8 Traits of High-end Kitchens

The desired traits of a high-end kitchen have changed over the years, but one thing remains unchanged; homebuyers expect a kitchen that not only meets, but exceeds their expectations.

Traits of high-end kitchens

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Kitchens are central to your living experience, and with these eight traits, you can have guests and potential homebuyers alike salivating over your high-end kitchen.

Traits of high-end kitchens #1

Luxury appliances
Stainless steel appliances have been favoured in professional kitchens and food processing facilities primarily because of their corrosion resistance, durability, and cleanliness factor, but they have been gaining popularity in the average home due to their modern look and resistance to bacteria.

Add to that they have a luxurious look that screams stylish and you have yourself a kitchen worthy of even the most discriminating chef.

Traits of high-end kitchens #2

Great lighting
Not only does the look of the lighting matter; its effect also matters. For example, neon lighting gives a kitchen a cold, sterile feel, while warm lighting gives a cozier feel. Simplicity and sleek design is key.

Traits of high-end kitchens #3

Wood, lacquer cabinetry
Cabinets can make or break a kitchen. With the right cabinet material, style and hardware, a kitchen can look like something out of a magazine.

While wood is essentially a mainstay in kitchen millwork, lacquer is starting to get its groove on as well. However, if you aren’t careful, lacquer can end up lookimg like something straight out of the ’80s.

Traits of high-end kitchens #4

High end countertops
Kitchen countertops run the gamut when it comes to material; there’s concrete, granite, quartz, corian… the list goes on. Whether you opt for something exotic or stick with a very clean white countertop, a good, solid material adds serious value to a high-end kitchen.

Traits of high-end kitchens #5

Large island
For those who truly enjoy entertaining, a kitchen island allows for preparing dishes and chatting over a glass of wine, and yes, I speak from experience. There’s nothing quite like having your guests sit at one end of the island while you chat away from the other.

Traits of high-end kitchens #6

Walk-in pantry
With entertainment comes lots of food and where better to store all this food than in a walk-in pantry. Without having to be intrusive or excessive, walk-in pantries offer homeowners the option to use them to stock up on foodstuffs or to store things out of sight.

Traits of high-end kitchens #7

Wood floors
While ceramic floors have always been the way to go when it comes to kitchen flooring, nowadays, more and more high end kitchens boast wood floors. And while you likely wouldn’t want to spill too many things on a wood floor, it certainly provides more warmth for the feet than ceramic.

If you have heated kitchen ceramic floors, then I stand corrected and any homebuyers would love your high-end kitchen just the same.

Traits of high-end kitchens #8

Wine fridge
Whether it’s a half-size or a full-size, high-end kitchens boast wine fridges; I guess this also accompanies the whole entertainer’s kitchen thing. Whether you fancy a good glass of wine every now and then or you are somewhat of a collector, a wine fridge will always get you its money’s worth when you plan on selling your home.

Any other traits of high-end kitchens?

If you think that there are other traits that high-0end kitchens should have that I unfortunately left out, please feel free to mention it in the comments below.

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  1. Teara says:

    I would say that having a Gas/induction range a wall oven and a top mount microwave or a microwave unit ( A built in space for microwave) helps define a high end Kitchen. Also a trash compacter.

  2. I couldn’t agree more Geraldine. Seldom is consideration given to the sink or tapware. These are without doubt the MOST used of all appliances or fittings in the kitchen and are generally an afterthought by renovators – unfortunately!

  3. Your list is great, but I would name it the top ten and add a bar sink in the island and a Butler’s Pantry between the kitchen and dining areas to house bar and coffee essentials such as an espresso machine and dessert dishes

  4. Geraldine says:

    Great list, but I think you should have also mentioned high-end sinks – sometimes people forget how effective a great sink can be in selling their kitchen.

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