A Modular kitchen is one that can be totally dismantled and put together in a new home or apartment as you want and when you want. It’s completely flexible. In a Modular kitchen, every module is made in the factory and all that would be fitted at the site. Whereas a Semi-modular kitchen is one that is built around an existing civil structure. Only a few of its components like a countertop, basin, sink, etc. that are already built on-site by civil work professionals and cannot be dismantled and moved to another location. Hence in simple terms, a semi-modular kitchen is generally a blend of completely modular kitchen and carpenter-made modular kitchen.
The Importance of Modular Kitchen
- In a modular kitchen, the units can be completely dismantled and reassembled, hence you can easily carry them with you. If you have to shift home due to work or travel, then you can easily carry them with you.
- As everything is made in a factory and all that is done at the site is assembling and fixing, so it saves a lot of installation time and effort.
- If a specific unit needs repair, it can be easily done without disturbing the rest of the units.
- It is easy to maintain because of detachable units and fittings.
- As it is sleek and modern so it brings a contemporary look to the kitchen
- Kitchen essentials can be well organized in a modular kitchen and therefore, it offers a hassle-free cooking experience.
The Importance of Semi-Modular Kitchen
A semi-modular kitchen is cheaper than a modular kitchen and hence it is budget-friendly.
Modular kitchen has no disadvantages but semi-modular kitchens have huge disadvantages as
- Unlike the modular kitchens, in the semi-modular kitchens not all the units are machine-made. Hence quality and finish are a problem.
- This type of kitchen lays constraints on design choices and personalization
- Space utilization is also not possible.
- As the civil structures are already laid, installation becomes a time-consuming and Hercules task.
- Some accessories that come in standard sizes cannot fit in space properly after civil work.
In India, ‘Modular Kitchen’ is the term that is used by many for any type of kitchen, irrespective of what actually its design is. But between the two, modular and semi-modular kitchens, the differences and variations are a lot. When it comes to making the big decision, in terms of selecting between the two, being well informed about the differences, pros, and cons, cost variations, etc. is the key