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What to include in a luxury kitchen

04 APRIL 2012

A luxury kitchen exudes style, sophistication, prosperity and success. Being one of the most heavily used rooms in a house it is hardly surprising that more and more people are opting to enhance their home with the installation of a luxury kitchen.

If you are keen to give your property the pampering it deserves, there is no better place to start than the kitchen. But what exactly does a luxury, contemporary kitchen include?

 

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Some essential features of a luxury kitchen include the following:

. Quality appliances

. Frameless design cabinets and storage space

. Quality and stylish lighting

. Striking and durable work surfaces

Quality appliances

Luxury kitchens tend to have appliances seamlessly integrated into the system of a kitchen and are at the forefront of technical innovation. An oven, for example, in a contemporary luxury kitchen, may have a catalytic converter attached so that it effectively opens itself! What more could you ask for?

Frameless design cabinets and storage space

There is a growing emphasis for modern luxury kitchens to be built with a frameless design. Not only does a frameless designed kitchen look stylish, sophisticated and luxurious, but it is significantly more practical, providing up to 15% more cabinet volume.

Designs such as the ‘face-frame system’ are outdated, likewise so are clunky cabinet hinges and valences, all of which will not conjure up feelings of luxury and sophistication. Opting for a frameless design kitchen will create a kitchen that oozes luxury and style.

Quality and stylish lighting

From grand chandeliers hanging from the ceiling crafting a stately ambience, to contemporary wall sconces providing a modern quirk to the walls of a kitchen, to spotlights illuminating a defined area providing definition and practicality, the lighting in a luxury kitchen is of vital importance.

There are literally hundreds of kitchen lighting designs you could choose from when designing a luxury kitchen. Remember splendour is the key here though, so the more flamboyant the design, the better.

Striking and durable work surfaces

Work surfaces are undoubtedly one of the most noticeable features of a kitchen and are capable of shaping the difference between a luxury kitchen and a standard, run-of-the-mill one. Choosing the material of your worktops is of vital importance to creating a luxury kitchen which, most importantly, is strong and durable and will look as new in five years’ time as it does today!

One of the most luxurious materials available for kitchen worktops and surfaces is granite. Granite kitchen worktops are made from beautiful natural stone that has been volcanically formed over centuries to give a striking and luxurious look and feel. Granite is also one of the most durable materials that will withhold the inevitable knocks, scrapes and scratches a kitchen is inevitably subjected to over the years.

Not only is granite a highly luxurious material and extremely durable, but, once sealed, granite is also stain proof, undoubtedly an invaluable asset in any kitchen but particularly in a modern kitchen.
 

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