5 Designer Dream Kitchen Essentials to Love

katherine newman interior design luxury designer's dream kitchen

Kitchens serve one primary purpose: to provide space for you to cook delicious and filling meals. But that doesn’t mean you should have one that only looks and has the bare minimum. Dream kitchen designs can appear as if though they came straight from an interior designer’s mind.

When you think of designer kitchens, you may think of expensive appliances or fancy lighting. That’s not always the case. You don’t need too many high-end products and extra accessories to turn your kitchen into your dream kitchen. Check out these essentials you might find in a designer’s dream sketch that you could apply to your own kitchen:

1. Granite Countertops

Every kitchen should have a spacious countertop. This part is the area where you’ll do food preparation, so it should be wide enough for all your cooking tools yet small enough that it doesn’t engulf your whole kitchen. Your countertop can be in any shape and size you want, but if you’d like something worthy of a designer’s dream kitchen, go for granite. 

Granite is a classic material in many designer kitchens. They match most styles and complement most color palettes. If you’re aiming for a sleek and minimalist kitchen design, you can look for Orlando kitchen granite countertops that may come in glossy or matte finishes, depending on your preference. No two granite patterns are alike, either. So even if someone you know has a granite countertop of the same size and design, yours will still be different. 

Using granite for your kitchen countertops isn’t only aesthetically pleasing. There’s a reason why many homeowners have it. Granite is formed after years and years of heat and pressure. Thus, you can take a heated pot straight out of the stove and put it on your granite countertop without worrying about damaging the surface. Besides, granite is easy to clean with soap and water, making kitchen clean-up time a breeze.

2. Walk-In Pantry

There’s nothing more inconvenient than looking for something in a small, cramped space. Pantries are an essential part of any kitchen, big or small. Moreover, having a cool, dry place to store ingredients and all your cooking tools would be an excellent idea. But if you have a collection of spices and more than one large pot, you might want to upgrade to a walk-in pantry. 

Imagine your walk-in pantry as you would a walk-in closet. It must have a clear and understandable layout. Everything must have a designated area, so there’s less risk of misplacing something if you know where it’s supposed to be. Hence, you must plan where to put your spice racks, pots and pans, and even a mini-fridge.  

Walk-in pantries are not too flamboyant to have in your kitchen. They have a purpose, after all. They’re a luxurious version of any regular pantry, with possibly a spot where your pet can eat freely, too. Thus, if you want a dream designer kitchen, try remodeling to make your own walk-in pantry an essential space.

Alexandra Kaehler Luxury walk-in Pantry with custom green cabinets
Interior by Alexandra Kaehler

3. Custom Cupboards and Cabinets

If your kitchen is too small to have a walk-in closet, you can still make it fancy with custom cabinets. These additions don’t take up much room, so they’re perfect for smaller spaces.  

Nowadays, many modern designer homes incorporate ‘hidden’ doors for cabinets. You can use the same method for your kitchen cupboards, too. It’s a way to save up space since the doors slide sideways, downwards, or upwards when opened. You could even have them as part of the walls or the countertops, hidden from view until you access them.  

But you don’t have to hide your cupboards if you don’t want to. Luxurious kitchen cabinets come in various designs, so you can have them with glass doors or vintage carvings or leave them doorless and open. Regardless, make sure it fits your kitchen’s overall aesthetics.

4. High-Quality Appliances

High-quality products don’t necessarily always mean high costs. But expect the best kitchen appliances to be pricier than usual. You must prepare your wallet if you want efficient products that match your dream kitchen’s aesthetic. 

Designer kitchen appliances come in many colors and unique features. So, you have a whole catalog of designs to choose from. Make sure to pick ones that don’t only match your kitchen but are also durable and functional. Moreover, look for appliances that suit your needs the most, especially if you prefer to cook meals in a short time. 

Always consider space before anything else. There’s no point in buying a massive fridge if you have nowhere to put it. Even if you have limited kitchen space, if you have well-designed storage, you can use these to hide your appliances until you need to use them.

belvedere gardens penthouse kitchen by goddard littlefair
Interior by Goddard Littlefair

5. Deep Sinks

Of all the essential fittings you need in your dream kitchen, it’s a sink. Cleaning as you go makes any kitchen beautiful and free of bacteria that could harm you. While most kitchen sinks are usually around eight inches deep, luxurious ones are at least 10 inches. This depth gives you more ease washing dishes or cleaning food products without worrying about splash back.  

Sinks in a designer kitchen should be wide enough to fit large cooking tools, like pots. A considerable depth also allows you to hide unsightly dishes from guests until it’s time to clean them up. Deeper sinks fit well if you have smaller tabletops like a bar top.  

You’ll find many deep, stainless-steel sinks available for your dream kitchen. Choose one with your preferred depth and design, so it matches the beauty of your kitchen. Don’t forget to keep your sink clean, too.

Wrapping Up

Whether you’re remodeling or building a new home, your taste is the driving factor for your designer kitchen. Your kitchen’s fittings should look good and give you the spark of joy that makes owning a home worthwhile. So, when searching for dream kitchen essentials, consider their purpose, design, and how their addition can make your kitchen look and feel luxurious.

Feature Image: Interior by Katherine Newman Interiors

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