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Room of the Week – Industrial kitchen

February 8, 2012

This weeks Room of the Week is an industrial style kitchen.  From the House to Home galleries this room features some hard functional elements that are softened by use of zingy yellow in the accessories.

rotwThe industrial look is very fashionable in kitchens especially for people who want to rebel against the fitted kitchen look. If you want an unfitted kitchen in your own home the Massello range from Habitat is good choice. Manufactured from beautiful oak it will age well over the years and also adds a lovely warmth to your home. The range includes oven housing, island units, drawer units and even a wine rack!

Adding geometric patterns to your kitchen will add an interesting layer of detail – this is especially important if the rest of the kitchen is very neutral. The Evora tile from the Encaustic range at Fired Earth is a great example of a geometric tile suitable for kitchen use. Encaustic tiles have been produced since the 12th century and the pattern is produced by using different colours of clay to produce the pattern. This tile is an investment purchase but will last for years and never lose its pattern.

Kenwood has a great range of colourful accessories if you want to add some bright colour to your kitchen. The kMix range is a full range of small kitchen appliances that includes a toaster, kettle and coffee maker in bright yellow. It’s a good way to add colour to your kitchen and can easily be replaced if you decide you want to quickly update the look of your kitchen.

Before you go industrial in your kitchen remember that it has a very different look and feel to a fitted kitchen. It sounds obvious but if you are someone who likes to hide things away opening shelving probably won’t work.  On the other hand who wouldn’t love a kitchen like this?

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