DIY and Home Improvement – What does a £1million kitchen look like?

The average cost of a new kitchen in Britain currently sits at roughly £8,000, although you can spend anything between £1,000 and £100,000 and find yourself in good company. But how much is the world’s most expensive kitchen worth?

According to our not-so-scientific research, the answer is a cool £1million. Designed by the ultra-in-demand Claudio Celiberti, the smart money would be on several striking showpieces making up this incredibly expensive space to cook, and the smart money would be right. Launched by celebrity chef Aldo Zilli at a party in Mayfair circa 2012, here are just a few of the major design features that separate this from what you’re likely to find in your average home.

Crystal Island 

You could use this as a breakfast bar, or if you need more space to prep than the central work counters offer. Either way, this little addition alone is worth nearly £40,000.

Wine climate cabinet 

No modern kitchen is complete without a space to store fine wines. As you might expect, this goes one further with full climate controls to match the piquant. A snip at £2,762.

Crystal chandelier 

Why have a light when you can have a chandelier made from Swarovski crystals? Providing you’re willing to stump up £26,400, that is.

Stone work surface

As everyone’s mum once said, please use a chopping board so you don’t mark the counter top. After all, this solid stone surface comes in at just under £8,000.

Basin and taps 

With chrome taps costing £1,600, the idea of a basin at £2,680 doesn’t sound quite so expensive.

Appliances 

Custom-made by German company Gaggenau, the appliances in this millionaire foodie paradise cost £24,000, and that doesn’t include the fridge (see below), aforementioned wine cabinet, or £1,714 coffee machine.

Cabinets 

27 cabinets provide ample room for plates, glasses, cutlery and dried food, although the real talking point is surely the fact that each boasts a 9mm thick crystal door and Murano crystal handle.

Fridge 

Taller than the average tall man, and as wide as a rugby player and then some, the £5,000 fridge is encased in copper, an option that can also be applied to those 27 cabinets, which makes sense given the material is considered one of the most hygienic known to man.