A contemporary open floor plan combines kitchen, living and dining spaces. A comfortable sectional pairs with a contemporary Barcelona chair and industrial-style light fixture. The homeowner is an avid cyclist, so a triptych photography of a bicycle seat makes a bold statement on the wall.
The breakfast nook in this masculine kitchen is highlighted by the natural light from the windows. The dark, rich furniture, wicker basket hanging on the wall and the vintage, industrial pendant light add warm masculinity to the space, creating a bright, inviting eating area for this bachelor pad.
Usually found in commercial kitchens to house everything from bulk foods to appliances, the InterMetro Kitchen Shelves from The Container Store will lend an industrial appeal to your pantry. Whether you store these steel shelves inside a closet or out, you'll have plenty of space for all your pantry staples. Each shelf supports up to 300 pounds and is adjustable.
DINING ROOM, AFTER: The dining room was painted a light blue color to contrast with the dark blue hue in the adjacent kitchen. The doorway between the rooms was enlarged and given a top window detail. An industrial chandelier serves as the focal point of the room.
This appealing and comfortable living room uses a teal motif from the walls through the sofa, armchair and intriguing ottomans to create a bold yet relaxing environment. An open kitchen plan and floor-to-ceiling windows keep the small space filled with light and feeling roomy. An industrial pendant light adds pizzazz to the space.
To create the open concept home the homeowners hoped for, Chip and Joanna, of HGTV's Fixer Upper, removed several walls to open the space up, creating a clear line of sight from the kitchen to the dining room. To connect the spaces, Joanna chose gray trim and molding to run throughout, creating an industrial feel for the spaces.
A minimalist 5,000-square-foot urban loft is in an industrial building that was built in the early 1900s in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The loft’s renovation by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture. The cast iron columns were existing in the open living, kitchen and dining area.
Among the hallmarks of loft spaces are their size and the visibility of materials that might otherwise be hidden or treated to a smooth finish: metal pipes and ductwork and well-worn wood flooring, for example. Architect May Sung explains how she used these elements to loft-style look: “In this kitchen, we utilized proportion and texture to create interest to the space. The texture of the reclaimed wood juxtaposed next to the industrial element of the table legs created warmth and coziness, emphasized by the over-scaled ceiling pendant.”
You should expect to find mold occasionally in wet spots like the kitchen and bathroom, but when you see it someplace it shouldn’t be — like on the living room walls — call a professional for evaluation. You want an independent inspector certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene or the American Council for Accredited Certification. An inspector can tell you whether you can clean up the mold yourself or whether you need the services of a remediation company.
Bluetooth technology is revolutionizing the way we use kitchen appliances. GE’s version of Bluetooth, called ChefConnect™, allows its Profile Series range to speak to the microwave, synching up clock times and automatically turning on vents and lights when the cooktop is in use. According to Lou Lenzi, industrial design director for GE Appliances, GE is working on its next innovation, which aims to synchronize cooking times for the microwave, range and oven so that main dishes and sides all arrive at the finish line simultaneously — and perfectly cooked.