The LUX Kitchen
As our tastes and styles have changed over the decades, one aspect of residential living has remained constant; the kitchen is the focal point of the modern home. And, the kitchen often see’s the biggest expenditures by homeowners when a major home remodel is considered.
A luxury kitchen is not just functional, it’s a beautiful, custom oasis that meets all your practical needs, suits your aesthetic preferences, and is a space you and your loved ones love spending time and making memories in.
If you have always wanted a beautiful, spacious kitchen with all the bells and whistles, the kind of kitchen you love spending time in even when you’re not cooking, then we encourage you to reach out to Glickman|Design Remodel Build. At Glickman we can help you realize your own lux kitchen by exploring and designing a space which combines beautiful materials, high-quality appliances, and custom design solutions to meet your individual wants and needs.
We invite to contact us or call the numbers below, and we’ll be happy to being your journey to the luxurious kitchen remodel of your dreams.
Maryland: (301) 444-4663
Virginia: (703) 832-8159
Washington, DC: (202) 792-7320
***Before we get started: Be Choosy about Materials
No matter which features you choose to incorporate, it’s worth being selective about materials. While top-notch materials may be a bit more expensive, they also tend to be more durable and increase the value of your home compared to other options.
Here are a few high-quality kitchen materials that have stood the test of time and are sure to add a classic, sophisticated atmosphere to your new space:
-Marble, quartz, granite, and other natural stones
-Gold, brass, copper, and other metals
-Unique or custom tiles, like porcelain and glass
We’ve provided some important design tips, suggestions and photos of Glickman kitchens and others below as you begin planning your LUX kitchen remodel.
Add Seating for a Spacious, Luxury Feel
Even if you have a formal dining room, a breakfast nook or counter seating will give you more options and make your space more usable and inviting. Built-in, booth-style seating is a great option if you have limited space, but if you simply don’t have the square footage for any independent table seating, opt for bar stools and a dining ledge on the edge of your island. You might be surprised how often you use it to eat, entertain, or answer emails on your device.
Make it Your Own with Unique Custom Features
One of the best things about remodeling your kitchen is that you get to choose the features you want and the ones you don’t. Need extra cabinet space? Consider a multifunctional island with storage under the counter. Never seem to have enough space in your oven? Opt for double wall ovens. Features like these give your space a unique, high-end feel. You also make your kitchen feel like it’s truly yours when you incorporate beautiful, distinctive, and functional features such as:
Deep drawers, dividers, and other specialized storage
Hidden drawers behind cabinet doors
Enclosed, pull-out trash and recycling bins
Statement light fixtures
Let Light in with Plenty of Windows
Nothing opens up a space like natural light. Big windows that allow sunlight to flow in will bring the colors in your kitchen to life. They also welcome the beauty of the outdoors into your indoor space, creating a serene, open atmosphere.
Go Big with Two Islands
If you have room in your kitchen, double islands look beautiful and create a grand, spacious feeling. They also make your kitchen more functional and dynamic, and give you more options for customizing your layout and design. For example, you may decide to include your range and sink in one island and reserve the other for in-kitchen seating. Or you might consider adding a pot rack above one and unique pendant lighting over the other.
Include High-Tech Features
Smart gadgets and appliances can make your kitchen work better for you. From energy-efficient dishwashers to refrigerators that help you manage your shopping list, the options are nearly endless. High-tech features don’t just make your kitchen easier and more fun to use, though. They can actually make it safer too.
Stick to One Cohesive Style
While it can be interesting and fun to mix and match some design elements, like pairing retro bar stools with sleek, contemporary countertops and flooring, choosing one primary style for your kitchen adds a high-end, elegant feel and ensures the space has a consistent aesthetic.
Opt for an Open Layout
One of the simplest and best-tested strategies for infusing your kitchen remodel with a luxurious feel is to choose an open layout. Not only does this make your space feel larger, brighter, and more inviting, but it also helps connect your kitchen with the rest of your home. An open kitchen layout transforms your home, making your kitchen not just a place to cook, but truly part of your living space.
Choose a Light and Bright Color Scheme
There’s no question that lighter colors make a room look and feel larger. When you welcome whites, tans, beiges, and other light, neutral colors into your kitchen, you create an open, spacious feel. This also gives you a clean canvas to paint on, meaning you can easily incorporate unique colors and creative patterns in smaller doses.
Bring the Outside in With Natural Features
Kitchens have to be built to withstand heat, smoke, and lots of daily use. That means you need lots of functional, durable materials like metal, stone, and brick. Without purposely incorporating some more natural materials and design elements, your kitchen can easily start to feel a bit industrial and impersonal.
Add beauty and elegance by bringing in some natural elements. Here are a few to consider:
Exposed wood beams
Soothing indoor plants
Sheer curtains or bamboo blinds
Soapstone or slate backsplash
Floral towels or oven mitts
Marble or quartz countertops
Don’t Forget the Finishing Touches
While selecting the perfect cabinets, countertops, and appliances are vital components of any kitchen project, a truly luxury kitchen remodel considers every detail, not just the big-ticket items. From cabinet hardware to wall art, kitchen towels, and soap dispensers, every little design feature in your luxury kitchen should be carefully chosen.