Here at Granite Transformations we pride ourselves in offering a full menu of home remodeling options that can remake almost any room in your home. With that being said, we think this blog is a great place to talk about the history of our flagship product, granite, and why exactly people love installing this material in the most prized rooms in their home.
Archive for April, 2010
Back in 2007, a story broke on the national sports news wire. Matt White, a journeyman pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, had pitched seven games in nine Major League seasons and seemed destined to cling to his baseball dreams at no higher than a triple-A level. In 2003, he had purchased a 50-acre plot of land in Cummington, Massachusetts from his aunt for $50,000. White’s aunt desperately needed the money to move to a nursing home, and he happily provided it, but perhaps she might have been served better sticking with the Northern Massachusetts property. While attempting to build a home on the land in 2004 White noticed that the ground was peculiarly hard and immovable. He found rock ledges on the property and decided to learn more about the spacious land he was now in possession of. He hired a surveyor to come inspect his property to gather more info and to hopefully shed some light on his building troubles. He was shocked when he heard the surveyor’s report.
Matt White’s new 50-acre property was sitting on top of an estimated 24 million tons of 400 million year old Goshen Stone – with an estimated value of over $2 billion!
Are you one of the millions of Americans who have cabinets missing nobs? Or perhaps you fall under the ‘my cabinets don’t close all the way’ category. And then there’s a slim, but still possible, chance that you might even be (say it ain’t so!) missing cabinet doors all together. If any of these dire kitchen-based scenarios sounds like you then it might be the time for some action. Don’t be alarmed! We’re not talking about a full demolition here; just a facelift, so to speak. Thinking of replacing cabinets can be a little overwhelming and, on its face, can appear to be a pricy endeavor.
We’ve all moved into new homes and apartments expecting, at the very least, a dollop of work to be done here or there. Whether it be some slight repairs or a full remodel, the inclination to better a new home certainly exists in many of us. Though, as some of you know all too well, often times we move in expecting whatever ills the new home may hold to have been eradicated prior to the move in date, only to find that nothing has been done. Blasphemy! It’s an undesirable, yet sometimes ultimately helpless situation. If only acrylic bath resurfacing had factored into the equation before the move-in date, then maybe you wouldn’t be in such a pickle as to what to do or how to attack this problem. Whether it’s in the shower or bathtub, acrylic resurfacing won’t lead to these horrific, move-in-day urban legends. Allow me to weave you a tale on the subject.
As I perused the list of products and services we offer here at Granite Transformations, I was reminded that our Trend Glass line of countertop overlays is made with up to 72% post-consumption recycled glass. We like to return the favor to mother nature – no big deal, of course. Then we got to thinking: if we can create beautiful countertops made from recycled glass and precious stones what other products are available in vast lexicon of consumer wares that also employ a more than standard amount of recycled material?
I don’t imagine any of you out there reading this would liken yourself an imperial emperor, nor a monarch, nor a Roman aristocrat. So, you must not think that fine mosaic designs and refined, glossy-looking backsplashes adorning every room from the kitchen to the bathroom to the living room would be an option for you – it’s only fit for a king! Not so! You, too, can give your home that elegant feel that only a mosaic design can deliver.