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%
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.
A. 30 Kitchens that Cost More than $100,000 (Photo Gallery)
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
5. Rich Rustic for Total Authenticity
Estimated cost: $117,000 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Intricate country kitchen with brick and stone work throughout. Cabinetry is a textured green. Kitchen layout is sprawling with several work areas.
6. Country Charm that Costs a Fortune
Estimated cost: $100,900 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Spacious white kitchen with large central island. Brightness achieved with large window and light wood flooring. Plants on top of upper cabinets provide greenery, which is not a common decoration element in kitchens.
7. Rustic Meets Glam
Estimated cost: $100,500 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Elegant country kitchen design with nice contrast of light and dark materials. Massive island with dining area is a focal point of this spacious kitchen. Of course, the beautifully beamed ceiling is hard to ignore and not appreciate as well.
8. Two Islands in a Massive Kitchen Space
Estimated cost: $108,700 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Two tones of wood used throughout this custom kitchen. The cabinets and islands are built with stunning craftsmanship. The tile flooring provides a lightness to the otherwise dark wood tones.
8. Rustic Through-and-Through
Estimated cost: $101,700 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Luxurious rustic U-shaped kitchen with natural wood throughout. The cabinetry, ceiling beams and flooring give the kitchen an authentic rustic decor. Yet the kitchen includes every modern convenience and top-of-the-line appliances.
9. White Transitional Contrasted with Touches of Black
Estimated cost: $120,900 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Contemporary kitchen with modern design elements estimated to cost well in excess of $100K. Extensive marble used throughout – island surface and backsplash.
10. Contemporary Custom Flat Panel Cabinets with Matching Ceiling Beams
Estimated cost: $113,900 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Contemporary cabinetry with stainless fixtures against dark wood make up the design of this luxury kitchen. The layout includes two islands – one as a work station and the other as a breakfast bar.
11. Glass-Faced Cabinets, Pot Rack, Walk-In Pantry and a Touch of Country
Estimated cost: $118,000 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Luxurious white kitchen with wood floor with a splash of color provided by a bright blue portable butcher block. Notable features include the cabinet fixtures, glass-faced cabinets and the pot rack.
12. Mix Natural Wood with White… But Go Custom Design All the Way
Estimated cost: $101,700 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Here’s an eclectic kitchen design with various tones throughout including light blue island, green-seated stools and shiny light wood island surface. Brick-patterned backsplash creates a stylish element to the entire space.
13. Dark Upscale Kitchen with Two Islands
Estimated cost: $144,200 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Here is one of the most expensive kitchens in our gallery. Frankly, I find the estimate of $144K high in relation to the estimated costs of the other luxury kitchens in this gallery. Nevertheless, it’s a stunning kitchen design, especially of you like darker kitchens.
14. Design the Biggest Island You Can, Then Add Another One for Good Measure – Can Anyone Say “Kitchen Party”?
Estimated cost: $119,400 (source: Zillow DigsTM). I liken this to a diner-style kitchen. The kitchen is situated in a large open concept living area. The entire outer counter is an L-shaped diner counter with modern stools wrapping around the space. The countertops use one of the nicest looking granite patterns I’ve ever seen.
15. All White with Stainless Steel and a Very Tall Ceiling
Estimated cost: $123,700 (source: Zillow DigsTM). White kitchen with very tall cabinets (floor-to-ceiling). The amount of storage in the space is incredible. Kitchen includes wine storage.
16. Fancy White Traditional Kitchen (Very Ornate)
Estimated cost: $101,200 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Ornate white kitchen with wood flooring. The attention to detail throughout is second-to-none. I especially like the double stove/oven and how it’s placed in a cove-like area with white textured backsplash and custom hood.
17. Upscale Aged Cabinetry Showcased in Plenty of Natural Light from Large Windows
Estimated cost: $119,300 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Lavish kitchen with Mediterranean design details throughout. Spacious work aisles and extensive island surface area make this a great functional kitchen with plenty of space and storage.
18. Install Decorative Ceiling Tiles for the Ultimate in Ornate Luxury Kitchens
Estimated cost: $114,300 (source: Zillow DigsTM). White kitchen with the distressed look made even more interesting with a large zebra-patterned floor.
20. Create the Ultimate Dining Island
Estimated cost: $106,100 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Comfortable, yet luxurious kitchen design with two-tiered kitchen island with very comfortable seating. The dark island is offset with white cabinetry throughout the rest of the kitchen.
21. Design Large Kitchen Around Your Dining Room
Estimated cost: $100,200 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Expensive kitchen with elegant round dining table and chairs in the kitchen. Kitchen includes wine refrigerator and custom cabinets throughout.
22. Brighten the Space with Massive Skylight Above the Kitchen
Estimated cost: $114,100 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Spacious white kitchen with huge skylight flooding the space with plenty of natural light. Kitchen includes peninsular, double oven, extensive storage and large island with sink.
Estimated cost: $128,300 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Luxury modern red kitchen with an astonishing amount of storage and working surface area.
25. Create a Huge Dedicated Breakfast Bar In Addition to a Custom Island
Estimated cost: $109,000 (source: Zillow DigsTM). A richly decorated custom kitchen with large island that includes an extending breakfast bar providing extensive in-kitchen dining. The floor-to-ceiling cabinets offer plenty of storage throughout.
26.Flush Mount Your Cabinets for a Seamless Look Topped by Tray Ceiling
Estimated cost: $101,200 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Modern kitchen design with warmth from the natural wood tone used throughout. The clean lines and smooth surfaces give it a modern look while the natural wood provide the space warmth.
27. Build Your Ultra Chic Kitchen in a Cathedral Space
Estimated cost: $118,500 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Large modern kitchen design with white and grey color scheme. The huge center space includes a massive island that provides the lion’s share of the counter space. The cool grey tone is offset by the warm natural wood flooring.
28. Bright White with Lots of Windows (and some of the coolest pendant lights I’ve seen)
Estimated cost: $110,600 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Huge white kitchen with dark wood flooring. The wall of windows provides plenty of natural light. This kitchen includes and exceptional amount of working surface area as a result of two massive kitchen islands (each with a sink).
29. Authentic Country Design with Copper Stove Hood, Ceiling Tiles in Tray Ceiling and Distressed Cabinets
Estimated cost: $118,000 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Luxury country kitchen. Multiple tones are used throughout the custom cabinetry – green, cream and dark wood. The honey-toned wood flooring adds to the multi-tone color motif. The ceiling includes decorative ceiling tiles which gives it more character and historical country look.
30. Full-On Chic and Fabulous with Silver Backsplash, Light Gray Custom Cabinets and a Ceiling Peppered with Recessed Lights
Estimated cost: $118,000 (source: Zillow DigsTM). Contemporary kitchen design in light grey and dark brown and plenty of stainless steel (countertops and appliances). Stylish open shelving with built-in lighting is a great design element taking up much of one wall of this spacious kitchen.
Source for Images: Zillow DigsTM (used with permission).
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