No matter the space you’re working with, you can heighten the experience and useability of your kitchen. Whether your luxury kitchen design is grand or minimal, futuristic or classic, there are specific strategies you can employ with Stellar Homes to create the perfect space for your needs.
Keep reading to discover how our expertise in custom-built homes can help you create an ideal luxury kitchen. We’ve got all the trends of 2022 under our belt and are ready to go for your next project.
The best luxury kitchens incorporate classic and contemporary schemes. Meaning, your kitchen should have a balance between how you use it and what it looks like. You could design a kitchen that looks like a spaceship, but what’s the point if it has no practical use? Similarly, if you design your kitchen only for how you use it, it feels like a space for labour instead of a place for people to gather and relax. That’s why it’s important to find the proper balance in your luxury kitchen for you and your family.
The difference between a luxury kitchen and a basic kitchen is twofold: aesthetic and functionality. When designing for luxury, there must be a ‘wow factor’ when you enter the room. Your kitchen is the heart of your home and is more often than not the place of gathering for families and friends. That’s why taking the space beyond just cooking can take your home to new levels of leisure. Luxury kitchens save you time through efficient design and modern appliances, all while delivering a powerful statement through design.
There are three style trends that dominated 2022. These are the natural, industrial, and minimal themes. Each of them offers a unique aesthetic and feeling, and are all beautiful ways to incorporate luxury into your home.
When designing your custom-built luxury kitchen in the natural aesthetic, your materials are mostly comprised of wood and stone with earth-tone colours to accent. Also, your lighting strategy will include a lot of natural light. If you prefer the minimal theme, you might have a nearly all-white kitchen with purposeful accents of colour and dynamism. In this design, you’ll want bright lights to eliminate shadows. And if you prefer the industrial look, you’ll use a variety of materials from metal to concrete and stone. For this aesthetic, you’ll concentrate on warm lighting to contrast the coolness of your materials.
So what makes for the perfect combination in your new custom-built kitchen? Stellar Homes has every angle covered– keep reading!
Alongside cabinetry, your countertops are the statement piece of your luxury kitchen. And added to the fun, modern countertops have exploded in variety. From chunky and rugged slabs to smooth and refined materials, you have plenty of options to choose from. Some materials that saw greater use in 2022 are quartz, stone, and concrete. So what are some luxurious elements you can incorporate into your countertops?
Well, one of the hottest trends of 2022 combines two factors: a floating kitchen island and waterfall countertops. With a kitchen island, you add variety to how your kitchen can be used. For food prep or dining, a kitchen island adds a lot to useability and design. Combining the design element with waterfall countertops gives it that sleek modern look, and makes the space perfect for dining.
Just like your countertops, the cabinetry is the first element you see when walking into the kitchen. That makes it an important detail to first think of when designing your new luxury kitchen. Having sophisticated cabinetry and drawers allows for a heightened use of your kitchen. And what more could you ask for from a space that deserves to be as functional as it is luxurious?
One of the hottest trends in 2022 is the use of natural wood cabinetry. It’s the perfect contrast to any refined materials you use, like quartz or stone. Natural wood cabinetry also looks fantastic with opposing colours, like blues and greys. Organization is another key factor of luxury. Turning your cabinets from a place of basic storage, to intricate and well-thought-out storage containers really heightens the kitchen’s useability.
The luxury of your kitchen matters little if no one can see it properly, or if your choice of lighting does not match the aesthetic. So when designing your luxury kitchen, remember to consider the natural lighting and how you can supplement it with artificial lighting. If your style is minimalist or classic white, perhaps an emphasis on white lighting using pot lights is a good match. If you’re going for an industrial or urban vibe, then warmer and softer lighting is the better choice. By emphasizing the lighting of your new kitchen, you’ll invite people to spend more time eating and entertaining in this fabulous new space.
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Now that we’ve planned out the main elements of your luxury kitchen, it’s time to consider the smaller details. This is where your kitchen really comes to life. So how do you want your space to look upon first entering? That’s where the importance of accenting details comes in.
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Houseplants are taking over where knick-nacks once stood in 2022. As one of the hottest trends of 2022, you can ‘greenify’ your space by adding potted plants, hanging plants, and other projects like moss or vine walls. Or if you’re looking to create a cozy urban feel, you can use metal, stone, or glass pieces to best accent your kitchen. And don’t forget to make space, perhaps at your new kitchen island, for people to eat and be merry.
The possibilities are endless with Stellar Homes helping you create your luxury kitchen in your brand new, custom-built home. We have all the trends of 2022 mastered, and as we approach 2023, we’re looking ahead to exciting new designs. Keep an eye out for this blog as we update it with more and more design tips!
As you plan to design your luxury kitchen in 2022, remember that the three most prominent themes are minimalism, naturalism, and industrialism. Once you choose an aesthetic, there are key elements to consider. First, take a look at your statement pieces, like the counters, cabinetry, or island. Once that’s complete, consider how you can accent the feeling of your new kitchen with lighting. There are a wide variety of options to choose from, from pot lights to pendant lights or chandeliers. It all depends on what your preference is!
And who better to help you decide what to build other than the professionals at Stellar Homes? Give us a call now and we’ll explore together how you can achieve your dream of luxury in your custom-built kitchen.