Small Modular Kitchens


A small kitchen is a common feature of homes in large urban centres. As one of the most-used spaces in an Indian home, kitchens must be comfortable, functional and aesthetic. This is possible even in the case of compact kitchens in small apartments.

In such a scenario, the versatile design options available through small modular kitchens have become a great solution for homeowners in big cities.  

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Kitchens are an extremely important part of Indian homes, with some form of activity always going on. It is therefore important to make the space is convenient and comfortable to work in. However, given the space constraints in most homes, and the high volume of storage required, creating a kitchen that satisfies all needs is challenging.

This is where personalized small modular kitchens come in. Modular designs are the best way to make sure that the space available is optimally used. 

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A Modular Kitchen, Small Area—Space-Saving Solutions

The word ‘modular’ refers to separate components, or modules, that are pre-built in a factory. They are designed as independent units in and of themselves and assembled onsite. They are customizable in terms of size and functionality depending on the space available. Such modular units are different from getting carpenters to construct cabinets and cupboards from scratch in homes.

The most significant advantage of modular kitchens is that they can be customized for small kitchen spaces. They also ensure that every inch of space is well-used without overcrowding. 

A small modular kitchen comes in a variety of kitchen designs.

1. The Simple Small Modular Kitchen
The best kind of design is one that is basic and keeps the design aesthetic simple. A simple small modular kitchen design prioritizes the best usage of space. For a simple small modular kitchen, it is important to ensure that the dimensions of the storage units are not overwhelming and large and suit the space available. There are certain specific types of layouts of modular kitchens that are preferred for small spaces, such as the L-shaped or the straight modular kitchen alternatives.

2. The Smart Small Modular Kitchen
A basic modular kitchen can be visually appealing and elegant even if it has a simple design. It all depends on using the right materials and complimentary colours. For example, shades that make a space look bigger, or glossy, high-quality materials with reflective surfaces and a clean and clutter-free space go a long way in making a small modular kitchen seem bigger.

3. The Straight Small Modular Kitchen
This type of modular kitchen is ideally suited for small homes, including studio apartments. A straight small modular kitchen, as the name suggests, is a setup that takes up just one wall in the kitchen. In such a layout, the work areas and the storage areas are all in a straight line. Since storage is integral to Indian kitchens, in the straight layout, the entire wall can be used for cabinets, as well as the area below the counter. Efficiency is not compromised in a straight small modular kitchen.

4. The Parallel Small Modular Kitchen
If the area of the house designated for the kitchen has two walls facing each other, then the parallel modular kitchen layout is the best option. This denotes that the storage shelves and cabinets can be planned on the two facing walls and the work triangle can be arranged efficiently. The work triangle plays a significant role in increasing productivity. It refers to the triangle formed between the sink, refrigerator and stovetop. The parallel small modular kitchen also has the advantage of allowing more than one person to work simultaneously without coming in each other’s way.

5. The L-Shaped Small Modular Kitchen
Just like the parallel layout, the L-shaped small modular kitchen layout also requires two walls; however, in this case, the two walls are perpendicular to each other. One of the walls is longer, resulting in the L shape. This is another convenient and preferred layout for small spaces. The L-shaped modular kitchen layout is very popular s it ensures an open plan. Furthermore, if shelves are arranged across the two walls, this layout frees up enough floor space for easy and flexible movement. The work triangle can also be better planned, leading to higher efficiency. The options for storage are versatile as well; the corner where the two walls meet can be well-utilized with the right kind of cabinets..

 

Finding the Right Furniture for a Small Modular Kitchen

It may seem like a challenging task to find furniture that will work well within a small space but small modular kitchen designs have made the job simple and fun. When selecting small modular kitchen furniture, consider the size of the cabinets and shelves that would fit into the space. In small spaces, overcrowding can happen easily, so cabinetry that is visually light and not bulky should be chosen. Sleek furniture is ideal for small spaces. Durability must also be considered when selecting furniture for the kitchen. When it comes to material finishes, glossy and reflective options give the illusion of depth to the small kitchen. Acrylics and laminates work well because they are also highly durable and long-lasting in a rough-use environment like a kitchen.

Handle-less cabinets and those with sliding doors are a better choice than cabinets with handles. The walls in a small modular kitchen are important to the design, as they can be used for storage. A short stool or rolling ladder will help access the topmost cabinets. Also ensure a variety of cabinetry, from open shelves (which will make a small kitchen look light and airy) for bottles of herbs and spices to under-the-counter units and S-carousels for the tricky corners. Drawers are ideal for cutlery segregation.
 

Colour Choices in a Small Modular Kitchen

Light, fresh and neutral when it comes to selecting kitchen colours for small modular kitchens. Muted shades are the best solution where small spaces are concerned. They lend in an airy and light vibe and create a sense of space and depth. Within the spectrum of pastels and neutrals, pairing shades together will make the space look lively and vibrant. Too many combinations, however, is best avoided, as that can lend a feeling of overcrowding and confusion. Light-coloured cabinets on walls in a different neutral shade, for instance, is a good idea. The countertop is another important element of a kitchen and choosing the right material in the right shade is necessary to elevate the small modular kitchen design. For a kitchen, the materials that are favoured are scratch-, stain- and water-resistant and long-lasting. Dark shades should be used sparingly, in the cutlery or tableware. 

Explore Different Types Of Modular Kitchen Designs:
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