Modular kitchens suit many spaces and lifestyles. If you’re planning a brand-new kitchen or simply a revamp of your existing one, it may feel daunting. Modular kitchens make this process a whole lot easier and the options are endless!

Kitchens are one of the most used areas of the home. Modular kitchens enable homeowners to enjoy smart counter top designs, designer colours, intelligent design features and neat lines as well as simple, practical storage features we’ve all come to rely on.

The Wonderful Kitchens modular kitchen design product range is perfect for both small and large kitchens, as well as a huge range of styles, lifestyle needs and budgets. From modern modular kitchens with an organised, spacious appeal, to parallel modular kitchens with extra space for appliances and modular furniture, we’ve got you covered.
Our L-shaped kitchen designs are perfect for corner areas, while our U-shaped modular kitchens suit open living plans. If you’d like to include a platform bench, which can be used as either a dining table or island bench, this is a great option for those with extra floor space.

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U Shaped Kitchen

Our modular kitchen units accommodate a wide range of accessories, utensils and appliances. Our bottle units are a fantastic option for those who use bottles and jars and need to access them easily, while corner units are a great way to use up corner space to store bulky items.

As the name suggests, modular kitchen design is all about combining different self-contained units, to make it work for your specific space and lifestyle needs. The units or ‘modules’ fit into the given space and blend together to form an efficient and practical kitchen. Each module serves a specific purpose: drawer storage, cupboard storage, overhead storage and corner units – they are all necessary to create a working space that maximises functionality and ensures excellent workflow.

10 Benefits to Modular Kitchen Design

This is a bit like completing a jigsaw, only you have the choice of which pieces you put where! However, the result is always functional and practical modular kitchens with maximum storage space and aesthetic appeal. Many modules are available in a range of sizes, which allows for greater choice when creating your kitchen.

Think about different storage options. Overhead and under-bench cupboards, drawers, hooks, open shelves… what options are best suited to your needs?

Modular Kitchen Design Benefit #1 – great layout options

As with any renovation project, planning is the first step. There are five standard layouts for modular kitchens. These include:

L-Shaped Modular Kitchen Design

As with any renovation project, planning is the first step. There are five standard layouts for modular kitchens.

U-Shape Modular Kitchen Design

This design works by making use of three adjoining walls of cabinetry, leaving the fourth wall open for easy access. The U-shaped modular kitchen’s design comprises three walls lined with cabinets and appliances, making it easy for everyone to make use of different areas of the kitchen at once.

Straight Modular Kitchen Design

Also known as corridor style or galley kitchens, the straight modular kitchen design is very popular, due to its usefulness in small areas. Upper and lower cabinets provide fantastic storage solutions, providing ample bench space for use while cooking as well as for storing smaller appliances.

Modular Kitchen Design Benefit #1 – great layout options

Modular Kitchen Design Benefit #2 – works with different space shapes

Modular Kitchen Design Benefit #2 – works with different space shapes

Consider the available space, the needs of your family and what you wish to achieve from your new kitchen, when deciding on a layout. Remember the principle of the golden triangle and place your fridge, sink and stovetop strategically to maximise efficiency.

Modular Kitchen Design Benefit # 3 – creative design options

Modular kitchens are known for their fantastic design elements, solving problems with creative, intelligent and practical ideas. This is due to the fact that during the design process, the focus is on the different ways a particular area will be used, rather than simply using a one-size-fits-all approach. From this process, a practical, beautiful, intelligent modular kitchen design emerges.

Modular Kitchen Design Benefit # 3 – creative design options

Modular Kitchen Design Benefit #4 – amazing storage options

Modular Kitchen Design Benefit #4 – amazing storage options

As the heart of the home, a kitchen must have ample storage. Wider cabinets, quality drawers and overhead storage solutions make all the difference. Drawers are perfect for storing crockery, storage containers and even small appliances, while overhead storage is a great option for larger appliances and non-consumables.

Modular Kitchen Design Benefit #5 – wide range of surface options

Modular kitchens’ cabinets are available in a huge range of materials, from stainless steel to traditional timber look or laminate. Whether yours is a modern or traditional taste (or somewhere in between) there are colours and textures to compliment your style.

The choice of bench-top materials is also huge. Stone, laminate, timber, steel… it’s all available and each one has its pros and cons. Again, it’s a case of picking something that suits your needs, your taste and your budget.

Modular kitchen benefit #5 - wide range of surface options

Benefit #6 - wide range of hardware options

Benefit #6 – wide range of hardware options

Your choice of hardware will greatly affect your modular kitchen’s aesthetics. Think about how much use your kitchen will get and invest in the hardware accordingly: if you’re going to open and close the doors and drawers many times each day, we recommend you fit good quality hinges and drawer runners. We have a huge range for you to choose from!

Benefit #7 – wide range of handles and knobs

Handles and knobs are also important when creating a particular ‘feel’ in your kitchen. If yours is a modern design, you may even wish to opt for a ‘handleless’ kitchen to help accentuate the clean lines and sleek design concept.

Benefit #7 - wide range of handles and knobs

Benefit #8 – creative cupboard solutions

Benefit #8 – creative cupboard solutions

A combination of Aventos cabinets and Lift-up fronts from Blum means Wonderful Kitchen modular designs are modern, creative and practical. With easily accessible overhead storage, this simple solution means doors are no longer swinging into your face. Or, when combined with wider cabinets, doors no longer swing further into traffic areas.

Benefit #9 – creative shelving solutions

Open shelving units are a great way to display precious items and well-designed appliances while creating a warm, cosy yet practical environment. Able to be incorporated to work in with your natural work flows, modular kitchens are very practical and functional.

Combining open shelves with normal cabinets creates a practical, modern aesthetic which is increasingly popular.

Benefit #9 - Creative shelving solutions

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Benefit #10 – start planning from scratch

Modular kitchens allow you to plan your kitchen from scratch, rather than from a prefabricated design which may not work for your situation. Try and plan your layout to keep similar items together (i.e., food storage in one area or set of cupboards, appliances in another, serving ware and cutlery in another, and so forth.). Many homeowners choose to position pots and pans and other cookware close to the stove, and plates and cutlery close to the food serving area.

Ready to get started with your Modular Kitchen Design?

Our team is ready to help you design your modular kitchen to best suit your space and lifestyle.

Contact the team at Wonderful Kitchens on  (02) 9972 2988  for more information on modular kitchen designs. Our sales team can help you create modular kitchens that blends seamlessly into your space and is a pleasure to work in every day!