Kitchen walls & floors - The classic industrial look is to have exposed brickwork – the bricks adding warmth to a space filled with metal and concrete. You may wish to go for the full effect or limit to just a feature wall. Paint the other walls in neutral colours and you’ll soften the look significantly. Love the look of exposed brick but don’t fancy stripping the plaster off of your walls? Simply recreate the look with brick effect wallpaper. We have a number of different options, including one that replicates classic red brick, as well one that features more muted grey bricks for a more neutral finish.
One way to achieve an open shelf look is to have base cabinets with open shelving and racks overhead instead of traditional overhead cabinets. We offer a wide range of internal storage solutions that work brilliantly inside these under-counter cabinets and drawers, helping you to make the most of the space you have. For something bang on-trend, choose copper shelf brackets and store items in matching copper wire baskets. And, if you’re looking for a project, consider creating your own shelving out of sawn timber and shelf brackets. Finish by staining or painting it a dark, rich colour.
There are plenty of ways to add some character to your walls. Opt for a statement clock - we love this old fashioned clock or consider some new wall art. Think black and white prints or typography. And why not display knives that a professional chef would envy with a magnetic knife block? Upcycling is a key part of this trend, especially if you want to add a truly unique accessory to your kitchen design. Try repurposing second-hand chairs, benches or stools with a lick of paint to give your kitchen a stamp of individuality.
Most professional cooks prefer to have access to both gas and electricity for cooking. They need bigger ovens to accommodate larger trays and baking sheets and often their stovetops have integrated charcoal barbecues, grills and griddles. Cooking on a large scale generates a huge amount of heat so an extractor hood that more than covers the gas or electric rings reduces heat and steam to maintain a pleasant working atmosphere.