I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before here on the blog, but I’m the daughter of a building contractor. I learned how to lay concrete block when I was about 3 years old, and I’ve been to quite a variety of construction sites in my lifetime.
Growing up, if there was one thing you could find in our backyard, it was concrete block. My dad used them quite often in different construction projects, and since they were in good supply, he used them around the yard, too. He made worktables for special projects he was working on. He made a raised gardening system for my mom. He tacked down the edges of our tent “fort” with them when we were little, and when we got older, he built us custom sun-bathing “decks” with them.
So when Matt Hubert reached out to me to see if I was interested in publishing a post on a variety of ways to use concrete around your home, it really took me back! From simple planters to exposed aggregate concrete driveways, I’ll bet my dad will love these ideas! Check them out and see what YOU think…
If you are seeing the grey-colored and rock-like texture of concrete as a reason why the material can’t be used in making some cool and contemporary structures, think again. You can, in fact, capitalize on these grey characteristics of concrete and use it to create some useful and visibly appealing stuff for your home.
Besides, concrete is quite easy to work with. You can paint it with any color you want and give any shape you want. You can use this versatile building material to create fabulous design elements for both the interior and exterior area of your house. Without further ado, let’s check out some innovative ways to use concrete in your house!
A Multipurpose Stand
You can use concrete to make a multi-purpose stand for your home. You can use it as a holder for keeping knives or pens. At the same time, you can use it to hold your tablet or smartphone. Click here to learn detail instructions. Quite an affordable idea, isn’t it?