Designers Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines attend AOL Build Presents: "Fixer Upper" at AOL Studios In New York on December 8, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
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Modern Concrete Replaced Shiplap At One Unique Fixer Upper Home
During a memorable project on "Fixer Upper," Joanna Gaines created a beautiful modern design using a material that was the complete opposite of her signature shiplap: concrete.
The homeowners’ kitchen has an industrial vibe with its cement countertop and coordinating walls that showcase open shelving made of butcher block in a light wood finish.
The black farmhouse sink and the complementary dark cabinets and appliances contrast handsomely with the warm bronze of the faucet and wall light fixture.
The cool, gray finish of the cement is a neutral palette that Gaines used as a backdrop for different textures and pops of color from potted plants and white pottery.
One way to use concrete in your own home is to feature a concrete accent wall. A stamping technique can transform the finish so that it resembles brick, wood, or a weathered wall.
Concrete can also be fashioned into beautiful terrazzo tiles like the selection offered by Concrete Love, in order to give a touch of Italian elegance to a kitchen backsplash.