Why go industrial?
What is an industrial styled kitchen?
The industrial style and look of a kitchen has become a influential key trend over the past few years. With the style first becoming prominent in the 1980s and 90s, industrial buildings such as old mills, factories and warehouses were converted and transformed into stylish apartments. This transformation of commercial buildings kept and preserved particular features of the building rather than removing all traces of its history.
Nowadays there is a diverse collection of opinions regarding the definition of a ‘industrial kitchen’, however the essential theme focuses on stripping a kitchen to the bare bones. The ‘industrial style’ has certainly developed and evolved over the years and there are various ways to approach it. It can be perceived as a minimalistic style that incorporates key objects with an aim to declutter the kitchen environment.
Emulating the image of a traditional factory floor, industrial kitchens tend to include exposed brickwork, pipes and rustic metals. This particular style is great for kitchens with high ceilings, exposed beams and columns. You can also choose certain elements of an industrial style kitchens to suit your taste or requirements.
Steel and Concrete
With steel and concrete regularly used because of its rough visual appearance it also is recommended for its practicality of been durable and easy to maintain. Industrial kitchens are durable, sturdy and are easy to maintain and clean.
Grey and White
Many clients are choosing grey and white as part of their colour scheme. As a great base colours, it highlights bold colours within a kitchen. Providing a bit of chic elegance and luxury, it’s great for kitchens that are big and spacious.
Sleek Storage and Shelving
Industrial design incorporates cabinetry that has sleek and stylish ergonomics. It also emphasises open shelving for those key pieces of kitchen equipment. These also work as decorative display items when the objects are not in use.
Pendant lighting is normally the most suitable option for industrial styled kitchens. They can create an ambience during the evening and can also be ideal for task lighting in working kitchen areas. If you have a large open-plan kitchen, pendant lighting also enables you to set particular pools of light in the room to create a experience of separation (e.g. food preparation area, bar seating and the formal dining area).
Thicker and Wider Kitchen Islands
Kitchen islands can become the centre-piece of any kitchen. Within an industrial styled kitchen, islands are often wider and work surfaces are thicker, providing a bold and captivating statement.
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