With the kitchen often being referred to as the most important room in the home, it is no surprise that many people are willing to spend quite a lot of cash when it comes to upgrading or redecorating it. But just how much are you prepared to spend on a luxury kitchen design? The experts at Triple Heart Design say that the cost of luxury kitchens can vary quite a lot and the price one pays depends on the features chosen. So, what constitutes a luxury kitchen design, and what are its most expensive features?
What Does Luxury Mean in Relation to Kitchen Design?
It is difficult to pin an exact meaning on the word “luxury” in relation to kitchen design. For some people, it is about having the best of everything, from the most expensive appliances to high-end features. For others, it simply means having a contemporary kitchen that makes the most of the space they have available.
How Much Can You Expect to Spend on a Luxury Kitchen Design?
If we are defining a luxury kitchen on the basis of high-end materials and finishes, there really is no end to the amount you could spend. For example, you might order a custom-made kitchen with handmade cabinetry constructed from the finest oak and countertops made from the most expensive granite or quartz. Someone else might decide to add gold-plated fittings, which will increase the cost, even more, coupled with chef-grade appliances.
For those of us without such limitless budgets and hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on a kitchen, however, luxury will probably mean something else entirely. The price you pay for your kitchen will depend on a number of factors.
For example, the size of the space you have will determine the best layout. A large room can accommodate more cabinets and more appliances. So while essential appliances in a kitchen might include a refrigerator, freezer, oven, hob, and dishwasher, those with more space might also want a wine cooler, a range cooker instead of a standard oven, coffee maker, and microwave.
The price of the appliances will affect the overall cost of the kitchen. Those who are looking for a luxury kitchen design might insist on top-of-the-range appliances, which can add quite a lot to the final cost of the kitchen (and in some cases almost doubling the price).
The materials chosen for the design of the kitchen can also affect the final price. When it comes to countertops, there is a wide choice of materials. So while laminate is often chosen by those with a budget to stick to, natural stone countertops are often an integral component of the luxury kitchen. And this is where the price can begin to skyrocket. Depending on the size and material of your countertops, you could expect to pay anything up to $20,000 on just this one element of the kitchen.
Other areas that can differentiate a luxury kitchen from a standard design will be in the type of flooring and lighting chosen. Luxury kitchen designs often incorporate hardwood flooring or natural stone tiles as opposed to vinyl, laminate, or ceramic tiling. With a luxury kitchen, it is common to see bespoke lighting fixtures that are designed for both aesthetic and functional purposes.
A luxury kitchen design costs an average of $135,547 according to Moving.com. How much you can expect to pay depends on the features you ultimately choose. However, fitting such a kitchen would add value to your home and you can expect to recoup up to 53.9% of the price paid should you resell.