Understanding & Comparing Modular Kitchen Quotes
A proper understanding of the complete modular kitchen quoted price allows you to make an informed decision.
There are several different aspects to a modern modular kitchen and each one of these lend their influence on the overall modular kitchen cost. You may be wondering why one company’s quote seems to be so much higher than the other. The answer is simple- just take a look at the modular kitchen material price. Cheaper and inefficient modular kitchen materials translate to indurable modular kitchens.
Let’s examine the various parts and get in-depth knowledge of the different aspects that go into modular kitchen quotes.
1. Cabinets / Carcass
Cabinets are a very important aspect of any modular kitchen. The cost of a modular kitchen’s cabinets is highly dependent on their size, layout, and extent. A single vertical module costs less than a dual vertical module would. Many local carpenters or dealers may use cabinet materials that do not have the capacity to support the heavy countertops, leading to bends. However, the Sleek modular kitchen cabinets that Bespoke Decor sells may be priced slightly higher but come with higher weight-holding capacities and refrain from bending, producing a better result and better durability in the long run. There are also cost implications of those cabinets that are pre-drilled in comparison to the ones drilled on site.
2. Core Material Used
A modular kitchen’s functionality and durability are highly dependent on the core material used. The most popular core material options include Plywood, MDF, and particle boards, and your final modular kitchen cost is highly dependent on which one you choose.
3. Shutter Finish Used
For a laminate shutter finish, the modular kitchen price will vary depending upon the brand used. In the instance of PU shutter finishes, it is highly reliant on the process of application. They could either be factory or manually painted which influences its final cost.
4. Edge Banding
To ensure a beautiful finish and trim off all the modular kitchen cabinetry, edge banding plays a very important role. This narrow metal strip also plays its part in improving the durability. For the best possible aesthetic result, it is important that the edge banding matches the finish. Cost of premium and leading-edge banding makes like Rehau & E3 may ramp up your modular kitchen material price but in return, they assure 99% matching to the shade of the shutter.
The individual prices of modular kitchen accessories may also show a significant impact on the cost.
Let’s take the instance of baskets: 304 stainless steel baskets and 201 stainless steel baskets- which one to choose? 201 stainless steel baskets are the cheaper option but only an expert would be able to tell you that a 304 stainless steel basket is better suited to use in Kerala. Its higher price ensures that it remains rust-free and survives the high humidity and moisture of a location like Kerala.
6. Drawer Systems
When it comes to using and long-term efficiency, it is always a better option to invest in a soft-closing drawer system. Rendering this mechanism may inch your modular kitchen price up a little higher but it is worth its weight in gold when it comes to aesthetics, functionality, and keeping the drawer in mint condition over the long run.
7. Drawers & Accessories instead of Conventional Shelves
You may be under the false impression that adding more shelves will increase your storage options and functionality. However, this is most definitely not the case. Your modular kitchen cost may go up when you invest in drawers, accessories, and custom-made hardware- but they are more functional and utility-based as compared to traditional shelving. While both may offer a similar appearance to the kitchen at first glance, the functionality on the interiors will increase considerably with drawers and accessories.
8. Hardware Used
Getting soft close hinges and channels may in fact be five times the cost of normal hinges and channels, but spending on the smooth closing operation is worth it. Be careful about where you splurge and where you decide to hold back on your budget.
One thing that modular kitchen customers often overlook is to check if their complete modular kitchen price covers the cost of labor and installation charges. A few companies may also charge you a separate modular kitchen appliance fitting cost. Your final quote from Bespoke Decor is all-inclusive of these charges- no hidden costs involved.
10. Design Charges
In continuation with the previous point, a lot of modular kitchen vendors hold back from quoting hidden charges which may become part of the price of the modular kitchen. This includes charges for designing a modular kitchen.
When planning for a modular kitchen, do not forget to check if the legs are provided. Adding legs lifts the kitchen up limiting damage to base cabinets and allows for easier cleaning and maintenance. The addition of legs may again impact your modular kitchen cost and depends upon the brand but you must ascertain how necessary it is for your space.
In case you add legs, skirting is another addition you could make at an additional cost. It covers the leg portion, all-in-all lending a classy look to the modular kitchen. The cost of skirting depends upon the brand too.
13. Kitchen Sink & Faucet
Depending on your personal preferences and your kitchen space, there is a multitude of designs and brands of varying budgets to choose from, when it comes to kitchen sinks and faucets.
Based on where you live and the weather conditions, choose a countertop wisely. You have several economical as well as some exclusive premium countertop options to choose from.
15. Dado Tiles
A more premium backsplash of dado tiles may prove to be slightly more expensive but it instantly beautifies your kitchen, in addition to protecting your walls, improving maintenance and long-term durability of your modular kitchen. Do not hesitate to go the extra mile and invest in Dado tiles.
We anticipate that this article will eventually help you make an informed choice regarding the kitchen quote and it guides you in picking an interior designer to fit your style and requirement without compromising on the durability of a high-work zone like a kitchen. Reach out to Bespoke Decor at +91 90 20 10 70 22 | 23for more queries.