Industrial Styled Kitchens
The industrial look has always had a strong foot hold in interior design. In recent years it’s popularity has skyrocketed, but it’s easy to get this style wrong. We’ve compiled 5 industrial styled kitchens that we think got it right.
Before we begin, what stipulates an industrial style or theme?
An industrial style is often referring to interior design that is heavily influenced by old factories and industrial spaces where materials are often left raw. In residential interior design, industrial can also be referred to unexpected materials being used in the building or in the furniture.
Whether it is concrete floors or walls, stainless steel, exposed beams, timber features, exposed brick, and pipe ducts there are hundreds of ways to create your own industrial-style space within your home. The trick is to find the right balance between a combination of all these elements. The contrast between raw materials and professionally design fittings and fixtures can create a spectacular result. But it’s easy to go overboard and end up with a mismatch of too many features which compete with each other and create a visual mess.
No.1 :: Country Charm meets New York brashness
This kitchen was featured on the US TV show Fixer Upper. The kitchen boasts some unique features, including a custom raised ceiling, twin kitchen islands, stainless steel appliances and custom concrete countertops, to give the family a great space to prepare and enjoy meals and entertain family and friends.
The kitchen mixes masculine hues with industrial and rustic accents and draws inspiration from restaurant-style lighting.
No.2 :: Hamptons House
This house in the Hamptons Long Island New York is Athena Calderone’s a talented interior designer and chef. She also runs a blog called EyeSwoon.
This is a bright space with a strong timber presence, the selection darker fixtures and furniture gives it a little bit of New York City edge. The kitchen in particular has a strong cafe feel.
No.3 :: Atelier ‘la Cucina Di Haidacher’
Lukas Maya – Architect explains “This project is as much about the kitchen as it about a space. About real needs and requirements, about atmosphere. The former unimposing Hüttl (of only 40 square metres) should be integrated into the concept. The existing ceiling was removed, breaking clear a pure space.”
“Spatially, I integrated the existing openings in a very organic way: everything looks as if it were custom-made for its function. From a design point of view, restraint was the rule: all of the walls, wall-building elements, the floor and the underside of the roof were burnished using black epoxy resin.”
No.4 :: Apartment
This apartment is by Dmitry Sheleg and ZROBYM Architects, this project is a great example of reusing industrial goods which had a previous life being used for another purpose. Re-purposing goods is a large part of industrial styled interiors, these features often provide a wonderful talking point.
No.5 :: Allen Key House by Prineas Architects
Built in Sydney in 2016, this house was featured on ArchDaily. Challenged by a tight budget the design was centred around a shed like structure that followed the lines of the existing roof form. While this project is not as obvious as the others when seeing the industrial link, if you look closely at the floor, pendant lights, ceiling height and linear heater vents the connection become more clear.