Remodeling Inspiration from Celebrity Kitchens

celebrity kitchens remodeling inspirationIf you regularly leaf through celebrity style magazines, it may inspire you to want to revamp your kitchen with a celebrity flair. Vanity Fair, Elle Décor and Harper’s Bazaar all feature fabulous pictures of celebrities in their homes. If you find specific features of a celeb kitchen you like, pull out the pages and save them or mark them and bring them along to a consultation with your general contractor about your own celebrity kitchen remodel.

Here are some celebrity kitchen design styles you may want to consider:

Mediterranean Style

Rich colors and hand-painted tiles compliment warm wood cabinets in high-end Mediterranean kitchens like Jessica Alba’s. Mediterranean kitchens often feature reds, yellows and blues and compliment high-end stainless appliances with custom flared hoods. Ceiling beams, arched doorways and window cutouts are nice touches. Flooring in a Mediterranean kitchen can be oversized rich ceramic tiles or dark hardwoods. Granite or marble countertops are a common feature in this type of high-end celebrity kitchen.

Getting the Mediterranean look for less…

mediterranean kitchen remodelingMovie stars can afford to have everything in their homes custom-designed and built, but you can get this look more affordably. Rather than hand-painted tiles, select a beautiful manufactured one. Cabinetry can be refaced with new doors or by sanding and painting existing doors for a low-cost facelift. Inexpensive floor tiles can be dressed up with a stylish arrangement punctuated by a few costlier feature tiles here and there. Countertops can be made affordable with composite or a tile installation.

Traditional Style

Oprah can afford any type of kitchen, but in most of her homes, she opts for a more traditional style in her cook space. Industrial components like a high-quality cooktop and large restaurant-style refrigerator are softened by traditional cabinetry in lighter colors. This is a warm, homey style but shouldn’t be confused with country (which is more rustic). High quality wood countertops are a standard feature in many traditional style celebrity kitchens.

Getting the Traditional look for less…

traditional kitchen remodelingUnlike Oprah, most remodelers are on a budget. A kitchen makeover to a Traditional style can be quite affordable because it’s an eclectic styles so you can pick and choose cost-effective elements to achieve your own unique look. Wooden butcher block counters can sub in for the costly rich woods celebrities splurge on and your existing appliances can be accommodated in this type of design. Light-colored cabinetry (painted, stained or refaced) and out of the box tile can achieve the look on a dime.

Chef’s Kitchen

For celebrities that actually cook rather than dining out in pricey restaurants as the norm, investing big bucks in a fully equipped chef’s kitchen is a no-brainer. Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka have opted for restaurant grade equipment including multiple ovens and extensive range space. Expansive black granite counters and an over-abundance of cabinet, drawers and storage space are standard in this type of celebrity kitchen design.

Getting a Chef’s Kitchen look for less…

chefs kitchen remodelingTo remodel your kitchen in this celebrity style, consider high contrast colors and investing in stainless appliances. Affordable options for this style include refinishing existing cabinets (see our video on saving money with a DIY cabinet re-do) and opting for composite counters in a dramatically dark color.    Widening or lengthening counters to creak more work space or building in additional cabinets can give you more room to get your gourmet on in your re-styled kitchen.

Contact Corvus Construction to Get Started on a Celebrity-Style Kitchen Remodel

No matter what style you’re thinking for your kitchen remodel, Corvus Construction will provide  quality results at an affordable price. Call now and we’ll come to you to check out your existing space and listen to what you want from your remodel. We’ll work up a free estimate and tell you how we can help remake your kitchen into the celebrity style cook space you deserve.

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