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Published on 11/12/2019

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6 ways to use concrete as a design feature in your home

Equal parts durable and beautiful. - by Laura Barry


 

 

6 ways to use concrete as a design feature in your home

 

Source : Better Homes and Gardens

Equal parts durable and beautiful. - by 

 

While many people think of concrete as being suitable only for industrial-themed homes and spaces, the truth is that concrete is an almost indestructible building material that makes a bold style statement when used within the home. Here are 6 ways you can use concrete as a design feature in your home.

 

1. Kitchen island

 

Be bold and have your kitchen island constructed out of concrete. Although easy to maintain, concrete is a porous surface and decorative surfaces and joints should be sealed against water, spills should be wiped up quickly and cracks repaired straight away should they appear.

Photo from arnoldskitchens.co.uk
Bespoke Kitchens & Concrete Worktops - Arnold's Kitchens79haifa alajmiInteriors

 

2. Benchtops

 

Concrete benchtops looks beautiful when paired with minimal, Scandinavian, rustic or industrial-themed homes, and are exactly the type of durable material required for a working kitchen. The best way to clean concrete benchtops s with warm water and dishwashing liquid, add a touch of baking soda for stubborn stains, but avoid vinegar as this can damage concrete.

Photo from : flashconcrete.co.nz Concrete Benchtops - Flash Concrete

 

3. Bathroom Vanities

 

Pale grey concrete bathroom vanities prove this once-brutalist material can look sleek and contemporary when used the right way. The best part? concrete can be cast in any shape you like.

 

Photo from m.domino.com

 

4. Walls

 

So simple, yet so beautiful, concrete walls can be a cost-effective building decision that requires very little maintenance. Concrete is also easy to clean, fire and flood resistant.

From photowall.com

 

5. Flooring

 

It may be surprising, but using concrete walls and flooring for the interior of your home can make a space feel lighter, brighter and bigger. Concrete is also similarly priced to timber floors, but is more robust and suitable to high-traffic rooms

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From flashconcrete.co.nz

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Microtopping Floor & Concrete Benchtop

 

6. Furniture and homewares

 

Photo from Etsy

 

So sleek an so chic, concrete furniture and homewares are a timeless decoration choice.

A handmade, concrete side table. Every table has its own unique surface detail. We believe in the raw beauty of concrete and are not interested in trying to work against its natural materiality. Therefore, our products celebrate the natural beauty of concrete: its rich the occasional trapped air bubbles; the tonal variations.

 

Laura Barry is a writer, bookworm and interior design enthusiast with a love for reporting on all things homes, travel and lifestyle. When not tapping away at her keyboard, Laura can be found making endless cups of tea or perusing the shelves of Sydney’s many bookstores.

 

 

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