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5 Most Common Misconceptions about a Modular Kitchen

Modular Kitchen is a necessity now. The first thought that comes to a homemaker’s mind when you purchase a new home or remodel your exiting one, is about the kitchen. Usually, your kitchen is the first area of your home that you start planning about. 

While working with our valued customers, we have come across a few misconceptions that they have had, through the years. Here, we compile the 5 most common misconceptions about a modular kitchen that our customers have brought to light to us.

MISCONCEPTION 1: MODULAR KITCHEN IS EXPENSIVE

5 MOST COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT A MODULAR KITCHEN

 

This is the most common misconception that we have come across among our customers. It takes time but they soon realize that with a modular kitchen from us, they get absolute value for their money! A modular kitchen is fully customizable to your requirements of space and budget. It is not  luxury to have a modular kitchen anymore! In fact, it is a necessity.

At UNIQUE, we take into account budget, space and customer’s specific requirements while designing your kitchen. We pass on the advantage of having an in house manufacturing unit straight to our customers.  Since a modular kitchen is a highly customized item, we ensure that there is one suitable for every customer! Our range of modular kitchens start from Rs 42000/- onwards only including delivery and installation! Click here to know more about our Rs 42000/- kitchen. 

MISCONCEPTION 2: MODULAR KITCHEN IS OF INFERIOR QUALITY

This is the next most common misconception among homemakers that if they opt for a modular kitchen, material used would be of inferior quality and they might have to shell out an obscene amount for something that would not last very long. It was basically felt by some customers that a modular kitchen isn’t very durable. 

The fact is, that modular kitchen cabinets are far more sturdy and durable than traditional carpenter made kitchens. This is because, each cabinet is a separate unit with all five sides. A local carpenter made kitchen does not have such durability since most of them, taking advantage of a customer’s lack of knowledge, simply divide the modules with partitions and place shutters. From the front it looks the same but it is in fact very inferior and not at all durable as a modular kitchen. To support hardware and accessories, a modular kitchen has two sides available for stability. A Modular Kitchen is designed and manufactured with special accessories and hardware. At UNIQUE, in spite of passing on our manufacturing cost advantages to our valued customers, we make sure that the accessories used are of industry standard quality, for ensuring maximum value. 

MISCONCEPTION 3: MODULAR KITCHEN CANNOT BE REUSED

Another misconception about a modular kitchen is quite common – Most customers is assume that it cannot be reused, meaning, it cannot be changed or remodeled in future. 

The fact that our kitchens are modular in nature, implies, as mentioned in point 2, that every cabinet is a separate unit. Hence, instead of dismantling the entire kitchen, we simply open up a specific cabinet to upgrade or change it as per our customer’s requirement. This ensures the daily working of your kitchen is not hampered and work can go on smoothly. Only the cabinet that needs to be repaired, replaced or upgraded will be affected, without affecting the entire kitchen.  Though this misconception is very common that modular kitchen cannot be reused, it is very easy to see that the same is false, when you start using a modular kitchen. 

MISCONCEPTION 4: MODULAR KITCHEN IS DIFFICULT TO CLEAN

As mentioned earlier, we manufacture modular kitchens using industry standard hardware and accessories. It is not at all difficult to clean a modular kitchen and maintain it. Most kitchens consist of pull out systems that come out to you and can be cleaned easily. We ensure while designing that most corners of your kitchen are accessible and within reach so as to ensure easy and hassle free cleaning and maintenance for your modular kitchen. This also ensures that there is minimum chance for breeding of cockroaches in your kitchen. 

MISCONCEPTION 5: MODULAR KITCHEN COMPANIES DO NOT OFFER GOOD AFTER SALES SUPPORT

5 MOST COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT A MODULAR KITCHEN

It is rather unfortunate that such a misconception exists in the mind of some customers even today. The very reason for the existence of such a misconception is the presence of so-called “designers” and “carpenters” in the market who do not have the moral or ethical sensibilities while dealing with customers. We don’t mean to sound harsh here, but most do not have the required support system present with them to deal with customer complaints either. Years of reliance on traditional carpenters who work by hand to make furniture has brought in a negative view in the mind of customers that once a modular kitchen is made, it is their liability. If anything goes wrong, even normal wear and tear, they have no lookout and have to simply accept the same. 

For a professional modular kitchen manufacturing company like us, customers are our top most priority. You simply have to make one call to us and your site visit would be scheduled to look into your issue. We have a standard one year warranty against manufacturing defects. Even after warranty period, one call is all you need to schedule your site visit for inspection and repairs. Your kitchen is not your liability after it is manufactured. We are here and would look after any issues that may come up during daily use of your modular kitchen, from time to time.

We hope we have been able to clear the 5 most common misconceptions about a modular kitchen in your mind and look forward to your views in the comment section below! 

For more details and information regarding our range of modular kitchens:

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5 Reasons why should you purchase factory made furniture

Furniture today comes in a variety of designs and finishes. We know. But how much do we really know about the benefits of purchasing factory made furniture? In this post we would like to highlight a few benefits of furniture manufactured by a factory. 

  • Customisability: Factory made furniture is always customised to your requirements. You decide the finish, the design, the budget and practically every other aspect of your investment in furniture.
  • Minimum disruption at site: Since manufacturing is done fully in factory, your daily activities are not disrupted at all. Only assembly of furniture is done at site which is a relatively clean and very fast process as compared to hiring Carpenters who would start manufacturing at site right from scratch causing a lot of disruption and dirt.
  • Quality Assurance: Perhaps the most important benefit of having a factory manufacture your furniture is the peace of mind you get regarding the quality of materials used. You get to decide the quality specifications of your furniture and at Unique Woods, we take pride in inviting our customers for a quality assurance visit prior to start of manufacturing, if the same is desired by them.
  • Value for Money: Getting a professional factory to manufacture your furniture and modular kitchen ensures you get value for your investment. At Unique Woods, we have always strived to make sure our customers get the “Sahi Hai” feeling after we handover the site. We take pride in having many repeat customers who swear by our commitment to them.
  • Effective Space Management: Factory made furniture easily fits into the space available at site since it is manufactured according to actual measurements taken during site visit. This ensures you get sleek and good looking furniture while ensuring that best possible utilization of available space!

    No one wants furniture that starts sagging / bending / swelling within the first few months or in some cases even weeks of use. Investment in furniture is always done keeping in mind the long term perspective πŸ™‚

    For more details regarding this post or our products, please do not hesitate to Call / SMS / WhatsApp us at 9831144649. We would be glad to help you. 

    In case you prefer email, kindly write to amaliwal@uniquewood.in or use the Contact Us page to send us a mail directly.

    Sofa Upholstery – Advantages of Fabric Upholstery

    Getting sofas for your home is quite a task, we know! You search online for some designs, then compare them with those available with retailers in your city – some things you like, some things you dont, so confusing! πŸ˜› 

    In a series of posts coming up in a few days, we will try to simply the process for you. Let us look into the first aspect of a sofa – the upholstery. Now, the most commonly used materials for upholstery are fabric and leather.  We shall talk about the advantages of fabric upholstery in sofas in this post.

    Advantages of Using Fabric for Upholstery

    • Fabric Sofas usually tend to me more comfortable than their leather counterparts. They tend to “feel softer” when you use them.
    • There are a wide variety of fabrics available in various different designs and patterns, as compared to leather. A manufacturer like us will have more options to play with so that you get a very unique looking sofa set for your home. So many colours and patterns are available in fabrics that it gets easier for for you to buy a sofa that matches will with your existing interior decor.
    • Fabrics don’t get scratched easily as compared to leather and hence can withstand more. Of course, the quality of fabric used plays a very important role here.
    • Fabric Sofas are easier to clean than their leather cousins. Hence, they become easier to maintain.
    • Fabric Sofas are more economical than leather sofas. Though quality can differ greatly among fabrics, but still leather sofas will be more expensive than fabric sofas. 

    At UNIQUE, we specialize in manufacturing fabric sofas as per your requirements of space, design and budget πŸ™‚ 

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    Email: amaliwal@uniquewood.in
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    3 Basic Types of Modular Kitchen Cabinets

    A modular kitchen is comprised of many cabinets.Β In this article, we will talk about the kinds of cabinets that are usually used in most modular kitchens.

    Types of kitchen cabinets:

    • Base Cabinets
      Base Cabinets are those which are placed below the granite slab of the kitchen. They form the support structure of the modular kitchen and can house various kinds of accessories. They can comprise of drawers, shelves, various types of stainless steel baskets and other accessories. A lot of storage can be created even if the kitchen is just made of Base Cabinets! A modular kitchen is incomplete without its Base Cabinets.
    • Wall Cabinets or Overhead Cabinets
      These kitchen cabinets are those that are placed above the granite slab, on the wall. Although almost every Modular kitchen is made with wall cabinets included, they are optional, if you are on a budget. Wall cabinets can be designed in a number of ways since they are more flexible to design than Base Cabinets which are usually a little standardised. Though their depths are lesser than Base Cabinets, they can create a lot of storage space even in small kitchen spaces! We even design wall cabinets right upto the ceiling, if our valued clients so require.
    • Tall Cabinets or Tall Units
      These cabinets are generally not present in most modular kitchens. They are usually made in kitchen spaces which are larger than average. These cabinets are useful for extra items like groceries, pickle jars, ready to eat packed foods etc in your kitchen area.

    We would be discussing more about base cabinets and wall cabinets in detail in our upcoming articles.

    We at Unique Woods specialize in manufacturing good quality cost effective budget kitchens to suit every requirement. You can contact us regarding your modular kitchen needs at:

    Call: +91 9831144649 (Kolkata)
    Whatsapp: +91 9831144649
    E-Mail: amaliwal@uniquewood.in
    Or use the contact form in the contact us page

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    Vaastu Tips for Your Kitchen: Part 2

    Vaastu Tips for Your Kitchen: Part 2

    FOR PART 1, CLICK HERE

    Last week, we had discussed some basic ways by which you could make your Kitchen Area Vaastu compliant. Today, we discuss some more ways of ensuring that your Kitchen satisfies Vaastu guidelines.

    1. In Part 1 of this post, we had mentioned that the North East corner should not have heavy stuff kept in it. It would be best to keep your kitchen sink and other water elements such as your drinking water in this corner.
    2. Your microwave oven should be kept in the South East corner.
    3. If your refrigerator is kept inside the kitchen, then it should be placed in the South West direction.
    4. In general, the kitchen has to look neat and tidy and should be cleaned regularly.
    5. Your kitchen should never be near toilets – above, below or next to them. It is considered very inauspicious.
    6. Your sink and taps should not be close to the cooking stove. They should be placed away from each other. Fire and water do not go together.
    7. The cooking stove should not be visible from outside the kitchen area. Not only is it inauspicious, it also makes you uncomfortable while cooking if people are able to see from outside.
    8. The exhaust fans should be on the east walls of the kitchen.
    9. If your dining table is in the kitchen, it should not be in the centre of the kitchen area. Place it in the North West.

    Do keep in mind these Vaastu tips while constructing your kitchen. As mentioned in our previous post, the kitchen area is the most important area in any house as it provides us with food which is required for our well being. Hence, it would be a good idea to follow Vaastu Guidelines as strictly as possible while constructing your kitchen πŸ™‚

    At UNIQUE, we ensure that your kitchen is made as Vaastu compliant as possible. For more information on Vaastu compliant kitchens, please contact us.