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.
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.
Breakfast bars and kitchen islands are a popular element of the industrial trend for those that have the space. They’re great for entertaining while you prepare your meal and allow you to showcase all of your gadgets as well as your cooking skills. They also offer another storage area if you want to carry on the open storage theme, or there is a solid option.
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.