Luxury Materials for the Kitchen
If not the most important room in the house, the kitchen is arguably the busiest and most often used. There is a whole world of luxury kitchen design out there, and with such an extensive array of materials to choose from, the possibilities really are endless. Different aspects of a kitchen are best suited to specific materials, and in this blog, we have compiled the ultimate guide.
Custom cabinetry is the ultimate ambition; it combines premium materials with handcrafted, quality workmanship and a bespoke style. When it comes to luxury cabinetry, the material mainly used is solid wood for the doors, and furniture-grade plywood for the box. If you opt for the minimal aesthetic, with simple design, you can accentuate the wood with hardware using brass or marble pulls and quartz knobs.
Countertops are the feature that attract attention straight away, and nothing says luxury quite like large slabs of marble, granite and quartz. Not only are they durable and long lasting, but their texture and shine gives the whole house a lift, creating for an inimitable impression right from the off. To create a seamless, streamlined look, you can use the same material on the countertops for the backsplash as well.
Sinks and Faucets
When it comes to sinks you have a lot more freedom of choice in terms of material, from ceramic, stainless steel and porcelain-enameled cast iron, to natural stone, copper and composite granite—depending, of course, on the aesthetic you’re going for. It is important to match the faucet with the sink, and by extension, the rest of the kitchen’s hardware. Consider integrating technology in the shape of touch faucets—a staple for any luxury kitchen.
Think of lighting as the spotlight that highlights your showcase of a kitchen. It is crucial that you choose the right light, which depends on the design you’ve chosen for the kitchen. If traditional, consider an ornate chandelier with crystals, or if you’ve gone with a more contemporary look, perhaps an industrial pendant light. Unique, designer lighting has the ability to make a statement all on its own.
Without a doubt, a luxury kitchen has to have appliances that are sleek, high-tech and integrated. From smart refrigerators with touchscreens to smart ovens with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, temperature controls and Google and Alexa compatibility, the most innovative technology has a way of transforming a kitchen as no amount of design can do.
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