Modren Modular Kitchen Installation at Home.

citymonk

Super User
We are upgrading our kitchen at ground floor to Modular one.

1.Suggestion required for Which company to approach for and what budget.

2. Plus and minus for approaching carpenters to making one onsite. (Time do not permit us for this option.)

3. How to calculate tentative budget before ordering the work.

4. Steel over Wooden partitions and fittings.

5. What are must thing to go for, keeping future in mind.


I have already visited Godrej Interio showroom but they too were helpless in providing any prices for units they had fitted for display. Hence I am not able to imagine what Budget should I have. They it seems want 1000 rupees for giving estimate according to our area, but is it worth paying just for having quotation. Say, if I want one thing from one set of design and second from another.

I am very much confused right now.
 
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John Mathai

john-the wanderer
Try to avoid MDF for shutters or at least for the lower portion. It will ruin if dampened. Try to use wood substitutes such as Multiwood etc.
Provide a 5 amps socket below the hob and make sure that the switch of the above socket is placed on the wall above slab, so that you wouldn't need to bentdown everytime to on/off it. :)
 

prem.arora

Active Member
I got to know about them later on, so wasn't able to use them myself.

But have spoken to a couple of large showrooms, Home Town, GIP/ Evok, Shipra Mall/ etc. Even a Prime Furniture showroom, which is on the main Sahibabad road just after Country Inn, opposite to Vaishali Metro Station, Ghaziabad.

All these, send their specialists to see and assess your kitchen, make some designs and show you for review. They charge between Rs 1000/- to Rs 5000/- depending on how much effort you want them to put into the design & images part. If you use their services, the money spent would be adjusted in their overall bill, else, it is the cost of design suggestions you got.

And yes, completely agree with John Mathai, try to avoid MDF completely. I would say for the upper ones as well. MDF is good for things to be seen. In kitchen, the cup boards are generally opened several dozen times a day. MDF generally isn't so durable for such an extensive usage, as per my experience.

Cheers...
 
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citymonk

Super User
Try to avoid MDF for shutters or at least for the lower portion. It will ruin if dampened. Try to use wood substitutes such as Multiwood etc.:)
And yes, completely agree with John Mathai, try to avoid MDF completely. I would say for the upper ones as well. MDF is good for things to be seen. In kitchen, the cup boards are generally opened several dozen times a day. MDF generally isn't so durable for such an extensive usage, as per my experience.

Cheers...




Godrej has both steel and MDF shutter, though cabinets are of steel. MDF is costly too, but you know ladies they will prefer looks then durability. Sales man was assuring that MDF is PU painted and hence is water proof, but I had doubts as MDF is not water resistenat material.


Provide a 5 amps socket below the hob and make sure that the switch of the above socket is placed on the wall above slab, so that you wouldn't need to bentdown everytime to on/off it.
Now that is million dollar advice. I think electricity is required for ignition and has nothing to do with safety from Gas leaks.
 
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anupmathur

Super Moderator
Staff member
.... I think electricity is required for ignition and has nothing to do with safety from Gas leaks.
Ignition of the gas burners is normally done with a 1.5 volt cell. The electricity is required for the hood, for the exhaust fan and the light.
 

John Mathai

john-the wanderer
Ignition of the gas burners is normally done with a 1.5 volt cell. The electricity is required for the hood, for the exhaust fan and the light.
Sir, the new generation hobs such as Fabre, Kaff etc has auto ignition and it works on electricity. I'm using Fabre and said it from my own experience. Yes, if the auto iginition failed, a ignitor can be used for which no electricity is required.
 
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