Fancy shaking things up in the kitchen? Read on to see why an industrial inspired kitchen could be perfect for you
If you’re looking for some inspiration for a kitchen makeover, the industrial look could be for you. Industrial kitchens are designed to be practical, durable and easy to clean, which means they’re the perfect fit for busy families. Plus, with their minimal, stripped-back aesthetic, they’re a modern choice that will still look stylish for years to come. If this sounds like the perfect décor for you, read on to learn how you can bring a dash of this sleek, contemporary style into your home.
Stainless steel and white surfaces
In an industrial kitchen, less is always more. Clean white surfaces will add to the modern aesthetic, while stainless steel cupboards and countertops will bring a distinctly industrial feel to your space. The essence of this style is functionality and simplicity, so look for kitchen islands and units in durable steel and metal finishes. Not only will these look contemporary, but they’re easy to clean and maintain, too.
Exposed brickwork and minimal tiling
The industrial look is all about pared-back design, so the more minimal and raw your materials, the better: think brick, steel, or even concrete. An exposed brick wall will add an industrial feature to your kitchen, and it will allow you to make the most of what you’ve already got. For splashbacks, look for sleek white tiling. Slim rectangular tiles are popular at the moment, although you could also opt for smaller, mosaic-style tiles if you’re looking for something a little different.
Sophisticated equipment in industrial finishes
While much of the industrial trend focuses on celebrating old or raw features, this doesn’t apply to your cooking equipment. A top-quality, sophisticated stove will act as a counterpoint to industrial and vintage features, and will allow you to get the most out of your cooking, too. This collection of range cookers from Stoves are available in sleek black or industrial silver shades. And, as they feature a hob as part of the design, you won’t have to worry about integrating one into your countertop.
Reclaimed industrial furniture and accessories
Sometimes, when it comes to getting the industrial look, nothing beats the real deal. Reclaimed industrial furniture will bring authenticity to your space, so consider incorporating some second hand or vintage chairs and tables into your design. This selection of industrial furniture and accessories from Secondhand Vintage and Reclaimed contains loads of unique original pieces, so take a look to see what they’ve currently got in stock. Don’t be afraid to go for pieces that look a little beaten-up, either: that’s all part of the industrial look.
Pendant lighting and vintage filament bulbs
When lighting your kitchen, you’ll want to look for something that will provide plenty of bright light, but which will also fit in with the stripped-back, industrial look. So, ditch the lampshades and install some bare bulbs in your kitchen instead. Vintage-style filament bulbs on traditional braided cords are a popular contemporary trend, and you can use as many or as few as you like to create the right lighting atmosphere. If you really want to make a statement, try hanging several bulbs in a cluster over a dining table or kitchen island.
This versatile, contemporary trend looks set to be stylish for years to come. So, if you’re looking for a way to update your kitchen, the industrial look could be the choice for you. Take our tips on board to create a functional modern space that you’ll love spending time in.