How to design your modular kitchen the right way in 2021


A modular kitchen gives you the complete liberty to customize and design your kitchen your own way. From choosing the layout to designing the cabinets, you can style your space as per your requirements & functionality for your 2021 modular kitchen designs. While designing a modular kitchen you have the privilege to try out what works best for you, we wanted to educated you with the design principles & norms while designing your kitchen – making the best use of every nook and corner to the fullest.

Before you get started with planning and  designing your modular kitchen here are some basic but important factors to consider: 

 Work Triangle and Order

Also known as the golden triangle of the kitchen. It is formulated to increase work efficiency and to save time.

As per this theory, the kitchen’s important elements: stove, refrigerator, and sink should be allotted in a triangular layout to avoid clutter and save time.

 The layout of the Kitchen and space

Depending on the space availability, you can pick one of these kitchen layouts:

  1. L-Shaped Modular Kitchen Layout
  2. U-Shaped Modular Kitchen Layout
  3. Parallel Shaped Kitchen or Galley Kitchen Layout
  4. Island Modular Kitchen Layout
  5. G-Shaped or Peninsula Modular Kitchen
• L-Shaped Modular Kitchen Layout

The L-shaped kitchen layout is a commonly found layout. We suggest this layout to homes with limited kitchen space to utilize their space to the fullest. This layout gives you the liberty to exploit the corners of the kitchen.

The L-shape fits the kitchen cabinets in a way giving you enough space to add a dining table & movement area.

• U-Shaped Modular Kitchen Layout

If you have a huge kitchen and want to make the most of it, U-shape might just be perfect for you.

The U-shaped layout covers large space giving more storage scope. And we design aesthetically appealing design giving our customers maximum functionality with lower and upper cabinets.

The U-shape layout gives enough space for more than 1 person to operate in the kitchen. This way you can have more people to help you.  If you’re a “kitchen-passionate” person who spends long hours cooking & multiple utensils at a given time, I know we have all been there, then the u-shaped layout might be a viable option. 

• Parallel Shaped Kitchen or Galley Kitchen Layout

What is a Parallel kitchen layout?

A layout style widely popular in western countries. Where the counterparts are opposite to each other leaving a passageway in between the two.

Why parallel kitchen layout?

You have a crunchy space and don’t like moving around too much, a parallel kitchen layout is ideal for you. Moreover, you have the advantage of plenty of counter space and storage.

We add functionality benefits to our clients by giving double storage units on both sides. This increases storage space by approx 270% compared with conventional kitchen layout designs from most firms. 

• Island Modular Kitchen Layout

Want to make your kitchen stand out?

Add an island to your cooking space. 

Incorporating an island into your kitchen will give an elegant & contemporary look. We have mentioned 8 simple ways to make your home look more expensive in our previous article here

You can use the island as an extra counter with storage compartments at the bottom and use the top as a breakfast spot or additional spot for cooking. 

We see more & more customers opting for island modular kitchen layout lately. 

Did you know?

Since island kitchen layout is not very common in India, this could easily be a design element in your home interior to make your home unique.

• G-Shaped or Peninsula Modular Kitchen

G-shaped modular kitchen is similar to island modular kitchen with slight variation. Unlike an island-shaped layout, the peninsula is connected to the main workspace. 

The G-shaped modular kitchen layout is ideal when you have multiple cooking to do and have more than 1 person working in the kitchen simultaneously for eg: a  joint family. Furthermore, it also reduces the traffic in your kitchen. 

3. Countertop and looks

Modular kitchens in 2021 comes with plenty of countertop options. we help you make smart decision when with your countertop. Whether you are renovating or designing a new kitchen you have to get decisive with taking these 3 factors into consideration: cost, maintenance, and appearance.

Compromising on any one of these factors will impact the end result. Most customers realise it very late when it becomes near to impossible to change the entire design. 

Here is a list of few commonly used countertops :

  1. Quartz
  2. Marble
  3. Granite
  4. Ceramic tile
  5. Laminate

4. Colour Scheme and maintenance 

There are a few key factors to take into account while planning the colour scheme for your kitchen:

  • Easy maintenance
    • Avoid going all white or all light colour, as Indian cooking can give you tough stains.
  • All dark
    • Using dark colours will make your kitchen look elegant & has comparatively lower maintenance. We typically suggest our clients go with black.
  • Go contrast
    • Contrast is the trend. It is an easy way to incorporate 2 colours into your kitchen. You can use light colour along with dark and bright hues.

5. Lighting for your counter space

With natural ventilation, you have the reward of natural light, if not you have wide options to brighten your kitchen space of which overhead hanging lights are highly recommended. 

  • Overhead lighting will illuminate your countertop where it is required the most, making your cooking easy
  • Cabinet lighting is a new fashion to brighten your countertop particularly on the nights

6. Corner Spots and You

Why leave the corners empty when you can make the best of it? It’s the 21st century and it’s is all about making the most of all that you have. 

You can make cabinets in your corner, if not you can look for ways to hang your regularly used utensils like pans or spoons. You can even display your fancy mugs or price-possessed jars.

Modular kitchen is all about bringing the designer in you – to life. The kitchen is like the heart of the house that has to be designed keeping in mind the multiple designing principles that cater to your specific needs. 

Wrapping it up

We often see clients with their home with interior designs that have little to no purpose of existence – ultimately not effectively utilising the spaces.

By not giving the freedom to customers in what they want may result in designing spaces that are not ideal for the customers’ need hence resulting in poor interior design.

To make your kitchen stand out we are just a text/phone/email away. 

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