Posted: October 4, 2018 | 6 Design Trends for a Cutting Edge Loft Kitchen
If your dream is a kitchen with true wow factor, then you need to break the mould when it comes to design. Customize the layout, equipment and finishes to reflect your passions. These homeowners love travel, cooking, coffee, entertaining and fine cars. Keep reading to learn 6 ways to get the ultimate show-stopping loft kitchen.
1. SET THE STAGE
The drama of this kitchen comes from more than just the soaring ceilings and gleaming white walls. The layout borrows from theatre set design by placing the cooking and dining areas on a raised platform accessible by stairs. The kitchen is center stage. The dividing wall framed by dramatic architectural salvage columns and carved pediment is a strong focal point. Having a sexy sports car as a part of the space doesn’t hurt in the drama department either!
2. ADOPT A MODULAR LAYOUT
Why have one island when you can have three? This kitchen consists of one main L-shaped island along with two smaller rectangular islands mounted on locking wheels. When the smaller islands are positioned close to the main island, they create a more intimate atmosphere. They also provide much needed storage and surfaces for prep. These can be reconfigured or moved away entirely to accommodate larger gatherings.
3. MAKE A STATEMENT WITH MATERIALS
The pure white cabinets and epoxy painted floors lend the space a clean contemporary vibe and provide a neutral backdrop that allows the exotic counters to grab attention. The heavily patterned stone in a deep amber hue is sure to be a conversation starter. The architectural salvage elements and monolithic live-edge root table in the adjacent dining area bring warmth and character.
4. PICK A PRO SINK AND FAUCET
The large semi-professional faucet provides an anchor for the main prep zone in this open concept kitchen. The high arc spring-coil DIVA semi-pro can be maneuvered for use from one end of the large sink to the other and has multiple spray options for efficient prep and cleanup.
5. INNOVATE WITH APPLIANCES.
Choosing your appliances isn’t just about deciding between gas and electric or a range vs a cooktop. These homeowners love wok and tapenyaki cooking so they’ve added this specific appliance alongside their induction cooktop. Another way this kitchen breaks the standards is by tucking the dishwasher, oven and refrigerator away and out of sight in the pantry behind the partition wall.
6. DESIGN YOUR OWN COFFEE HOUSE
If coffee is your raison d’être, then a single pod machine won’t cut it. Take your budget for grabbing coffee out for a year (OK, maybe three) and put it toward a state-of-the-art espresso machine. Bring in a grinder and plenty of cups and saucers and you’ll satisfy your caffeine cravings while saving the planet from all those takeout cups