Little Luxuries: Our Top Seven Tips for a Pleasing Kitchen


When it comes to kitchen remodeling, the delight is in the details. Incorporating little luxuries can elevate your kitchen in a big way, making it not only more functional but also more enjoyable. At McDermott Remodeling, we believe in creating spaces that cater to both practical needs and aesthetic desires. Here are our top seven tips for adding those special touches to your kitchen remodel.

 1. Add a Built-in Mixer Stand.

Conquer Clutter and Embrace Convenience.

For those who love to bake, a built-in mixer stand is a game-changer. This hidden compartment in your cabinetry houses your stand mixer, allowing you to easily lift it up when needed and stow it away when not in use. It saves counter space, elevates organization, and helps display your countertops to their best advantage. 

 2. Incorporate Abundant Natural Lighting.

See Your Kitchen in the Most Flattering Light.

Installing large picture windows can transform your kitchen by flooding it with natural light. This not only makes the space feel larger and more open but also boosts your mood and energy levels. Consider placing a picture window above the sink or along a dining nook for maximum impact.

Alternatively, consider adding a skylight. Position it strategically over your work area to reduce the need for artificial lighting and create a bright, airy atmosphere.

 3. Choose High-Quality Cabinetry.

Opt for Custom or Semi-Custom Cabinets.

Investing in high-quality, custom cabinetry–or even high quality semi-custom cabinetry–can completely change the look and feel of your kitchen. Custom or semi-custom cabinets allow you to choose the perfect materials, finishes, and hardware to match your style and needs. They also offer better durability and functionality. 

When choosing between custom and semi-custom options, be mindful that fully custom cabinets offer an almost unlimited number of options, typically at a higher price. Semi-custom cabinets offer a wide range of options at a lower price than their fully custom counterparts.

Even better: well-made cabinetry, whether custom or semi-custom, can include smart storage solutions like pull-out shelves, lazy Susans, and deep drawers for pots and pans. These features help keep your kitchen organized and make cooking more efficient.

 4. Say Yes to Luxurious Countertops.

Choose Premium Materials and Edges.

Opt for luxurious materials like quartz, granite, or marble for your countertops. These materials not only look stunning but are also highly durable and easy to maintain. They can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your kitchen.

Consider choosing a waterfall edge for your kitchen island or countertops. This design feature, where the countertop material extends vertically down the sides, adds a modern and luxurious touch to your kitchen.

 5. Integrate Your Appliances

Keep the Kitchen Sleek.

Integrated appliances blend seamlessly with your cabinetry, creating a sleek and cohesive look. From refrigerators to dishwashers, integrated appliances help maintain a clean, uncluttered appearance in your kitchen. 

For added luxury, consider investing in high-end appliances with advanced features and superior performance.

 6. Incorporate Statement Lighting.

Combine Functionality with Expression.

Consider installing statement pendant lights above your kitchen island or dining area. These fixtures not only provide essential lighting but also serve as a focal point, adding character and style to your kitchen.

Or, if you prefer to let your countertops make the statement, incorporate subtle under-cabinet lighting. This type of lighting brightens up your workspace, making it easier to see while cooking, and adds a warm, inviting glow to the room.

 7. Choose a Functional Island.

Meet Multiple Needs with Style. 

A well-designed kitchen island can serve multiple purposes. Consider including features like a prep sink, additional storage, a built-in microwave, or even seating for casual dining. This makes your island a versatile hub for cooking, socializing, and more.

For even more functionality, incorporate a charging station within your island to keep your devices powered up and easily accessible. This is particularly useful for keeping recipes on your tablet or staying connected while you cook.

Final Thoughts

Incorporating these little luxuries into your kitchen remodel can transform it from a simple cooking space into a luxurious and highly functional area. Whether it’s through thoughtful lighting, high-quality materials, or innovative storage solutions, these touches can elevate your kitchen and enhance your overall living experience.

At McDermott Remodeling, we specialize in creating beautiful, functional kitchens tailored to your needs and desires. Ready to transform your kitchen with these luxurious touches? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore the possibilities!

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