You probably have thought about having the modular kitchen at home. After all, it is stylish, manageable, functional, and practical. However, keep in mind that things have their own positive and also negative aspects. Before you jump into the kitchen remodeling work, there are some things that you need to know before installing the modular type.
You need to realize that the design for most modular designed kitchen depends on the available space. If you have small kitchen, the overall layout and design will be different from the big kitchen. In fact, the modular design may not suitable for the small space because the small kitchen will look better with the straight or even parallel type. If you have big kitchen, it won’t matter whatever designs you choose because the island design, U-shape, or L-shape will look just great.
Another thing to consider when planning the modular kitchen is to consider the electrical fixtures. After all, the matter of plumbing points and electrical slots is important. When done right, it will improve the working efficiency in the kitchen and reduce the hassle. If you haven’t planned the plumbing and the electric points, you can do it along the modular design planning. Whatever you do, make sure that you have easy and also direct access to the water. The kitchen should be well ventilated and lit, so not only your electronic appliances are working well, your working condition will be well covered.
Storage Consideration and Requirements
Storage compartments can be done on shelves, cabinets, drawers, and even hidden compartments. When you plan the modular kitchen, you should also consider the storage compartments. Do you know that your storage needs depends on your daily habits, activities, and also types of family members. For instance, if your family members consist of elderly people, having drawers or pull outs can be super easy and convenient.
Not many homeowners understand the importance of the countertops. Let’s admit it that most of us would underestimate its importance. However, you should know that the countertops play the important role in determining the kitchen longevity. The material types depend on your cooking activities, so make sure that you carefully decide to use engineered stone, granite, or marble. Don’t forget to choose neutral colors that would affect the overall ambiance and look of the kitchen. Going with the neutral colors is often the best option.
Everyone knows that colors are crucial in the kitchen design. But you want to choose colors that can reflect lights so your kitchen can look bright and shiny. Brown or black are bad reflectors – go with lighter hues. Consult your contractor if you are confused. Besides thinking about this reflecting factor, you should know that the combination of metal elements and quality lighting can produce elegant reflection effect. It is also a good idea if you can install lighting fixture on the ceiling as well as the walls.
Those are some of the important things you need to know before making a decision. If you do it right, the modular kitchen can be your best option.