There are a multitude of ways you can use concrete in your home. In the past, concrete was mainly used for warehouses and industrial buildings. Now, it has become a high-end building material, as well as a modern addition to the interior of a home. From countertops to flooring, concrete can add a touch of modernism to any home with the right design components. It has exploded in the last 5 years. It is being used in portable USB’s, furniture, lighting fixtures, and a variety of other products, yielding extremely unique concepts and designs. It has the potential to turn the home into a minimal, abstract work of art.
Let’s take a look at 5 ways you can use concrete in your home:
A concrete kitchen countertop can be a great way to use concrete in your home. It has an authentically industrial look that looks worn in. When the surface is polished with a light coat of glaze, it can look extremely high-end and can be an ideal work surface for chefs. It stays cool, so you don’t have to worry about placing hot pots or pans on it. Even if it cracks, the cracks would most likely be incredibly small, and since it is in the kitchen (a low traffic, low weight area), it will only add to the charm.
A concrete fire pit outdoors will effortlessly blend into the natural surroundings of a backyard, without looking too fake or manmade. A great plus to going this route is not having to worry about fire hazards – you can light a fire every night and know you and your family are safe.
When it comes to bathtubs, we’re used to seeing the usual designs from the usual materials. But what about using concrete to incorporate a minimal and highly modern look? Keep in mind, the bathtub needs to be polished in order for it to not be porous and absorb water.
There are so many advantages to having concrete floors. They’re sustainable, easy to maintain, affordable and can live a long life. If you crave the artist’s loft look, concrete is your material. Pair it with exposed brick and you’ve got yourself a beautifully modern and artistic living space.
You can easily do DIY concrete accents for your home, like lamps, candle holders and coat hooks. It’s as easy as buying a concrete kit at your local hardware store. You can also use concrete blocks to make flower pots in your backyard or stack them to make seating, with soft pillows on top.
There are so many things you can do with concrete in your home, and many ways you can use it as the main part of a room or apartment. If you need advice on using concrete in your home, contact Richmond Blacktop. We’re always happy to help you, whether its with bigger projects like driveway paving or simply to answer your questions.