The luxurious look of marble clashes with the feel of an industrial kitchen, so homeowners tend to gravitate toward the durability and sleekness of granite. The natural stone industry sees trends come and go, but the overall universal nature of granite makes it work with nearly every design trend. Countertop fabricators should stock their slab yards with a wide selection of many granite stone colors to best serve each design trend.
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.
Kitchen worktops - With a style that focuses on tiles and bricks, solid wood worktops are a great way to add more warmth and character. Darker woods, like cherry and walnut, work well in the industrial kitchen and they will develop over time – the colour becoming deeper as the years go by. They are thick and come with square edges, for a truly authentic and visually stunning look. If you want the look of wood with no specialist care required, check out our wood-effect laminate worktops – they are hard-wearing and come in several effects other than wood.
While cooking and preparing food may be low on some people's list of priorities, for others these activities will completely dominate the kitchen design ideas: full-time cooks and caterers may only really feel at ease in a room that has been devoted to working with food rather than dining and entertaining. Professional kitchen design ideas are planned as workplaces, taking into account the exacting regulations of commercial hygiene standards. And it is worth noting that if you will be producing food for public consumption in your kitchen, the same constraints will apply, even in what you would consider your domestic environment.