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The owners knocked down walls between two rooms and a hallway to create this stylish open-plan kitchen-diner. Sleek grey units, bare brick walls, whitewashed floorboards and vintage accessories give the kitchen-diner a modern, industrial-style vibe. The pale colour scheme and metallic surfaces reflect the limited natural light, making the room feel bright and airy.

Kitchen units 

1/8 Industrial ceiling light

kitchen with wall frame and metal stool

(Image credit: Future PLC /Tom Meadows)


2/8 Pale grey kitchen-diner with island unit storage

grey kitchen with fireplace and potted plant

(Image credit: Future PLC /Tom Meadows)

Rather than conventionally wrapping the units around the walls and having high as well as base units, the owners have chosen to use several freestanding pieces of furniture to create more of an open-plan space. An electric fire was ripped out to reveal the original fireplace beneath and Venetian blinds have replaced the curtains that once overshadowed the window, allowing light to stream in. 

Similar worksurfaces 

3/8 Industrial-style kitchen with Shaker cupboards

kitchen with white clock and open kitchen storage

(Image credit: Future PLC /Tom Meadows)

Exposing the brickwork, painting the walls white and whitewashing the floorboards created a background for adding lots of industrial elements, such as the metal shelving unit and railway-style clock. The pale grey units are Shaker style with black pull handles, to add to the industrial look. Black-framed newspaper cuttings create a focal point and tie in with the monochrome scheme in the rest of the room. 

Premier Range
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Le Creuset

4/8 Kitchen-diner with industrial metal shelving unit

open storage with wine glasses dish and wall clock

(Image credit: Future PLC /Tom Meadows)

The green metal shelving unit came from a garage and had previously been used to store tools. It epitomises the kitchen's industrial look and fits perfectly into the brick alcove, while the open shelves showcase the owner's crockery and glassware. Choosing kitchen accessories in neutral tones allows feature pieces like these shelves to really stand out. 

Similar shelving unit

Similar railway clock
Newgate Clocks

5/8 Monochrome kitchen-diner with island unit breakfast bar

kitchen room with staircase metal stool and white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC /Tom Meadows)

The island comprises three units with a composite worksurface on top, giving storage space on one side and seating on the other. A row of metal worker-style stools adds to the industrial look and, combined with the wooden flooring, helps to create a more textured feel in the room. The stark monochrome colour scheme is softened by clever paintwork on the staircase. 

Metal stools
Cult Furniture

6/8 Modern kitchen with restaurant-style tap and Smeg fridge

black fridge with mixer tap and glasses

(Image credit: Future PLC /Tom Meadows)

Reminiscent of a tap in a working restaurant kitchen, this rinser spray tap is stylish and functional, as well as adding an industrial edge to the scheme. The sleek Smeg fridge blends effortlessly with the industrial design and the monochrome colour palette. The bare brickwork behind the fridge really helps to show it off. 


Victorian Plumbing

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7/8 Contemporary kitchen-diner with industrial-style dining table and chalkboard wall

room with dining table chair wooden flooring and painted blackboard

(Image credit: Future PLC /Tom Meadows)

A statement wall covered in blackboard paint adds a touch of fun to the dining area. In keeping with the industrial theme in the rest of the room, the dining table is a discarded cable reel. Adding designer dining chairs keeps the look fresh and contemporary. 


Cult Furniture

Similar chalkboard paint


8/8 The kitchen-diner before the makeover…

makeover of kitchen dinner with carpet curtain and white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC /Tom Meadows)

This dark and gloomy room was opened up to create space for the new open-plan kitchen-diner. The carpet was ripped out in favour of sleek, wooden floors while the drab brown tones have given way to a meticulous monochrome scheme coupled with exposed brickwork and metallic surfaces which add interest and texture. 

Lisa Fazzani
Deputy Editor

Lisa is Deputy Editor of Style at Home magazine and regularly contributes to sister title Ideal Home. She has written about interiors for more than 25 years and about pretty much every area of the home, from shopping and decorating, crafts and DIY to real home transformations and kitchen and bathroom makeovers. Homes and interiors have always been a passion and she never tires of nosying around gorgeous homes, whether on TV, online, in print or in person.