Concrete homes have a bad rap of appearing too prison-like thanks to their square and often unimaginative structure, but that’s unfair to the range of innovation happening throughout the concrete and design industry.
Originally, Brutalist architecture made concrete homes popular from the 1950s to the mid-seventies rejecting the comfortable standards made popular by previous architectural movements. However, today concrete homes are making a comeback with comfort and ease leading the way.
There are many reasons you should consider concrete as a key material when building or remodeling your home.
- Concrete homes usually have lower energy bills compared to their material counterparts.
- Pets are less likely to damage concrete since its inherently scuff proof and easy to clean of urine and other pet accidents.
- Since concrete isn’t of interest to pests such as termites or squirrels, you’ll save money normally put towards preventative maintenance.
- With tornados becoming more prevalent across the country, concrete homes provide stability in the wake of fierce storms.
Concrete homes were once popular not just because of their appearance, but because of the many cost-effective benefits the material gives residents, and it never goes out of style.
Ask your concrete distributor how your home can benefit from concrete features.
Concrete structures can also be stunning. For inspiration take a look at this curated Pinterest board.