Last Updated on April 17, 2023

We all want to come home to a peaceful, relaxing environment after a long day. And while not much can be done about the piles of dishes or laundry awaiting you, you can still create an overall serene and calming oasis. One way to create that overarching relaxing vibe in your home is to select soothing paint colors. With the right color palettes, you can transform the entire atmosphere of your home. Here are some of the most relaxing paint colors for your home that you can choose:

Blue is well-known for its association with feelings of serenity and calmness. It can naturally reduce anxiety and stress, making it one of the best possible options for creating an oasis at home. Consider lighter shades like baby blue or sky blue in rooms that feel dark or closed off. Lighter shades help open up the overall feel of any room.







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Green is also well-known for its calming properties. Since it is so closely related to the natural world, green creates a feeling of tranquility. Consider selecting a more muted shade or a shade with gray undertones like moss green or sage green. They will turn any room into an inviting and cozy space.


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This versatile color can help you transform your space into a soothing atmosphere. Lighter shades, like light blue-gray or dove gray, are particularly good at accomplishing this task.




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If you want to instill a sense of tranquility in your home, lavender is the perfect option. It has long been associated with feelings of serenity and relaxation. Opt for lighter shades like periwinkle or lilac for a calming bedroom wall color that helps support restful sleep.




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Pink may not be the first color that comes to mind when you want to create a restful space. But it is well worth considering. Lighter shades, like baby pink or blush pink, can create a very relaxing environment. However, you want to avoid darker or brighter shades of pink as they will have the opposite effect.








Before you start buying tons of paint, take some time to thoughtfully consider the overall aesthetic of your home (or room). Think about how factors like artwork, lighting, and furniture will work with some of the shades you have your eye on. Try to bring home samples so you can compare those calming shades in your own space rather than in the harsh lighting of a store. Additionally, consider updating your countertops or cabinets if you want to turn your home into a calming oasis.

If you need help or have remodeling questions, you have come to the right place. The Granite and TREND Transformations team enjoys helping homeowners design the spaces of their dreams. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home design consultation to get started!

Last Updated on March 31, 2023

There is no question that quartz countertops are stunning. Their eye-catching appeal makes them one of the most popular materials for bathroom or kitchen renovations. Additionally, the wide range of patterns and colors makes quartz an incredibly versatile material to work with. But the high price point makes quartz unattainable for many homeowners. That is why quartz overlays have grown in popularity recently. But are quartz overlays worth it? We will dive into the pros and cons of a quartz countertop overlay below.

What Is a Quartz Overlay?

A countertop overlay is a thin layer of engineered material that is installed directly on top of the existing surface. And the same is true for quartz overlays. At Granite and TREND Transformations, our etherium® By E-Stone quartz countertops are 1/4” thick and custom-cut to fit the specific dimensions of the existing countertop. The quartz overlay is glued in place using a strong adhesive.

Pros of Quartz Overlays

  • Quick installation: The process is much faster since no demolition is involved with quartz overlay installations. Often, the project can be completed in a single day.
  • Low-maintenance: Quartz overlays are easy to clean using soap and water. Additionally, the etherium® By E-Stone quartz countertops at Granite and TREND Transformations have our proprietary ForeverSeal® finish, making them scratch, mold, mildew, heat, and stain resistant.
  • Versatile: Finding the perfect match for your decor is no problem. Quartz overlays come in a wide range of patterns and colors.

Cons of Quartz Overlays

  • Limited customization: Quartz overlays are custom-cut to fit the specifications of your existing countertop. That means that you can’t really redesign the shape or size of your kitchen or bathroom counters.

If you want to add an overlay to your kitchen or bathroom, consider the pros and cons of a quartz countertop overlay first. They are a fantastic, efficient, and cost-effective way to update the appearance and functionality of your current countertops. And they have many of the same great benefits as standard quartz counters, like being low-maintenance and versatile. However, quartz overlays may not be the best solution for your home if you want additional customization or a thicker countertop.

Are you ready to start selecting your new quartz overlays, or do you have questions? If so, the Granite and TREND Transformations team is here to help. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your free in-home design consultation!

Last Updated on March 28, 2023

If you want to update your bathroom or kitchen but don’t have the money or time for a complete renovation, there is another solution. You can start by upgrading your outdated countertops to the stunning material you have dreamt about. And the best part is that there is no need to go through time-consuming, messy, and expensive countertop replacement work. It is possible to cover existing countertops with granite or another brand-new surface!

Covering existing countertops with granite or another quality surface is a cost-effective and easy way to update the look of your kitchen or bathroom. One popular option among homeowners is counter overlays. And it is easy to see why. They are lightweight, thin sheets of material that can be applied right on top of existing countertops. Plus, they are completely customizable.

You can select from nearly any countertop surface you want when you opt for an overlay. At Granite and TREND Transformations, we offer a full line of etherium® By E-Stone surfaces that can be installed directly over your existing countertops. You can choose between granite, quartz, recycled glass, concrete, marble, and travertine.

One of our skilled contractors will come to your home to take exact measurements of your existing surface. The new counter overlay is then precision cut to meet those specifications. After your new countertop is ready, our team will return to complete a quick, hassle-free installation.

And you don’t have to sacrifice quality when you opt to cover your existing countertop with granite, quartz, recycled glass, or another one of our beautiful options. All our surfaces have ForeverSeal®, making them scratch, heat, mold, mildew, and stain resistant. So, you can rest easy knowing your new investment will stand the test of time.

Contact Granite and TREND Transformations if you’re ready to finally transform your space. Our design experts will help you turn your vision into reality. Reach out to us today to schedule your free in-home design consultation!