Question 01: How can I better understand the term Modular Kitchen?
Answer 01: Modular Kitchen is term used for the modern kitchen furniture layout consisting of modules of cabinets made of diversified materials which hold accessories inside hence facilitate the effective usage of the spaces in a kitchen. Normally the units which are kept on the floor are called floor units or floor cabinets on which a kitchen worktop has been laid for creating spaces for varied activities in a kitchen. The units which are held on the wall for storage purposes are termed as wall units or wall cabinets. Modular kitchen normally constitutes wooden cabinets, counter tops, internal accessories and electro domestic gadgets like chimney, hob, built-in-oven, sink and dishwasher.
Question 02: How would I reap the benefits of installing a modular kitchen?
Answer 02: Modular kitchens have changed the age old concepts of kitchens, these kitchens are beyond style. Modular kitchen are designed and set up in such a way that all its components remain separated from each other. They can be modified according to an individual's needs. Today the lifestyle is so busy that one has less time to spend with family. Modular kitchen are the best option here as they bring convenience, order and a unique flavor to an urban household. Modular kitchen are easy to clean and maintain. The modular kitchen provides clutter-free space and can easily be removed or shifted from one house to another.
Question 03: How can I get a modular kitchen designed as per my requirements?
Answer 03: Design depends on the space available and the personal choice of a consumer. If a kitchen area is spacious, a combination of all black with a hint of steel or aluminum looks beautiful. If homeowners want a kitchen to look bright and bask in natural light, then light colors is the way to go. The kitchen should not be located below a toilet or adjacent to it. It is inauspicious to have kitchen in the centre of a home. The stove should not be placed under the overhead beams. It is always advisable to use bright gorgeous colors like oranges, green, brown, bright yellow as this is the hot sector of home.
Question 04: How can I choose between a Branded Kitchen and a carpenter-made kitchen?
Answer 04: A branded kitchen or a carpenter-made kitchen, both are doable with some obvious differences in them. A branded modular kitchen is designed with the required materials, color choice and accessories to meet the needs of the kitchen. The finish of a branded kitchen is obviously smoother, more luxurious and classier with effective usage of kitchen space. A carpenter would give a limited number of design options. Carpenter-made kitchen has no guarantee for replacement or regular service. Carpenter-made kitchen gives traditional and simple looks to the kitchen. Ultimately, going for a branded modular kitchen or a carpenter-made kitchen depends on the pocket size of the customers.
Question 05: How much money needs to be invested in developing a modular kitchen?
Answer 05: Modular kitchen prices depend upon the type of design, brands chosen, quality of products, layout, etc. The basic investment required in setting up an initial level of modular kitchen would be somewhere around INR 60000 - 70000 only. Branded and Local Players in this segment have competitive pricing only. The price of different elements varies accordingly. A modular kitchen is formed with the combination of shutters, cabinets, accessories, appliances, etc. Since these elements differ in their range, quality, prices, options, etc. the investment in a modular kitchen definitely varies as well. Home Owners if prefer to install high quality elements may end up paying up in lakhs as well.
Question 06: What will be the tentative time for setting up a modular kitchen?
Answer 06: Nowadays, modular kitchens are a prerequisite in mostly all new constructions. Installation of modular kitchen can be done over a weekend. Different companies have different policies of installing modular kitchens but if one insists them to get it done over a weekend maybe they'll get it done. For this quick installation one may have to pay extra. Not all companies charge but some do. Just to be on the safe side. Modular kitchens can be installed without creating any dust, noise or mess. Maintaining them is easy as well since each component can be removed giving access to every corner of the kitchen.
Question 07: How can I maintain the look and feel of my modular kitchen?
Answer 07: Modular kitchens give a stylish and modern look only when they are maintained properly. The maintenance of the modular kitchen includes keeping the counter-top, the drawers and the cupboards clean. As the drawers can be rolled out, they can be cleaned regularly. Depending upon the material used, these areas can be cleaned with a moist cloth to soak in the dirt and grime. The chimney must be cleaned at regular intervals to prevent clogging of pores. Since the drawers are lined with steel fittings to accommodate the utensils, containers and other vessels, they must be kept dry to avoid rusting.
Question: 08: What is the need for installing Hob, Chimney, Sink and other appliances in a modular kitchen?
Answer 08: The hobs are where the heating units are concealed beneath ceramic, metal or granite surfaces. Hobs come in different shapes and sizes, with two, three or more burners as an option.
A chimney makes the kitchen area smoke-free unlike most traditional kitchens, where due to the lack of proper ventilation the kitchen becomes a claustrophobic place for cooking. Chimneys come in various colors, shapes and features like in built-in pest repellent, air purifier and both exhaust and re-circulation modes. Sink prevent the growth of mould, mildew or bacteria and sparkle with just one wipe. Similarly, other appliance like microwave oven, dishwasher and cook tops are also exigent for modular kitchen.