There are three elements a gourmet kitchen must possess. First is functional appliances; next is the efficiency of tools and cooking area; and lastly, is the overall design.
Functional appliancesOne important element that a gourmet kitchen must have is the state-of-the-art appliances with cutting-edge design and technology that will make cooking a lot easier. It is also essential that these appliances are functional and user-friendly. Some examples of high end brands are Viking, Gaggenau, Thermador and Sub-Zero/Wolf. (Source: 4 Aspects that Complete a Luxury Kitchen)
Efficiency of tools and cooking areaAnother element to consider are the cooking tools, sinks, and countertops. These three go hand-in-hand and they play a vital role in your overall cooking process. A gourmet kitchen is defined by ample storage space, spacious food preparation areas, and easy to clean surfaces. With all these working together, cooking would be stress-free and enjoyable.
Overall designThe last element is the overall design which includes lighting, flooring, and wall colors. Whether you prefer a classic design that is simple, fresh and timeless; a traditional design which is known for having detailed features and contains a formal and elegant look; a transitional design that promotes balance and harmony; a modern design that has minimal decorations; or a contemporary design that often use different layered materials with various textures and patterns, you must also take into consideration the type of lighting as well as flooring that will compliment your kitchen design. Choosing the right paint for wall colors is also a key aspect that will help you beautify your gourmet kitchen.
To give you an idea of what a gourmet kitchen is suppose to look like, feast your eyes on these breathtaking examples in some of Shapiro & Sher's top luxury homes. Surely, this will encourage you to cook even if you don't know how to.
This kitchen, simple yet very elegant, features a large granite center island, pizza oven, and 3 Sub-Zero refrigerators that would cater to your every need.
This magnificent kitchen is nothing short of perfect with its stunning garden window that will bring you closer to nature as you prepare your favorite dishes. It offers a spacious center island, a breakfast nook and a walk-in pantry that will help you cook with ease.
This modern masterpiece offers nothing less than extravagance and functionality. With its expansive granite countertops, breakfast bar, and custom cabinets, it is truly a kitchen designed for a chef.
This beautiful Tuscan style kitchen is what a home chef would dream of having. From its marble stone flooring to its spacious island, custom cabinets, granite countertops, and walk-in pantry, it is everything one will need to have.
This superb kitchen has two expansive islands that provides plenty of functional prep space. The breakfast nook connected outside through pocket doors offers a great view that allows the kitchen to have a natural lighting.
Those are just some of Shapiro & Sher’s fine-looking residences with different exquisite gourmet kitchens. Check out more on their website and surely you will see the type of designs for your dream gourmet kitchen.