Modular Kitchen Accessories
Cooking does not have to be a tiresome, boring chore anymore. Not if you make your kitchen work more rigorously to save both your time and effort. And how do you make this possible? According to experts, the easiest way to do this is to hand pick the modular kitchen accessories that you install! This list should give you something to start with if you are wondering what kitchen accessories you must have in your kitchen.
1. Drawer Systems
Drawer systems are go-to modular kitchen accessories if most of your storage items are set to go under your counter. These drawers trump cabinets for bottom cabinets for optimum usage of space and ease of use. Blum’s Tandem box drawer systems offer deep as well as shallow storage space. These drawers come with sturdy metal sides that stretch out to their entire length so that all items inside are fully visible. These drawers ensure the items inside are not fully displaced when closed suddenly, even when loaded to their maximum capacity.
2. Tall Units
Tall units are a vital part of the design of a kitchen. This is especially true in cases where one needs to store large quantities of grocery items with long shelf lives. These versatile modular kitchen accessories function like a pantry and utilise vertical spaces. These units give the space a clean look, because when closed, they look like a part of the kitchen’s wall. At the same time, they house diverse items from seasonings and oil to munchies and wine and much more in differently sized shelves and drawers. The hideaway kitchen storage provides a dry, cool place that preserves delicate items and protects them from sunlight, moisture and heat.
Pull-outs make the most optimum use of the narrow spaces in your kitchen. These modular kitchen accessories are usually installed near the dishwasher or towards either end of the kitchen. They are designed with narrow shelves, making items easy to spot and access. Pull-outs are available in multiple ranges and widths and can be used to keep condiments, canned foods, bottles, jars, cleaning agents and so on. In fact, in a busy kitchen, they can even work as a mini pantry where guests can help themselves.
4. Cutlery Trays
With compartments to hold everything from spoons and forks to rolling pins and knives and more in an organised manner, cutlery trays can be versatile. They are especially handy when whipping meals in a hurry and a great way to do away with clutter. Furthermore, cutlery inserts are generally available in a variety of finishes to suit your preferences including PVC, metal and wood.
5. Corner Solutions
Because they are hard to reach, corner spaces in kitchens typically go unused. However, with savvy solutions such as the LeMans corner, you can access the most redundant corners. This features kidney-shaped pull-outs that fully retract into the back because they rotate beyond the standard 90 degrees. Additionally, you can find other corner units like diagonal, deep drawers that make optimal use of the corner space. These solutions include Magic Corner, Dee Tray and many more. These easy-access, clever modular kitchen accessories are a great addition to Indian kitchens. Especially for the ones that are small in size. Based on how you like to organise, you can install them in both upper and lower cabinets.
6. Rolling Shutter
Kitchen gadgets and electrical appliances are an important part of any modern kitchen because they help simplify work procedures. However, you will need to organise space to store them when they are not being used. Installing shelves with a dedicated place for each appliance can provide a solution for those who love to collect kitchen gadgets. But open shelves tend to gather dust, besides being exposed to the spills, oil splashes and steam in the kitchen. Installing a rolling shutter that can be drawn to cover the appliances and protect them from exposure to grime and dirt can be a better alternative.
7. Hidden Waste Bin
A pull-out unit that presents a neater way to segregate and store waste is a must-have modular kitchen accessory. This unit is often merged with the under-sink modular system. This ensures that the waste bin swings out when the door opens. More advanced types of the modular kitchen waste bin have a pull-out chopping board under the counter with a slot. Through this slot the waste can be directly deposited into the garbage bin in the drawers below it.
8. Wicker Baskets
You will keep a basket or tray to keep a daily stock of vegetables, in a kitchen that is not fully modular. However, in a modular kitchen, wicker baskets set into the modular framework perform this function. These baskets are easy to clean and durable. Plus, this conceals your veggies seamlessly, like everything else in your kitchen.
How essential are all these kitchen accessories?
While these charming kitchen accessories will introduce efficiency into your kitchen and take care of your clutter, it all depends on one’s preferences and budget in the end. Each of these accessories can add to the overall cost of building and renovating the kitchen. Additionally, the number of accessories that one can include is influenced by the layout of the room as well as its dimensions. For instance – there’s no need for modular kitchen corner accessories in a galley or linear style layout as both these arrangements don’t feature corners. Similarly, when deciding between two must-have modular kitchen accessories one might need to compromise. For example, one might have to choose between a rolling shutter that hides away appliances or a tall unit for the pantry if there isn’t enough space. It is recommended to consult a professional kitchen planner, as it is not easy for a homeowner to decide between two options.