The kitchen is one of the most important spaces in your home. It’s where you prepare meals, entertain guests, and unwind after a long day. It’s also the most expensive room to renovate or remodel. One of the simplest ways to save money on your kitchen renovation is by choosing a modular kitchen. Modular kitchens are pre-assembled units that can be installed quickly and easily. They’re also less expensive than custom-built.
But before you can begin designing your modular kitchen, you’ll need to make some decisions about what type of units you want and where they should go. Here are some common mistakes homeowners make when designing their kitchens:
1. Not planning the kitchen layout
There are many different layouts and types of modular kitchens available. Some are designed for homes with small spaces, while others can be used in large houses. The type of modular kitchen you choose will depend on your personal needs and preferences. If you have a large family, then you may want to look at a kitchen that has plenty of storage space. Alternatively, if you only need space for two people then it is advisable to go for a smaller unit.
2. Don’t forget about safety
You should make sure that your chosen unit complies with safety standards and comes with all the necessary components including light switches, extractor fans, and electrical sockets. It’s also worth checking whether any electrical work needs to be done before installation so that you don’t end up paying extra, later on, to get things working properly! Invest in a proper ventilation system, as the kitchen produces a lot of heat and smoke which may result in consequences.
3. Not knowing how much space they need
When designing your modular kitchen it is necessary to figure out how much storage space is available as well as how many appliances will be going into it. Plan your cabinets or drawers considering all your storage requirements such as kitchen utensils, appliances, ingredients, etc. Make use of vertical storage options by expanding the cabinets up to the ceilings.
4. Ignoring the light
There should be enough lighting in the kitchen so that it doesn’t feel like you’re working in a dark cave! You need to ensure that there is proper lighting in every nook and corner of your kitchen. Using natural light from the window is always better, but sometimes it is not possible according to the layout. The best thing about modular kitchens is that they can easily be customized with lighting. Proper lighting will help you prepare food safely, clean up after cooking, dine comfortably and save up on electricity consumption.
5. Using too many colors
A good rule of thumb when designing a modular kitchen is to use no more than two colors. If you want to use more than two colors, consider using one color as an accent or feature color, or use one color for the cabinets and another for countertops or flooring.
In the end, the best advice for designing a modular kitchen is to remember that each design is unique—no two kitchens are exactly alike. Modular kitchens can be beautiful, efficient to work with, and flexible enough to fit into most home designs—if you choose correctly.
If you are considering installing a modular kitchen, make sure to contact an expert and seek out the right advice, to begin with. Our experience of over 14 years and the team of experts will help you design a kitchen that is custom-made to suit your requirements and will meet the needs of your family for years to come.