As home design has changed over the last few decades, designing a luxury kitchen has become a new venture for homeowners. It’s become a place to spend time, versus simply cook a meal. Implementing elaborate and custom cabinetry, large islands with exotic granite countertops and state of the art appliances is a perfect way to add a new design aesthetic.
Honey toned and light wood cabinetry is trending right now. Lighter wood adds a softer aesthetic in the kitchen and adding a touch of glass wherever possible brings a modern touch to the space. Instead of traditional doors opt for open shelving for a sleek design that shows off your kitchenware. Stick with two materials to keep the design simple yet visually engaging. Another trend to explore in 2014 is front door glass matched with honey-toned cabinets. Decide what gradient of glass you’re looking for in terms of transparency. Opaque glass works best for larger doors, such as a pantry door, while transparent glass works better for cabinet doors.
Additional high-end appliances can change the look and feel of any kitchen. Stainless steel is contemporary, and adds clean lines. Stick with the same finish if you replace the oven, microwave and refrigerator. Mixing chrome or brass finishes can appear too busy. Opt for a classic stove with burners, if you want to keep with a traditional look or choose an electric stove top for a modern update. With so many choices, and avenues to venture down, it is all about your personal taste and style.
If you want to do a small update in your kitchen, but still change the mood, try implementing elaborate knobs and handles. Looking at the countless options might seem overwhelming, but you can easily narrow down what you want by thinking about functionality, style and finish. Match the finish of your knobs, pulls or handles with the appliances in your kitchen, and also coordinate with the cabinetry. Choose a sleek design with little embellishments if you want to achieve a minimalistic design. Play on the style of your cabinets with choosing knobs, pulls and handles, as you want to compliment cabinetry, not contrast. Make sure you like how the handle feels in your hand and try to envision yourself using it every day.
Brass and chrome finish turns any kitchen into a fabulous one, as it exhibits a sophisticated look. Replace your white or black-faced appliances with chrome-finished items, and modernize the look and feel of the space. Implement recessed lighting underneath cabinets for softer lighting, and don’t forget light adds functionality to counter space at night. Try a set of three pendant lights above the island in a brass or chrome finish to keep with the finish of your appliances.
Interior designers always look forward to redesigning kitchen areas because there are so many avenues to explore. When taking your kitchen from its current standard to a luxury kitchen, La Maison has the right ideas so you can find the perfect balance between your personal style and the trending ideas in 2014. Let us help you find what you’re looking for at La Maison Interiors in Scottsdale.
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