Breakfast bars and kitchen islands are a popular element of the industrial trend for those that have the space. They’re great for entertaining while you prepare your meal and allow you to showcase all of your gadgets as well as your cooking skills. They also offer another storage area if you want to carry on the open storage theme, or there is a solid option.
Contact the local authorities before building your kitchen - Your local food hygiene authority will be able to give you the correct advice about what is needed for your kitchen to meet their high health and safety standards. This will typically involve you designing separate food preparation and washing areas and similar practices to make sure that your new kitchen is up to scratch.
This hard-edged, industrial-looking style of kitchen may appear intimidating if you do not cook regularly for vast numbers of people, but a meticulous consideration of efficient ergonomics achieves an unexpected degree of comfort which can be very attractive. An uninterrupted run of work surfaces allows the cook to move around the kitchen at speed; in stainless steel, the preferred surface of professional cooks, it will be extremely hard-wearing and resistant to excessive heat and both acid and alkaline stains.
Task-specific lighting is important, so that delicate jobs like filleting and icing can be undertaken without having to fight with your shadow: halogen spots provide glare-free illumination for the front of worktops and some extractor hoods incorporate a good light. Meanwhile rows of spots above the counters offer flexibility and efficiency. Regularly used pans and utensils are always within reach - either hanging above or immediately beneath the stove. Industrial units, with adjustable shelves and frames, from which utensils may be hung, provide strong, flexible storage; they can either be fitted or freestanding.