Breaking down the walls to expose the brick in your house has become a popular aesthetic in modern homes. Unfortunately, this idea will only work if you live in an older house that actually has brick behind a newer exterior. It’s also important to remember that if you are renting, this is not a good DIY project to undertake without clear permission from the owner. However, exposing the brick walls of your home is a really great start on an industrial aesthetic. This Wiki-How on exposing your brickwork goes into a little more detail, but it is a relatively easy (although time-consuming) project to do.
There are tons of ideas and designs to build your own pipe shelves. Pinterest boards would be a good place to start for inspiration and tips. Be forewarned though: Pinterest is a rabbit hole of ideas. This blog post from Cherished Bliss has an easy design and tutorial for pipe shelving.
Sliding Barn Doors
If you have an open floor plan and are looking to try and break up space a bit, sliding barn doors may be a good touch. However, it can be a bit more expensive. If you’re on a budget, take your time to shop around or go to a Habitat ReStore. They may have doors that you can repurpose, but it is likely you will have to find the proper hardware for a sliding barn door elsewhere. The hardware for sliding barn doors is easy to install thanks to the fact that the wheels and track are exposed, which is part of its industrial look.