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Determining the right price of a modular kitchen

Posted by Umang Gupta on

What is a Modular Kitchen?


It is a kitchen that is simply screwed into the area and can be removed by just removing the screws. And that's the reason the name ‘Modular’ is given. 


Kitchen is the most common space used in the house. Gone are the days when a kitchen makeover would burn a hole in the pocket. Thanks to these modular kitchens. It offers you ample storage ideas.  It is pretty tough to get the exact cost of a Modular Kitchen. A modular kitchen can be pocket-friendly once you understand your priorities. But an estimate can be judged based on the following parameters:


  • The material used to make the Kitchen:

  • The material can vary based on an individual's budget. Low-quality particle-board can be used for a lower budget or it can also be MDF/HDF or plywood. If the budget is good then the kitchen can be made of solid wood.

     

  • Type of finish of the Kitchen:

  • The type of finish you wish to use determines a lot on your budget. There are numerous types of finishes available in the market. It can be membrane foil, laminate also called sunmica, acrylic, polymer,  veneers, PLPB (Pre Lam Particle Board), or polishes like PU, polyester, Duco can be used. Among these laminate and acrylic are the most preferred ones. Acrylic is the most expensive also as it gives a glossy look and is scratch resistant. This is followed by a ply UV finish. 

    Laminate is for those looking for a lower budget. Glossy will always be more expensive than a matte one. So the prices will depend on the interior and exterior finishes you choose for your kitchen. The cabinet will be more exposed to water so you must choose for a waterproof board such as marine ply.

     

  • Accessories used for the kitchen:

  • Choose accessories that complement a kitchen design. Are you considering basic baskets for cutlery, thali or adding any other accessories such as corner units, pullouts, etc. N number of options are available in many famous brands like Hettich, Ebco, Blum, etc. Good fittings can affect your budget. For instance, a soft drawer closure can be more expensive than regular ones. 


  • Size of the Kitchen:

  • The size and layout of your kitchen determine the cost of a modular kitchen. Bigger the kitchen more will be the price. Your kitchen could be a single line, L-shaped, parallel, U-shaped or an Island shaped. An island shape would be more expensive than the rest of the layout. 


  • Countertop and backsplash material:

  • A countertop is an area where you should not compromise your cost. Quartz, Corian and polished granites are the favorites for countertops due to their natural, high-end finish. Quartz is more expensive but each of the material varies in prices.  

    Even for the backsplash, buyers are considering eye-catching materials like glass, metals or even stone so it becomes the focal point of their kitchens.  Ceramic tiles are trending in the market right now. But keep in mind that marble is never a choice for the kitchen, as it may leave turmeric stains, and erodes with spill of acidic things. Always remember the color of your tiles should complement the finish of your cabinets for a pleasing interior. 


  • Appliances:

  • Buy the accessories that are useful to you. Built-in appliances are trending these days due to its seamless design and comfortable to use. Built-In microwaves, grills, cooking ranges are typically more expensive than a countertop one. Never compromise on the quality. But again keep a price check on your budget and preferences. You can always keep a space or something that you don’t require now, later on,  can be added. Handle appliances with care so they last long!


    Using the above parameters, you can prioritize your needs and design your kitchen in a budget that suits you. 


    Do you have a budget for your modular kitchen? 

    Contact furnituremama to help you pick the right finish, materials fittings at the best price! 

    For  more information on Modular Kitchen, feel free to call us on +91-9818 867 792

    Read more

    Determining the right price of a modular kitchen

    Posted by Umang Gupta on

    What is a Modular Kitchen?


    It is a kitchen that is simply screwed into the area and can be removed by just removing the screws. And that's the reason the name ‘Modular’ is given. 


    Kitchen is the most common space used in the house. Gone are the days when a kitchen makeover would burn a hole in the pocket. Thanks to these modular kitchens. It offers you ample storage ideas.  It is pretty tough to get the exact cost of a Modular Kitchen. A modular kitchen can be pocket-friendly once you understand your priorities. But an estimate can be judged based on the following parameters:


  • The material used to make the Kitchen:

  • The material can vary based on an individual's budget. Low-quality particle-board can be used for a lower budget or it can also be MDF/HDF or plywood. If the budget is good then the kitchen can be made of solid wood.

     

  • Type of finish of the Kitchen:

  • The type of finish you wish to use determines a lot on your budget. There are numerous types of finishes available in the market. It can be membrane foil, laminate also called sunmica, acrylic, polymer,  veneers, PLPB (Pre Lam Particle Board), or polishes like PU, polyester, Duco can be used. Among these laminate and acrylic are the most preferred ones. Acrylic is the most expensive also as it gives a glossy look and is scratch resistant. This is followed by a ply UV finish. 

    Laminate is for those looking for a lower budget. Glossy will always be more expensive than a matte one. So the prices will depend on the interior and exterior finishes you choose for your kitchen. The cabinet will be more exposed to water so you must choose for a waterproof board such as marine ply.

     

  • Accessories used for the kitchen:

  • Choose accessories that complement a kitchen design. Are you considering basic baskets for cutlery, thali or adding any other accessories such as corner units, pullouts, etc. N number of options are available in many famous brands like Hettich, Ebco, Blum, etc. Good fittings can affect your budget. For instance, a soft drawer closure can be more expensive than regular ones. 


  • Size of the Kitchen:

  • The size and layout of your kitchen determine the cost of a modular kitchen. Bigger the kitchen more will be the price. Your kitchen could be a single line, L-shaped, parallel, U-shaped or an Island shaped. An island shape would be more expensive than the rest of the layout. 


  • Countertop and backsplash material:

  • A countertop is an area where you should not compromise your cost. Quartz, Corian and polished granites are the favorites for countertops due to their natural, high-end finish. Quartz is more expensive but each of the material varies in prices.  

    Even for the backsplash, buyers are considering eye-catching materials like glass, metals or even stone so it becomes the focal point of their kitchens.  Ceramic tiles are trending in the market right now. But keep in mind that marble is never a choice for the kitchen, as it may leave turmeric stains, and erodes with spill of acidic things. Always remember the color of your tiles should complement the finish of your cabinets for a pleasing interior. 


  • Appliances:

  • Buy the accessories that are useful to you. Built-in appliances are trending these days due to its seamless design and comfortable to use. Built-In microwaves, grills, cooking ranges are typically more expensive than a countertop one. Never compromise on the quality. But again keep a price check on your budget and preferences. You can always keep a space or something that you don’t require now, later on,  can be added. Handle appliances with care so they last long!


    Using the above parameters, you can prioritize your needs and design your kitchen in a budget that suits you. 


    Do you have a budget for your modular kitchen? 

    Contact furnituremama to help you pick the right finish, materials fittings at the best price! 

    For  more information on Modular Kitchen, feel free to call us on +91-9818 867 792

    Read more


    What Is The Future Of Furniture Design?

    Posted by Umang Gupta on

     

    Technology is evolving at a constant rate and people’s design preferences are changing as well. The future of furniture design has to change accordingly. Designers and professionals in this field are coming up with new and interesting furniture styles every day. There’s an interesting juxtaposition between increasingly eco-friendly but technologically advanced furniture happening. It is certain that we’ll see both of these factors influence the future of furniture design. Here’s a look at what it is likely to be:


    Keeping It Organic


    Most people assume that the future of furniture will be full of buttons, touch screens, lights, and other such technology. But the experts believe that it might actually be the opposite. People will gravitate towards more organic pieces because technology has become so prominent. People want their spaces to have some natural touches, which is why they prefer warm wood in the chairs and live edges on their stone tables.


    The furniture of the future will take us closer to nature instead of getting further away from it.


    Invisible Technology


    Just because the furniture pieces are organic in design doesn’t mean there will be no technology within. It is possible to create technologically advanced furniture pieces and still ensure they have a natural look or feel. For example, Samsung recently introduced a television with a frame so the TV looks like artwork. Ikea introduced a lamp with a wireless charging surface that blends in with the furniture piece.


    This ensures that users still have access to technology, but that is seamlessly incorporated into the furniture so it isn’t visible.


    Multi-Function Furniture


    Modern living spaces have shrunk down considerably over the years. Homeowners need to make the most out of their spaces. One of the best ways to do that is to use furniture that has multiple functions. This can help reduce the clutter and ensure homeowners have everything they need in their space.


    There are several examples of people living in tiny New York City environments with beds that can be lifted up to be flush against the wall or dining tables that can slide under other furniture pieces. It is possible for furniture design to become even more modular to keep up with this.


    Eco-friendly and Biodegradable


    There's a lot of concern about the amount of waste we generate and how much of it ends up in the ocean. People are bound to become even more concerned about the environment as the situation worsens. That's why furniture developers and designers have started to make environmentally sustainable furniture pieces. They use sustainable materials like cork or bamboo, incorporate natural fabrics that degrade easily, and come up with other such green solutions.


    For example, a Swedish designer by the name of Johan Kauppi created a series of furniture that absorbs sound and reduces the sound pollution inside the home. A British designer by the name of Max Lamb has created a textile board bench which is made from recycled waste textile.


    Future of furniture design will also include customizability. Technology like 3D printing and software programs will make it easier for people to custom-create what they need.

    Read more

    What Is The Future Of Furniture Design?

    Posted by Umang Gupta on

     

    Technology is evolving at a constant rate and people’s design preferences are changing as well. The future of furniture design has to change accordingly. Designers and professionals in this field are coming up with new and interesting furniture styles every day. There’s an interesting juxtaposition between increasingly eco-friendly but technologically advanced furniture happening. It is certain that we’ll see both of these factors influence the future of furniture design. Here’s a look at what it is likely to be:


    Keeping It Organic


    Most people assume that the future of furniture will be full of buttons, touch screens, lights, and other such technology. But the experts believe that it might actually be the opposite. People will gravitate towards more organic pieces because technology has become so prominent. People want their spaces to have some natural touches, which is why they prefer warm wood in the chairs and live edges on their stone tables.


    The furniture of the future will take us closer to nature instead of getting further away from it.


    Invisible Technology


    Just because the furniture pieces are organic in design doesn’t mean there will be no technology within. It is possible to create technologically advanced furniture pieces and still ensure they have a natural look or feel. For example, Samsung recently introduced a television with a frame so the TV looks like artwork. Ikea introduced a lamp with a wireless charging surface that blends in with the furniture piece.


    This ensures that users still have access to technology, but that is seamlessly incorporated into the furniture so it isn’t visible.


    Multi-Function Furniture


    Modern living spaces have shrunk down considerably over the years. Homeowners need to make the most out of their spaces. One of the best ways to do that is to use furniture that has multiple functions. This can help reduce the clutter and ensure homeowners have everything they need in their space.


    There are several examples of people living in tiny New York City environments with beds that can be lifted up to be flush against the wall or dining tables that can slide under other furniture pieces. It is possible for furniture design to become even more modular to keep up with this.


    Eco-friendly and Biodegradable


    There's a lot of concern about the amount of waste we generate and how much of it ends up in the ocean. People are bound to become even more concerned about the environment as the situation worsens. That's why furniture developers and designers have started to make environmentally sustainable furniture pieces. They use sustainable materials like cork or bamboo, incorporate natural fabrics that degrade easily, and come up with other such green solutions.


    For example, a Swedish designer by the name of Johan Kauppi created a series of furniture that absorbs sound and reduces the sound pollution inside the home. A British designer by the name of Max Lamb has created a textile board bench which is made from recycled waste textile.


    Future of furniture design will also include customizability. Technology like 3D printing and software programs will make it easier for people to custom-create what they need.

    Read more


    How Are The Buying Patterns Of Customers Changing?

    Posted by Umang Gupta on

     

    Human behavior is never static. It evolves in response to changing times and requirements. So it is no surprise that customer buying patterns have changed considerably over the years as well, especially since the advent of technology. Instant access to information and stringent competition has had a big impact on the way people shop.


    In this article, we look at the different ways in which customer behavior is changing. Being aware of this information allows business owners to alter their marketing and sales strategies to get more success.


    Understanding First Moment of Truth and Zero Moment of Truth


    You can understand the entire modern buyer journey by looking at the first moment of truth and zero moment of truth. These are valid customer experiences but they showcase the impact of modern digital technology well. Here’s a look at it:


    • First Moment of Truth – Imagine the customer in a brick-and-mortar furniture store. They want to buy an office chair. They browse through the options available to them carefully and based on the design, color, size, and price, choose one. This is the first moment of truth, a decision they make when they first encounter the product. The second moment of truth is when they experience the chair, use it regularly, and decide whether it is good or bad.

    • Zero Moment of Truth – Imagine a customer in an online store. They want to buy a chair and have multiple options available. They choose to make a purchase based on online reviews, product description, size measurement information, and prices. They make the decision without any contact with the product at all. This is the zero moment of truth.

    Ever since the advent of technology, more and more customers experience the zero moment of truth. Even if they visit brick-and-mortar establishments, they take time to research online and see if they can find a similar design at a more affordable rate. Immediate access to information as fundamentally transformed how people buy things.


    Skipping Around in the Sales Funnel


    Most business owners and marketers are familiar with the sales funnel. This used to be a fairly linear journey where the customer would come in contact with the product, investigate it, decide if it met their requirements, and make the purchase. This is straightforward and somewhat predictable.


    Modern sales funnel isn’t really a funnel and there’s nothing linear about it. Customers often encounter a product when they are searching for something specific online. When they find some factors of it appealing, they read reviews from past customers and compare the rates and features of the product with items from competing businesses. During this journey, they face several distractions that can make them forget about the purchase.


    Marketers need to work around this and develop a complicated marketing strategy that can draw customers back in and keep them engaged on the distracting online platform.


    It is important to keep a constant eye on customer buying patterns. That will allow you to stay ahead of the competition and get good sales.

    Read more

    How Are The Buying Patterns Of Customers Changing?

    Posted by Umang Gupta on

     

    Human behavior is never static. It evolves in response to changing times and requirements. So it is no surprise that customer buying patterns have changed considerably over the years as well, especially since the advent of technology. Instant access to information and stringent competition has had a big impact on the way people shop.


    In this article, we look at the different ways in which customer behavior is changing. Being aware of this information allows business owners to alter their marketing and sales strategies to get more success.


    Understanding First Moment of Truth and Zero Moment of Truth


    You can understand the entire modern buyer journey by looking at the first moment of truth and zero moment of truth. These are valid customer experiences but they showcase the impact of modern digital technology well. Here’s a look at it:


    • First Moment of Truth – Imagine the customer in a brick-and-mortar furniture store. They want to buy an office chair. They browse through the options available to them carefully and based on the design, color, size, and price, choose one. This is the first moment of truth, a decision they make when they first encounter the product. The second moment of truth is when they experience the chair, use it regularly, and decide whether it is good or bad.

    • Zero Moment of Truth – Imagine a customer in an online store. They want to buy a chair and have multiple options available. They choose to make a purchase based on online reviews, product description, size measurement information, and prices. They make the decision without any contact with the product at all. This is the zero moment of truth.

    Ever since the advent of technology, more and more customers experience the zero moment of truth. Even if they visit brick-and-mortar establishments, they take time to research online and see if they can find a similar design at a more affordable rate. Immediate access to information as fundamentally transformed how people buy things.


    Skipping Around in the Sales Funnel


    Most business owners and marketers are familiar with the sales funnel. This used to be a fairly linear journey where the customer would come in contact with the product, investigate it, decide if it met their requirements, and make the purchase. This is straightforward and somewhat predictable.


    Modern sales funnel isn’t really a funnel and there’s nothing linear about it. Customers often encounter a product when they are searching for something specific online. When they find some factors of it appealing, they read reviews from past customers and compare the rates and features of the product with items from competing businesses. During this journey, they face several distractions that can make them forget about the purchase.


    Marketers need to work around this and develop a complicated marketing strategy that can draw customers back in and keep them engaged on the distracting online platform.


    It is important to keep a constant eye on customer buying patterns. That will allow you to stay ahead of the competition and get good sales.

    Read more