A trend that spans design styles from coastal to industrial, concrete is taking off as a coveted material for homeowners to use for kitchen countertops and beyond. It is relatively easy to self-install, less expensive than its stone counterparts, and makes a stylish statement in any kitchen.
We’ve gathered 12 stunning kitchens with concrete countertops that will inspire you to get mixing ASAP. Scroll on to see some of our favorite examples of this trend.
Cozy Cabin in the Woods
This pint-sized kitchen looks incredible with the accompanying concrete countertops. Rustic open shelving perfectly balances the industrial look of the concrete, and the gray brick backsplash ties the space together.
As concrete is a strong statement material, balance the look with softer elements like natural woods and warm metals.
Gorgeous Concrete Look-Alike
Don’t be fooled—though this gorgeous countertop looks like concrete, it is actually a more durable lookalike stone known as Pietra Cordosa sourced from Italy. Owner Jamie Gernert loves the look of concrete but wanted to invest in a more durable material.
“With our island being more of a focal point and cooking space, I wanted it to feel like a custom furniture piece rather than cabinetry,” Gernert said. “This particular stone is the sandstone family, and since it's a natural material, it already comes with neat imperfections and movement.”
It's recommended that you seal the stone prior to installation and then using a gentle PH cleanser after every use.
Front and Center
This island is the star and center of attention in this light-filled kitchen. It’s naturalistic finish complements the jute runner and touches of green in the space. The best part? The owners of this island completed this project all by themselves.
"What I love most about our island is that we did it ourselves and saved so much money," designer Gem Sears said. "I’ve always loved concrete: the look, the feel, the texture and the rawness of it. It’s strong and durable but looks amazing. Not one other person anywhere has the same benchtop as us, and I love that it’s totally unique."
Concrete in Copenhagen
Interior specialist Puk Munch Sjeldan has no regrets about installing the concrete countertop in her minimalist Copenhagen kitchen.
“We hired a flooring company to cast the concrete kitchen counter on-site, and it was far from an easy process with them” Sjeldan said. “It took forever to get it right, but in the end, it was all worth it. We love it so much today—and it just gets more and more beautiful with time.”
April of Sweet Kentucky Holler loves the way her concrete countertops look in her farmhouse kitchen—and how easy they were to install.
“We made our concrete countertops ourselves using supplies from zcounterform,” she said. “We love the durability and rustic feel of the concrete counters and we were able to make them with no concrete experience.”
This minimal and industrial kitchen is the perfect home for concrete countertops—and their matching backsplash.
“I always wanted a concrete countertop,” blogger Suus of Thuis Bij Suus said. “When we bought this house and had to renovate the kitchen, a concrete countertop was our first must-have. We haven't regretted it for a second so far. The concrete becomes more beautiful over the years and it gets its own charms.”