7 Simple Ways to Elevate Your Kitchen’s Luxury Design
Posted at 26 September 2021 in Blogs by Gary Braun
Turning your kitchen into a luxury space does not necessarily mean a total overhaul of the room. There are plenty of smaller changes and simple kitchen updates you can make to introduce luxury kitchen design ideas into your home. If you are looking to refresh your kitchen with a few quick changes, but don’t want the hassle of a total refurbishment, try these simple ideas to create a luxury kitchen:
How To Elevate Your Kitchen Cabinets?
Kitchen cabinets are a core component of the room’s aesthetic. With a few exceptions for some room shapes, they usually cover most of the walls and occupy a lot of the view wherever you look. When updating your kitchen to have a more luxurious look, a new kitchen cabinet installation should be one of the first things to consider for an upgrade.
If you are aiming to make some simple kitchen updates that don’t break the bank, you don’t need to go as far as installing a completely new set of cabinets. Refacing or refinishing your old cabinets can give your kitchen a completely new look and feel without changing the existing layout.
Purchase New High-Quality Appliances
Mismatched or worn-out appliances can really bring down the look of an otherwise beautiful kitchen. If you are updating the color scheme or style of your luxury kitchen design, your old appliances might not fit in with the new aesthetic. It can be a good idea to go shopping for new appliances once you have already updated the other parts of your kitchen, as having the new lighting, cabinets, and decorations in the room can really help inspire the styles of appliance you go with.
Build a Pantry
Creating a pantry is an easy luxury kitchen idea to pull off on almost any room shape. You don’t need to set aside space for a walk-in pantry either, there are plenty of simple ways to build a pantry in even a small kitchen. For example:
- Repurpose an old bookshelf
- Add shelving or a pegboard to an empty wall space
- Build recessed shelving into the wall cavity
- Remove the doors from a pair of wall cabinets to be refurbished as shelving
- Consider Adding Marble Designs
Marble is a classic, timeless way to give any kitchen more of a luxury look. It is also very robust and will look great for many years to come. Marble countertops can complement a light, neutral color scheme or contrast against dark highlights or cabinets. Marble works great as floor or wall tiling and as a backsplash material as well as one of the timeless countertop materials, although going for marble everything can give your kitchen a monotone feel.
If you don’t want to commit to the characteristics of marble countertops, you can also add them to your kitchen in the form of other kitchen tools and crockery. Here are a few ideas to add some marble highlight pieces to your kitchen:
- Serving trays
- Mortar and pestle
- Paper towel holders
- Seasoning and shakers tray
- Cutting block
Marble table tops also look great, but practicality is also a consideration. Marble is very heavy, and sooner or later you will need to move that table. Besides being a pain to move, the sheer weight of a marble table could damage your flooring as it scrapes around.
How to Incorporate a Chandelier into Your Kitchen?
Adding a chandelier is another classic luxury kitchen design idea, especially if your kitchen includes a dining or bar area. The right chandelier can do a lot to elevate your kitchen from feeling like a purely functional space to one that your family and guests can relax and enjoy.
While a chandelier can act as a centerpiece to the room, don’t let it dominate the space. Keep its size appropriate to the rest of the room and the height of the ceiling. If the chandelier will be hung directly above a table or kitchen island you can bring it down lower to keep it in view while you are dining, but make sure your taller family members and guests won’t be ducking under it during dinner.
Should You Add Pieces of Art to Your Kitchen?
Adding some art pieces to the room is often an overlooked way to create a luxury kitchen design. Hanging some pictures or paintings on the walls is an obvious place to start with this if you can afford to dedicate the wall space to it.
If not, ornaments such as vases and sculptures can be a more flexible way to bring art into the room. Depending on the size of the room, these could be placed on countertops, in the corners of the room, or along the tops of wall cabinets and window sills. Don’t clutter the place with too many pieces though, as this can give your kitchen more of a homely, lived-in look than a luxury feel.
Splashes, spills, and stains are always a possibility in even the tidiest cook’s kitchen, so this is definitely something to bear in mind, particularly when decorating around the stovetop and other common spill areas. You should absolutely put glass over any valuable paintings before installing them in your kitchen.
Upgrade Your Lighting
Chandeliers are certainly not the only option when it comes to upgrading your kitchen to achieve more of a luxurious look, and they are not suitable for every kitchen. Here are a few more luxury kitchen design ideas for lighting that you might not have considered:
- Industrial pendant lighting
- Billiards-style pendant lighting
- Polished cage pendants
Besides overhead lighting, put some thought into any countertop lighting that your kitchen contains. As counter lighting is often hidden beneath your wall cabinets, many kitchen designs stick to simple, functional LED strip lighting, but taking the extra effort to stylize this feature can really elevate your kitchen, for example using brass sconces or rows of Edison bulbs to give the lighting a moody, vintage feel.
There are plenty of simple kitchen updates you can make that don’t take a lot of time or effort to make, as well as some that we recommend getting professional help with. This is definitely the case when it comes to replacing or refurbishing your kitchen cabinets. As such a prominent feature of any kitchen, making sure their design and fitting are completely perfect is essential for achieving the luxury kitchen design of your dreams.
Silver Hawk not only provides top-quality, reliable tradespeople to install and refurbish your kitchen cabinets, we can also help you plan out your kitchen refresh with a free design consultation.