Mar. 24 2021

Design Tips for Creating a Gourmet Kitchen

by Bennett Bottorff

What do you think of when you hear the term, Gourmet Kitchen? Sounds fancy right? While a gourmet kitchen conjures images of white countertops and sleek stainless appliances, you can turn any style into a gourmet kitchen! All you need are the right features.

Curious to know what they are? We’ve put together our easy list of design tips to transform your current kitchen into one of designer envy.

Luxurious Appliances

Technically speaking, a gourmet kitchen has a lot to do with the specific appliances included in the design. However, you can still achieve the look of this type of kitchen by upgrading some of your appliances. Fancy appliances such as induction cooktops and subzero fridges can drastically improve your kitchen experience. From dishwashers that steam and dry items in half the time, to built-in coffee makers for those Seattle winter mornings, there are plenty of gadgets and gizmos to heighten your kitchen’s luxurious appeal. Curious to know what qualifies for a gourmet kitchen? Find out the top features in our other blog post.

Statement Backsplash


The backsplash is often the most fun design element in a kitchen remodel. That is because there are so many colors, shapes, and sizes to choose from! Having a snazzy backsplash is a sure way to make a statement in your space. We love a simple look of a subway tile in a soft color. It's a subtle way to add some personality to your kitchen. 

Special Features

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One of the aspects that makes a kitchen into a gourmet kitchen is the special features. These aren’t necessarily needs, but certainly wants when it comes to design aspects. Think about your lifestyle and what features would benefit your day-to-day. Do you love baking? Why not add a baking station? Entertain? A dry bar is a nice addition when having guests over.

Quartz Countertop

A gourmet kitchen doesn’t just look. A lot of what makes high-quality kitchens is the use of premium materials. One of the materials that is highly prized in both kitchens and baths is the use of a quartz countertops. Quartz is an engineered material made up of natural stone composites and binders. One of the reasons it is a superior material in terms of countertops is that it is extremely durable. It is heat and water-resistant, making it ideal for kitchen work surfaces, and is impervious to chips and knife marks. It also comes in a variety of colors and patterns, so you can choose the perfect slab for your space.

Want to Learn More?

Adding these elements to your next kitchen remodel, you will have a kitchen suited for any chef. Let us help you in creating your dream kitchen and schedule a consultation today! Click here to contact us. 

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