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Concrete Countertops Feature Custom Farmhouse SinkProject submitted by Chris Frazer, DC Custom Concrete, San Diego
This farmhouse-style sink and matching concrete countertops feature clean lines and silver-gray color tones to complement the homeowner’s modern decor.
The sink is completely seamless and cast integrally with the matching concrete countertops. It features a unique slanted front to give it design interest and make it more accessible.
On the opposite side of the sink, the countertop extends into the living area to create room for seating. The surface is protected with an acrylic water-based sealer in a satin finish.
A hollow facade made of concrete panels hides the plumbing for the home’s cascading water feature. The panels had to align perfectly to create continuity.
These homeowners in La Jolla, Calif., have a sink almost too attractive for dirty dishes, even though it’s built for such mundane drudgery. Not only is this farmhouse-style sink completely seamless, cast integrally with the matching concrete countertops, it also has a unique slanted front to make it more accessible.
“The owners wanted a design with modern, clean lines; simple and strong,” says Chris Frazer of DC Custom Concrete, who enjoys the challenge of creating one-of-a-kind pieces for his clients.
When standing in front of the sink, the homeowners can face the living area and take in the dramatic view from the large expanse of windows. On the opposite side of the sink, the countertop extends out from the base to create room for seating. Frazer made the sink and countertops with a high-strength, lightweight concrete mix to help reduce the weight. An integral silver-gray color was used to complement the dark gray kitchen cabinets.
Decorative concrete was also used outside of the home to form an enclosure for a water feature that cascades into a concrete trough. “We cast a hollow structure made of concrete panels so we could run plumbing behind the face of the concrete to maintain a solid look without the eye being distracted by plumbing lines,” says Frazer. “The panels had to align perfectly to keep something simple and beautiful from becoming a disaster.”
See more of Frazer’s custom concrete work:
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