Despite how you utilise your kitchen, whether as an avid home cook or an established host, one thing many a homeowner can agree on is that this room is put to a high degree of use. The constant foot traffic coupled with the hot and humid conditions eventually leads to the gradual disintegration of the building supplies in this space, which warrants a makeover project to improve the functional and aesthetic value of the room. But a kitchen remodel does not simply present the chance to make this room more practical.

It also allows you to transform its entire appearance and, consequently, breathe life into the space. Hence, it is crucial that you work with custom kitchen contractors who can bring your vision for this room to life. To help you along, here are various ways that your general contractors can incorporate an industrial touch into your custom kitchen design.

Make the most of the basics

For a good number of people, the main aim of any remodelling project, be it the kitchen or any other room in the home, is to hide the bones that make up this space, but this is not the case if you have an industrial aesthetic in mind. In fact, the more you can leave uncovered, the more authentic the room appears to be!

Instead of hiding away the structural beams, ductwork and even plumbing pipes, you should leave them in plain view. Being able to see the inner workings of your kitchen that are typically hidden behind walls gives this space an air of functionality that is commonly associated with commercial spaces.

Experiment with textures

When engaging in a remodelling project, it is easy to be hung up on colour schemes as you try and select the best paint for the room. However, if you want to add an industrial touch to this room, you should instead concentrate on how best you can integrate textures into the space. Opposite to what many people think, an industrial theme is not exclusively about smooth, metallic finishes. Instead, your general contractors can maximise on textures to add not only depth into this room but visual interest too.

Exposed brick, as an example, on one wall can transform this part of the room into a focal point that draws the eye. To balance the roughness of this material, you can install matte splashbacks that counter the effect of the unfinished brick. Other areas to consider when assimilating texture into the space include sleek, stainless steel benchtops, tactile concrete flooring and so on.