9 things to keep in mind before installing a modular kitchen

9 things to keep in mind before installing a modular kitchen

9 things to keep in mind before installing a modular kitchen 

With comfort, customisation and modernisation in demand, kitchens also have been swept under the minimalistic and functional trend. A modular kitchen has several specific, well constructed and designed models or units. It comprises several cabinets or drawers with customisable sizes and specifications. Their purpose is to facilitate users with optimised utility, efficient storage and space management and a clean, chic look. Every unit is made from diversified, superior quality material and utility accessories that will assist users in decluttering and organisation. The advantages of a modular kitchen are many:

  • Hygiene: Modular kitchens are made of superior quality wood or materials that guarantee management, organisation, cleanliness and hygiene. 
  • Optimised management: The modular kitchen enables you to utilise every crevice of kitchen space, as each unit is specially designed for convenience and ideal fitting. Racks, basket holders, shelves, bins, trays and more are incorporated to make your work area decluttered and usable. 

  • Cost-effective: Modular kitchens are relatively inexpensive as they’re factory furnished units, produced in bulk with minimum wastage, maximum use of resources and in an efficient manner. 

  • Customisable: Unlike traditional kitchens, modular kitchens offer you various customisation opportunities from colour and size to model and make. You can choose your ideal modular unit and accessories to go along with it. 

Before you get carried away with the unparalleled advantages of a modular kitchen, you need to consider these technical aspects to have a hassle-free, stylish kitchen. 

  • Identify the space available: The design and layout of your modular kitchen will significantly depend on space availability. The size and type of the cabinets, kitchen tops and counters will be determined according to the space you have. The space will assist you in finalising the layout; for example, those with ample kitchen space may opt for an island countertop or a u-shaped design. 

  • Storage requirement: Identifying your storage requirements and selecting storage units that fulfil them is the next big step. Identifying the exact make and model of cabinets, drawers, and countertops makes remodelling much more convenient. Prioritise your requirements and ensure your chosen model aligns with your specifications. 

  • Electrical fixtures: Slots for switchboards, electrical points and plumbing points need to be kept in mind during the process of designing the space. Outlets for electrical appliances, heat and water should be well-positioned, easy to approach and well lit. 

  • Proper ventilation: Kitchen ventilation ensures safety, security and good health of the family and household. A superior quality chimney prevents the kitchen appliances and countertops from greasing. Efficient placement of windows or exhaust fans encourages natural ventilation. The exhaust fans and chimney should have their own individual plug points. 

  • Kitchen island:Those with spacious kitchens can choose to opt for a kitchen island. The island gives you multiple advantages. It can be used as a countertop to store food or chop vegetables and make dough. The kitchen island also serves as a surface where food can be eaten, especially on days when there are fewer people around. A smaller kitchen space will look extremely cramped with an island placed in the centre. 

  • Kitchen appliances to be chosen wisely: A modular kitchen comprises several appliances for ease, such as a chimney, oven, hob, microwave, exhaust fan, etc. These appliances serve as a one-time investment and should thus be chosen after careful consideration and much thought. The appliances should belong to a dependable brand and include perks such as guarantee and maintenance. These are minute details that require special attention. Consult a specialist and confer for feedback from frequent users to make the wisest choice. 

  • Reflective colours are the choice to be made: Reflective colours are ideal for modular kitchens. Good quality lighting on walls, aesthetic colours well-coordinated with the drawers and tabletops and material that carries the style is the perfect combination. Ceiling lights and pendant lights add a unique, ingenious touch to the kitchen. 

  • Go for a pantry: Pantry is an essential storage unit for the kitchen. It maximises your storage, optimises organisation and ensures your countertops remain decluttered. The pantry can be optimised as required. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a room or a personal space; all it needs to be is serve as a space-saving unit. 

  • Efficient working area: The distance between the cooking, washing, chopping, and storage spaces should be well planned. As recommended by professionals, every space should be three feet apart. Appliances can be integrated into the kitchen wall or cupboard to provide a larger worktop. 


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