Luxury – We all know it when we see it, but how can we achieve it in your new kitchen? If you’re after a show-stopping kitchen in Perth, with a sense of luxury and opulence, read on for our handy hints on adding a wow factor to your new kitchen design and be the envy of your friends.
A custom luxury kitchen is generally characterised by high quality finishes, beautiful marble benchtops, high quality appliances and points of difference, making your kitchen stand out from the rest – for example, a unique design, or curves in cabinetry or benchtops, demonstrating a high level of craftmanship and technical expertise.
High quality appliances
Buying high quality and long-lasting new appliances for your new kitchen is essential to achieve a luxury finish. Older appliances may not respond well to movement, disconnection and reconnection and newer appliances will have more functionality, a more modern look and will go the distance alongside your stunning new kitchen. High-end brands such as Gaggenau and Liebherr are well worth the extra spend, with continually advancing smart technology and functionality to suit all individual styles of cooking and entertaining. Our personal tip to create a luxury feel in your kitchen? Invest in a wine cabinet. Nothing says luxury like a climate-controlled, dual zone wine cabinet to keep your reds and whites at optimal temperature, ready for your guests (and for yourself!) at any time. Vintec has a fantastic range of wine cabinets and bar fridges, and designing your new kitchen with this in mind as a centrepiece will create that feeling of high-end opulence that will have your friends in awe.
High quality products and finishes
Luxury new kitchens in Perth all have one thing in common – high quality products and finishes. There’s little point in designing a luxury style kitchen, if it’s going to be finished off with low-cost materials that won’t perform or function in the way you’d like, or last as long as you’d like. Ensuring that you select quality materials from reputable suppliers, that are installed by qualified and skilled tradespeople, will guarantee that the kitchen you’ve envisioned becomes reality. Quality finishes in your cabinetry, such as lacquer or vinyl doors, will add to the sense of opulence. It is often more cost-effective to spend a little extra on a higher grade material now than it is to correct a mistake down the track, so make sure you talk to your kitchen designer about different products, materials and finishes that are best suited for your everyday use.
When it comes to your benchtop material, a beautiful marble or natural stone top oozes class, with the added benefit of no two pieces being alike – so your benchtop is completely unique. Make sure you understand the pros and cons of a natural stone top over an engineered stone benchtop, as this may dictate your choice, along with your lifestyle and everyday use. Engineered stone benchtops can be more durable and less likely to be affected by everyday use, and these days the colour ranges and choices are absolutely amazing, whilst a natural stone top will have more individuality and natural patterns but can be more difficult to maintain.