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8 things you must know about semi-modular kitchens

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Mar 12, 2022
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Contemplating adding a semi modular kitchen to your abode? Here are 8 must-know things about designing and installing a semi-modular kitchen with pleasing aesthetics and supreme functionality

Any individual who spends a good time in the kitchen or cooks, will tell you how vital sound kitchen design ideas are. It is not sufficient for things to just look nice; they must be functional and suitable too, especially in the kitchen. The concern of aesthetics combined with functionality leads us to a semi modular kitchen. They are standard kitchens with a few elements that come in ready-made standardised units or modules. These elements normally have a set price range, which allows homeowners to invest in the design or remodelling of the kitchen based on the budgets available, without having to burn a hole in their pocket owing to unanticipated expenditures and cost overruns. The selection of each of the modules of the kitchen should be made surely on purpose as different elements such as the cabinets, kitchen accessories, countertops, and modern appliances contribute toward the overall cost of the kitchen.


The installation of a new semi modular kitchen is a challenging project, hence it should be planned well for maximum functionality and efficiency. Although a modular and semi modular kitchen are popular because they guarantee useful ergonomics and convenience, one must assure that it is customised as per the various needs and prerequisites of the user. If you go out to look for kitchen design ideas or elements and ideas or a complete kitchen layout, you will find thousands of options, but what you need is a professional who will advise you and help you select a kitchen design or kitchen layout that will fit your requirements, your space and your house. Here are 8 things you must know about semi modular kitchen design while you are renovating your kitchen or selecting a new kitchen design idea for your home.

1. A Semi Modular Kitchen Layout

Whether you are proceeding with a factory-made kitchen semi modular kitchen or a carpenter-made kitchen, the first and foremost step is to plan the layout. There are many factors to think about at this stage. As there are a few popular kitchen layouts to consider, the choice you make must factor in the extant layout and size as well as what renovations are achievable. You will have to keep in mind building regulations and limitations on civil work. For example, you might not be able to break down a certain wall if it is a beam wall. 


You could look at a Galley layout, at the L-shaped kitchen ideas, an L shaped modular kitchen design, a G-shaped kitchen or the U-shaped kitchen ideas.

L-shaped semi modular kitchen design - Beautiful Homes

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This is also the time to evaluate whether you want an open plan kitchen or a closed layout. With either style, there are a lot of modular kitchen designs to pick from.


2. They are Created Around an Existent Civil Structure

A Semi-modular kitchen is one that is created around an existing civil layout. Some of its elements like counter-top, sink, etc. are already constructed on-site by civil work professionals and they cannot be disassembled and moved to another location. In straightforward terms, a semi-modular kitchen is a combination of an entirely designed modular kitchen and a carpenter-made or a traditional civil kitchen.

Small parallel semi modular kitchen design - Beautiful Homes

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3. A Built-in Hob or Cooktop Cannot be Installed in a Semi-modular Kitchen

Smart and intelligent planning can build a well-organised and clutter-free kitchen. Make sure that the semi modular kitchen design fits your convenience and fetches efficiency in your working process. It is important to specify the positions of the drawers, cabinets, hob, microwave, RO filter and other devices and electrical points as per your necessities before bringing in modular furniture professionals. A built-in hob or cooktop cannot be installed in a semi-modular kitchen as it is not suggested to make a cut-out within the existing stone countertop of a traditional kitchen.

4. A Semi Modular Kitchen Design can be Customised As Per your Needs

The most significant advantage of a semi-modular kitchen design is that it can be customised at individual module levels and tailor-made to fit all spaces and corners. Contemplate assembling different-sized cabinets and sectional drawers for your utensils. An existing kitchen countertop comprises vertical supports in brick or concrete, which can be concealed by laminate panelling.

Select the modules of your semi modular kitchen based on utility - Beautiful Homes

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Small semi modular kitchen accessories & built-in kitchen appliances - Beautiful Homes

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5. You can Always Add Modular Accessories

Build an intelligent semi small modular kitchen by installing modular accessories like wire drawers, customisable shelves, pullout cabinets and bin holders. One can also alter the inaccessible end corners into functional and practical spaces with accessories like corner carousels. These accessories are fitted onto the cabinets and drawer units to form dedicated storage for cutlery, trays, utensils, bottles, condiments, vegetables and garbage holders. If space allows, bring in a tall unit. This is an awesome way to create a pantry that offers quick and comfortable access to cooking supplies.

6. Semi-modular Kitchens are Easy on the Pocket

Without a single doubt, the most significant advantage of a semi-modular kitchen is the price factor. Semi modular kitchens are more efficient while being very cost-effective than their modular counterparts for so many reasons. Material use is less, as the cabinets share a common side, and in many circumstances, the back surface is the kitchen wall.

7. There are So Many Interesting Colour Schemes for your Semi Modular Kitchen

Fair space management along with speedy and effortless installation have made semi-modular kitchens a favoured choice over traditionally carpentered kitchens.


One more way to make the semi-modular kitchen stand out in the eyes is by introducing an enjoyable and pleasing colour scheme. You can forge the cabinetry with monochromatic or multicoloured laminates to add liveliness to the kitchen area. Contemplate using beautiful tiles for the backsplash, or team darker earthy tones with white as it takes the kitchen decor to a whole new different level.


8. The Time Frame for Installation

The total time frame for complete assembling of a semi-modular kitchen could take around or more than the 45-day delivery that is sworn for completely modular kitchens. The installation process involves ample on-site work, and there will typically be a more distinguished degree of customisation based on existing site requirements. Due to this, the period for installation may extend beyond what is feasible for a completely modular kitchen. Another drawback is that the last installation of a semi-modular kitchen will concern some amount of cutting and finishing done at the site, which could prove to be a hassle if you have just moved into your new abode.

It’s Time to Make your Semi-Modular Kitchen Dream Come True with Beautiful Homes

What style of kitchen you want for your home depends on your budget, accessories and customisation options available, the kind of finish and the materials used. Nevertheless, you can get a super aesthetic, yet functional low-cost semi modular kitchen if due attention is paid to the meticulous planning of the kitchen to suit your necessities and style.


The selection of each of the modules of the kitchen should be made entirely on utility as several aspects such as the cabinets, accessories, countertops, and appliances contribute toward the overall cost of the kitchen.


With the help of Asian Paints Beautiful Homes, you can make the vision of your kitchen semi modular a reality. Here’s how we can help you design an affordable modular kitchen for your home:


  • With our vision and planning, you can design a budget-friendly semi modular kitchen that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also successful for a small space.
  • Technique and precision are essential to us. We ensure that the Interior Design is tailored to be practical and comprehensive for maximum utility.
  • Our Modular kitchens come with ample customization opportunities, and you can make every nook and cranny serve a purpose.
  • We have a huge range of options to fulfil your dreams. From a low cost semi modular kitchen design to a luxurious full-on modular kitchen, we can do it all for you.
  • From accessories to material, budget preference to the utility of the cabinets, we first provide a 2D design and then build a 3D render to help you get a look and feel of how your semi modular kitchen design will look.
  • We do not compromise on quality and craft despite having the most competitive low cost modular kitchen price in the market.
  • We do not finalise the design until we have your sign-off.


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