Have you always wanted a beautiful, spacious kitchen with all the bells and whistles? The kind of kitchen you love spending time in even when you’re not cooking?
If you’re planning a kitchen remodel and your budget is not a major concern, you may want to explore some fun and functional high-end kitchen design options. A luxury kitchen remodel typically combines beautiful materials, high-quality appliances, and custom designs to meet your individual wants and needs.
Here are some of our favorite high-end kitchen remodel ideas to consider including in your new space:
1. Add Seating for a Spacious, Luxury Feel
Even if you have a formal dining room, a breakfast nook or counter seating will give you more options and make your space more usable and inviting.
Built-in, booth-style seating is a great option if you have limited space, but if you simply don’t have space for any independent table seating, opt for bar stools and a dining ledge on the edge of your island. You might be surprised how often you use it to eat, entertain, or answer emails on your laptop.
2. Make it Your Own with Unique Custom Features
One of the best things about remodeling your kitchen is that you get to choose the features you want and the ones you don’t. Need extra cabinet space? Consider a multifunctional island with storage under the counter. Never seem to have enough space in your oven? Choose double wall ovens.
Details like these give your space a unique, high-end feel. You also make your kitchen feel like it’s truly yours when you incorporate beautiful, distinctive, and functional features such as:
- Deep drawers, dividers, and other specialized storage
- Hidden drawers behind cabinet doors
- Energy-efficient, luxury appliances
- Enclosed, pull-out trash and recycling bins
- Built-in refrigerator
- Statement light fixtures
3. Let Light in with Plenty of Windows
Nothing opens up a space like natural light. Big windows that allow sunlight to flow in will bring the colors in your kitchen to life. They also welcome the beauty of the outdoors into your indoor space, creating a serene, open atmosphere.
Natural light doesn’t just make your kitchen feel bigger and brighter. Incorporating lots of windows and skylights can improve your mood, reduce eye strain, prevent mold and mildew from growing, increase airflow, and help regulate your sleep cycle.
4. Go Big with Two Islands
If you have room in your kitchen, double islands look beautiful and create a grand, spacious feeling. They also make your kitchen more functional and dynamic, and give you more options for customizing your layout and design.
For example, you may decide to include your range and sink in one island and reserve the other for in-kitchen seating. Or you might consider adding a pot rack above one and unique pendant lighting over the other.
5. Include High-Tech Features
Smart gadgets and appliances can make your kitchen work better for you. From energy-efficient dishwashers to refrigerators that help you manage your shopping list, the options are nearly endless.
High-tech features don’t just make your kitchen easier and more fun to use, though. They can actually make it safer too. Smartphone-controlled light switches mean no more stumbling around in the dark next time someone gets up at night for a cup of tea or a midnight snack. Smart ovens can be turned on and off remotely using your phone or tablet, so you can start preheating while you drive home, and you can always double check that you’ve turned it off after you leave the house.
When deciding which smart features to use and which to skip, it’s worth thinking about what will truly improve your life and enhance your enjoyment of your kitchen on a daily basis.
Be Choosy about Materials
No matter which high-end features you choose to incorporate, it’s worth being selective about materials if you have the budget for it. While top-notch materials may be a bit more expensive, they also tend to be more durable and increase the value of your home compared to other options.
Here are a few high-quality kitchen materials that have stood the test of time and are sure to add a classic, sophisticated atmosphere to your new space:
- Marble, quartz, granite, and other natural stones
- Gold, brass, copper, and other metals
- Unique or custom tiles, like porcelain, glass, or encaustic tiles
Are you planning a kitchen remodel? Want to incorporate top-quality, high-end design ideas?
At Hamish Murray Construction, we’re dedicated to bringing your ideas to life to create the perfect kitchen for you and your family. We can’t wait to work with you to build the beautiful and unique space you’ve been imagining.
Contact us today to discuss your ideas and get started!