Last Updated on January 2, 2020

With the amount of time you spend together, you may feel like you are in a long term relationship with your kitchen. Given all the great memories and meals your kitchen has given you, you may be thinking of how you can show your love for the most important room of your home. How can you do this? A makeover! Giving your kitchen a new look will make you love your kitchen more than ever.

 Rethink your countertops – If there is one thing to focus on during a remodel, it is your countertops. As a vital part of the kitchen, it is important to have a surface that can withstand whatever you throw at it. Granite Transformations’ exclusive granite is more heat, stain, and scratch resistant than ordinary surfaces.

 Add mosaic tiles Mosaic tiles are the perfect way to add a pop of color, texture and some personality to the kitchen. Try it as a kitchen backsplash or as a stylish accent.

 Redo your lighting Light fixtures are the equivalent of jewelry for your kitchen and can help you see a whole new side of this cherished space of your home. Subtle designs can add a classy touch while an extravagant fixture can make a bold statement.

 Reface your cabinets – A cost-effective way to give your kitchen new life is to reface your cabinets. This method proves to be a faster and less messy option than replacing cabinets. Granite Transformations’ cabinet refacing products have also proven to be resistant to moisture, heat and scratches.

 Refinish your appliances – Once you remodel your kitchen, your appliances may not match your new color scheme. Instead of replacing working kitchen appliances, look for an appliance refinishing company to reface your refrigerator, dishwasher and other appliances to give them a new look.

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Last Updated on February 12, 2013

Love Your Kitchen. Even When It’s Full of Dirty Dishes.

As the heart of the home and center of entertaining, the kitchen is often where memories are made, passion is delivered through heart-felt recipes and conversations are started about life’s updates. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, February is the time to put the love back into your home with a fresh remodel for your kitchen.

If you LOVE your home the way it is, but just want a few enhancements, Granite Transformations is the right move for you.  You can keep the layout you fell in love with during the home buying process, but add a fresh new countertop or backsplash to refresh and enhance the look of the space you spend so much time in.

Not only will reviving your kitchen get you one of the largest returns on your investment, once the room is remodeled, it will also give you the greatest satisfaction.  If you’re looking for a full home remodel and want to see examples of great vendors like Granite Transformations, check out an upcoming home show in your local area.  Spring is the ideal time for home shows and you can view all the outstanding home and garden businesses in your local area.  Do your due diligence and find ones that offer warranties and free in-home design consultations.

Last Updated on February 12, 2013

This kitchen remodel was designed and installed by Granite Transformations in Dayton, Ohio.  After years of living with an outdated kitchen, these owners went to Granite Transformations for cabinet refacing, a new backsplash AND countertops.  This project only took less than a week to complete with no messy demolition.  Let’s just say, the owners were more than pleased!

Last Updated on February 12, 2013

Check out the January/February issue of Storage Solutions to see Granite Transformations in action.  We helped remodel a small kitchen in Des Moines by providing Trend Stone countertops in Karro Oro.  Not only do our countertops look beautiful, but we love all the easy (and inexpensive) storage solutions featured in the magazine.  Grab it on stands now!

Last Updated on February 12, 2013

With Italian routes and Valentine’s Day coming up, we couldn’t think of a better dish for you to make for your sweetheart than Tiramisu.  There are, literally, as many recipes for Tiramisu as there are Italian cooks. Many of them are excellent. This one is reasonably authentic, reasonably simple – and superb.



  • 7 egg yolks
  • ½ cup [115 g] sugar
  • 1/3 cup [80 ml] marsala, plus 2 tablespoons [30 ml]
  • 8 ounces [250 g] mascarpone, room temperature
  • 1 cup [250 ml] heavy cream
  • 1 cup [250 ml] brewed espresso or VERY strong coffee
  • 1 ounce [30 g] dark chocolate
  • ¼ cup [60 ml] rum
  • 1 teaspoon [5 ml] good quality vanilla extract
  • 48 lady fingers (commercially packaged is fine)
  • ¼ cup [60 ml] unsweetened cocoa powder



Using a whisk and a lot of muscle power or a hand-held electric beater, cream together the egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl set over (but not touching) a pot of simmering water. Add the 1/3 cup marsala and continue to whisk until the mixture is thick and doubled in volume. This is basically a zabaglione. (If you’re already tired, you can chill this and serve it over fresh berries with a very happy result.)

Remove from the heat and stir in the mascarpone until thoroughly blended. In a chilled bowl, whip the heavy cream to soft peaks. Fold the whipped cream gently into the mascarpone mixture. Chill until needed.

In a small saucepan, combine the espresso, chocolate, rum, vanilla and remaining marsala.

Heat gently and stir to dissolve the chocolate. Let the mixture cool down for ten or fifteen minutes.

Quickly dip each ladyfinger in the chilled coffee mixture and arrange in a single layer in a 9” x 13”[23 cm x 33 cm] glass baking dish. Do not soak thecookies or they will become too wet – it’s a quickdip, then out. Spread half the mascarpone creamevenly on top of the dipped ladyfingers. Repeatwith a second layer of dipped ladyfingers and theremaining mascarpone cream. Sift or carefullysprinkle cocoa powder over the top. Refrigerate forat least two hours before serving.

Last Updated on February 12, 2013

A woman was taking a nap on Valentine’s Day afternoon. After she awoke, she told her husband, “I just dreamed that you gave me a gorgeous and expensive diamond necklace for Valentine’s Day! What do you think it means?”

“You’ll know tonight,” he said.

That evening, her husband came home with a small package for her. Thrilled, she opened it and found a book titled “The Meaning of Dreams.”