Every homeowner while planning on the interior designing of his or her new home obviously becomes concerned about the budget. Eventually, one of the best things about modular kitchen is that there is nothing hidden about the modular kitchen cost as it is in the carpenter made traditional kitchen. As you plan the design of your modular kitchen you will ultimately know and work on the budget based on your strength. Therefore, if you have budget constraints you will spend accordingly on your modular kitchen. The average cost of your modular kitchen will come around one lakh to one and a half lakh rupees for an L-shaped 8 feet by 10 feet kitchen but can go up or down based your choices and preferences. Several factors of your modular kitchen will determine the cost such as the size and shape of your kitchen, cabinet materials and finishes, appliances, fittings and accessories, floor and wall tiles, countertops etc.
The shape and size of the kitchen is the main factor which determines the cost of the kitchen whether it is a galley kitchen, U-shaped or parallel kitchen etc. Similarly, the larger the size of the kitchen, the higher will be the cost. The shape of the kitchen also will add to the cost such as if you plan to install an island kitchen which has an additional countertop will ultimately add to the cost. In addition to this, if you wish to add a breakfast counter between dining and kitchen, it will again add to the cost. Some components in the modular kitchen are considered very useful such as a deep storage tall pantry unit. You can use it for storing bulky groceries, but it will again cost you more than a regular cabinet. On the other hand, open shelves may cut down the costs, but they can also add beauty to your kitchen.
Another component which enhances the cost of your modular kitchen is the exterior and interior of the cabinetry as well as the finishes. The kitchen cabinets are always exposed to moisture and heat. Therefore, you need to consider water-proof boards like marine ply which works well due to its high endurance in terms of water exposure in your modular kitchen. On the other hand, marine ply is expensive in comparison to commercial plywood or MDF, but they are also durable and can serve you for years.