Glass countertops are showing up in more and more homes recently, due in large part to their modern yet classic aesthetic. Glass countertops provide a distinct sense of style without drawing too much attention to themselves. They don’t stain easily, are easy to clean (non-porous surface), and are heat-resistant. Unfortunately, as we’re all aware, glass can chip and shows fingerprints and messes quite readily. (Not the easiest disadvantages to swallow when you’ve got kids around!)
While you don’t want to run your trowel over and over the same concrete mix (it will start to dry out, and your efforts at smoothing everything out will be thwarted), I found it to be a good idea to drag my trowel in the perpendicular direction after a section was covered. This helped to alleviate major trowel lines.
As far as color goes, the options are numerous and so are the ways in which you can use them. Neutrals let the countertop blend in but, if you want it to stand out, pick a vibrant color. You can also use color to match the counter to other elements in the kitchen such as an accent wall, a cabinet, etc. or use different colors to define different functions. For example, one portion of the counter can be a prep space and can have a certain color while the rest can be a breakfast area with a different color.
Step 1: Clean up existing kitchen countertops. It’s critical to begin with a clean, grease-free surface. Use your favorite cleaner to wipe everything down.
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.
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