The overall look of an industrial kitchen should be pure raw simplicity. Kitchen islands with siding of rustic old timbers can become interesting focal points as can a rustic reclaimed dining table. The appliances within a space are typically stainless steel and sleek, and when space permits it, they should be industrial sized. When selecting your kitchen countertops for your industrial kitchen, the prevalent trend is dark granite or neutral low gloss granite like Astoria granite.
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.
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.
Complement your sink with a pull out or spring neck tap like the ones often on show in restaurant kitchens and the industrial look will be complete. Spring neck taps feature an extendable spout making it easier to tackle difficult cleaning tasks and look for ones with a spray head for rinsing fruit and vegetables easily. You may want to include a waste disposal unit underneath your sink. Having one will allow you to remove all food waste from your bins, grinding scraps into tiny pieces that are then rinsed away down the drain. It’s an ideal addition for a kitchen built to entertain and is constantly cooking.