Designer Claudia Bader of Creative Union Network shares a small century home she designed with natural materials to enhance the historical character of the space. See how she used concrete, wood and brick to create a welcoming environment for a young family.

The galley-style kitchen, which is located towards the back of the house, features a 16-foot long countertop made of concrete and Corian, and hardwood cabinetry to match the floors. A wall of Shaker-style cabinets, which were painted and sanded down, offer a rustic look and provide additional storage. A little breakfast nook overlooks the backyard and provides a small eat-in area. In the adjacent living room, concrete walls add coziness, while exposed ceilings create a loft-like feel. The dining room, which can be seen when you enter the home, boasts exposed brick, concrete floors and an ornate screen that plays with natural light.