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January 13, 2020 | Kitchen Design

High End Kitchen Design Essentials

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From the design to the professional kitchen appliances, there are a few essentials that every high end kitchen needs.

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at some of the high end kitchen design essentials so you can bring your dream kitchen to life.

High End Kitchen Design Essentials

Getting to design your own kitchen is such a privilege to so many. Rather than finding yourself stuck with the standard kitchen that comes with a home, you are presented with the opportunity to create your own dream kitchen. And, it can be just the way you want it – the layout, the appliances, the countertops and cabinetry, and everything in between.

While the opportunity sounds amazing, the task itself could seem a bit daunting. To give you a little boost, we’ve put together a list of the important key aspects that you are going to want to take into consideration as you dive headfirst into this venture.

Here are several high end kitchen design essentials to help you get started.

The Kitchen Workspace Triangle

Professional kitchen designers will tell you that there is a kitchen workspace triangle that allows you to have the best flow while working throughout your kitchen. Picture your current kitchen (or your future kitchen). According to this design flow, if you draw a line from your refrigerator to your sink and to your range, it will create a triangle.

The idea is you go back and forth from these three places in the kitchen constantly as you cook. Having this triangular design allows you to maneuver from one to the next without any jagged edges or disrupted movement.

In other words, no matter how you decide to create your kitchen, whether it be a small galley kitchen or a large u-shaped kitchen, you should be able to draw this triangle with an easy flow.

Your Storage Needs

Kitchens need storage, don’t they? Food, dishes, cookware, rarely-used small appliances, and more need to have a place to go. It is so common to hear people complain that they don’t have enough storage, right? But, did you know that even the smallest kitchens can have adequate storage? It is all about being smart with the design.

And, well, since you are designing your high-end kitchen, you have the say-so when it comes to meeting your storage needs. Consider these:

  • A walk-in pantry with plenty of storage space.
  • Large drawers to store pots and pans.
  • A large storage area designed specifically for housing small appliances. This gets them off the countertops but allows them to remain very easily accessible.
  • Opt for hanging storage for pots and pans – especially those most frequently used.

As you begin filling the cabinetry and such around your kitchen, be sure to put things where they are most likely to be used. The items need to be convenient and remove the need for you to have to walk across the kitchen. For instance, when it comes to spices, store them near the range. This is where you will be doing most of your cooking and therefore the spices should be within reach. Make sense?

The Function of Your Future Kitchen

Alright. Before you think this block is wasted space, pay attention. Yes, everyone knows that the main purpose of a kitchen is to cook. However, kitchens are the heart of a home. There is so much activity that goes on within them.

What does that mean for your dream design?

It means that you need to take into consideration the function of your future kitchen. Of course, you will cook in it. But, will you be having some drinks with your friends? Will you be hosting social dinners? Will you be spending time eating breakfast with your kids? Will you help your kids with their homework? Do you intend to have a table for less formal eating in the kitchen?

What you do in your kitchen is going to impact its design. For instance, if you want a table within your kitchen, you need to make space for it. If you would rather have a snack bar, then you will need to make sure you add a large enough island.

Your high-end dream kitchen should encompass everything that a kitchen is to you and your family.

Professional Kitchen Appliances

The appliances you add to your kitchen are often the first thing people see as they enter the space. Therefore, you want them to look good. Investing in a high-quality, pro-style appliance design allows you to have appliances that look great and offer you the delightful cooking experience you want.

Thor Kitchen offers pro-style appliances in stainless steel and black stainless steel that add a solid level of elegance to your kitchen. Just be sure to take your cooking habits into consideration and purchase the appliances that fit your type. For instance, gas vs. electric. Or, 4-burners vs. 6 burners.

The choice is yours.

Choosing the Right Materials

Part of a high-end kitchen includes the materials that are in it. After all, having a perfect layout with amazing high-end appliances would look a bit silly with a less conductive material used for things such as your countertops, cabinets, backsplash and so on.

Even the worst kitchens can look beautiful and elegant with the right materials. So, yes, they are that important.

The following are some of the most spectacular materials to choose from. Consider opting for them when you can to create that dream high-end kitchen.

  • Not all granite is alike – and each slab will vary in veining and its color. It looks great, is durable and heat resistant, too.
  • Quartz. This is a combo of minerals, color & resin and it is, by far, the most durable surface you can choose for your kitchen. Naturally beautiful, it is a non-porous surface so it resists stains, spills, scratching, and germs very well.
  • Marble. This is a natural stone and it is beautiful, too. Naturally. Unfortunately, it is not as strong as quartz and granite, and may actually stain.

As for the wood used in your cabinets, consider choosing from red oak, poplar, maple, and mahogany. These are durable woods that provide elegance and durability to your high-end kitchen.


Now that you know the essentials every high-end kitchen needs, you can start planning your own.

Designing your dream high-end kitchen should feel like a thrilling experience rather than a chore. Not many people are presented with the opportunity to create the perfect kitchen. So take the time to get some ideas, take everything into consideration, and design a kitchen you will never want to leave.