Concrete kitchen cabinets—the next big thing? More than one manufacturer will be exhibiting them at the upcoming LivingKitchen show, so it's a development worth keeping an eye on. This isn't a chintzy, spray-on finish; a skim-coat of concrete is troweled onto the carcass by hand, then left to cure. It coordinates with stainless appliances and any number of countertop materials, and the concrete can be tinted, as well. This is one nascent trend I'll be tracking. leichtny.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.