An elegant kitchen design has always been important. After all, it is the place where the good stuff (the food) is kept! In modern homes, an open design that connects the kitchen with the living and dining areas is being preferred largely. In India’s urban areas, including cities such as Chennai and Bangalore, the kitchen is often integrated into the social areas even in villas and small houses. And obviously, with the advancement in technology, the appliances and equipments used in modern kitchens are considerably different from the ones you may have come across in old bungalows and villas.
Modern kitchens are designed to be clever, functional, useful, and practical. They have strategic storage systems that hide away clutter, keeping the counter tops neat and the room looking spacious. Today’s modular kitchens are planned, and designed with great attention to detail in order to ensure that there is a specific space to store everything, whether it be appliances, bottles of spices or utensils. Floating shelves can also be used to store things that you want to display in the kitchen, whether it is colourful crockery, kitchen machines, which bring a trendy industrial style to the kitchen, or recipe books.
In addition to this, modern kitchens should have sufficient ventilation, especially since open kitchens cause the odour/smoke to disturb the connected social spaces such as the living room or the dining room. Therefore, large windows and powerful extractors are recommended. Modern kitchens should have built-in hobs with extractor hoods. If you are renovating your kitchen, the entire system, including a gas/oven and extractor is recommended.