Many homeowners in planning for a new kitchen have to make that decision of whether to have it constructed the traditional way, meaning concrete structure made by carpenters, or to contract it out with kitchen cabinet specialist who builds knockdown (modular) type of cabinets.
The traditional cement type is durable as far as the cement structure is concern, but its other parts such as the paints, the doors and the inside parts are not as durable. It may not last for ten years. It can also be infested by termites. Usually the traditional cabinets are not partitioned inside and its inner parts has a lot of openings where cockroach can lay their eggs inside. The inside portion of the concrete flooring are laden with crevices where cockroach can also hide. The environment under the sink is usually damp because of the moisture coming from the ground that penetrate the cement flooring which is another reason why cockroach infested the inside. And paint does not last too long in a damp environment. Also, the construction time in the traditional type is a bit too long and messy.
The Modular kitchen: The first major concern here is that it is not durable, especially if you intend to use the kitchen regularly on a daily basis. The second major concern is the cost, sometimes the price is a bit too expensive.