Add a touch of industrial style to your kitchen

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With sleek and glossy kitchens having reigned for most of the 21st century, we’re starting to see the emergence of a brand new trend, hot for 2015. The industrial kitchen style is one of the latest types of design to hit the interiors world. Still modern, but with a more rustic, warmed-up yet edgy touch, the industrial style kitchen helps turn an average kitchen space into a luxury living space.

But how can you bring the look and feel of those old industrial units and warehouses into your own home? Let’s find out in today’s blog…

Get the look: Six steps to industrial kitchen style

Get back to basics…

We’re talking about natural materials here such as wooden beams, brick walls and timber features. Instead of plastering over traditional features, or adding a lick of paint, keep things exposed.

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…but do keep a touch of the modern

Metallics are still huge for this look – think about it, metallics do feature highly in the factory. While we recommend keeping most of your furnishings natural, add a touch of visual interest with a stainless steel backsplash and / or appliances.

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Forward-thinking appliances

Any industrial-style kitchen should be working at its most efficient – and Neff products help it to do just that. From the Slide & Hide Oven to the Vita Fresh Fridge, let your appliances do all the hard work for you with this industrial kitchen style.

kitchens slide and hide

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Add a touch of copper

Warm, stylish and popular, copper is a great choice for enhancing the industrial look. Great ways to integrate copper into your kitchen design include copper cookware – which you can have out on display on open shelves, copper taps and copper pipes.

kitchens copper features

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Be inspired by eclectic design

We’ve already talked about mixing natural textures with metallics, but now we’re adding in a touch of vintage. From old dining tables with worn, metallic benches to accessories such as crates and chests, you’ll quickly be able to channel that 80’s New York City vibe.

industrial furntiure

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Revamp your flooring

We say revamp, but really we’re going back to basics again. Concrete flooring is ideal for the finished look, but for a quick, less harsh look opt for worn timber floorboards.

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Run the trend right through to the lighting

Good lighting is key in any kitchen, but with an industrial style kitchen you need to factor in design. Opt for black steel or stainless steel and old-fashioned style lightbulbs. Rivets and industrial hardware can also add to the look.

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If you’re inspired by industrial kitchen style, why not pop in to one of our designer kitchen showrooms in the North West to find out more? We’ve got plenty of experts who can give you advice on how to create your dream look and begin working with you to design your new kitchen. So, what are you waiting for?

What do you think of the industrial-style kitchen? Tell us in the comments below, or share your thoughts with us over on Twitter @ModernKitchens

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