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Luxury Details

May 23, 2018

If you’re designing your dream kitchen, working with a qualified designer can ensure that functionality meets luxury and esthetics. A lot of precision and detail goes into making the difference between the average kitchen and one that makes you say “wow” when you first see it. Here are some of my favourite luxury goods to work into your new kitchen design this year.

Coffee, elevated to the highest standard

Enjoy barista-style coffee — with or without a shot or two of espresso — right at home. Whether for yourself or your guests, you can brew robust coffees and incredible cappuccinos or lattes on demand, refined to anyone’s taste with Jenn­Air’s built in machine. Not only will you be brewing up the best coffee in town, the machine is easy to use and to take care of.

Galley sink

Take your meal preparation as well as clean up to new heights. Galley sinks, which come in sizes from 0.6 metres to 1.8 m wide and will revolutionize the way you work around your kitchen sink. Interchange built in cutting boards, drying racks, strainers, salad bowls and more to make your life in your kitchen easier.

Artisan cabinet hardware

Artisan cabinet hardware is created with passion and expert craftsmanship. Every piece is rich in design and details that will make your home stand apart. Choose from metals or semi-precious stones,. The options are endless.

Luxury hinges

When it comes to cabinetry hinges, gone are the days of one option. Now, there is a wide range of the high quality, innovative hinges, available with a range of features and colour options. My top luxury hinge is the Lapis by Salice.

Walnut Everything

The most luxurious custom cabinetry line is made with an all-wood cabinet box construction and dowels versus staples and is finished with a walnut interior and a walnut dovetail drawer box that will rival the highest quality of furniture on the market.

Corner Drawers

When it comes to making the most out of a corner, I prefer corner drawers. They provide visible, ample storage and the best part is that you’re not on your hands and knees to get into the corner ­cabinet.

Inset frame cabinetry

Traditional cabinet making methods, paired with current innovation result in the inset frame cabinetry. The look sets itself apart and offers a more transitional to traditional look, with exposed hinging and detailed beading options. In North America, we are most used to seeing frameless cabinetry, however consider inset frame construction for the most luxurious look.

Fashion-forward faucets

High-style faucets with an array of colour selection, from gold to purple will put the personal touch on your kitchen. Look at the Kohler artifacts collection as well as Rubinet faucets.

Micro greens at your fingertips

Grow nutritious, organic fresh herbs and greens with the Urban Cultivator self-watering easy-to-use system. Available in free standing or built in units.

Steam cooking

The versatile, JennAir wall oven uses steam to preserve nutrients in vegetables and tenderness in meats, and convection for evenly-baked pastries and roasts. Use steam and convection together for food that’s tender inside and roasted or crisped outside.

 

A version of this article also appeared in the London Free Press.