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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.