It’s true that industrial styling is a finish that’s most definitely in and what’s more if done right it can give your home a real wow factor. Homes with bold metal structural elements, cafes with an industrial edge, and offices with the emphasis on less is more offer an exciting cutting-edge finish that’s about as contemporary as it gets. With this in mind, just how do you introduce metal into your home without it costing you the earth?
Metal wall coverings,
A great way to give your home that sleek industrial look is to cover a feature wall in metal. If you go to a specialist supplier this can be expensive. However to achieve that sleek stainless steel finish on your walls it doesn’t have to cost you the earth if you know where to look. Fabrication shops for example will usually have metal off-cuts which can be bought for a snip. You may also want to check out reclamation yards where if you’re in the right place at the right time, you can pick up a real bargain.
Embracing old metal parts
They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and this is true of old industrial machine parts. How about making a feature of an old giant metal wheel by mounting it in pride of place on your wall. Or what about utilising and re-purposing wrought iron in the form of a standard lamp, The point is that this type of styling can be achieved for next to nothing. With a little creative license and a touch of know-how you can introduce elements of the industrial look into your home for a real snip.
Re-purposing old metal materials
With a little bit of work why not look at re-purposing old metal parts into your everyday living space. For example old rusty metal frames could be re-purposed into a kitchen island with the addition of a counter top. You could even mount it on casters to make it fully mobile. An old filing cabinet can be up-cycled into a funky coffee table with a bit of imagination. In fact virtually anything can be re-purposed into something useful if you possess the smallest modicum of creative vision.
Adding metal detailing
Adding simple metal detailing to existing fittings and furniture is a great way to industrialise your home. Take your bed for example. How about constructing a simple metal frame canopy. A skilled metal fabricator will be able to do this easily and what’s more it’ll probably cost you less than you think.
Metal centre piece
Finally one more idea that can transform a room or an outside space is to consider a metal structural centre piece. Whether it’s a stand alone metal sculpture, or a large metal wall-mounted metal piece it can really transform a room or outside space. Okay so it mightn’t be the cheapest option on this list, but you only need one single item. One tip is to make sure it’s large enough to stand out, then it’s sure to evoke that wow factor you’re after.
If you would like to enlist the help of a metal fabricator then look no further than Metro Steel. Our skilled team can turn our hands to anything and we can be as creative or as simple as you want us to be. If you’d like a free, no obligation quote or would simply like us to tell you how we can help you contact us directly on 07 3204 1000. Alternatively if you’re in the Deception Bay area of Brisbane, then why not pop in and talk to us. We look forward to hearing your ideas.