Modular Kitchens – Where to Start and Ideas for Designs

Looking for great ideas to perk up your kitchen? Consider contacting a professional interior designer who could guide you through the process and help you craft a plan to execute your vision of a perfect kitchen. If you’re ready to splurge on a sleek modular kitchen, then the sky is the limit. But there are some great options available for those keeping a check on their budget too.

Explore these amazing options and get inspired.

Design:-

The backsplash is an integral addition to your sleek modular kitchen. Not only will it save you the hassle of cleaning up grease-laden walls, but the correct one will complement your wall paint as well. If you’re out of options, the glass mosaic is your best bet for the visual appeal it adds to your kitchen.

Ergonomics:-

You wouldn’t want to be bending too low to grab that bowl of salad, would you? Ensure that your kitchen counter is at least 90 centimeters high or as per your height to avoid discomfort while working. Besides, a distance of 60 centimeters from the chimney is a must, to ensure that you don’t hurt yourself against it.

Appliances and Accessories:-

Durable appliances and sleek kitchen accessories top the hierarchy of kitchen must-haves. Invest in good appliances that preferably have a stainless steel finish for easy maintenance. Sleek kitchen accessories like base cabinet trolleys and wall units are also essential to complete your idea of a dream modular kitchen.

Placement:-

Incorporate the ‘Work Triangle Concept’ to ensure convenience while you battle it out in the kitchen. The method focuses on the three main zones of cooking, cleaning and storage in a triangular formation for flexibility while performing kitchen chores.

Lighting:-

Set the right ambience for your sleek modular kitchen with the correct lighting. Down lights and Pendant lights are great options. While the former is used for illuminating large spaces, the latter is just right for areas that require focused light like the food preparation counter.

Revamp your kitchen with these simple ideas and watch it come alive. Sleekworld is the answer to all your woes. Make it a part of your home and we’re sure you’ll return with a positive sleek kitchen review.

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SLEEK Modular kitchen v/s Carpenter Made kitchen

 

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As modular kitchens become the new style statement for the modern homemaker, more and more modern families are opting for it over carpenter made kitchens. Here are a few reasons why modular kitchen is definetly a better bet than carpenter made kitchens.
Infinite design options: A carpenter would give you a limited number of design options. An ordinary dabba drawer, a cutlery drawer and a normal thali drawer, that’s it! But modular kitchen brands like Sleek, The Kitchen Specialist, give you numerous options for smart and effective usage of your kitchen space. Wall hangings, rotating tall units, lift-up flaps, soft-closing drawers are all blessings of modular kitchen.
Optimum space management: Innovative tall kitchen units can store all your food containers in a small 2ft x 2ft space. Corner units transform your wasted corner space into the most useful one. Innovations like these can only be found in a modular kitchen.
Excellent finish: Observe the rough edges and uneven finish of a carpenter-made kitchen, and compare it to the smooth, seamless finish of a modular kitchen. It is unparalleled. Another advantage of the machine-made shutters of Sleek modular kitchens is that every shutter is evenly finished, and has no open edges. This ensures that no bacteria or pests enter the cabinets, and you have a clean hygienic kitchen.
No mess, no stress: Days of mess, noise and dust… are the side effects of carpenter made kitchens. Not to mention the tension and irritation that can affect your work as well. Getting your meals too becomes a problem. But when you order a factory-fitted Sleek Modular Kitchen, all it takes is a couple of days for installation. No mess, no dust, no noise. It’s easy and hassle free.
Maintenance and Service: With a carpenter-made kitchen, there is no guarantee for replacement or regular service. But with modular kitchen companies like Sleek, The Kitchen Specialist, you will not only get easy replacements but also a regular service contract that will ensure that your kitchen remains in perfect working condition always.
Value for money: Though the carpenter-made kitchen seems like a reasonable solution in the beginning, it ends up being an expensive affair. The carpenter will keep adding material and services as he progresses. And in the end, when you calculate, you will realize the price has crossed the quotation the modular kitchen company gave you. So you not only end up paying more for a carpenter-made kitchen, but you also don’t get the functionality, innovation, excellent finish and look of a modular kitchen. And don’t forget… the frustrating days when you have to tolerate the
banging and the mess in your kitchen.
Happy Ending: Sleek, The Kitchen Specialist provides you with the design expertise, and world class kitchen solutions to turn your kitchen into a new, fresh, vibrant and a complete mood-setter for an amazing kitchen experience.
It’s worth your money for it’s the best makeover you can give your kitchen. Call 1800 2120 200 for more expert advice from Sleek, The Kitchen Specialist.

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SLEEK The kitchen specialist: Modular kitchens, Modular kitchen

As far as the question of kitchen décor is concerned, a lot of people seem to have taken a fancy to the modular kitchen of late. And why shouldn’t they? Designed sleekly to suit individual taste and preference as well as the available space in any home, the modular kitchen set has now become a ubiquitous feature. Incase you too wish to buy a modular kitchen system for your self and are feeling muddled about how to go about it, here’s some useful modular kitchen buying tips and information.Modular kitchen systems consist of standardized units pre-fabricated in a huge array of materials, available in varied hues and with a neat finishing. They come in different price ranges and thus, very easily fit into the budget of people wanting a modular kitchen system. A regular modular kitchen system will generally consist of standardized units for the floor and wall. The units are usually deep to house electrical appliances and kitchen utensils of varied shapes and sizes.

If your kitchen is completely bare i.e. without kitchen counters, you will need a box type kitchen. A box type modular kitchen is fully modular, from the kitchen counters to the cabinets and the shutters to the pullouts. On the other hand, if your builder has already provided you with granite kitchen counters or even a kaddapa (black limestone) framework, you can have a modular kitchen worked into it. However, this way only your cabinet shutters, shelves and pullouts will be modular. But you will be saving out on the overall cost of modular framework but look will not be as good as full modular kitchen.

Certain modular kitchen brands have fittings, cabinet shutters, drawers etc. available in only certain fixed sizes but SLEEK kitchens can customize it. This works fine if you require a box type kitchen because the counter height can then vary. But if your kitchen has the groundwork in place, you will need to make sure that the shutter heights suit the height of your kitchen counters. For instance, if your counter height is 32 inches, you will need a shutter height of about 30 inches keeping in mind a 1-inch frame all around. However, if you can’t find shutters to fit your kitchen, there are certain modular kitchen dealers who make to order as well.

KITCHEN CABINETS AND DRAWERS
Let the store owners also sometimes guide you on buying the right modular kitchen cabinet. You will discover that buying a modular kitchen cabinet system is all fun because each set may be made out of a different kind of material. As such, you can choose from natural or lacquered wood, combinations of wood and laminate, laminate and granite, or even aluminum and marble. If you have any ingenious material at hand, then feel free to explore your creativity to get one custom built for yourself.

Make sure that the material you select for cabinets is water resistant. Marine ply is a good cabinet material because of it’s greater resistance to water.
Solid wood cabinets need a lot of care and frequent polishing to retain the lustre. Also, constant contact with water may cause the wood to rot.
You should also ensure that the materials used have been treated for termites.

Mild steel kitchen cabinets are prone to rusting if not powder coated. Try and avoid using mild steel above or near the stove area. The cabinets will get very heated, making it difficult to open them.

You invest in good quality shutter hinges and drawer channels so that they do not get spoilt in monsoons.
For drawers that shut on the lightest touch, get hydraulic hinges, which have a smooth mechanism. Smooves (a type of hinge) have a similar mechanism but are of a higher quality. They are slightly more expensive but worth every penny.
You could also opt for 90 degree hinges for regular cabinets. 165 degree hinges are ideal for corner cabinets under L-shaped platforms. They make cabinets with folding doors easier to open and help easier access.
Grass channels close at feather touch but never bang shut. So you won’t have to worry about your kids closing the drawers roughly.

Telescopic channels too are very useful. They allow the drawer to open fully so you don’t have to struggle when you need that pickle jar at the back of the cabinet.

Avoid bottom-mounted channels, as the drawers with such channels do not open fully. At least 4 to 6 inches of the drawer remains inside.

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