In this article, I want to talk about the beautiful stone and concrete construction that is so heavily favored in Europe! But mostly to show you the beauty you can possibly add to your own home.
As you may already know, European homes are typically made of stone and brick walls. This leads to much sturdier construction (America take note, you need protection from those hurricanes!), and also more energy-efficient homes, as explained in my previous article.
Many homes use stone to collect rain and river water. Decreasing their need of man-made energy.
And don’t forget about the beautiful castles! Some still stand today, lasting for hundreds and hundreds of years.
Many of these castles have been ‘remodeled’ (if that’s what you wanna call it), to withstand another 500 years. To maintain the uniqueness of the castle, the owners have polished concrete floors inside. This also leads to easy maintenance and a one-of-a-kind look that your guests will love. I highly recommend this type of flooring!
On the outside, the finished concrete is just to die for! The architecture is just wonderful pieces of art that I just can’t get enough of. I can spend hours and hours watching videos and looking at pictures of European style homes and castles.
Imagine having some of these concrete and stone structures in your own home. The detail of the sculpting is incredible. If you know of anyone who can do this type of sculpting, I would love to know!
Whenever I visit Europe, I’ve always noticed the old bridges (see below). Just think of the time and creativity put into that, and it was created hundreds of years ago! It’s absolutely breathtaking.
See the pictures below for some inspiration.