Last Updated on August 27, 2018

Have you ever walked into a kitchen or bathroom and taken immediate notice of the cabinets? Attractive looking cabinetry adds an extra touch of class and style to a space. Even more appealing is the fact that achieving this look is not as expensive as you might think. If the cabinet boxes are functional, replacing the doors and hardware (a process known as cabinet refacing) will typically save you both time and money. Granite and Trend Transformations is a leader in cabinet refacing using wood or an engineered wood called medium density fiberboard (MDF) with a rigid thermofoil (RTF) finish that prevents chipping, warping and looks absolutely fabulous.

To replace or not to replace your cabinets?

As pointed out above, not all cabinet renovations are alike. In situations where the box structures of the cabinets are in poor condition, then yes, it is necessary to invest the time and money in a complete replacement of your cabinets. If these structures are still strong and usable, however, change the word “replace” to “reface.” This is when new doors, drawers and hardware can be used to provide a wonderful new look without having to destroy the box structure. If you decide to go the route of cabinet refacing, you can breathe easy at how much time and money you will save versus a complete replacement.

Choices, choices, choices

Granite and Trend Transformations offer a wide selection of cabinet door styles to choose from. These selections are available in real wood, our exclusive Expressions Collection, or rigid thermofoil (RTF). You may think that wood is the obvious choice. But if RTF isn’t an option you are considering, it may be simply because you don’t know enough about it.

So, what’s the deal with RTF?

Here is some interesting news: Many consumers are quite enthusiastic about RTF cabinet refacing and are often requesting this material over wood. Here are some reasons as to why:

  • Durable, rigid thermofoil (RTF) is a laminate which is seamlessly constructed with warp-resistant medium-density fiberboard (MDF).
  • The final product is a surface that is smooth to the touch, won’t warp or crack, and will not need finishing. Oh, and it looks just like real wood.
  • Rigid thermofoil is typically a more cost-effective option.

So, if you’re questioning the choice of RTF cabinets vs. wood, the points listed above strongly suggest you should consider RTF for cabinet refacing. Granite and Trend Transformations has you covered with the ABCs of RTF cabinetry. We are confident we can provide the best thermofoil cabinets for your kitchen or bathroom renovation.

Why not give us a call? Or, contact us via our website for a free in-home consultation.

Last Updated on August 24, 2018

Inspiration is all around us. And when it comes to home design inspiration, you don’t have to look too far to find it. If you’re planning a kitchen or bathroom renovation, it’s important to know the color schemes, styles and themes you are drawn to, so you can give your designer or contractor a sense for what you want your remodeled space to look like. There are a lot of choices, so be sure to reserve ample time for this “exploration” phase.

Here are some of our top picks for the best places you can go to get design inspiration.


Think of Houzz as the “mother ship” when it comes to searching for home design inspiration. From finding the perfect furniture combinations for your home to the best designer or contractor for the job, you’ll be joining an online community where you can get advice, ask questions, create a profile, and post and save pictures. If you haven’t discovered Houzz by now, then get ready to be inspired beyond your wildest dreams.

Here are just a few ways of how visiting Houzz can change the way you think about home design:

  • Get instant access to online interior design photos, decorating ideas, and home professionals to help get your remodel done exactly the way you want it.
  • Connect with over 40 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts, and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world.
  • Discover the perfect products for your kitchen or bath renovation.
  • Collaborate with architects, designers and contractors who can turn your dream kitchen or bathroom into a reality.
  • Download the Houzz app to discover virtually endless home design inspiration ideas.
  • Create “ideabooks” which are filled with your favorite design wishes to share with designers and architects.
  • Visit the Granite and Trend Transformations Houzz page to see the latest in kitchen and bathroom design ideas.


If ever there was a place to find everything from soup to nuts (literally) and everything in between, it’s Pinterest. From home design inspiration to recipes for cooking in your newly renovated kitchen, Pinterest is the go-to place enthusiasts flock to search, gather, and “pin” their favorite things to their personal boards. With over 170 million monthly users (and counting), Pinterest is one of our top picks when it comes to choosing the best bathroom and kitchen styles for your home. It’s a great tool for home design inspiration and where everything you love can be kept in one place.

Here are some ways you can use Pinterest to fuel your home design inspiration:

  • Search for your favorite things and “pin” them to your board.
  • Create several boards based on your interests to keep what you love organized and in one place.
  • See what other Pinterest friends are searching for and “pin” them to your board for added inspiration.
  • Download the Pinterest App to keep what you love with you when you’re on the go.
  • Visit the Granite and Trend Transformations Pinterest page to see some fabulous kitchen and bathroom remodels that will certainly get your creative juices flowing.

Design Inspiration from Granite and Trend Transformations

There’s nothing like going to the source to find the home design inspiration you’re craving. Our Design Inspiration page is the place to go for seeing how our products come to life in our kitchen and bathroom renovations. Here’s what you’ll discover:

  • Beautiful ways to use our quartz, granite, and recycled glass countertops, cabinets and mosaic tile backsplashes in your kitchen and bathroom.
  • Design ideas for various kitchen and bathroom layouts to make planning fast and easy.
  • Creative ways to use our products in other places in your home (such as a living room fireplace) or in RVs, boats, yachts and more.

Inspiration from other places

Inspiration is like shoes: you can never have enough. We’ve found some other great sources of inspiration to help fuel your creativity:

Your unique design style defines your look with the character and sophistication that makes you – you. Learn how Granite and Trend Transformations can be your design partner to spark your home design inspiration. Your free in-home design consultation is just a click away. Contact us today.


Last Updated on August 22, 2018

Things are heating up in the kitchen these days – and we’re not talking about in the oven. Kitchen color trends are bolder and brighter than ever before, as homeowners are taking a walk on the wild side by unleashing their color creativity.

Are you ready to spice things up in your kitchen? There’s never been a better time to add a splash of color to your kitchen. Here are some of today’s hottest kitchen color trends that will give everyone something to talk about.

Hues of Blue

The beautiful sky-blue walls in this kitchen brighten up the space and pop against the white cabinets. The blue selection gives the kitchen a light, airy, coastal vibe to make guests feel right at home.Blue hues in the kitchen

Fiery Red

Nothing screams “hot” louder than the color red. Mixing things up is a fun, easy and functional way to give your kitchen an exciting twist. Here, the red countertops – which extend through the backsplash – contrast with the sleek white cabinets to create a bold, modern look.

Red countertops and backsplash in the kitchen

Pretty in Plum

Purples and plums are popular choices among some currently hot kitchen color trends. Their rich jewel tones complement today’s most popular backsplash and countertop colors,
including grays and whites.

Plum color in kitchen

The Fifth Dimension

Things are looking up these days when it comes to color and creativity. Most of us forget about the ceiling as “the fifth wall.” And since most kitchens have limited wall space, the ceiling makes a great option for adding color. As you can see in this dining room covered in wall-to-wall mosaic wallpaper, the ceiling provides a great place to carry through the mosaic throughout.

Trend mosaic wallpaper on ceiling

Gold Accents

Gold is reminiscent of luxury and elegance, so it comes as no surprise for it to be among today’s most popular kitchen color trends. This mosaic tile accent wall in the kitchen features hues of gold in the trees, creating a work of art that serves as the focal point.

Gold accents in the kitchen

Feeling inspired? Visit Granite and Trend Transformations’ Design Inspiration page for even more ideas on transforming your kitchen. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home design consultation and see how the use of bold color can completely transform the look of your kitchen.

Last Updated on August 15, 2018

Most homeowners would agree they can never have enough storage space. And when it comes to kitchens, items can pile up quickly. If you’ve ever found yourself digging through cabinets or rummaging through your pantry to find what you’re looking for – which is usually way in the back – then we have some great kitchen pantry design ideas that can transform your kitchen into the ultimate organized and functional space.

Pantry in Your Cabinets

This new twist on today’s pantries saves steps by keeping what you need where you need it. This clever pantry system is part of your cabinets and is tucked away, keeping everything you need organized and out of sight. Granite and Trend Transformations offers cabinet refacing with organizational systems like this, and includes pull-out shelving, drawers, door racks and more to keep everything you need accessible.

Pantry in your cabinets with pullout organizers

Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinetry

You may need a step stool for this one but utilizing floor-to-ceiling cabinetry can maximize your space while keeping everything you need at (almost) arm’s reach. Better yet, placing shelving at various heights is a great way to organize different sized items.

pantry door organization

Pull-Out Pantry

Placed next to the refrigerator, this tall pull-out pantry is a great way to expand your space when you’re preparing meals. It’s a functional pantry storage concept to keep everything in one place and close to where you are cooking. Granite and Trend Transformations can install organizational systems as part of a cabinet refacing project. Find a location near you for details on offerings in your area.

Pull-out pantry door organization

Walk-in Pantry

A spare room or closet can make for a great walk-in pantry. The extra room doubles as extra storage for items that can include cook books, bowls, tablecloths, and even long-lasting produce such as onions and potatoes.

Walk-in pantry

Butler’s Pantry

Turn an adjoining room into a butler’s pantry for the ultimate in organization and functionality. This large space has ample shelving to store small appliances, along with plenty of extra room for when you buy in bulk.

Butler's pantry
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A New Home for Your Fancy Dishes and China

Who said pantries are just for food? Some modern-day homes are skipping the cabinets and opting for a sleeker dining room look. Building out your pantry with sturdy shelves is a functional way to store and organize your china and crystal and gives you the option to use the fancy dishes every day.

Pantry with shelving for dishware
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Are you ready to get your kitchen organized? With so many kitchen pantry design ideas to choose from, it’s good to know Granite and Trend Transformations can help you with cabinet refacing design and installation. Contact us today for a free in-home design consultation.

Last Updated on July 14, 2021

Need a little inspiration to jump start your kitchen or bathroom renovation? Look no further than the beautiful before and after home renovation photos below, with all work completed by Granite and Trend Transformations, your local kitchen and bathroom remodeling experts. You’ll see we’ve noted many of the products used in each photo, so if you like what you see, click the product name to get more information from our website. Enjoy, browse, and get inspired!

Before and After Kitchen Renovations

before kitchen

This bar station in the kitchen features versatile Terra di Siena granite countertops and mini Subway Honey mosaic tile backsplash to tie everything together. Perfect for storing all your favorite drink supplies.

Kitchen before
Kitchen after

This spacious kitchen features gorgeous King Ivory quartz countertops and Renaissance Flat RFT Cabinets in Chocolate Maple that make all the other elements in the kitchen pop. Perfect for entertaining or spending quality time with the family.

kitchen before
After kitchen

This kitchen was screaming for an upgrade, so we brightened it up and made it country chic! The countertops are Walker Gold and the cabinets are the 900 Series in Ontario White, which combine beautifully against the freshly painted blue walls to create a warm, inviting feel.

Before kitchen
kitchen after

These before and after kitchen renovation photos show how much cabinet refacing can make a difference in a kitchen! The white cabinets brighten up the entire space giving it a light, airy larger feel, and the Hydra White countertops and backsplash with gray tones tie the look together.

kitchen before

This kitchen literally went from drab to fab! The white cabinets create a light, bright setting for the Black Star recycled glass countertops to pop, and the Liberty Diamond backsplash brings a hint of glam. The spacious Blue Steel island creates an excellent focal point for entertaining.

Kitchen before
Kitchen after

What a transformation this kitchen underwent – it doesn’t look like the same space! This kitchen is clad in Statuario countertops and backsplash, which conveys a gorgeous marble look without the maintenance and high price tag associated with traditional marble. A gorgeous alternative that will retain its beauty for a lifetime.

Before and After Bathroom Renovations

Tub Transformation

tub before
tub after

Bathroom Vanity Transformation

vanity before
vanity after
Full bath renovation
Full bathroom renovation

This checkered floor might have been popular at one time, but not anymore! This bathroom renovation features Executive Series Cabinetry in Satin Snow. The vanity top, mirror and tub surround are in Black Star recycled glass and the behind the mirror and around the tub is Liberty Diamond mosaic tile. The flooring is Black Star (656) 6 x 39. The new look is sleek and stylish, yet timeless.

Bathroom Vanity Transformation

vanity before
vanity after

Tub Transformation

tub before
tub after

This bathroom was completely redone by Granite and Trend Transformations, including the tub surround, vanity top and cabinetry. Both the vanity top and tub surround are Terra di Siena granite and the mosaic accents are done in Metropolis Amber which ties the look together.

Bathroom after
Bathroom before

This light and bright modern bathroom was updated with White Star recycled glass vanity top and tub surround and Metropolis Diamond mosaic tile accents.


Tub Transformation

Tub before
Tub after

Shower Transformation

Shower before
shower after

This bathroom was completely transformed with King Ivory quartz tub and shower surround, with Metropolis Bronzite mosaic tile accents. Before you didn’t want to step foot in the shower or tub; now they are spa-grade gorgeous.

Are these before and after home renovation photos inspiring you to consider a bathroom or kitchen remodel? Start planning now and schedule a free, no obligation in-home design consultation with Granite or Trend Transformations and see how your outdated space can be brought to life again. Find a location near you or complete our consultation form online. We can’t wait to hear from you!