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Very nice work! Really like the finish of the all the doors in the kitchen. Is this shutter board or ply/veneer combination?
Thank you Shiv, the kitchen shuters are in Membrane & AluminiumNM
What kind of hardware you use for top opening shutters. Can you share their costing.RegardsSumit
Sumit: Huwil Hinges. If you have long shutters then it may need hydraulic pump type pull ups.NM
I love the finishing of white kitchen in first 3 pictures. Is that the one made of Membrane & Aluminium. Is the base material aluminium or ply ?
Avik - I just noticed that I missed responding to your comment, sorry. The material is membrane & aluminium. Membrane is always on MDFRegardsNM
Hi..The kitchen in dark brown..what is the material of the shutters. Also can you please let me know what is the color/texture name of the same.
Ashima - its membrane on MDF. Don't recall the exact shade. Also never choose colours/ textures based on photographs...physically see the samples to decide. The colour shades as seen in photographs can be deceptiveRegardsNM
I just loved the overall look and feel of the kitchen. I am trying to design one for mine, and your desing gives me a lot of ideas! I am not sure which hinges and fittings are better. Hettich/Ebco?
Thanks.Both Hettich & Ebco are okRgdsNM
Thanks Nandita for such a valuable blog. In your kitchen over the wall closets you have loft up to the ceiling. Is that a real loft or you have closed the gap with ply. I too wanted to have the same for my kitchen but my interior designer didn't agree. According to him since Wall closet are typically 15" deep they can not take the weight of the loft. You will have to create the full box. It would come out expensive to just create a 15" deep loft. I asked him to close the gap with some ply and he said it would be more or less equally expensive.Thanks,Juhi
Those are lofts - they actually are pretty useful & also hide the chimney ducting.Cannot comment on the price & weight capacity etc. as it will depend on the material chosen and the design.RgdsNM
What is the cost per sq ft
PSFT costing works for standard designs - not for custom made & designed interiorsRgdsNM
Hi Nandita..What material do you use for the drawers below the sink? How did you take care of water seepage? is PVC better water resistant than plywood?
Usually the drawers below the sink are dummy as these dont have movement space due to the bowl of the sink. However you do get special U shaped drawers made of steel/ PVC for "below sink" useRgdsNM
Hi Nadita,thanks for your blog. its very informative.Whether Brass with stainless stell hinges discolor after some time or not. which is the best material for hinges for wardrobes.thanksgiri
If you are buying a good brand such as Hettich, Ebco or Hafele/ Blum then steel hinges will do fineRgdsNM
Hi Nanditha,Do you work on quartz countertops. Are they good? I wanted to have a whtie quartz countertop with maroon hi-gloss shutters (membrane and aluminium) .Does this sound good? Regards,Supriya
Your answere are here http://www.homedesignbangalore.com/2012/05/what-material-to-use-for-kitchen-slab.htmlRgdsNM
Hi Nanditha,can u plz suggest MDF or HDF is better for wardrobes
Between HDF & MDF, HDF is better, however at the same rate you should be able to get Commercial Ply which is better than both HDF & MDF. Hence HDF does not make economic sense - which is really why you dont see HDF being used much in the market.RgdsNM
which brand is the best in cooking ranges with one hotplate of gas oven & grill. If hob is better, which brand is better.
A cooking range is recommended only if you are into heavy baking, else a hob is better as it allows storage space underneath. Elica, Faber, & Kaff are all good brands - choose the brand based on the particular model you like and any promotional offers runningRgdsNM
I am almost finalizing rubber wood with glossy finish. this will be done on machine rather than hand made. How durable is it? heard about bending issue. Secondly seems to have gaps compared to membrane type. chances of cockroach and lizard entering. can we have air tight way? Thirdly rate is about 1900 since machine made. is it ok? Urgent advise appreciated.
Will suggest "framed" rubberwood shutters as these have high resistance to bending.There should be no gap in a finished/ polished shutter.I don't want to comment on the costs without complete details as that will be unfair. You may want to check out the market for rates in generalRgdsNM