[ecis2016.org] In this article, we will look at the 5 factors that influence the cost of modular kitchens
A modular kitchen is a modern interior concept where the layout consists of kitchen units or modules (hence, the name modular kitchen). Modular kitchens are extremely popular nowadays, because of their ability to store a lot in minimum space. Modular kitchens are also very durable and stylish. A modular kitchen price is not based on just the square footage of the kitchen area. The other factors that influence the cost of the modular kitchen, are the materials used, the type of modular kitchen, the design of the cabinets and walls and the accessories that are included with it.
A modular kitchen price in Mumbai costs approximately Rs 1.5 lakhs for an L-shape kitchen of 8 x 10 ft. Based on the customisations by the customer, the cost varies.
In this article, we will look at the 5 factors that influence the cost of modular kitchens.
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5 Factors influencing modular kitchen price in Mumbai and Delhi
1. Modular kitchen price based on size of the kitchen
The size of the kitchen is a major determinant of the cost of the modular kitchen. The bigger a kitchen area is, the bigger will be its cost. The layout of the kitchen is also important. The layouts can be L-shape, U-shape, peninsula, parallel, or straight. With a larger space, more modules are needed in the final product. Hence, this increase significantly affects the price.
If you have a smaller space, you can opt for a lesser budget as the number of modules required will be less. A modular kitchen in Mumbai, Delhi or other metropolitan cities where smaller flats are common comes with extra amenities and space to make complete use of the kitchen. The purpose and use of the kitchen should also be kept in mind, as someone who rarely cooks would not require many modules, but a family of five will need ample space.
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2. Impact of location of your house on modular kitchen price
The place where you live can also affect the price of a modular kitchen, because the cost of materials and labour differ by state. The modular kitchen price in Delhi will not be the same as the modular kitchen price in Mumbai. For example, currently, the modular kitchen price in Delhi for a fully modular kitchen is around Rs 4,600 per sq ft but the same modular kitchen price in Mumbai is Rs 4,800 per sq ft.
The metropolitan cities, in comparison to other cities, have a higher cost of construction materials and labour. Therefore, the modular kitchen price in Delhi will be higher than, say, Nashik.
3. Modular kitchen price: Cabinet materials and finishes
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The cabinets in a kitchen can make or break the appearance of the whole kitchen. The most common materials are plywood, HDF, or MDF and the finishes are PVC, laminate or acrylic. The overall theme, your taste and budget should be considered, before choosing the materials and finishes.
A better choice of material and finishes are important, because the daily wear and tear in any kitchen can be huge. Durability and water resistance are a must for kitchen cabinets. The cost of marine plywood is greater than MDF, because it is more durable. Laminate finishes are cheap, durable and come in a variety of shades but acrylic finishes are better looking.
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4. How modular kitchen price is affected by the type of countertops
The countertop is the surface area of the modular kitchen and it contributes significantly to the total cost. The durability, strength and appearance of the material have to be considered seriously. The most popular countertops in modular kitchens are quartz, granite, and corian. Granite is the cheaper option which is available in many different textures and quartz is the most high-end countertop material, which offers a great finish.
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5. Modular kitchen price with accessories and appliances
Many modular kitchen cabinets now come with built-in grills, microwaves and dishwashers, to make the kitchen more convenient. However, these appliances can significantly add to the price of a modular kitchen. Avoid over-splurging on items that you would not require much. If you wish to add an appliance later in the future, the designer can also leave a space for the particular appliance.
The accessories of a modular kitchen, like hinges, drawer channel, etc., can also add to the total cost. The right accessories can help in organising and saving kitchen space. It is important to consider the functionality and the requirement of the accessories before selecting them. For example, heavy-duty channels are expensive, but they can take on more weight than other channels and last longer.
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