Do you like the sleek and streamlined look of a modular kitchen? But you feel unfortunate because you have none, right? Don’t keep brooding, just go for it! Modular kitchens not only look trendy, but are also very convenient to work in. That’s why they are called ‘modular’.
Now if you are planning remodifying your kitchen and are confused as to how to select the most appropriate and best suited design and furniture for your kitchen!!!
Well, don’t worry, Spacewood is your answer. With over 20 years of expertise in designing and building Modular Kitchens.
As an industry expert, Mr.Kirit Joshi, founder of Spacewood shared some useful insights in how to plan your modular kitchen with ease.
He listed down 5 Steps to plan your Modular Kitchen.
1. Define the layout or shape
2. Select the modules
3. Choose the material
4. Select the counter top
5. Choose the right kitchen appliances
Step 1 : Define your Shape / Layout of Kitchen/ Plat
The designing of the layout probably is the most important step for modelling your kitchen. At this step the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances and storage areas is decided keeping in mind the best way to utilise the space available for the kitchen.
Depending on this there are 5 fundamental layouts for a Modular Kitchen:
· L Shape
· U shape
· Parallel Shape
· Full Rectangular shape with opening for Door.
Depending on the overall size of the kitchen, an island can be added to each of these layouts. A Breakfast table can also be designed depending on the width of walkways in the kitchen. All appliances can be integrated within the layout
Step 2 : Select the Modules
The core focus while designing a modular kitchen goes to the kitchen cabinets and modules.
Each module will either have Shelf, Drawers, Pullouts etc. All of these have their own unique advantages and usage.
Shelf modules are the cheapest modules , Drawers are moderately priced where as pullouts are expensive.
Corner modules offer various options for accessories.
Spacewood expert designer assist in selecting right balance of shelf / pullouts & drawers and also make sure ergonomics of work triangle is taken care of.
Wall modules can be hinged or lift up.
If there is a budget constraint then go for hinges. But with moderate budget one can opt for Lift up cabinet which gives easy access to storages.
Step 3 : Choose the material
There are two most important thing while selecting the material, quality and looks.
a) Quality: Cabinet material Kitchen is made to last for 15 years. So it is necessary to ensure that the material used is tested against water, termites, etc.
New Supertuff HMR HDF from Spacewood offers 10 years warranty against termites & water. It has strength of plywood and comes with an additional benefit of warranty. Moreover it is 30% cheaper than plywood.
b) Looks/Shutter finishes : Kitchen looks are a reflection of your personality and your lifestyle. Spacewood caters to all 3 taste like Modern, Classic, Contemporary looks. These looks are available in variety of finishes such as Veneer , Foil , Acrylic , Polymers , Laminates , PU Paint , Glass etc. The base material can be Supertuff HDF , Plywood , Aluminum frames etc. Depending on the budget one can choose the base finishes & base material. Supertuff HDF with foil gives the best combination of price along with a 10 years warranty.
Step 4 : Select the counter top
Once you have frozen the layout,modules & finishes of kitchen, it is time to choose the right kitchen top. One has a variety of choices such as Granite , Solid surfaces, artificial stone like Cesar stone etc.
Granite gives the best value for money proposition.
Solid surface gives seamless joint but can face the problem of stains due to spices/oil etc. Spacewood experts sit with you personally and give you the best solution for your need.
Step 5 : Choose the right Appliances / sink / facuet
Once you fix up the top then its time to choose the right appliances such as hob , Chimney, microwave, oven etc. Once this is done, it’s time to choose the right Sink singe/ double bowl, with our without drain board and faucet for the same.
In the end, if you are a restaurant owner or have bought a new home or planning to redesign your house or looking for customised modular kitchen; Mr.Kirit Joshi, tells you: “THINK SPACEWOOD!!!”
Visit www.spacewood.in for more details.