Remodeling the kitchen is a fun project, but it’s a tough endeavor to tackle if you don’t know where to begin. There are a multitude of trends, but the kitchen is one room in the home that doesn’t call for trends of the moment. Designing a kitchen that fits your taste is easier than you think with La Maison Interiors by your side. Our collection of modern and luxury furniture will give you inspiration to decide what design direction you want to take and our experienced designer will guide you through the entire process.
One trend we do love, that can be applied to nearly any kitchen, is open concept shelving. This is a really unique and modern take on cabinetry, as you essentially remove the need for hardware all together. Wouldn’t you like to show off your beautiful cookware instead of hiding it behind cabinet doors? If you’re too attached to the cabinetry in your kitchen then a back splash can refresh the space. Tiled back splash is a great way to transform your kitchen and add a pop of color or visual interest to the space. There are so many different choices too! Luxury back splash tiles come in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors to fit your personal tastes.
Whether you have a family of four, or you live on your own high-end appliances can drastically change the look and feel of the kitchen. Standard refrigerators are often distracting and jut out from the wall leaving less space in the kitchen. Built-in refrigerators are a wonderful option, and if you really enjoy your cabinets then this solution is perfect for you. Another wonderful addition is an induction cook top with precise temperature control, smart technology that automatically turns off when you remove a pan or pot from the stove top and two separate cooking zones so you can prepare meals faster and with less effort. Install a super quiet dishwasher with energy saving capability so you won’t spend so much on electricity every time you start a cycle. It’s also a great option if you use the dishwasher often and hate the wish-wash sound it produces.
Noting key components to consider before choosing a counter top for the kitchen is very important. Choose the material you like the most; the color scheme you’re working with will help you decide what direction to take. The most common choice in counter top material is granite. Available in numerous options, the best part is no two pieces are identical. If you and your partner both love black granite rest assured the small details will stand out. Depending on your preferences, granite is sold in two finishes—polished for a shiny look and honing for a soft and matte finish. If you’re willing to wait for one of a kind granite imported from another country your kitchen will instantly have a luxurious and expensive counter top. If granite is a little too extravagant for you, or you prefer a more modern and minimalist aesthetic natural stone like marble, limestone or soapstone will fit the bill. The only difference is the care and maintenance that comes along with natural materials. Stone requires more upkeep but for its natural look and feel it’s well worth the extra work. A lot of homeowners are searching for something more original and rare—we suggest concrete counter tops as you can completely customize it with pigments to add extra flair. Just like granite, concrete comes in different finishes too! One popular trend we’re seeing is exotic wooden counter tops. Usually, wood is reserved for cabinets and cutting boards but more and more homeowners love this luxury trend as it brings a sense of warmth and coziness to the kitchen.
Flooring is also a fun way to totally transform your kitchen! Although this is a more daring endeavor, as you won’t be able to use the kitchen for a period of time, the results will be dazzling. We love the idea of using eco-friendly materials like bamboo, available in multiple finishes, to fit even the most rare requests. If you love Mediterranean style then Saltillo tile is a perfect choice for your kitchen. It looks rustic and warm for a truly inviting appearance. For the men who really want something bold and daring we suggest black leather—despite its usual use for furniture it’s a perfect alternative to standard wood or tile as its cushy yet durable like laminate. We also love porcelain and travertine, as it has a subtle sense of luxury, but it’s easy upkeep and maintenance. Both materials generate that modern aesthetic you could be searching for! The ultimate in luxury flooring is marble, as it exudes a timeless feeling of extravagance and old world beauty—it’s also complimentary with other materials.
Whether you want to do a small-scale renovation and expose what’s inside of your cabinets or completely overhaul the space La Maison Interiors has wonderful ideas to get you started. The kitchen is not only a place for appliances and gorgeous flooring either. Visit us in Scottsdale and shop for luxury furniture such as bar stools and chests for storage and seating. Not sure where to begin? Consult with a designer. Our collections range from modern to traditional, and we’re positive you will find the perfect luxury furniture piece for your home at La Maison Interiors in Scottsdale.