The question one asks just after deciding to get one’s kitchen renovated or getting a brand new modular kitchen is – what material to use?
Suppliers of modular kitchens in Surat, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, and all other cities know that both MDF and particle board have their own sets of pros as well as cons. But, the trick is to use those pros and cons to the full advantage of the consumer.
And just so you can take the right decision, based on your set of requirements, we bring you a some factors and some individual attributes that differentiate these two materials:
- Compressing small wood fibers, glued together with special resin, under huge amount of temperature and pressure, is what creates Medium Density Fiberboard or what is popularly known as MDF.
- Particle Board
Also an engineered material, Particle Board is made when large wood fibers or sawdust are glued together.
- MDF is much more thicker and it is stronger too, owing to the high density of the material. This also gives it an enhanced durability, compared to particle board.
- Lower density of this material makes Particle Board have reduced strength compared to MDF.
- Boards made from MDF are heavier; they weigh more than particle boards.
- Light in weight compared to MDF, particle board has lesser density than the former.
- Very good, if you have some intricate designs in mind to get crafted on the wood work, as MDF is brilliant to have custom designs added to it. Even the kitchen cabinets can be custom made quite easily, if they’ve been made using MDF.
- While particle board is designed to build heavy standing furniture, when it comes to adding versatility to the designs, it doesn’t do
much good – not as good as MDF.
- MDF has a surface that is always available with a membrane finish, which makes it an amazing base for veneer. The smooth finish also makes it a great choice for building kitchen cabinets, giving them an elegant look.
- The rough pre-laminated look of particle board makes it quite an apt material to carve cabinet shelves and backend from. Unless it is laminated, particle board comes with a rough surface owing to a pre-laminated exterior.
- MDF comes at a higher cost, due to its greater strength, durability, and versatility.
- Particle board is relatively inexpensive, because it less strong as well as less versatile.
- You can get MDF Boards under two options; Plain and Membrane
- Particle Boards are also available in two varieties: Plain and Pre-laminated.
If you are thinking of getting a modular kitchen in Surat, Krios Kitchens and it steam of brilliant professionals would be more than happy to help you design the your dream kitchen!
Why start with the kitchen?
Kitchen, in every home, is more than just the place where you cook your food. Kitchen is truly an abode – your home inside the home! If you’re thinking about renovating your house, or even if you’re designing it right from the scratch, your kitchen would be a great place to begin from. Kitchen is that one place that you use extensively on a regular basis. Cooking is one of those things that isn’t just a regular activity that one does mechanically everyday, but it needs a certain atmosphere, a certain ambience too. And that’s why remodeling a kitchen needs a lot of thought put into it; and as people owing a modular kitchen in Surat would amply agree, having a modular kitchen makes things not juts easier, but makes the whole process more effective, and much more fun.
How to balance aesthetics and functionality?
We already said that it’s easier to work with kitchens that are modular in nature – and we absolutely stand by that statement. Starting with the functionality, these kitchens are tailor-made for the people who use them, helping in making the process of cooking more interesting and delightful. Whether it’s the appliances that you’d like to fit in, the perfect work triangle that you’d like to work within, or the accessories that you’d like your kitchen to own – everything is possible – easily possible.
Aesthetics would again depend upon the person’s style, the kind of interior decoration they’d like for their whole house to have, and be such that doesn’t interfere with the utility of the kitchen – rather, maintains a good balance with it.
Some of the pointers could be:
- While cabinets should be placed according to how frequently one uses them, and according to the height of the user – the materials used to make those cabinets should also give a good aesthetic touch to the kitchen area.
- Colors chosen to paint the kitchen should not just be aesthetically pleasing, but should have a certain agreeable effect on the person who has to cook the food – who uses the area every day.
- There must be a chimney – that is necessary; but the kind of chimney to have would be decided by how much cooking happens on the hob.
- Things that appear smaller in the larger scheme of things, such as types of faucets used in the kitchen – are actually really important. Whether you use a pull-out faucet, or a pull-down one, or a double handle faucet – it totally depends upon you and your kitchen.
These are few tips on designing or re-designing your modular kitchen, If you own a modular kitchen in Surat, or would like to own one, we at Krios Kitchens would always be happy to take care of your queries and help you out!