Modular kitchens comprise of modern kitchen furniture that has been constructed in modules or units. These consist of cabinets and other selected elements of variable sizes.
Kitchens have, in the last couple of years, gained a popularity that was previously unimaginable. Before, they were large, unattractive, dark spaces used only for cooking and storing the month’s groceries. Now, they have become stylish, elegant and modern units around which the entire household operates.
Besides cooking, kitchens are increasingly being used to entertain, and have evolved into beautiful, evocative spaces that add to, if not enhance the beauty of a home. Just because they aren’t of prime focus, does not mean that they need to be put together haphazardly. Homeowners today know and understand the value of having a beautiful kitchen – one that is well thought out, planned and merges seamlessly with the rest of the home decor. Modular kitchens have become a wonderful step in this direction, helping people plan the look of the kitchen well in advance, and also the accessories that go into completing the look.
Besides the several advantages they have, of most importance is their versatility and space utilization. There are several others which are detailed below;
Modular kitchens consist of wooden blocks and are specifically designed to keep your kitchen clutter-free and clean. The quality of material used, and design make them a versatile and hygienic option than traditional kitchens. Cleaning a modular kitchen also takes a much less effort than traditional ones.
Every corner of your kitchen is properly utilized and each modular unit is specifically tailored for convenience. These units can be shifted or rearranged so that everything, be it the hob, the sink or your work area, are within easy reach.
You can access every corner of your kitchen with the use of modular kitchen accessories such as racks, baskets, holders, bins and trays. The compact design of a modular kitchen allows for maximum space utilization.
Compared to the price of constructing a traditional kitchen, where each element has to be individually selected, fitted and workmen hired to put everything together, a modular kitchen is relatively cheaper. Because manufacturers produce such kitchen modules in bulk, everything is set up efficiently and with minimum wastage. Thus, designers can afford to give you better prices and customizable options.
Each unit can be detached and removed from a modular kitchen. Therefore, in case a specific unit needs repairs, it can be done efficiently and easily, and you won’t have workmen hammering away in your kitchen all day long either. Individual units can easily be replaced without even slightly altering the rest of the components. They are durable too. As with traditional kitchen units, you can pick and choose the elements used in the construction of modular units, the handles or knobs used on each unit and the finish and style of the units as well. A modular kitchen is therefore very adaptable and a good idea for a contemporary living space.