While cooking and preparing food may be low on some people's list of priorities, for others these activities will completely dominate the kitchen design ideas: full-time cooks and caterers may only really feel at ease in a room that has been devoted to working with food rather than dining and entertaining. Professional kitchen design ideas are planned as workplaces, taking into account the exacting regulations of commercial hygiene standards. And it is worth noting that if you will be producing food for public consumption in your kitchen, the same constraints will apply, even in what you would consider your domestic environment.
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.
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.
Another popular option for an industrial style kitchen is tiles. Choose white tiles for a clean look that will lighten your room and use a dark grout to make your choice of tile really stand out. Or maybe a stainless steel effect tile (pictured) to keep with the professional tone of the style. We love these on-trend black subway style tiles which will add some gloss to your space. Add some further interest by playing around with the pattern in which you lay your tiles. Consider herringbone, crosshatch or diagonal layouts to create a slightly different look.