27 Timeless Luxury Kitchen Ideas

Full article with thanks to https://www.realhomes.com/design/luxury-kitchen-design-ideas

We have scoured the world of luxury kitchens and gathered the most gorgeous and most ingenious design ideas to take your kitchen to the next level – whether you choose to invest in the real thing or emulate them with clever copycats.

1. INVEST IN BESPOKE CABINETS THAT NEVER DATE

The most important – and often costliest – element in any kitchen is the quality of the cabinetry. How to choose yours? We say, a classic, detailed design showcasing quality materials and workmanship is always the best way to go. You can opt for a restrained Shaker-style design that will never date, or go as ornate and luxurious as you like. 

2. GO FOR FULLY CUSTOMISABLE, MODULAR INDUSTRIAL FITTINGS

If you are coveting an industrial look, then bespoke is still the best way to achieve the luxury kitchen of your dreams. Mind, industrial needn’t mean heavy-look or brutalist – with the right level of craftsmanship, an industrial kitchen can still look elegant. 

3. PICK A BESPOKE MARBLE WORKTOP

Marble worktops are one of our favorite luxury kitchen ideas. Why marble? Two main reasons: it looks incredibly elegant, more so any other real stone used for worktops, and it is always cool to the touch (due to its poor heat-conducting properties) – a valuable functional trait in a hot, steamy kitchen. 

4.  INSTALL A ONE-OF-A-KIND SPLASHBACK

How about a kitchen that looks a bit like a luxury boudoir? The devil is in the detail: think gorgeous taps and a bespoke splashback.

5. GO FOR A KITCHEN ISLAND WITH AN INTEGRATED WINE COOLER

If you are looking for luxury kitchen ideas, chances are you already have a wine collection that’s kept in either a cellar or a wine room. A wine fridge in the kitchen itself, however, is more convenient, especially when you simply want a glass of wine while you’re cooking. 

6. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AMPLE KITCHEN ISLAND SEATING

Easiest way to transform your kitchen into a chic kitchen diner? Add kitchen island seating. Bar stools are fine, but for a really elegant and streamlined look, we’d go with integrated seating. 

7. PICK HANDLELESS CABINETS FOR A STREAMLINED LOOK

The shiny worktop surface with the matt lacquer finish of the Rotpunkt kitchen cabinets. The clever handleless design completes the streamlined effect. 

8. SWITCH TO THE HOB TO END ALL HOBS

A kitchen, even a very luxurious one, is first and foremost for cooking. So, investing in a high-quality cooker and hob makes sense; it really helps if the hob looks great, too – after all, it’s always on show. 

9. FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT PICK AN ALL-MARBLE KITCHEN ISLAND 

Kitchen islands come in a wide variety of materials and finishes, but for maximum design impact, nothing beats an all-marble island. 

10. LET A BESPOKE STRUCTURAL FEATURE TAKE CENTRE STAGE

If you are ready to give your kitchen a complete transformation, consider a structural addition or alteration that will really pull the design together. 

11. BE BOLD WITH AN ALL OVER COLOUR 

Want to add real oomph to a smaller kitchen? Our answer is: bold, all-over color. A great paint color will really bring out the quality of your cabinets – and bring to life other details, such as lighting and handles. 

12. THINK PRACTICAL WITH A DOUBLE KITCHEN SINK

Two is better than one, trust us. Yes, it is true that a double-bowl sink can make washing up easier, and that one of the bowls can be connected to your rubbish disposal (handy if you peel a lot of veg on a regular basis). But for our money, the most convenient aspect of having a double-bowl, double-tap sink is the opportunity for two people to cook at the same time without getting in each other’s way, or for one sink to be used for cooking, one for washing up. Perfect for busy households – or for teaching the kids how to cook, too. 

13. TREAT YOURSELF TO A REALLY LUXURIOUS LARDER

A good, well-stocked larder is a sure sign of a prosperous home; bespoke is best, as always, with a bespoke larder fitting in seamlessly with the rest of your cabinets. 

14. PAY ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS 

Attention to detail is key to a harmonious luxury kitchen design; put it another way: what makes just a kitchen a really beautiful kitchen is not just the big stuff. Think in terms of things that aren’t the first thing you notice, but that contribute to the overall look and feel of the kitchen. Handles are one such crucial detail – the shape, size, and material should all bring out the best in your cabinets. 

15.CHOOSE AN EXTRACTOR THAT’S A WORK OF ART

Let’s face it, the extractor is not the most exciting of kitchen elements; which is not to say you have to settle for ugly. Have you thought of polished brass?

16. COMPLETE THE ROOM WITH SUMPTUOUS WOOD FLOORING 

We think that nothing quite completes a traditional kitchen design scheme like wood flooring, especially if the kitchen opens onto a dining area or utility room. It is true that real stone flooring, or ceramic or porcelain tiles are more practical – but there is a warmth and elegance that is only achievable with wood. Do choose engineered wood flooring, however, rather than solid – it will better cope with the changes in temperature and humidity. 

17. ADD SOFTNESS WITH UPHOLSTERED CHAIRS

This is a luxury kitchen idea you can bring into any space –  great dining chairs. Think roomy and upholstered, in a sumptuously textured material such as velvet. 

18. CHANGE THE GAME WITH A RANGE COOKER

A really high-quality, beautiful range cooker can rightfully take center stage in a kitchen. To really show off yours, go for a contrasting color to the rest of your kitchen. 

19. PICK A SMART WINDOW TREATMENT TO COMPLETE THE LOOK

Of course, many kitchens look just fine without any window treatments, and you may well want to make the most of a nice large window and the light it brings in. But what if your kitchen faces a busy road – or, conversely, a dull fence you don’t fancy looking at? That’s where a smart window treatment comes in handy. A blind is the most practical and elegant option for the kitchen. 

20. BLEND KITCHEN AND LIVING SPACE

If your home is open plan, or if you like spending time in your kitchen, rather than just cooking in it, consider creating a luxury kitchen design that borrows from, or blends in with living room decor. 

21. GET A COUNTRYSIDE VIBE WITH OPEN SHELVES

Want to introduce a bit of countryside charm into your luxury kitchen? Elegant open shelves are a great way to create a lived-in, slightly busier look than a wall-to-wall cabinet design will permit. 

22. FIND A SLEEK STORAGE SOLUTION FOR FRUIT AND VEG

Even the most luxurious kitchen needs to be functional. Keen cooks will know that a lot of fruit and veg do much better when stored out of the fridge, but how do you store your veggies in a sleek and smart kitchen? 

23. OBVIOUSLY CHOOSE GORGEOUS LIGHTING

The kitchen is where you can really showcase gorgeous pendant lighting, from one-of-a-kind reclaimed industrial pieces to bespoke designer chandeliers. 

24. MIMIC A VICTORIAN STYLE (BUT STILL LUXURIOUS) KITCHEN

And for lovers of traditional kitchens, a dresser or open shelving is a great way to add a homely, lived-in touch to your luxury kitchen. This Victorian-style luxury kitchen cleverly combines fitted shelving units painted in a deep midnight blue with atmospheric kitchen lighting. 

25. SITE YOUR KITCHEN IN A FORMER LIVING SPACE

If moving your kitchen to what is currently a living space gives you the statement room you are after, it’s really worth considering – especially if you can convert the existing kitchen into a reception room so that a separate living space isn’t sacrificed.

If yours is a period style home, pick a kitchen cabinet design that flatters the room’s decorative and structural style – a simple Shaker kitchen will work in most period homes.

26. ADD WARMTH WITH A COPPER SPLASHBACK

It doesn’t get more luxurious than metallics in a kitchen. You could choose cabinets in a metallic finish, glamorous metallic worktops or just pick out some statement metallic accessories, but we love the idea of a copper splashback. In this luxury kitchen, the splashback is made up of copper leaf glass tiles. 

27. CREATE A RELAXED SPACE WITH A WINDOW SEAT 

If you have lovely large windows in your kitchen, adding a window seat would be perfect for creating a more relaxed area. And no, you don’t actually need a bay window to re-create this look. 

Full article with thanks to https://www.realhomes.com/design/luxury-kitchen-design-ideas

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