7 May 2021


The industrial kitchen is an increasingly popular design choice which embraces elements of a New York warehouse apartment. No longer reserved for commercial spaces, industrial features can be integrated into your new kitchen design with great effect. But what do you do if you love the industrial look, but the rest of your home has a more traditional feel? Today, we’ll be looking at how you can incorporate industrial features into your new kitchen without it feeling out of place.

Rustic materials

You don’t have to have exposed beams and polished concrete to get an industrial feel in your new kitchen. Exposed brick gives the right look, but also has the ability to blend in with a more traditional home. Wooden floorboards can also be used to create a more industrial space that still retains its warmth.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel is one of the main hallmarks of an industrial kitchen, and it can look great if your existing style complements the industrial look. However, if your home is more traditional, a statement stainless steel benchtop can look out of place. Instead, you can work in stainless steel features in other more subtle ways. Consider a feature stainless steel rangehood or a stainless steel sink. Industrial style stainless steel appliances are also a perfect choice.

Industrial lighting and accessories

An easy way to integrate an industrial feel into your kitchen without it being over the top is to opt for feature industrial lighting. A more classic style kitchen can be given an immediate industrial edge if you choose rustic pendant lights over the benchtop. Look for options with exposed cords. You can also use features such as metal and timber bar stools.

Timber features

Timber is the perfect material to integrate into a more traditional home – it gives an industrial feel while also adding warmth. A large, rustic-look wooden dining table can be used for the industrial look, as well as being practical for entertaining. If the industrial trend of dark cabinets will be too jarring with your existing style, timber cabinets are the perfect compromise.

Open shelving

Open shelving is often featured in industrial kitchens, and this can be an interesting feature when incorporated in a classic-style kitchen. Think about pairing classic benchtops and cabinets with timber and metal exposed shelving for an interesting blend. You can place your more traditional crockery on the shelving to tie it in with the classic feel.

If you love the industrial style kitchen but aren’t sure how to integrate it into your space, speak with the award-winning designers at The Maker. We design custom kitchen spaces which embrace the latest design trends, and our exceptional customer service sets us apart. From initial design to final product, our team will be there to support you every step of the way to create an enjoyable experience without the stress.

For customised kitchen solutions, speak to the team at The Maker today at 1300 270 000.

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