12th February 2021

A New Taste Of Living : Industrial Kitchens

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The pandemic of 2020 and the (ongoing) result of lockdown has meant that many of us have spent more time than ever before in our homes. The global halt has forced in-home hibernation, which for the majority, has been an opportunity to lighten up living spaces. Especially for our food-savvy generation, increased time ‘cooking from scratch’ has led to more of us spending time in our kitchens. 

What started with the banana-baking frenzy, it has emerged that one in five Brits has widened their repertoire of recipes since the first lockdown in April. Many have dusted off mum’s hand-me-down cooking books and virtual cookery classes have taken storm, along with the occasional, (occasional) Joe Wicks workout. With extra time on our hands, we want to change and adapt to this ‘way of being’ and if a new kitchen is on your lockdown agenda, then you’re certainly in the right place. 

Many of us are now looking for a state of the art kitchen. When it comes to renovating a kitchen, there are so many different styles to choose from, so let’s start with industrial. Certain industrial styles can orchestrate an eclectic feel that creates a cosiness that few other kitchen styles can. Industrial is often seen to be quite cold and coarse due to the material choices, so if you’re looking for something a little less like raw polished steel, we have an array of powder coat options and wooden surfacing to soften the stark metallic look. Our standard European Oak option has a lovely natural mix of inter-grown knots, pin knots, heart shake, splits, cracks, and colour variations – a great choice for an authentic vintage look, still flourished with industrial kitchen characteristics. If the stripped-back appearance is more suited to your preference, we also provide a hand-distressed powder coating finish for a more authentic approach. 

Whether it be a rustic kitchen in your trendy townhouse or a more urban design in your snug countryside home, the industrial aesthetic has an unrivalled build quality that can make a huge statement when planned and executed properly. An abundance of texture creates intrigue, all of our kitchen base and wall units are made from precision-cut hot rolled mild steel, each built to last further (food-savvy) generations. With a flexible product range, that can be customised to your taste, the wall units have the option of an open face, solid door, or glass inlaid door. There’s something elegant and simple about the rough, harsh brick, or any other material wall coupled with smooth and sleek mild steel appliances. With this in mind, we supply steel handles, steel hinges, steel feet, steel locks and steel drawers, parts professionally polished and clear powder coated resulting in a stunning finish. 

Combining a kitchen that exudes rustic charm, yet meets highly functional demands of modern life can seem a reach, however, our goal was to create a product range that fulfilled all of the practical requirements expected from high-end kitchen design, whilst offering a fresh alternative look that will make your kitchen stand out from the rest. Each design we build is bespoke, so don’t worry, your kitchen will never lack character or individuality. Sit back, relax, and embrace the beautiful combination of old and new; an affordable, understated industrial style that you can incorporate in your new kitchen. 

THE BRUNEL KITCHEN

We recently worked alongside a customer to design a kitchen in the same style as our Brunel collection.

The finished kitchen features a variation of units and doors, as well as brass plated handles, nuts, fabricated wheels and lattice detailing in a similar style to our Brunel Sideboard.

Each piece in our industrial kitchen range is fully constructed in our workshop before dispatch and is delivered ready to install.

Take a look at the full range here.


Paige Allison

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