Homeowners looking to renovate or remodel their old kitchen spaces are automatically trying the concepts of modular designing. Modular kitchens across the globe have not just been making the kitchen add to the home décor but also make it extremely functional. It can be said that modular kitchens are meant to make maximum use of every sq inch of space in the kitchen, be it in the floor or the walls. Some designs even integrate hanging storage to create a unique design while allowing higher accessibility to the several kitchen tools.
Depending upon your budget, family size, available floor space and the type of cooking you do, modular kitchen designs can take several forms. Here are some of the latest modular kitchen designs that have been transforming Indian kitchens lately.
Straight modular kitchens
Also referred to as single walled or one-walled kitchens, these installations take the entire work area to one edge of the room. The different work centers for cooking, storage and cleaning are arranged in a single row, making it easier to access everything simultaneously. Straight modular storage are perfect for small kitchen rooms and don’t just add style but facilitate a more organized and comfortable cooking space. Straight modular storages often include overhead storage cabinets and countertops on the same wall that the cooking is aligned to. Since the rest of the room is kept clear of any mess, it gets easier to move around and even small kitchens look spacious.
L-shaped modular designs
Similar to the above arrangement, L-shaped modular kitchens use two adjacent edges of the room for all the cooking activity. They are also meant for smaller kitchens that are more in length than width. While the cooking can take place on the longer side, the sink and cabinetry is integrated into the adjacent wall to keep the cooking and cleaning activities separate. Similar to the straights kitchen storage, L-shaped kitchens too integrate overhead cabinetry and storage. Depending upon your family size, you may even ask for under the table cabinets. Another important benefit of L-shaped modular kitchens is that the longer (cooking) side can be doubled up as a dining space.
Gallery modular storage
A highly popular design, gallery kitchens allow adjacent placement of the several work areas. The storage space is adjusted below the tabletop/worktop, and hanging cupboards and cabinetry on opposite walls add to the design. While one wall will integrate the sink and the tabletop storage, the other will integrate the stove and also the dining area.
Apart from the conventional designs, architects can also come up with other kitchen design solutions tailored to your requirements. It is also advisable to use compact appliances, and other space efficient solutions to keep the kitchen clutter free and user friendly. The paint on the walls and the installed lighting too add to the spaciousness of smaller kitchens by highlighting dark corners and keeping the overall mood bright. Lately, modular kitchen designs are being integrated by every homeowner in India. You too can check out the solutions and ask one for yourself.