Kitchen Renovation- Industrial/Country Style

I know there have been a few of you waiting for the finished product of my recently renovated kitchen. Sorry it’s been so long in between drinks but like a typical ‘tradie’ that is too busy working on everyone else’s homes except their own…I must confess I am guilty!

So here it is a run down on the look, features and products used to create my ‘Industrial-Country Style’ kitchen.

CABINETRY- is by Polytec, it is a vinyl wrap finish and the colour is classic white. The cupboard profile is ‘Leon’, I decided to go with a gloss finish and I am so glad I did.  It works perfectly with the diamond cut finish of my polished concrete floors and with three males in the household it is so easy to clean. I virtually do not see their fingerprints.

BENCHTOPS- the main island bench is concrete, in which I was a little fortunate with the supply of as  hubby is a concreter. So I decided to put his skills to the test. Not to mention this was his first attempt at constructing, pouring and installing a concrete bench top…and he has past in flying colours. Thankyou also to the 10 men that helped lift it in. I think everyone was a little nervous as the PROJECT MANAGER was on site to watch over them.

The material used for the bench tops at the oven and walk in pantry area was Laminex’s Sublime teak, a wood grain finish with a square profile. This was also the first time I had used laminate on my bench tops and I am more than happy with the look. Laminate has come a long way, especially the wood grain finishes, they are more natural looking and once again so easy to clean. Concrete and timbers I believe are the perfect match.

APPLIANCES– the oven  and range hood is Belling a UK brand. The oven and cook top is freestanding in a black enamel finish. It has two electric ovens, a small separate slow cook oven and grill, with a 7 burner gas cooktop and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. With big hungry mouths to feed  I need to cook in bulk. There is ample room for me to have a few big pots cooking at once to achieve this. The rangehood is a canopy style but I had the cabinetry designed to hide the flue as I didn’t want it to be a feature and thought it maybe too much black. The built in overhead cupboards gave it a more stream line look. My dishwasher is an Asko, it’s special features are very little noise whilst operating and a turbo dryer.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS– I chose cup style handles for all the drawers and small round knobs for the cupboards, the finish is in a brushed antique silver and are available from Schots Emporium. My tapware is a Black Gooseneck design swivel mixer available from Harpers Bathroom, it’s black finish is a simple feature which ties in nicely with the black pendants and oven.

TILES- I went a bit outside the square with this one. The tiles used for the splashback is called ‘New Orleans’ it is a brick inspired range with an industrial appeal.  a They are a combination of a torn away design ‘Poster Grunge’ and ‘Canal Street’ and the idea was to resemble something like you would find down an alley way in America. The technical characteristics and creativity of this collection make it perfect for cafes and bars, or simply to achieve a stunning WOW factor within the home. The tiles are available from National Tiles.

LIGHTING- the three feature pendants used above the concrete island bench are an industrial design. With the combination of the black enamel, timber and a chain cord, they just work in perfectly with all the other finishes used for the kitchen design. Using feature lighting can be a simple and effective way of how you can achieve a certain look if you are struggling with making your kitchen finishes gel together. These pendants are available from Higheight Home & Living by special order if you would love them in your home. The globes used are the big round vintage filament ones, also available in store, just to give that more industrial appeal.

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Well there you have it my new kitchen complete. Now it’s time to go cook up a storm ready for the busy week ahead.