Your kitchen is no longer just a part of your home it is an extension of your home and gives everyone a sneak-peek into your lifestyle.
When it comes to designing your kitchen, it is important to choose a style that easily fits within the structure and dimensions of the interiors, and also reflects your personality and preferences. There are two styles that you can end up choosing between – modular design and traditional design.
Let’s first understand the basic differences between the two styles, so that you can make an informed choice:
Traditional Kitchen Design
- They are usually made of real solid wood which gives you a classic feel and never goes out of style. The antique architectural details are to look out for
- They are extremely versatile as you can experiment with stone backsplashes and interesting wall patterns.
- Raised-panel doors and decorative molding between kitchen cabinets are the stand-out features of such a kitchen.
- They are equipped with free-standing appliances.
- You might have to just memorise the places where your items are stacked since it is a little less organised than modular kitchens.
- These kitchens are hand-constructed by carpenters who are easy to approach locally. You can oversee all the work done by the carpenters onsite and can ask for alterations if any.
- You can decide the budget and negotiate with the pricing during the construction process. Comparatively less expensive.
- You cannot shift the modules of a traditional kitchen to a new house unlike the modular kitchens.
Modular Kitchen Design
- They are available in a variety of beautiful, cutting-edge and sleek designs.
- They are manufactured with engineered wood which lasts longer than the solid wood used in traditional kitchens.
- They are equipped with smart and built-in appliances.
- The cabinetry is made of metal, laminates or glass or in combination. Architectural details for cabinetry.
- Comparatively more expensive.
- When shifting homes, it is easy to dismantle and reassemble the modules/sections of the kitchen (given the dimensions and the structure is almost similar).
- There is ample storage space that can be created since it is all customisable. Every item has its designated place which allows for quick and easier access.
- You don’t have to deal with the stress of supervising carpenters since everything is factory-made. Also, you are assured of the quality of the kitchen units by the manufacturer himself.
Now, let’s have a look at some of the most popular traditional Indian kitchen designs.
African Mahogany Kitchen Design
This African mahogany kitchen design is an ideal choice if you want to add a pinch of modernity to your traditional looking kitchen. The grainy, reddish-brown rich colour of the hardwood with all the intricate details carved on the cabinet doors and side panels look really pretty. It is also long-lasting, so you don’t need to worry much.
This Antique oak kitchen design blends well with the beige-color tiled backsplash and the black granite countertop. The straight-grained look of the wood enhances the other elements in the space and brings in a sense of warmth. The hanging light above is the cherry on the cake.
Coffee And Cream A Perfectly Traditional Duo
Who doesn’t like coffee and cream? This classic and creative combination of colours in the kitchen lends elegance and liveliness to the kitchen space and also pairs perfectly with the white granite flooring and the uniquely-designed ceiling light.
A Dark Walnut
You can go in for this dark walnut theme for your traditional Indian kitchen if you can go a little heavy on your pocket. Dark walnut is highly prized due to its stability and unmatched strength. It helps you to make a bold and formal statement in your simple-looking kitchen landscape.
If you are looking for a truly rustic and country-side look for your traditional kitchen, try incorporating knotty pine wood into your cabinetry. Knotty pine wood brings a homely and authentic feel in the kitchen, and is lightweight and visually appealing. It is even pocket-friendly so don’t think twice.
This White oak-themed traditional Indian kitchen has a very earthy and natural appearance. Its light colour tone and clearly visible grain adds charm to the area and harmoniously complements the wall cabinets and the grilled kitchen window.
All in all, opting for a traditional look for your kitchen is purely a matter of choice and is highly subjective. However, if you are ready to deal with the task of coordinating with carpenters and fluctuating costs that come with it, go ahead and start experimenting. We wish you good luck.