Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My first concrete job

My very first concrete countertop job was a break from what I was used to.  It was a style I was unfamiliar with.  It involved Crushed glass, seashells and exposed aggregate being ground and polished to a beautifully smooth surface.  It was a challenge I looked forward to as I always do!  Challenges are what keep the creative going, a break from the mundane.  A chance to try something new.  This job posed a lot of hurdles to overcome but was an extremely rewarding project.

The clients gave me creative control (a bonus for all party's involved).   When the client cries upon install, it is a good sign.  If it's not we have more to talk about.  

 In all there were some 30 seashells exposed as well as countless pieces of glass and aggregate.  Cast in a soft green, these countertops accentuated the entire kitchen.  With both peninsula pieces being over 7' long with 10" of overhang this kitchen was designed for entertaining.  Coupled with the glass tile added after, the whole  kitchen was brought together.  And shortly after completion the concrete craftsman was invited to the party to celebrate the beautiful new kitchen.  A great project to be involved with!

If you are ready for a kitchen redo or its time to spice up your home or bath, give concrete craftsman a call to discuss your ideas.  

Capitola concrete countertops
Exposed seashells and aggregate

Paul Neall
(831) 713-9598


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