Modular Kitchen - The Concept
Modular Kitchen is a term used for the Modern type of Kitchen layout. It consists of cabinets to store different items in different sections of the Kitchen.
There are mainly two sections in this concept, the floor section and the wall section. The Floor section is the one which has the cabinets attached from the floor upwards until the Platform and The Wall section is the one having the cabinets attached from the wall a few feet above the Platform (mainly near roof)
This concept though introduced in 1998 in India became popular around 10 years later and it has now become one of the must-haves in a design of any home. Modular Kitchens are sophisticated, Streamlined, Sleek and are aesthetically very pleasing.
So make the right choice by choosing our modular kitchens.
Types of Modular Kitchen
L Shaped Kitchen
This is a contemporary style of Kitchen design in India. The platform runs along two perpendicular walls. This type of Kitchen is one the most popular choices, appropriate for modern style kitchen.
To achieve the perfect L Shaped design, the kitchen should be built at a corner where two walls form a perpendicular angle and where one wall is twice the length of the other.
U shaped Kitchen
A U-shaped kitchen is a kitchen layout that features three walls, lined up with cabinets and all the appliances. Its a design that maximizes the wall space by using walls for cabinets and appliances and frees up the floor space too.
It makes it easy for the home owners to access various areas without needing to walk around the kitchen much. The versatility of this layout means it will work no matter what the size of the kitchen is.
You can also use an island benchtop that separates the kitchen and dining areas and also creates a space for guests to sit opposite whilst you cook.
The Straight Line or Straight shaped kitchen is one of the simplest kitchen layouts. This type of Modular kitchen design is the most effective for small spaces. One wall of the Kitchen is kept open and the entire kitchen is set on one side.
Here, to maximise the space, designers design it in a way that all the appliances are built in with the sink unit situated at the middle of the line. Indeed, this is a smart solution for a small room.
The parallel-shaped Modular kitchen layout consists of a work space on one wall with a second one parallel to it.
This is perhaps one of the most efficient one of all the kitchen designs. It is also known as the corridor style kitchen, which is a compact layout that locates the appliances, sink and cabinets on two parallel walls to create a small passage in the middle.
Due to the passage, there is ample space for walking around. It is also money saving and the key is to install tall kitchen cabinets that extend till the ceiling.
How to select design that match your Kitchen?
Selecting a design that matches your Kitchen may be tricky. Style is the first aspect, There are mainly three types of Kitchen styles to choose from,
Traditional or Victorian
Traditional/Victorian style reflects the beauty and elegance of the past generation. It generally has Wooden finish and creates a lasting impression.
Contemporary style of kitchens has shades of the Classical and the Ultra-Modern Kitchen. It is well suited for the current day and age. Strong contrasts but at the same time not too flashy.
This style of Kitchen is simple yet modern. The style uses a bit of traditional and contemporary both.
When choosing a style, a key aspect to keep in mind is that the design of the Kitchen needs to complement the interiors of the house.
Second is choosing the right type of Countertop.
A countertop is a significant part of your kitchen. In India, we mainly use stone as a counter top because it makes the Kitchen look classy and elegant. Another advantage of Stone is that it is easy to maintain. There are two types of stones used for Countertops,
As the name suggests, Natural stones are the natural formations in nature. These are classy and give the kitchen a beautiful look. There are different types of natural stones that are used: Marble, Granite, Quartzite, Soapstone, Slate.
The most preferred type of stone is Granite in India. Another option is Silestone, which is a compound of 93% of natural quartz making it exceptionally hard and resilient. It also gives hygienic properties that are unique in the market. It is the perfect material for kitchen and bathrooms.
Engineered stone is one of the most environmentally-friendly choice to make. The benefits of this kind of stone are: greater durability, beauty, hygiene, ease of maintenance.
The different types of engineered stones are: Color Quartz, Neolith, Crystalline, Kalinga stone. The kalinga stone is most commonly used in India.
Features and Materials used in Modular kitchen
Talking about features of a Modular Kitchen,
There are 6 main features,
- Organising the cutlery
- Organiser on the wall cabinet
- Tall unit with embedded gadget garage
- Pull out handiness
- Pull out for bottles
- Maximizing the corner
Materials used for a Modular kitchen:
- Stainless Steel
- Aluminum Alloy
Accessories of a Kitchen
The secret of smart modern kitchens lies in the must-have modular kitchen accessories that one must include to make storage and workflow more efficient within the kitchen.
Here’s a list of functional accessories to help organise the kitchen and simplify the work processes.
- Tall pantry unit
- Lift up Cabinet doors
- Pull-out baskets or drawers
- Cutlery organisers
- The Corner units
- Pull-out bottle racks
- Under sink cabinet with storage unit
- Tandem drawers
- Pull-out waste bin
Here are seven benefits of a Modular Kitchen:
- Easy to Assemble: Modular Kitchens offer flexibility to shift the entire kitchen when you move from one house to another. You can also get a part of the kitchen altered or repaired at any given point of time, without having to worry about affecting the other parts of the kitchen accessories.
- Customization: Modular Kitchens are designed with a focus on Customer needs. Depending on their taste, needs and style, they can get their kitchen customized. While this allows you to personalize your kitchen, it also helps you work within the limits of your budget.
- Space Savers: The cabinets and shelves in a modular kitchen save up a lot of space. In some kitchens, there are shelves in small corners or tiny spaces, while some are designed to hang on doors.
- Convenience: Before, Homeowners hired carpenters to design their kitchens at home. This was time consuming and also very inconvenient to the household. Modular Kitchens are made in factories and then fitted in homes.
- Beautiful appearance: Modular kitchens come in a range of different types and styles as discussed above. They are elegant and refined designs with attractive aesthetics and the best functionality.
- Efficient Storage: The cabinets and shelves and drawers of modular kitchen offer efficient storage. This will help in organising kitchenware items, making cooking and working in the kitchen easy. It also helps in de-cluttering the kitchen giving it a beautiful appearance.
- Smart design: Modular Kitchens are usually smartly designed depending on the customer’s stye and needs. The kitchen is also separated into areas for cleaning and cooking.
Modular Kitchen demand in Bangalore
According to the news in “The Hindu” in May last year, India witnessed a 350% demand for modular kitchen and out of which Bangalore was the biggest buyer contributing to 50% of the orders followed by Mumbai and Delhi.
Modular Kitchen in bangalore has become a trend among all the homeowners today and as said earlier, one of the must-have in any house today. A few of the best modular kitchens are being installed/built in bangalore today.
Process of Order
When it comes to the order of Designing of a kitchen, it is better if the design is finalized before the plastering stage so that all the plug points and all the electrical and plumbing points are done with respect to the design.
The order of the work for the Kitchen setup is,
- Design Finalization
- Electrical point setup
- Plumbing point setup
- Base Cabinets
- Dado tiles (fixed between the countertop and the upper cabinets)
- Wall units setup
- Shutter and Cabinet doors are fit.
It is better to follow this order to avoid gaps between the lower cabinets, countertop,dado tiles and upper cabinets and make the kitchen finish look very neat and aesthetic.
Pricing of Modular Kitchen
Various ranges of prices are available in Modular Kitchen concepts. In India, good Solutions start from Rs. 1.5 lacs and can go upto Rs.8 lacs in the Economy to Premium category, depending on the Size and type of materials used.
In the Luxury segment, prices starts from Rs.10 lacs onwards.
Below is a list of a few of the types of materials used for making Modular Kitchens:
- Aluminium Alloy framework and MDF
- Plywood – BWP or Commercial Grade
- MDF – Interior and Exterior Grade
- Particle Board
Customers can discuss the materials that need to be used and get their perfect Kitchen within their budget.
Why choose Nuspace as the manufacturer for Modular Kitchen?
Nuspace Interiors is a 14 year old Interior Designing company. Being one of the best interior designers in Bangalore, we help turn that dream Kitchen design into a reality.
14 years in the interiors space, serving Bangalore
- Own Production Facility in Basavangudi
- Proprietary concepts – Aluminium alloy based kitchens and wardrobes. Can be washed with a hose!
- 7 Year Warranty for all our Products. This duration is one of a kind in the market
- End to end interiors including design & execution for Villas and apartments.
We undertake Home Interiors and Renovation projects.
We specialize in helping our customers with an end to end solution for Kitchens
We also have a great design team that first understands the needs and style of our customers and designs the ideal Kitchen for them.
Main focus of Nuspace is to provide with quality designs and materials used in the Kitchen.
We have in-house production facility that gives full control over the quality and specialize in Alloy kitchen concept, about which you can read in this blog