A Stylish, Arlington Kitchen Transformation
We make it easy to transform the look of your kitchen
When Terry and Thomas Sullivan moved into their new home and were looking at ways to freshen up and modernize the space, there was no question who they’d call upon to do the job.
After all, kitchens, like bathrooms, are the workhorses of the home – rooms you want to function well and look great doing it.
Their first experience with using Granite Transformations was in their previous home, when they installed a new marble-look engineered stone overtop of the original tile in the shower, bath surround and countertops, providing a modern, and much easier to clean surface.
To be able to do it without the usual time, disruption and environmental costs of a traditional demolition / renovation made it even better.
Fast-forward to their new home and, faced with ’90s-era wood-trimmed tile counters, a second call was made to the locally owned company, which in addition to environmentally friendly, engineered stone countertops and surfaces, also offers mosaic tiles and cabinet refacing with little-to-no demolition, stress or mess.
“I don’t like working on tile, but we couldn’t remove it without destroying everything,” Terry explains.
To have a beautiful, engineered stone counter installed right over top was the perfect solution.
“It only took two days to install the counter and backsplash, and nothing had to be taken to the landfill.”
Of course, in today’s open-concept homes, it’s also essential that the kitchen look inviting and flow well into the rest of the space. With that in mind, the Sullivans also had the Granite Transformations team reface the fireplace surround in the same material as the kitchen for a modern, cohesive look.
Just like the countertops, the process was seamless!
“They’re really great to work with – when I changed my mind about the backsplash, and wanted them to do that too, they were very accommodating,” Terry says.
“Plus, they have a terrific online tool that lets you envision what the space will look like.”
With the kitchen and fireplace completed, the Sullivan’s are eyeing their two bathrooms next. And when they’re ready, they already know who they’ll be calling to do the job!
Call us today to request your free in-home design consultation to start planning your home transformation, or use the online visualizer at granitetransformations.com. Call 425-998-0107 or email email@example.com to get started today!
Her Kitchen Everett Transformation
“This is the best project I’ve ever done”
When Dale Johnson moved from her custom-built home to a new-to-her rambler, she loved the garden and the location near family … everything about the home, except the kitchen.
With dated black counters and blonde cabinets, “it was the first thing on my list – I had to do the kitchen,” Dale says.
Contemplating the costs of a full renovation, Dale happened to hear from a friend about an exceptional experience getting new countertops from Everett’s Granite Transformations.
“I knew what I liked and what I wanted, but I also wanted to do more than the counters,” Dale says. “I had no idea they could do everything I wanted!”
Not only did the professional team install gorgeous new marble-look counters, they also installed a new farmhouse sink, subway tile backsplash, and all-new shaker-style cabinets fronts with new hardware and soft-close doors and drawers for a custom-look kitchen Dale now loves.
In fact, she loves it so much, she also engaged Granite Transformations to update two bathrooms.
“I had two bathrooms and the full kitchen updated and it was less than the estimate I’d received for just my kitchen,” she says. “It was not only cost-effective, it’s a quality product, and the staff were great to deal with – on time, COVID-conscious and considerate.”
It was also the little things about the team that resonated with her, like how they asked if they could donate her previous sink – still in great shape, but not to her design style.
And her kitchen? “It appears to be twice as large now. I brag about it all the time,” Dale says with a laugh.
“It was a tough move and I struggled connecting with this house, but the kitchen did it for me. I sit in the morning with my coffee and book, look at my kitchen and know that this is the best project I’ve ever done.”
Discover the kitchen you love
In addition to their environmentally friendly engineered stone countertops and surfaces, ranging from a timeless marble appearance, like Dale chose, to a quartz or concrete-look finish, Granite Transformations also offers mosaic tiles and cabinet refacing with little-to-no demolition, stress or mess.
Even better, surfaces are built to resist stains, heat, scratches, mold and mildew, without ever needing to be resealed.
“A kitchen makeover is a great way to transform your space with a shorter timeline and at a fraction of the cost of a complete kitchen remodel,” says April Peterson, marketing manager at Everett’s Granite Transformations
Renovations made easy
When you’re ready to transform your space, reach out to us to request a consultation today.
A Kitchen, Bathroom & Fireplace Transformation
These 30 year newlyweds were ready for a refresh – for their house
30 years into their marriage and nearly 20 years in the same house, Alvin and Joanne were ready for a refresh — not the marriage, Alvin emphasizes.
“It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long! We still feel like newlyweds who got married yesterday,” he says.
But the house was starting to feel a little dated, and the couple heard from a friend that Granite Transformations did really great work. As a former interior designer Joanne took the lead on most decisions, and then Alvin came up with a plan to celebrate their love at the same time.
“I said honey, I don’t think we can afford to do all this, and convinced her to postpone the fireplace and bathroom renovations. But of course in my head I thought, I’m going to make sure we get this done.”
Alvin worked with Granite Transformations to orchestrate a surprise, and they completed the bathroom and fireplace renovations while Joanne was away working as a flight attendant.
“The crew from Granite Transformations were great about working on the surprise. They’d bring paperwork to the school where I volunteer, separated invoices to keep things secret — things like that.”
Alvin emphasizes that his wife was the decision-maker for all the gorgeous design details, and he just said, ‘yes dear.’ But if he didn’t know her preferences, how did he pull together the surprise?
“The fireplace matches the marbled countertops in the kitchen, so that was a no-brainer,” Alvin says, and Joanne had already started to pick things out for the bathroom before they put the project on hold. “I said why don’t you put all your top picks in the folder for later on? And then I took all that to Granite Transformations.”
Joanne, of course, loved the surprise. And Alvin says when visitors come over says they’re always stunned by the transformation. The backsplash Joanne picked out is always a favorite, and the whole space looks totally updated.
“The countertops are great — they’re indestructible! I don’t have to worry about hot pans or water damage — nothing scratches, nothing burns,” Alvin says. “And the crew that did the installation was excellent. I’m a little cautious about having people in my home — I’m a retired police officer so I’m fairly protective — but these were total trustworthy guys.”
Need a kitchen that really cooks? Chris & Nicole love how their kitchen transformation delivers both great value and long-lasting good looks.
Products Used In This Transformation
Subway Onyx Backsplash Tile
Our Onyx subway tile uses hand-cut Karma glass mosaic tiles with natural shading variations and is available in two finishes: corrugated and smooth. It is a tribute to the famous mineral onyx, used for stone carvings and jewelry since the second dynasty of the Egyptian Pharaohs.
Carrara Engineered Stone
Marble is one of the most luxurious materials in the world, and the best marble quarries are in Carrara in Tuscany, Italy. Quartz and glass are the main components of our gray marble countertop Carrara engineered stone, enriched with gray veins to bring a refined Italian design touch to your remodeling project. It is our tribute to the most precious marble that inspired Michelangelo, Canova, and many other historical artists and architects from around the world.
Blanco Silgranite Precis Sink
The single bowl configuration allows easy maneuvering of large pots, pans and baking sheets. Made of SILGRANIT, a high-quality granite composite, that is heat, scratch and stain resistant. It’s non-porous surface is food-safe and easy to clean.
Create a Glamourous Space with New Countertops and Backsplash
Granite tiles and oak cabinets were a staple of kitchen design in the early aughts. Many homes are now ready for a refresh. Renewing your space starts with the easy step of a Granite Transformations Design Consultation.
etherium® By E-Stone Countertops & Surfaces
The Calacatta countertops updated the space to a marble look, without going grey. The warm tones worked great with the client’s paint color and refinished wood floors. etherium® By E-Stone can be used for so much more than countertops. In this project, the open living space is tied together with a matching Calacatta fireplace on the wall opposite the kitchen.
Hand-Cut Glass Tile Backsplash
A true touch of glamour in this space is the Symmetry 1 backsplash from the Immense® collection by Trend Group. Choosing a full backsplash adds eye-catching elegance where walls would otherwise be blank between the countertop and cabinets. And you don’t have to have a large kitchen to make it work! For a modern look in a smaller scale, the Talc Hexagon Mix is a great choice. Or try our Metropolis Opal tile that has the same luminescent qualities in a linear pattern.
Read more about how this renovation came together.