5 Luxury Items for Your Dream Kitchen
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- Published on Thursday, 13 December 2018 13:22
- Last Updated on 13 December 2018
- Monica Costa
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For many people, the kitchen is the most important room in their home. It’s the central hub where much of the day-to-day living takes place – from that first cup of tea in the morning to the family meal at night. So, it’s worth investing a bit of time and money to create your dream kitchen. In this post, I take a look at a few items you might want to consider including:
Just as strong and aesthetically pleasing as marble and granite but far less fragile, a quartz counter is becoming a must-have addition for luxury kitchens. The low maintenance work surfaces are non-porous and stain resistant, making them easy to clean and keep hygienic. Quartz counters are also more flexible than real stone equivalents, so are less likely to chip or crack.
Smooth surfaces such as stone, wood and lino are all great surfaces for our kitchen floors. The flat surfaces are easy to clean and aren’t affected by spillages. However, they don’t offer the same insulation as carpet, meaning they can get pretty cold, especially on a winter’s morning. Underfloor heating warms the surfaces up from beneath to ensure that cold feet are no longer an issue. What’s more, the subterranean system is hidden from sight, perfect for minimalist kitchen owners who aren’t too keen on the idea of wall-mounted heaters.
If you’re a big fan of wine or champagne, then you’ll be well acquainted with the quandary of having a fridge almost entirely occupied by bottles. A wine fridge can help you to free up some space in your regular refrigerator; however, they’re more than just an ancillary cooler and will keep your treasured tipples not just at the perfect temperature but humidity levels too. Some wine fridges, such as the range manufactured by Fisher and Paykel, even contain dual zones so you can store both red and white wines together.
As well as a wine fridge, you may want to add a smart fridge to your luxury kitchen. These things have a host of really cool features, including an integrated touchscreen that hooks up to your mobile device, allowing you to see the contents of your fridge anytime, anywhere. The fridges can also send push notifications to let you know if the door has been left open or the temperature is too high. These amazing appliances allow you to set expiration dates for your food, so can help to reduce waste – of course, they also carry out all the usual functions of a fridge too.
Boiling Water Tap
At the other end of the temperature spectrum from the fridge, is the boiling water tap. These functional faucets may be a Dutch invention but they are tailormade for British consumers – in the UK, we drink a combined total of 60.2 billion cups of tea a year. Not only do boiling water taps save time, they are also more energy efficient too, using less power and water per cup compared to traditional kettles. That’s certainly something worth drinking to.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums