If you have ever been to a swanky house and marvelled at the opulence of the kitchen, you are not alone. We have all done it; run our fingers over pristine marble counters, waltzed around the open floorplan and wished it could be the same at home. Well, the good news is that, with a little bit of creativity, wishes can become a reality.
While luxury homes have access to obscene amounts of cash and the finest materials in the world, what they do not have is a monopoly on style. There is nothing stopping homeowners from getting sneaky and stealing as many beautiful bathroom ideas as they can. According to Total Kitchens, kitchen renovation experts in Sydney, any five-star kitchen design can be copied for a fraction of the price.
This guide to creating a five-star kitchen is going to show you how to inject some serious glamour into your bathing routine.
Combine Form and Function
The most common mistake made when trying to glam up a kitchen is to forget that this space must be practical. You can fill it with all the marble, gilt tiles, and glittering white accessories that you want; if it doesn’t do the job, it will not feel right. Truly luxurious kitchens, like the ones found in luxury homes, strike the right balance between form and function.
In other words, think carefully about your floorplan and furniture.
If you know that you will struggle to find room for a large island, it is probably best to swap it for something else. Compromise is an important part of interior design, so shop for the dimensions of the room. If you have a very small kitchen, choose your appliances and countertop size carefully so as not to take over the floor space available.
Open Up Your Kitchen Space
Don’t be afraid to get rid of dividers and accessories, which visually carve up the room. Luxury homes rarely have a kitchen with any internal, for example. It is very rare indeed to find a breakfast bar. Ultimately your space should feel like it belongs to you, even if you live with others who are vying for its use.
When you are entertaining in your home or cooking something new and exciting over the weekend, it should feel like your domain. Store everything out of sight, including your appliances, and keep everything decluttered and clean.
Keep It Chic and Simple
If you want to do real opulence, it is important to value restraint.
Classic luxury kitchens are understated, sophisticated, and happy to proclaim their credentials quietly. Think crisp, clean colours like white, cream, grey, and charcoal. If you are keen to add brighter tones, try and restrict them to splashes of colour. For instance, patterned tiles can be quirky and cool.
Sometimes, it is all about finding the right signature pieces.
You might keep your bathroom relatively simple and uncluttered, for instance, but amp up the elegance with a chandelier. Nothing says five-star treatment like glittering crystals (even if they are faux). The trick is to invest in fewer higher quality items, rather than filling the bathroom with odds and ends.
In a luxury house, the ceiling height is often the greatest change from the average home. So take advantage of the extra height in the room and take your cabinets taller, allowing for better storage space and more of it, without cluttering up your benches or you walls with objects. Things you use less regularly, like soup bowls and fine china store higher, while your day-to-day materials should be stored at eye level for easy access.