Recently, a friend invited me to his new apartment and I was amazed to look at all his décor. Everything seemed surreal. I asked him that it must have cost him a great deal. “It just cost me concrete, my friend,” he said smiling. I asked him for the details that I am going to share with you. While thinking of concrete, the only thing that comes to our mind is huge projects and buildings. But it is a very versatile material, in contrast. It can be molded into a variety of things from as complex as kid’s playhouse to as simple as candle holders.
Concrete is an old product but has been gaining new recognition as a DIY and crafting medium. Here are a few things made out of concrete for your home.
Mention concrete and you conjure images of huge grey urban spaces, industrial sites, and cement mixers. What people don’t think to realize is that concrete is actually an incredibly versatile material. It can be used in tiny or large amounts, it will fit any mold you have and if mixed correctly it will last a lifetime. What’s more is that you can easily buy bags of ready-mix concrete from any good hardware store across the country. And the benefits of concrete don’t stop there. It’s both cheaper and easier than you’d imagine. A pre-mix bag that makes 60lb sells for around $7 and all you need to do is add water and stir.
The beauty of concrete DIY projects lies in the raw, textured touch and modern appeal suitable for both interior and exterior look. With concrete, you can shape objects however you want quite easily. Most people think concrete is used just for building and big projects only. Concrete is a very versatile material that can be used for kitchen tools, garden items, and the entire household. Now, if Modern DIY concrete projects are on your to-do list, then be prepared to get your hands dirty.
In the ever-changing and evolving world of home improvement, it can be difficult keeping up with the latest trends.
One of my own personal favorites right now is the trend towards the use of concrete for both indoor and outdoor furniture as well as a whole range of other surfaces. There is something so stylish, sleek and ultimately modern about awesome furniture that’s been made of concrete.