Selecting The Right Modular Kitchen For Your Home

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Selecting the Right Modular Kitchen for your Home

 

Find out how layout, material, form and function coming together in a format that can be tailored to your vision of the perfect kitchen.

Mouthwatering meals, conversations over coffee, experiments with food and, above all, a space to make cherished memories, the modern kitchen is not just about function; it is the heart of a home.  Kitchens are a vibrant, constant part of our lives—the space for winding down, de-stressing, getting creative with recipes and shrugging off the day. But central to a great-looking kitchen is its ability to function smoothly. And nothing works quite as efficiently as the modular kitchen. Not only does it look trendy, but it is also a convenient workspace. So, what is that ideal modular kitchen design for you, one that fits your budget, preferences and lifestyle? That’s probably a loaded question and enough to send your mind working in overdrive. However, we have done all the heavy lifting for you, studied some latest kitchen designs and listed the essentials of kitchen room design that you need. Read on to find out what kind of modular kitchen design best suits your needs.

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A lively part of the home that radiates warmth, making the kitchen a place to wind down.

THE KITCHEN LAYOUT

The first thing you need to do when it comes to figuring out the layout of your kitchen design is to measure your space. A fair idea of required storage spaces, and the arrangement of countertops and major appliances will give you a kitchen interior design that scores high in both looks and function.

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An assortment of sleek countertops and storage cabinets to check off both aesthetic and function in the kitchen
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Strategic kitchen planning to create ample storage space and give a touch of sophistication.

 

Depending on the space you have allocated based on your needs, choose from the following fundamental kitchen layouts for your modern kitchen.

Straight: In this space-saving layout, the cabinets are all arranged in a straight line, which makes it ideal for a small kitchen design. 

U-Shaped: This is the way to go when you’re planning on a large kitchen. It has a lot of counter space, can accommodate a lot of kitchen components and uses the floor space well. Ideally, the rule of thumb states that there should be at least 4 feet of working space in the centre for smooth working.  

L-Shaped: This layout too works great for a large family. It has ample counter space and can be utilised simultaneously by multiple people. 

Parallel: Often considered to be the most efficient layout for kitchen interior design, this one does well in terms of storage and counter space. 

Island: You can add an island counter if you have plenty of space to freely move around. It’s versatile and convenient, serving as a breakfast spot, a space to lay your dishes—and a space where friends and family can park themselves for coffee and conversation while cooking up great food.

MODULES

Once you’ve zeroed in on the modular kitchen design that works best, the next thing to focus on is the core of kitchen design—modules and cabinets. Whether they are uniquely designed shelves, drawers or pull-outs, all modules have their distinctive uses, advantages and importance in modern kitchen décor. In terms of budget, shelf modules are the most cost-effective, followed by drawers, while pull-outs are quite expensive. Corner modules add lucidity to the design and offer a wide range of options for accessories. Then there are wall modules, which can be hinged on the wall and save up on floor space. A good modular kitchen design is one that brings home the right balance of shelf, drawers and pull-outs.

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Uniquely planned shelves and cabinets that form the core of this modern kitchen and help bring out its true potentiaL
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Spacious modules that are eye-catching and economical, in this tactically designed kitchen space.

MATERIALS

Once the modules and layout are decided, it’s time to select the material for your cabinets. Whether you are looking for a simple kitchen design or an elaborate one, two factors should determine your choice—quality and looks.

When it comes to kitchen furniture design, be sure you never compromise on the material, as it is a long-term investment. The material should be tested against water, termites and other such potential problems. It is advisable to go for durable materials—with a guarantee of at least 10 to 15 years—that are proof against such issues.

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Durable materials such as metal to enhance the kitchen’s look and provide safety.

The best thing when it comes to materials? Irrespective of your style demands—you could be the type that goes in for a modern kitchen design or a classic look—you have a variety of finishes to cater to your preferences. Foil, acrylic, polymers, laminates, glass, PU paints, or veneer—you have your pick of materials to choose from depending on your taste and budget. The base material can be plywood, HDF (high-density fibreboard), aluminium frames etc.

COUNTERTOP

Once the modules and layout are decided, it’s time to select the material for your cabinets. Whether you are looking for a simple kitchen design or an elaborate one, two factors should determine your choice—quality and looks.

When it comes to kitchen furniture design, be sure you never compromise on the material, as it is a long-term investment. The material should be tested against water, termites and other such potential problems. It is advisable to go for durable materials—with a guarantee of at least 10 to 15 years—that are proof against such issues.

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This marble top is an economical, durable and convenient option that gives this kitchen a clean finish.

LIGHT AND COLOUR

Adequate lighting and colour make or break the mood of a space, so think long and hard when you consider both. The colour scheme and the lighting should align with your tastes.

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Signature lighting fixtures and a complimenting colour scheme to bring both form and function.

Remember to look into the details as well; besides the main light fixtures, for example, remember to get under-cabinet task lights to enhance the mood, look and utility of the kitchen cabinet design. Kitchen wall paint colours like beige or off-white enliven the space and make it look larger. Dark colours, however, are an absolute no-no in a small kitchen design.

APPLIANCES

Once you’ve got your kitchen furniture design in place, it’s now time to look into the functional aspects—which is just as much fun! After all, the right appliances are important kitchen components and integral to a good modern kitchen design. Appliances like the chimney, microwave, oven, hob, mixer-grinders, dishwashers, etc, don’t only allow a smoothly operating kitchen, they are important contributors to the overarching look that you want to achieve Make sure your appliances are close to the electricity outlets, which should be mindfully considered. Finally, rounding up your kitchen requirements is the very foundation of a smooth-functioning kitchen interior—piping lines, sink and faucets. For a clean space, the pipelines should be carefully planned and the placement of the sink should be well-thought-out so that it’s easy and handy to maintain and clean

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Functional kitchen appliances that make up the soul of this convenient kitchen.
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This combination of old-world charm and modern design incorporating a sturdy faucet and sink makes this kitchen smooth-functioning.

 

We hope that this has helped you navigate your way through to that perfect modular kitchen design and has inspired you with kitchen design ideas of your own! 

But remember, whether it’s a kitchen renovation you’re thinking of or an entirely new kitchen space you have set your sights on, it is always advisable to consult an expert to get that tasteful modern kitchen design just right. After all, a well-organised space does not only look good but makes day-to-day living easier—and people with an insider’s knowledge of modern kitchen design know just how to balance both.

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