Kitchens now are about more than just preparing meals, they’re the heart of the home. While they must be highly functional and serve as a traditional kitchen, they also create a place for you and your family to relax and feel comfortable.
In this post, we’ll take a look at features that will help make your kitchen a space that satisfies both.
Finding your Vision
Before you decide on luxury kitchen features for your remodel, you must first think of the canvas in which you’ll create the kitchen. For most homeowners the main concept is an open floor plan.
Open floor plans utilize space and holistic design to act as a central hub for you and your family. While kitchens used to have a squarely functional purpose — cooking meals — they now are the beating heart of most homes. Modern kitchens are used for everything from dining, to getting work done, to family meetings and entertainment!
Additional benefits of an open floor plan design include:
- Room for conversation: Be it with your kids, colleagues, friends, or partner, open floor plans encourage togetherness. They’re particularly great for entertaining large groups of people and work great for events like holiday meals.
- Incredible looks: Additional natural light and more open space allow you to fully show off your kitchen and living quarters.
- Views: Open floor plans provide you with enough open space to keep a watchful eye on what’s happening in other parts of your home. This allows you to keep an eye on the kids even when you are preparing meals in the main kitchen area.
For more vision inspiration, visit our Kitchen Remodeling Portfolio
Choosing your Features!
Once you’ve discovered the layout for your new kitchen, you can then choose features to integrate into the design. When choosing features for your luxury kitchen remodel, remember that they should satisfy a couple of key points and be…
- Part of a cohesive design: Make sure features will fit within your new kitchen design. This primarily means choosing features that work well together, aesthetically and functionally.
- High-quality: This one seems simple, but err on the side of timelessness with your kitchen remodel. A good way to do this is to choose features that are not just recent fads, but high-quality functional features you’ll use.
- At peace with your lifestyle: This is a great opportunity to design a kitchen to compliment your lifestyle — use it!
Below, we’ve listed some of our favorite luxury kitchen features for homes in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, MD.
A multi-function kitchen island
A great way to add counter space, appliance room, and seating all at once is through a multi-purpose kitchen island. Custom made to your exact specifications, multi-purpose kitchen islands can be as simple or complex as you’d like. You can even build modern features right into the island, including:
- Bar seating
- Additional prep sink
- Wine refrigerator or simply an extra fridge
- Additional storage cabinets
Pot filler faucet
A favorite of chefs around the world, pot filler faucets add an aesthetically brilliant piece of functionality to your luxury kitchen.
These faucets feature a swinging mechanism and are generally placed over stove tops for an easy fill of pots to cook pasta, rice, or anything else requiring water.
These faucets limit any possibility of water spills, and eliminate the necessity to carry a heavy pot of water across the kitchen. Once you’ve lived with one of these high-end kitchen features it will be hard to ever go back!
Built-in or hidden appliances
Built-in appliances are one of our most commonly requested home remodel features.
These appliances sit flush with your cabinets, creating a sleek and clean appearance in your kitchen. They’re also customizable, meaning you can make more or less any appliance built-in that you want, including:
- Wine refrigerators
Want to add classic style, undeniable functionality, and rustic charm to your kitchen? Farmhouse sinks may be the perfect addition to you kitchen!
These sinks pair well with most countertops and often feature exposed front edges. Used for centuries, these sinks were originally popular due to their lage capacity, ease of installation, and versatility. Modern farmhouse sinks have retained all of those qualities while adding additional style and material options.
WIth farmhouse sinks, generally the faucet is not part of the sink unit, adding an additional customizable aspect to these excellent luxury kitchen features.
If you’ve ever hosted a holiday meal, you know how hard it can be to prepare multiple dishes at the same time. Not only must you be concerned with space, but changing temperatures back and forth to the desired heat can make prep-time hours longer than it needs to be.
Enter double ovens, which allow you to cook multiple dishes at different temperatures at once. These ovens come in a variety of sizes and styles for any budget or size space, from two full size ovens to two smaller units that equal the size of a standard oven.
Luxury kitchen materials
The materials used in your kitchen can turn it into a truly unique space.
A way to add elegance and beauty to your kitchen remodel is through the use of an exotic countertop material. Some of our favorites include:
- Exotic finished woods
- Stainless steel
Want to add a layer of texture to your luxury kitchen? Two different countertop materials can be used to create a stunning aesthetic.
Radiant heat flooring
A cozy, energy efficient way to heat your kitchen is through bamboo radiant heat flooring.
Radiant heat is safer and better for your respiratory system, as it does not push around dust, pollen, and other debris. It also leverages the natural flow of heat, making it an energy efficient option for your home.
Bamboo flooring is usually the prefered flooring choice due to its stunning looks and ability to withstand wild fluctuations in humidity and heat.
Tile backsplash is a classic look that is currently experiencing a renaissance — and for good reason. This counter-backing trend is…
- Easy to clean
- Durable and won’t be destroyed by oil and water splashes that happen while cooking
- Aesthetic, which gives you the ability to truly customize the look and feel of your kitchen
Design a kitchen that is the beating heart of your family
At Sun Design, we love making homeowners dreams come true. We can help you integrate your own must-have luxury features into a kitchen that blends beautifully with the rest of your home.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you turn your kitchen into the space you’ve always dreamed of.