indian kitchen design

Indian Kitchen Design

In Indian homes, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Unlike the western world we Indians still love home cooked food , experimenting with different cuisines with our family and thus ending up spending a lot of time in the kitchen . The kitchen becomes a place for family discussions and entertainment. As we love to entertain large number of guests during our continuously ongoing festivals and weddings we also have a requirement of large storage spaces in the kitchen. Of course customized modular cabinets , easy to clean counter tops ,stainless steel Hobs and other appliances are part of every dream kitchen. So, when we think of renovating an existing kitchen or one in a new apartment the first and foremost thought is functionality , as the overall space should be efficient. The location of the Refrigerator, Hob and the Sink is of utmost importance to ensure an organised and efficient movement while cooking. Storage is the next important aspect. As I pointed out above we need lots of space for large pots and pans , appliances and crockery. There, of course, exists the modular option but some may wish to create a customized cooking space . Finally the kitchen should look attractive, clean and a place you feel comfortable in to enjoy cooking for your family. How to finalise the layout of the kitchen ? If you are renovating an existing kitchen and want to retain the plumbing and electrical points for ease of execution and economy, you can still be creative, innovative and deliver an absolutely new look and thus delight your family. For small kitchens a Galley layout is perfect . Because there will be a limitation on horizontal space you can create multiple vertical cabinets and shelves to multiply your storage. For large kitchens there are many options like L shape , U shape or an Island Kitchen . You can add a breakfast nook in this size of kitchen. For customized family needs other ideas can be added like an ironing space or a washing machine with dryer or a play area for an infant or even space for a television. While deciding on the position of Hob, Refrigerator and Sink keep the following parameters in mind – Distance between Sink and Hob – 6 feet , Hob and Refrigerator – 4 feet to 7 feet and Refrigerator and Sink – 4 feet to 9 feet. Standard height for a countertop is 3 feet keeping the average height of user to be 5 feet 2 inches. How to create efficient storage in the kitchen ? Try to use every inch of space for smart, space saving storage. Need some ideas? Build hidden cabinets and compartments in an island, hang floating shelves on walls, or bring unexpected pieces of free standing furniture for extra storage. Try to have designated storage for each and every activity to be carried out here. Use the corner carousal effectively and of course vertical stacking is a necessity for small kitchens. How to decide on options of countertops and cabinets? Because the layout and storage options are pretty standard, selecting interesting materials is the key for helping your kitchen stand out. When it comes to counters, granite countertops and marble countertops are elegant options, while Corian , Engineered marble and stainless steel counters are a little more trendy. For a bit of color, add a bright mosaic tile backsplash or pick out a vibrant vitrified tile floor finish. You can even have highlighter colour in the cabinet layout . A champagne colour cabinet in the centre with beige ones all around or a black and white colour scheme can dazzle your kitchen look at no extra cost.
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Indian Kitchen Design

1. Can I customise the kitchen design completely? You can customise our kitchens to a large extent – we have 6 layouts and an extensive range of modular units, semi-designed units, colours and finishes to choose from. While our modular kitchen cabinets come in pre-determined sizes and cannot be customised for height, depth and width, the base-cabinets of semi-designed units are customised to suit existing countertops. 2. Do you have different themes to choose from? All our kitchens are contemporary by design. But with our range of shutter finishes, appliances, countertops and more, you can create a kitchen that’s classic, modern, or a mix of both. If you already have a theme in mind, our designer will work with you to help you bring it to life. 3. What options do you have for shutter finishes? You can choose from laminate and acrylic finishes in a wide variety of colours and textures (for laminates). We also have glass-front shutters for wall units. All our shutters have been selected for their properties of easy maintenance and ease of use. 4. What materials are your kitchen cabinets built from? The skeleton or the carcass of our kitchen cabinets can be built entirely from marine grade plywood–Boiling Water Resistant plywood, or a mix of marine grade plywood and HMR (High Moisture Resistance) pre-laminated particle board. Should you opt for the latter, we will use marine grade plywood for the wet areas of the kitchen, i.e., around the sink, and (HMR) PLPB for the dry areas. 5. What are the benefits of having the kitchen in BWR plywood or BWR plywood + HMR PLPB? The benefit of both a BWR plywood kitchen, and a kitchen built with a mix of of BWR plywood + HMR PLPB is to ensure water resistance. A kitchen built entirely from BWR plywood has a higher resistance to water, as compared to a kitchen built from a mix of BWR plywood and HMR PLPB. The latter option is more pocket friendly for those looking for a cost-effective choice. 6. Are there additional accessories I can buy with the modular kitchen? All Urban Ladder modular kitchens come with nearly infinite choices for making it a space that’s the right mix of function and form. You can add mid-level accessories, tall units, drawer units instead of shelves for the base cabinets, and a whole lot more. Our design consultant will guide you through all the options possible to ensure that you get a kitchen that’s just right. Please note that we do not offer ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, and other white goods.
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Indian Kitchen Design

1. What are modular kitchens? Modular units help you make the most of the available space, and give you plenty of storage with a minimal footprint. The same is true for kitchens as well. Designed as standardised components, each unit is made to fit together to create a whole, functional kitchen.In fact, because the units are pre-built, modular kitchens tend to be more cost effective than custom built kitchens. Plus, since our kitchens use standardised measurements, cabinets can be changed, upgraded, or replaced without having to redo the whole kitchen. 2. Will you install the kitchen around an existing slab or countertop? Of course. Our semi-designed kitchen units are designed to suit kitchens with pre-installed countertops. While we recommend asking your builder to not install a countertop (since it’s easier to work with a completely empty space), we can also work around pre-installed countertops to design a kitchen that’s just right for you. 3. Could you tell me a little more about semi-designed kitchens? Our semi-designed kitchens offer all the advantages of our modular kitchens. Only in this case, some modifications are made to fit existing countertops. For instance: CarcassWhether your pre-installed countertop comes with or without a platform, we will make the best use of space. The carcass structure of base cabinets is tailor-made to the right height and thickness, to have them seamlessly blend in with existing structures. FillersTo reduce the amount of customisation (therein saving time and money), horizontal and vertical fillers will be added to the carcass of base cabinets. Fillers can be easily modified to fit existing structures, even when placed at odd angles. Detachable SkirtingFor semi-designed kitchens without existing platforms, we attach skirting with the help of magnetic fixtures to the carcass of base cabinets. This way, you can detach them easily without the help of a handyman, whenever you need to clean your cabinets or those hard-to-reach crevices under them. Lesser Wood for Lesser DeteriorationThe base cabinets of semi-designed kitchens use just the right amount of wood. With no back panelling, you never have to worry about water ruining the inside of your cupboards. Plus, lesser material means lesser wastage and more cost savings. 4. Will you renovate my existing kitchen? While we do not undertake any major civil work, we can create a new kitchen for you around an existing countertop or slab, or once your existing kitchen has been dismantled. Please note, we currently do not dismantle existing kitchens. 5. Can I buy individual modular units, like tall units or an island, to add to an existing kitchen? Unfortunately not. All our modular kitchen units and accessories are only available to customers who choose to have their entire kitchen built by Urban Ladder. We currently do not sell units piecemeal.
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Indian Kitchen Design

The idea of standardized was first introduced locally with the Frankfurt kitchen, but later defined new in the “Swedish kitchen” (Svensk köksstandard, Swedish kitchen standard). The equipment used remained a standard for years to come: hot and cold water on tap and a kitchen sink and an electrical or gas stove and oven. Not much later, the refrigerator was added as a standard item. The concept was refined in the “Swedish kitchen” using unit furniture with wooden fronts for the kitchen cabinets. Soon, the concept was amended by the use of smooth synthetic door and drawer fronts, first in white, recalling a sense of cleanliness and alluding to sterile lab or hospital settings, but soon after in more lively colors, too. Some years after the Frankfurt Kitchen, Poggenpohl presented the “reform kitchen” in 1928 with interconnecting cabinets and functional interiors. The reform kitchen was a forerunner to the later unit kitchen and fitted kitchen.

Indian Kitchen Design

Indian Kitchen Design
Indian Kitchen Design
Indian Kitchen Design

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