Concrete [in] Evidence

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.