You don’t have to be a chef to appreciate a luxury kitchen! The kitchen is the heart and soul of your home, and one that’s well equipped with the finest utilities and tools, functional spaces, and top-of-the-line appliances is on the wish list for many of today’s homeowners.
Going along with both current trends and timeless function and styles, your luxury kitchen might include the following items.
1. Smart Faucet
What’s a kitchen today without a few smart features? Smart faucets add an unparalleled note of luxury and usefulness. They also make your kitchen sink more sanitary because you don’t have to touch faucet knobs to turn on the water. Many are motion-sensitive or touch-sensitive and can be activated with just a wave or tap of the hand.
Many smart faucets can also be turned off remotely, so if someone forgets to shut off the water, you can do that from anywhere.
2. Handy Drawers
Drawers and sliders built into your existing cabinetry offer a multi-faceted purpose perfect for any luxury kitchen. For example, a large sliding pantry can be installed including shelves for spices and dried foods.
You can also use drawers to hide your waste and recycling bins, act as a warming drawer next to your stove, and more. Get creative with drawer options for both functionality and style.
3. French Cutlery
The luxury is often in the details, like preparing and serving your meals with Laguiole cutlery. Laguiole is a region in France known for quality, useful, stylish knives and cutlery.
These incredible sets are both gorgeous and practical, and your dinner guests will be drooling over them.
4. Apron Sink
Farmhouse or apron sinks are all the rage right now. They’re both chic and extremely utilitarian, thanks to their large size and depth. They add instant charm and functionality to any kitchen.
Although white ceramic is the traditional look for today’s apron sinks, you can modernize the accessory to match your existing kitchen design. Today’s sinks come in a variety of textures and colors, including enameled cast iron and stainless steel.
5. Plenty of Storage
The best kitchens will be fully equipped with a large pantry, ample cupboard and drawer space, and a roomy fridge. You might have an additional cold room in your basement designed for extended food storage.
Smaller kitchens might not have as much natural storage, so you might have to make some up. For example, you could build storage into a kitchen island, put shelving on the wall, or install an overhead rack.
6. Grand Lighting
For overhead lighting, there’s nothing better in a kitchen than skylights and canned lights. During the day, you’ll have natural light pouring into the room, providing the perfect illumination for your everyday cooking, and in the evenings, you’ll have efficient light that keeps your kitchen bright and cheery.
The best kitchens also have under cabinet lighting, which adds ambiance as well as functionality. It’s ideal for task prep and hygienic cleanup. It’s particularly good for kitchens without great natural lighting.
7. Double Wall Ovens
Gone are the days of bending down to put food in the oven. Luxury kitchens are nixing the range in favor of separate entities. They’ll install a gas or flat-top stove on their countertop and two ovens built into the wall.
Many of these wall ovens have the latest smart options as well, including remote pre-heat and shut-off, self-cleaning oven racks, convection oven settings, and more! It makes cooking for your family or large parties a breeze!
8. Built-In Refrigerators
Large, bulky refrigerators can be somewhat of an eyesore in the kitchen. They can also jut out past your countertop line, limiting the streamlined workspace.
The solution is a built-in refrigerator. You can have a large refrigerator with plenty of storage, but it’s incorporated into your existing cabinet work so it looks like part of the design. Many homeowners also put wooden doors on their refrigerators to make them look seamless.
9. Walk-In Pantry
You have a walk-in closet in your master bedroom, so why not do something similar with your food storage? Use or expand existing kitchen space to create a deep closet with drawers, cupboards, shelving, hooks, and more. You’ll never run out of food storage space again!
10. Faucet Above the Stove
This handy feature is often referred to as a pot filler. It’s a staple in restaurants so that you can easily fill a pot with water without carrying it from the kitchen sink to the stove. It’s supposed to improve kitchen ergonomics (no more back strain and slips from carrying heavy pots or spilled water) and save time.