Cost of Modular Kitchen

Understanding the components to decide the cost of a Modular Kitchen

The cost of a modular kitchen is decided through three main decisions apart from the obvious size or quantity of the woodwork involved. If you want to know what is a modular kitchen, then click here.

What is the material being used to make the kitchen?

Material means the stuff that provides strength. From low cost particle board which is famously known as “engineered wood” to MDF, HDF and plywood, this can vary. High end kitchens could also be made using complete solid wood. In this case, be careful of which wood is being used.

We ideally recommend plywood of BWP (IS710) grade for all frames and plywood or HDF for shutters depending on finish.

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What is the type of “finish” for the shutters of the modular kitchen?

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We all are familiar with laminate finish and acrylic finish. You may have also heard of lacquer glass shutters for kitchens.

There are many others. Acrylic shutters that a carpenter or factory will recommend are sheets. Better option is to go for Acrylic paint at around the same price. Contact us for more details.

Other finishes are PU (duco), veneers, melamine, polyester (also called polycoat or lamination). You could also go for premium laminates to add a lot of richness.

What are the accessories you plan to put in your modular kitchen?

By accessories, we mean your baskets and other fittings. These can vary from basic stainless steel baskets (which grade?) like plain baskets, cutlery baskets, thali baskets.

Other fittings like corner units can vary from few thousands to few tens of thousands. Tall units are another expensive fittings.

There are plenty of famous brands like Blum, Hettich, Ebco etc with own individual fittings which can be worked with.

We will get an approximate look at sft prices with respect to the finishes below.

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How to Measure Square Feet of Kitchen woodwork?

cost of modular Kitchen

To understand the cost of modular kitchen, we first need to understand the unit. Usually, prices of kitchens are given after calculating the square feet (sft). This is calculated by taking the width of the unit in feet and multiplying it with the height in feet. Depth is usually taken as standard 22 inches.

As an example, in the image above, to calculate the bottom unit sft, multiply 7’8″ width with 2’6″ height which equals 19.17 sft. Similarly the top unit will be 2’X2’=4 sft.

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Idea on calculation of cost of Modular Kitchen

We have tried to give sft rates range based on wood and popular finishes below. This is to give a rough understanding of the prices.

Note: These are ex-Hyderabad rough estimate. Prices may vary based on cities.

BWP Plywood with Laminate Finish

₹ 1250
Per Sft

  • IS710 BWP Ply
  • Laminate Finish
  • Hettich Hardware

Acrylic Paint on HDF Sheets

₹ 1700
Per Sft

  • High Density Fiber
  • High Gloss Acrylic
  • Hettich Hardware

Acrylic Sheets on BWP Plywood

₹ 1700
Per Sft

  • IS710 BWP Ply
  • High Gloss Acrylic
  • Hettich Hardware

Lacquer Glass with Profile Handle

₹ 2100
Per Sft

  • Lacquer Glass
  • Aluminium Profile
  • Hettich Hardware

Some more prices in general

Rates per square feet (GST extra)
Particle Board MDF HDF Commercial Plywood Waterproof Plywood
PLPB 600 to 1000
Laminate 1100 to 1400 1250 to 1550 1250 to 1500 1350 to 1600
Veneer with Melamine 1450 to 1650 1550 to 1750
Veneer with PU 1550 to 1750 1650 to 1850
Veneer with Polyester 1900 to 2200 2000 to 2300
Duco (Matte finish) 1400 to 1650 1500 to 1750 1450 to 1650 1550 to 1750
Plain Color PU 1500 to 1750 1600 to 1850 1500 to 1750 1600 to 1850
Color Polyester 1900 to 2200 2000 to 2300 1900 to 2200 2000 to 2300
Lacquer Glass 1900 to 2200 2100 to 2300 2000 to 2200 2100 to 2300
Acrylic paint or Acrylic sheets 1550 to 1700 1700 to 1850 1600 to 1750 1700 to 1850
Assuming standard basic rates for laminates, acrylic and veneers

The table above gives a rough but fair idea of the proper rates which should be charged. This is a range since prices can vary based on complexity, customization, design etc.

Once you have measured the total square feet of the work and then checked out the rates, you can have a fair idea of the cost of modular kitchen woodwork.

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Some Frequently Asked Questions related to Modular Kitchens

What is the minimum cost of modular kitchen?

A kitchen can start from as low as the cost of a simple cabinet which could be 3 feet high and 2 feet wide. For an 8X10 surface kitchen, you can keep minimum cost as somewhere around 75K. It does depend on a lot of things like hardware, storage solutions, material, finish etc.

How much does a Hettich modular kitchen cost?

Hettich is a brand for hardware and kitchen accessories. Its not a kitchen brand. Hettich hardware is pretty decent and can last a long time. One hinge set cost starts from around Rs.70. Since Hettich does not make modular kitchens, I cannot tell you the cost. You can check the cost at our cost calculator at

Which brand is best for Modular Kitchen?

In terms of hardware, Hafele is possibly having a very good but expensive range of accessories for a modular kitchen. Second in line will be Hettich and Ebco. To give an idea, a magic corner from Hafele may cost around 70,000 and the similar things from Hettich or Ebco may cost Rs.35,000 while a local company might give for as low as Rs.10,000. Performance and longevity will obviously be different as will be the raw material. As far as kitchens are concerned, Simply Interiors makes completely customized modular kitchens with not just color options but even options in complete finish of the kitchen as well as multiple hardware brand options based on budget and design.

What is a Modular Kitchen?

Truthfully, its a kitchen which is simply screwed into the area and can always be removed by just removing the screws. Hence the name “modular” or modules.In India, we have started perceiving a “modular” kitchen as one with a certain set of baskets, hardware etc.

What material is best for a Modular Kitchen?

If you are using plywood as a base, then go for boiling water proof IS710 plywood. Do not allow paint in the inside but stick laminates as they are waterproof. Also, if the finish demands a fibre board, then go for HDF which has very good density compared to MDF. Do NOT go for particle board under any circumstances in case you want a long lasting kitchen. Hardware should not be local but Hettich or Ebco or Hafele. Baskets should be stainless steel and not chrome plated iron since that will rust.>

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