How to Create an Industrial-Themed Kitchen


Many people looking to remodel their homes will usually start with the downstairs rooms. The kitchen is undoubtedly one of the more challenging aspects of any kitchen remodeling project, as there’s a lot of plumbing and electrical work to consider.

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Another thing homeowners must think about is choosing the perfect theme or style for their kitchens. You’re undeniably thinking of an industrial theme for your new kitchen design, hence why you’re reading this blog post!

The trouble is, you’ve never opted for such a theme before, and you’re probably unsure how to make it look amazing. With that in mind, here’s how you can pull off the perfect industrial theme for your new kitchen design:

Remove the Drywall

One of the first things you should do is remove the drywall in your kitchen and expose each wall’s brickwork. You can then clean the walls and seal them with a product that stops brick and mortar dust from entering the atmosphere in your kitchen.

Removing your drywall is an excellent way to create the most significant impact for little cost when seeking an industrial theme for your kitchen renovation. You can leave the bricks in their original colors, or you could paint them white.

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Get Copper Faucets Installed

Another idea for achieving the industrial look in your kitchen is by getting copper faucets installed. You can easily buy them from places like Mark's Plumbing Parts, Lowe’s, or Home Depot, and they’re available in various sizes and styles.

Copper faucets look great in any industrial-themed kitchen, and they’re easy to clean. What’s more, when combined with a large farmhouse sink or an aluminum sink, your new copper faucets will create an excellent focal point in your kitchen.

Have Stainless Steel Countertops Fitted

As part of your kitchen remodeling project, you will likely want to replace your existing countertops with new ones. The thing is, you don’t want to opt for traditional countertops as they won’t fully meet your industrial theme.

The answer to that problem is to have stainless steel countertops fitted. You won’t find it hard to source them as they get used in restaurant kitchens across the country, and they can get customized to any size of kitchen.

Stainless steel countertops are incredibly easy to maintain and are usually easier to clean than conventional wood or stone countertops. Plus, if they ever get damaged, they’re generally easy and cheap to replace.

Fit Some Ceiling Strip Lights

Lastly, you should consider replacing your existing ceiling lights with some fluorescent-style ones. The good news is you can get LED tubes to boost your home’s green credentials, plus they’re very bright and quick to illuminate.

Ceiling strip lights work well with any industrial-themed kitchen, and they provide plenty of illumination compared with some conventional downlights.

Final Thoughts

The above is by no means an exhaustive list of tips to create the ultimate industrial-themed kitchen. However, it’s a good starting point and gives you plenty of inspiration to get your project started.

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  • 56680139 56680139 on Jun 05, 2023

    You can use any material for countertops and still get industrial as long as the rest of the design is industrial.

    That is not an essential item and most would likely prefer a stone, concrete or even butcher block counter anyway.

    Unless you have an older home or an old sure there is brick before tearing out your sheet rock.

    If you want brick, you can buy brick panels and put up.

  • The68813940 The68813940 on Aug 01, 2023

    I'm confused about the pictures not coordinating with the content.

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    • Hope Hope on May 23, 2024

      You and me both. The pics don’t make sense.