3 Features To Make Your Kitchen Luxurious
The luxury lifestyle is commonplace in Beverly Hills. Everywhere you look, there are expensive cars, sprawling mansions, and socialites dressed to the nines. In keeping with that extravagant theme is interior design. If your house isn’t inundated with the finest furniture and high-quality decorations, people will notice. This includes your kitchen, which is one of the primary living spaces in a home where people spend their time. (Image Credit: Kirk Fisher/Pixabay)
An estimated 76% of homeowners change the style of their kitchen during their renovation project. The kitchen is the heart of the home, its style and level of opulence matter. Let’s take a look at three features that will help you achieve that luxurious look effortlessly.
Kitchen countertops are often one of the first things people notice when they enter the room (apart from the cabinets, but we’re getting there). You’ll have your pick of the litter when it comes to luxury materials — granite, marble, quartz, ceramic tiles etc. — but the trick is how you put it to use. As a general rule, it must match the room’s (or entire home’s) color scheme; approximately one-third of a 2017 interior design survey stated they’d redecorate their home using a neutral palette, although the classic black and white aesthetic is far from losing its edge. Whatever theme you settle on, ensuring that your countertops match is crucial.
For the more involved homeowners, custom cabinets are a must. In fact, kitchen cabinet demand in the U.S. is projected to grow to roughly $17.1 billion by 2021. The benefits of custom cabinetry are endless; not only are you able to choose the type of material, overall style, and finish of the pieces, but you’ll be able to guarantee that they’ll meet your every need. Have more wine glasses than you can count? You can request additional space uniquely designed to handle their shape and fragility. Throw lots of parties? There can be an entire section dedicated exclusively to your fine china and crystal. The freedom and flexibility of custom cabinetry means that you’ll never run out of space, and you’ll never be disappointed in the final product.
As important as aesthetic is, practicality should be high on your list of priorities — after all, you want a kitchen that is as functional as it is beautiful. That’s where luxury appliances come into the picture. What you choose depends on your interests: if you’re an avid cook, a range top and wall oven are an absolute must; if you throw more cocktail parties than dinner parties, you’ll want a wine cooler and decked out bar. The options are truly limitless when you value quality over price.
Most ordinary homeowners will focus on practicality overall; for example, because heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25% to 30% of residential heating and cooling energy usage, they might use their limited budget to upgrade the windows in their kitchen. When it comes to luxury living, however, the sky’s the limit! You can upgrade your windows, install new tile flooring and high-quality countertops, and requisition cabinetry that is built specifically to your needs. You’ll be able to see and feel the difference the next time your friends and family members are gathered together in the heart of your home.