A Concrete Plan for Your Home

Concrete fits in to everyone’s decorating scheme… outside, on the patio. Right?

Wrong! Concrete has steadily moved its way indoors. While it’s most often found in industrial decor, it works with virtually all styles and colors.

It’s migrated to kitchen counters, touted for its heavy-duty properties and indestructible properties. And not as ugly gray cinderblock tops, but frequently in custom colors or mixed with recycled glass for an eye-poppingly unique surface.

Besides for counters, concrete can also be used on ceilings, floors, backsplashes, and even sinks.

Kitchen by David Hertz & Studio of Environmental Architecture
Kitchen by Robert Mills Architects and Interior Designers
Native Trails NativeStone Pozo Bar & Prep Sink
Kitchen by Mindful Designs, Inc.
Native Trails NativeStone Ventana Bar & Prep Sink
Kitchen by Urban Home

(Love the sidewalk chalk properties of rough concrete!)

Kitchen by Leicht Westchester Kitchens
Native Trails NativeStone Concrete Farmhouse Kitchen Sink
Kitchen by Green Goods

And it’s not just for the kitchen; find it in the bathroom (sinks, counters, walls, even tubs!):

Bathroom by Kariouk Associates
Bathroom by Baldinger Studio
Bathroom by Quezada Architecture
Bathroom by Fougeron Architecture FAIA

Try it in a modern living room – a concrete fireplace surround, accent wall, flooring, or lamp:

Living Room by David Hertz & Studio of Environmental Architecture
Living Room by Arcanum Architecture
Living Room by Uptic Studios
Living Room by Jasmine McClelland Design
Vibia Wind Floor Lamp
Living Room by elaine richardson architect
Living Room by Pennington Phillips

It can even be worked into more formal spaces, like the dining room:

Dining Room by Novell Design Build
Dining Room by First Light Studio
Dining Room by Delson or Sherman Architects pc
Dining Room by NEW THEME Inc.
Dining Room by LevEco Architects

While the bedroom doesn’t seem like the best place for concrete, it works! (Admittedly in fairly masculine and/or industrial spaces, that is.)

Bedroom by Freestyle Joinery P/L

Warm up polished concrete floors with a big fluffy rug:

Bedroom by Cooper Joseph Studio
Photo credit: Joshua Lawrence Studios INC

Or get the cool without the cold: try concrete wallpaper:

Bedroom by Michelle Chaplin Interiors

Work it in around the house in various interesting places:

Living Room by AR Design Studio Ltd
Living Room by Nobbs Radford Architects
Bathroom by BattersbyHowat Architects
Kitchen by BattersbyHowat Architects

Or move it back outside, but don’t relegate it to the front path:

Exterior by Porebski Architects
Exterior by Nixon Tulloch Fortey Architecture
Exterior by Cornerstone Architects
Blaze Makoid Architecture
Talk about a solid foundation!

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