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.
Open shelves above worktops display more equipment, which may have been chosen for its stackability, while tall, deep shelves at lower levels are used as dry food cupboards for catering-size jars, cans and more weighty items. Many cooks prefer wide drawers so all the contents are visible from above, and can be easily removed and replaced. Razor-sharp knives - a cook's most precious equipment - are carefully protected in a knife rack or felt-lined drawer. One or even two dishwashers are essential rather than a luxury here, and they need to take a wide range of items: pots and pans as well as the standard dinner service.
You may even want to run the fan a bit after your staff has finished for the day in order to clear up any residual pollutants that may remain in the air. If you are currently looking at the different options of industrial extractor fans you have available, you will have to decide whether you would like a model that uses ducts or one that uses filters. The former choice is the most efficient as it can take the polluted air directly out of your building and replace it with clean air.
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.