Creative Ways Luxury Kitchens for Cooking and Entertaining

The kitchen is the heart of the home: the room where family gathers and bonds, the most crowded and sought-after room at the party. The modern trend toward more informal, open space living and entertaining means that the kitchen has evolved from an enclosed utilitarian space to a central hub where the cook of the house can interact with family members as well as a showpiece for entertaining. Having a luxury kitchens that looks as good as it functions has become a priority for upscale home buyers, even those who rarely cook.

Whether they are used to prepare family meals or as a stage set for entertaining. Today’s luxury kitchens are generally large, high-end, and equipped with the latest top-notch appliances. These designer kitchens come in a range of styles. But always appear newly updated and fresh, with elevated finishes and an overall attention to detail. That makes them as well designed and decorated as any other room in the house. While there is no single definition for what constitutes a luxury kitchen. It may include upgrades and extras like custom built cabinetry, statement hood vents, double islands, or amenities like hidden pantries. 

1. Seamless

Interior designer Maite Granda ran the glossy and seamless white cabinetry up the high ceilings of this luxury Florida kitchen. Interrupted only by stacked ovens and added a mirrored backsplash that reflects light. The custom-built storage exploits every last inch of vertical space and makes the airy kitchen feel bespoke while helping to ensure it stays clutter-free.

2. Polished White

Interior designer Lance Thomas of Thomas Guy Interiors used dark wood flooring, bright white walls, cabinetry, and finishes, and gleaming pops of gold in this luxury kitchen with clean lines and high-end appliances. A red rug adds a splash of color and vibrancy to the sleek design.

3. Beach House Farmhouse

Interior designer Becca Casey of Greenwich, CT-based Becca Interiors created a quietly luxurious farmhouse-inspired kitchen in this Southampton, NY surf retreat that has timeless appeal and is equipped with everything required for relaxing, comfortable, gracious family meals and entertaining.

4. Finishes

This kitchen from Leclair Decor uses striking finishes like bronze mirrored backsplash tile, mixed black and brass metals, rich walnut cabinetry, and a moody, masculine color palette for a refined take on modern luxury that makes the space feel grander than its proportions and fit for entertaining.

5. Peekaboo Windows

This spacious kitchen from interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors has an interior window. That allows natural light to flow in while providing extra counter space. The black metal frame grid windows mirror the exterior windows which provides continuity. And allows for a window within a window effect over the sink.

6. Family Style

Interior designer Sara Simon of Handsome Salt created a large family kitchen with generous volumes and an effortless appeal thanks to high slanted ceilings, a skylight, exposed duct work, and a large central live edge wood table instead of the usual kitchen island anchored with contemporary pendant lights.

7. Ocean Highrise

Interior designer Maite Granda created a shiny, contemporary pass-through kitchen in shades of white and steel gray to blend in with the open plan decor of this Florida condo while keeping the focus on the stunning ocean views outside the floor-to-ceiling windows. Bright red bar stools and a sculptural floor lamp add color and contrast that keeps it from feeling too one-note.

8. Classic English

This classic English kitchen design by UK-based deVOL Kitchens is built to preserve the original character of this spacious and charming period room, with its crown moldings and original fireplace. The kitchen island. Freestanding glass-front hutch and cabinetry are painted in a matte forest green. With classic cabinet pulls, brass plumbing fixtures, and a farmhouse sink that give it a timeless appeal.

9. Black and Gray

This contemporary kitchen from interior and lifestyle photographer Margaret Wright has a moody palette of black and gray and sleek lines. With a trio of contemporary pendant lights that give it an elegant and polished feel.

10. Rustic Chic

This spacious kitchen from interior designer Emily Henderson of Emily Henderson Design is a luxurious take on rustic chic, with its seamless wall of wood built-in cabinetry, painted out white ceiling beams, and generous black-and-white island anchored with a contemporary pendant light.

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