Urban Loft

Urban Loft Inspired Kitchen Design With Clean, Minimalistic Lines, Neutral Colors and Natural Materials.

No longer the exclusive refuge of artists and college students, the loft has become a popular, edgy abode in metros across the globe.  Originating in Paris in the 1800s, artists established studios in old buildings with high ceilings and open spaces to accommodate the oversize paintings popular at that time.  Loft living really caught on in the 1940s in New York’s SoHo district, when struggling artists moved into abandoned warehouses, and began to idealize the multi-use space that accommodated both work and home.

Today, fashionable loft environments offer an attractive alternative to suburbia, for those who appreciate the culture and diversity of these downtown digs.  Contemporary loft environments champion the characteristic features of their early bohemian counterparts; soaring ceilings with exposed ductwork and support beams, open, airy spaces with minimal walls, vintage flooring or brickwork and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame dramatic city skylines.  Within this framework, loft style was born and has developed into its own notable design theme with clean, minimalistic lines, industrial influences, neutral or monochromatic colors and natural materials.

Urban Loft Inspired Kitchen Design With Clean, Minimalistic Lines, Neutral Colors and Natural Materials.

Alectra Cabinetry shown with “Moda” door style, vertical grain drawer fronts, in Quarter Sawn Oak with Mission finish and black painted accents. 

Door Styles, Woods & Finishes

For “Urban Loft” and Contemporary styling, consider cabinet door styles with a sleek, minimalistic design.  Both ends of the color spectrum are popular including neutral colors and natural wood grains, as well as dark cabinet finishes and monochromatic color schemes.  Materials can also include sleek laminates, textured foils and glossy acrylics.  Also consider Dura Supreme’s collection of exotic veneers for cutting-edge contemporary kitchen design. 

Alpine

HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATE
Shown in White

Camden

SOLID WOOD
Shown in Cherry, Harvest
C•M•O

Icon - Vertical

TEXTURED FOIL
Shown in Twig

Metro - Horizontal

Shown in Bamboo, Natural
B•V•W•Z

Moda - Vertical

VENEER
Shown in Maple, Natural
C•M•Q

Moderne - Vertical

Shown in Zebrawood, Natural
B•V•W•Z

Moxi - Vertical

VENEER
Shown in Cherry, Peppercorn
C•Q

Napa Panel

Shown in Quarter Sawn Oak, Cocoa Brown (with optional solid drawer front)
A•C•H•L•M•O•Q

Palo

WOOD GRAIN FOIL
Shown in Mink

Soho - Horizontal

PATTERN GLOSS FOIL
Shown in Macchiato

Tribeca

SOLID GLOSS FOIL
Shown in Ruby

Urbana - Horizontal

TEXTURED FOIL
Shown in Sea Salt

Available wood species are listed below each cabinet door style with the following key:  A = Knotty Alder, C = Cherry or Rustic Cherry, H = Hickory, L = Lyptus, M = Maple, O = Red Oak, Q = Quarter Sawn Red Oak.  Please note that all cabinet door styles can be selected with a slab (solid) drawer front option

Accent Doors

Natural and brushed metals are popular accents for loft environments.  Inspiration can be found in the raw materials of the building structure (metal, concrete, glass and stone) and used as design elements within the kitchen.

Aluminum Frame Style 2

Shown with Satin Glass

Stainless Steel Panel
Stainless Steel Slab

Design Elements

In keeping with the overall style of a modern loft space, kitchens are usually furnished with design elements in natural, yet sleek materials like stone, concrete, wood, stainless steel and glass.  Materials favor a neutral or monochramatic color palette, with occasional dramatic punches of color.  Contemporary design appeals to the urban professional and the young at heart, who appreciate the cultural diversity of a downtown dwelling or clean, simple lines.