I've always loved the look of concrete countertops but am, admittedly, a bit intimidated by the intense mold making/concrete casting/everything-could-go-horribly-wrong aspects of the usual DIY approach. So when I stumbled across this DIY concrete countertop alternative, my jaw dropped. IT'S SO EASY.
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I love a good industrial kitchen and have always dreamed of stainless steel or concrete countertops. It's almost ironic that these sorts of looks can get really expensive really fast. So when I came across this do-it-yourself project for concrete counters I couldn't help but feel a little giddy inside.
This month we at the Curb honor the almighty kitchen. Why the adoration? Because, besides oftentimes making or breaking a real estate transaction, they are also the heart of the home. They deserve special attention and, yes, some investment on our parts. Investment, however, doesn't have to mean expensive. Oh, no, no, no. In this jam-packed cabinet and countertop makeover roundup, the budgets are super small but the impact is super big! (Befores to the left; afters on the right where applicable.)
Our first idea comes from
If you liked the tiled penny floor idea, then you'll love Michael's penny countertop. He says the project was quite easy and took approximately 6 to 8 hours to complete. He used about $77 in pennies, which, including his
Plywood. It's good for nearly everything, including the kitchen counter. This how-to article from This Old House describes this easy, and significantly inexpensive option (could be less than $1 a square foot). The best part is, you don't even have to remove the old countertop to install it. Sure, it may not by high end exotic hardwood slabs, but it beats the pants off 80s pink or 90s hunter green laminate.
Bamboo is the man. This renewable material has found its way into flooring, cutting boards, serving bowls, furniture, car interiors, and now...bamboo countertops.
Totally Bamboo offers countertops in 1 1/2" thicknesses and in both side grain and endgrain surfaces.