Last Updated on March 2, 2023

Times are tight right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your kitchen remodeling dreams. However, you may need to take a slightly different path to reach your end goal. And we can help. To help inspire you, we pulled together our top tips on how to get a high-quality kitchen remodel without the sticker shock. Keep reading to learn more!

Retain Your Layout

We know. When you hear the phrase “kitchen remodel” you get visions of a fully demolished space. And that’s great—if you have the time and the money. After all, you can make the room anything you want when working from a blank slate like that.

The downside is the cost. When you redo the entire layout, it entails a lot more than just your cabinets, countertops, and appliances. Now you’re talking new flooring, plumbing, and electrical work.

But you can get a brand-new kitchen and save money by retaining your existing layout. 

Cabinet refacing

Cabinet work is the most expensive (and time-consuming) part of a kitchen remodel. But what if there was a way for you to get brand-new cabinets without the mess, the hassle, or the high sticker price? Thankfully there is, and our team at Granite and TREND Transformations can help!

We offer cabinet refacing services to help get you into a new kitchen without breaking the bank. Our team will come out to your home and inspect your cabinet boxes. You can use our cabinet refacing services if the boxes are in good shape. We will walk you through the whole process, which is pretty straightforward. 

You pick the style and color of cabinet doors and drawers you want. Then select some snazzy hardware to match. Our experts do the rest. It is much quicker than replacing all your cabinets (not to mention cleaner). And it is far more cost-effective.

Countertop Overlays

At Granite and TREND Transformations, we believe in helping people achieve the kitchen of their dreams at an affordable rate and in a reasonable timeframe. One of the ways we can make that happen is by using countertop overlays. So instead of ripping out your entire countertop to replace it, we just lay your new selection on top.

There are a few caveats. Your existing countertop needs to be in decent shape, relatively level, and strong enough to support the weight. If it fits the bill, we’ve got you covered. And with our wide selection of high-quality, stunning materials, you can bring your new kitchen to life. Choose from granite, quartz recycled glass, marble, or more.

If you are ready for a kitchen remodel without the sticker shock, contact Granite and TREND Transformations today with any questions you may have. If you’re ready to get started on your project, our design team is here to help with inspiration and guidance. Contact us today and schedule your free, in-home design consultation!

Last Updated on March 2, 2023

Let’s face it. Technology has entered nearly every aspect of our lives. And it isn’t going anywhere. So, we say, embrace the change! There are some incredibly innovative (and sometimes helpful) pieces of tech that can make your life easier. Or at least look cool! Below, we take a look at the top kitchen technology trends for transforming your home. 

Fancy Fridges

We are all used to smart refrigerators by now. But you haven’t seen anything yet! LG just announced a brand-new refrigerator that syncs to music and lights up at the touch of a button. 

Additionally, it has a special sensor so you can nudge one of the doors to peer inside. And don’t worry about those late-night snacks. This nifty appliance has a motion sensor and exudes gentle light when you approach it at night. 

So, when you work with the Granite and TREND Transformations team to complete your kitchen remodel, make sure to add the measurements for your new high-tech fridge.

The Oven of Your Dreams

Speaking of high-tech smart home appliances, you may want to plan a spot for a new wall-mounted oven in your upcoming remodel. Samsung just unveiled its AI oven that alerts you when food is done and lets you send photos from inside starlight to social media. It pretty much doesn’t get any better than that.

Countertop Appliances and Gadgets

Did you recently replace your kitchen countertops? Or are you planning an upcoming kitchen remodel? If so, you may want to upgrade some of your outdated appliances. After all, that 30-year-old toaster may still work (most of the time), but it won’t look fantastic on your new granite countertops.

Here are a few smart home appliance and gadget upgrades you can make.

  • COSORI Pro Smart Air Fryer – This air fryer has 11 presets, an LED screen, and connects to its own app. You’ll never go back to a standard air fryer again.
  • Sharp Smart Carousel Microwave Oven SMC1449FS – We promise—this microwave is easier to use than it sounds. You can even heat up your late-night popcorn using Alexa voice commands.
  • Smart Mixer – Take your baking to the next level with the GE Profile stand mixer. Your friends and family will be amazed at the quality of breads, cakes, and pies you make with your new smart mixer. It has an auto sensor that knows when the mixing is done and a built-in scale to get those ingredients just right. And the best part? The mixer syncs to an app full of fantastic recipes. So, you can stop scrolling through endless blogs looking for the bread recipe you wanted.

Are you ready to take your home to the next level with the top kitchen technology trends available? Contact Granite and TREND Transformations to start designing the kitchen of your dreams to create a beautiful home for all your high-tech gadgets. We have a design team who would love to help you reach your goals. Contact us today and schedule your free, in-home design consultation!

Last Updated on March 2, 2023

Are you interested in sprucing up your kitchen but aren’t excited about everything that comes with a full remodel? The good news is that you don’t have to put off updating your space until you are ready to dive into the world of remodeling headfirst. Consider starting with a smaller project, like a brand-new countertop overlay. And, in case you’ve never heard of this option before, trust us—it’s as easy as it sounds. Below, we’ll explore how you install an overlay countertop on laminate so you can see how quick and painless the process is.

Planning Stage

The first step is getting all the proper measurements. When you work with Granite and TREND Transformations, we will send our experts to your home. There, they will take precise measurements of your existing countertop. That way, we can make sure your new counter fits just right. You get to select the surface that is right for your space! We have a wide selection to choose from, from granite and quartz to marble and recycled glass.

Installation Stage

Once your chosen countertop material has been cut to the precise specifications, it’s time for installation! Unlike standard countertop replacements, installing an overlay countertop on laminate takes almost no time. The installation team will ensure the existing surface is clean and free of dust and debris.

Then, we overlay the new countertop surface right on top of the laminate using a strong adhesive. The entire process is relatively mess-free (as far as kitchen remodels go) and only takes about a day. But the best part is that overlaying laminate countertops is much more cost-effective than a complete replacement.

Are you ready to get started? Contact Granite and TREND Transformations to take the first step toward your dream kitchen. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have. Or you can speak with our design team to get more inspiration. Contact us today to request a free, in-home design consultation!