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Pros and Cons of Concrete Countertops

Have you been wondering about the pros and cons of concrete countertops in your next remodeling project or home build? Aside from the fact that concrete is known to be a durable material and the fact that a concrete countertop looks unique, there are other factors that should be considered before making the decision to install this surface.


Interior Design Trends for 2021

When it comes to the decorative status of your home, there should be no compromise. Check out the top interior design trends for 2021 right here. Get living room design ideas, view the most popular interior design trends, and indulge in the wonders of modern design right here!

Interior Design Trends for 2021

When it comes to the decorative status of your home, there should be no compromise. Check out the top interior design trends for 2021 right here. Get living room design ideas, view the most popular interior design trends, and indulge in the wonders of modern design right here!



It's all about that Brass

Beautiful kitchen with Real Concrete perimeter countertops and WoodForm Concrete Island with Brass Nailheads and accessories.


Mix it up

Typically we do Woodform Islands and Real Concrete perimeters. This kitchen has a sleek thick RealConcrete Island and Woodform Perimeters. We love the way this looks!



Wellmont Theater

JM Lifestyles fabricated the bars at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ. We embedded fiber optics in the bar tops for the Mezzanine and Orchestra bars. The pictures are from opening night at...



Quality versus Quantity

Our company believes in the environment as much as we believe in making the most outrageous, unique functional concrete pieces. We are constantly improving our processes to cut out chemicals whenever...

Concrete Door Cover

Jeff recently got interviewed for an article about lighting and concrete, featured in this month's Concrete Decor Magazine. They used our picture for the COVER!!Check out the next issue, it isn't...


Fireplace Surround

We have been seeing more and more instances of multiple fireplaces in homes, and so the need for versatility in opening and surround measurements are more important. We provide the use of our...


Concrete in the Bathroom

Concrete bathrooms are ideal for both commercial or residential settings. Our diversity and fluency in material design and fabrication enables you to create your perfect bathroom in unmatched uniqueness and detail.


Concrete in the Kitchen

Don't let creating your kitchen turn into picking one out of a book: your space does not have to be mundane, pre-made commodity. Let your spaces match your imagination.


Concrete Furniture

Typically, concrete furniture has consisted of planters, table tops with steel legs, some simple shaped tables containing glass or wood, front desk surfaces, conference tables, and shelving. Commonly, they take on either ultra modern or very rustic looks.

We at J&M Lifestyles do things just a little bit differently.....

Year's Best Projects

Each year is full of interesting surprises and for the most part this year has been all good. We have had the opportunity to work on some really amazing and definitely unique projects. We have...

2008 Cheng Award Winner

So we have been settling back in since the World of Concrete and we have been so extremely busy. The company is definately growing and we couldn't be happier with the progress! The recognition from...


Functional Kitchens Part 1

Function is everything in a kitchen. Doesn't matter how big or small it is if it is not functional for you. Beyond trends and resale, thoughtfulness and functionality. Recently, ( a few months ago,...

All in the Details

Concrete is finally gaining some speed here on the east coast, now the "new thing" is concrete countertops, but really there is so much more that can be done. The list of services is ongoing. We find...

Something Old...Something New

Turn something old into something new. This month JM Lifestyles collaborated with C. R. Interior Designs to make this piece as a donation to the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Center Fund raising...

Concrete Saves the Day!

Attached are photos from a project we just finished. We did a complete concrete shower pan and surround complete with ceiling for steam shower. The shower pan is charcoal and has river rocks...

Pool house Kitchen Countertops

Pool house kitchen we just finished up. The center island is one piece 12'X4' 3" thick terrazzo finish. This is one of the many benefits of using GFRC vs poured concrete larger spans without seams...

Modern Fireplace

Modern Fireplace Surround in Chappaqua, NY residence. The wall panels are textured and undulating. The hearth and mantle are off center to create a modern sleek...

Concrete Illusions

    JM Lifestyles has come up with a new system that makes concrete indistinguishable from wood. Making wood a viable option in places it wouldn't always be considered. We are holding concrete...


Free Form Concrete

Free form concrete furniture base was created for a Wine Room in a residential home. This hand carved concrete base is to resemble a tree stump. The base is made to hold a 80" 3/4" thick piece of...

Floating Inverted Bowl Sink

    This white sink is concrete and it is floating. The drain is in the back so the water flows like a moat around to the back. Extensive mock ups were made to ensure no splashing. The drain is...

Cosmopolitan Bar

These are preliminary photos of a bar we just finished in Lakewood, NJ. Just a quick glimpse, more pictures to come. This bar has an integral concrete drink tray, and fiber optics. This bar is a...

Concrete in the Kitchen

These concrete countertops are in Watchung, NJ. They are 2" thick countertops throughout very sleek and we have added metallic sheen in the coloration to match the tiles. The island top is one...

Floating Concrete Vanity

    Floating concrete vanity with concrete drawer faces. Tile embeds to conceal the drawers in the drop front. Tile/concrete detail around the perimeter of the bathroom to tie in the elements....

Commercial Concrete Desks & Signs

    This front desk is at Chakra Salon and Spa in Asbury Park, NJ. The number 1 priority was to capture the attention of the public during and after hours. This desk faces the store front on a...

Behind the Curtains

Check out the blog post on Pure Contemporary's Behind the Curtains by Allie! It features an abstract concrete countertop we did with color patterns! Thank...

Concrete in the Bathroom

    Concrete is becoming a more popular material not only for kitchens but also in bathrooms. There are so many places that concrete can be used. It is great because it is completely design...

Glowing Concrete Fossils

    This is a residential bar fabricated by JM Lifestyles and designed by Living Spaces. The bar sink is a unique half crescent shape with embedded ammonites throughout. The upper bar is...