Whether you are a gourmet home chef or someone who can barely make Maggi, nobody can do without a well-designed kitchen! But when it comes to a good design, there are two main problems, the size of a small kitchen design and the cost.

In this guide, we will help you calculate the cost of designing your kitchen. Additionally, if you have a small kitchen design, we’ve got tips on how to make it look more spacious along with stunning compact kitchens designed by Livspace.

How is a modular kitchen cost calculated?

As with anything else, when it comes to your interiors, outlining a budget for your small kitchen design is the first thing you should do before you get started. There are multiple factors that can affect the cost of your kitchen, some of which we have mentioned below:

  • Size of the kitchen
  • Scope of work
  • Materials used
  • Additional kitchen accessories

The following table will help you ascertain the main components that go into a kitchen design cost, as well as the estimated prices.

Scope of workCost range*Notes
Modular₹1,60,000 to ₹1,76,000Parallel kitchen design
with modular cabinets
and fittings
Flooring₹130 to ₹250 per sq. ft.Flooring will be present
in most cases.
The price
mentioned is for
a renovation done
with cost-effective
options like tiles
instead of something
expensive like marble
CeilingPaint – ₹22 to ₹30 per sq. ft.
Gypsum – ₹180 to ₹250 per sq. ft.
Gypsum false
ceiling including
Backsplash/DadoTile Base Price – ₹60 to ₹250 per sq. ft.
Imported Tiles – Upto ₹1000 per sq. ft.
Installation Charges – ₹120 to ₹200 per sq. ft.
Backpainted Glass – ₹600 to ₹950 per sq. ft.
Imported tiles come
with special finishes.
Installation charges
will vary based
on size and
pattern of tiles.
Granite and quartz
are other
backsplash material
CountertopQuartz of Brand
Kalinga Stone – ₹48,000 to ₹1,08,000 per slab
Granite – ₹750 to ₹900 per sq. ft.
For quartz, the size
dimensions are
3.15m x 1.45m.
Cost for both
includes transportation
and installation.
Cost varies due to
material cost
Electricals₹12,000 to ₹18,000Includes electrical points
for hob, chimney,
Aquaguard, OTG, fridge,
microwave and light
points, if needed

*All prices mentioned above are excluding 18% GST. These prices are an estimate. Your kitchen design charges can vary depending on the city, labour charges, material and finish, design, and the size of your kitchen

Cost estimates based upon the size of your kitchen

The size of your kitchen is one of the primary factors that will affect the cost. Here are some estimated price ranges of kitchens of different sizes.

Kitchen sizeCost range*
Small (6ft by 8ft)₹1,32,174 to ₹1,53,458
Medium (8ft by 10ft)₹1,69,200 to ₹1,99,253
Large (10ft by 16ft)₹2,36,580 to ₹2,75,454

*The above prices are starting price estimates for only modular cabinets and fittings, exclusive of 18% GST and handing fees. Your kitchen design charges can vary depending on the city, labour charges, material and finish, design, and the size of your kitchen

Cost estimates based upon the layout of your kitchen

There are 4 main types of kitchen layouts that you can choose from. Among these, the L-shaped layout is the most popular in India. Additionally, if you want extra storage or countertop space, you can opt for a peninsula or an island in your kitchen.

Kitchen layoutCost range*
One Wall₹1,57,691 to ₹1,73,460
Parallel₹1,60,000 to ₹1,76,000
L-Shaped₹1,44,256 to ₹1,58,682
U-Shaped₹1,66,519 to ₹1,83,170

*The above prices are starting price estimates for only modular cabinets and fittings, exclusive of 18% GST and handing fees. Your kitchen design charges can vary depending on the city, labour charges, material and finish, design, and the size of your kitchen

How to reduce the cost of your small kitchen design?

Everybody has a vision with regards to how they want their kitchen to look. However, your budget can act as the main obstacle between you and your dream kitchen. To help you, we have some amazing low-budget options that you can choose if you have a tight budget. Additionally, also check out some high-cost investments that will make your life so much easier!

Budget finishLaminate
Cost-Effective Countertop MaterialGranite*
Economical Backsplash MaterialTiles**
Economical InvestmentsBasic shelf and
drawer units
High-Cost Smart InvestmentsSpecialised units like
pantry unit, tambour unit, magic
corner units and wicker baskets

*Jet black granite is a feasible option as it is easy-to-maintain
**1×1 or 2×2 square-patterned tiles are the most economical

How to make a small modular kitchen design look spacious?

A small kitchen interior is generally the norm in most modern flats. But with some smart hacks, you can make your small simple kitchen design look spacious.

  • Neutral colours – Light colours like white, beige and cream can create a bright and airy appearance, making a small kitchen look spacious
  • Reflective finishes – Glossy and reflective finishes create the illusion of space in a small room
  • Mix of open and closed cabinetry – While closed cabinets are a necessity in your kitchen, mix them up with open shelves to make the area look more spacious
  • Simple kitchen design for Dado – Bold dado designs are a big no in kitchen designs for small kitchens. Instead, opt for simple backsplash designs in neutral colours
  • Maximum lighting – Apart from natural lighting, install different types of artificial lighting like spotlights and under-cabinet lights in your kitchen

10 Small kitchen design ideas under 100 sq. ft.

If you are looking for small kitchen ideas, here are some stunning Livspace designs for spaces under 100 sq. ft.

#1: L-shaped to C-shaped small modular kitchen design

Before: A cluttered L-shaped kitchen that is dark and lacks space
After: A modern monochromatic C-shaped kitchen design in black and white which opens up the small space

Size: 100 sq. ft. approx.

  • The existing reinforced cement concrete (RCC) lofts were broken down to create more space in this small kitchen design
  • Moreover, the existing L-shaped counters were removed to create space for C-shaped counters that increase the work area

Witness the stunning makeover of a 20-year-old kitchen into a sleek small modern kitchen.

#2: A small kitchen design with extra countertop space

Create extra counter space under the windowsill when there are multiple people using the kitchen
Move away from the generic contemporary themes and opt for a kitchen with a rustic theme and distressed finishes

Size: 100 sq. ft. approx.

  • A great pick in the list of small kitchen ideas is to add an extra counter near the windowsill. It creates ample space for three cooks in this Indian-style design
  • The parallel layout is a good fit for the longish aisle-like space

Check out this kitchen interior design for a home with more than one cook.

#3: A 65 sq. ft. small modular kitchen

A vibrant backsplash to draw the eyes away from the small size of the kitchen
Extra storage space for extra needs, hidden away to not create any clutter!

Size: 65 sq. ft. approx.

  • The simple kitchen design and light colour palette opens up the kitchen and makes it look spacious
  • Also, ample use of white on the counters and floor also adds to the open look
  • For storage, our designer fit in open and closed storage racks, wicker baskets and spice racks

We had a very smooth sailing experience with the Livspace design team. Our designer Sakshi did a deep analysis of our requirements and redesigned the kitchen from scratch. The project was delivered before time and we had no hiccups at all.

Subhash Sikka, Livspace Homeowner

Take a tour of this 65 sq. ft. small modular kitchen design in Dwarka.

#4: A small kitchen design idea with extra utility area

Size: 100 sq. ft. approx.

  • Our designer retained the parallel layout of this Indian style small kitchen design while adding an extra utility area at one end
  • This added more length and created more functional area for prepping and cooking

Also Read: 20 Open Kitchens That are Perfect for Small Indian Apartments

#5: A modular kitchen that makes maximum use of the walls

Try a distressed wooden finish for a unique and rustic look
When space is scarce, opt for spice racks that fit into narrow spaces

Size: 70 sq. ft. approx.

  • The entire wall in this small kitchen interior has been used for cabinetry, creating the illusion of a higher ceiling
  • Additionally, the light and dark wood colour combination opens up the space

Also Read: 25+ Kitchen Designs in India and Why They Are Best For Indian Homes

#6: An elder-friendly tiny kitchen idea

Size: 75 sq. ft. approx.

  • Cabinetry with easy-to-use grip handles are perfect for the usage of elders
  • The floor is anti-skid to avoid any nasty kitchen accidents 

We really like our new kitchen. We were impressed with the Experience Center and decided to go ahead with Livspace and we are glad we did! All our requirements have been met.

Sumathi, Livspace Homeowner

Explore this elder-friendly simple Bangalore kitchen design.

#7: A small kitchen design that’s customised for heavy Indian cooking

Size: 100 sq. ft. approx.

  • This small kitchen design is customised for Indian-style cooking
  • The white colour palette makes the kitchen look big while the dark lower cabinets act as a preventive measure against Indian curry stains and oil spills
  • Anti-scratch acrylic cabinetry is easy-to-clean and the Moroccan tile backsplash protects against oil stains
  • Also, the quartz countertop, despite being white, is easy-to-maintain as it is non-porous and resistant to stains

Take a look at this contemporary style scratch-proof kitchen at DNR Atmosphere.

#8: Making the most out of a parallel kitchen design for a small space

Size: 100 sq. ft. approx.

  • Indian-style modular kitchen designs for small kitchens in a parallel layout provide more working space
  • This is another great pick in the list of small kitchen ideas where the space is packed with storage and also follows the golden triangle rule of kitchens

Kanwaldeep, our designer, was able to provide ample colour and storage options to match my tastes and needs. This was the main reason why we chose Livspace, as no other vendor was able to offer this!

Bhavya Sachin Nambiar, Livspace Homeowner

Explore this functional small kitchen design in Mumbai.

#9: A vastu-compliant small modular kitchen design

Yellow is the colour of Lord Agni, making this kitchen vastu-compliant
Hob (fire) and sink (water) should never be next to each other as per vastu principles

Size: 90 sq. ft. approx.

  • The yellow colour symbolises sunlight/fire, making this Indian kitchen design vastu-compliant
  • Additionally, the hob and sink are placed on separate counters as per vastu rules for fire and water

Witness how Livspace implemented this small kitchen design idea in Bandra and made it vastu-compliant.

#10: Low-maintenance small kitchen interiors in white

Size: 100 sq. ft. approx.

  • A good tiny kitchen design idea is to use all-white cabinetry to make the kitchen look spacious
  • The countertop made of G4 stone is anti-stain. Moreover, the acrylic cabinets are anti-scratch, ensuring the kitchen is easy to maintain and clean

I had a clear idea of what my kitchen makeover needs to have. Sapna, my designer, put it together beautifully! The kitchen is exactly what I wanted and the process smooth.

Persis Chhapkhanawalla, Livspace Homeowner

Watch how this Mumbai kitchen design for a small space was morphed into a Scandinavian-styled stunner.

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Want more? We’ve got stunning modular kitchen design ideas for you!

How can Livspace help you?

  • Livspace kitchens come with DuraBuild cabinets, AquaBloc and AntiBubble technologies and precision-engineered manufacturing
  • Our wide range of kitchen designs have a flat 10-year warranty* on them (modular and semi-modular products)
  • With 146 quality checks, we ensure our kitchens are of superior quality

*For select finishes on modular products. For full scope of warranty, please visit livspace.com/in/service

If you want a stunning kitchen design, then look no further. Book an online consultation with Livspace today.

Disclaimer: All contents of the story are specific to the time of publication. Mentions of costs, budget, materials, finishes, and products from the Livspace catalogue can vary with reference to current rates. In addition, the designs showcased within the story are subject to availability and will vary based on the year the homes were designed in. Talk to our designer for more details on pricing, availability and latest designs.

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