Creating a luxury kitchen can be a hard task, especially if you are working on a budget. However, this should not deter you from achieving the dream look for the most important room in your house.
Every expensive option has an economical counterpart that is sure to look just as impressive in your kitchen. While some areas and appliances will require significant spending, some small but still aesthetically beautiful touches can turn your kitchen into a luxurious space.
1. Remove the Clutter
One of the most obvious ways to improve the look of your kitchen can also be achieved without spending a penny! Remove any unwanted ornaments or appliances from your countertops and store them out-of-sight.
Clean, sleek counters are an essential part of ensuring that your kitchen looks modern and luxurious. Keep the toaster, the kettle and any other essentials but remove the rest.
This can be done in a number of ways. If you have a bit of money that you are willing to spend, a good idea is to create alcoves set slightly back from your countertops. This will allow for easy access to all appliances while still leaving enough space to ensure that your counters are clean and clear.
2. Utilize the Space
To get the luxury kitchen you desire, there is simply no need to use a sledgehammer to smash walls down. You may not have much space to work with but you can use it wisely.
One key tip to utilizing the space in your kitchen is to make use of any natural lighting. Use the daylight to accentuate your best furniture or appliances; perhaps centre the kitchen table in the light to reinforce that this is the hub of the kitchen.
Try and make the most of the floor space in the kitchen too. Beautiful furniture can go a long way but a clean, open flooring gives the whole room space to breathe. This especially comes in handy if you have a modern tiled or wooden floor.
3. Change the Cabinets
You wouldn’t believe just how much the feel of a kitchen can change when new, modern cabinets are introduced. Investing in the right kind of cabinet design will be a long-term and massively worthwhile outlay.
There are a couple of cabinet design options that you could plump for when creating your luxury kitchen. Firstly, a sleek, clean white design will allow light to flourish in the kitchen while also allowing for more colourful accessories to stand out.
You could also go for a glass cabinet look. This caters to more traditional, vintage designs but can look stunning if you are willing to keep the kitchenware that will be on display immaculately tidy. If this is the look you are going for, try to ensure that your kitchenware matches the overall feel of the room.
4. Add Warmth with Tiling
While bespoke tiling can be a hugely expensive venture, there are a number of designs available that are good value for money and will allow you to counter the clean, sleek look of your luxury kitchen with a much needed warmth.
A beautifully designed ceramic tile, with a relatively unassertive pattern, in a deep colour should bring your kitchen to life. Just be sure not to overuse the tiling – less is more in terms of colour balancing with the neutrality of your kitchen.
5. Cater to your own Desires
Paying a disproportionate amount of money for the latest appliances for your kitchen may seem like the best step to take for a luxurious outcome. However, if you don’t feel at home in your kitchen, no amount of money will rectify that.
Therefore, before you start splashing the cash, the very first thing you should consider is how your kitchen will work for you.
If you are a food fanatic who loves to experiment with cooking in the kitchen, ensure that the layout and placement of appliances is suitable for this. Make sure that food storage is within touching distance of a prep area, which in turn is close to the cooking equipment. This will ensure that the flow of activity in your kitchen is as luxurious as the aesthetics of the room itself.
Article Courtesy of: Gareth, Kitchen Design Expert at StoneHouse Bespoke Kitchens