Archive for the concrete vessels category

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.

April 5th, 2009

CounterEvolution Featured on GreatTV Auction

       

counterevolution is proud to support ThinkTV Channel 16/14 and their fund raising GreatTV Auction 2009. We are donating a gift certificate valued at $500 toward any of custom precast concrete products.  The auction airs April 20th through the 25th, however online bidding has already begun.  You can track the current bid on our Item #364 on the “Tonight Board” at //www.thinktv.org/community/comm_com_auc_tonight2.html.    

More information is at http://www.thinktv.org/community/comm_com_auction.html

November 24th, 2008

Farmhouse Revisited: Zero-Radius Vanity Top

    

Clean lines inside and out on this vanity top. It is 2″ thick, with a 6″ deep zero-radius sink. This 49″ model can transcend design styles. “Here it’s installed in a 120 year old farmhouse,” says Jeff Robinson of counterevolution, but this piece would work great in a contemporary, or Asian inspired design, too.” This model, and other concrete sinks can be seen in the showroom at our new concrete studio in Moraine, Ohio.

April 9th, 2008

Concrete sink with an American primitive style.

            old-dominion-farm-lav              side view ODL

Thoughts of designing with concrete often bring to mind images of a slick modern, or contemporary industrial style. The Old Dominion Farm lav sink will open a few minds to using concrete sinks in historic homes.

A local antiques dealer recently comissioned a wall mounted concrete sink for a bathroom remodel at her 1859 Lebanon, Ohio farmhouse. She wanted the style to be minimal, and the construction details to reflect the uncomplicated rural craftsmanship of the mid-1800’s.

The overall size is 20″ x 13″ x 71/2″ with a 6″ deep basin.  The zero-radius interior has a tapered bottom, and a flush, center-mounted drain strainer. The sink was cast with a high-performance concrete mix designed to capture some bubbles in the outside walls of the sink. The interior was finished for easy cleaning, and sealed with a satin finish, low maintanence, reactive sealer. The result was a very happy customer with a wall mounted vessel that appears to have been carefully crafted, a hundred and fifty years ago. 

This model included a steel mounting bracket that was hidden behind the drywall. This sink design will adapt easily for use on an open wood stand, as a countertop mounted vessel, or it can be integrated into a concrete vanity top.