Q&A: Industrial home
The basic principles of architecture have been built and developed for centuries. Thus, unchanging traditions have been established, which have long been established in it. As in everything else, however, even in the building art, the time has come to break the established order and rules. The popular recent expression "Traditions are not what they were" is also true for architecture. More and more designers build their style on non-standard, innovative and original ideas. Among the customers, the revolutionary and unusual taste of space is also permanently settled. The project you will see on the following pages is one of many eloquent examples of these changes. There is a predominantly cold-monochrome interior with industrial sound. Such a vision would be unthinkable until 20 years ago. The long-established principles of warmth, hospitality, and wealth of forms have been forgotten. Along with the gray, futuristic and technological age in which we live, homes are increasingly industrial and business-like. If you are among the fans of this style and want to turn your home into a modern, "cold", cleared of extra detail and color space, here are some tips on how to achieve this...
Q&A: What homes are suitable for industrial interiors?
This style is mostly applied to apartments in multi-storey modern buildings. Especially suitable for homes in reconstructed industrial and public buildings. In these cases, the vision of the interior spaces fully corresponds to the whole architectural appearance. However, if you want to be maximally unconventional and in contrast to standards, you can create such an interior in a classic house or block of flats. If the choice of housing is still forthcoming, keep in mind that sun-light areas as well as those with east and / or south exposure are unsuitable for industrial style. The rooms should be larger than the standard height (2.60 m) and the presence of visible installations such as sewer and ventilation pipes on the ceiling and the walls will further help to achieve the desired effect. Elements such as beams, steel profiles and roofings that are reminiscent of an industrial interior are welcome in this case and should not be hidden.
Q&A: Which materials are used in this type of homes?
Finishing works are the most important element in building an industrial home. Finishing materials on floors, walls and ceilings should be those used in industrial and public buildings. Cold, polished surfaces will greatly contribute to achieving the desired sensation. Self-leveling epoxy flooring as well as sanded concrete are very suitable for the floor. Of course, if you are more modest, you can always resort to the well-known ceramic tiles, keeping in mind that they are entirely in the black and white range. It is best to have a shade of gray and their surface to best mimic concrete or cement screed. Although much less often, parquet or wooden floor can also be found here. Their appearance, however, should remind of aged, raw and untreated wood. Similar are the requirements to the walls in the dwelling. Visible concrete, brick masonry and coarse paneling are the most appropriate in this case. Wallpapers, as well as ceramic tiling, are not excluded, but only if one of the above materials is successfully imitated by color and surface. There is the greatest freedom in the processing of the ceilings. Classic latex in monochrome tones is quite used. Remember that all visible structural and installation elements are advantages and should not be hidden. Ceilings with concrete, steel or wood beams, as well as cassette plates will greatly contribute to the industrial sound of the whole space. In order not to overdo the industrial and crude appearance of the surfaces, you can always bring some warmth with a precisely selected accent that contrasts with the predominant materials. Suitable for this role are wooden panels and elements, color panels, works of art, fireplaces, lighting fixtures and more.
Q&A: How to choose the furniture?
The predominant furniture must be in tune with the building materials used. Cold, gray and glossy surfaces fit best in such an interior. Here, designer furniture with simple geometric shapes must be present. A good option is the on-site visible elements of concrete - tables, counter tops, shelves, sections and more. Avoid soft textiles and accessories such as carpets, mats, blankets, tablecloths, pillows and more. Of course, it would also be good to have separate elements that will bring freshness and diversity. With their rich colors, they will balance the otherwise cold, industrial nature of your home.