The kitchen is in the middle of a renaissance—as more and more folks are starting to prioritize healthier eating at home as opposed to going out. As a result, homeowners are emphasizing crafting luxury kitchens that allow them to cook meals in style.
Regardless of which fridge you choose, the important thing is to ensure your design allows for the appliance to be built in. While not always the case and highly dependent on the size of the home, we’re seeing more and more modern kitchen designs incorporating enough space for cooking and guests.
If you’re interested in hosting family holidays as well as friends and neighbors, then it’s important to consider that while laying out the blueprints for your kitchen. When trash and recycling bins are placed beside the kitchen island, it is annoying to maneuver around, but it can attract insects like ants.
Cabinet shopping should be a fun experience as you look for the perfect option that fits your functionality needs and your style and taste preferences. Here at Puustelli, we take things one step further by offering cabinets that are functional and stunning in their modern, minimalist design and extremely sustainable.
For example, hardwood, bamboo, concrete, and vinyl flooring are all recognized within the home industry as being durable choices.
Overall, both flooring and cabinetry are two areas of your luxury kitchen design that are worth investing in to reduce repairs and complications down the road.
Wine racks, Sonos speakers, coffee bars, and more can be included to make the area more welcoming to guests as well. For inspiration and examples on high-performance appliances, check out Miele and Wolf, a couple of the top brands in the industry that we enjoy working with.
Fortunately (or unfortunately, if you’re indecisive), there are a lot of fantastic, high-performance, luxury countertops on the market today. For assistance in choosing the right countertop for your luxury kitchen, this helpful HGTV article breaks down some of the best options.
Luxury kitchens today embrace technological innovation to create a more functional space. There are loads of fantastic smart-home features to implement in your kitchen, including the Instant Pot, the Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer, and this awesome GeniCan—which allows you to scan barcodes of items you’re throwing out and automatically adds them to your shopping list. It’s the place you can find everyone hanging out at a party or just making dinner with the family—it’s the room’s focal point. People also utilize their kitchen islands to place small wine fridges or pot and pan storage that they may otherwise never have room for.
You can have it for storage and cooking, while the other (with your mini wine fridge) becomes one for entertaining, eating, and drinking. It’s odd to see someone open up a cabinet door to find the refrigerator, but it’s an incredibly cool and modern feature that makes for a truly seamless look. You can also utilize cabinet drawers to hide your toaster, microwave, blenders, mixers, and other appliances. Integrated lighting is built directly into your cabinets and kitchen space that makes it less harsh and you can actually see what you’re doing. Integrated lighting could be LED strips adhered underneath your cabinets so that they’re out of sight when you don’t need them, but give the perfect glow to chop your vegetables on the kitchen counter when you need it. Customizing your storage solutions to suit the exact needs of your things is a very luxurious touch to your kitchen.
For example, take a corner shelving area and turn your doors into a slide-in feature that, when opened and pushed back, reveals a perfect coffee and tea nook with mugs, cream, sugar, a coffee maker, and hot water kettle. You can level up and actually get custom-made drawers that hold each and every utensil in its perfectly sized compartment. The same goes for spice racks in pull-out drawers but with tiered rows that keep them organized and easily visible.
All of these storage solutions not only help you stay clean and tidy but save your back from having to bend over and dig through a ton of junk to find what you need.
Good luck with your luxury kitchen design, and don’t forget to stop by our showroom if you need some inspiration!