Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sleek Kitchen, the Most Affordable Option

After having waited for months to redesign my kitchen, I finally settled on a Sleek kitchen, after having done a lot of research and having heard a lot of positive reviews about Sleek World. My wait is finally over, as my new modular kitchen just arrived a week ago.

While the lively designs and classy patterns reeled me in, it was the price tag that caught my attention. Sleek World offers the best features and quality at the best price. As an Indian company that manufactures locally, their pricing can be a lot more competitive and it helps make modular kitchens affordable for Indian customers.

I bought a U-shaped kitchen that gives me greater convenience while working. The charcoal coloured cabinets are beautifully designed and match with the tiles and furniture of my adjoining drawing room. The cabinets and trolleys are strong and tough enough for daily use. I had the kitchen customized as per my needs, but the final product was better than I had imagined.

Ergonomic kitchen designing

Once you've seen a Sleek kitchen it will become fairly obvious that a lot of thought goes into the design. It follows ergonomics principles emphasizing a practical design that manages space efficiently. I am able to move freely in the kitchen while cooking, which makes working comfortable and convenient.

The kitchen is divided into varied sections, but these divisions are only functional, not visual. There is a storage area at the top, where all my food items are stored. The items are stored within easy reach. There is another storage area where utensils may be stored and regularly used plates, cutlery, and glasses are stored in the front, while others are kept behind.

The preparation area, which is the most important section, is spacious. I can keep all of my daily use items near me, while cooking. This saves a lot of time. The cooking area has a lot of storage and houses the stoves, chimney, microwave, hobs and utensils like cookers, and pans, among others.

The cleaning area has a sink and under-sink units, where I place two trash bins for dry and wet waste. There is also a small drawer, where detergent for washing utensils and other cleaning products can be kept.

This is in many ways is the kitchen of my dreams and it’s what I have been waiting for, for what would seem like an eternity. The only thing holding me back was my budget, but with the Sleek kitchens price range that was no longer a problem!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Seven Steps to Design the Ideal Modular Kitchen

Modular kitchens are gaining popularity in India and it’s very likely that you’ve already come across a few friends who have installed them in their houses. Modular kitchens emphasize optimum utilization of space and offer you convenience while working. They also come in a range of stylish designs.

If you plan to invest in a modular kitchen, there are some things that you need to keep in mind. Here are some factors that you should consider when planning a modular kitchen:

  1. Determine your budget:

    Before you set out to make any purchase, you always decide on a budget, and this rule applies to investing in your kitchen as well. Fixing a budget will help you narrow down your options. Small-budget kitchens will lay greater emphasis on functionality while the expensive kitchens have more elaborate styles.

  2. Make a plan:

    You need to prepare a rough plan to know what kind of kitchen you need. Check the available space. Accordingly, you should be able to figure out what kind of kitchen your house can accommodate. Make a list of things you require in the kitchen and figure out what you actually need. This will include kitchen appliances, type of chimney, depth of the sink, and so on.

  3. Choose correct material:

    The material you choose should depend on how you use your kitchen. Materials like glass and steel give a modern look, while wood and stone have a classic appeal. Do not pick a material based purely on looks; instead opt for something strong and durable. Additionally, ensure that the material you choose be cleaned without much effort as grime and dirt accumulate on kitchen surfaces.

  4. Keep items accessible:

    The storage area should be planned well. Items that are frequently used should be easily accessible. Keep important food ingredients near your cooking and preparation area. This will help improve efficiency and make things convenient for you when cooking.

  5. Focus on functionality:

    Creating a functional kitchen is more important than creating a glamorous one. Choose fixtures and decoration pieces that enhance the aesthetics of your kitchen without restricting movement. Always opt for the design that promotes greater efficiency and utility.

  6. Prioritize your needs:

    While selecting drawers and cabinets, prioritize your needs. Choose storage capacity as required. You may also get separate racks built for cutlery and other cookware items. Always place items that you rarely use on higher shelves and cabinets that are not as accessible.

  7. Brighten it:

    It is important that you use appropriate lighting for your kitchen. Make use of accent and under-cabinet lights. If there is a window, then do not block it. An illuminated kitchen looks pretty, offers convenience, and makes you feel more energetic.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Customize and Enhance the Utility of your Kitchen

A modular kitchen adds freshness and charm to the entire house. Homemakers prefer modular kitchens as they improve aesthetics and increase efficiency.

Customized kitchen at Sleek Kitchens

Sleek Kitchens provides a wide range of modular kitchens, which are intelligently designed by specialists. These specialists understand consumer needs, and are attuned to Indian habits and needs. This places them in a unique position, enabling them to create perfect kitchen layouts for the Indian market. For more personalized options, you can even get your modular kitchen customized just for you. You can make modifications in existing samples or come up with altogether new layouts.

You need to first figure out your specific requirements and needs, based on which the team of specialists at Sleek Kitchens will design your dream kitchen, within your budget. The specialists at Sleek Kitchens have expertise in kitchen designing and interiors and will also offer you their inputs, advice and suggestions to help you find what works best for you.

Tips from experts

The experts at Sleek Kitchens recommend that a kitchen should be designed to provide maximum comfort, convenience, and functionality. While planning the layout, you should create one that lessens your movement while working, and simplifies your daily cooking and cleaning tasks. Adopt the work triangle concept for your kitchen layout. Place the stove, sink, and refrigerator along the three points.

To ease your tasks, all elements of the kitchen should be correctly placed. Try and place a fruit or vegetable towards the entrance of the kitchen so that you can dump your vegetables into the basket as soon as you enter. This ensures that there is no disturbance to the person cooking food when vegetables arrive. Large utensils should be kept near the cleaning area, so that you do not have to move them around too much, when washing. To increase efficiency and convenience while cooking, try to keep spices, oil, flour, rice, grams, and other commonly used ingredients towards one side of the stove, where easily accessible. On the other side, keep utensils like cookers, pans and cutlery that are used on a regular basis.

To further simplify your work, fix glass trays and plate trays above the sink. As soon as you are done washing your utensils, you can place them on the trays without any need to wipe them dry. The shutter below the sink should be used to keep trash bins. Get a small drawer installed nearby to store detergent and other cleaning agents. You can also increase storage area in your kitchen by installing tall units.

Interested in getting a kitchen designed from the experts? Visit your nearest Sleek Kitchens outlet or fill in this form and let the kitchen specialist guide you to the best kitchen experience!