Kitchen counter

Kitchen counter: aerated

Something solid for the kitchen: Our kitchen counter is a real building and will provide lasting accents in your kitchen. Stable and sturdy, yet delicate and bright in appearance, the solid and illuminable base stands in the room.

You should plan for a helper for this, about two days to complete, quite demanding construction project, the cost is about 300 euros - not much for a tailor-made, durable designer piece.

Before mounting, you must select a suitable place for your counter, as it must not stand freely in the room and the floor covering should not rebound. If you would like to illuminate the counter, plan the electrical supply before starting the masonry work. We recommend that you have the electrical work done by a specialist. The supply line can be routed in the masonry (select a suitable cable) or the power supply for the lighting takes place after the completion of the door via the access panel.

If you choose a solid wood worktop, it is essential to treat it before installation to prevent distortion of the worktop.

Kitchen counter: kitchen

Courtesy of HORNBACH

Kitchen counter: blueprint

Kitchen counter: aerated concrete

Kitchen counter construction materials

  • 16 x aerated concrete block 60 x 20 x 24 cm, of which:
  • 13 x aerated concrete block 60 x 20 x 24 cm for the masonry
  • 2 x aerated concrete block 60 x 20 x 24 cm
  • halve for the staggered row to 30 x 20 x 24 cm
  • 1 x aerated concrete block 60 x 20 x 24 cm
  • cut to size for 1 x filling stone on the back 5 x 20 x 24 cm
  • 1 x filling stone in front on approx. 15 x 20 x 24 cm
  • 1 x cellular concrete adhesive approx. 10 kg 1 x universal mortar approx. 10 kg
  • 1 roll reinforcing mesh (about 4 m2) 1 x reinforcing mortar about 25 kg
  • 1 x fabric angle 250 x 8 x 12 cm
  • cut for 2 x corner edge to 120 x 8 x 12 cm
  • 1 x end profile aluminum 250 cm
  • Cut to 2 x corner edge to 120 cm high
  • 2 x universal primer 2 kg each
  • 2 x glass cleaner each 25 kg
  • 15 x glass blocks 19 x 19 x 8 cm satined
  • Solid wood worktop 2400 x 600 x 27 mm
  • 1 x cartridge assembly adhesive or PU hybrid adhesive / bombproof
  • 1 access door white 20 x 20 cm
  • 1 rope light, cable ties


  • Saw for aerated concrete
  • notched trowel
  • Foam rubber board
  • Adhesive and smoothing trowel
  • ruler
  • spirit level
  • brush
  • angle member
  • bucket
  • scissors

Wall foundation wall

Kitchen counter: aerated

Take the 12 aerated concrete blocks (A) and glue them in 4 rows using the aerated concrete adhesive. Begin with a whole stone on the wall side and continue in such a way that there is always a stone offset in each row. You must complete this with half an aerated concrete block (B).

During masonry work always make sure that your counter has a fixation on the wall (according to the circumstances), is vertical and horizontal.

Insert glass blocks

Kitchen counter: kitchen

Kitchen counter: counter

In the fifth row, the glass blocks are used. First, position the filler on the wall and stick it to the underlying aerated concrete block with the aerated concrete adhesive.

Then continue the row with the glass blocks. First, 8 pieces are walled up on the front side with the aerated concrete adhesive, the row is finally completed with the filler stone. The width of the filler can change due to the thickness of the joint. In this case you have to adjust the stone.

On the opposite side only 7 glass blocks are used. The missing glass block is replaced on this page by the inspection flap; here is the access to the interior. Since the flap can not be glued directly to the adjacent glass block, it is recommended to put a piece of cellular concrete in between and to secure the whole thing with glue.

Make sure the glass blocks are evenly grooved (approx. 1 cm). It is also advisable to clean the glass blocks from the inside.

Fabric reinforcement of the masonry

Kitchen counter: concrete

On the glass blocks, the final row of aerated concrete blocks is now glued. Following the bonding, the stone surface is primed with the universal primer, the corners are covered with the fabric angles and the stone surface is covered with fabric.

Apply the adhesive thinly to the fabric surface and immediately pull it off so that the fabric structure is barely covered.

Prepare plaster

Kitchen counter: kitchen

The masonry surface is now being prepared for the later plaster layer. Apply the primer for this. As edge protection, the end profiles are fixed at the corners. Apply the adhesive point by point.

To compensate for the unevenness of the upper aerated concrete layer, a thin layer of aerated concrete adhesive can be applied here. This facilitates the assembly of the worktop later.

Mount counter plate

Kitchen counter: aerated concrete

Now prime the surface of the last row and apply sufficient mounting adhesive after drying the primer.

Place the worktop on the counter and make sure that a distance of 1-2 mm to the wall is maintained - this is required as an expansion joint. To support the adhesive power should complain the worktop, for example, with crates.

Kitchen kitchens bar counter

Kitchen counter: aerated

Apply the glass cleaner. Subsequently, the intermediate gap on the wall can be filled with sealants (e.g., silicone). Tie the light tube to the required length and insert it. If you connect it now, your counter lights up and creates atmospheric light in the kitchen.

Kitchen counter: aerated

Courtesy of HORNBACH

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