Face it, we’d all love to lay claim to a beautifully designed and pristine professional kitchen in our home. Who wouldn't want endless bench space, marble counters, and professional-grade appliances? Bearing in mind that we don't all have the ability or budget to install every luxury our heart desires, that's not to say you can't easily add some premium touches to your everyday cooking space.
That said, a high-end kitchen doesn’t need to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Just a few finishing touches can make the world of difference. Read on to discover five clever tips to ensure your kitchen has the look and feel of something much more lavish.
Install an instant filtered water system
There’s nothing more convenient and luxurious than having your very own filtered water system in your home. Whether it’s boiling, chilled or sparkling water – a fully integrated water system that blends in with your tapware is the ultimate in quality design.
Coordinate your appliances
It might seem obvious to some, but streamlining all your appliances can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your kitchen. Whether you go for chrome or all-white appliances, why not settle on a theme for your espresso machine, kettle and toaster. Can’t manage matchy-matchy accessories? Consider stashing anything odd out of sight, especially if it’s not used on a regular basis.
Invest in beautiful chinaware to display
Even if your budget doesn't extend to a full set of dinnerware, purchasing a few high-quality vases, jugs and other chinaware to display on your benchtops is an easy way to update a kitchen. Go for colours that contrast with your kitchen finish or for something ultra-modern, experiment with tonal shades of grey and black.
Add some greenery or flowers
Every home needs texture and elements of nature to feel homely, and there’s nothing like a fresh-cut bunch of flowers or artfully arranged foliage to liven up a sleek kitchen. While sharp lines and shiny surfaces usually reign supreme in this area of the home, a bunch of hydrangeas or stylish pot plant can be used to create a natural focal point in any cooking space.
Clear the mess
What’s the one thing every beautiful kitchen has in common? No, it’s not marble benches (although that would come close) - it’s a distinct lack of clutter. Clearing your space does wonders for not just the overall aesthetic of your kitchen, but also your headspace – just ask Marie Kondo.
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