by Eddie Lee
Welcome to the third installment of my renovation blog. We’ve talked overall design and plumbing – now onto kitchen countertops and bathroom walls!
Living in what was originally a garage, I’m going for a modern industrial look. My favorite counters for an industrial style are concrete - but I’ve used them for clients and I’ve learned the hard way that unless you’re meticulous with wiping up messes and don’t mind regular cleaning and sealing, concrete counters can soak up every spill. I love cooking and entertaining so more often than not my counters are covered with pasta and olive oil or margarita mix and cut limes - stains waiting to happen!
I looked for alternates and was about to settle for my “go to” granite – honed black absolute – but then I discovered the new concretes from Caesarstone and was blown away. There are three color ways – Fresh Concrete, Sleek Concrete, and Raw Concrete. They all look like real poured concrete, with a warm honed finish to them. Not too slick and with great depth and variation. And best of all – they’re Caesarstone so they’re pretty much indestructible! Perfect for people like me who really use their kitchen counters and don’t want to have to chase every spill.