Industrial / Transitional Kitchens
An industrial style kitchen typically refers to a modern design that draws inspiration from industrial spaces such as factories, workshops and lofts. A transitional style kitchen presents a balanced mixture of both contemporary and traditional design elements creating a unique and personal space that will stand the test of time.
The Industrial and Transition style are all about raw textural beauty and diverse materials. The celebration of timber, mixed metals, concrete, stainless steel, exposed brick and moody colour allow you to take this style as far as you like.
An Industrial and Transitional style kitchen design can work well in any space, especially if your home has architectural features such as high ceilings, exposed beams and bricks, original timber floors and large windows. These design elements allow you to work with an Industrial style theme throughout your space.
Black or dark cabinetry is a key element to creating an Industrial kitchen. This striking cabinetry creates a dramatic backdrop when mixed into the room with cool concrete and warm timber elements. These inky tones provide an instant shot of sophistication.
Timber and wood grain will add warmth to your Industrial style kitchen as other elements such as stone and steel may feel a little cold. If your home has older character, you may choose to keep the timber flooring or if you have chosen a concrete floor, timber elements can be brought in through the cabinetry or benchtops. Concrete flooring is a great option if you are building a new home or doing a large scale renovation.
You can bring concrete into your Industrial design through a concrete-look island or benchtop using an engineered stone product. Additional stone features could be waterfall ends and a stone splashback to continue the theme. Bring in a glass or mirror splashback to create contrasting texture and reflect light and space.
Another element to this unique style is raw metals such as iron and brass features which can be introduced through hardware, handles, lighting and bar stools. The introduction of mirrored glass splashbacks will reflect light and space.
Open metal shelving is another common feature and gives the opportunity to showcase display items. If you want to use another texture, floating timber shelving can add interest to your industrial style.
Statement lighting can bring in a sense of scale and height to your space whilst creating a cosy focal point. Pendant lighting in raw materials can hang over an island bench or dining table. Some of the most common materials for industrial lights are glass and metals like chrome, brass, copper and steel. Other features found in industrial lighting include wire cages, mesh and chains.
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