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  • Writer's pictureMatt Weber

Make your Kitchen Look Luxurious on a Budget

(guest post courtesy of Wren Kitchens)

Searches for ‘luxury kitchen design 2021’ have increased by 256% in recent months, showing that extravagance in the heart of the home is of key importance to homeowners. So, how can people make their kitchens look and feel luxurious while keeping the costs low?

To answer just that, Wren Kitchens reveals the top tips and tricks toward making your kitchen look like a million dollars on a budget. From using quartz countertops to showstopping flooring, these tips are guaranteed to help every homeowner make their kitchens look exclusive.

Quartz Countertops

The countertops are your workspace, and this aspect of your kitchen massively influences the entire aesthetic of your kitchen. Quartz countertops are naturally beautiful and are incredibly robust. Its durability is attractive not only to those with younger members in the family as it’s highly resistant to scratches and stains, but this material makes it a strong contender when looking to spend on quality product which will last.

Statement backsplash

Backsplashes provide the opportunity to allow light to flow in your workspace. By installing a stylish, yet practical backsplash to your kitchen, this makes the space look luxurious while also protecting your walls. There are numerous materials that can be used for your backsplash, ranging from tiles to Tek Wall and industrial sheet metal, so you can easily fit the perfect backsplash which is well within your budget.

Choose color palettes that complement your worktops and cabinets to emulate a fresh and open feel to your room. If you’re looking for something more daring, use coppers and brass colors to make your kitchen pop.

Unique handles

Rustic is on-trend, so using unique handles and lighting can make your room look sharp. When looking for something more customized to your style, you can mix and match a choice of handles to your cupboards to create a completely unique and bespoke design. The finishing touches are what guests appreciate, and these smaller touches are where you can save money when creating something different.

Showstopping flooring

Flooring can be expensive, but it doesn’t mean you have to settle for less. If your kitchen is lacking in color and style, you can make a huge difference with some statement flooring.

Vinyl flooring in plank or tile patterns is becoming popular as a simple and cost-effective way to add something more to your kitchen area. The durability of this inexpensive material mean it’s going to last a long time, while also giving you plenty options to choose from.

Display cabinets

Display cabinets offer so much more to your kitchen space and allow you to present your workspace in a different way. They not only add character to your kitchen, but also make cooking a little more practical when you can see exactly what you’re looking for.

Display cabinets come in a range of different colors and sizes, so it’s important to make sure you install the right design to show your kitchenware in the most flattering way. To save on expense, you can repurpose your old cabinets and install glass door panels, which adds sophistication and style without having to splash out on a completely new set of cabinets.

Pretty pendant lighting

Pendant lighting can change the mood of a room with one flick of a switch. This easy, cost-effective feature can make your kitchen look expensive without costing a fortune. Dependent on the vibe of your kitchen, you can opt for glistening glass pendants for something more stylish or exposed wired bulbs for kitchens that are more rustic. To finish off the lighting in your kitchen, install LED lights underneath your kitchen cabinets, which isn’t only inexpensive, but it will create the ultimate luxurious feel to a space which everyone will love to spend time in.

For more inspiration, visit Wren Kitchens online.

Editor's Note: Wren Kitchens is the UK’s largest manufacturer and retailer of kitchens and stone worktops. In 2020 Wren Kitchens opened its first U.S. showroom in Milford, Connecticut. Wren makes every one of its kitchens for the US market at its state-of-the-art 252,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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