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Tips for getting best Modular Kitchen

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  1. priyakarthiks

    priyakarthiks New IL'ite

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    Now a days in India, without modular kitchen none of the housewarming party is happening. because, people(esp. ladies) are very crazy about to show their beautiful modular kitchen to their relatives and friends. In that situation, how you justify yourself it is really beautiful? if you justified with colours means then you are wrong!!. Most of the people assumption about modular kitchen is just covering the base and wall units with colourful and glossy laminated doors(shutters). Definitely, those people’s money will be nicely played by carpenters and interior designers. Then, What is modular Kitchen? and how to find the beautiful one?
    ok. Here the name itself says “Modular = Involving a module. unique modules will be involved to make a complete kitchen.

    Points to be considered for modular Kitchen work:




    1. Pick what you want first?: Each, module consist of carcass(box) and shutters(doors)only; but purpose will be unique like, Sink unit, Gas unit, corner unit, tall unit, etc. these modules are constructed in the way of easy replacement at any time. For example, In future due to ageing if sink unit stinks, then you can easily replace that particular module alone and no need to disturb others.


    2. Create good sketch: Standard Kitchen will have 36 inches of height from the ground to countertop(granite etc); These 36 inches = 2 inches of countertop thickness + 30 inches height of carcass & shutter module + 4 inches height of Skirting(carcass will be resting on PVC leg and it will be hided with PVC skirting). if you reduce the height, then you will not able to fit few accessories like pullouts, corner accessories, dishwasher etc.


    3. Select right design for right place: like Modern, Contemporary, Traditional, Transitional, Classic etc.. it will go on.


    4. Choose best material: In western countries and branded modular kitchen will make the carcass in pre-laminated particle board and MDF but its not good for Indian kitchen because our kitchens are mostly wet. so, carcass should be in BWR Grade (boiling water resistance ISI 303 ply). if your budget is low, then you can go for MR Grade(commercial ISI 303 ply). Usually, BWR will be 25-30% higher cost than MR grade.
    If countertop or granite placed on 3 inches concrete bed and skirting also constructed in concrete(Semi modular Kitchen), then MR Grade Ply is sufficient. but in case of full modular kitchen, BWR is the only option. Then, carcass ply should be both side laminated and edges are covered with pvc tape. For shutters, same as carcass both side laminated and edges are covered with 2mm pvc tape. there are so many shutter types are available in the market like Edge banded(ply laminated with sharp edges), Post formed shutter(ply laminated with curved edges), Membrane shutter(pvc foil on the mdf or sandwich of mdf & BWR, Acrylic shutter(High gloss scratch resistance foil), PU coated(polyurethane painting on MDF), Rubber wood etc.


    4. Find quality Kitchen accessories: There are lots of SS baskets and other accessories brand available in the market; make sure it is SS304 quality steel. If budget is not a matter then you have,High end International brands like Hettich, Hafele, Blum, Grass etc also.

    Hope, this notes will help you to say beautiful!!!
     
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    mrunalini01 Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Hello Priyakarthiks

    Your thread have been moved to Spotless Kitchen forum to get more viewer's attention.

    Good points to keep in mind while going for Modular Kitchen.

    Adding to it, we need to select A grade material whether in Wood, Plastic or steel which provides absolute protection against cockroaches, ants / insects.
     
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