Designing kitchens is not rocket science, but neither is it a piece of cake!
Do you know what’s the best thing about an incredible modular kitchen?
✓ It is ergonomic – less physical discomfort.
✓ Provides freedom of arrangement – all cabinets, accessories, and appliances are perfectly integrated.
✓ Eye-catching appearance – Everyone falls in love at first sight.
✓ And the biggest of all – it is completely comfortable, functional, and practical.
Here is a complete guide that will give you the right direction and all the valuable insights on designing a modular kitchen in India.
Why is modular kitchen design considered important?
A modular kitchen plays a definite role in creating aesthetics and provides space according to your taste and requirements to take the interior of your home to the next level.
Modular kitchens are unrivaled and score dazzlingly high above conventional joinery kitchens.
This is because they are custom-made to your requirements, long-lasting, completely ergonomic, and affordable.
Big or small, every modular kitchen design involves detailed planning, precise measurements, and the best manufacturing.
It is important to invest your time in the planning phase because it is difficult to incorporate changes in the production phase.
Guide to modular kitchens
Whether you opt for a large or small modular kitchen, you will be greeted by a variety of designs, styles, materials, and many interesting features.
However, these elements can be tempting!
After modular kitchen designs offer improved work space, increased performance, massive storage space, and much more.
The key is to make everything fit within your budget and meet the requirements.
Confused where to start? Go ahead and start by deciding on the layout and style of your kitchen.
1. Complete the layout
For a perfect workflow and increased efficiency, it is necessary to work on the layout of the kitchen.
Finish between a U-shaped, island, gallery or L-shaped modular kitchen design depending on the size of your kitchen.
Team up with kitchen experts to make sure your kitchen follows the work triangle rule.
This golden rule ensures that the distance between the stovetop, refrigerator, and sink is between 4 and 9 feet, and together they form the focal point of your kitchen.
2. Plan the proposal
It is entirely up to you whether you choose between a modern kitchen design or a classic design.
Modern kitchens provide an urban look with an elegant, handleless and minimalist feel.
Classic kitchens focus more on regenerating timeless and traditional designs that command respect and resonate perfectly with the interior of your home.
Or turn to the professionals to help you deliver gorgeous kitchens to enhance your space.
3. Sticking to a budget
Sticking to a budget is one of the main concerns when planning your kitchen.
It is not easy. But it can be achieved with smart design and professional help.
It helps you stay on budget while working on alternatives without compromising on quality, aesthetics and functionality.
3D visualization helps you work with any budget!
How to ensure that the price of your modular kitchen falls within your budget?
Deeper understanding of kitchen requirements and modular kitchen elements
Cost-effective materials and cabinet finishes
Carefully research backsplash, countertop and accessory ideas.
Use 3D rendering and visualization for the perfect modular kitchen that’s entirely to your liking.
4. Work on storage needs
After the design and layout, it’s time to work on optimizing the storage.
Analyze your storage requirements and explore the different options available in terms of drawers, base units, tall units or pantries.
For everyday needs and necessities, open shelving will save you a lot of opening and closing doors.
Above-ground modular kitchen cabinets help in better organization and elimination of clutter in the kitchen.
Go to the pantry to store all your dry ingredients. Increase the height (vertically) of wall cabinets up to the ceiling to maximize storage space.
5. Find the right materials
Zeroing in on materials really takes a bit of work as it affects your overall budget planning.
Choosing a low-quality material would reduce costs, but increase maintenance costs and negatively affect the life of the kitchen.
Choose MDF, HDHMR, HDF or chipboard, which are resistant to moisture and temperature. The latest BWR plywood is even better than these.
For countertops or backsplashes, work with different options like granite or quartz. See what suits you best?
6. Appliances and accessories
From bottle pull-out units, wicker baskets, cutlery organiser to space-saving corner units, sliding door systems and amazing internal sink systems, get your kitchen with a wide range of modular kitchen accessories.
Integrated appliances save a lot of space and blend seamlessly with the design.
Lack of space? No worries!
You can always opt for freestanding appliances that resonate and harmonize with any kitchen design style and make your kitchen look clutter-free and flawless.
7. Choosing a theme and color
Whether it’s a single color or a contrasting two-tone, the color scheme and theme influence the overall design of the modular kitchen.
A careful and careful selection of color palettes will lift the overall mood of the kitchen space and turn it into a lively, cheerful, classy and elegant one.
Colors define not only the wall. They are an important factor for worktops, floors, cabinets and islands.
Choose wisely or get the professionals to help you.
Just like other spaces in the home, the kitchen also needs sufficient and correct lighting.
A well-lit kitchen area should be a priority from the planning stage to ensure proper lighting for cooking and preparation.
Choose a style/type of lighting that blends with contemporary interior design and enhances the functionality of the space by making the kitchen the focal point of your home.
You can also consider under-cabinet lighting to help overcome dark areas created by ceiling units.
Regardless of the type, size and layout of the kitchen, ventilation should never be ignored or taken lightly.
Exhaust fans and chimneys are lifesavers, especially when it comes to Indian kitchens.
Make sure that the ventilation systems are correctly and cleverly placed in the kitchen design.
Door/window placement should also be analyzed to ensure cross-ventilation.
10. Focus on safety
Choose non-slip tiles that allow for easy clean-up in case of spills, breaks, or routine chores.
Get the help of experienced and professional kitchen tile designers to choose the best ones for your kitchen and budget.
Place your appliances closer to the cabinets and ensure that the distance from the hob and sink is maintained.
11. 3D renderings
Once you’re done planning, it’s time to move on to designing.
3D visualization tools such as rendering, modeling, etc. help bring your kitchen plans to life and allow you to realistically see your kitchen before production begins.
It is inevitable to team up with rendering experts to get a flawless, long-lasting and eye-catching modular kitchen design.
12. Manufacturing and Installation
Once you are satisfied with the plasters, you can continue with the production process of your kitchen.
Kitchens are built to blueprints or renders that ensure precision, perfect engineering and flawless design.
Rather than DIY, seeking professional installation help will ensure perfect equipment and longevity of the kitchen for years to come.
Follow these simple steps to design your modular kitchen – big or small, modern or traditional, in a well-planned and systematic way.
At TEL Kitchens, we plan, imagine, design and manufacture stylish and robust modular kitchen designs that will exceed your expectations and add value to your interiors too.
Ghar Banwao is a Construction company in Lucknow , providing one one-stop Solution in Architect, Construction with Material, and Interior design.