There are three main materials that are characteristic of an industrial style kitchen - exposed brick, wood and metal. These materials work together in balance to create a style that exudes practicality and unpretentiousness. The movement initially begun as a work place environment as companies took over raw, industrial spaces, but that transitioned into a style for loft homes, and ultimately expanding into a design movement used in homes and luxury contemporary apartment spaces.
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.
Kitchen accessories & finishing touches - Accessories in an industrial style kitchen are all about metallic finishes - from home accessories in rich copper to utensils in stainless steel. Kitchen cabinet and drawer handles are an easy way to add a dash of metallic sheen. Pewter-effect handles (pictured) look great in this style of kitchen. Choose bar or d-shaped options for a modern twist on this traditional look. Want a brighter look? Opt for copper handles for a warmer metal finish.
Granite is easy to clean with soap and water, but we also suggest using Mr. Stone’s AGM Daily Cleaner. This product contains a small amount of sealant, so you essentially seal your countertops each time you clean. For those looking for an even lower maintenance stone than granite, they should consider quartz for their industrial kitchen. It is an engineered stone so it can come in many colors and pigments. Quartz does not require any annual sealing and can be cleaned with a simple mix of soap and water.