How to Design a Luxury Kitchen

Written by Posted On Thursday, 21 November 2019 22:11

Nowadays, the kitchen is the showpiece in a contemporary home. When designing a new kitchen, it’s worth taking your time to consider exactly what you’d like and what will make a difference to your daily life. Of course, style must also be taken into account. Luxury kitchen design is likely to incorporate forward-looking technology with the latest appliances and plush materials.

Read on for our top tips on designing a luxury kitchen.

Build in two islands

If you have the space, seriously consider including two islands in your kitchen. The first island can be dedicated to cooking and food preparation, and the second island can be solely for entertaining. When guests are in your house, you can place drinks on the entertainment island, encouraging them to mingle there, while you keep all of the chopping and cooking away from them. The beauty of it, of course, is that you can still talk to your guests while preparing, but without mixing the two areas. If space design isn’t your thing, a bespoke, luxury kitchen designer will take care of this for you.

Many people opt for uncomfortable bar stools around their islands, not considering that people may want to sit there for longer periods, or even most of the evening. For this reason, invest in high-quality upholstered, cushioned stools. Also, consider installing charging stations into the island. That way, you can work on your laptop without battery-related worries.

Incorporate built-in storage

A common mistake with kitchen design is to underestimate how much built-in storage you’ll need. In a luxury kitchen, it’s imperative that all unattractive items and appliances can be put away out of sight when not in use. Pull out drawers, shelves or larders are the best way to achieve this. This way, you won’t have to constantly lift things in and out of cupboards.

When designing your built-in storage solutions, keep in mind that your accessories and items need to be easily reachable. Poor planning in this stage can lead to much frustration when your kitchen is completed, and you realize that it’s not quite fit for purpose.

A hidden extractor

In today’s society, the tendency to use the kitchen as the home’s main entertainment area means that unsightly items need to be carefully hidden or, if this is not possible, then make them more attractive to look at. Extractor fans can be fitted flush to the ceiling, or into the worktop. Alternatively make a fashionable feature out of it, such as a wire hung extractor.

Another idea is to order an extractor fan with a detachable cover and to substitute the cover with the material that you used for the splash backs or surfaces.

Luxury details

Sometimes the small details can make all the difference in a luxury kitchen. Adding dark detailing to cabinets is particularly en vogue, as is heavily grained wood. Rose gold and copper cabinet handles can also make a huge difference to the look of a kitchen, particularly if you’ve gone for a stark look elsewhere else, such as stainless steel.

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