Do's and Don't for Designing the Perfect Modular Kitchen
Modular kitchens have become the essential kitchen options in most modern homes. While knowing that you want one is the first step, the most important is to design the perfect modular kitchen for the home. Below are a few pointers that will help.
The correct Design
While choosing the design of your kitchen you can choose from either an L shaped/ U shaped or parallel running design. If you have a small kitchen space then an L shaped kitchen as seen here, would work well as it maximizes space utilization. In case you have a medium sized space then you can opt for a parallel shaped kitchen. If maximizing storage is your aim then a parallel kitchen is the answer.
Choosing Kitchen Wall Tiles
Take care to ensure that walls of your modular kitchen should look good, and be stain resistant as well. Using ceramic tiles for the walls of your modular kitchen are a great idea as ceramic is easy to clean and maintain. If you have a constrained budget then choose stainless steel tiles as they are super affordable and resistant to stain.
A great way to make a small kitchen space look larger, is to use oversized wall tiles as they expand the visual image of the space.
Find the perfect Modular Floor
80% of homeowners choose ceramic tiles for the floor of their modular kitchen. The floor of the kitchen will see a lot of activity so stain resistant modular floor tiles like ceramic is ideal. There is a huge variety of ceramic floor tiles, available in a staggering range of colors and patterns. Ceramic tiles are quite affordable too.
In case you want an old world or traditional look then a laminate floor will add to the appeal. Vinyl floors are also available in a wide variety of patterns to suit your tastes.
Choosing the Countertop
Granite suits modular kitchen countertops, but is a little on the expensive side. Wooden countertop look great and are reasonable but is prone to scratches. Quartz is an expensive material but it looks awesome and is very resistant to scratches and heat. If you are on a strict budget you could opt for a coal black limestone countertop for your modular kitchen.
Installing perfect Cabinets
The modular kitchen in your home should have suitable cabinet schemes. Find out how much storage space you need and choose the cabinet design accordingly. If you have a space constraint, then undercounter shelves and wall mounted shelves will solve your storage woes. Wooden cabinets are a great option too but they need to be maintained properly. For a more modern option you can choose PVC, metal or glass cabinets.
Things to Avoid
- Do not choose amazingly beautiful kitchens that are impractical for your space. Ergonomics, safety and budget should come first.
- Do not choose the kitchen design in a hurry. This is one of the most important rooms in the house so every feature should be inspected well before installation.
- Do not go the DIY way if you aren’t sure. Installing the kitchen is not an easy task and is best taken care of, by a professional designer or home project manager.