The overall look of an industrial kitchen should be pure raw simplicity. Kitchen islands with siding of rustic old timbers can become interesting focal points as can a rustic reclaimed dining table. The appliances within a space are typically stainless steel and sleek, and when space permits it, they should be industrial sized. When selecting your kitchen countertops for your industrial kitchen, the prevalent trend is dark granite or neutral low gloss granite like Astoria granite.
Granite is built to last and is one of the most durable natural stones available on the market. With sealing 1 to 2 times a year, granite will last over a century. Even if you sell your home after installing an industrial kitchen, and the trend doesn’t appeal to the new homeowners, the space can be transformed without touching the granite, making it an incredible long-term investment for a home. It could be argued that your countertops will last longer than any investment that you make in your home.
Kitchen appliances, cookers & hobs - The industrial kitchen look is all about having the best equipment and utensils possible – replicating the items you’d find in a professional catering kitchen. Black and chrome options both look great in this style. A large American style fridge freezer is an impressive addition and will hold all of your groceries easily. Range cookers allow you to cook several things at once, and include gas hobs with multiple rings to sauté, boil and steam your food. And a large dishwasher will help keep your surfaces clear while you’re cooking up a storm.
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.