Jun 13, 2023Homes and People

Cost of Designing a Modular Kitchen|Price List and Types

by Godrej Properties Limited

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Modular kitchens are very popular in India. Many Indian families spend a good deal of time and money in planning modular kitchen interiors. Below we provide some insight into planning and designing the best modular kitchen for your home.

Cost of Designing a Modular Kitchen

Factors Influencing Cost of Modular Kitchens

  • Kitchen Size: This determines the basic layout and design and hence directly impacts cost. A larger space needs more components and materials.
  • Complex Design: The more curves, angles, intricacy, and highly engineered design your modular kitchen has, the more will you spend.
  • Materials Used: Premium materials such as marble, wood, and granite, and expensive laminates are more expensive.
  • Quality and Brand: High-end brands use better quality materials and have more design choices, but also come at much higher prices.
  • Extra Features: Gadgets, accessories, lighting, and additional storage add to the costs.

Modular Kitchen Price List and Types

Modular kitchen layouts determine the complexity and design and hence the modular kitchen costs as outlined below:

  • Parallel Modular Kitchen is a popular layout in modern-day apartments. The price per sq. ft. starts at Rs. 1300 with overall costs going up to Rs. 1.5 Lakh.
  • L-shaped Modular Kitchens use corners efficiently. The price per sq. ft. varies between Rs. 3500-5000 and the overall cost can go up to Rs. 3 Lakh.
  • U-shaped Modular Kitchens utilise space efficiently. The price per sq. ft. starts at Rs.225 and the overall cost can increase up to Rs. 1.5 Lakh.
  • Straight Modular Kitchens also called small modular kitchens are ideal for studio apartments with minimum space. The price per sq. ft. starts at Rs. 800 and the overall cost can go up to Rs. 1 Lakh.

Modular Kitchen Price in India Based on Materials

Modular Kitchen MaterialsCost per Sq Ft (Approx.)
WoodRs 300 – Rs 1,800
PVCRs 200 – Rs 2,200
Stainless SteelRs 200 – Rs 5,000

Modular Kitchen Installation Tips

Plan your modular kitchen budget and design with the following tips:

  1. A well-designed modular kitchen maximises the efficiency of the ‘golden triangle’ of the kitchen, which is the washbasin, refrigerator, and stove.
  2. Opt for simple designs that are quicker to execute and have fewer angles and curves that reduce the cost of materials.
  3. Choose budget-friendly materials like PVC or laminates that mimic the finish of premium materials like marble or wood.
  4. It is easy to go overboard and choose accessories like pull-out drawers which add high functionality. However, minimalism helps stay within budget.

Cost-Saving Tips for Modular Kitchens

Creating a stylish modular kitchen doesn't have to break the bank. Here are some money-saving tips:

  • Select Budget-Friendly Materials: Opt for cost-effective materials like laminates or PVC that mimic the appearance of high-end finishes. Brands like Godrej modular kitchens offer affordable options without compromising quality.
  • Choose Simple Designs: Keep your kitchen design straightforward with fewer intricate elements. Simple designs require less material and labour, reducing costs.
  • Be Mindful of Accessories: While accessories enhance functionality, they can also increase expenses. Select essential accessories and consider adding more later if needed.
  • Compare Brands: Research different modular kitchen brands and compare prices to find the best value for your budget. Check out Godrej Interio modular kitchens for competitive pricing.

Modular Kitchen Budget Components

Here's a breakdown of the key cost components of a modular kitchen:

  • Layout

 Compact layouts like galley kitchens are more cost-effective. L-shaped or parallel layouts optimise space without excessive costs. 

  • Core Materials for Cabinets and Shutters

The choice of core materials impacts durability. Opt for materials like marine ply or medium-density fireboard (MDF) for cabinets. For cost-effectiveness, a laminate finish with edge banding on shutters is recommended.

  • Countertop

Black granite is a budget-friendly countertop material. Marble is less effective due to its porous nature. Consider options like Corian, Quartz, or Caesarstone if you're willing to invest more.

  • Tiling

Choose simple, plain tiles to keep costs down. Decorative or border tiles add to the expense. Glass painted on one side can be an innovative yet economical choice.

  • Accessories

Kitchen accessories such as pull-outs and trays increase costs. Plan for future additions if on a budget, starting with in-built shelves.

  • Appliances

Include appliances like hobs, chimneys, sinks, and faucets in your budget. Opt for quality here, as these are long-term investments.

  • Hardware

Select cost-effective hardware alternatives for soft-closing channels and hinges.

The final word

To conclude, many new buildings today offer a Eco-Friendly modular homes in India. However, if yours is basic, view it as an empty canvas and use our tips to create your ultimate kitchen, because a well-planned kitchen is an inviting space that encourages culinary creativity and enhances the overall aesthetic of a home.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How functional are modular kitchens?

Ans: Modular kitchens with various detachable and movable components are quick easy to assemble and very functional.

2: What is the lowest modular kitchen price?

Ans: Opting for budget-friendly materials and a simple layout while limiting accessories can help lower costs without compromising quality. Prices may start as low as Rs 30,000 for a basic modular kitchen.

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