Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It's where everyone gathers to prepare meals, share a snack or simply talk about family matters. Creating a luxury kitchen gives you a beautiful and functional space your whole family can enjoy. Here are three things you can do to create a luxurious, high-end kitchen in your home.
Ditch The Kitchen Table
Instead of using a kitchen table for morning meals and snacks, add a beautiful kitchen island to your space. Select an island that is large enough to house a high-end appliance, such as a stainless steel countertop stove, on one side while still offering space for bar-style seating. This lets your family pull up a stool and help with meal prep while you cook. The bar area also offers a great place to eat breakfast in the mornings or entertain at a dinner party.
Add Restaurant-Quality Refrigeration
Keeping your kitchen fully stocked with an array of frosty cold beverages, snacks and meal prep ingredients is a key component of a high-end kitchen. Adding restaurant-quality refrigerators and upright freezers makes it easy to keep a full supply of everything you need for your family and for surprise house guests. Consider investing in high-end appliances, such as a matching refrigerator and freezer that can sit side by side in your kitchen. If you are a wine enthusiast, you may also want to add a full-sized wine cooler to the kitchen to keep your favorite vintages at the perfect serving temperature. Choose stainless steel appliances with a satin finish to add a rich, upscale look to the space.
Don't Forget About Lighting
A plain overhead light fixture simply won't do in a luxury kitchen. Consider adding pendant lights or small chandeliers over your kitchen island to perfectly illuminate the space, and opt for recessed lighting in the area over your stove and ovens to improve visibility while you cook. Under-cabinet lighting can add beauty to your kitchen counters. Be sure to choose fixtures that coordinate with your kitchen's design theme to create a cohesive look in your space.
Work with your design contractor to come up with different concepts that add an upscale feel to your kitchen, and shop around for high-end appliances that make it easy to store food and prep meals in your kitchen. Built-in stovetops, double ovens, convection ovens and micro-hoods are all excellent options for appliances you should consider adding to your beautiful new food prep area. Contact a local outlet, such as All-American Appliance, for further assistance.