Monday, 24 November 2014
Modern Contemporary Concrete Kitchen with Waterfall Countertop - made in Kelowna BC Canada, by MODE CONCRETE
We created all of the the concrete in this kitchen, from the backsplash and to the oversized apron farmers sink. We hand stained and painted these long tiles and then applied to wall (application is similar to tile). We wanted to combine the elements of both concrete and wood, and imprinted the long concrete tiles with wood grain. The concrete surface that goes from the countertop up to the cupboards is incredibly durable, waterproof and all of our treated concrete surfaces are easy to keep clean and germ free.
And's let talk about this brilliant innovation. With concrete we can literally imprint anything or customize in any way... like this built-in draining board that is sloped and drains into the concrete sink. Brilliant and functional on so many levels.
Mode Concrete loves to use bold colors to punctuate raw concrete. We thought this bright oriental orange would be a lovely contrast against the grey bare concrete. Color blocking is a great way to punch up architectural angles or just add some personality to raw concrete elements. We also overextended the surface of the countertop, added a waterfall edge and voila... we were able to create this breakfast bar and make some extra livable space in this kitchen.
Waterfall counters (also known as risers) have been THE trend in kitchens all over the world lately, both for their stylistic appeal and long-term durability when compared to other materials. When extended to the floor this countertop instantly looks more modern, clean and high-end. We love the look of this waterfall edge and created a plank form looking waterfall edge to match the backsplash and countertop elements.
MODE CONCRETE specializes in creating custom concrete countertops and we can customize the concrete in a multitude of ways, to perfectly fit within your space. As for cleaning and maintaining, like most countertops, a mild soap and a cloth are all that should be used for routine cleanup. Be sure to avoid harsh cleansers or anything abrasive.
We also can assist you refinishing or maintaining your existing concrete countertop, concrete floors and any decorative concrete surface. Contact us today for more details on our services.