Enjoy a hassle-free cooking experience in these straight modular kitchens
Old but classic! Straight kitchens are back in trend. It is the ideal choice for urban dwellers living in tiny apartments or someone who enjoys minimalism. As the name suggests, this type of kitchen is made along a single wall. Here, a cooking hob, a refrigerator and a washbasin are linearly arranged on the countertop, making every item easily accessible and cooking much more convenient. Though it sounds all elementary, in reality, designing and building this type of straight kitchen while ensuring it’s aesthetically attractive are exceptionally challenging. So, if you are looking for inspiration, here are some modern straight kitchen designs you must consider before deciding.
Space-Saving Versatile Straight Kitchen
If you live in a tiny apartment where you cannot afford to have a separate kitchen and lots of storage cabinets, this modular straight line kitchen design has to be your lifesaver. This olive-green-and-white-themed kitchen has every necessary amenities you can think of for an Indian household. It includes a side-by-side double door refrigerator, an OTG, a four-burner kitchen stove, a chimney, lots of sleek cabinets, hooks to hang ladles and cups and an ultra-smart space-saving wall-mounted dining table that also has secret storage inside. With innovative modular oil pull-out, lift-up shutters, clear glass cabinets, etc., you’ll never run out of storage space.
Be Playful Yet Strategic With The Colour Scheme
A straight kitchen is excellent for smaller spaces. But since it’s situated in an open area, it’s essential to choose a suitable colour scheme so that it doesn’t look like an eyesore. You can even experiment with pops of colours. For instance, the kitchen shown in the image has a contrasting colour scheme. With all the cabinets painted in black, the beige mosaic tiled backsplash and bright olive green countertop seem to breathe oxygen into the kitchen. Also, the glass crockery cabinet works perfectly as a showcase. You can also use it to store colourful containers and jars to add further colour. Additionally, the small space beside the kitchen has been used strategically as a dining table. Two overhead hanging shelves are also utilised to store items.
The Modern Classic Straight Kitchen Design
The below image is the perfect example of how you can infuse classic charm into a modern modular straight kitchen design. The white wooden cabinets are giving the kitchen a vintage vibe when the structure is modern. It has it all — a large pantry cabinet, an oven, a four-burner hob, a sink, a refrigerator and numerous storage cabinets — below and above the countertop and even one above the fridge. The glass cabinet in between is made to break the monotony. The kitchen flaunts a butcher block countertop to match the wooden dining table. It is lit by overhead lights. The backlight underneath the top cabinet creates an ambience that highlights the brick-like backsplash.
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The Ultra Small Straight Kitchen For Studio Apartments
If you live in a compact studio apartment, this small straight kitchen design is perfect for you. Built-in a minimal wall space, this kitchen has enough storage space to hold crockery, utensils, cutlery and grocery for more than two people. Though the design doesn’t include a refrigerator, it compensates with a small sink, an oven, a sleek chimney, and an induction cooktop. In this straight kitchen design, even dead spaces like that over the chimney, under the sink and under base units are well utilised with vertical lift-up shutter, under-sink unit and skirting drawer. Follow this design if you also live in a small space like this.
A Straight Kitchen Design With Island
In the Indian kitchen, islands aren’t commonly used. But it is advantageous if you enjoy multifunctionality. Islands become the architectural focal point of your kitchen while giving you plenty of space for meal preparation, storage and eating when you don’t have time for elaborate dining. It also is a great hangout spot when you have your friends over, especially if you add a few high stools and stylish looking pendant lights, like shown in the image below. You can install a sink and drawers at the bottom to create additional storage space.
We hope you have found your inspiration for giving your kitchen a makeover of a lifetime from these designs. However, if you have some queries, we are here to help you clear them all. Book a consultation today and get your questions answered directly from our team of expert interior designers.
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