Kitchen is an intrinsic part of every house and a place where a lot of time is spent. As such, it should be designed for convenience and functionality. Apart from this, more and more people are spending money to ensure that it's classy, stylish and contemporary. A modular kitchen combines all these aspects.
In a well-planned modular kitchen, a large amount of storage can be created even in a small space. Though a little on the expensive side, a modular kitchen is easy to install and maintain. Even repair work in such a kitchen can be carried out more easily as the individual part can be replaced without affecting the other components of the kitchen.
It is easier to plan a modular kitchen if you are building a house from scratch, but an existing one can also be renovated to modernise it and suit your needs. Though you can plan it yourself, it is advisable to take professional help. Start by planning a layout, the installation points for chimney, cabinets and other fittings, and finally, narrow down to the materials to be used. Here's a guide on how you can go about planning the perfect kitchen.
DESIGN: Do not blindly ape the kitchen you see in a showroom. Instead, understand your needs and design your kitchen accordingly. Depending on the space available, you could go for a customized kitchen.
Once you have a basic layout in place, figure out the electrical points for your chimney, oven, microwave and other electrical appliances. You will also have to identify the spot for your sink because the plumbing will have to be worked accordingly. Once this is done, you can proceed to design the cabinets.