Pros And Cons Of Modular Kitchens

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Indian households boast of extensive cuisines and elaborate luncheons, and almost similar time is spent in kitchens, preparing the elaborate fare. This is where functional and designer modular kitchens create the right space to make cooking and eating fun. Modular kitchens are made up of pre-made modules or cabinet parts that are fitted together to make a functional unit.

Modular kitchens can be an asset in everyday life, and here are a few pros and cons that say why,

  • These kitchens are easy to assemble , disassemble and reassemble. This feature greatly appeals to people because the module system allows the kitchen carcass to be shifted anywhere you want to go. You can also get it downsized or altered as per the new space.
  • The entire kitchen can be customized and personalized. Your kitchen, is your space where your wants and  needs matter. Shelves, exteriors, finishing, cabinets and racks can be installed as per your choice.
  • Modular kitchens are space savers. Narrow spaces can be turned into jar racks , cramped corners turned into vegetable storage, shelves hung behind doors, and many more exciting new ideas can be tried out. Even the smallest of apartments and houses can accommodate modular kitchens.
  • These are more convenient and are time savers. Earlier, when carpenters came home and the furnishings were made at the home itself, it took ages for completion and lot of mess produced. Now modules are readymade and brought to be just fixed at homes.
  • De cluttering helps. The drawers and shelves in such kitchens, help even the usually disorganized amongst us to efficiently and effectively declutter unwanted stuff by discarding unwanted cutlery , containers, vessels and other items lying around.

We now take a look at some of the cons of modular kitchens

  • Modular kitchens are expensive. Since every part of this kitchen is pre-made and fixed, it can prove to be costlier than traditional kitchens.
  • Only trained professionals can make a modular kitchen. Even if it’s a small repair, they need to be called. You cannot call your carpenter from across your road.
  • Maintenance is a bit on the higher side. Even though the modules are easily detachable without disturbing the rest of the pieces, repairing the damaged kitchen part can cost more than that of an average normal kitchen.
  • Regular cleaning is of utmost importance. Indian cuisine uses lots of oil than the rest of the cuisines. This results in cloggy chimneys and back walls. The stall fitting should be cleaned on a more regular basis.

Finally we can say that with all the advantages and disadvantages it would actually be a tough call to decide either to go for a modular kitchen. Given the lack of space and increased function, modular kitchens are the best alternative.



by Sandesh Dhanraj, on December 28, 2015