Leading the concrete craze is concrete counter tops.  Designing with concrete counter tops outdoors as well as indoors is very popular, mostly due to its easy maintenance, durability, and vast design flexibility.

Concrete Counter Tops and Outdoor Kitchens
Concrete for counter tops is the number one material because it is both highly functional as well as beautifully decorative.

If you are for taking cooking and entertaining outdoors, this is for you. Backyard kitchens with concrete counter tops, sinks, bars and storage areas are all the rage and add tons of value to your home. Just have a lone charcoal or propane grill? Hardly go in the backyard anymore? Then upgrade to the outdoor kitchen! It will steal the spotlight and become the main focal point of your backyard.  Nowadays outdoor kitchens are your summer replacement for the indoor kitchen and far more sophisticated than a simple charcoal grill.

Moving indoors, you can custom create the heart of your home with concrete counter tops, whether your kitchen is large or small. It's well known by now that concrete has become a material that homeowners and designers are requesting and weaving into their homes, offices, retail outlets, restaurants, etc., in the most amazing ways. Concrete counter tops are a warm natural looking material that works perfectly with other materials like wood, stone, and brick.

Concrete staining, coloring pigments, various aggregates, and epoxy coatings can give concrete counter tops the look, texture, and feel of quarried stone such as marble, granite, and limestone. Concrete counter tops have subtle variations in texture and color, which most people think add to its beauty. Each concrete counter top is handcast so none will be exactly identical. Concrete counter tops are the most custom counter top option because they are made from scratch for every order. To make sure concrete countertops is right choice for you, you should consider these things:

    You appreciate high-quality items that are hand crafted
    You want something personalized
    Granite is too shiny, or too common
    Synthetic counter top materials look and feel like plastic
    You want something that has character and looks natural
    You want a color or visual texture that's really different than other counter top materials

If so, concrete counter tops may be right for you.