Modular Kitchen Design: What & What Not To Do

modular kitchen

Kitchen planning is both an art and a science. Moreover, modular kitchens are becoming increasingly popular in India. As a matter of fact, modular kitchen design makes work easier. Additionally, it optimises space utilisation and adds a trendy touch. It is best to consider a few landmark rules while designing a modular kitchen.

Modular Kitchen Design

First of all, a modular kitchen design must consist of: Cabinets, chimney, shelves, shutters, fittings and drawers. Alternatively, it can follow certain shapes such as, U, C and, L. The first step in modular kitchen construction is to choose the style of the kitchen design.

Moreover, there is a variety of colours and patterns available. Stick to a palette that goes with the overall look of your home.

Measurement and Material

Furthermore, construction of any partition requires the right measurement. Therefore, it is vital to take accurate measurements.

Rule of thumb is to go for durable materials. Steel, glass, PVC and stone are resistant to staining and easy to clean.

For flooring, go for ceramic and vinyl. These are resilient. Additionally, they come at a reasonable price.

Construction

First and foremost, design the Kitchen Counter. In Indian kitchen design, granite is a regular for the counter top. You can also buy readymade kitchen counters made of elegant marble. Limestone and quartz are some other options.

The next step in modular kitchen design is to decide on a kitchen cabinet. For the Indian style kitchen design, it is best to go for water-resistant cabinets. Steel cabinets are a cool option, as wooden ones require extra care. Over the counter cabinets are most popular. You can also go for vertical cabinets that go from floor to ceiling.

Further, drawers come into play. Select durable wood and high quality hinges for smoothness. It is best to choose 90 or 135 degree hinges for regular drawers. These hinges allow for easier opening.

Choose a self-cleaning chimney. It is good to invest in a traditional chimney, which keeps odours and smoke away.

Accessories

The aim of a modular kitchen design is clutter-free space. To ensure the same, keep most of the cooking appliances stored in a cabinet.

Opt for stainless steel for your sink. Porcelain is a cool alternative. Adjust your electronics in a way that they do not disturb the layout of your kitchen. Inlaid lighting works best in a modular kitchen. Other accessories include glass shelves and glass shutters. They are useful in making a display of your best crockery. However, ply shelves also work.

A friendly tip is to buy steel pull outs for counters and drawers from wholesale markets than stores. It works out cheaper that way.

Commonly, the budget for a modular Indian kitchen design is Rs. 5-6 Lakhs.

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The Kitchen Makeover Guide

Cooking a delightful meal for the family demands an equally impressive workstation. The kinds that facilitate convenience while brewing up a flavourful feast. Visually appealing, easy to clean, hassle-free modular kitchens are a necessity and luxury mixed in just the right proportions, and care must be taken to keep these prerequisites in mind while designing/ re-designing one.

Integrate these useful tips to transform your kitchen into a stunning, spacious and functional space to work and live in:

1. Contemporize: 

Look for a design that uses a unique combination of high-quality material right from wood, metal and concrete to give your kitchen a sleek, urban and polished look.

2. Blend Hues: 

Strike the colour balance right in order to give your avant-garde kitchen a warm welcoming feel. The trick is to make the ambience clutter-free and serene and soft for the peace of mind one needs to concoct the tastiest meals .

3. Add An Artistic Touch : 

Cooking is an art! Great art demands great inspiration. Thus, every aspect right from the colour, design and pattern should have an artistic so as to inspire each time you step in.

4. Make It Breathe Life:  

Airy, clean, organized spaces offer a light-hearted twist to the room and facilitate free movement and convenience.

5. Timeless Elegance: 

Besides having that modern, high-end, stylish appearance…the design and decor of your food station should have an everlasting charm to it.

6. Meticulously Set: 

Minute detailing and precision while getting those cabinets and shelves crafted therein, goes a long way in making life easier. Bid goodbye to spending long hours in search of that special ingredient.

7. Brightly Lit: 

Proper lighting, placement of furniture and the perfect coordination is the key to making your kitchen not just visually appealing but also aesthetically sound. Make it spell class!

8. Contemporary yet Compact Spaces: 

The right balance of technique and style in compactness is the real challenge with modern day homes. The right furniture makes even a small room appear larger-than-life.

9. The Freedom of Customisation: 

Add your own individuality to your house. Your home is a reflection of your style and an epitome of your personality.

10. Think Out-Of-The-Box: 

Conventional is just so last decade! Think finesse, think minimalism, think modular…think sophistication.

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Transform Your Kitchen With Elevate

The best furnishing companies provide comprehensive services that take care of all aspects of your home or work space. Elevate, an Indian company from Hyderabad, is no exception to this fact. Elevate provides high customer-aware furnishing solutions with top quality brands like ALNO (a leading German brand), Hettich, Natuzzi (the only Italian furniture maker listed on the Wall Street Exchange) and Santarossa.

Introducing Auqa, a modular kitchen by eterna
Introducing Aqua, a modular kitchen by Elevate Kitchens

Decoding the modular kitchen

In general, in the furnishing world, a modular kitchen is a space that is crafted in the form of modules, or self-contained component units, made in standardized sizes for the average kitchen. The modules that make up the kitchen usually include differently sized cabinets for manageable storage, the kitchen counter (if there is one) and, sometimes, assorted kitchen elements like ovens, or a chimney that are fitted together like a jigsaw puzzle for creating a wholly functional kitchen.

Modular kitchens can be easily modified and the fitting style can be played around with for a fresh, one-of-a-kind look and finish. As they are comprised of individual pieces, the modules can be highly variable in terms of styles, colours or patterns, material and design. Modular kitchen sets typically incur a far lower cost than kitchens with component parts that are made from scratch or in accordance to an order placed. The latter gives you more control and modification option, but often does not match the efficacy afforded by a modular kitchen.

Further, modular kitchens, too, can be made bespoke in order to circumvent the fact that they are usually manufactured in batches of the same set to be fitted in different homes – a testament to their growing popularity. The enormous range of designs for modular kitchens, especially from luxury brand names, makes up for this shortcoming by providing you with kitchens that may have been custom made, and often at an attractive price.

What are Elevate Kitchens?

Elevate, has a dedicated kitchen specialist team to help transform your kitchen into a beautiful and efficient space that you can be proud of. The kinds of modular kitchens available are virtually limitless, as their scope is dependent entirely on the creativity of the designers in the furniture company. Modular kitchens that are available from the Elevate Kitchen line are fully customizable and can be tailor made to suit your needs as you want them.

Elevate kitchens use fittings by the German company Hettich, which are high quality products that have been put through quality control tests to ensure maximum functionality. Hettich’s motto is ‘technology for furniture’, and they satisfy this to the fullest degree. Their furnishing and home system products include hinges, flaps, sliding and folding doors, drawers, handles, tables, cabinets, lights and connecting pieces, each in breathtaking variety with uniqueness of design and unmatched attention to detail.

The designs of Elevate kitchens run from modern and smooth to futuristic and sleek. The lines seem to flow seamlessly, and the colours are sure to give your home a unique look, while maintaining utmost convenience of use for a well-rounded package.

Crafting the Perfect Modular Wardrobe – by Elevate Wardrobes

In his play ‘Hamlet’, Shakespeare wrote that ‘the apparel oft proclaims the man’. Admittedly, that was the sixteenth century, and this is the twenty-first. But it is interesting to note that the statement still holds true: clothes are often the first thing we notice about someone. That line, it may be said, has become a driving force. Look good, people say. Look professional. Dress decently, or casually.

The point is, appearance matters – as does effectiveness – and Elevate has exactly this in mind when bringing you the modular wardrobes available in their Elevate Wardrobes & Kitchens, Santarossa and Ego Design range of furniture and home décor fittings. These don’t look good and function well, but also ensure that the clothes that contribute to your appearance are maintained.

A gloss-finished wardrobe to add a tad bit charm to your bed room.
A gloss-finished wardrobe to add a tad bit charm to your bed room.

What’s a modular wardrobe?

You must have heard of a modular kitchen, as it can be found in any flat of the swanky new complexes that are so popular these days, and people like throwing big words around. A modular wardrobe, though, is not as much a popular thing as far as terminology is concerned – even if it occurs with as much frequency as a modular kitchen. A module, in the furniture and furnishings world, refers to a part or unit that is assembled with other such units in order to make up a larger item of décor while being self-contained in its own right. Think of it as analogous to a set of Lego blocks: each piece is contained in its own right, but if you fit them together, you get something entirely different and wonderful. So just as you have a modular kitchen made up of individual parts (shelves, cupboards, cabinets, counters and so on),  you also get modular wardrobes that are constituted of individual sections that come together in perfect harmony.

A contemporary and chic range of exciting wardrobes to give your bed room the attention it deserves!
A contemporary and chic range of exciting wardrobes to give your bed room the attention it deserves!

Just how popular are modular wardrobes?

Very! Possibly even more than modular kitchens, because they are used not only by home builders, but also in hotels and guest houses and so on. And, in most places, the kitchen is one, but the rooms and bedrooms where the wardrobe may be fitted are many.

In reflection to this huge demand, modular wardrobes are available in a variety of styles to suit a range of budgets and spatial needs. You can opt for a cozy and compact wardrobe that fits neatly along one side or in a corner of the room, or a modular that functions like a walk-in closet in terms of size and storage options. Materials, colours and finishes vary accordingly.

Wardrobes that don't just help you organise your clothes, they are a style statement too.
Wardrobes that don’t just help you organise your clothes, they are a style statement too.

What are the brands available?

Elevate, which is based in Hyderabad, offers comprehensive furnishing solutions that can help you resign your home to reflect luxury while being affordable, or furnish your new home with quality fittings from top brands around the world. As far as names go, you can choose from the offerings of

Elevate’s own Modular Wardrobe line (which uses fittings from the German brand Hettich), or from the Italian Santarossa or the Ego Design ranges. All of which will give you modular wardrobe fittings that are internationally reputed, and a true reflection of spectacular design.