It is often said that what sells homes is bathrooms and kitchens and I would certainly agree with that, or maybe I am just that sort of home buyer, but for me a beautiful and functional kitchen is essential.
A kitchen is a space with strong emotional bonds associated with a place where family meals are cooked whilst discussing one’s day over a glass of wine or enjoying good food with friends.
Gone is formality and kitchen isolation, the trend now is for open plan layouts where kitchens and living spaces are seamlessly blended encouraging comfortable and casual interaction between cooking and entertaining.
A trending style that promotes this fusion of casual yet connected lifestyle is the industrial look.
This is a style that is all about raw textural beauty, characterised by exposed brick, brushed steel, wood, and concrete surfaces.
Open shelves and Exposed pipes also epitomize industrial style.
But beyond the obvious, to achieve a truly exceptional and unique industrial-style kitchen, it is important to give your kitchen a distinct flair that reflects your personality. Since Industrial is a look that lends itself perfectly to repurposing, bring in salvaged items, free standing dressers and quirky flea market finds or catering equipment.
For the most part large loft-inspired kitchens with giant industrial-style, framed glass windows and double volume ceilings take center stage, which have created the perception that the style is not suitable for smaller kitchens, but industrial is the one style that celebrates humility, frugality and efficiency making it ideal for smaller spaces.