Last Updated on November 27, 2019
Not sure how to dress your table for Thanksgiving this year? Impress your guests with a Thanksgiving table setting that will make them feel special and inspired. Whether you’re looking for a simple and sophisticated look or want to bring a bit of nature to your table with a more rustic feel, Granite and TREND Transformations has gathered some beautiful Thanksgiving table setting ideas to help reveal your personal style.
Show off your sophisticated side this Thanksgiving by adding a touch of elegance to your tablescape. Start by creating a centerpiece of seasonal white gourdes and add touches of fresh fall flowers and green leaves. A crisp white tablecloth is a classic palette for expressing the ultimate in sophistication and works well with almost any china pattern.
There’s something about bringing nature to the table that creates a sense of warmth and peace. This easy rustic table setting starts with a green speckled gourd surrounded by seasonal-colored leaves, pinecones, fresh sunflowers and chestnuts. It is an easy way to create a simple rustic centerpiece – along with a little help from Mother Nature.
Here is a beautiful way to create a traditional Thanksgiving table setting with some subtle twists to make it your own. An unsuspecting burgundy tablecloth is the perfect backdrop for seasonal china and wicker chargers. Traditional Indian corn ties into the harvest theme, while small pumpkins and fresh flowers round out the look to make this a welcoming table for your family and guests. It’s the ultimate in traditional Thanksgiving table décor!
Switching it up with a modern, minimalist table theme is a refreshing way to entertain your guests this Thanksgiving. This beautiful farmhouse table plays center stage as a unique focal point without the formality of a traditional tablecloth. A casual array combining scattered pumpkins, fall foliage and gourdes creates a casual elegance to this modern Thanksgiving table setting. Simple china with personal touches of leaves and pinecones round out this modern look while keeping the table sleek and classic. It’s modern chic at its best for one of today’s most beautiful Thanksgiving decorating ideas.
If you have a flair for the dramatic and tend to veer away from tradition, this bold Thanksgiving table setting idea might be just the look you’ve been searching for. A dark plum tablecloth is a great backdrop for your favorite china and boasts a show-stopping contrast to any centerpiece. Instead of one centerpiece taking all the glory, try making several smaller arrangements of your favorite flowers instead. Scattering small harvest gourdes and fruits is another easy decorative touch to bring a sense of the holiday spirit to this dramatic Thanksgiving table setting.
With the holidays right around the corner, are you wishing you had updated your kitchen or bath earlier in the year? Granite and TREND Transformations can get the job done sooner than you think. Our beautiful etheriumTM by E-Stone surfaces can be installed in as little as one day. Whether you’re thinking about replacing your countertop, backsplash or cabinets, Granite and TREND Transformations can make it happen—all without your daily routine being interrupted. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home design consultation.
From our family to yours, Granite and TREND Transformations wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Last Updated on November 27, 2019
If you’re looking for some inspirational ideas for renovating your kitchen, the answer may be in the stars. Your zodiac sign can be more than just reading your horoscope. As a matter of fact, our individual zodiac signs can be a driving force behind your own kitchen design ideas.
Granite and TREND Transformations offers a galaxy of options featuring its etheriumTM by E-Stone surfaces. Let us help you create a kitchen that is out of this world. Check out your sign to see what the stars reveal about the colors and trends that reflect your style and zodiac sign traits.
Capricorn | Earth Sign
(December 22 – January 19)
No one must tell you, Capricorn, that you’re a realist and that you pride yourself on being resourceful and hard-working. Your kitchen design tastes lean toward the traditional, with earth tones and antiques anchoring your style. As an Earth sign, it’s no surprise you favor green, navy and brown.
Aquarius | Air Sign
(January 20 – February 18)
As a lover of futuristic and modern elements, Aquarian, you are a free thinker who prefers streamlined materials like glass and steel (as well as favoring clean lines). As an air sign, you strive to find balance between these strong elements and a sense of warmth.
Pisces | Water Sign
(February 19 – March 20)
Your keen sense of intuition and imagination, Pisces, makes you a dreamer of sorts, where you embrace natural shades and dreamy pastels. As a water sign, you are drawn to the shades of the sea and look to organic, natural fibers for comfort and solace.
Aries | Fire Sign
(March 21 – April 19)
It doesn’t take much to get you going, Aries. Your bold and energetic personality backs your confident demeanor, which sets the stage for a dynamic kitchen décor. Bright crimson tones paired with iridescent pieces are reflective of your fire sign and intellectual yet imaginative mind.
Taurus | Earth Sign
(April 20 – May 20)
As a creature of comfort and stability, Taurus, you’re happiest when surrounded by neutral colors and your most cherished possessions. Born as an Earth sign, your patient and grounded personality fuels your passion for routine, while also preparing you to branch out and entertain guests at home. You are attracted to neutral, Earth tones like grays, whites and browns.
Gemini | Air Sign
(May 21 – June 20)
Symbolized by twins, Gemini, your clever and quick-witted personality sparks your creativity and longing for variety. Nothing keeps you down, as your dynamic energy is matched by a craving for excitement and the need to keep your mind busy. Born as an air sign, you crave spaces in your home which can easily transition from functional to fun as the social butterfly in you comes shining through. You enjoy nurturing your natural social tendencies by creating areas in your home that are suitable for entertaining. Yellow, mint and lime green seem to suit you.
Cancer | Water Sign
(June 21 – July 22)
To you, Cancer, nothing comes before home and family. Your loving and nurturing ways are reflected in your traditional, sentimental style. As you love to cook and bring family together, a long wooden farm table would be perfect for your kitchen. You are drawn to soothing, warm colors such as pearl, pale blue, white and gray, which are indicative of your water sign.
Leo | Fire Sign
(July 23 – August 22)
With a lion as your zodiac symbol, Leo, you’re nothing short of “the king of your castle.” When it comes to decorating and design, your love for adventure and risk spark your flair for the dramatic. Expression is the name of the game and you’ve learned to master it with royal colors such as bright yellow, orange and gold. These visibly stand out in your love of activities that include hosting large dinners in a formal dining space.
Virgo | Earth Sign
(August 23 – September 22)
You strive for perfection, Virgo, which makes your every move meticulous. Your modest and practical personality shines through, as your Earth sign is drawn to soothing tones such as peach, blush and grays.
Libra | Air Sign
(September 23 – October 22)
With the scale as representative of your zodiac symbol, Libra, you are an artistic being who strives for balance and symmetrical décor. Coordinating colors is your forte, as your appreciation for beauty leads the way in your sense of style and creative ability. As an air sign, you gravitate toward elegance and soothing hues such as baby blue, gray and lavender.
Scorpio | Water Sign
(October 23 – November 21)
You’re a soulful being, Scorpio, who also borders on the mysterious. Your tastes can fall on opposite ends – either leaning toward textured, white-on-white spaces or more intense, bold looks which are infused with rich browns, reds and plums for your perfect kitchen design.
Sagittarius | Fire Sign
(November 22 – December 21)
Your love for the outdoors and fun-loving personality, Sagittarius, keeps you on the go and searching for adventure. The hunt for collectibles in your travels encourages you to bring a taste of your experiences to your home, anchoring your spirit until the next adventure. Your fire sign gravitates your soul to neutral colors such as green, plum and turquoise.
What’s your sign?
Contact Granite and TREND Transformations and see how our beautiful etheriumTM by E-Stone surfaces can transform your kitchen or bath into a space that aligns with your personality and zodiac sign traits.
Last Updated on August 23, 2021
Introducing etheriumTM by E-Stone: The Surface You’ve Been Dreaming Of
Change is a good thing. The beautifully crafted surfaces you’ve come to love from Granite and TREND Transformations now have a new name. Introducing etheriumTM by E-Stone, the best material available for countertops, flooring, and more. We’ve left virtually no stone unturned to bring you one of today’s finest available engineered stone countertop surfaces. This is the surface you’ve been dreaming of. Let us explain why.
With over 20 years of experience under our belts, we have mastered the innovation, advanced sourcing, and manufacturing processes and practices it takes in today’s industry to bring consumers what they want, when they want it; the best material for countertops. The etheriumTM by E-Stone surfaces have the look of rare stone cut from select quarries yet are made with up to 78-percent post-consumer recycled material, bringing you the highest quality engineered stone countertop surface while protecting and preserving our planet’s resources. So, how do we do it?
Innovation meets beauty and design
The etheriumTM by E-Stone surfaces are formed by the fusion of millions of tiny pieces that blend natural stone and quartz with specially selected glass and other raw elements. The result is a strong, durable and beautiful surface that is perfect for everything – from countertops to flooring to tub surrounds and shower walls, and even custom-curved surfaces. And each comes with the added assurance of a Lifetime Limited Warranty. * (See below for warranty details.)
Our etheriumTM by E-Stone surfaces have everything you want in a surface, plus so much more. Here are some of the built-in advantages:
- Heat, stain and scratch-resistant
- Beautiful array of colors
- Lifetime Limited Warranty
- Crafted with a handmade touch in the U.S.A.
- Wide variety of applications
Yes, you can have it all – and sooner than you ever imagined. Think of it as design made easy with the best material for countertops from Granite Transformations.
Contact Granite and TREND Transformations today for your free in-home consultation and let us help you turn your dreams into a reality.
etheriumTM by E-Stone is recognized by:
*Granite and TREND Transformations offers a Lifetime Limited Warranty to its residential customers and a 5-year warranty to its commercial customers.
**The etheriumTM by E-Stone green product lines contribute measurably to LEED ratings based on credits for Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design. Our products are also GREENGUARD Gold certified.
Last Updated on November 27, 2019
Stepping onto a freezing bathroom tile floor on a cold morning can literally send chills down your spine. If you dread the thought of getting out of your warm bed to face this cold reality, it very well may be time to ditch your bathmats and consider a heated bathroom floor. This type of home improvement could well be the answer to keeping you warm on cold days and even saving you money in the long run. Read on to learn why heated floors are becoming an affordable luxury and may also have health benefits you never realized.
There are two types of heated floors: electric radiant heat and hydronic heat. Here are the specifics of each.
- Electric radiant heat– This type of heated bathroom floor has an electrical current applied to a heating element. It’s the best choice for heating a small area like a bathroom, since it’s more cost-effective and less complex to install.
- Hydronic heating– This type of heated floors uses heated water which flows through a complex tubing system. This is the best choice for homeowners who are renovating their entire house.
For the purposes of this blog, we will discuss electric radiant heat because it relates to a heated bathroom floor.
Benefits of a heated bathroom floor
Did you know when your feet are warm, your entire body feels warm? Aside from the obvious underfoot comfort, there are several benefits of having a heated bathroom floor that may impact both your life and your wallet more than you thought. Here are some benefits to consider:
- Increased energy efficiency– Heating a small space instead of an entire house is an energy-efficient way to keep you warm.
- Cost-effective– Using a programmable thermostat can help reduce your heating bill. And since ceramic, porcelain and natural stone retain heat, your heated bathroom floor will remain warm long after the system is turned off.
- Unique level of comfort— Uniform heat distribution warms the entire surface of the lower half of the room compared to a conventional heating system which blows air.
- May reduce dust and seasonal allergens– Hot air from a furnace can reduce the humidity in your home, leaving your air dry and your sinuses screaming for relief. Having a heated bathroom floor will heat the surface and not the air, thus eliminating the need to rely on air ducts, fans and returns to distribute hot air.
There are pros and cons to almost everything, and heated floors are no exception. We’ve discussed the benefits, so here are some downsides you need to be aware of to make the right decision for your home:
- Requires tearing out existing flooring, which may not be cost-effective in a recently built home.
- A home with high ceilings, many windows or insufficient insulation is not a good candidate for heated floors.
- Older homes will likely need extensive electrical work to meet manufacturers’ requirements.
- Any future repairs might require sections of the floor to be removed.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Contact an electrician and tile installer who are trained in heated bathroom floor
- The electrician and tile installer will work together to lay the heating cables, which are interlaced with mesh mats.
- Flooring is placed over the system. The best flooring options for heated floors are ceramic, porcelain or stone since they are excellent temperature conductors. Wood, on the other hand, is not a good choice since it does not respond quickly to temperature changes.
- The system is connected to an electronic control, consisting of a thermostat which allows you to adjust the temperature. A programmable timer may also be included, so you can set your heated bathroom floor to be heated on cold winter mornings or any time of day that it’s needed.
Thinking about a bathroom renovation? Contact Granite and TREND Transformations today for your free in-home design consultation.