Our Favorite Luxury Kitchen Features
Today’s luxury kitchen features combine function and beauty to create breathtaking results. Not only do they look great, but they’ll give you the resources to be a home chef, make your family more comfortable, and much more.
In this month’s post, we’ll go over some of our favorite appliances, materials, and layout designs for a beautiful luxury kitchen remodel.
Luxury Kitchen Appliances
Anyone who's ever hosted a holiday meal will tell you how hard it is to cook multiple dishes at once. Not only is there the matter of space – which is hard enough – but temperature. Since different dishes have different preparation times and temperature requirements, you can spend hours waiting for the oven to heat up and cool down for each dish.
With a double oven this will never be a worry. Each oven can be set to a unique temperature, allowing you to cook multiple dishes at once. Depending on the model you choose, double ovens can also add space so you can cook even more. You may opt for a double range oven that takes up a similar amount of space as a traditional oven (these are made up of two smaller ovens).
Modern double range ovens feature:
- Prices to fit most budgets
- Variable sizes
- A new cooking experience for you and your family
Built in Refrigerator
One of our favorite luxury kitchen remodel features are built-in refrigerators.
Unlike freestanding refrigerators, which don’t need installation and will stick out from cabinets, built-in refrigerators sit flush with your cabinets. They’re much more customizable, with options like wine cabinets available.
Homeowners looking for a long lasting, seamlessly designed option for their kitchen will love built-in refrigerators.
Pot Filler Faucet
A favorite of serious home chefs, pot-filler faucets provide functionality and aesthetic brilliance to any kitchen.
Commonly found in high-end kitchens, these feature a swinging cold-water faucet mounted above your stove top. A pot filler faucet will allow you to fill your pots with water for pasta and rice and allow you to avoid carrying a large pot of water across the kitchen.
Not only do they look great, they also can help you avoid a big mess! Trust us, once you’ve lived with a pot filler faucet, you’ll never go back.
A Prep Sink
Another life-changing appliance option that you won’t come back from is adding a prep sink to your kitchen island.
This second sink will allow two people in your kitchen prep food at once. For larger families this allows the use of another sink to get a drink of water or wash hands while the other is being used to clean dishes or prepare food.
We recommend adding a garbage disposal to this sink, particularly if it will be used to prep food. This will save time, prevent clogs, and keep your new prep sink clean!
Instant Hot Water
This feature is great for the tea lovers among us! It’s also just a great tool to have in your home for coffee, hot cereal, or anything else requiring hot water.
A small insulated tank holds hot water ready for you to use, and replaces it as it's dispensed. It runs right off of your normal sink pipes, so any sink (even your new prep sink) can add this feature.
You can even adjust the temperature so it will come out perfect every time!
Luxury Kitchen Flooring, Tile, and Lighting
Bamboo Heated Floors
During the cold winter, there is nothing quite like walking on a heated floor.
While radiant floor heating systems can dry out some hardwoods, bamboo floors are impervious to it, making it the perfect flooring option for your remodeled kitchen.
Bamboo flooring is...
- Able to withstand great changes in humidity
- Aesthetically pleasing, offering a unique and beautiful look
- Ecologically friendly as it's a highly renewable resource
- More water resistant, making it perfect for kitchen floors
In-floor radiant heat is also a safer option for heating your house, as it creates heat from the ground up and doesn’t just push around dust, dirt, and pollen. This makes it great for air quality and anyone who suffers from asthma.
An old-school look that is quickly coming back to prevalence, tile backsplashes can transform your kitchen.
Benefits of tile backsplash in your kitchen:
- Extremely easy to clean and maintain
- Will not be destroyed by oil and water splashes that are bound to happen while cooking
- Can add flair and personality to an otherwise simple kitchen design
Under Cabinet Lighting
There is nothing we love more than subtle lighting. Adding LED fixtures under your cabinets adds soft lighting into your kitchen, while also providing needed light when you are preparing food. This sort of non-direct, ambient lighting provides warmth and utility in your kitchen.
Since you don’t need to have a larger bulb lighting the entire room with under-cabinet lighting, you will also likely save money on your energy bill.
Luxury Kitchen Layout Designs
Walk-in pantries provide much needed organization and storage for today's modern family and chef.
Much like a walk-in closet, a walk-in pantry as part of your kitchen remodel will allow you to easily see the things you are looking for. It will provide a place for you food, as well as anything else kitchen related you need to store like specialty appliances.
You can even add a fun twist like a second microwave or wine refrigerator. The possibilities are endless!
Open Floor Plan
An open floor plan for your kitchen can be a big undertaking requiring a lot of work – but the payoff can be huge.
Open floor plans are designed to utilize your kitchen as a social space where your family can congregate. Generally, when homeowners remodel their kitchen to be open it’s because they want a hub for their home and a place for the family to spend time. For families it also allows greater view of the room, allowing you to cook while your children do homework on the kitchen table.
In addition, it is great for entertaining and hosting dinner parties with your friends.
Are You Ready to Remodel Your Kitchen?
- Learn about your goals, vision, and budget during your free in-home consultation. We’ll then work with you to determine your final design and detailed work plan.
- Procure all needed materials for your home remodeling project.
- Obtain all necessary permits, completing the project on time and on budget.
To learn more about our home remodels and to schedule your free consultation, call us at (847) 358-4133 or contact us online.