25 Luxury Kitchen Ideas to Inspire Your Dream Remodel

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Unexpected Island

sleek open kitchen with built in cabinetry and center island with a golden base
Stephen Kent Johnson

For a beach home in the Hamptons, designer Poonam Khanna of the firm Unionworks clad a monolithic kitchen island in shiny brass that will naturally patinate over time, offset by streamlined cabinetry. The pendant lights are by Apparatus.


Glamorous Light Fixtures

kitchen with marble counter and green cabinets
Douglas Friedman

If your style leans glamorous, get a load of Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s kitchen. Here, custom cabinetry (painted in a freshly picked green shade), island, and hood are by Christopher Peacock while outsize light fixtures by Bullard for Corbett Lighting float above. Don’t even get us started on that mosaic tile backsplash!


Sculptural Kitchen

green lacquered cube hold appliances next to an island in pink marble
Ye Rin Mok

While many will opt to conceal their luxury appliances, some will opt to cleverly camouflage them. In this home designed by Los Angeles-based firm LAUN, the kitchen features a custom stone island and unlacquered brass cabinetry. The green lacquered box was built on-site by Maneuverworks to conceal a Fisher & Paykel refrigerator as well as internal cabinetry and shelving for dishes, pantry items, and appliances.

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Trad With a Twist

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Douglas Friedman

Appliances are a focal point in this kitchen designed by Steven Gambrel, outfitted with a custom hood, sink fittings by Waterworks, and kitchen counters in Calacatta Gold marble. The cabinetry is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray and the walls are sheathed in Walker Zanger tiles.


City Slicker Kitchen

modern kitchen cabinets
William Waldron

Even if your place has a smaller kitchen, there’s no reason it can’t make a sleek style statement. In this Manhattan apartment, the versatile galley kitchen’s range is by Wolf, with a custom hood by Vent-a-Hood. The countertop dresses things up a bit in Calacatta Gold marble while the practical refrigerator is by Sub-Zero.


Two-Tone Cabinets

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Eric Piasecki

Designer J. Randall Powers transformed the kitchen of this Houston home with custom lower cabinets painted in a strié effect while the upper cabinets are in Sherwin-Williams’s Roman Column. The sink fittings are by Rohl, the range is by Wolf, the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero, and the wall tiles are by Walker Zanger.

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Modern Luxury Kitchen

modern kitchen cabinets
Richard Powers

In this modern treehouse in Guadalajara, Mexico, the kitchen exudes quiet luxury with cabinetry, a vent hood, and a table by Boffi. The countertop is Caesarstone, with sink fittings by Dornbracht. The range is by Wolf and the ovens are by Miele.


All-Over Marble Kitchen

a galley kitchen
Stephan Julliard

Could there be anything more luxurious than floor-to-ceiling marble? In this galley kitchen in Paris by Hugo Toro, the counters, floor, and walls are clad in an eye-catching Brèche de Médicis marble. The rotisserie, range, and hood are from La Cornue, while the cabinets are coated in a custom red lacquer from Redfield & Dattner.


Jewel-Box Kitchen

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God is in the details as Mies van der Rohe once quipped—and not a single detail went overlooked in this gorgeous cooking space. A custom hand-cast-glass chandelier hangs above a Milanese kitchen by designer Hannes Peer. Brass-finished cabinetry, marble countertops, and appliances by Miele provide a brilliant material contrast.

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Luxurious Farmhouse Kitchen

ken fulk sonoma estate
Douglas Friedman

In this Sonoma estate designed by Ken Fulk, the kitchen features an antique oak-plank floor with painted chevron cabinetry that conveniently hides the refrigerator. The center island was custom-built to act more like a furniture piece and is surrounded by bar stools from the 1950s by Swedish designer Carl Malmsten.


Naturally Luxurious Kitchen

jennifer bunsa miami ranch
Nicole Franzen

This kitchen by designer Jennifer Bunsa features custom oak cabinetry offset by countertops in a green terrazzo. But the true luxury of this kitchen are the leafy views to the garden outside. Sign us up for dish duty, please!


Beachy Keen Kitchen

a kitchen with a stovetop and oven built into a wood counter and cabinets, kitchen island with sink and cabinets, wood floor, white wall with framed artwork, glass wall with view to the sea
Read McKendree

The views onto the surrounding dunes take center stage in the kitchen of Aerin Lauder’s Long Island modernist aerie, with fittings by Boffi and a neolith countertop by Pietra di Luna. The bowl is from Lauder’s own line, Aerin.

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Mixed Materials Kitchen

long island home
Joshua McHugh

The kitchen of this Long Island beach house features an oversized island in stainless steel and walnut. The sink is by Julien, and the fittings are by Dornbracht. The refrigerator and range are by Thermador, and the cabinetry is lacquered in a Ralph Lauren paint.


Statement Kitchen Island

kitchen with marble island with sink
Anson Smart

If there’s one area to invest in your kitchen—one that’s equal parts form and function—it’s your kitchen island. Designer Tamsin Johnson made this custom, cantilevered version in Bianco Gioia marble the centerpiece of this Sydney kitchen. With its bottle-green Gio Ponti, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this look in an art gallery.


Contrasting Cabinetry

a kitchen with wood floors and shelves and black cabinets with a white island countertop
Stephen Kent Johnson

The firm Ashe Leandro made a Scandinavian style statement in the kitchen of this Park Avenue home. In addition to a Wolf range, it features cozy built-ins for flaunting dishes as well as some serious bookshelf wealth.

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Neutral Luxury

husband wife san remo apartment
Chris Mottalini

Luxury needn’t be flashy, as this elegant cooking space proves. In an apartment with interiors by Husband Wife, the kitchen features creamy custom cabinetry, designed by the firm with St. Charles. The marble backsplashes add texture to the neutral palette while the 1960s ceiling lamps are by Swedish designer Anders Pehrson.


Contemporary Contrast Kitchen

brooklyn apartment
Christian Harder

The juxtaposition of a white marble countertops and black marble dining table creates a dynamic color story in the kitchen area of this Jett Projects apartment. The table is a custom design in Nero Marquina marble, the chairs are from Carl Hansen & Søn in a custom color and the pendant fixture is by Volker Haug Studio.


Statement Shelving

a kitchen's walls are in white subway tile, recessed open shelves of light marble with dark veins displaying black and white tableware, light wood cabinets with marble sink and countertop, marble floor, square ceiling lights
William Jess Laird

This Studio MRS kitchen features bold black-and-white-veined Calacatta marble on the countertops and for the open shelving, which serves as the room’s focal point. Subway tiles, meanwhile, extend up the walls and onto the ceiling. Pro tip: we love the luxurious little details in this space, from the petite artwork alongside the sink to the coordinating black bowls on display.

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Skyscraper Kitchen

a kitchen with a large window with a narrow counter with stools and a view of skyscrapers, marble island with sink and a floral display and two pendants above, wood cabinets under a range and white cabinets above
Thomas Loof

In this kitchen, designed by Kelly Behun, the city skyline takes center stage…because why wouldn’t it if you’re floating 53 stories above it all? Custom plaster pendants hang above an island designed by Studio Sofield, and the fittings are by Kallista.


Poolside Kitchen

a kitchen has a glass wall overlooking a pool, steel blue floor cabinets with a terrazzo counter across from dark wood cabinets with a steel counter with shelves above, a round table with different colored woven fabric chairs
Peter Murdock

Interior designer Joe Nahem worked on this poolside kitchen, creating stainless-steel shelving, a terrazzo-clad island, and incorporating custom cabinets by Bulthaup. The pendant light is by Rogan Gregory from R & Company, and the vintage Harry Bertoia chairs were redesigned by Clément Brazille.

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Sean Santiago is ELLE Decor‘s Deputy Editor, covering news, trends and talents in interior design, hospitality, travel, and luxury. He writes the So Courant! column for the magazine and elledecor.com.


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