Improving your kitchen requires more than simply updating appliances; high-end flooring, custom cabinets and other luxurious upgrades can transform it into an eye-catching space that’s great for entertaining.
Wine refrigerators are one of the more popular additions to luxury kitchens. Secluded behind a cabinet door, this feature allows you to keep bottles organized without cluttering countertops.
Luxury kitchens often boast stunning countertops made of natural stone materials like granite and quartz, which combine durability with beauty to elevate their surroundings. Granite and quartz offer durability while remaining heat resistant; scratch-resistant surfaces such as these also prevent accidental scratching from common kitchen items like knives. Furthermore, these materials also resist staining better than most alternatives available to them – though granite remains the go-to choice among them all, marble and soapstone are growing in popularity too.
Natural stones such as marble are mined from quarries around the world, cut down to manageable sizes and polished to a glossy finish for homeowners to use in their designs. With numerous colors and patterns to choose from, homeowners have an incredible amount of design flexibility when using this natural material in their home interiors.
Concrete countertops can also be considered luxury countertops, thanks to their durable nature. Offering both an industrial look and minimalist appeal, concrete can be stained to match any color or style kitchen while needing minimal upkeep compared to other high-end options.
Consider onyx for your countertops for an even more luxurious option. This exotic rock is an exotic banded metamorphic stone with various colors and textures, giving your kitchen an avant-garde aesthetic. However, care for this material may prove more challenging than with other stone surfaces; additionally it may cost more.
Another way to add elegance to your kitchen is with high-end faucets and fixtures, like wall-mount pot fillers from Juxtapose by Mick De Giulio that instantly elevate the room to luxury status. This feature makes entertaining easier as guests can fill up their water glasses without breaking up conversations!
One of the most sought-after luxury kitchen ideas is to add a backsplash that reflects light and elevates your space. While traditional tile may be difficult to keep clean, glass and marble mosaic backsplashes make maintenance much simpler; adding elegance as well as ease into your space. Marble, in particular, can be extremely durable and heat resistant making it perfect for high traffic areas such as kitchens.
Layered backsplashes add character and depth to any space, serving both as accent pieces and making each space feel unique. A metallic or patterned backsplash can add luxurious flair to an otherwise simple white kitchen, like this one by designer Maite Granda. Another eye-catching choice is brick, which adds texture and warmth in contemporary settings like this home designed by Landed Interiors & Homes which features both brick walls as part of its coastal theme with custom white island seating, featuring navy blue cabinets.
Hide unsightly appliances is a trendy luxury kitchen trend. Custom luxury home builders can construct cabinets that blend refrigerators and microwaves seamlessly into the cabinetry for an unobtrusive appearance – especially useful in smaller kitchens where appliances may be visible from multiple angles.
Luxury countertops typically use stainless steel, but homeowners are increasingly choosing quartz or other natural stones like granite for their kitchen countertops. Quartz is often more durable and comes in various colors and textures to fit any style or palette.
Gold accents add a sense of luxury and elegance to the kitchen, and incorporating this element is an easy way to do just that. Mick De Giulio faucets pair nicely with black backsplashes to establish an air of fine dining within your own space.
Multiple Sources of Lighting
If you want your kitchen to become the focal point of your home, try integrating multiple sources of lighting. This luxury kitchen design idea creates eye-pleasing layers of light throughout a space similar to how restaurants arrange their lights – this creates an inviting yet relaxing ambience while giving your space the wow factor!
A large farmhouse sink is another favorite option in high-end kitchens that allows homeowners to live out their chef dreams. Not only are these larger sinks more spacious, they come in various finishes that suit any style from matte black to brass tones; making a bold statement. Pairing matching faucet hardware and sink accessories also helps complete the look for an exceptional high-end kitchen experience.
Stainless steel is an ideal material to create the aesthetic of a luxury kitchen. It’s durable, stain-resistant, and pairs beautifully with various faucet finishes; as shown here in Maite Granda’s modern luxury kitchen designed by Maite Granda featuring an attractive stainless sink to complement its bronze accents.
Organization is key when designing a luxury kitchen. A custom pantry or built-in storage system keeps everything in its place and easy to access – allowing more time for cooking, entertaining and socializing with family and friends.
No matter whether it’s hosting a dinner party or just enjoying coffee with the kids, your kitchen island is at the core of every home. For an enhanced dining experience, install one with comfortable bar seating and an eye-catching pendant light for added drama.
Cabinetry is a key element of luxury kitchen renovations, especially when selecting premium materials like wood. Cabinets can also be designed to suit individual homeowner needs such as including built-in wine refrigeration or hidden pot and pan storage space. Custom cabinets provide greater customization compared to premade stock cabinets and are built on-site for any wall space you might have available; although these costs more than semi-custom counterparts.
Implementing high-end hardware into kitchen cabinets is another way to elevate their appearance and functionality. Full-extension drawer guides enable smooth operation while soft-close stops help stop doors and drawers slamming shut. Hardware upgrades may also include decorative accents like handles and pulls that coordinate with lighting or faucet fixtures in the room.
Kitchens are often considered the heart of any home. Families gather here for meals together and to entertain friends. A luxury kitchen remodel not only makes the area more functional but also shows that its owner possesses refined tastes and lives an elevated lifestyle. Kitchen upgrades can help you build the space of your dreams while adding significant resale value. By making smart decisions during planning stage, you can ensure that your new kitchen meets all of your desires – not only will guests be impressed by its luxurious upgrades, but you too will enjoy spending time there; after all, cooking spaces provide an environment conducive to creativity – and with proper luxury remodel planning underway, any chef can discover his or her true artistic side in the kitchen!
Kitchen ceilings can add an elegant, dramatic element and become the center of attention in a room, such as this luxury space designed by Cathie Hong. Here, light-flooded built-in cabinets abut an eye-catching ceiling of wood beams mimicking window shapes. Chrome faucets by KALLISTA add contemporary charm, reflecting light off of its glossy backsplash to illuminate this bright space.
Granite counters are an iconic element of luxury kitchens, offering stain resistance, variety of colors and finishes, and durability. Another alternative is quartz, which looks just as striking while being more affordable.
If you have the space and budget, incorporating a marble island can transform your kitchen. Interior designer Lance Thomas created this luxurious design featuring an elaborate waterfall island topped by white cabinetry that extends all the way to the ceiling for an airy feel; brown herringbone-patterned wood flooring adds another neutral tone that completes this luxurious kitchen look.
Add a bar sink to your kitchen for the feel of an upscale restaurant and make it the ideal venue for hosting guests. Whittney Parkinson has used black and brass hardware, Shaker cabinets and texture built-in cabinets to achieve this modern aesthetic.
Built-in refrigerators are a signature element of luxury in any kitchen, as they free up space while seamlessly blending into the cabinetry. Thomas Pheasant’s design features a standout built-in refrigerator complete with custom wine rack and beverage center with glass door for storage of beverages and wines. Other luxurious elements of the space include an industrial-inspired vent hood and top-of-the-line appliances; making this space truly one fit for chefs!