Industrial Kitchen and LibraryTraditional Kitchen, Melbourne
Industrial style is displayed beautifully here with scrap metal dining table, chunky handles, reclaimed timber bar stools, black board and oversized clock and matte black cabinetry. Far from being cold, this industrial styling is warm and inviting.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Bigger and betterMost renovators hope to enlarge and open up their kitchens when they renovate, with more than half opening up kitchens to nearby rooms, and a similar share opening them up to the outdoors.Almost 60 per cent of renovating homeowners increase the size of their kitchens, and a similar percentage change the layout of their new kitchen as well. L-shaped and U-shaped kitchens are the most popular, followed by galley-style designs.
6. Location: Melbourne, VictoriaDesigner: Smith & Smith KitchensWhy we love it: Without a sink or stovetop to get in the way, an island bench like this one creates a whole lot of bench space that can be used for everything from eating breakfast to jigsaw puzzles. And the clean-up couldn’t be easier.
Once you can see what you have, it’s easier to declutter and decide what you’re going to put back into the pantry, and what containers you’re going to need.
8. Blunder: Choosing cold, clinical lightWhen a kitchen feels cold, uninviting and commercial, it often comes down to poor lighting choices. The kitchen is the heart of most homes, so it’s important to choose a warm light that will create a welcoming feel.