Having nice stone countertops and kitchen cabinets will go a long way to make your kitchen stand out. But how do you take your kitchen to the next level and have it look more refined and luxurious without having to spend a ton of money? To improve the look of your kitchen and make it more luxurious, the key is in the details. A clean, uncluttered kitchen with strategically placed accent pieces that draw the eyes can take your kitchen from its current condition to luxurious. To make your kitchen stand out, it’s not about splurging on getting the best of the best for everything in your kitchen, but about spending your money where it will make the biggest impact possible. Below are five ideas to enhance the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank.
Update Your Kitchen hardware
Updating the hardware in your kitchen is one the easiest way to make your kitchen look more luxurious. The kitchen is by far the most important space in a home. Consequently, there are always new hardware, styles and finishes hitting the market to entice consumers. Brushed brass and bronze hardware are examples of finishes that can make your kitchen look more luxurious if done right. Door knobs and handles, kitchen faucet and light fixtures in those finishes can really transform the look of your kitchen and give it a curated and refined look. This type of hardware looks great on darker modern colors cabinetry.
Upgrading Light Fixtures
Upgrading your kitchen’s light fixtures can dramatically enhanced the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank and make it look more luxurious. You can really be creative with that process as long as the look of the light fixtures stay coherent with the rest of the kitchen elements. You can find some affordable light fixtures that look great and can make your kitchen look like a million bucks especially if they are located above a kitchen island. Adding a lamp atop your kitchen cabinets also adds style to your kitchen making it look more expensive and refined.
Decanting dry goods and using baskets to store food
Glass jars tactfully displayed in your kitchen to store and showcase coffee, herbs, pastas, and other dry goods can enhance the look of your kitchen and make it look more luxurious. Glass jars, with fancy labels, that contain all kind of dry food look great on floating shelves in a kitchen. You could also use baskets to store other food items in your kitchen, but don’t over do it or your kitchen will quickly look crowded and will require a lot more cleaning and upkeep.
DEcluttering Countertop Surfaces
An affordable way to improve the look of your kitchen and make it look more luxurious is to keep it clean, tidy, organized and decluttered at all time. Don’t have dirty dishes piled up in your sink and counters, nor too many items on display. Small appliances that are not used every day should be stored away out of sight. Keeping things flowing through your kitchen so the focus is only on key elements like countertops, hardware, lighting and appliances will make your kitchen look more luxurious and well kept. While you are at it, keeping your fridge doors free of clutter and personal things will improve the overall look of your kitchen. Refrigerators look fantastic nowadays. Removing all pictures, magnet art and other knickknacks you might have on your fridge’s doors will reveal the slick look of your refrigerator.
Integrating Art in Your Kitchen
Integrating art in your kitchen will make it more personable and an extension of your home. The art does not have to be expensive, but it can be made to look expensive by using fancy frames and special lighting so as to showcase the art as an expensive piece (even if it is not).
If you live in the Charlotte area and are interested in a kitchen remodel, come visit us at the Complete Kitchen and Bath Design Studio. Our showroom is open to the public and is conveniently located to Charlotte. We have designers on staff and floors samples you can check out for inspiration. We are the local leader for kitchen and bath remodeling in the Charlotte area and can assist you in designing the perfect kitchen.