Finishing, renovation and decor in High-tech style

Ceiling

The ceiling does not need complicated design. You may just align it and paint in white.

Suspended or false ceiling is the most common ceiling finishing in hi-tech style. The only minus here is that you will lose 4-5 inches of height.

When you choose suspended ceiling, give preference to PVC films, instead of fabric linen. The glossy ceiling reflects the light better and adds more volume to the space.

Ceiling

Unlike the other styles, high-tech has two-level ceiling structures, cuts and niches for built-in lighting, which fit the style perfectly. In the kitchen-studio combined with living room, such ceiling masks the wiring and zones the space.

Walls

The walls design is neutral as most. The surface is smooth, flat, solid. Color palette includes all shades of white, beige, and gray.

Accent wall can be dark, as it will add the depth to the kitchen. In addition, 3D panels of MDF, plaster or polyurethane look impressive.

Walls

The best choice for walls is latex paint and decorative plaster in imitation of concrete or stone.

Plaster with slight pearl effect visually makes small kitchen larger, and makes lighter a poorly lit room.

Interesting information about simular styles - kitchen decoration in scandinavian style and in Mediterranean kitchen.

When you choose wallpaper, you would better buy solid colored or paintable one. The gluing wallpaper with light texture is a cheap replacement of decorative plaster.

Floor

The best choice here is matte or polished porcelain and ceramic tiles in imitation of stone, concrete or metal.

The floor looks well with moisture resistant laminate in imitation of stone or tile. Look close at this finishing if you want to make the same floor in both kitchen and living room. However, heterogeneous flooring in small studio-flat will only break up the space.

Floor

Self-leveling floors (plain or matching concrete and stone) will perfectly fit the high-tech style.

If you want to soften technologically advanced kitchen-living room design, than lay engineering/parquet boards or a good laminate on the floor. You can use granite wood in the kitchen working area.

Kitchen "backsplash”

The backsplash design in high-tech kitchen is strict and minimalistic.

The wallboard is perfectly flat, smooth and empty: no rails and small kitchen utensils.

Backsplash made of tempered glass looks great. You would better choose transparent glass or painted in a neutral color matching your interior.

Kitchen "backsplash”

The most practical option is thin porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles: smooth, textured, embossed, mosaic.

The cheapest backsplash is made of MDF with plastic finishing: it can imitate wood, stone and concrete.

A metal mosaic or stainless steel panel adds stylish brutality in the tech interior.

You may also do "concrete" backsplash of plaster (look for the cover Art-concrete").

Lighting and lamps

Led strip (LED backlight) is almost mandatory element of kitchen-living room in high-tech style. You can change color by your mood: the kitchen will look completely different.

This photo is an example of how the colored light transforms white kitchen in high-tech style with countertop and built-in hood:

Lamps in hi-tech style are easily distinguished by their unusual form, "cosmic" design and materials — glass and metal.

Lighting and lamps

For general lighting of kitchen and living room, you may use spotlights (flush or surface mounted), lights on the roof tires and ceiling soffits.

Instead of cozy wall lamps you may use wall light with techno design.

Do not forget to hang a ceiling chandelier or a couple of pendant lamps above the dining table.

Curtains

Curtains design is the most simple, discreet and concise. The design of the window in high-tech interior should not be evident.

The most important thing when you choose curtains is their functionality. They should not have any drapes, valances and tie backs.

Best suited invisible blinds or horizontal blinds (aluminum, plastic or wood).

Laconic Roman blinds will fit the kitchen interior well.

Severity of high-tech style in the kitchen-studio combined with living room may be soften by Roman blinds, straight curtains, thread-curtains, or smooth tulle-veil.

Choose fabrics for curtains that do not give lush folds: linen, faux silk, modern blended fabrics with protective Teflon impregnation.

The fabric is definitely smooth, without any pattern. The colors should match tone of the walls, floors or kitchen set facades: white, black, grey, beige, metallic.

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Decor

Interior design in hi-tech style involves minimum accessories or absolute lack thereof. If you do not like bare walls, you may hang abstract painting, black and white photo, simple poster or a watch with a technological design above the dining table. Place a stylish set of knives or a juicer with futuristic design on the countertop; put vase for fruits, stylish saltshaker or pepper mill on the table.

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