October 17, 2022

Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look More Expensive

Considered the “heart of the home” for a reason, the kitchen is a focal point. It brings people together being the space to enjoy time spent with family and friends. Your custom kitchen should embody the aesthetic and energy of your space.

Make a major impact on your home’s value and appeal by enhancing your kitchen to make it look more expensive. Miriam Johnson, the Cabinet Chic, shares design details that look like they cost a million bucks.  

Design Notes:

  • Muted tones can make a space feel more upscale  
  • Custom glass front cabinetry or open shelving can enhance the area allowing you to showcase all your favorite accents
  • Lighting is key to the ambiance and feel of an expensive-feeling kitchen. Integrate lighting into your custom cabinetry for a stunning detail you have to see to believe.  

#1. Add Color and Texture

No need to reinvent the wheel here. Take inspiration from luxury designers and use muted shades to make your space feel luxurious.  

Our favorite muted tones include:

Try various shades of these colors and pair them with a mix of metal tones and white or black for a truly upscale look. Don’t forget to add a few touches of texture from greenery, wood, or other natural elements. This screams high-end!

#2. Bring Tired Cabinets to Life with New Hardware

If an entire kitchen remodel isn’t on the renovation list quite yet, consider updating cabinet hardware throughout the kitchen until you’re ready.  

Look for hardware that is unique, dramatic, or contrasting to bring out a higher-end feel and flair. Consider polished nickel, brass, clean modern hardware, or an elegant motif for a dramatic change in the kitchen. This will elevate your space with a new design element. While you’re at it, consider upgrading your sink fixtures to match!

Upgrading door handles, pulls, and cabinet hinges offers an opportunity to bring out the best in your cabinetry.

When you’re ready for the full kitchen makeover, that will truly bring happiness to the heart of your home, contact us for a complimentary design consultation.

#3. Upgrade to Modern Shelving or Glass Front Cabinetry

Unique open shelving can liven things up in your kitchen, and when staged the right way, they can look luxurious and expensive.  

Further, old cabinets can be transformed from dull to fancy by replacing the wooden doors with glass fronts. This opens up the space, provides contrast, and enhances the overall aesthetics of your space.  

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#4. Install a Bold Backsplash

The backsplash is one of the most notable features of a kitchen, yet it is also one of the best ways to upgrade the space without breaking the bank. From natural wood grain to subway tile, metal, or glass, your options are only limited by your imagination.  

We love the look of:

  • Concrete
  • Subway tile
  • Herringbone
  • Organic style  

#5. Think About Lighting

Lighting sets the mood, accentuates key design elements, and can make your kitchen stand out for all the right reasons.  

Changing your light fixtures is an impactful way to make any room feel more expensive.

For a luxury look, explore lower hanging lights, polished nickel, gold, brass, or unique sconces. The goal is to find something simple and elegant, yet chic and luxurious.  

Don’t just stop at overhead lighting. In-cabinet or under-cabinet lighting adds an element of drama to any luxury kitchen. Mini lamps are also having a major moment these days, and you can create a stylish vignette by placing one on the countertop beside a stack of cookbooks.  

#6. Display Some Art

Displaying art in your kitchen makes it feel like an extension of the rest of your home. Digital downloads of a favorite painting or thrifted pieces can be a smart choice for this heavily trafficked and mess-prone space.  

Design idea: Frame menus from your favorite bar or restaurant from your travels. These simple touches add luxury to your space and will make you smile as you complete even the most mundane cooking tasks.

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Go Haute with C & C Cabinets

As a leading cabinetry designer in Tampa, Florida, C & C Cabinets knows first-hand the impact a luxurious-feeling kitchen can have on the ambiance and value of a home. We have helped countless homeowners design beautiful custom cabinetry and find the perfect balance between budget and results.

Make your kitchen look more expensive with our team of custom cabinetry craftsmen at C & C Cabinets. Contact us for a design consultation today!

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