Although designing your modular kitchen interior can be quite exciting, it can be confusing as well, especially if you are doing it for the first time. This is because there are just too many options when it comes to choosing the design, colour, size, shape, etc. If you end up choosing options that do not complement each other, the overall appeal and functionality of the kitchen might diminish. Mentioned below are a few tips shared by experts that will help you to design your modular kitchen interiors and prevent costly mistakes:
01 of 06 Plan the kitchen layout
Before you get started with designing the modular kitchen interior, you have to plan the kitchen layout. You just cannot start placing your appliances and fitting your fixtures anywhere you want. It will create a lot of problems. Hence, you have to plan a layout beforehand where you set a dedicated place for each and every element you want in your kitchen. This will ensure that you can make use of the available space efficiently and work smoothly without any hindrance. Planning the kitchen layout should be the first priority so that you can create the perfect modular kitchen design.
02 of 06 Sufficient storage should be available
Any modular kitchen will require a lot of storage space. This will help to ensure that all your kitchen essentials can be stored inside your kitchen and you do not have to leave your kitchen while cooking to fetch something. Hence, you have to incorporate many cabinets, cupboards, shelves, drawers, etc. so that you can store everything in your modern modular kitchen. Create a proper kitchen plan where there is sufficient storage available for all your groceries, utensils, dinner sets, jars, bottles, and wraps. Look for smart storage options like corner cabinets that help to make use of space efficiently.
03 of 06 Pay heed to the countertop height
Although many people do not notice first, setting the countertop height is very crucial. Since you have to cook and prepare your meals on it, you should ensure that the height of the counter feels comfortable while working. If the countertop is too high or too low, you may find it difficult to work on that countertop. Its height strictly depends on the height of the person. The average height of people in India is between 820 mm to 860 mm. Talk to your contractor and ask the person to consider the average height of your family members for the countertop height.
03 of 06 Choose the colours carefully
Your modular kitchen interiors can get dirty very easily. This is because a lot of smoke, fumes, and grime are released during cooking. As a result, the kitchen requires very high maintenance compared to the rest of the room. Hence, it is better to avoid an all-white kitchen or any light colour that can get dirty very easily. Otherwise, it will get very difficult to remove the stains and they might become permanent over time. However, opting for only dark colours will make the kitchen very warm, especially during summers. Instead, you should opt for a combination of dark and light colours.
04 of 06 Ensure proper ventilation
One of the top priorities for your kitchen should be ventilation. This is because the kitchen tends to get very warm. If it is not properly ventilated, working in your modern modular kitchen will become impossible during summers. Also, the fumes, smoke, and aroma of food will start spreading in your house if your kitchen is not ventilated. To ensure proper ventilation, you can consider installing a chimney and exhaust fan. However, they are sometimes not enough and a large window is necessary to allow fresh air to enter your kitchen. This will help to get rid of the heat produced while cooking. If possible, you can opt for an open attached balcony. It will be really useful in the summer.
05 of 06 Pay heed to your kitchen lighting
Never ignore the importance of lighting in your kitchen. Without proper lighting, it will be very difficult to work in the kitchen, especially when you are cutting or chopping something. Also, many kitchen lighting options are available in the market that will not only increase the functionality of the kitchen but also enhance its aesthetic appeal.