Modular Kitchen Design Ideas

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 on 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:

Fantastic Flooring

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 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!
DC Tips
# Place most used dishes in accessible cabinets
# Stack your pots and pans in lower cabinets near the stove
Fantastic Flooring

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 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!
DC Tips
# Use lifts to stack spice jars
# You can also keep daily crockery here
Decor All The Way

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?
DC Tips
# Live-edge shelves give a nice rustic look
# Use kitchen corners for open shelving
Pull Out Drawers

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 coziness of homely affairs then a kitchen island is just for you. Not only a centerpiece 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!
DC Tips
# All counter spaces don’t need to be of the same material; marble or granite work well near the sink/ stove
# Choose colours that will blend into different decor motifs
Kitchen Island for Fun And Food

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!
DC Tips
# Lazy Susan’s are great to store condiments and spices inside
# Put shelf risers or hooks to maximise space in your kitchen cupboard
Textures And Patterns

Vibrant Kitchen Colour

Adding vibrant, rich colors to any modular kitchen improves overall aesthetics by leaps and bounds. Go crazy with colour experiments. Whether you love bold, dark colors 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 colors. You can also opt for grey blue if you love the seaside - this too can be introduced with splashes of different colors, warm or cool.
DC Tips
# Use the top drawer to organise kitchen knives
# Bring your plates down from cabinets to drawers for easy access
Vibrant Kitchen Colour

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.
DC Tips
# 40 x40 inches is a good kitchen island size
# Keep at least 36 inches between kitchen island and other counter spaces
Kitchen Lifts for Less Clutter

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 hassle free cooking experience.
DC Tips
# Warmer or cool colours work well
# Determine the material based on where the tiles will be installed
Smart Storage Units

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 an 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 overall design.
DC Tips
# Shelves must not be deeper than 16”-20”
# Maintain a simple colour palette
Team Up Decor With Tiles

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!
DC Tips
# Install and outlet in the cabinet for a microwave
# Stainless steel or aluminium is easy to maintain and clean
Stack Up Those Shelves

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.
DC Tips
# Opt for a colour different to your cabinet body
# Recommended material is exterior grade MDF board
Make Most of Multifunctional Furniture
It isn’t just about colors and materials. Factors such as the choice of flooring, cabinets, decor style, colour scheme and more. This apart from 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.
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