Emerging Home Trends is something everyone who is renting or owning pays attention to. We have all watched those home improvement shows, and you get a sense of new or emerging home design trends to refreshen up a tired space. First, saw everything was granite counter tops in kitchens, and then it was quartz. The latest design trend is concrete countertops its a fairly affordable option compared to other materials and offers few negatives. Here are the pros to installing concrete countertops in your next kitchen or bathroom.
Unique look and feel. One can really personalize it offering it texture or color.
Easy to maintain and clean as long as they have been installed and sealed properly
Durability- Concrete is very durable there is a reason we find it on our roads. It can last for many years, but when you want to remove it just know it won’t be leaving so easy and will require a team of folks to remove the countertop.
Styling options- Concrete offers many options when it comes to style. You can have a concrete look like granite or marble or even bring other materials like glass into the look. You can make it feel very cold or warm depending what color and what other materials you want to add from seashells to the glass.
Installation issues can happen if you don’t make sure that your cabinets can hold the weight. Also, there is the mess factor if you opt to have the concrete poured in place. You could have the concrete poured off-site and have them delivered but then you have to be able to lift them and put them in place and that could be a very heavy job.
Cracks Non-structural hairline cracks occur in nearly all poured in place concrete countertops. An expert Installer will try to minimize those cracks but can’t prevent them from happening. It may not be something you notice, but it will happen
Heat Sensitivity if you place a hot pan or pot directly onto concrete countertops it could damage the top and the sealant
Staining if you don’t clean up after a spill right away you will find whatever your spill will stain your concrete countertops especially things like wine, lemon juice. It is recommended that you reseal your concrete countertops every three years
Cutting It is not recommended that you cut directly on your countertops with a knife. The reason why the knife and break up the sealant
Whenever you make changes of your home besides talking to contractors that have the know-how is important, but you also want to remember every trend has a shelf life, and you might love it, but when you go to sell your future buyer might not love it. If you would like to be put in contact with a contractor that can change the look and feel of your home or wondering how the to resell value would be if you were going to sell or even rent after putting some work in then please contact me.