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March 24th, 2013

CityWide & Kent Development Group

South Park Kitchen    South Park Kitchen 2   South Park Kitchen 1

We enjoyed seeing the amazing transformation that took place on our recent project for South Park Based renovation contractors, Kent Development Group. The house in Dayton’s South Park Historic District was purchased and renovated through CityWide Development Group’s Neighborhood Development program. See the link to the right for their site.  Mike and the guys at Kent did a great job in executing on Erica from CityWide’s design plans.  Concrete countertops add to the list of “green” elements in this rehab.  Other updates included high-efficiency HVAC, water heater, lighting, and appliances.  The sand finish concrete tops were sealed with our renewable sealer system that is truly high performance, and water based.

March 24th, 2013

Outdoor Kitchens & Concrete Countertops

Outdoor Bartop  Big Green Egg Cooker fitted into countertop   Poolside Cabana Bartop

 What a match made in heaven:  Outdoor kitchens and concrete countertops.  CounterEvolution’s high performance concrete countertops will add stunning good looks and excellent year around performance to your outdoor living space.  Spring is coming so be sure to book your project early.

January 3rd, 2010

Victorian Village Gem ReVisited

   

I recently had a chance to revisit the Wine Bottle Project in Columbus, OH, and want to share the “after” photos here on the web. The remaining details of their kitchen renovation were completed with stunning results. Glass tile completes the backsplash. Beautiful art glass pendant lights top off the window openings. Very cool place. Thanks P & J!

January 3rd, 2010

Homestead Makeover Begins

       

 We at counterevolution are thrilled to be working with Dan Harrison and the staff at Harrison Construction in Marietta, Ohio on the restoration of an historical estate in Parkersburg, West Virginia. These two vanity tops were recently installed in the Caretaker’s home on the property. They both feature a semi-flush mount oval vessel sink with an acid stained finish. The tops are permanently sealed for stain-proof performance and extremely low maintenance.  Kitchen countertops are in the works for the Caretaker’s house as well as the historic farmhouse on the property. Harrison Construction is a full service contractor dedicated to sustainable materials and practices. Their building products showroom called The Material Difference was recently outfitted with solar panels on the roof that provide 80% of Harrison’s electrical requirements for the showroom, offices, and shop space.

September 4th, 2009

Galley Out, Hearth Kitchen In

   

 This Centerville, OH tri-level had the 1970’s narrow galley kitchen, but not anymore. The wall separating the family room and the kitchen was removed in this remodel designed and constructed by counterevolution. Talk about green twice: These homeowners were concerned about cash, and sustainability.  The most of the original cabinetry was reused with new custom moldings added.  The 2″ thick concrete countertops are like the icing on this earth friendly, wallet friendly renovation.

August 24th, 2009

What Goes Great With Patio Pavers and Cocktails?

     

This fabulous table fabricated for Rob and Bev in Englewood, Ohio that’s what.  After shopping all over town and online for a low table that would fit into their landscape these homeowners chose concrete and counterevolution. The finished Max Agg 42″ table top sits on a concrete tube base cast in an unpolished version of the same concrete. “You knocked this one out of the park” said Rob. “It’s perfect” Bev added, “and it didn’t come from WalMart.”

August 5th, 2009

Bow Wow Wow

  

Not just an unforgettable band from the eighties, but the chatter on the street in the Short North area of Columbus, OH. That chatter comes from our canine friends real close to the street. counterevolution built these outdoor concrete dog watering bowls for the Northstar Cafe on High Street, and Third & Hollywood Bar and Grill at, well Third & Hollywood in the Grandview Heights section of town. Now all the poochies can sing along “IIII….. want water”

August 5th, 2009

Vintage Dresser Gets A New Lease

        

This old dresser was elegantly re-purposed as a vanity base. The concrete countertop is 1-1/2″ thick of our 10,000 PSI concrete mix with an Antique Amber acid stain finish.  Our permanent sealer was used to protect this quasi-heirloom.  Nobody likes stains in the powder room.

August 5th, 2009

Sweat Equity- The Wine Bottle Glass Project

     

Here it is.  The Victorian Village Remodel is installed. These customers collected and crushed their own wine bottles to highlight this stunning kitchen. The tops are 2″ thick and filled with recycled glass. The island top weighs in at 587# and the factory built cabinetry is supporting it wonderfully with no brackets on the overhangs. CounterEvolution’s permanent sealer makes these tops as easy on the maintenance as they are on the eyes. By the way, you don’t have to crush your own glass, unless you just want to.

August 4th, 2009

CounterEvolution Goes Hollywood

     

Third & Hollywood Bar and Grill in the Grandview Heights Neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio commissioned these tables for their outdoor dining area. This is the latest eatery in the Northstar Cafe family. They chose to use a maximum aggregate exposure in a black concrete. The look is repeated on the polished concrete block walls that partition the restaurants high-style interior. Many original features of the building were preserved.  A brick archway that had been a doorway in the carriage repair garage in the 19th century has been fitted with custom wine storage racking.  A very cool place.  My hat’s off to Kevin and Andrew.