The kitchen is often the real heart of any home. A luxury kitchen, therefore, is both a pleasure and an investment. Here are five ways to ensure that your new kitchen has a luxury feel.
Add High-Quality Appliances
It is relatively easy to ring in the changes with kitchen units and worktops, you can paint them, change the handles or even replace them individually. Realistically speaking, however, the only way to upgrade appliances is to replace them completely. That being so, it is best to create a new kitchen based on the best appliances you can afford. Top-quality appliances are both luxurious to look at and a pleasure to use. They can also be more economical over the long-term than their cheaper counterparts since they can last longer and use less energy.
Light Up The Room
There is a very good reason why artists, photographers and professional interior designers all pay a great deal of attention to lighting. It can make all the difference to a picture or a room. Traditional kitchen lighting has tended to be on the harsh side since the general attitude has typically been “safety first”. A more modern approach is to look at when and where you need “working light” i.e. lighting that allows you to see what you are doing and also when and where you need “living light” i.e. light which allows you to enjoy your kitchen when you are not actually working in it. Banish the fluorescent tubes of old and choose lights and lighting styles that you love.
Choose Suitable Kitchen Flooring
Kitchen flooring has to be durable and easy to clean quickly, so carpets are rugs are generally out of the question. Tiling is a popular choice and floor tiles are available in so many colours and patterns, the only limit is your imagination. Those on tighter budgets may want to take a fresh look at linoleum. It’s long since moved on from the 1960s. These days it is available in a huge variety of colours, patterns and textures and can look every bit as luxurious as more expensive flooring materials.
Details Make The Difference
In particular taps, tiles and handles can take a kitchen from moderately attractive to stunning and luxurious. If money is tight, you can combine more affordable, basic, tiles with more expensive statement ones. You can also look for pre-loved bargains. Since so many people love decorating and redecorating their homes, there is always a good chance of finding used items which are in excellent condition at a fraction of their original price.
Disguise Unsightly Essentials
Working kitchens generally have to house items such as cleaning tools and liquids and waste bins. In theory, these could be stored out of sight and out of mind. In practice, they tend to find their way to places which are easily accessible and therefore usually very visible. Instead of trying to fight this, run with it. Decant washing-up liquid out of unsightly bottles and into pretty, pump action dispensers. Move cloths, sponges and scourers away from the taps and into pretty containers beside the sink. Upgrade your bins so you are happy for them to be seen. This will help to ensure your kitchen always looks luxurious while staying practical.
A new kitchen is a fantastic thing and something you do only a few times in your life. The point we are getting to is that you should have what you need. So many of us spend our time in substandard kitchens and there is no need for that. We can provide you with better and offer you something that looks, feels and is, simply, great.
At Kitchen Warehouse we create kitchens that are there to fit your needs and do so for less. How do we do it? Well, thanks for asking. We can do so by skipping out the middleman. Instead of selling to a retailer we sell to you directly. This means that there is nobody in the middle adding expense. Pretty great eh!
Because we deal directly with you, we can not only offer you a great price but also provide you with the advice and also the exact sort of kitchen that you’d like. Each of our salesmen is a kitchen fitter and so they know what they are talking about. If you want any of the previously mentioned luxury kitchen features, they will be able to inform you whether or not that can become a reality in your home and if so how it can improve the design and style of your kitchen layout. It is something that makes us different and something that we are proud of.
Our warehouse in Ripon, Yorkshire is well worth a visit and we can discuss your options with you on a visit. So, why not come on up to us and discuss your needs with us. Alternatively, we would be delighted to talk to you on the phone, should you wish to contact us in that way. Give us a call on 01765 640 000.