Some of the most luxurious homes still have room for improvement and owners who can afford the most in-style upgrades. One of the top candidates for a remodel has always been the kitchen. Not only do luxury kitchens increase the quality of life for the homeowner but it adds great value to a home too. Fancy new products are coming out every day that add value and function to a luxury home’s kitchen.
Counter tops have come a long way from the old Formica surfaces that graced kitchens in the old days. Today, a home owner can choose from a variety of mediums for the construction of counter tops. Counter tops can be the focal point of a kitchen, so it stands to reason people who want their kitchens to exude warmth, hospitality, and luxury are selecting products such as marble, granite, a quartz-based product called Silestone, and even concrete.
Marble is a beautiful medium for counter tops. It comes in a variety of colors and is easily cared for. Usually, just using mild soapy water will take care of spills. Marble speaks of high quality and lavish lifestyle, but there is a drawback; it can be chipped. So it isn’t recommended where heavy food preparation is going on.
The uses of concrete has vastly expanded over the last few years. Almost any color you choose can be created into concrete. In fact some people are using concrete in their kitchens as their cabinets. In addition to choosing the color you can also create designs and patterns that are stamped into the concrete. The only drawback in the kitchen is that concrete can be scratched so in some locations it is not the best fit.
New quartz-based products are becoming very popular. Silestone is composed of natural quartz and resins. This allows for pigmentation to be used, so there are many colors to choose from. This product not only looks grand, but it is stain resistant, scratch resistant, and is stronger than the natural granite counter top.
Granite is, however, for most homeowners, the medium of choice. Granite counter tops in the kitchen say “I’m a special room.” “I’m a lavish room.” “I’m a room of distinction and quality.” They also say, “I’m very expensive”, so that is probably a great selling point for those in the luxury home market. It adds value to the home, and enjoyment for many years. Many people entertain in their kitchens, and jubilant guests gather around to watch the chef prepare a gourmet meal, so the addition of granite counter tops adds eye appeal to the kitchen as well.
Remodeling the kitchen is necessary to be the most luxurious house on the market. When money is no object a fancy kitchen can add extra amenities to please the family, chef, and even the guests.