The kitchen is a focal point of the home that everyone gathers near. Whether it’s an open concept that leads into the living room and dining area, the kitchen is a room in the home that showcases your character and personality.
If you think about it, you spend most your time in this space. Most people enjoy a white, bright and clean kitchen, but that’s not for everyone. In order to portray an industrial style there’s more to it than just white subtitle, counter-tops and walls.
Here are 7 ways to vamp of your kitchen to an industrial style.
- Don’t forget to look up: The ceilings are considered a highlight in most homes. From vaulted ceilings to wooden and rod iron beams, you won’t want to forget to look up in an industrial styled kitchen. By adding wooden beams and rod iron piping into your kitchen’s aesthetic, you’re adding textures and mixed materials that gives off the industrial vibe.
- Think about materials being used: Adding onto the beams and piping from the ceiling, using mixed materials throughout the space will give it an industrial look. Some ideas to incorporate different materials is through your appliances, cabinets and decorations. Tip: Most people use the same material of appliances such a refrigerator, microwave and stovetop.
- Stray from the ordinary for back splashes: Walking into a kitchen, most likely you’ll spot out white sub tile or the checkered plain look. If you’re working with a plain countertop to begin with, maybe try and spice up the back splash with a pattern or a contrast color/ material.
- Put your own spin to it: When you think of a kitchen the first things that pop into your mind are countertops, backsplash, flooring and cabinets. Items that aren’t typically thrown into the mix for an industrialized look are barista carts, full wine fridges in metal casing and a fun statement to the island. Incorporating pieces that stand out but carry on the metal, brass, wood and rod iron materials will help achieve the industrial style.
- Light it up: Forget the excessive recess lighting throughout your kitchen. Yes, it does do the job but it doesn’t give the kitchen any industrial personality. Try to pick out a couple hanging pendants to jazz up the space.
- What are you sitting on: Between the bar stools and kitchen table that overlooks your kitchen, consider what you’re sitting on. Comfort is key but so is the style. There are so many great furniture sites out there that have affordable bar stools and kitchen chairs to go with your industrialized kitchen.
- Cabinetry: Rather than settle for your typical wooden or painted wood cabinets, try going with a glass front or floating shelves. The floating shelves are very in and can be practical for storing bowls, plates and cups that are used on a daily basis.
The industrial style kitchen is achievable, but will need some work, so are you ready?
Contact Silex Interiors to help remodel your space into the industrial dream!