Using the smaller putty knife, spread concrete on the edges of the countertop. I found it best to strive for thick coverage on all corners (like the corner between the countertop’s top surface and the sides) and the edges, because this can be sanded smooth. It’s easier to sand smooth when you have a little extra concrete to begin with.
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.
The past couple of years have seen a distinct trend toward the in the home, and kitchen countertops are no exception. Concrete countertops are durable and, if sealed correctly, are pretty scratch- and heat-resistant. They can be customized for shape, color, and texture, which is a bonus. Concrete countertops are particularly heavy, however, so require substantial support by lower cabinetry; they also can be stained and/or damaged by acidic substances (think lemon juice).
Not all counters are alikeIf you want a multi-height counter, you can differentiate the functions by using different materials or colorsThere are various different ways of making multi-height counters workL-shaped designs are a practical option and they also help delineate the functions in the roomThe height of the counter often also dictates the distance between the counter and upper cabinets.
A bar-height table work well in combination with bar stools but is not the most comfortable option for a breakfast nook or table. A counter placed at a lower height brings down the eating area to a more comfortable level and can be used in combination with regular dining chairs.
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