Most people will have, at one time or another, been invited into a home where there was a touch of luxury over functionality. Similarly, most people will have visited a home that had a kitchen that was simply striking and oozed luxury.
This can usually lead to two outcomes; you’ll feel very jealous of the person who has the luxury kitchen, or you will want to replicate it yourself in your own home. Luckily, luxury kitchens are not a matter of cost and are rather a matter of fine details, so it is fairly straightforward to transform any kitchen into a luxurious area to cook and enjoy.
But what is it that actually makes a luxury kitchen, and how can you turn yours into something that will make people’ oooh’ and ‘aaah?’ Read on to find out.
One of the first aspects of planning a luxury kitchen is the design phase and using the space correctly. Correct space planning will improve the look of the kitchen and enhance its performance and function, whether it is used as a social space or somewhere to cook your gourmet meals. This planning will involve storage strategies and having an even flow while also allowing for entertainment. Indeed, many bespoke luxury kitchens are designed with all of these features in mind, so make use of the space that you have and call in the experts.
Most luxury kitchens use only the best materials that are available, but before you panic and start thinking that you have to spend a fortune on marble countertops, this is not the case. You can pull off the look of a luxury kitchen without spending a fortune, and this is easily done using stone accessories in your kitchen and even opting for having wooden features enhanced. Of course, if you can splash your budget and extend it to having marble countertops, then go for it!
The lighting in a kitchen is vital to setting the tone and appearance. Any luxury kitchen will use natural and artificial light to illuminate all of the space, so you will want to have a kitchen that is well-lit and has an ambient tone too. This will enhance the kitchen’s natural beauty and make it a striking extension of your home.
Customized cabinets improve the storage and add character and beauty to the kitchen. Depending on your budget, you will be able to customize your cabinets to have different shapes or even be made from different materials. If, of course, your budget does not stretch to having custom-made cabinets fitted, a touch of paint and some clever lighting will do the trick. The fake it until you make it approach can work for a kitchen.
Energy Saving Appliances
The world is becoming greener, and a key feature of any luxury kitchen is to improve the sustainability and energy efficiency of the home. So, if you are looking to reduce your home’s ecological footprint whilst also keeping the luxury theme, aim for kitchen appliances that are energy-saving.