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ConsSwallows space and light, making the kitchen appear smaller.Cabinets that touch the ceiling are generally more expensive than shelves or wall finishes.As closed storage devices, cabinets can channel less of your personality than open shelving.Tip: If you want to get a feel of open storage without completely committing to exposed shelves, remove the doors of your upper cabinets and see how you feel about the change.
2. Choosing the wrong materialsIf you are opting to customise and will have a carpenter build your modular kitchen, then it is important to use strong and durable materials for the construction.Granite, marble and quartz are the most sturdy, long-lasting and easy-to-maintain options for the countertops. Materials like solid surface look good but are prone to scratches and need periodic maintenance.Go for BWR (boiling water resistant) plywood for cabinets. Avoid materials like MDF or particle board because these materials will require gentle handling while opening or closing the shutters and tend to get damaged in areas prone to moisture.The inside surface of the sink-cabinets should be lined with an inner layer of 1-millimetre-thick aluminium to create a waterproof membrane.All the hardware and modular kitchen accessories should be in SS (stainless steel) so that they are rust-proof.Want to check out all kinds of pretty handles and knobs? Shop for kitchen hardware
ConsIts natural variations in colour could work against it for those who like a consistent, uniform look. This also makes it harder to later replace a part of it with an exactly matching piece.Natural stones are porous; while granite is far less so than others, it still requires to be sealed at installation.Find a professional to help you design the kitchen of your dreams
Combine a breakfast nookThe island in this kitchen has everything that’s needed for food preparation along with a hob. Storage space lines the wall behind in the form of cabinets and drawers. However, the designers have decided to carve out a small extra space. A niche is set up under the cabinets, necessary for preparing hot drinks and breakfast.Find out ways to squeeze in a breakfast bar in your kitchen