Kitchens are one of the most important and versatile rooms in our homes. We use them daily for our basic needs and we use them when we host gatherings. The following four ways to make your kitchen feel more luxurious will elevate this space for daily and special event use.
Ceiling: Heighten or Loft Vertical Space
If you want to make your kitchen the perfect party space, then you need to heighten or loft the ceiling. Vertical space is so important when making a room feel open and grand. The taller the ceilings, the more vertical space you have and the grander the room will feel.
It’s easiest to achieve a high ceiling when you’re extending your space. The new extension can fit almost any dimensions you want, including tall ceilings. If you’re not expanding your space, you can hire someone to loft your old ceilings and add vertical space.
Floor: Add a Rug
While people marvel at your tall ceilings, don’t forget about your floor. A soft, luxurious rug can help elevate your space and make it more comfortable. You’ll love stepping on a plush carpet on cold mornings and your guests will feel more relaxed in a cozy space.
If you’re not sure where to place your rug, consider the zones in your kitchen. A runner can elevate narrow floor spaces in cooking areas, such as between a counter and island. Place a rug the same shape as the table in your dining area to elevate the dining experience.
Walls: Opt for Open Shelving
You may hesitate to switch from cabinets to open shelving. There are some cabinet materials that can elevate your home and keep it luxurious. However, open shelving is often the most luxurious option because it shows off a clean, organised space.
The key to clean, organised open shelving is matching containers. Pour cooking ingredients such as sugar and flour into matching glass containers and line them up on your shelf. Store supplies such as wooden spoons and dish clothes in matching baskets that coordinate with the colours in your kitchen.
Surfaces: Restore Natural Stone Countertops
Natural stone countertops can elevate the look of any room, especially a busy kitchen. Most natural stones are durable and will look great in your home for years to come. However, they don’t look perfect forever. Over time, your countertops can dull with grime buildup and scratches, which isn’t luxurious at all.
Depending on the problem, you may need to restore or replace stone countertops. Both options have pros and cons, but the one big pro is the same: your kitchen surfaces will look luxurious when you complete the work.
Each of these ways to make your kitchen feel more luxurious focuses on a different aspect of your kitchen space. You can tackle these areas one at a time for a gradual, luxurious makeover or invest in a luxurious kitchen remodel. Either option will bring beauty and luxury into your home.