Modular kitchens are hugely popular in India. As the heart of the home, homeowners are investing more and more in the overall aesthetics and practicality of a modular kitchen within their home. However, finalizing the modular kitchen can be a challenge. First, you have to consider budget and quality, then comes the final decisions of layout, accessories, colors, and finishes.
The idea of modular kitchens didn’t first originate in India. It is the high styled magazines, the home design websites, and the various kinds of literature available on ultra-chic interior designing, that has prompted us to understand the value of modular kitchens.
Let us take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both Indian and European kitchens to have a better understanding of which style of kitchen would suit your lifestyle better.
Popularity wise, Indian kitchens are more in sync with the cooking conditions and the general vibe of an Indian home setup. People recognize more of the design aspects and architectural tidbits of an Indian style kitchen, compared to the European ones.
The quality of raw materials used in Indian kitchens are low compared to the European ones which inevitably results with a lower quality kitchen with higher maintenance cost.
Indian homes usually have the extended family members sharing the space as well. So, you’ll find more than one cook in almost every Indian house. The kitchens therefore need more floor space, and a whole lot more counter space compared to European kitchens.
In terms of budget, the Indian kitchens are easier on the wallet compared to European ones. As we all know that quality comes at a price.
In case you decide to move houses, Indian kitchens which are mostly non modular or made by carpenters cannot be dismantled and assembled into a new home.
Cleaning a carpenter-made kitchen is not as simple as cleaning a modular kitchen unless one has opted for detachable fittings.
Most conventional kitchen cabinets are wooden, which makes them prone to attack from termites and other borers.
Indian kitchens are price sensitive and does not give importance to design and functionality.
The European style kitchens don’t cut short with their quality. The quality of raw materials is the base of any good product and globally the best raw materials for kitchens are produced in Europe.
Considering the high-quality products and finishes that European kitchens have in comparison to Indian kitchens, it’s no surprise that the European style kitchens are more expensive.
European kitchens are about design and quality. A good design makes any space in the house warm and beautiful.
European kitchens are available in an array of colours and finishes, including matte and glossy surfaces. They even come in wood finishes that resemble the older handcrafted kitchen cabinets.
These kitchens provide more storage and better work flow. As it is well organized, with space for everything, a built-in kitchen doesn’t run the risk of looking cluttered.
European kitchens are easy to maintain and durable.
European kitchens come as ready-to-install. Another benefit is that they are also easy to dismantle so that one can reinstall the kitchen in a new home if one shifts residences.
Important note for all the kitchen buyers – Kitchen is a long term product and hence our buying thought process should be from a long term prospective. You should always look for buying a brand which comes with a good quality, good warranty and a great track record of service. Many times we save tiny amount of money and go for carpenters and land up having a sub-standard kitchen with constant maintenance issues.
Würfel as a brand is a hybrid of European Kitchens with smaller twigs to adapt itself to the robust Indian cooking conditions. What better would you expect from a kitchen which is European in design and quality, made for Indian conditions at a great pricing.