Modular kitchen design ideas have taken the world by storm! Sleek, clean, good functionality, lots of storage space and clutter-free, modular kitchens meet needs of modern style. Before designing or revamping your kitchen to a modular one, you need to have a clear idea of your requirements. Knowing what you want in your kitchen is crucial. It must be designed in such a way that makes you feel comfortable while working. And needless to say, your modular kitchen must be functional and look beautiful at the same time. Some factors you need to consider are:
Good flooring is a must for a functional kitchen not just in terms of colour and material but also overall finish. This is a space in the home with maximum foot traffic. You don’t want a floor that you slip on do you? What you need is scratch, stain-resistant and easy to clean flooring. Ceramic, vinyl and laminate are the best options for modular kitchen flooring. Ceramics are available in a variety of colours and patterns apart from being the cheapest of all options. The beauty of any modular kitchen lies on the floor – clean, smooth finished flooring gives any kitchen a great foundation for a sumptuous start to the day!
Decor All The Way
Ever thought of lamps, bar stools, candle holders, sleek lighting or fancy cutlery holders as part of your modular kitchen decor? Well, we suggest you must! Apart from gadgets, accessories, and storage solutions, spunky decor adds an extra spark to modular kitchens. Now you can be sure your kitchen is more than just a place to cook meals! Spruce it up with decor pieces to make your kitchen an extension of the rest of your home. Let it be a space where families get together, friends converse over weekend drinks and your children spend their Sunday mornings – all this in super style!
Pull Out Drawers
Drawers – your best answer to solving storage problems. Your modular kitchen cabinets must have multiple drawers with inbuilt storage solutions to keep pots, pans and cutlery. Each one can come with a unique proposition – peg drawers, one for spoons, forks and knives and another for larger utensils. With multi-purpose drawers in place, you won’t have to hunt for your Tupperware or that missing teaspoon again! Sounds cool, doesn’t it?
Kitchen Island for Fun And Food
Wouldn’t it be great to gather around with friends and family over a warm meal? If you like the cosiness of homely affairs then a kitchen island is just for you. Not only a centrepiece of attention it is also a functional asset to have in modular kitchens. Some kitchen islands come with inbuilt stoves for quick meal preparation. Why not stir up a Sunday breakfast on a kitchen island as you discuss the week that went by with your family!
Textures And Patterns
Textures add depth, flavour, and interest to the whole kitchen. There are a plethora of elements you can incorporate in your kitchen while keeping it either simple or trendy. You can opt for either wood, stone, glass, or metal or mix match the combinations to spice up your modular kitchen design. A beautiful brick wall, hardwood floors and stools work like a charm, just like in the picture below. Tiles with patterns create a retro look and bring in a multidimensional aesthetics to your kitchen too!
Vibrant Kitchen Colour
Adding vibrant, rich colours to any modular kitchen improves overall aesthetics by leaps and bounds. Go crazy with colour experiments. Whether you love bold, dark colours or soft two-tone hues, there is no doubt that colour brings in more life to the kitchen. For instance, paint your cabinets white and give the background a candy apple red coat for a cool contrast of colours. You can also opt for grey-blue if you love the seaside – this too can be introduced with splashes of different colours, warm or cool.
Kitchen Lifts for Less Clutter
No space to keep your plates and cups? Are your cabinets and drawers full? Well then how about installing a lift in the kitchen. No, we aren’t talking about escalators but compartments above kitchen countertops that fold up. A perfect place to keep all your crockery. This is a great modular kitchen design idea especially if you lack space. They require minimum effort to open and close. Some lift systems even have a button to open and close automatically – a futuristic method that is sleek and can suit any kitchen style too.
Smart Storage Units
Did you just pick up a brand new set of crockery and wonder where you are going to store all of it? Well, that is where storage units come into play. You can store a whole lot of food products, utensils and other miscellaneous items in an organised manner. Tall kitchen units provide permanent storage space with a clean, clutter-free kitchen for a hassle-free cooking experience.
Team Up Decor With Tiles
If you want to bring in your unique personality and some fashionable elements, kitchen tiles are a great accessory. The market has plenty of quirky tile concepts you can add for a snazzy look. Zigzag patterned tiles are most eye-catching and absolute beauty for any kind of home. Else, opt for floral prints if you like pretty things or checks that are common- but never go wrong! Tiles no doubt make any modular kitchen alluring and add flavour to the overall design.
Stack Up Those Shelves
Indian kitchens are no less than a Pandora’s box. With so many condiments and cooking ingredients that go into our food, you need a place to store them. Kitchen shelves play an important role in any Indian household. Build shelves above your counter, in corners and use them to stack up daily dishes, most used food items or small gadgets. Trust us, your cooking woes will vanish!
Make Most of Multifunctional Furniture
Multifunctional furniture is an essential ingredient for modular kitchen design as it provides versatility and adaptability to many situations. It’s a space-saving solution for all your necessities in one go. You can store your condiments, spoons, cutlery in one drawer that is easily accessible too. Multifunctional furniture increases comfort and efficiency of your daily space and allows better use of the available surfaces.
It isn’t just about colours and materials. Factors such as the choice of flooring, cabinets, decor style, colour scheme and more. This apart from the budget – perhaps the most important aspect any homeowner needs to factor in. If things look steep, resort to alternatives. Here’s where an interior designer comes in handy to help you design your modular kitchen the right way.