Being a functional space that is used frequently, kitchens must be designed differently from other parts of your home. Unlike your living room, a kitchen is not all about choosing colours and finishes. Hence, it doesn’t even end with getting the right (and sufficient) storage modules. Moreover, the accessories for modular kitchen are just as important in the design process as the cabinets or countertops. In fact, we could argue that they are the most crucial of all for they determine how easily you can use your kitchen! 

Modular kitchen accessories are basically the fixtures that are fitted inside the cabinets to enhance the ease of use. For example, a cutlery tray inside a drawer makes it easy to sort, store and find different kinds of spoons instead of having a heaped mess in the drawer.

Yes, they look fancy and all, how much do these accessories cost? In fact, there are many factors that determine the cost. For instance, if you pick laminate finishes instead of acrylic, accessories might take up a higher percentage of your kitchen cost, simply because laminate is a cheaper finish. However, we can say directionally that some accessories cost more than others. And thus, we have compiled a list of their starting prices to give you a general idea. It will then be easy to figure out what you need and don’t need.

For ease of understanding, we’ve sorted these accessories by function – cooking accessories and cleaning accessories.

Cooking Accessories for Modular Kitchen

Cooking accessories can be further divided into those that help store food, those that help store food items and those that help store utensils and other items required for cooking. 

Non-Food Storage

#1: Thali Basket

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 Ensures your plates don’t clatter and clang

Where does it get fitted?

Usually, the bottom-most drawer in one of the base cabinets. 

Function: This is one of the accessories for modular kitchen that is meant to keep the dinner and quarter plates in their place. Due to their upright position, the plates are easy to pick up and put in. It also prevents the plates (if they are not steel) from clattering with one another and getting cracked. 

Price: ₹1,200 onwards

#2: Cutlery Tray 

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Sorting through spoons

Where does it get fitted?

Usually, the topmost drawer in one of the base cabinets. 

Function: Thus, this fitting ensures that all the spoons (for cooking and eating) are sorted into their right places. You can also use it to sort knives and other items like sieves. Being organised into slots helps you find the right spoon quickly when the need arises. 

Price: ₹1,800 onwards

#3: Wire Basket

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 Best place to keep everyday use vessels

Where does it get fitted?

Usually the centre drawers or any other drawers with non-specific use.  

Function: Hence, this space is usually used to store small bowls, trays and other miscellaneous  utensils. It offers a space to keep things that are needed regularly while cooking or serving. 

Price: ₹1,100 onwards

#4: Lehman’s Corner/ Corner Carousel

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The revolving makes it easy to access

Where does it get fitted?

This accessory fits into blind corner units that cannot be used effectively otherwise.  

Function: The cabinet at the fag end of the kitchen corner is just dead space without the carousel accessory. Thus, the shelves on a revolving stand allow us to use this space to its optimum level by enhancing access. Considering how important its function is and the unique placement, the carousel accessory is more expensive than its counterparts. 

Price: ₹3,000 onwards

Food Storage 

#1: Spice/Bottle Pull-out

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When height does matter

Where does it get fitted?

Usually, the tall drawers fitted among the base cabinets. 

Function:This vertical drawer fitted with two steel shelves is the right space to keep tall bottles or big jars of spices. Thus, keeping them in a line allows you to pick them out easily. 

Price: ₹1,300 onwards

#2: Pantry Pull-out

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The shelves can be pulled out for deep storage

Where does it get fitted?

Inside tall or mid-tall units. 

Function: The pantry-pullout accessory is designed to fit in all the groceries in your kitchen. The shelves can basically be pulled out to grab whatever you need from the cabinet. This enhances access that may be hindered due to the considerable depth of the cabinets. 

Price: ₹21,000 onwards

#4: Wicker Baskets

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Easy to wash baskets

Where does it get fitted?

Usually, under the island counter or any of the base cabinets. 

Function: Wicker baskets store dry vegetables like onions and potatoes that Indian households stock up on. They are easy to clean, hence you don’t have to worry about the residues left by these veggies. 

Price: ₹2,000 onwards

Cleaning Accessories for Modular Kitchen

#1: Detergent Pull-out/Holder

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To keep cleaning supplies

Where does it get fitted?

Usually, in the under sink cabinet. 

Function: This accessory is a great way to keep all the cleaning essentials like detergents, phenyl, dishwashing soap and other cleaning agents in one place. You can also keep extra scrubs or cleaning brushes here. 

Price: ₹3,000 onwards

#2: Bin Holder

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To keep the garbage out of sight

Where does it get fitted?

Usually, in the under-sink cabinet or any of the base cabinets. 

Function: To put it quite simply, it is a holder where the garbage bin can be fitted. It ensures that your dustbin gets pushed within the cabinets instead of being visible outside in your kitchen. 

Price: ₹300 onwards

#3: Drawer Organiser

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 When you have a large stock of cleaning supplies

Where does it get fitted?

Usually, middle or bottom drawer in the base cabinet. 

Function: The function of this accessory is the same as the detergent pull-out. It is just easier to use because it is inside a drawer instead of a cabinet. Also, this offers more space so opt for it if you like to stock up on cleaning supplies. 

Price: ₹1,200 onwards

#4: Wall Pull-out

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When you have very few cleaning supplies

Where does it get fitted?

Usually, into one of the wall cabinets 

Function: The function of this accessory is the same as the detergent pull-out and the drawer organsier. However, it is easy to reach because it is placed on the top shelves. It is also meant for kitchens that carry fewer cleaning supplies. 

Price: ₹900 onwards

***Please note, that the quality and prices of these products vary widely from one brand to the other.

Now that you have a clear idea of all the accessories for modular kitchens, make an informed choice by fitting your kitchen with whatever it needs to be just as functional as you need it to be. 

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