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8 Design Tips To Create a Luxury Kitchen

28th May 2024

Creating a luxury kitchen involves blending style with functionality, ensuring that every element works harmoniously together. Whether you’re renovating or designing from scratch, here are some top tips to help you achieve a stunning and practical luxury kitchen in 2024.

The Stylish and Practical Kitchen Island

Incorporating a kitchen island is a surefire way to enhance both the aesthetics and functionality of your kitchen. Not only does it provide additional workspace and storage, but it also serves as a focal point for social gatherings and meal preparations.

When designing your island, consider adding stylish pendant lights suspended above to create an eye-catching centerpiece. Integrating your sink and tap into the island can optimize workflow, making food preparation and clean-up more efficient. Alternatively, installing a hob on the island with a sleek ceiling extractor can maintain a clean, uncluttered look while ensuring excellent ventilation.

Trending Kitchen Colors 

Color plays a crucial role in setting the tone of your kitchen. This year, the trending color palette includes coastal blues and rich, earthy hues like terracotta, brown and olive paired with softer, neutral tones. Paler shades are trending too with peach, dusky pink and sage green kitchens proving popular during 2024.

A popular design choice is using two contrasting colors for your cabinetry. For instance, dark blue doors on a kitchen island combined with light-colored cabinetry elsewhere can create a sophisticated and dynamic look. This dual-tone approach not only adds visual interest but also allows for greater customization and personalization of your kitchen space.

Worktop Choices: Striking and Practical

Selecting the right worktop is essential for both functionality and style. Many luxury kitchen designs use more than one colour or type of worktop to add interest to the room. 

Granite remains a top choice for its striking aesthetic and durability, providing a luxurious, high-end finish to any kitchen. However, granite can be quite expensive.

A superb alternative to granite is composite. Composite worksurfaces combine different materials that that are bonded together, they offer a similar upscale look as granite with the added benefits of being highly durable and widely available. Composite worktops are engineered to withstand daily wear and tear, making it a practical yet stylish option for busy kitchens.

Composite worktops for luxury kitchens include:

Composite Quartz - These work surfaces often comprise of 90-95% quartz crystals plus resins. They're available in a wide array of colours and patterns making them a versatile choice. Resistant to stains, scratches and heat. 

Composite Stone - These work surfaces are made from stone particles mixed with resin. They mimic the look of natural stone and are highly durable and heat resistant.

Sink Options: Combining Form and Function

The type of sink you choose can significantly impact the overall look and functionality of your kitchen. For those opting for a solid surface worktop, an undermount sink is a fantastic choice. It creates a seamless, streamlined appearance and makes cleaning the countertop a breeze.

Fragranite sinks offer durability and resistance to scratches, while stainless steel sinks provide a sleek, modern look and are easy to maintain.

Belfast ceramic sinks, on the other hand, bring a timeless elegance and are known for their heat resistance and ease of cleaning.

Tap Choices: Innovation Meets Style

When it comes to taps, the options are abundant. Don't worry, we’re here to help!

Filtered water taps ensure you have access to clean, purified water directly from your kitchen tap. Of course, these days, you have the option to choose a 4-in-1 tap which offers standard hot and cold along with instant boiling and filtered water; perfect for luxury kitchen designs.

Boiling water taps are hugely popular, providing the convenience of instant hot water for cooking and beverages. They’re energy efficient and create a clutter free worktop as you bid farewell to the plug in kettle! Hot taps come in a wide range of styles to suit modern and traditional kitchens.

Quooker are the leading brand for hot taps and are worthy of a place in any luxurious kitchen. Quooker taps are built to the highest standards with the finest materials. With such quality craftmanship, Quooker Taps will serve you well for many years to come. 

For those who enjoy sparkling water you can now get it straight from your tap! Opt for a Quooker tap and add the CUBE chilling and sparkling water unit as a convenient solution, delivering boiling, chilled, and sparkling water all from a single tap.

Professional coil taps and taps with pull-out hoses add a functional, industrial-chic touch, making tasks like rinsing vegetables and cleaning up more efficient.

Luxury Accessories: Elevating The Experience

Luxury accessories can truly elevate your kitchen's functionality and style. Something as simple as an integrated soap dispenser can offer a sleek and convenient way to keep your countertops clutter-free while adding a premium feel to the space.

Another must-have accessory for the ultimate luxury is the Kaelo integrated wine cooler, which looks stunning when installed in a kitchen island. The Kaelo keeps your wine perfectly chilled at serving temperature and is ideal for entertaining, allowing you to serve your guests effortlessly without the need for ice buckets or refrigeration.

Pop up electric sockets like the EVOline Port are also a great addition to luxury kitchen designs as they offer a discreet power supply. Simply pull up, plug in and push back down to keep cables and wires tidy and the worksurface clutter free.

Luxury Appliances: Function Meets Elegance

Choosing the right appliances is crucial for a luxury kitchen. 

Range cookers provide ample cooking space and versatility, perfect for those who enjoy preparing large meals or multiple dishes simultaneously. On the other hand, built-in ovens offer a sleek, streamlined look and can be positioned at eye level for ease of use.

Built-in coffee machines are a fantastic addition for coffee enthusiasts, providing barista-quality coffee at the touch of a button and enhancing the overall luxury feel of your kitchen.

When it comes to fridge freezers, a freestanding model like the CAFF42 American Style Fridge Freezer can be an excellent choice. Despite not being integrated into the kitchen furniture, it offers ample storage space and a stylish, statement-making appearance.

Every luxury kitchen needs a wine cooler! Wine coolers are available in many different style and model options. If you enjoy both white and red varieties, look for a dual zone wine cooler which allows you to store white and red bottles together inside one fridge, under optimal conditions. 

For those who love to throw a party and crack open the champagne there are even triple zone wine coolers on offer with three independently controlled temperature zones. Our Wine Cooler Buying Guide is packed with advice to help you find the best wine cooler model to suit your needs.

Transformative Lighting

Never underestimate the power of accessories and lighting in transforming your kitchen design. Stylish and discreet fixtures can elevate the overall aesthetic, adding a touch of luxury and sophistication. 

Pendant lights above the island, under-cabinet lighting, and statement chandeliers can enhance both the functionality and ambiance of the space. Our Lighting Buying Guide is here to help you find the best lighting options for your space. 

Whether you’re looking for the latest in tap technology, elegant sinks, or stunning accessories, we have everything you need to create the luxury kitchen of your dreams at Appliance House. Visit us today and start your journey towards a beautiful, functional, and luxurious kitchen.

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