Posted 8.14.18 @ 0:0
Planning a luxury kitchen isn’t just about buying the most expensive marble, granite, appliances, and décor, it is about achieving a harmony of class, elegance, function, and ‘expensive’ taste. Below are our best tips on how to plan a luxury kitchen while maximising the power of your dollar.
Don’t Over Design
It is too easy to get carried away and to try to use all the design tips you find online, but remember, too much of anything isn’t good either. When in doubt, choose not to add a certain feature or décor, you can always add later.
Splurge on Custom Cabinets
Kitchens need a lot of storage but don’t just settle for any storage, customise your cabinets to make sure that you’ll have a space for all your kitchen items. More so, customised cabinets means that you can choose everything, from depth, height, and built, up to finishes and hardware to use. You can make your cabinets look like an accent wall if you wanted to.
Buy Budget for Some Appliances
It is okay to splurge on appliances that you use daily, like your stove and your refrigerator; however, you don’t have to spend a fortune on things you rarely use. If you make waffles once every few weeks, buying a cheap waffle maker won’t hurt. Just keep it in your customised cabinet after each use.
Spend on Beautiful Countertops
Beautiful countertops are something that you can enjoy everyday as you see it and use it daily. Make sure that you do your research on the type of stone you use and have it finished right so you can enjoy your countertops for years to come!
Consider Faux for Surfaces
Swapping porcelain tiles for your flooring instead of wood or limestone is totally okay. Tiles have come a long way these days. There are designs that look like wood, designs that look like marble, and even designs that look like vintage tiles but are brand new.
Invest in Hardware
You’ll use your kitchen hardware everyday so why not spend a little bit more on it? Beautiful hardware is like a beautiful bag that completes an outfit, you have to have it for your kitchen to look polished.
Use Colours To Your Advantage
Just using the right paint colours can drastically improve the look and feel of your kitchen. Use colours to emphasize your beautiful countertops or to turn your customised wall of cabinets into a decorative piece. There are no limits!
Wow With Lighting
Your hard work planning a luxury kitchen will all go to waste if your lighting is too dark or does not fit right to the space it illuminates. Layer lighting in your kitchen for a luxurious touch. A small chandelier would be great too.
Remember, an expensive kitchen will only be a true luxury kitchen if it is classy, elegant, functional, and a joy to the eyes as well as to use. For more ideas about designing a luxury home, checkout our blogs, or better yet, take a look at our listings of available Oakville luxury homes for inspiration! You might just find one that fits you perfectly! Contact us anytime to schedule a viewing!