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Modern Kitchen Ideas to inspire you this Summer

Whether you can cook up a storm or you can eat up a storm, nothing stops you from having a kitchen you’re proud of any day. Isn’t the kitchen really the heart of the home? Yes, for most of us at least it is. It’s where you get fuel for the day and perfect your culinary skills for that long-awaited dinner party.

You know you’re ready for a kitchen revamp when kitchen catalogues become your bedtime reading. Or maybe, the idea of a trip to your favourite kitchen showroom sounds more attractive than a few extra lazy hours in bed.

Look no further for inspiration to get you planning out your next kitchen design. We’ve sourced some great modern kitchen examples to get you salivating over.

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Sleek and understated, this kitchen’s all-white colour palette is anything but boring. All you need sometimes are a couple of bar stools and colourful pendant lamps. The statement lighting is perfect for the island.

Source: Elle Décor

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When you’re looking to infuse a je-ne-sais-quoi quality, a statement backsplash like the one in this modern kitchen will do. The cabinets have a stylish look and finish which is bound to appeal to both men and women alike.

Source: Hatfield Builders

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If exposed brick rocks your boat, then you’ll love this modern industrial style kitchen. Fully kitted with stainless steel appliances and surfaces set with a backdrop of a brick wall, we love its rustic appeal. The use of copper also warms up the look of the space. Perfect match.

Source: Brit +Co

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Black and white rule in this super minimalist kitchen. It’s a classy take on modern luxury. Perfect if you believe less is more.

Source: Plastolux

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Obviously not one for the fainthearted but if you love a bit of colour, then why not go all out. Colourful tiles make a whole lot of difference in this eclectic Brazilian kitchen. What’s not to love about the vibrancy? The combination is perfect.

Source: Branded Tiles

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Spectacular warehouse conversions

Warehouse conversions offer more than just another building, they have unique character and the abundance of space many of us crave. Think of a spacious open plan kitchen and living area oozing bouts of character and industrial appeal. Sometimes a regular detached house just won’t do. However they do come with their challenges too.

Commercial properties have long been in demand for their potential to be transformed into new housing opportunities. In the UK, the areas popularly targeted are in established centres like London, Bristol and Southampton.These beautiful warehouse conversions caught our eye today.

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The exposed brick offers the perfect canvas for a great industrial look. The use of warm colours and natural materials eases in a relaxed scheme. This is the perfect style for the urban city dweller who appreciates the outdoors.

Image source: Andrew Franz

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This luxury penthouse in London combines industrial elements with Art Deco touches. The soft neutral palette keeps the space fresh complementing the industrial chic look. The large  windows are great for allowing this bright and airy open plan layout to really come to life.

Image source: Decoist

 

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A Small Bite of Industrial Design

This week we’re taking Moody Monday out, and exploring industrial designs in restaurants. We’ve chosen two quite different ones, to get different perspectives on how industrial design can fit in with the eating experience.

The first is the PAT’S steakhouse in Melbourne Australia:

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We particularly liked the uncommon mix of industrial look and cosiness of this space, created by the tangled lighting system on the ceiling build on pipes, and the warm, lively orange hues of the walls. It builds a balanced look for the place, both inviting and enigmatic.

On a more heavily industrial note, we like the Blue Butcher restaurant in central Hong Kong, China:Blog-1

The use of steel, reclaimed wood, leather and raw plaster gives this interior an amazing industrial yet funky feel. According to the restaurant’s own website, Blue Butcher is trying to recreate the atmosphere of the Prohibition era, using exposed light fittings and long steel metal staircases. We think they’ve done a good job, and we particularly like the heavy dark unrefined wood tables. The only question is… will their food be as amazing as the interior design? We hope so!