Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about Modular Kitchen

  1.  Is there any warranty or guarantee provided?
    Most modular kitchens exporters and manufacturers offer a standard warranty for their products. This may vary depending on your manufacturer. Usually, manufacturers will give you a replacement warranty against manufacturing defects but, as with any other product, it is unlikely to cover natural wear and tear.
  2. What are the different Components/Materials used in a Modular Kitchen?
    Kitchen Cabinets and Shutter- The external structure and shutters can be made of MDF , BWR Ply, WPC (Wood polymer composite), HDHMR ( High density High Moisture Registance) and Boilo, laminated with plywood, veneer membrane, acrylic or original wood. External structures can come in a variety of finishes so you get to pick and choose what works best for you. The internal structure is usually constructed from plywood, HDHMR.
    • Countertop Material - Countertops are usually made from granite, tiles, wood or cement. Consider the cost of kitchen countertops per square foot before you invest in wooden or granite countertops, as they are comparatively expensive. It is a good idea to go for a water-proof countertop, to minimize the wear and tear in your modular kitchen. Though commonly made from stainless steel and often plated with chromium, the handles can be selected from designs and sizes. However, if you wish to do something different with your kitchen cabinet designs, you could also choose melamine, which comes in various vibrant shades.
  3. What is MDF and Marine PLY?
    Medium-density fiber board is man-made refined particleboard. It is created by combining small wood residuals with wax and a resin binder. The whole combination is subjected to high temperature and pressure to form dense and steady panels. MDF was developed in the 1960s and has been in use ever since. Since MDF boards have a uniform structure, it’s easy to make furniture from them. Marine ply on the other hand is a type of plywood used for specific purposes. It’s made from durable veneers which have hardly any defects, which is why marine ply works great in humid and wet conditions. It also resists the growth of fungus and is ideal for kitchens. It is expensive as it comes packaged with all its benefits.
  4. What is HDHMR ?
    HDHMR stands for High Density High Moisture Resistance. It is basically an upgraded term of plywood, used to develop tough and robust wooden usage. Explaining the definition, HDHMR board is made by combining fiber chips, forest wood waste through a homogeneously construction process.
  5. How is the kitchen designed?
    Most manufacturers have standard design catalogue with modular kitchen interior design photos. You can choose one and have it customized according to your preferences and the amount of space available in Your kitchen. A modular kitchen design catalogue is likely to incorporate Indian modular kitchen designs as well as what’s trending around the world, to give you a variety of options to choose from. On deciding the modular kitchen interiors and consulting it with your manufacturer, the precise measurements of your space are given to them. Within a span of 2-3 days mostly, the modular kitchen is installed keeping in mind the aesthetics and storage space.
  6. What are the accessories you can use in a modular kitchen?
    Before you reach a concrete decision on whether to buy modular kitchen accessories and if yes, which one of them, it is imperative to have brief info regarding all of them. The different types of accessories include:
    • Base units- Usually modular kitchens come with at least 2 base units, one for your oven and one with drawers and shelf space, which you can use as a countertop for working in the kitchen. The base units are designed to accommodate the hob, which is basically your cook top, and sometimes the kitchen sink.
    • Wall Units- These are placed on the wall according to your height and convenience so that your stored utensils and jars are kept within easy reach.
    • Wall and floor tiles- Most kitchens are equipped with ceramic tiles although wooden flooring and laminates are increasingly becoming more popular.
    • Worktop- This is where you do the work, the chopping, grinding, mixing, and preparing of food. It’s a good idea to ensure that you have chosen a water-proof worktop.
  7. Which Kitchen appliances should you choose?
    • Chimney, a kitchen sink, a hob, and /or a dishwasher
    • Kitchen shelves and accessories –These can be made from various types of material such as durable glass or wire, although stainless steel is most preferred as it is durable as well as stylish.
    • Baskets –The plain basket is the most commonly used in the kitchen, which is used to store cutlery, plates, and vegetables. You can have the plain basket customized based on your need.
    • Partition Basket-These customized baskets are very convenient for daily use as they come with drip and dry facilities. The extra compartments add to the convenience. These baskets come in various shapes and sizes which is ideal to keep smaller items to larger utensils.
    • Pantry units –These are sturdy, large units, usually used in professional establishments such as hotels and restaurants. These are designed to fit inside larger cabinets. Pantry units come with compartments to make organization easier.
    • Kitchen Holders- Items like round bin holders, napkin and foil holders, wine glass holders and spoon holders make life easier in the kitchen. These help you keep kitchen accessories within easy reach.
    • Pull-out shelves –These shelves are ideal to store the daily used items like oil containers, spice bottles, sugar or tea cans. Usually easy to reach items should be kept in the pullout shelves.
    • Tall units –These units are very efficient for someone who wants to utilize vertical storage of the kitchen. You can customize these units based on your preferences like inbuilt oven, loft space, multiple shelves and many more.
    • Modular Kitchen trolley –These are durable and large enough to accommodate large and heavy groceries. You could choose from a variety of kitchen trolley designs based on your preference.
    • Kitchen Carousels –These are usually placed in the corner to make sure every inch of your kitchen is properly utilized.
  8. How can one make changes to the designs or the units?
    If you are someone who is looking to renovate your traditional kitchen, modular kitchen should be your ideal choice to consider. As it will not only provide you with uniformity but also help break the monotony of your older kitchen. The modular kitchen cabinets are portable, one can easily disassemble and replace the kitchen units. You might be aware that a modular kitchen is available in different layouts, even adding a single kitchen unit makes a huge difference to the look of your kitchen.
  9. How do I choose the grade of stainless steel in modular kitchen accessories?
    Modular kitchen accessories are made up of high quality graded stainless steel which is durable due to its premium quality. These kitchens are temperature resistant which make them less prone to damages. Our recommendation is to use SS304 as it is made up of Nickel which is used to prevent corrosion and could be a cheaper option as compare to other material The cost of modular kitchen accessories made from the200 series of stainless steel is less but, while they are food safe, they are less corrosion resistant and of lesser quality.
  10. Can I fit modular kitchens into a fixed platform?
    Modular kitchens consist of customized carcass and cabinet units where you can place modular kitchen accessories. If your kitchen already comes with supports, sinks, and cabinetry, it will be difficult to fit modular kitchen units into it. Get your kitchen ready by giving the modular kitchen cabinets and unit measurements to the modular kitchen firm. If your kitchen is absolutely bare, you will need a box-type, fully modular setup, which includes everything from cabinets to counters, pull-outs, and shutters. If you already have granite counters or a  black limestone framework, no need to completely alter thekitchen interior design. A new modular kitchen can be customized and fitted into this.
  11. Can modular kitchens sustain water damage?
    Whether your modular kitchen can sustain water damage depends mostly on the materials used in its construction. Wooden floors, countertops, and cabinet shutters are less likely to withstand water damage in comparison to melamine, glass, composite material, and marine ply.

    We recommend you to choose a countertop made from a water-resistant material WPC, HDHMR which is resistant to water damages. Having said that, a modular kitchen should be maintained with care, one should wipe the spill immediately and clean the countertop, cabinets, shelves, and accessories on a regular basis.

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