Industrial style design is hot. With loft style apartments super popular over the last 20 years, the industrial style has extended to detached homes and carved a distinct style on its own. Check out these cool industrial style kitchen design ideas.
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The waterfall white marble kitchen island matches with the pure white cabinets of the kitchen peninsula that houses the stainless steel appliances. This is topped with a wooden ceiling that extends to the upper wall.
This industrial-style kitchen has a high wooden ceiling with exposed wooden beams. This matches with the wooden structures of the kitchen cabinets and drawers customized to fit under the metal stairs with a brick wall.
The light hardwood flooring of this industrial-style kitchen matches with the wooden kitchen island and small peninsula that is dominated by the large stainless steel appliances and vent hood of the oven that goes to the white ceiling.
This small kitchen shares its hardwood flooring with the informal dining area and living room. The kitchen is placed against the wall on the far left with an L-shaped peninsula with a black countertop that contrasts the white brick wall pattern backsplash.
This kitchen has an industrial-style gray concrete floor that complements the stainless steel appliances embedded into the wooden kitchen peninsula that has a background of the metal staircase on the far wall.
The sleek red elements of this industrial-style kitchen stand out against the stainless steel appliances and a kitchen island that matches the gray concrete flooring brightened by the white walls and ceiling.
This small kitchen is right beside the informal dining area that has the same wooden table as the hardwood flooring. The dark brown cabinets of the peninsula stand out against the white ceiling and have a nice background of a brick wall.
The kitchen peninsula’s light gray countertop matches with the stainless steel appliances and complements the white backsplash arranged in a brick wall pattern that is contrasted by the dark wooden panel on the ceiling with recessed lights over the cooking area.
This industrial-style kitchen is right under the railings of the second level loft. The railings go well with the contrasting white walls that blend with the cabinets and drawers of the peninsula and kitchen island that is complemented by the gray countertop and backsplash.
Even though this kitchen has black metal walls, it still managed to be bright and airy thanks to its large glass windows that feature the beautiful green landscape outside for that relaxing cooking experience on the black kitchen island that has a stainless steel countertop.
This kitchen has modern elements on its sleek kitchen cabinets and drawers of the L-shaped peninsula that has a light gray hue that complements the white countertop and walls. This is contrasted by the dark industrial-style ceiling that has exposed metal beams.
The black and white theme of this industrial-style kitchen is complemented by the hardwood flooring and provided with a dash of color from the backsplash that has a quirky pattern that softens up the sleek elements.
This small and simple kitchen has a dark gray kitchen island with a dark countertop that stands out against the silver faucet but matches with the exposed metal beam of the white ceiling that complements the wooden panel that contains the oven.
The ceiling is made of gray concrete that matches with the waterfall kitchen island. The ceiling has a couple of beige lights that match the kitchen cabinets of the L-shaped peninsula that houses the various appliances.
This cheerful kitchen has a green floating modern peninsula with a black countertop. Above it is wall-mounted open shelves with different colors that stand out against the white walls and the appliances that match with the gray concrete flooring.
This industrial-style kitchen has a unique ceiling made of brick with small arches to it. This is matched with an equally unique flooring that has gray and green hexagonal tiles arranged in a polka dot pattern. This is a nice background for the simple waterfall kitchen island and small peninsula.
This small kitchen has white wall tiles that are arranged in a brick wall pattern. This is a nice complement to the complex patterned flooring tiles made of white, black and gray triangles. This matches the appliances and the countertops.
This is a second-floor kitchen with a hardwood flooring that blends with the kitchen island and an industrial-style gray concrete ceiling and walls brightened by the large glass windows that feature a wonderful landscape scenery outside.
This small and narrow kitchen has concrete gray flooring and wall that matches the sleek gray cabinets and drawers of the kitchen island and peninsula with black countertops contrasted by the white pillar and ceiling.
This industrial-style kitchen has a U-shaped peninsula with a gray countertop that complements the white kitchen cabinets and drawers and matches the stainless steel appliances. This is contrasted by a black wall with word artwork on it.
The simple and modern elements of the kitchen are given an industrial-style background with distressed hardwood flooring, a high white ceiling with exposed pipes and pendant lights hanging over the thick white marble countertop of the kitchen island.
The narrow kitchen has a concrete gray ceiling with recessed lights. This matches the gray tiles of the floor as well as the stainless steel appliances that stand out against the white modern cabinets and drawers of the peninsula.
The concrete gray industrial-style flooring is a reflection of the ceiling that has a row of black spotlights mounted on it. This is matched with the dark gray walls and cabinets of the peninsula that makes the green floating cabinets stand out.
The kitchen island is made of concrete gray materials that extend to an attached dining area. This matches with the concrete flooring and walls that are dominated by a large shelving for storage complemented by the exposed vents of the ceiling.
There is a large arched entryway going into this kitchen. This entryway is made of adobe bricks that match the gray hue of the flooring tiles. This makes the white wooden kitchen island stand out with its black countertop.
This industrial-style kitchen has a wooden kitchen island that matches the wooden peninsula with the same thick white countertop. This aesthetic is augmented by the exposed wooden beam of the ceiling and the brick wall on the right.
The simplicity of this kitchen is elevated to a higher level with its combination of different hues. It has a white shed ceiling, gray wall, and hardwood flooring. The white marble waterfall kitchen island stands out against this as well as the red backsplash tiles.
The small and homey industrial kitchen has a white kitchen island that has a wooden table attached to it serving as a dining table. The white peninsula is dominated by the large fridge that matches with the gray concrete ceiling.
The narrow hardwood flooring of this Industrial-style kitchen matches with the brown wooden cabinetry of the flanking kitchen island and kitchen peninsula with white countertops and stainless steel appliances with a nice background of a brick wall with contrasting white windows.
This view of the charming industrial-style kitchen shows a large kitchen island with waterfall white countertops and a black wooden facade pairing with the black stools. This also matches with the black support column and air duct of the high wooden ceiling that has exposed wooden beams.
This industrial kitchen features hardwood flooring and white walls along with a white kitchen counter with a plank countertop.
This industrial kitchen boasts white tiles flooring and stylish black dining table set.
This industrial kitchen offers a dining table set for eight. There are bookshelves as well located in the corner. The center island features a modish countertop.
Large industrial kitchen with black countertops on both counters and center island. The herringbone flooring looks stunning together with the white walls with decors.
Large industrial kitchen with black countertops on both counters and center island. The herringbone flooring looks stunning together with the white walls with decors.
An industrial kitchen with very stylish walls and counters. The dining table set with pendant lights looks absolutely stunning as well.
This industrial kitchen is surrounded by white walls and hardwood floors. The dining table matches the kitchen’s style.
This industrial kitchen basts large concrete tiles flooring and white walls. The counters and the center island both boast black stylish countertops.
This industrial kitchen features dark finished flooring along with a brick wall with multiple shelves. The counters and the center island look beautiful.
Industrial kitchen with a small center island set on the hardwood flooring. The walls and the decors around the kitchen look very stylish.
An industrial kitchen with espresso cabinetry, white kitchen counters and center island and hardwood flooring.
An industrial kitchen with a stylish center island with a breakfast bar set on the hardwood flooring and is lighted by a pendant lighting.
This industrial kitchen boasts an enchanting ceiling lighting just above the center island with a breakfast bar.
Large industrial kitchen with stylish floors and a large center island with a charming countertop. The recessed lights look perfect together with the kitchen’s style.
This industrial kitchen features a long center island with a marble kitchen set on the hardwood flooring and is lighted by a nice set of pendant lighting.
Large industrial kitchen boasting stylish ceiling and glamorous ceiling lights together with a large center island and a dining nook.
This industrial kitchen boasts hardwood flooring matching the high ceiling with pendant lights. The center island features a smooth black countertop.
Large industrial kitchen featuring hardwood flooring and a beautiful set of ceiling lights. The center island provides space for a breakfast bar.
This industrial kitchen boasts walnut finished cabinetry and kitchen counters, matching well with the tiles flooring.
A lovely industrial kitchen with glamorous lighting and beautiful center island with marble countertop.
Industrial Design Features
If you decide on industrial design for your kitchen, there are several elements that you should include in the room. An industrial look calls for open, airy spaces with both natural and electrical lights.
If you’re renovating your house and the kitchen is enclosed, consider eliminating a wall to open the space. Industrial designs for home kitchens are not that popular because only about 0.69% in a recent design survey of over 1.78 million kitchens had them.
Exposing brick and overhead joists are easy ways to introduce an industrial aesthetic into your kitchen. Since the industrial style is imitating what is found in old factories, the room should have an unfinished look to it. Instead of hiding the ductwork of your home’s HVAC system behind walls, leave it exposed to add to your kitchen’s industrial appearance.
Bringing in Light
Light is also important when giving the kitchen an industrial design. Leave windows bare to allow natural light to flood the space. Install metal industrial light shades to hang over the counters or island as another prominent feature. This information about industrial design can tell you which elements are important for creating this kitchen style.
Like most kitchen designs, hardwood flooring works well in an industrial kitchen. Choosing wide planks to imitate reclaimed wood can help to create an unfinished appearance. However, concrete also works well in many homes.
Concrete is inexpensive, but a creative medium for flooring. It can be stained any color and, during installation, the concrete can be stamped to resemble other flooring types like tiles or wood floors. The concrete flooring was found in about two percent of over 575,000 kitchens in the same survey.
When choosing furniture and accessories for your industrial kitchen, consider shopping at second-hand and construction salvage shops. Metallic tables, chairs, and metal canisters can add to the industrial vibe.
Stainless steel appliances will also fit in well with an industrial design.
9 Tips for adding industrial style elements to your kitchen
The factories that spread throughout the United States and other Western countries in the 19th century are nothing like the modern industrial facilities of today.
While OSHA regulations and product specifications are the central areas of focus in design today, the first generation of factories was simply awe-inspiring, built of towering brick walls. On the inside, you could see the steel girders and beams that held everything in place. Lights plummeted down from the ceiling to hover over work areas. While the safety record of those factories left a bit to be desired, the aura of those edifices is a popular look for kitchens in modern homes.
Check out some of these ideas and photos of industrial kitchen design ideas for your home to take your guests back to the Industrial Revolution when they enter your kitchen.
1. Place an emphasis on brick
If you’re lucky enough to have brick beneath your sheetrock, you can simply take it off to expose the masonry beneath. If not, you have a couple of options. You can still strip the sheetrock and then apply a brick veneer, or even put a layer of bricks in over the studs. Then, you can either use the natural color of the bricks or paint them to match the color scheme you want for your kitchen.
2. Expose the joists overhead
In an authentic factory, you wouldn’t see a finished ceiling. Instead, you would look and see exposed ductwork, pipes, and beams. Take out the finished ceiling in your kitchen so that the joists overhead can show through, as well as the ducts. If your ductwork isn’t really worth showing, you can have new ones installed, or you can refinish it. Click here for a project featuring gorgeous ceilings!
3. Let the lights hang down
If you look at pictures of old factories, you see gorgeous light fixtures hanging on long downrods that run up into the ceiling. You can find many of these at secondhand shops or websites like Overstock.com at bargain pricing.
Run them up into the ceiling, if you keep it, or up to the point where the wiring connects in. Then run the lights down above your kitchen island. This allows you to replicate the feel of an industrial workspace, and the art deco effects of the lighting can serve as the conversation piece in your kitchen.
4. Make your counter space look industrial
The typical kitchen island features a countertop of tile, granite or marble, with wooden cabinetry below. To give your kitchen more of an industrial feel, put in a stainless steel top or concrete, and instead of cabinets, have exposed metal shelving. This gives you easier access to your pans and other items you put down there, and it also gives your kitchen the aura of an industrial workshop.
Leave the finish on the metal below a little distressed, because real factories wouldn’t have had shiny surfaces on equipment shelves. On top of the island, you can use a more glossy look to the metal.
5. Hang copper from the ceiling
If you have some copper pots and pans, you can install a copper rack that hangs from the joists or the ceilings, and then hang the pots from it. This would work really well with a copper-colored island worktop, and natural wood color in the joists above and the cabinetry above the counter surfaces. The more metal (and particularly the more antiqued metal) you have going in the kitchen, the more effective the industrial look will be for you.
6. Make the furniture match as well
If you are willing to spend some time going to flea markets and trolling eBay and some of the furniture-specific secondhand forum sites, you can find some unique pieces to go in your kitchen. There are stools you’ll find that date back over a hundred years that would work well next to your bar. Put a stainless steel flat surface on top of the bar and slide the stools up to it.
If you are going for more of a silver and gray look, paint the stools a matte black. If you’re going more for the wood look with the joists and a butcher block look, you can leave more of the brown oxidation on the stools.
7. Add some modern touches where desired
Just because you want to create that factory look doesn’t mean that every touch has to come from the Ulysses S. Grant era, of course. On top of the brick, you can hang some modern gridwork to make things a little more eclectic. If you have a stairway coming down into the kitchen or adjacent room, give it a metal railing that matches the look in the kitchen, and attach that gridwork to the bottom of the railing.
8. Open up the space
Take a look at the walls, particularly where you need to support a load. If you have an exterior wall that has points where you don’t need as much support, think about converting it to a glass surface. That way you can convert that wall into windows that bring in natural light.
While artificial light coming from some period fixtures is definitely a great idea, natural light spilling in from one wall can also be a breathtaking effect. Many factories from that time period featured walls that were some or all glass, to allow the heat from the industrial processes to escape.
9. Use Concrete
Concrete is becoming more and more popular for home interiors – it’s used for walls, floors, ceilings, and countertops. It can be left in the natural state giving it a more industrial look or can have finishes applied that provide more color and design.
Concrete, while more expensive than other materials, can be terrific material for building a home because it’s durable, strong, provides excellent insulation (sound and temperature) and looks very chic (especially if you want to add an industrial look to your design).
These are just some of the ideas that decorators have used to create unique industrial spaces inside kitchens.
There are as many different possibilities as there are kitchens, and the only limitations that you face come from the available space, the structural requirements of the walls in your kitchen as far as supporting the house, and the money you want to spend.
Once you decide on the colors you want your industrial kitchen to highlight, then you have the adventure of picking out the various pieces of your new space. After putting it all together, you will have a space that makes entertaining your friends more exciting.
Talk to a decorator in your area if you want an in-home consultation on the best moves for your space.
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