If you hire a carpenter & make a kitchen platform it will perhaps come out to be 10-15 % cheaper then getting a modular kitchen.
Then why should one get Modular kitchen ?
Modular kitchen is completely bigger leap in manufacturing technology. The machine finish which you get in modular kitchen is not possible with a carpenter trying to work on your kitchen.
Modular kitchen parts are made using costly machine, that adds to cost. Modular kitchens although pretty popular but are still in early years in India
The other thing which you should take in to factor is that a carpenter will spend month or so working inside your home. Whereas when you choose modular kitchen – everything gets manufactured in factory. And in 2 – 3 days whole kitchen & cabinet gets assembled inside your home.
The finish & looks you get with modular kitchen are far more cleaner then a carpenter making a custom kitchen furniture all from scratch inside your home.
Baskets & shutters for modular kitchen which are machine pressed are more cleaner in looks then what a carpenter can deliver working at your home.
If you have ever visited any showroom displaying modular kitchen you must have got impressed with the look & feel. A carpenter cannot give you same finish.