Modular kitchen design – Everything you need to know (+27 ideas)

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Whether it is a small or a designer kitchen, planning a layout is a great hurdle. It requires careful planning and a big investment. Moreover, a layout helps decide the different aspects of a be it the cabinets, appliances, island, lighting, or the interior design. There are several layout ideas such as L shaped kitchen, galley kitchen, G-shaped kitchen, and more.

For effective space utilization and efficient workflow, it becomes essential to plan the modular kitchen with great caution. Planning a involves several elements such as the word zones, golden triangle, planning, dimensions, plan, etc.

Additionally, the positioning of the appliances, cabinet designs, and measurements, placement of and windows also determine the efficiency of the kitchen.

For a professional, it becomes important that they deliver the best results without committing any mistakes. A slight oversight today can result in major, permanent problems tomorrow.

Therefore, this article focuses on all the aspects of planning a modular layout. Also, the article will discuss common mistakes and their solutions.

 

Contents

 

zones and work triangle

 

Planning a always remains a challenge. Be it a smaller kitchen or a large one, the key is to plan the layout according to the tasks performed in the space.

Moreover, a witnesses a wide array of tasks such as preparation, cooking, washing, storing, and a lot more.

So, it is important to list the main tasks and divide the zones accordingly.

 

Preparation

Chopping and baking need a lot of prepping space. So, your countertop must be closer to the refrigerator and also close to the sink. The prepping zone must also have space for a laptop, tablet, or a similar gadget so you can follow your recipes easily.

 

Washing

The sink and the dishwasher must remain close to each other. Moreover, there must remain ample space next to the sink to keep things. You also want to keep your trash can or garbage recycler near the sink.

 

Cooking

A flat, spacious, and bare counter space near the stove and oven is needed to keep the hot, cooked food. Space must be enough for plating so that you don’t have to carry hot pots and pans from a distance.

 

Storing

Every zone needs sufficient storage space. A baking zone needs space to keep the baking appliances and accessories, a countertop needs cabinet space above and below it to keep cooking items, and so on.

 

Additional zones for your unique tasks

 

Sitting zone

If you want to make your more than just a cooking space, an additional counter bar or island bar spices up everything.

 

appliances

Too many appliances can quickly clutter a space. So, firstly try to keep only those appliances that you actually need. Secondly, if you need some special appliances for your work, plan a zone around it.

For instance, if you like juicing, your tiny juicing zone must remain near the sink and the refrigerator.

 

Gadgets

If you rely on tablets and laptops for your recipes, create a space for it in the prepping zone.

 

Work triangle

The concept of a work triangle was devised for the first time in the 1920s. Its main purpose was to enhance the efficiency of a residential kitchen.

Basically, a work triangle creates a clear path between the three major zones or areas of a kitchen-

  • Preparation area (stovetop)
  • Cleaning/ washing area (sink)
  • Storage area (refrigerator)

 

work triangle- Principles

 

work triangle
work triangle

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A perfect work triangle follows the following principles:

  1. The length of each leg of the triangle must remain between 1.2m to 2.7m
  2. The combined length of all the three legs of the triangle must be between 4m to 7.9m.
  3. If you add up the triangle legs, it should not exceed 7.9m.
  4. No appliances, cabinetry, or any other element must come in between the intersections of any of the legs.

 

layouts & dimensions

The first factor to consider when planning a layout is the space available for use and the intended use. Additionally, the number of users, appliances, and required work zones also factor in.

A modular kitchen includes small modules that form a with increased storage, space, and productivity.

Let’s go through the various layouts of a modular kitchen and understand their significance.

 

Broken Peninsula layout

 

Broken peninsula kitchen design
Broken peninsula kitchen

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This layout splits the cabinetry and fixtures along 2 parallel walls. One of the walls ends in an extended bar counter.

Moreover, this layout removes all equipment from the back wall. So, it offers greater space for passage and movement. This layout is ideal for small designs.

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The central width must remain at least 5’ (1.53 m). Also, the interior zone can be enlarged from 6’ to 8’ (1.8-2.4m). But this enlargement must be done in the short direction to offer more for the movement of multiple people.

The cabinetry and the edge of the bar counter must maintain a minimum passage aisle of 3’ (0.91m). Moreover, the overall width of a Broken Peninsula ranges from 10’-13’ (3-4 m) with a depth from 12’-15’ (3.7-4.6 m). The overall space required for this layout remains approximately 109 sq. ft. (10.1 m2).

 

dimensions

broken peninsula kitchen design
Broken peninsula kitchen

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Length: 12’4” or 3.76 m
Width: 10’6” or 3.2 m
island Counter Depth: 3’4” or 1.02 m
Bar Top Depth: 1’4” or 41 cm
Clearance: 3 inches or .91 m minimum
Area: 109 sq.ft. or 10.1 m2

 

G-Shape Peninsula layout

 

Also known as Peninsula Kitchens, this layout places the fixtures and cabinetry along 3 adjacent walls. The ends in a bar counter extension.

This layout is best if you want an additional seating area. Moreover, this modular kitchen leaves space for several people to occupy the at the same time. If you do not have a very small space, you can use this layout effectively.

 

G-shaped peninsula
G-shaped peninsula

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The cabinetry and the edge of the bar counter must maintain a minimum passage aisle of 3’ (0.91m). Moreover, the overall width of a Broken Peninsula ranges from 13’-16’ (4-4.9 m) with a depth from 12’-15’ (3.7-4.6 m). The overall space required for this layout remains approximately 136 sq. ft. (12.6 m2).

 

dimensions

G-shaped
G-shaped kitchen

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Length: 12’4” or 3.76 m
Width: 13’ or 3.96 m
Island Counter Depth: 3’4” or 1.02 m
Access Clearance: 5’ or 1.53 m minimum recommended
Passage Clearance : 3’ or .91 m minimum
Area: 136 sq.ft. or 12.6 m2

 

L-Shaped Modular Design (Rectangle island)

 

The L-shaped modular kitchen layout (rectangle) uses 2 adjacent walls in an L configuration to arrange the various fixtures of the around a rectangular island countertop. This layout offers flexibility for several variations of lengths and depths. If you want an increased tabletop surface and workspace, this layout is ideal for you.

 

L-shaped kitchen design
L-shaped kitchen

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A minimum clearance aisle of 3’6” or 1.07 m is required in front of an L-Shape layout, and the recommended width ranges from 4’-6’ or 1.2-1.8 m. moreover, L-Shape Rectangle Islands have long linear lengths ranging from 8’-13’ or 2.4-4 m and short lengths of 3’-9’ or .9-2.7 m. The overall area remains approximately 115 sq. ft. or 10.7 m2.

 

dimensions

L-shaped rectangle island
L-shaped rectangle island

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Width: 13’ or 3.96 m
Depth: 8’10” or 2.69 m
Clearance (Working): 3’6” or 1.07 m
Island Counter Depth: 3’4” or 1.02 m
Island Counter Width: 7’6” or 2.29 m
Island Bar Stool Spacing: 30” or 76 cm
Area: 115 ft2 or 10.7 m2

 

L-Shaped Modular Design (Square island)

 

The L-shaped layout (square) uses 2 adjacent walls in an L configuration to arrange the various fixtures of the around a square island countertop. This L-shaped layout offers flexibility for several variations of lengths and depths. If you want an increased tabletop surface and workspace, this L-shaped layout is ideal for you.

 

L-shaped kitchen design
L-shaped kitchen

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A minimum clearance aisle of 3’6” or 1.07 m is required in front of an L-Shape layout, and the recommended width ranges from 4’-6’ or 1.2-1.8 m. Moreover, L-Shape Square Islands have matched lengths of 11’ or 3.35 m. The overall area for an L-shaped remains approximately 121 sq. ft. or 11.2 m2.

 

dimensions

L-shaped square island
L-shaped square island

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Width: 11’ or 3.35 m
Depth: 11’ or 3.35 m
Clearance (Working): 3’6” or 1.07 m
Island Counter Width: 5’6” or 1.68 m
island Bar Stool Spacing: 30” or 76 cm
Area: 121 sq.ft. or 11.2 m2

Both Rectangle and Square L-Shaped Kitchens need a minimum clearance aisle of 3’6” or 1.07 m.

 

Single Row Galley layout

 

This modular kitchen layout is space-efficient and ideal for small designs. So, it combines all the fixtures into a single optimized linear bar.

 

Single row galley kitchen
Single row galley

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Moreover, this modular kitchen needs a clearance width of 4 inches to 6 inches in front of the kitchen. The linear length ranges from 7 inches to 122.5 inches or 2.1 to 3.8 meters. The overall area remains approximately 75 sq. ft. or 7 m2.

 

dimensions

 

single row galley
Single row galley dimensions

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Length: 12’6” or 3.81 m
Counter Depth: 2’ or .61 m
Total Depth: 6’ or 1.83 m
Clearance: 4’ or 1.22 m minimum
Area: 75 ft2 or 7 m2

 

Two-Row Galley Layout

 

If you have slightly more space than required for a single-row galley layout, this kitchen remains ideal for you. It is also space-efficient and suitable for small designs. So, it combines all the fixtures into two linear bars. Also, it needs an centralized zone for user access on each side.

 

two row decor with lighting and cabinets on both sides
Two-row galley

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This kitchen needs a clearance width of 4 inches to 6 inches in front of tween the 2 linear bars of the kitchen. Moreover, the length of the linear lengths ranges from 7 inches to 12.5 inches or 2.1 to 3.8 meters. The overall area remains approximately 108 sq. ft. or 10 m2.

 

dimensions

two row galley
Two row galley dimension

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Length: 12’6” or 3.81 m
Depth (Overall): 8’8” or 2.64 m
Counter Depth: 2’ or .61 m
Clearance: 4’ or 1.22 m minimum
Area: 108 ft2 or 10 m2

 

U-Shaped Modular Layout

 

These continuous layouts locate fixtures and cabinetry along three adjacent walls in a U-shape. You can plan the lengths and depths in multiple variations.

 

U-shaped kitchen with cabinets and light without island
U-shaped kitchen

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The minimum aisle width required remains 5’ or 1.53 meters. However, for better access and movement space, the aisle should remain between 6’ to 8’ or 1.8 to 2.4 meters.

U-Shape Islands should be planned with an overall area of roughly 107 sq. ft. or 10 m2.

 

dimensions

u shaped kitchen
U-shaped

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Width: 10’6” or 3.2 m
Depth: 10’2” or 3.15 m
Clearance: 5’ or 1.53 m minimum recommended
Area: 107 ft2 or 10 m2

 

U-Shaped Modular Kitchen Layout with Island

 

These continuous layouts locate fixtures and cabinetry along three adjacent walls around one centralized island countertop.

 

u shaped kitchen with island
U-shaped with island

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The minimum aisle width required remains 3’6” or 1.07 meters. However, for better access and movement space, the aisle should remain between 4’ to 6’ or 1.2 to 1.8 meters.

U-Shape Islands have widths that range from 15 inches to 18 inches or 4.6 to 5.5 meters with overall depths and island dimensions. U-Shaped Modular Kitchen Layout with an island should be planned with an overall area of roughly 155 sq. ft. or 14.4 m2.

 

dimensions

u shaped island
U-shaped island

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Width: 15’ or 4.57 m
Depth: 10’4” or 3.15 m
Clearance (Working): 3’6” or 1.07 m
Center Island Depth: 4’10” or 1.47 m
Center Island Width: 4’ or 1.22 m
Area: 155 ft2 or 14.4 m2

 

dimensions- other elements

Other than the layout, there are several elements in a kitchen that determine its efficiency or the lack of it. Let’s go through the dimensions and proper placement of these elements in a modular kitchen.

 

aisle dimensions

 

dimensions for a row of units opposite a with no other circulation

This design, ideal for small designs has one with no cabinets, appliances, or fixtures. So, an ideal aisle width remains 40 inches or 102 cm. This width allows the user to move and cabinets to open.

However, if you have space crunches you can squeeze the aisle width to 36 inches or 92 cm for a small kitchen. But 36 inches width cannot accommodate a dishwasher.

Additionally, you can install a 4 inches shelf along the with a sliding door if your aisle width is 36 inches.

A minimum aisle width of 40 inches or 102 cm offers a run of units on both ends of an island.

 

Kitchen dimensions for a row of kitchen units opposite a wall with no other circulation
dimensions for a row of units opposite a with no other circulation

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dimensions for two rows of facing units with one cook

If your will have only one occupant, you need a clearance of 42 inches or 107 cm between two runs of units.

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However, if you choose to install 24 inches base cabinets, the door swings will clash. Moreover, with a dishwasher, the problem will increase exponentially. So, decide the size of your cabinet in advance if you go for a 42 inches aisle width.

 

Kitchen dimensions for two rows of facing units with one cook
dimensions for two rows of facing units with one cook

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dimensions for two rows of facing units with two cooks

A clearance of 48 inches or 122 cm remains important between two runs of units if you have two cooks.

 

Kitchen dimensions for two rows of facing units with two cooks
dimensions for two rows of facing units with two cooks

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dimensions for eating zones

 

Eating counter

The eating counter has the same height as the countertop.  So, the ideal height remains 35 inches or 90 cm. a width of 24 inches or 61 cm, and a depth of 15 inches or 38 cm remains ideal for a person to eat properly.

 

Eating counter top view
Eating counter top view

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The counter stool’s ideal height remains 24 inches or 62 cm. Moreover, it should have a leg space of a minimum of 15 inches or 38 cm.

 

Eating counter side view
Eating counter side view

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Bar seating

The standard bar height remains 42 inches or 107 cm. Also, the width needed for a person remains 24 inches or 51 cm and depth 15 inches or 38 cm to eat properly.

 

Bar eating sideview
Bar eating side view

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The bar stool’s ideal height remains 30 inches or 76 cm. Moreover, it should have a leg space of a minimum of 12 inches or 30 cm.

 

Bar eating side view
Bar eating side view

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doorway area

The doorway of every kitchen must remain at 34 inches or 86.5 cm in width. Moreover, the door swing should not come in the way of appliances or work areas.

 

doorway guide
doorway guide

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Overhead cabinet designs

The cabinets must be designed according to the user’s height. Moreover, the loft space should be used to keep the items that seldom come in use.

The standard depth of overhead cabinets remains 32 cm.

 

overhead kitchen cabinets
Overhead cabinets

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Countertops

Countertops and islands have the same height. The standard height of a countertop is 72 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

kitchen countertop
countertop

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backsplash

Backsplashes add more than beauty to the modular design. The protect the and base cabinets from oil splashes, water, and dirt. Thus, the ideal height of a backsplash must remain 60 cm.

 

backsplash
backsplash

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sink clearance

The standard sink should have a depth of 56 cm. Moreover, the clearance on one side of the sink must be 36 inches or 92 cm, and on the other side, 18 inches or 46 cm.

 

sink clearance
sink clearance

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The 18 inches side should have a draining board integrated into the sink.

 

sink clearance
sink clearance

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Dishwasher

The dishwasher must be placed near the sink. The door should be at least 21 inches or 54 cm away from any cabinet or cupboard perpendicular to it. Thus, you get enough standing near it.

 

dishwasher
dishwasher

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ceilings for a unique kitchen

Most ceilings come in a flat and regular height of 8 feet. However, you can also invest in stylish false ceilings to add a little jazz to your modern design.

Today, many modern designs have ceilings with a height of 9 or 10 feet too.

Some common ceiling designs are vaulted ceiling, drop ceiling, tray ceiling, coffered ceiling, groin vault ceiling, and more.

Additionally, if you have a small kitchen (70 sq. ft. or less), you can install two-tier ceilings, exposed wooden beams, glass ceilings, etc. to make the area look spacious.

 

kitchen false ceiling with cabinets lighting and island

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cabinets

A beautiful has a mix of different cabinet sizes and dimensions. However, not using the correct dimensions results in an aesthetically unpleasant and dysfunctional kitchen.

Let’s understand some important cabinet types and their measurements.

 

Base cabinet

These cabinets are installed directly on the floor. Countertops are laid on these cabinets. Moreover, we install sinks within them and place dishwashers in them too.

 

Base kitchen cabinet for counterop
Base cabinet

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Height, without countertop 34 1/2 inches
Height, with countertop 35 to 36 inches
Depth (front to the wall), without
countertop
24 inches
Depth, with countertop 24 to 26 inches
Standard widths 12, 18, 24, 30, 33, 36, 48 inches

 

base cabinets
Base cabinets

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Wall cabinet

These cabinets store food and lightweight items. They remain fixed to the with screws. Sometimes they are also suspended from the ceiling.

This visible cabinetry serves functional as well as aesthetic purposes.

 

glass cabinets
Wall cabinets

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Standard heights 12, 15, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 inches
Standard depths 12, 15, 18, 24 inches
Standard widths 9 to 48 inches, in 3-inch increments

 

wall cabinet and base cabinet- difference
cabinet and base cabinet- difference

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Tall cabinet

We often call the tall modular cabinets installed alongside the refrigerator in an alcove, pantry cabinets, or utility cabinets. Sometimes, they remain extended from to ceiling.

 

tall cabinets
Tall cabinets

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Height 84 or 96 inches
Depth 12 or 24 inches
Width 12, 18, 24, 30 or 36 inches
Tall cabinets
Tall cabinets
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Plan

A proper plan makes the more than just a cooking space. On the contrary, the area becomes an exceptional social space, cooking hub, transit zone, and the highlight of the house.

Just like a good, balanced diet, your also needs a balance of different types of lights in the right amount and location. The veritable workhorse in the home, your kitchen, needs a proper mix of lights that fit all purposes.

To begin with, there are three layers of lights:

 

Ambient lights

The main source of in addition to natural light.

These are soft lights that illuminate the walls and floors.

Moreover, the lights include- ceiling lights, flush-mount, and semi-flush mount fixtures. Chandeliers, and lanterns.

 

ambient lighting
Ambient

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These lights offer direct illumination evenly across the modular kitchen. Hence, the following positions remain ideal for ambient lighting:

  1. Plan a chandelier, semi-flush mount, flush-mount fixture, or lantern directly above the island or right at the center of the ceiling.
  2. Leave half the height of the ceiling between recessed lights.

For instance, a 10 feet ceiling height must have spaced 5 feet apart.

  1. To avoid shadows on the countertop, set the a few inches back from the countertop’s front edge.
  2. Ensure that these lights remain placed without any obstructive objects such overhead cabinets, fans, etc.
  3. If you have a large design, consider installing two at the opposites ends instead of one central light.

 

Task lights

Allow you to navigate through the shadows left by the ambient lights. Primarily used for specific tasks.

These lights offer brighter illumination to the islands, countertops, and other work zones of the kitchen. Moreover, these lights allow better precision during prepping, cooking, washing, and other tasks.

Additionally, pendant lights, strips, under-cabinet lights, tapes, etc. allow task lighting.

 

Task lighting
Task for

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Task lights aim to cast down onto the work area. So, these should be positioned in the following manner:

  1. Place the pendant lights directly above the sinks, dining table, chopping station, and other activity areas.
  2. However, avoid placing them directly above the appliances that have their own built-in lightings like ovens and refrigerators.
  3. For minimized glaring, the pendant must be installed at least 2.5 feet from the surface.
  4. Place the strips on the underside of the upper cabinets. This allows a direct spotlight over the items kept on the countertop.
  5. For easier storage of items, place the LED lights on the underside of the base cabinets.
  6. However, to avoid glaring, ensure that these lights are 1-3 inches away from the front of the cabinet.

 

Accent lights

Generally, these lights cross over into task and ambient lights.

These lights highlight the architectural features and design. Moreover, the include cove lights, puck lights, low profile lights, etc.

 

Accent lighting
Accent for

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In order to show off the details of your designer kitchen, position them in the following manner:

  1. To give the look of decorative ceiling lights, install cove lights in the ledges of the ceiling.
  2. Install puck lights on the underside of your upper cabinets for a clearer display of countertop décor.
  3. To give an elegant backlit effect, install the puck lights 1-2 inches from the back of the shelves.
  4. Use multi-temperature lights to cast a beaming effect of onto the surface. However, go for strips with frosted covers so that you get minimized glare on shiny surfaces.

A layered approach that incorporates all these types of lights is ideal for a perfect modular design. Moreover, the following chart will help you select the right bulb type for each space:

 

lumen chart for lighting
Lumen chart for

 

Natural in the kitchen

Natural remains an important source of in every big or small design. Incorporate natural in your kitchen in the following manners:

  1. A small window in the middle of the backsplash.
  2. Narrow and long windows in the gaps between the upper cabinets.
  3. Install clerestory windows (these are short wide windows placed above eye level).
  4. Small and round porthole windows are placed high on the wall.
  5. Install a nice skylight.
  6. Place a glass pane on the door.

 

Unique elements to pop up your kitchen

 

Modular cabinet lights

  1. Adding cabinet lights over the top of the overhead cabinets gives a soft glow.
  2. For a beautiful and shadow look on the ceiling, use spotlights.

 

cabinet lighting
Upper cabinet

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backsplash and panel lights

  1. A lit-up backsplash needs 1 inch more space (depth) than tiling. Therefore, calculate this space before installing the light.
  2. Moreover, panel in the island with space for chairs in front must be fixed with great care so as to avoid wear and tear from the feet of the occupants.

 

island panel lighting
island panel

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Kitchen floor

  1. Install spotlights in the toe kick to add a startling vibe to the floor.
  2. Another great idea is to wash the with a bright glow from the toe kick.
  3. Moreover, install rope lights near the floor. You can install them in the drywall or in the skirting board.

 

Kitchen floor lighting
Kitchen

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island

  1. Traditional pendants in a general setting of three in a row look appealing to the eyes.
  2. Alternatively, you can go for a longer decorative that covers the island.

 

Kitchen island lighting
island

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Kitchen mistakes

Designing a is more than just attractive countertop designs and dazzling lights. For a professional, it becomes important that the kitchen, in addition to looking aesthetic also serves the needs and purpose of the client.

Moreover, the is a completely functional space at its core. So, if your modular kitchen remains flawed in terms of functionality, the beautiful looks of it won’t matter at all.

 

Here are some of the most common layout errors that most people make:

 

Mistake #1 Lack of proper circulation or movement space

Having inadequate circulation space in the makes the space feel cramped. Moreover, it restricts the number of people who can work in the at the same time.

Solution #1

For sufficient circulation space, have at least 4 feet of space between the countertops. But if you have a small design, 39 inches of space must remain the minimum amount of space between your countertops. Also, choose the layout- L-shaped kitchen, U-shaped kitchen, G-shaped kitchen, etc.

 

Mistake 2# Not giving regard to the work triangle in your kitchen

The work triangle or the golden triangle, as mentioned earlier, includes the hob, the sink, and the refrigerator. All these elements must create an equidistant triangle for the to become convenient. If you fail to do so, you’ll end up wasting a lot of time and energy in the kitchen.

Solution #2

Keep the thumb rule of the work triangle at the core of your modular design. However, if you are just remodeling a kitchen, you obviously cannot move the sink closer. That said, you can move things around a little bit such as the job or the refrigerator, and come as close to the triangle as possible.

 

Mistake #3: Wrong sized appliances and cabinets

This remains one of the most common kitchen mistakes. Oversized or undersized appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, overhead cabinets, dishwashers, and more are a common sight.

Solution #3

To avoid these issues from arising, measure the designated space carefully and choose the appliances accordingly well in advance. Don’t shy away from double or triple checking the measures. Also, don’t forget to include additional space for these appliances when they are in use. For instance, a refrigerator, an oven, or cabinets need space for their to open as well. So, it must be taken into account as well.

 

Mistake #4: Improper utilization of vertical space

Not using the vertical space of the remains another common mistake. This space can offer valuable storage space for your clients.

Solution #4

Take your cupboards right up to the ceiling. You can also set up open shelving in your modular kitchen. Furthermore, using the minimum clearance rules, position the cabinets over a cooktop.

 

Mistake 5# Inadequate in your kitchen

People often use insufficient or wrongly-placed in kitchens. Even the most perfect designer fails to deliver optimum productivity if the remains imperfect.

Too many dark spots and the use of just one type of are some common mistakes that must be avoided.

Solution #5

Add a mix of task, accent, and ambient in your kitchen. Use pendant lights above the island, install undercabinet lights for better visibility. Do not stop yourself from installing spotlights and on the ceiling.

 

Mistake #6 Not planning around the workflow

Would you like to run to and fro between the different zones and parts of your every time you prep, cook, or wash?

This is exactly what happens if you don’t plan around the workflow. So, decide the layout whether it is an L-shaped kitchen, a U-shaped kitchen, or something else according to your workflow.

Solution #6

To avoid this mistake from occurring, consider your workflow in the initial stages of planning and plan it accordingly. There are several smart solutions such as tailored inserts, wider drawers, and high-functioning storage spaces. Include them in the right places in your layout.

 

Mistake #7 Blocking thoroughfares and windows

A professional worth their salt will always tell you that they ensure never to block windows and any other openings. A needs ample natural lighting. So, blocking windows and thoroughfares definitely hampers the efficiency of the space.

Solution #7

Opt for -to- windows and French windows to ensure that the ventilation and natural do not get obstructed.

 

Mistake #8 Having dead corners and spaces in your kitchen

Dead spaces are essentially the corners in the cabinets that do not remain fully accessible. These spaces do not serve any purpose and simply become a waste of space.

Solution #8

A simple solution to this problem would be to install a carousel unit. This revolving accessory gives you access to the otherwise waste dead space by making its storage space.

 

Mistake #9 Installing a island in a small kitchen

islands are great but they consume a lot of space. So, do not get swayed away from the whims and fancies. Installing a island in a kitchen with insufficient circulation space will cause a lot of problems.

Solution #9

Rule out a island if you have a parallel or straight kitchen. Additionally, use islands only in an open kitchen. Unless your closed has a very large space, do not consider having a island.

For a good traffic flow, you need at least 40 inches of space on both sides of the island. A island can be as wide as 47 inches and as narrow as 24 inches.

 

Mistake 10# Choosing the wrong layout

A layout plays an extremely important role in determining the productivity and efficiency of the kitchen. Moreover, it also has a say in the storage space you get. A wrong layout becomes a major and generally irreparable challenge.

Solution 10#

To avoid this blunder from happening, you need to analyze the demands of your client from the beforehand. However, if you are past the planning stage, you can increase your storage space by losing out on space. Convert your L-shaped into a U-shaped modular simply by adding a slab.

 

Modular design: Layout Lookbook

 

 

Conclusion

To overcome the challenges of designing a small kitchen or a designer modular kitchen, accurate and careful planning becomes important. Without the right knowledge of the available area, the number of users, work zones, and add-ons, even the best professional can fail to deliver optimal results.

In addition to these prerequisites, the correct plan- be it an L-shaped kitchen, U-shaped kitchen, or a galley kitchen, layout, modular cabinet dimensions, types and sizes of the appliances, etc. must also be taken into careful consideration.

Failing to take into account the important aspects can cause great havoc later. So, it is advisable to tread carefully while planning your layout.

Moreover, the scope of errors is not less even in simple designs. Simple twists and changes in the plan, or can completely transform the look and functionality of the space.

So, everything should be systematic and organized and planned with great precision.

All the information given in the article related to the of modular kitchens aims to help the professionals make the right decisions in the most effortless and time-efficient manner.

If you want to buy top-quality modular kitchens from the best brands, click on the link given below to check your options and submit your inquiries:

 

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Mobile: +91 99676 32127

 

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