Concrete gets a bad rap. It describes a drab, matte color. An unfinished building. A cracked sidewalk. But as industrial design has taken over a good deal of the trendy element, concrete has become more and more stylish. The studio apartments featured here use concrete to to create a chic, urban, unfinished appeal without actually feeling unfinished at all.
Concrete works well in lofts, to be sure, but you don’t have to have an artsy spot overlooking downtown to make it work. This space is super chic and uses a lot of disparate style elements to create a unified look. The exposed concrete in the living room definitely give the home a bit of an edge while interior glass walls separate the bedroom from the rest of the house. Glass blocks in the kitchen and both let in lots of natural light without compromising privacy.
In this next space, the studio feels incredibly spacious and interesting due to the sliding doors and concrete columns that separate the different living spaces. The open floor plan coupled with the concrete accents gives the apartment a stunning modern feel, perfect for a young urban woman.
Measuring 86.7 square meters (933 square feet), this home may not be the smallest we have featured, but it still makes great use of the space it has. The neutral materials including microconcrete, granite, wood, and imitation slate make for a warm and natural feel. Low, simple furniture couples with tall ceilings lend the studio a lightness that is lacks from exterior windows.
This two story home and former industrial space has been turned into a warm and inviting home. Concrete floors contrast with deep colored finished wood. Exposed ceiling beams and white brick give the industrial space a homey feel while a basement screening room is the perfect amount of dark but still includes an amazing fireplace for atmosphere.
The final home has a newer feeling. Rather than look unfinished or refinished, this space uses concrete on purpose, not as a remnant. The central concrete fireplace is a focal point in the main living area while sleek, modern materials make up the rest of the fixtures from cabinetry to ceiling.