Last Updated on April 25, 2023
If you’re considering updating your kitchen, you may be wondering how long cabinet refacing will last. Cabinet refacing is a great option for those who want to give their kitchen a new look without the expense and hassle of a full renovation. It involves replacing the cabinet doors, drawers, and hardware while keeping the existing cabinet boxes intact.
The longevity of your cabinet refacing project will depend on a few factors, including the quality of materials used, the level of care you give to your cabinets, the amount of wear and tear they receive, and the skill of the contractor performing the refacing. Here’s what you can expect:
Quality of Materials
The materials used in your cabinet refacing project will have a significant impact on the longevity of your cabinets. Higher quality materials, such as solid wood, will last longer than cheaper options like laminate. It’s important to work with a reputable contractor who uses high-quality materials to ensure the longevity of your cabinets.
Care and Maintenance
How you care for your cabinets will also affect their lifespan. Be sure to clean them regularly with a mild cleaner and avoid using abrasive cleaners or scrubbers that can damage the finish. Avoid exposing your cabinets to extreme temperatures, such as placing hot pans directly under the surface, as this can cause warping or cracking. With proper care, your refaced cabinets can last for many years.
Level of Wear and Tear
Finally, the amount of wear and tear your cabinets receive will also impact their longevity. Cabinets in a high-traffic kitchen that are used frequently will naturally experience more wear and tear than cabinets in a kitchen that’s used less frequently. If you have children or pets, they may also contribute to wear and tear on your cabinets. However, refaced cabinets are generally more durable than their older counterparts, so you can expect them to hold up well even with daily use.
Skill of the Contractor
Another important factor is the skill of the contractor performing the refacing. A skilled contractor will take the time to properly prepare the cabinets for the new finish, ensuring that the surface is clean, smooth, and free from any defects that could cause problems down the line. They will also apply the new finish carefully and evenly, avoiding any bubbles or imperfections that could compromise the longevity of the finish.
In conclusion, the lifespan of your refaced cabinets will depend on the quality of materials used, how well you care for them, and the level of wear and tear they receive. With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your refaced cabinets to last for many years to come.
If you’re considering refacing your cabinets, Granite and TREND Transformations should be at the top of your list. Our reputation for high-quality materials, skilled craftsmanship, and exceptional customer service make us a top choice for homeowners looking to upgrade their kitchens or bathrooms. With a wide selection of stylish and durable materials to choose from, including granite, quartz, and recycled glass, you can trust that your refaced cabinets will look great and last for years to come. With Granite and TREND Transformations, you can transform your cabinets and elevate the look of your home with ease.
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Last Updated on April 26, 2023
Granite countertops are stunning and highly sought after by homeowners. However, the countertop replacement process can often be time-consuming and a bit messy. That is why many homeowners have started to turn to granite overlays as an alternative. They provide a new look without the cost and hassle of a complete replacement. But are they worth the investment? Let’s explore the pros and cons of granite overlays and help you decide if they’re the right choice for your home.
What Are Granite Overlays?
Granite overlays are a thin layer of granite that adheres to the top of your existing countertops. At Granite and TREND Transformations, our granite countertops are engineered to last. We offer strong, durable granite overlays in a wide range of colors and styles.
Pros of Granite Overlays
- Easy to Install: Installing granite overlays takes a fraction of the time traditional countertop installation requires. Once your custom countertops are ready, our team of professionals will install them quickly. The whole process often takes just a few days.
- Low Maintenance: Granite overlays are easy to maintain and require minimal upkeep. At Granite and TREND Transformations, our countertop collection comes complete with our proprietary etherium® By E-Stone surfaces with ForeverSeal®. So they are resistant to scratches, heat, mold, mildew, and stains, making them a durable and long-lasting option for your kitchen or bathroom.
- Variety of Options: Our granite overlays come in stunning styles and colors, allowing you to customize your countertops to your taste.
Cons of Granite Overlays
With so many fantastic benefits to granite overlays, there must also be some cons, right? We are happy to say there really isn’t any con to choosing granite overlays. That being said, there is one important note:
Granite overlays are not necessarily suitable for all countertops. For an overlay to work, they need a smooth, flat, stable surface underneath. Without that, the overlays may not adhere properly to the existing surface. So if your current countertop is damaged or uneven, granite overlays may not be your best option. Our team can inspect your existing countertops and determine if your kitchen or bathroom countertops are a good candidate for granite overlays. Our experts will walk you through the entire process, from design to installation, so you will know exactly what to expect.
Are you ready to select your new granite overlays? Do you have additional questions? If so, we are here to help. Our team of granite overlay experts can come to your home for a free in-home consultation, and you can decide for yourself whether granite overlays are right for you. Contact Granite and TREND Transformations today to get started on your new kitchen or bathroom countertop overlay project!
Last Updated on May 5, 2023
Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom is an exciting process. However, the thought of demolishing and rebuilding your cabinets can be stressful, and understandably so. The process requires a significant investment of time and money. Thankfully, there may be a better way. Many times, cabinets don’t actually need a complete overhaul. Instead, cabinet refacing is a viable (and better) option. But what does the cabinet refacing process include?
The first step is to have a thorough inspection completed by a professional. They will ensure the cabinet boxes are in good shape and candidates for refacing rather than replacement. Once that is completed, you can start selecting your new cabinetry style and accessories.
Select the Materials and Hardware
Picking out the new materials and hardware for your cabinets is certainly the fun part. Consider the style you want to achieve for your home and any color preferences. At Granite and TREND Transformations, we offer two high-quality lines of cabinet refacing, each with stunning color choices.
The Cabinet Refacing Process
Once the new materials are selected, our experienced team of cabinet-refacing professionals gets to work. We will remove the existing cabinet doors and drawer fronts. These are reinforced before the new cabinet refacing is installed.
If the existing hinges are in good shape, they can be reused. But if not, they will be replaced. If you have chosen to add new hardware, that will also be installed. Then everything is put back together, and just like that, you have brand-new cabinets!
Cabinet refacing is faster than a traditional remodel, only taking a few days to complete. It also saves you money (so you can consider updating your countertops, too!) and is a less intrusive and less messy process.
If you are ready to tackle the cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom, Granite and TREND Transformations can help. Contact us today to get started or to schedule your free in-home design consultation!
Last Updated on April 25, 2023
Planning an upcoming kitchen or bathroom remodel is an exciting (but perhaps, slightly daunting) task. After all, those two areas are often the most frequently used in any home. And whether you want to do a complete remodel or just update a feature or two, it requires investing time and money. So finding the right style, materials, and design is critical. At Granite and TREND Transformations, we understand how important these decisions are. That is why we offer kitchen and bath stylers, so you can confidently start your upcoming remodel!
We have proudly offered a design tool for kitchen and bath remodels for years to help our customers plan the remodel of their dreams. Like all good things, it was time to enhance and upgrade that tool using the latest technology. Now our 3D Kitchen & Bathroom Design Tool is better than ever!
Our kitchen and bathroom styler features six built-in layouts, so you don’t have to wonder how a style will look in your particular space. The three kitchen layouts available are a traditional kitchen, a spacious kitchen with an island, and a large modern eat-in kitchen. And the bathroom layouts include a traditional combo bathroom, separate shower/tub bath, and luxury separate shower/tub bath. Start by picking the option most closely resembling the space you want to remodel. Then the fun begins!
Choose Your Adventure
The best part about a remodel is the design phase. This step lets your personality shine through as you create a space uniquely…you. Our 3D Kitchen & Bathroom Design Tool offers a chance to try on…well, everything…for size.
Start by plugging your choice of countertop options into the tool. At Granite and TREND Transformations, we carry a wide selection of high-quality countertop surfaces. Choose between granite, quartz, marble, recycled glass, travertine, or concrete finishes. Each line features a stunning array of colors.
Then move on to your cabinets. And, when you work with Granite and TREND Transformations, there is no need to do a complete cabinet tear out and rebuild. As long as the cabinet boxes are in good shape, we can reface the cabinets and breathe new life into your kitchen or bathroom. Finally, consider adding other finishes (such as our gorgeous mosaic tiles) into the styler tool to see how they look.
The extensive Granite and TREND Transformations selection means there is no end to beautiful style and color combinations. And our 3D Kitchen & Bathroom Design Tool is the perfect way to quickly and easily mix and match an endless variety of options!
While our new visualizer tool will help you narrow down your options, we understand sometimes extra inspiration is also helpful. Browse our gallery specifically curated to provide design ideas. Our expert design consultants are always ready to offer a free in-home design consultation to help make your remodeling visions come to life. Contact us today to get started on your kitchen or bathroom remodeling journey!