks are deceptive in case of laminate finish as it appears to be an expensive choice but is really low on costs and available in affordable prices. It has double the lifespan and durability of any other material.
- Glass finish
If you want to reach the pinnacle of style and sophistication then you can opt for glass finish that can make your modular kitchen look stunningly ultramodern. Strength, durability and safety factors are kept in mind while providing this finish to your kitchen. It is available in myriad range of colours and provides high gloss finish to the kitchen. It is not very hard to maintain the glass finish.
- Matt finish
It’s popularity is due to its smooth texture and low maintenance. The requirement of matt finish is increasing day by day as it is widely used In normal household as it requires a very low budget. The matt finish makes a subtle visual impact on the viewers’ mind and hence they get impressed with its looks. Available in different range of colours right from neutral to vibrant ones, matt finish is hard to resist. Adding accessories in your kitchen cabinets will help your workplace to be organized and easy to use, clean and will add extra space. On the other hand while choosing Appliances, you should look for your budget. Hob, chimney,
microwave or oven are the basic needs and these appliances comes in various range, you can choose according to you budget.
- Drawer Inserts
It helps in the maximum utilization of the space and thus increase the efficiency of the home maker. With ingredients readily available within your reach in the drawer inserts, you don’t have to run from one end to the other during the preparation of meal. Jars of spices, nuts, dry fruits, utensils and other essential can be kept at one spot and you can organize your kitchen just like professional chefs. Moreover, you can customize your drawers using custom door fronts, unique hardware, etc.
- Roll out Cabinets
It can be used as a station for storing all your cooking utensils, such as spatulas, crockery, broiler pans, lids etc. In order to give additional support to the cabinets, casters can be used.
- Slotted Wood Block/Knife Cavities
Horizontal slotted wood block that can easily adjust into the drawer is a perfect way to store kitchen equipment. It is wise not to keep knives and other fine instruments loose in the drawers, which can hurt anyone who is using the kitchen. With knife cavities, you can well-arrange and make a fine display of knives/ forks and retain their sharp edges for years to com
- Pegboards within Drawers
Pegboards within drawers work best as they allow you to use the drawers as per your needs. You can easily fix dividers based on the storage items and store your cooking utensils conveniently. They also work best for wine storage, especially when there’s not enough space for it.
- Drawer Dividers
Drawer dividers that work as horizontal dividers in the front or back of the drawer offer a great solution for storing pots, lids and casserole dishes.
- Pull out Pantries
Pull out pantries are commonly used in comparatively big kitchens, which can help you declutter the space and make your kitchen organized. These do not have to be necessarily huge, but a regular-sized pantry can bring a big and meaningful difference to the space to resolve space dilemmas that you often face in the kitchen while cooking.
- Custom Pan
Custom pans bring dramatic change to your kitchen island countertop and provide an anchor to the space. These can be used to place items like fresh herbs, vinegar, oil, wine, etc. As it’s about organizing your kitchen space and making the most of it, the custom pans work best for the same. Custom pans improve the aesthetics of the kitchen island and the aroma of fresh herbs and leaves leave you spellbind and energetic encouraging you to proceed with the daily chores.
- Open Shelving
Open Shelving looks spectacular and helps you make a fine display of kitchen accessories. The extra space around the refrigerator can be used to create open shelves because it’s not always necessary to use every inch of space for building cabinets, which may sometimes look over-the-top. So open shelves bring the space alive and uplift the architecture of the space tremendously. Larger pots, pans, microwaves, i-pod player and other such big items can be conveniently placed in them.
- Glass Shelves
Glass shelves look eye-catching in a well-appointed kitchen and even more because it lets you easily make out what’s stored inside the front rows of jars. Therefore, glass shelves are considered as one of the finest kitchen accessories for its dual purpose nature.
- Built-in Dishwashers
Built-in Dishwashers are powered with cutting-edge technology and greater performance. These can be little more expensive than you’d expect, but are highly efficient and designed with energy saving features. The finest dishwashers are equipped with sharp stainless steel interiors, adjustable racks, and various spray units including multiple wash cycles. They also provide dry options and eco-friendly wash.
- Corner Drawers
It offers a creative solution within the limited space. The fact that they are diagonally built; it makes them deeper from inside and hence allow you to store big kitchen essentials, such as silverware, serve ware, stainless steel pots quite conveniently.
- Pull out Trash Can
Other than cooking, kitchen space is utilized for various other purposes, such as cleaning utensils, chopping, grinding, and lot more due to which heaps of trash gets build-up. The very sight of trash spells negative energy in the space. However, the situation can be avoided with the help of pull out trash cans that are used to hide unattractive frees and bins under the side nooks of your kitchen.
- Appliance Garage
If u wish for a clutter-free kitchen island then the appliance garages are considered as a good option which are used for the same purpose for keeping your toaster, blender and mixer at a meaningful distance to enable stress-free cooking to the users.
- Rolling Cart
Works as both storage and counters that’s the functionality of Rolling Cart. You can use rolling carts for various purposes, such as Kitchen Island for a compact space, for chopping and grinding materials, as a bar cart when rolled into a room, etc.
- Cane Baskets
Used for storing fruits, vegetables – the cane baskets help maintain the flow of air to keep them fresh. They easily fit into the drawers and provide plenty of space for storing other knick-knacks. Modular Kitchens come in a wide range of prices starting from Rs. 90,000 onwards. You can get a good functional modular kitchen from a price range of Rs. 150,000 and ownwards. The price of a kitchen depends on the area of the kitchen, material & finish of the kitchen and the accessories selected by you. The cost of accessoriesand appliances is extra.
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The set up of modular kitchen comes replete with a number of benefits. The first benefit is that the whole concept of modular kitchen has been developed with great planning and implementation techniques. The user is prevented from getting into the hassle of developing it on own. One just needs to select the brand and the rest takes care of itself. The second benefit is that there is not much time required to install the modules in the modular kitchen. The modules are pre-fabricated. Home owners just require professionals who install the modules in very less time. Another benefit of modular kitchen is that there is no aftermath once the kitchen is ready. Modular kitchen, whenever necessary, can be shifted with great ease. People can carry the modular kitchen and install it in another place, without much hassle. Above all, modular kitchen is easy and simple to maintain. Cleaning the kitchen is very easy and needs to be done as per the instructions. Repairs and maintenance too is not much of hassle. The modules are exclusive and hence, even if one gets damaged, it can be removed and repaired.