It's time for the pepto-bismol pink & black 1950's master bath to go! There's an overdue bathroom renovation in our future (near or distant future, depending on if you're talking to me or my husband.) The idea of using concrete is very appealing to me and these images have caught my eye.
sink by Concrete Concepts & Design for Smith & Hawken in Mill Valley, CA. it's so sculptural.
love this finish. sink by BNS Fabrications in Desoto, MO
more industrial than I'm looking for but I love the extended ledge. by Stone Soup Concrete
side-by-side trough sink by Stone Soup Concrete
ingenious towel bar by Liquid Stone Designs
In terms of color, I'm interested in something reminiscent of sand, although concrete can be made in a range of beautiful colors. First three color examples from Concrete Concepts and Design. Second two from Buddy Rhodes:
hand trowel finish by Buddy Rhodes
integrated sink in wet bar by Stone Soup Concrete
impressive island by Stone Soup Concrete
integrated trivet and drainboard by Concrete Habitat
concrete can look classic. counters above and below by Concrete Canvas
you couldn't do that with granite or marble. this inventive counter by Pourfolio Custom Concrete
Concrete counters are custom crafted and can be created to reveal a uniform, highly polished look or a rustic, more industrial feel. Three terms related to finish pop-up: towel, ground or pressed. Like marble and granite, concrete can stain and needs to be treated to protect its finish. I love the warm look and feel of concrete and have noticed it appearing in retail stores. It's Concrete, based in Hayward, CA, has a great FAQ page, with an overview of the fabrication process too. O.K. - I think working on this blog has just about convinced me to go with concrete! I'd love to hear if you have any opinions on or experiences with concrete counters.
Buddy Rhodes concrete trained artisans
Cheng Concrete Exchange