Creating a Glamorous Kitchen

Used to be the kitchen was a hardwearing, hidden-from-the-rest-of-the-house space that was all about utility, nothing about attraction. Today’s kitchens look as good as they live, especially when a few glamorous touches are thrown in.

“Luxe textiles and reflective pieces add excitement to contemporary interiors,” said Houzz. And that’s never been more true than in today’s kitchen. Just witness the return of brass, now being seen in fixtures, finishes, and even appliances. For warmth and luxe factor, it doesn’t get much better than the antithesis of cool stainless and brushed nickel.

Also see: Brass Is Back In Town!

Check out these glamourpuss kitchens and tell us you’re not ready to up the luxe quotient in your kitchen.

Glam doesn’t mean overhauling your whole kitchen. Sometimes, one spectacular chandelier is all you need to transform a space from “Just OK” to “Holy cow.” A gathering of modern Kelly green chairs doesn’t hurt either.

DomaineIf you’re looking for one spot to start in glamorizing your kitchen, lighting is a good place to start.

“Chandeliers and pendants are the perfect accessory to not only brighten your kitchen but change the mood of the space,” said House Beautiful. “Standard lights that come in most homes and rentals are uniform, change it up and give the most used room in your house some personality or an unexpected element.”

It doesn’t get much glam than a room full of Calacatta marble.

Don’t want to update your counters or your lighting? Modern tin ceilings bring in a little shine from the top down.

DomaineIt’s all in the details. This kitchen featured in Domaine takes showstopping lighting and pairs it with a contrasting paneled island and uniquely detailed range hood.

Home Trend DesignYou can also achieve glam status without baubles and reflective surfaces, as proven by this modern industrial kitchen, which happens to belong to actress Hillary Duff. The loft-like space’s hard edges are softened by the plush seating.

Speaking of plush fabrics…a banquette can be utilitarian or it can be luxurious. Or, it can be both. The curvy lines of the table legs and chairs and the sleek modern light fixture overhead create the ideal space for dining and relaxing.


About thenoelteam

As a Broker with RE/MAX Alliance, I work energetically for my clients whether they are a buyer or seller. I help you achieve your goal of owning a home or getting the best price for your home in the shortest time possible. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in communications and finance, I was licensed in 1977 and since then I have sold over 3600 properties amounting to over $1 billion in sales. I currently rank in the top 10 in home sales for Colorado. I offer the same quality of service and superior communication to all clients, ranging from starter homes to multi-million dollar estates, commercial and income properties, relocations and foreclosures My goal is to provide you with the best representation possible whether you are buying or selling. Over the years, one of the things that I've discovered is that there is a difference in the way individual Realtors do business. For me, I have always felt that honesty and personal integrity are the foundations upon which a successful business and career are built and sustained. I have an extensive background and knowledge base in real estate, including financing, which has enabled me to provide outstanding, quality advice and service not found with many agents today. My commitment to communication creates a positive relationship between my client and myself that results in a successful property sale or purchase. My passion for real estate, commitment to my clients and personal integrity has helped me to achieve success placing me in the top 1% of all brokers in nationwide. In my career, I have earned a number of awards and received considerable recognition for my success but the most significant recognition comes from the fact that over 75% of my business comes from past clients. My success is a true measure of my client satisfaction.
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