Incorporating Steampunk Design Elements in Your Kitchen

You are looking to redesign your kitchen, and this time around you want to make it unique, creative, and a work of art. While it might sound like a lofty goal, it is not as complicated as you might think, especially if you incorporate unique design styles, in this case the trend known as Steampunk. The Steampunk style is a blanket term for designs from the late 1800’s with a lot of creative freedom of current ideas and technologies. Steampunk can encompass anything, including writing styles, clothing, household item designs, and home decoration. For a more intensive look at the broad spectrum of Steampunk, check out You can even find tables and living room furnishings that fit the Steampunk aesthetic at normal furniture stores. You can find many more examples of this style online in furniture, clothing, music, and more. The results might amaze you. A general view of Steampunk, for the sake of this article, is that it is a genre that focuses on anything that looks like it came from the Victorian-era. Whether it actually did come from the past is irrelevant and that is the beauty of Steampunk, it is a style that lets you be as creative as you want.

When you are looking at Steampunk décor and furnishings in your kitchen, the first words that should come to mind are brass, iron, and copper. All metals are timeless, because metal has been used throughout human history for tools and building materials. However, Steampunk decorating has a special affinity to metals because of the fascination with steam engines, boilers, and pipes, all of which are usually key elements in the Steampunk style, and are made out of metal. Think of how unique brass flashing around your kitchen would look, or how impressive a full set of cast iron skillets hanging in your new kitchen would be. And when you start thinking about a Steampunk kitchen, you should think about getting a copper sink.

Copper sinks are a perfect fit for a Steampunk kitchen because they are made of copper, can be found in old styles, and are naturally bacterial resistant. It’s true, the patina in a copper sink, the phenomenon that changes the color of copper, provides a natural anti-bacterial coating. A copper sink is one of the main focuses in a Steampunk kitchen because the sink is generally one of the most used fixtures in the room. One style of kitchen sink that exemplifies the Steampunk aesthetic is the farmhouse sink. Copper farmhouse sinks hold the charm of Steampunk because they exhibit an old sink design and are made of copper. A copper sink in the farmhouse style looks like it could have come from a kitchen in the 1800’s and is the perfect sink for a Steampunk kitchen.