What percent of kitchens do you think fall into the “luxury” category?
We did some data analysis to find out.
Based on analysis of 415,000 kitchen designs, we determined that approximately 14% of kitchens
fall into the luxury category.
At what price does a kitchen falls into the “luxury” category is up for debate, but without question, $100,000 spent on a kitchen definitely qualifies. But that’s not to say that all the kitchens in that 14% cost $100,000.
Which styles are most common among the more expensive kitchens?
Again, we did the research. Here are the top 3:
- Traditional: 26%
- Contemporary: 24%
- Transitional: 18%
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Features of a Luxurious Kitchen
There is no one style to qualify a kitchen as a luxury kitchen, but you will notice that most of our featured kitchens are large. Additional common features of luxury kitchens include:
- Kitchen islands (often large and sometimes more than one)
- Granite or marble counter tops
- Custom kitchen cabinets that extend to the ceiling
- Hardwood or tile flooring
- Custom lighting
- Tile back-splashes
- Stainless steel appliances
- Eat-in section at the island or large peninsula
- Glass-faced cupboards
- In a few cases, you’ll see examples of full double-sided refrigerators and two ovens.
- No lack of storage and space for every conceivable kitchen appliance and gadgets such as fancy blenders, panini makers, coffee machines (or high end espresso machines), juicers, food processors and more.
While many of us will never have a $100,000 dream kitchen, they’re sure fun to look at (just like it’s fun to check out mansions and gorgeous homes).
Below is our over-the-top luxury kitchen gallery featuring 30 kitchens with an estimated cost of $100,000 plus.
Please note that the costs attributed to the kitchens in this gallery are estimates only. However, simply looking at them, it’s not difficult to see they are extremely expensive and $100,000 is not out of line.
What’s interesting is the incredible variety in design. We feature some terrific luxury modern kitchens, country, contemporary, Mediterranean, rustic, traditional, transitional and every thing in between.
They come in all colors too – luxury white kitchens, wood-tone, green and black. There’s even a modern red kitchen. And then of course, below you’ll see some spectacular luxury kitchens with islands.
In fact, carefully examining truly luxury kitchens can give you good ideas for your kitchen design. Of course unless you win the lotto, you can’t replicate these kitchens, but you can certainly get great design ideas.
1. Go All White with Custom Ornate Woodwork (Dream White kitchen)
The ultra expensive kitchen above is designed by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, which is one of my favorite interior design companies. I don’t think I have to tell you why I like their style so much. The above kitchen is the penultimate white kitchen in traditional style. No detailed was spared from the wide-plank hardwood floor to the custom white cabinetry to the spectacular custom coffered ceilings.
2. Get Square But Make it Gorgeous in Every Square Inch
Large u-shape kitchen with center island. White custom cabinetry throughout. Island cabinetry in matching style. The attention to detail throughout is amazing including the crown molding, woodwork, richly finished wood flooring, island stool selection (the wood matches the wood floor0, appliance location… everything. The only negative is lack of natural light. Source: Zillow DigsTM
3. L-Shape Kitchen with White and Dark Cabinetry Contrasts
Above is a spectacular l-shape kitchen loaded with top-of-the-line features including granite countertops (a lot of them), elevated ceiling, large stainless steel undermount sink and hardwood floor just to name a few. Source: Zillow DigsTM
4. Suspend Chandeliers from Coffered Ceiling
Estimated cost: $102,400 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Spacious white kitchen with dark flooring and countertops. Custom cabinetry throughout providing a great deal of storage.