Whether you’re hosting an event soon and want your kitchen to look its best, or maybe you want to make the most out of your budget for your next remodeling project—this article is for you!

Making your kitchen look luxurious or expensive can be challenging for new homeowners, especially if they’re on a tight budget. But here are our top design tips to make your kitchen look expensive without having to break the bank in the process.


Put Special Attention On The Layout

There is no definitive “best” kitchen layout that you can copy and use on your next remodeling project. Your layout is largely based on the size and the architecture of your home as a whole. However, some kitchen layout ideas can make your space pop out more.

One thing is making sure your layout makes sense and gives you ample room to do simple tasks around the kitchen without a hassle. Although the latter is common sense, it’s also crucial for your kitchen to have space between cabinetry and shelves. Having gaps between your cabinetry is less intuitive, but once you have it, you can double your kitchen’s overall efficiency.


Tricks To Make Your Kitchen Look Bigger

If you don’t have the money to expand your kitchen, there are still a few ways to make your kitchen look bigger and brighter. One way is to use a checkered tile layout on your kitchen’s flooring to draw the eye out to the corner of your space. This is even more effective if you have natural or artificial lighting in your room at all times.

Adding a roof window to your design will also get you a lot more natural light pouring into your room and make it look a lot better as well.


Add More Fabric Furnishings To Your Kitchen

When you think of a kitchen, you probably visualize a white room with marble or metallic countertops. However, using furniture that you’d usually see in a living room is one way to make your kitchen pop out and look more luxurious. Everything from dining chairs with cushions and fabric to patterned pillows laid out on a compact sofa can add more depth to your kitchen.

Experiment with different patterns and colors to see what fits. Even using cushions and colors that don’t have the same color can make your kitchen look more expensive.


Go All Out On Your Centerpiece

Sometimes, all you need for your kitchen to look more luxurious is to focus on its centerpiece. Ensuring that your kitchen island looks clean and fits your kitchen’s aesthetic theme is one way to make your kitchen look leagues more expensive.

We aren’t telling you to go out and buy a costly kitchen island. Make the most out of what you have. Using standard cabinetry and laying a marble piece on top can serve as a unique, eye-catching, makeshift kitchen island.


Don’t Forget About The Lighting!


Lighting does more than just illuminate what you’re preparing in the kitchen. Lighting can help you accentuate or highlights part of the room, add more depth to your space, and set the mood or atmosphere of your kitchen! You can have the most expensive and luxurious kitchen, which would still look horrible if it had bad lighting.

Main sources of light and accent lighting are staples for a good kitchen. However, adjusting ambient lighting or even table lamps can add a layer of depth that only luxurious kitchens have.


Knowing how to make your kitchen luxurious is useless without making sure you have the basics beforehand. Start small—declutter your kitchen and rearrange it. After all of that, improve your kitchen one step at a time with our tips!