luxury kitchen upgrades

The heart of the home is the kitchen: a space where culinary magic happens, family gatherings unfold, and memories are made. But why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? Today, we’re diving into the world of luxury kitchen upgrades, where every detail is crafted to dazzle and delight. Let me share the secret to taking your kitchen to the next level. 

Tips for Your Kitchen Design

Want to take your kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary? Focus on creating one standout feature that captures your attention, whether it’s your kitchen island, a statement backsplash, or your lighting fixture. By doing this, you can ensure that all other finishes and elements in the kitchen play a supporting role, creating a cohesive look that will impress without overwhelming the space.

As an interior designer, I believe that when it comes to the weight of materials, textures that work well together, and contrasting colors that complement each other – less is often more. Instead of bombarding the space with too many flashy elements, strive for one or two focal points and let the other details of your space support, rather than compete. That’s how you truly create that coveted look (and avoid an overwhelmed side eye)!

Luxury Kitchen Upgrade Inspiration

If you’re looking for a little inspiration for your renovations, look at some of our past projects! Among my top three favorites are the Shingle Style Lodge Home, the Lake Harriet Tudor, and the McCool Kitchen. Each one exudes its unique charm and sophistication, setting the stage for culinary masterpieces and unforgettable moments.

Check out how these kitchens used a stand-out feature to create a beautiful space without overwhelming! In the Shingle Style Lodge Home, the scullery and kitchen sink steal the show, with two finishes on the cabinets and a dedicated drink area adding both functionality and flair. Over at the Lake Harriet Tudor, it’s all about the sink area, featuring a stunning Shaw sink and a House of Rohl faucet that exudes timeless elegance. And let’s not forget the McCool Kitchen, where the sink area and cleverly concealed appliance cabinet – perfect for hiding a coffee maker – take center stage.

Bonus Tip: Must-Have Kitchen Features

When it comes to luxury kitchen upgrades, there are a few must-have features that I recommend to all my clients. One that is rarely thought about, but a true lifesaver, is creating two trash receptacles/recycling bins. These are essential for family kitchens, ensuring efficient waste management without sacrificing style. You’ll want one located near the sink and the other closer to the dining table or the outskirts of the kitchen.

Additionally, when it comes to creating extra space, I always advocate for more drawers than doors, as they offer better organization and accessibility than traditional kitchen cabinets, making food prep a breeze. These simple changes can make a big difference in the functionality of your luxurious kitchen remodel!

Endless Luxury Kitchen Upgrades

In the world of luxury kitchen upgrades, the possibilities are truly endless. From exquisite finishes and high-end appliances to thoughtful design details and ingenious storage solutions, there’s no limit to the range of styles you can achieve in your kitchen renovation. So why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? Let’s work together to transform your custom kitchen into a true masterpiece – a living space that inspires every time you step inside.

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Renae Keller is an award-winning, ASID certified interior designer in Minneapolis-St. Paul, specializing in new construction and large remodels. Trusted by homebuilders, architects and homebuyers alike, Renae is known for creating an overall design vision that blends functionality and aesthetics, while keeping the details intertwined, and her customer's style in clear focus.