Fill Out The Space
Once your counters are squared away, the real fun starts. “Concrete-look counters go with so many other materials,” Zinnecker says. That means you can mix and match freely, incorporating any other materials you think will add to the design. For starters, “If you want the counter to appear more minimal, you can go with a simple white tile backsplash,” she suggests. “If you want it to feel more sophisticated, do a modern tile and a fun Schluter edge. If you want a pop, add a patterned cement tile to bring in some color.”
Essentially, the sky’s the limit when it comes to what you can pair with the stuff. “Since concrete quartz has such a natural look, there are very few other materials it doesn’t work with. Marble, butcher block, shiplap—bring in any of these textures and it will only make the concrete quartz counter better.”
As for her advice on how to choose other items in your kitchen like lighting fixtures, cabinetry, and appliances, Zinnecker says “you need to make sure you stay focused on the aesthetic you want in the space. If you are going for the sleek style, then perhaps you choose stainless steel, clean-lined pieces. If you want the more traditional look, bring in some painted cabinets, colors, and warm woods. If you want a bit of edge, then do a hit of color on the cabinets and brass fixtures.”
Let Your Countertops Shine
More than anything, Zinnecker’s expertise in decorating with concrete quartz has led her to the conclusion that sometimes, less is more. “Don’t over-design the space to balance out the natural feel of the countertop,” she says. You want to keep things intentional. “Add a pop, but don’t add too many. You want your eye to be able to rest in a space and not be overwhelmed with too many design ‘moments.’” That way, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your well-designed kitchen.
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