Decorating Before Fitting A Luxury Kitchen

When you have a luxury kitchen fitted into your home, you're going to want to give the whole room a bit of a facelift. Usually the kitchen company will provide the cabinets and the work surfaces which you've chosen so that they're specific to your taste and to reflect the style of kitchen you're interested in. To make sure your luxury kitchen is looking as good as possible, it will require some decoration and some finishing touches to bring all the elements together.

Flooring

Flooring subliminally effects how someone perceives the room. Cheap flooring usually looks and feels cheap. You will need to replace it more often then you will a good quality floor, and it can even make your cabinets and work surfaces look cheaper. It's all in the framing.

There's no need to buy the most expensive types of floors. While marble can look amazing and last for years, and is certainly well suited to luxury kitchens, it can feel very cold and unforgiving underfoot. If you drop something on marble it is much more likely to shatter, and if you've got children and they fall on it, it will hurt.

High quality vinyl flooring can look just like marble, or wood, or more or less anything you like. It's very resilient and well suited to the warm and humid air in a kitchen which can warp or damage some other more expensive materials.

Window dressings

Quite often kitchens are somewhat neglected when it comes to window dressings. Make sure this is not the case in your luxury kitchens. Roller blinds or venetian blinds will look sophisticated in your room (although be aware that if you choose wood then the blinds could warp). Curtains can look lovely in a country style kitchen, although cooking smells can cling to the fabric.

These curtains won't need a lining as they would in a bedroom, so instead you should choose a washable fabric which is easy to take off the curtain pole so you can clean the fabric and keep it looking fresh and new for longer.

Typically, sinks are placed underneath windows. Depending on the direction your kitchen faces you can end up with the sun blinding you in the evenings or in the morning, and a simple window dressing can be all you need to temper the light.

Decoration

You'll also want to repaint the walls. There are specific kitchen and bathroom paints you will need to buy, as normal wall emulsion can peel in a steamy luxury kitchen. Make sure you take into account the other colours which you're using (woods for the cabinets, marble work surfaces and more). Usually a neutral or light and airy colour will look best, as this will help make your room feel more spacious and modern.

If you're not using a metal splash back, tiles behind the sink can make cleaning much more simple and easy.

It's not just a case of having your new kitchen built and fitted and the whole room looking revitalised - if you don't put in the time and effort to get your room to a better standard it won't look anywhere near as good as it could.