Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More Photographs - Latest project at Elita - JP Nagar





Elita Promenade - Guest BR 
Elita Promenade - TV Unit ...awaiting the TV :)

Book Rack
Elita Promenade - Study Unit

Elita Promenade - MBR - Sliding Wardrobe
(Read the earlier post on how to make one)

Elita Promenade - Self Explanatory

Elita Promenade - Kitchen 1/3

Elita Promenade - Kitchen 2/3 - Magic Corner

Elita Promenade - Kitchen 3/3 - Full
Tall unit on the left, space in the Right side unit is for the dishwasher

40 comments:

  1. Nandita

    Photogrpahs look good, can you share the details on material used for the shutters for the kitchen as well as sliding wardrobe. How do you open the sutters above the sliding door wardrobe as i dont see any handles.

    Regards

    Amit

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  2. very beautifully done....proud of u sis.

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  3. Amit,
    Kitchen is in Marine Ply carcass & membrane shutters.
    Sliding Wardrobe is in Marine Ply + Laminate + Glass + Aluminium - Advise you don't try this at home without some expert advise :)

    No handles!! - well that is a secret...you will see no handles in any of the lofts :))

    Rgds
    NM

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    1. lofts secret is magnet:)

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  4. Hi Nandita,
    Your posts have been very informative. I am planning to go in for modular kitchen in my new flat. I have the following queries -
    1. In my current accomodation the kitchen has been done in pre-lam particle board from Bhutan Board [both carcass n shutters] but I dont see any of the problems that u have mentioned regarding usage of PB for the kitchen. Even under the sink unit where water keeps dripping off and on, I dont see the either the board losing shape or the laminate peeling off. Was wondering - is it because of the brand or something else?

    2. The price you have mentioned for the kitchen is atleast 30-40% less than what is being quoted by the firms in the market. Are we being taken for a ride or have you excluded the profit margins that these firms put over n above the material n labour costs.

    Would be great if u can help me out here as I need to finalise my kitchen in the coming weeks.

    Thanks,
    Celina

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  5. Hi Nandita..beautiful pictures what is the material for the TV unit is it veneer or membrane

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  6. @Pooja: The material used is Laminate...if you use it "right" it gives a finish as good as membrane or Veneer at a lesser cost.

    @Celina: Good that you are not facing any issues & hope it remains that way...you probably are very good at maintenence & upkeep. Whatever the make, particle board in kitchens does not stand up to "regular" use & is therefore not recommended.

    Cannot comment on the prices without knowing the details.

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  7. Thanks Nandita for your update. Must say that your designs are visually appealing and the finish is really good. Wish I had come across your blog before I finalised my designs!!

    Regards,
    Celina

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  8. Hi Nandita we have a white kitchen with aqua blue tiles and black granite. I see that you have put wood coloured shutters above the kitchen to hide the chimney pipe etc...what coloured shutters would match with blue tiles and what material should we use?

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  9. Pooja,
    Theoretical answer: Use the colour wheel to decide - go to http://colorschemedesigner.com

    Practical answer: Keep samples of the laminate next to the blue in your kitchen and choose the one you like.

    Material recommended is Marine Ply with Laminate

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  10. Your work looks really good. Can u tell me how much you might need to do a modular kitchen and wardrobes for 2 bedrooms?

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  11. For costing pls refer to my earlier post at : http://www.homedesignbangalore.com/2010/08/costing-your-woodwork-do-it-yourself.html

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  12. hi Nandita

    could you share the material used for frames of glass shutters of Kitchen's Wall Cabinets, is it cost effective as compared to membrane door?

    Regards

    Priyanka

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  13. Priyanka - The glass shutters are in an aluminium frame - it is more expensive than membrane.

    Rgds
    NM

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  14. Hi Nandita,

    Good to see your works and your valuable suggestions. They are quite handy and practical.

    Keeping the cost and the simplicity in mind(in terms of using the least amount wood) I want to have some suggestions from you.

    For the lower kitchen cabinets, if I want to arrange simply the racks using simple kadapa stone slabs supported by minimum possible wooden frames and cover the same with ply wood board doors laminated with white (or some other appropriate color) sunmica (good old sunmica) what are the draw backs you see and what's cost impact do you see ? Do you support this idea at all? If not, do you have any alternate suggestions for a low cost and yet functional arrangement? I know such an arrangement may not look all that jazzy but some times simplicity in itself proves brilliant and aesthetic and I believe in it.

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  15. Anonymous - Apologies for responding late. The only issue with your idea above is that the shutters will be built on a wooden frame. Such frames have a low lasting value and with regular use may start to come off in 2 - 3 years

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  16. Hi NAN
    i have follwing the post since a few weeks and is intresting, I am on the lookout for textures mdf to be finished but am unable to find a good outlet. could you throw some light on how to finish the textured mdf and where can i get a wide variety of them

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    1. Textured MDF can be polished or painted...the type of polish or paint will be determined by the design.
      Nowadays most large plywood retailers keep these.

      You can also visit http://www.glowood.co.in/index.asp

      NM

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  17. hey nandita,

    The shutters you have used to sliding door wardrobe is this high MDF shutters or is it laminate on the top.

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    1. Shutters are in Blockboard & Laminate + Glass

      NM

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  18. Hi Nandita, how much does it cost to install LED lights under the cabinets? Is it the same as LED tape? Does it need electrical socket at a certain location?
    thanks.

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    1. Its not prohibitively expensive....it come as stickable LED strips/ tape. Most Electrical shops stock these nowadays. You need to plan for an electrical connection preferably behind the top cabinet.

      NM

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  19. Hello Nandita,

    Your website have been very very informative. Iam planing interior for my new 3BHK apt. After i read all your posts and i made my budget, designs and wood to use...

    I would like to make sliding door wardrobe, and please let me know what is the maximum width should it be? What height & width of sliding door wardrobe on 4th picture.

    And Shutters would be in Blockboard & Laminate + Glass as you suggested, but i would like to use Digital Laminate, would you suggest this? If so, suggest company names.I saw greenlam but didn't liked those.

    I think you used aluminum edge for the doors, what is the use of it?

    One other amazing thing in your work, there are no handles for lofts, How to make these?


    - Satish Krishna

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    1. Size of sliding doors is constrained by weight and not the width. The weight inturn is limited by the specification of the Hardware you buy.
      Any Laminate that appeals to your personal taste should be ok
      Metallic edges are for visual appeal also double up as handles
      No handles for lofts - some secrets should remain the way they are :) - btw its not very difficult to figure out.

      Rgds
      NM

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  20. Hi Nandita,

    Need a small suggestion from you. The Wall Panel of TV unit should be of dark colour or light colour (if we are using 2 colours like the one in your design above drawers - lighter than wall panel colour.) Thanks in adv.

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    1. Colours need to be decided based on the scheme for the entire room & the furniture and not just a single unit

      NM

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  21. Hi Nandita,
    we r planning to so the kitchen in our flat.
    Is laminated marine ply 16 mm and 6mm boxwork,19mm post form shutters a good option for the kitchen?

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    1. What I understood from the question is
      Box/ Carcass in 16MM Ply laminated on both sides = 18mm finished thickness
      19MM Post Form Shutters in Plywood

      From a durability perspective the above is fine. Personally I am not a big fan of postformed shutters because of the look - however tastes differ from person to person.

      Rgds
      NM

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  22. Hello Nandita,
    your website is quite informative..I really appreciate you for sharing lot of information.

    I'm planing for modular kitchen and I gave contract to carpenter and I asked for glossy finish. But he is telling it is not possible. Please can you tell me how exactly we can get the Glossy finish on my kitchen cabinets?

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    1. It is possible & there are multiple options available, easiest would be to use glossy laminate. Please visit the ply/ laminate shops to check out.

      Rgds
      NM

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  23. Hi. Can you please tell me whether HDF is better or is plywood better for kitchens and wardrobes. Thanks very much. Prakash

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    1. Both are fine, Also depends on the design - some shutter designs are not possible to do in plywood

      NM

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  24. hi Nandita

    what is the height difference between the countertop and the wall cabinets
    thanks

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  25. Hi

    Could you let me know from which vendor you had done the kitchen

    Thanks
    Ganapathy

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  26. Hi Nandita, Very informative post. I need one advice from you. If I use Glass countertop for my crockery unit, under that coloured stone see through. What will be the problems i would be facing in regular use. What should be thickness & quality grade for glass countertops.

    thx

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    1. I have recently made one like that....will probably post some photographs shortly. The glass should be 10mm or above

      Rgds
      Nandita

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  27. Nandita,
    Which brand Hardware you use for the Sliding Wardrobes, I am bit skeptical about the frequent use of the doors. I need to know the good brand for the sliding Hardware.

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    1. Hettich or Blum ...also go through http://www.homedesignbangalore.com/2010/07/sliding-wardrobes-do-it-right-first.html and the comments section under this post

      Rgds
      NM

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