5 Things Every High End Kitchen NeedsColby Morrell
Kitchens have come a long way since we began cooking indoors. Historically, kitchens weren’t luxurious and unlike today’s kitchen, they were not rooms where people wanted to spend time in. They definitely weren’t rooms meant for hosting guests or entertaining. With inventions like the stove and plumbing, kitchens became cleaner and safer. Today the kitchen is part of our everyday lives and the center of most of our entertaining. Kicking your kitchen up in style and luxury has never been more important…beyond the basics, here are our top 5 things every high end kitchen needs.
Direct Access to the Outdoors
Having access from your kitchen to the outdoors is crucial for any high end home. Not only does it visually make the kitchen appear larger, it offers endless entertaining possibilities, which is especially useful for those who live in temperate climates.
This may seem like an unnecessary addition to those who have never had one, but trust us, life changes when you have two sinks at your disposal. The average American home cook spends roughly an hour-and-a-half a day prepping food and cleaning up the resulting mess. Having an additional sink helps make this time shorter. Prep sinks especially help when there are two cooks in the kitchen.
Great daylight is important to a kitchen, but proper artificial lighting can take your kitchen to a new level of chic. Undercabinet lighting is not only an aesthetic upgrade, it acts as the perfect task lighting for meal prepping. We suggest having undercabinet (and all lights in the kitchen) put on a dimmer to set luxurious moods when not being in use for practical reasons.
Hidden Outlet Strips
Lets face it, a kitchen requires a lot of power and that requires a lot of outlets that can become eyesores. Installing hidden outlet strips beneath the cabinets is the perfect solution. Not only does it hide the outlet, but it also allows you to have many of them. We also like that it doesn’t take up any wall space and really lets the backsplash you spent months picking out shine.
There’s no use in having a beautiful kitchen if it’s lit by the most basic of lights. In most high end kitchens, the island is the center of the room and this is the perfect opportunity to make a design statement with a chandelier. Opting for a beautiful chandelier instead of pendants will set your kitchen apart and make it look truly luxurious.