Last Updated on January 6, 2020

If you live in a small apartment or smaller designed house you might have a somewhat cramped kitchen. Many of us are all too used to such constricted conditions as an open oven door blocking the path through the kitchen, or a refrigerator door not being able to open all the way. These design flaws are commonplace and there are ways to make it work. Here are some tips on optimizing your smaller-than-ideal kitchen.

When cooking, review what appliances can get the job done. If using the oven clogs your kitchen’s walking area or overheats the room too easily try to avoid baking smaller items. Perhaps, a toaster oven could do the trick for smaller items. Most toaster ovens have bake and broil functions which work surprisingly well, if the food you intend to cook is on a smaller scale. Sautéing foods might leave you with more room to spin around to your countertop and do your cutting, preparing, etc.

Last Updated on November 10, 2010

It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally enabled the functionality that you’ve been waiting for (we’ve sure been waiting for it). Previously, if you had happened upon our product colors preview pages within the granite countertop and glass countertop sections of our website you’d be treated to a list of some of our stylish colors – problems was the pictures were small and hard to see. Detail is everything, we get it.


Last Updated on March 31, 2022


Granite countertops offer a beautiful upgrade to your kitchen and come in a huge variety of eye-catching patterns and colors. But that’s not the only reason to make the switch.

Unlike other countertops, granite doesn’t absorb odors or constantly remind you of your pre-bamboo cutting board period and your serious underestimation of what an 8-inch chef’s knife can do.

With a solid and grout-free surface, granite countertops offer peace of mind during all of your kitchen adventures. Experiment away without the stress of a lengthy cleanup afterward.

The gist: Granite and TREND Transformations countertops are an affordable update; moreover, they’re extremely easy to clean and to keep looking clean. Sound good?

The secret is in the…diamonds.


Last Updated on October 31, 2022

What if we told you that you could redo your kitchen cabinets in a fraction of the time—and at a fraction of the cost—than what you might expect? Before you know it, you can start hosting those dinner parties and family get-togethers you have always wanted. And you can get those dream cabinets without the fuss and mess that typically comes with a complete cabinet replacement!

How is that even possible? The answer is to opt for quick cabinet door refacing from Granite and TREND Transformations!

Well, how quick can it be?! Really quick, trust us. We’ll walk you through the process below.

What Are the Savings?

Disclaimer — cost varies based on size

Before diving into more details about cabinet refacing, we wanted to give you a little extra incentive to choose this route. And that is the savings. We’ve already mentioned the quick process. But time isn’t the only thing you’ll save. You’ll also save money! Put the cost and time savings to reface cabinets together, and you have a compelling reason to opt for quick cabinet refacing services from Granite and TREND Transformations.

Here’s a quick comparison of just how much you’ll be saving by choosing cabinet refacing:

Regular Cabinet Replacement:
The cost: It typically runs between $15k-40k.
Time frame until completion: an average of 6-8 weeks of construction.
The result? Beautiful new cabinets.

Cabinet Refacing:

Approximate cost: Under $15k.
Disclaimer – cost varies based on size

Time frame until completion: Projects can be completed in less than a weekThe result? Beautiful new cabinets.