Top 10 Indian Kitchen Design Ideas For Carefree Living

by Sreya Dasgupta | February 20, 2024 | 8 mins read

10 beautiful indian kitchen design ideas for your home

Kitchen Design Ideas for Indian Homes

Indian kitchen designs have evolved with time from our grandparents’ generations that used brick stoves, copper vessels and earthen urns to the modular kitchen design we have today. A kitchen plays a vital role in any Indian household given the amount of hospitality we extend to friends and family. Most of our festivals or special occasions revolve around food – Holi, Diwali, New Years, birthdays or anniversary – all of these have a delectable spread of food.

You know what we are talking about right? Be it the home-baked Christmas cake or the kheer made by your mom for your birthday, the gujjias on Holi or the mutton biryani and sheer khurma for Eid. And the list goes on! Our attachment to the kitchen is unique and therefore this area of your home deserves special treatment. Here we bring the top ten Indian kitchen design ideas that will help make your kitchen look beautiful without compromising on functionality and efficiency. We have everything you need to strike this perfect balance in your kitchen’s interior design.

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A Simple Straight Kitchen With Smart Storage Space

A straight kitchen is one of the most common Indian kitchen designs. It is simple, space-saving and compact. This kitchen design is apt for urban dwellers living in tiny apartments. You can use the area smartly by including skirting drawers, pantry pull-outs, oil pull-outs, and fancy hooks for your ladle and kitchen spoons to keep your kitchen clutter-free. You must add ample lighting in your kitchen for it to be well lit so you can cook at ease.

Simple Indian kitchen design with skirting drawers, pantry pull-outs, and fancy hooks is clutter-free storage.
A small straight kitchen design for Indian homes

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A Dual Tone Kitchen With A Foldable Dining Table

We Indians love to enjoy our meal time with family. Typically the family gathers around the dining table for at least one meal in the day. In this image here we see a kitchen design that is apt for Indian households. A foldable dining table with hidden storage improves the efficiency of this kitchen without taking up any extra space. You can use the table while enjoying meals with your family and friends and put it back when you not needed. The hidden storage helps you stack all your necessities without cluttering your main kitchen space. Dual coloured cabinets add a modern look to this kitchen and provide sufficient storage for your grains, masalas, heavy utensils and more. The foldable dining table ensures the family comes together over a meal. This design is great for couples with kids who want to imbibe sound, traditional values where meal time is purely family time. Yes, times to say no to Netflix with meals!

Indian kitchen design in l shape with a wall-mounted foldable dining table is perfect for a small home.
A kitchen with a foldable dining table that is great for homes with kids

A Simple Kitchen With Pull Out Breakfast Table

“A family that eats together stays together.”or so goes the common saying. You’ve probably heard this from your grandparents and parents. However with the busy lifestyle of city folk it has become next to impossible for every family member to come together for a meal. And with the space constraint in apartments these days homeowners are restricted from buying large dining tables. In this design here we have tried solve this problem. This kitchen is designed with a pull-out breakfast counter. It is a simple yet revolutionary idea that saves space and gives you much needed table top to enjoy a few meals of the day together. Also, this design is multifunctional as it can be doubled up as a chopping board, a study table for your kids, or as extra countertop space when you want to entertain guests while cooking. It is a perfect example of blending modern lifestyle with traditional values.

Indian kitchen design with a pull-out breakfast countertop, and it can double up as a chopping board.
Add some efficiency to your Indian kitchen design with a pull-out breakfast countertop

An Indian Style Kitchen With Brick Cladding Walls

This kitchen design has a beautiful rustic charm to it. It is earthy and warm and has been designed with a brick cladding wall. The sustainable design and decor is reflective of Indian design sensibilities. This kitchen’s rustic vibe makes it a hit in many households. Warm wooden cabinets, brick cladding walls and the rough finish of shelves add to the traditional appeal of this kitchen’s interior design. It takes us back to the time our grandmothers used copper vessels without compromising on functionality of modern modular kitchens.

Traditional Indian kitchen design with a brick cladding wall lends a rustic vibe to space.
An Indian style kitchen with a brick cladding wall for a rustic touch

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A Modern Indian Kitchen With A Wine Rack

Urban Indians these days are well travelled and exposed to western lifestyles and culture. And so if you are one of those who are willing to trade a glass of lassi for a nicely aged wine with your meals then this one’s for you! In this design here we see a breakfast counter with an open wine rack unit beside it. It is a perfect spot to prepare your meals or enjoy the concept of wine and dine with your friends and family. A designated space to stack your wine collection also saves you the hassle of finding storage elsewhere. And not everyone can afford a wine cellar so this is a design hack every urban Indian must have!

Modern Indian kitchen wine rack design with breakfast countertop lends western touch to space.
A smartly designed kitchen for young, well-travelled Indians

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An Indian Kitchen Design With Ample Natural Light

If there is one thing an Indian kitchen needs it is ample sunlight. Given the complexity of Indian cooking and the long hours most of us spend preparing food it is important to have a well-lit kitchen. It helps keep your kitchen fresh, airy and a space that is suitable to cooking several meals in the day. When you design your kitchen make sure the area demarcated has a large window with glass panels to bring in sunlight. You can also use white tiled flooring and glossy laminates for your kitchen cabinets. White reflects sunlight and this will make your space look larger, airier and well lit at all times.

Indian kitchen room design with big glass windows brings ample natural light to space.
Bring in those windows and let nature do its magic in your kitchen design

An Indian Kitchen With An Island Countertop

An Island countertop is a multifunctional unit that adds to the efficiency of your kitchen design. It becomes the architectural focal point of your kitchen while giving you plenty of space for meal preparation, storage, and eating meals when you are pressed for time. You can install a hob, an in-built sink, shelves and drawers at the bottom to create additional storage and working space in your kitchen. Pair it with a few nice looking high chairs and pendant lights and you havego yourself the perfect hang out spot with friends and family.

Indian kitchen design with multifunctional island countertop adds to the efficiency of the kitchen.
Let your kitchen island be the centre of attraction

A Small Indian Kitchen Design For Single Or Coupled

Looking for a simple small Indian kitchen design? We have got you covered! This Indian kitchen design looks petite but has everything you need for everyday life. It has been designed with a combination of overhead and base cabinets, a breakfast counter and an open wine rack unit. An inbuilt appliance space, hob and chimney add to the functionality of this kitchen. This small Indian kitchen designs designed with a soothing colour scheme that is ideal for small homes. If you are living along or with your partner then this one’s for you!

Very small Indian kitchen designed with a breakfast counter and an open wine rack unit adds to the kitchen's functionality.
All big things come in small packages like this small kitchen suited for apartments

A Kitchen Design With Chalkboard Backsplash

If you love to bring in creativity to every corner of your home then this kitchen design is for you! Transform your backsplash into a canvas and put your creative mind to work. It is a perfect space to keep track of your shopping list, menu for the day or just let your kids doodle as you cook. Jot down those exciting recipes, diet charts or inspiring quotes. This will add a chic look to your Indian kitchen design and bring in a fun element to your space too.

Chalkboard backsplash design in Indian kitchen adds a chic look and brings in a fun element to space.
Let your kitchen be a canvas of possibilities with this backsplash

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A Kitchen Design With Natural Stone Flooring And A Countertop

The quintessential element of Indian Kitchen design are natural materials. Indians are obsessed with natural stones like marble and granite. However modern we may be the appeal of natural stones such as marble and granite do not leave us. If you want to bring in a traditional touch with a dollop of luxury then try marble flooring and countertop. While this material is a bit high on maintenance and expensive too but the elegance a luxe look it brings is worth every rupee spent.

Indian kitchen design simple with natural stone flooring and countertop brings in a luxe look to space.
Marble flooring is quintessentially Indian and can never go wrong

We hope our Indian kitchen designs inspire you to give your kitchen a design of a lifetime. Are you still confused on the layout or materials to choose from?

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Sreya Dasgupta is a content writer at DesignCafe

Sreya Dasgupta

Sreya Dasgupta is a content writer in DesignCafe who loves travelling, reading and archiving inspiring stories of life through her words. Her belief of finding something interesting in every nook & corner of this world, her passion for exploring new culture, culinary and lifestyle inspires her to write. When not working, she loves spending time with her Ukelele.

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