In addition to new and old utensils, food containers, cutlery and cutting implements, built-in appliances are an essential part of the modern Indian kitchens of today. They are sleek, stylish and integrated into the design and layout so one needn’t worry about creating space or storage areas for them on the kitchen platform or within cabinets.
Small kitchens are the norm in cities, but they can be designed artistically to optimise the workspace and storage. While creating functional and efficient work areas, kitchen planners try to ensure that every inch is used correctly. If there is chaos, it will affect the quality and taste of food, so it is essential to keep the kitchen futuristic and organised.
In this ideabook, we present a list of some of the must-have built-in appliances that will reduce the monotony of cooking, help to organise the kitchen smartly and make it easy to maintain.
These two implements are now part of all modular kitchens, be it traditional or modern as more and more people are experimenting with various types of cuisines. The microwave will assist in heating leftovers of takeaways or for getting the popcorn ready for a late-night movie. The oven can make delicious baked casseroles, bread and croissants at home at a fraction of the cost that one would spend on ordering them from a fancy bakery.
Kitchens today are open and placed close to the dining and living room, thereby causing fumes to spread throughout the house. While it may seem like a good thing when one is hungry, it can be embarrassing to have the smell of pungent spices wafting in from the kitchen when one has guests visiting. Here’s where the modular chimney can come to one’s rescue by flushing out the cooking fumes and adding ventilation and aesthetics to a modern kitchen. Placed right above the hob, it absorbs oil, fumes and smoke to keep the region smelling fresh and clean.
Hobs and cooktops give a stylish air to built-in kitchens and can be used both with gas and electric systems. They keep the countertops looking more streamlined and can save a lot of time and energy in cleaning the cooktop and the platform below! Just install them on the granite slab below the chimney during the kitchen designing process for stress-free cooking.
The dishwasher, which until recently was considered a luxury for Indian kitchens, is fast becoming a necessity in cities with the rising scarcity of reliable help. Generally placed close to the sink, the appliance can easily be installed within the modular cabinets below the kitchen platform. It is an appliance that will increase self-sufficiency, besides enhancing the modernity of the kitchen.
The kitchen is today incomplete without a fridge to stock fresh vegetables and leftovers from daily meals or after a lavish party. They are now a part of every built-in kitchen design and blend into the overall layout to optimise space. Isn’t this option much better than placing the refrigerator in the dining room?
Installing a television in the kitchen is still a modern concept in India, although some people have already started experimenting with it to bring some entertainment into the area. By installing the television so that it looks like part of the wall cabinets, there is no need to compromise on storage while enjoying some entertainment when dishing up meals for the family. In fact, it can even be used to stream YouTube channels with recipes, for cooking up delicious meals.
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