In this example, I transformed my tired, scratched, bumpy laminate countertops into contemporary concrete with an industrial vibe. Here is a “before” photo: Ready to get started on your own concrete kitchen countertop transformation? Here’s how to make concrete countertops.
Premade cabinets are designed for standard height so keep that in mind when planning the design of your kitchenMulti-height counters can be incorporated in the design of a custom kitchen islandChoose the height of the counter based on the height of those using it most often or based on the purpose it will serve.
Lesser known but becoming more popular recently, lava stone is a dramatic and beautiful choice for countertops. Available in matte or highly glossy sheens and a wide variety of color options, lava stone can be customized to fit any style of kitchen.
Here’s how you can figure out the right height for each area: prep surfaces need to be 3”-4” below the elbow so you can easily and comfortably chop, slice and dice. The cooking surfaces need to be 5”-6” below the elbow to avoid splashing hot oil at face level. Then there are also the low-level surfaces such as the area you use for rolling dough or kneading bread. These should be 8” below the elbow.
Carefully stir up your mixture, being careful to keep the powder-dust down and not splash your powder everywhere. (This is the voice of experience speaking.) Ideally, you want a consistency not unlike peanut butter, where the concrete will stick to your putty knife (or trowel) when it’s held up vertical.
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