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Designer Tips from Luxe Rooms: Kitchens

Incorporate real-life tips from these luxe kitchens into your own kitchen design and get a high end look for less.

Wed, 13 Nov 2013|

Renovating your kitchen? These luxe spaces provide inspiring ideas for any budget. Maybe you don't have the large space and lofty ceiling of this kitchen but you can still make your design sing with these tips. If you're adding an island, consider tonal contrasts. This wood island with furniture details anchors the mostly white room and mimics the finish in the ceiling beams. For upscale cottage appeal, keep it simple, clean lines on perimeter cabinets, while marble countertops and crisp subway tile make the space bright and airy. Consider a few glass front cabinets like this one to display pretty serving pieces and add pops of color. For a sleek accent, look to stainless steel fixtures in your sink, task lighting and stove. If you want sophisticated glamour in your kitchen renovation, take a cue from this sleek space. Look to shiny details to show off your style. Here the standouts include a metallic backsplash tiled in a reflective tone-on-tone pattern. Consider lacquer cabinets to add to the sheen as well as a touch of chrome found in these white leather counter stools. Balance your glamorous design with few traditional elements. The heavy crown molding, elegant corbels and crystal chandeliers offer timeless appeal. Balance standout features with finishes that are muted and simple. In this room, discrete colors and finishes let strong architectural bones shine. A bank of dramatic windows and a curved ceiling sets a light and airy tone but the kitchen is still functional and practical. To compensate for a lack of upper cabinets, this design incorporates tall pantry cabinets and drawers to hold daily essentials. Be sure to consider a prep space and room for serving meals in this stunning kitchen and island next to the range fills the bill.