If you are the proprietor of a busy bar area that currently is lacking a kitchen, you may well be leaving a lot of money on the table that could be in your pocket instead. A kitchen in a bar can have huge profit margins and also increase the likelihood of repeat business if your food is good enough. But before you rush into turning that empty storage area into a bespoke industrial kitchen, you should first of all follow a few simple steps:
Kitchen lighting - Harking back to the overhead lighting of factories and warehouses, pendant lighting is particularly well suited to an industrial style kitchen. We love ones in copper, such as this bronze-effect dome light and this industrial-style copper light with eye-catching rivets and chains. If you’re looking for something simpler, this shiny Manison dome light is a great option. Or why not explore our Sylcone range of retro lights? Available in black, nickel, brass and copper finishes, they’ll look great in an industrial-inspired space. Plus they come with an oversized, hand-blown bulb that will finish off your lighting look perfectly.
One of the common drawbacks of industrial extractor fans is how loud they are. This can be such a problem that most restaurant managers choose to run them only when the amount of steam, smoke, and pollutants in the air reaches an intolerable level. However, there are some high end models that can run in a Quiet Mode that doesn’t make that much noise at all and even can be run all the time if you choose.
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.