The Luxury Kitchen Remodel
5. A stove and hood that a French chef would be proud of. Sure it's the cost of a small (or even a large) BMW, but why not? This stove by La Cornue, hand assembled and custom built to an owner's specification, has style, beauty and function all in one.
7. Furniture style. From the tablelike island to the feet on the sink base, these details let you know that the cabinetry doesn't have to look like cabinetry. Of course, we still want all of the accessories that make the cabinetry efficient, but that's on the inside. So let's make the exterior appropriate to the style and age of the surrounding house.
8. Built-in appliances that hide behind wood doors. Custom wood panels that match the cabinetry conceal the bigger appliances.
9. Beautiful details. A farmhouse-style sink and a faucet that looks as if it could have been original to the house all add to the period charm. And the edge of the stone counter makes for an elegant top.
Of course you'll pay more for these details and the high-quality plumbing fixtures, but that cost will ensure the remodeled kitchen is not only a joy to use, but a visual treat as well.