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5 Modern Concrete Counters To Inspire Your Dream Kitchen

by Grace Bonney


Soapstone has always been my dream counter material of choice, but after seeing concrete pop up in more and more modern homes, it’s become something of a fascination of mine. I’m always afraid I’ll whack my arm on it and hurt myself (I know, I worry too much), but seeing it in these beautiful modern homes — especially against bright paint colors (above) — makes me rethink this industrial material. Need some inspiration for a concrete project? Check out five of my favorites from kitchens we love. xo, grace

Image above: Sealed concrete counters at the Lokal Hotel in Philadelphia come to life when set against a bold blue paint. 


This traditional North Carolina home’s kitchen got a modern makeover courtesy of concrete countertops and white subway tile. 


This Iowa home’s concrete counters get some added warmth from plants and blue paint on the upper and lower cabinets.


I love the contrast of concrete and metal in the Napa Valley, California home of Dave Allen.


This minimal Texas home gave its kitchen a facelift, complete with durable concrete counters.


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