The home architecture industry has evolved greatly over the last few decades. While traditional home designs are still preferred, many people today increasingly opt for the more modern variants. These new-age home structures prominently feature clean lines and cuts, which often border on being minimalistic.
However, modern home designs are not just centred on the concept of ‘less is more’. Their primary concern is with making residential living a stress-free affair. They include constructions and installations that enhance everyday living convenience, along with integrating technology to further their effect.
We often make the assumption that newer generations – and particularly the millennial demographic – like to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. In reality, they mostly prefer a life that offers ease and balance. This shows in the design choices they tend to make; in their preferences for home layouts, fittings, and home furnishings.
Modern homes, then, are not just about appearances, but functionality as well. And one of the major functional areas of a home is the kitchen.
Many contemporary homes come equipped with luxuriously built kitchens. But their core design concept is geared to provide user convenience. It attempts to lay out a smooth floor plan to:
- Regulate foot traffic,
- Enable ease of cleaning,
- Provide durability,
- Reduce environmental (pollution) impact,
- Lower maintenance costs
Over the years, aluminium has become a prominent material for use in kitchen constructions. In our country, Pakistan Alco is a well-reputed brand that fully caters to the market demand for aluminium-based kitchen installations.
If you want to explore in detail how the metal fits well into any modern home’s kitchen space, read on below.
We’ve mentioned above that modern homes feature clean-cut designs. Aluminium-based kitchen installations go a step further.
With its unique metal finish, aluminium will make even a small-sized kitchen appear less crowded. Add in wall-mounted or fixed modern appliances, and you have a sleek-looking cooking space at your disposal.
Ease of maintenance
Aluminium does not only offer a clean aesthetic profile; it is also easier to maintain over the long-haul.
A kitchen is all about dealing with messy cooking and cleaning work on a daily basis. Grease and all manner of food spills come as an unavoidable part of the territory.
A traditional kitchen demands a lot of extra cleaning effort following a day’s (or even an hour’s) work. Modern kitchens with their aluminium installations, on the other hand, manage to retain their shiny appearances with a simple cloth wipe. And in a fraction of the time taken to restore the former, using the same cleaning products.
A big contrast – no matter how you look at it!
Aluminium is a durable metal that can easily resist the brunt of daily kitchen work. It does not absorb water, unlike wood (which can lose shape due to moisture retention). Additionally, it is resistant to the eroding effects of fire and chemical exposure.
You may think an aluminium finish will render your kitchen ‘boring’ with its monotone grey or silver hue. But you don’t need to worry. Because the process of dyeing makes the availability of more colours possible.
Colouring requires aluminium to be anodised. This process also increases the metal’s lubrication, adhesion, and resistance-to-corrosion properties.
Pakistan Alco works a high-quality aluminium anodising division in Lahore. It regularly produces silver, black, bronze, and champagne finishes – to suit client preferences.
Also, aluminium is a soft metal, which makes it ideal for creating a huge variety of designs with.
Resistant to pests
Aluminium becomes harder upon cooling. This is why it is stronger (offers more tensile strength) in lower temperatures. So, despite its being a naturally soft metal, pests can’t wreak havoc upon it!
Additionally, aluminium is non-porous. This makes it less vulnerable to bacteria and other microorganisms, which commonly fester inside kitchen spaces.
Contact Pakistan Alco today for manufacturing customised aluminium cabinetry for your kitchen.
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