By Elisamarie Lefebvre. Kitchen Cabinet. At Tuesday, August 27th 2019, 10:49:35 AM.
Do not let the connotation of industrial turn you off. It can look totally elegant and clean (start with some fresh flowers on your island), and a stainless steel backsplash will take all those oil splatters like a pro.
As for the fixtures and appliances, some models are preferred. An under-mount sink is preferred to a drop-in model because it’s more practical and hygienic. Stainless steel appliances are usually chosen and they also usually feature similar finishes and designs. This detail helps with the overall décor that needs to be minimalist but still cohesive and stylish. But to better understand this style and to also find some inspiration for future projects, we have prepared a series of examples.
We love the use of the decorative lighting in this small yet bright kitchen. While inset can lights could have been used, the pendants add such a nice touch.
There are several types of stains to choose from. There are oil-based and water-based stains, gel stains, and stain/sealer in-one formulas. Oil-based stains penetrate the wood without raising the grain but carry a strong odor. Instead, you may choose a water-based stain. They’re eco-friendlier and offer easy soap-and-water cleanup. They do often require light sanding to minimize raising the grain.