Tips to Design Modular Kitchen

Giving your kitchen a new era style….Modular kitchens!!

Kitchen is the most vital part in any home be it a small studio apartment or a large bungalow. Kitchen is a buzzing hub of activities throughout the day. Therefore it's décor and ambience is the most significant part of interior designing. With shrinking home spaces and growing modernization, modular kitchens have become a basic necessity in almost all homes. Modular kitchens are designed to get the most out of the precious space available. Most people go for these types of kitchens as they offer ease of storage and good appearance.

They come in a wide range of colors and accessories which makes your kitchen organized and efficient everyday. There are a number of finishes available from which you can choose which also goes with your home interiors. Whether you are renovating your kitchen or building a new home, there are some major points to consider before zeroing in on a modular kitchen.

Start with your kitchen layout

There are six basic types of kitchen layouts: Island, Parallel, Straight, L-Shape, U-Shape, Open, and Galley. The kind of space you have available will play a significant role in determining the type of modular kitchen.

  1. Island Modular Kitchen Design

Kitchen layout with island gives more room for kids to play around, do their homework, and ample space makes the kitchen a multifunctional area. It also provides additional storage and is more brightly ventilated.

  1. Parallel Modular Kitchen Design (Double Galley)

Light flows steadily through a door or window with this kitchen shape making working and cooking a delight for any home chef.

  1. Straight Modular Kitchen Design (Single Wall)

Also the simplest of designs, here the countertop is against one wall. This is a perfect choice for small spaces such as studio apartments.

  1. L Shaped Modular Kitchen Design Layout

The L-Shaped kitchen is ergonomically appropriate and facilitates a sensible work triangle for preparation, cooking, and cleaning. For an L-shaped design to work, the kitchen must be built at the corner where two walls form a perpendicular angle. Also, one part of the wall must be twice the length of the other.

  1. U Shaped Modular Kitchen Design

The concept of the ‘Golden Triangle’ is a natural fit with a U-shaped modular kitchen as your fridge, sink, and stoves are placed within an arm’s reach. The biggest advantage of a U-shaped modular kitchen is the safety factor as it doesn’t allow traffic to disrupt your workflow.

  1. Open Modular Kitchen Design

One beneficial factor about open modular kitchens is you don’t feel isolated from the action in the living room. This kitchen shape allows you to converse with guests as you cook, take part in family activities such as watching television. The open concept kitchen is ideal for small homes as this design makes even the smallest spaces feel spacious.

Budget It

There are so many overwhelming choices available in the market to design and organize your kitchen but before you do that decide a budget and stick to it. Start with choosing the most essential feature of the kitchen like inbuilt appliances (hobs and chimneys) and then decide types of shutters, accessories, type of channels (soft close or normal). Remember here that functionality ought to be your primary consideration.

Pick the right material

Modular kitchen is a blend of various materials like plywood or HDMR which can be finished with laminate or lacquer. It can have a glossy look or a matt finish with a wide range of colors depending on your choice. it is advisable to make an informed decision while taking your pick. Popular countertops are stone such as marble, granite and quartz where marble is expensive but gives a luxurious look, granite is prone to cracks but budget friendly and quartz are heavy but comes in limitless color variations. Your budget and the rest of your home decor will be crucial in deciding the type of material you choose.

Take advantage of corners

There will be at least one corner in most of the kitchen layouts so try to make best use of it. Kitchen accessories come with a variety of magic corners which can be easily pulled out for storage as well as for easy cleaning.

Over head cabinets

These types of cabinets increase storage space in the kitchen but also ensure that it doesn't end up crowding the space. The cabinets need to be spaced evenly or designed to have a mix of vertical and horizontal doors. It is best to get some variety in terms of shelves and other fixtures inside them.

Placing necessary appliances

Nowadays we have different types of appliances(hob, microwave, dishwasher, oven, etc.) which are available in different sizes and functions. If you wish to have any of these inbuilt in your kitchen, incorporate them from the beginning in your design. The colors and finishes on these appliances will have to complement your modular kitchen suitably.

All these pointers will help you to design your kitchen in a more efficient way. But if you are still confused about so many options available in the market you can always consult an interior designer who will not only design your kitchen but also help to achieve your desires within the budget you have planned.