Oh those industrial kitchens; they are the essence of minimalist modern homes where normally everything has its place and countertops are left gleaming and uncluttered. I'd love to that too, but where does all the mail and other little "necessary junk" go then?
Nevertheless, there is something mythical and appealing in the mix of shiny and metallic surfaces, exposed pipes, concrete walls and stone or tile walls. So often displayed in magazines, but very rarely seem in real life unless one lives in a metropolitan city where lofts and other converted industrial buildings are found most often...
Typical to the style are open spaces with long islands providing plenty of countertop space, open shelving or lack of upper wall units completely and drawers instead of standards units. Say hello to some of my favourite industrial kitchens, which all share a central island of some kind:
The original industrial style with all metallic units and tops, and what looks like concetre walls on the background
Metallic matte from Italian Valcucina with hidden storage and travertine splashbacks
Streamlined white, glossy Ikea kitchen with travertine splashbacks
Metal units and open, asymmetrical wall-hung units with sliding glass panels mix industrial wth modern stype
This loft kitchen in an old factory building is a prime example of bare industrial style where the kithcen is stripped down to minimal necessities