I am Seema Khosla, the head designer, and director of Ideas Kitchens. In this modular kitchen design course, I will impart the expertise and knowledge that I have gained over 20 years of creating customized modular kitchens for hundreds of clients.
The modular kitchen designing course is divided into three modules and then goes on to a case-study section.
Module 1 - Structure
a) Utility - Which areas need to be planned in the kitchen and how?
b) Work triangle - Where should the cooking, cleaning, and refrigeration area be located? The ergonomic design will also be taught.
c) Vaastu -Basic guidelines of the ancient Indian architecture system regarding kitchen design.
d) Layouts - What are the basic layouts one can opt for according to the room size available.
e) Appliances - What are the different kinds of kitchen appliances that need to be planned and how much space needs to be left for them.
f) Client need assessment - What questions to ask your client so that you can assess their needs and design a kitchen in accordance to those
Module 2 - Engineering
a) Modules - How is a module made and what are the different kinds that make up a modular kitchen?
b) Material - What is the material that your kitchen modules should be made of and why? You will be taught the advantages and disadvantages of each and which material to use under what site conditions.
c) Shutter finishes - What are the outer finishes one can opt for? From laminates to the latest finishes all will be discussed. How it needs to be used and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each will be taught.
d) Countertops- Material that will be used for your working counter and how it should be installed
e) Base module - Sizes and hardware that can be installed
f) Wall module - Sizes and hardware that can be installed
g) Tall module - Sizes and hardware that can be installed
Module 3 - Aesthetic
a) Shapes - Which layout should you select and for what function. Everything from an island, a peninsular to a breakfast counter will be discussed. How modules can be altered to create your own unique design
b) Colour - The design element and color come from different aspects of a kitchen. Cabinetry is just one part of it.
c) Light - How and where to use lights to give your design an extra edge
d) Themes - How different elements of design can be used to create a cohesive theme.
In the last part of the course, we will discuss 3 kitchens that were executed by us. We will discuss it in accordance with the three modules that have been taught to you so that you get an idea about how modular kitchen design is executed.
I am confident that after completing this course you will be able to design kitchens that will cater to all the needs of your clients and advance your career.