At Granite Transformations of Santa Rosa, we strive to make the demolition and installation process of any home renovation project quick and simple so you can focus on the fun part—making design selections that will turn your house into your dream home. That means when it comes to installing new kitchen backsplash, you’ll be spending less time looking up DIY backsplash installation videos and more time getting inspired to select the surface that captures your style.

Ready to get started? Call Granite Transformations of Santa Rosa today to set up your complimentary design consultation, or try out our new visualizer to design your space from the comfort of your home!

What’s in style for kitchen backsplashes?

With so many patterns and designs to choose from, backsplash gives you a unique opportunity to add character to your kitchen. Whether you want to add a pop of color with mosaic tiles or keep things sleek and modern by extending your countertop surface—Granite Transformations of Santa Rosa can help you turn your ideas into reality.

Here are a few of our favorite kitchen backsplash trends to help you get inspired:

Mosaic Backsplash

Wanting to add color to your kitchen, but not ready to commit to painting your cabinets? Mosaic tile backsplash is sure to make a statement with hues ranging from red to blue. Mosaic tiles are also available in neutral colors for those looking for a more contemporary color pallet.

Subway Tile

Subway tile backsplash has been increasingly popular as more homeowners opt for clean lines and minimal designs throughout their home. Whether you’re wanting the look of traditional white subway tile or want to add a pop of color, Granite Transformations has a wide variety of options to choose from.

Mother of Pearl Backsplash

The iridescent shine of mother of pearl backsplash is sure to add a level of sophistication to any kitchen. Our Metropolis Pearl Mosaic Tile offers the same elegance as mother of pearl while also offering depth by incorporating varying shapes and contrasting shades.

Matching Backsplash and Countertops

Want the sleek look of matching backsplash and countertops? We can do that, too! Extending your countertop surface up your wall creates a seamless, contemporary design and is possible with any of our countertop surfaces.

Call Granite Transformations for Backsplash Installation in Santa Rosa!

If you’ve been eyeing marble surfaces for your next home renovation project, you’ve likely already stumbled across the cons of using marble for kitchen and bathroom countertops. Authentic marble countertops are porous, high-maintenance, and less durable compared to other natural stone countertops. Understandably, that’s enough to steer most homeowners away.

But what if you could enjoy the look of a marble kitchen without the added worry and maintenance? With etherium® by E-Stone marble countertops from Granite Transformations of Santa Rosa, you can.

Beauty of Marble, Benefits of etherium® by E-Stone

At Granite Transformations of Santa Rosa, all of the surfaces in our Marble Countertops Collection boast the timeless beauty of traditional marble surfaces, yet are made from quartz and recycled glass. These elements, together with our proprietary sealing agent ForeverSeal®, join to create a surface that’s nonporous, stain and scratch-resistant, and low-maintenance—perfect for backsplash, bathroom or kitchen countertops, walk-in showers, or even a fireplace.

Our marble countertops aren’t just easy to maintain—they’re also easy to install. Granite Transformations’ unique installation process requires little-to-no demolition and can be done in as quickly as one day!

Benefits of installing marble countertops with Granite Transformations

Find the Surface You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Interested in learning more about our marble countertop collection? Call Granite Transformations of Santa Rosa today to schedule your complimentary design consultation, or browse our entire collection of countertops and surfaces!

Grey is no longer to be considered dull. In 2020, we’re bringing grey kitchen cabinets to the forefront in style. This Santa Rosa homeowner decided it was time to upgrade their outdated kitchen. Rather than going safe and traditional with natural wood or white cabinets, they decided to go with a cabinet color that’s a little more unconventional—and we’re here for it.

Although grey is often associated with modesty and boredom, at Granite Transformations of Santa Rosa, we’re here to help you style your kitchen to ensure your grey cabinets lay the groundwork for a chic space. Here are some of our tips for creating a beautiful space with grey kitchen cabinets:

1. Mix Up a Variety of Colors, Surfaces, and Patterns

While grey kitchen cabinets themselves won’t cause your kitchen to look uninteresting, grey kitchen cabinets along with grey walls, floors, backsplash, and countertops probably will. The best thing to do when installing grey kitchen cabinets is to think of a few other colors or patterns you want to use as accents throughout the kitchen. Try incorporating subtle pops of color in your backsplash or using natural wood countertops and flooring to contrast the cooler-toned grey.

2. Make Sure to Add Contrast

If you’re going to have dark grey kitchen cabinets, remember that a lack of contrast can cause a room to lose its visual appeal. Not only that, too many dark design elements can make a room feel small and crowded. Try pairing dark grey cabinets with light countertops and backsplash.

3. Think About the Future

If you’re wondering whether grey kitchen cabinets are “too trendy”—our advice is to go with whatever you fancy. If you’re the one seeing your kitchen every morning, you should fill it with things you admire! Neutral hues themselves will never go out of fashion. If you’re concerned about the timelessness of your kitchen, consider the combination of design elements you’ll be joining. Try pairing your grey kitchen cabinets with white marble countertops, subway tile, natural materials, and shaker-style cabinets to incorporate other elements that seem to transcend the laws of time.

Call Granite Transformations for Kitchen Remodeling Today!

If you’re ready to try something new with your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or any other living space, call Granite Transformations of Santa Rosa today. We’ll provide a complimentary design consultation to help you get started on your remodeling project!

Traditional kitchen renovations can take weeks to accomplish. In addition to being time-consuming processes, countertop and cabinet replacements require a significant amount of demolition that is both messy and disruptive to your daily routine. At Granite Transformations, we have affordable, quick-installing solutions for your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project.

This Santa Rosa homeowner enjoyed a fast turn-around on their kitchen remodeling project with cabinet refacing and countertop overlay services from Granite Transformations.

Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet refacing can give your kitchen a stylish, updated look without the mess and demolition typically required with cabinet replacement. By preserving the strongest part of your existing cabinets and only installing new doors and drawer fronts, cabinet refacing is significantly less expensive and less time-consuming.

Countertop Overlay

Countertop overlays make changing up your kitchen surfaces a breeze—especially for this homeowner, who wanted the look of concrete countertops without the drawbacks. Portland Silver engineered stone countertop overlay gives the look of real concrete without the cost, weight, cracks, and high-maintenance.

Granite Transformations’ overlay countertops make the kitchen remodeling process quick and easy. We helped this Santa Rosa homeowner give their kitchen a clean, contemporary appeal with Portland Silver quartz overlay countertops that mimic the look of industrial concrete and traditional stone.

3 Benefits of Quartz Overlay Countertops from Granite Transformations

There are many benefits to overlay countertops. Here are just a few:

1. Mess-free installation

You don’t have to completely rip out your existing countertops to resurface them. At Granite Transformations of Santa Rosa, our quartz overlay countertops are cut to perfectly cover existing counters, ensuring your new countertop installation requires little-to-no demolition.

2. Eco-friendly alternative to countertop replacement

Our overlay countertops provide an eco-friendly alternative to countertop replacement by removing the need to dispose of old countertops in the landfill. Additionally, our quartz overlay countertops are made with 78% post-consumer recycled glass, making them even better for the environment.

3. Durability

All of our countertops and surfaces are manufactured in our very own U.S. facility. Thus, we can guarantee their strength and durability with a Lifetime Limited Warranty. Our quartz overlay countertops are scratch-, stain-, mold-, and heat-resistant. Plus, they’re made with our proprietary polymer resin ForeverSeal® which ensures your surfaces are nonporous and will never need to be resealed.

This Santa Rosa home was updated with sleek, modern kitchen design for 2019. Granite Transformations installed new Arabescato quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, a stainless steel undermount sink, and white shaker style cabinet refacing.

What is modern interior design?

Modern design reflects the values of the late 19th and early 20th-century modern art movement, which rejected the ornate embellishment of the Gothic, Renaissance, and Victorian design styles. Put simply, modern interior design is all about minimalism and functionality. You’ll see neutral colors and lack of clutter, as well as clean, straight lines. Modern interior design is often confused with a contemporary design. However, the two are very different. Contemporary design is actually whatever style is occurring at the present—it’s unique and fluid.

Modern Kitchen Design Ideas for 2019

If you’re looking to transform your kitchen, here are some tips we have for modern kitchen design in 2019:

Sleek and Stylish Countertop Overlays

Countertop overlays are a great way to give your kitchen a completely fresh look without the time and effort of complete countertop replacement. Our countertop overlays come in a wide variety of patterns and styles perfect for a modern kitchen design, including quartz, recycled glass, concrete, and marble.

Minimal Backsplash

Because of modern design’s commitment to minimalism, many modern kitchens keep the backsplash understated—or opt for no backsplash at all. A white subway tile backsplash is perfect for modern kitchens because of its use of straight, clean lines.

White Shaker Cabinet Refacing

Many older homes have detailed oak cabinets that may not be suitable for a modern aesthetic. Cabinet refacing is a mess-free, affordable, and quick way to update your kitchen cabinetry without having to completely replace the boxes. This Santa Rosa homeowner chose to reface their cabinets with white shaker doors and drawers, giving the space a sleek and minimal look.

Contemporary Cabinets & New Countertops in Santa Rosa

Granite Transformations helped these homeowners transform their kitchen with contemporary cabinets and new countertops. These updates, along with a white tile backsplash, new sink, and stainless steel appliances, completely transformed this Santa Rosa kitchen.

Contemporary White Cabinets

We replaced the old, outdated wooden drawers and faces with our Expressions cabinetry in bisque. These bright new cabinets successfully opened up the space, making it appear brighter and more inviting.

New, Easy-to-Maintain Granite Countertops

We also updated their tile countertops with something a little easier to maintain. Our Terra Chiara granite countertops are nonporous and scratch-, stain-, and heat-resistant. Whereas before weekly cleaning involved scrubbing the grout between tiles, our granite slabs can be cleaned with simply a soft cloth, soap, and water!

Call Granite Transformations for Kitchen Remodeling in Santa Rosa

Ready to transform your kitchen with contemporary cabinets, new countertops, cabinet refacing, or tile backsplashes? Call Granite Transformations of Santa Rosa today for a free design consultation!

Together, your countertops and cabinets take up a lot of surface area in your kitchen—if one or the other is outdated, it can dramatically change the feel of your space. One of the best ways to bring new life to a kitchen that feels old-fashioned is installing modern kitchen countertops and cabinets. Granite Transformations helped this Santa Rosa homeowner do just that, completely transforming the look of their kitchen.

Marble Modern Countertops

Marble is one of the most popular choices for kitchen countertops. At Granite Transformations, not only do our marble slabs look beautiful in any room, but they’re also durable, easy to maintain, and eco-friendly! Made of quartz and recycled glass, our slabs and surfaces have the appearance of rare stone while giving you the benefits of etherium® by E-stone.

Modern Cabinet Refacing

In addition to installing marble countertops, we refaced the old kitchen cabinets. By replacing the old cabinet faces with recessed miter doors and drawers, the cabinets now boast an elegant appeal. And, because we didn’t have to replace the cabinet boxes, the homeowner saved thousands of dollars!

Call Granite Transformations for Santa Rosa Kitchen Remodeling

Ready to transform your kitchen? Call Granite Transformations today for a free design consultation to get started!

Concrete surfaces are one of the hottest new trends in interior design. Their rise in popularity can be attributed to their handcrafted beauty and versatility—they’ve come a long way from their industrial roots and can now be found in a wide variety of design styles. Whether your home’s style is modern or farmhouse, concrete countertops seem to be a rock-solid choice.

However, they do present some concerns that make us wonder if authentic concrete countertops are all they’re cracked up to be.

Authentic Concrete Surfaces: Why They’re Not All They’re Cracked Up to Be

Though we love the look of authentic concrete surfaces, they’re not the most ideal countertop material for bathrooms and kitchens. If concrete does one thing, it’s crack. Even when installed, sealed, and maintained perfectly, it’s impossible to have a concrete countertop without at least hairline cracks. They’re also susceptible to larger fractures due to pressure or natural home settlement—these cracks are almost impossible to repair and often require replacing the entire portion of the slab.

Here are a few other concerns that come with concrete surfaces:

  • Concrete is porous in nature, and without proper sealant, can absorb liquids that lead to bacteria growth, cracks, and stains. Thus, you’ll have to seal natural concrete surfaces at least once a year.
  • Concrete countertops are extremely heavy and weigh in at around 20-25 pounds per square foot. This often requires reinforcing cabinetry and flooring so they’re capable of bearing the load.
  • Despite its common use, concrete is actually one of the more expensive countertop options. It’s considered a high-end material when used as countertops and their fabrication requires skill.

Get the Look of Concrete Countertops With the Benefits of etherium® by E-stone

At Granite Transformations, we offer a line of surfaces that mimic the look of concrete countertops yet boast the benefits of etherium® by E-stone. You’ll enjoy the aesthetic of concrete without the cracks, stains, weight, and expense.

etherium® by E-stone Concrete Countertops Benefits

  • Sealed with our proprietary polymer resin, ForeverSeal®, all surfaces are heat, stain, scratch, mold, and mildew resistant.
  • Our unique sealing agent ensures your concrete countertop surface is nonporous and will never need to be sealed, saving you both time and money.
  • Each slab is handcrafted in our very own manufacturing facility, so the strength and durability of your countertop surface are guaranteed with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
  • Made of quartz and 78% post-consumer recycled glass, etherium® by E-stone concrete countertops are an eco-friendly option for your kitchen or bathroom renovation.

Call Granite Transformations for Concrete Countertop Installation!

Ready to transform your kitchen or bath with the look of handcrafted concrete slabs? Call Granite Transformations today to learn more about our premium surfaces!

Transforming your seldom-used or outdated tub into a spacious, luxurious walk-in shower can give your bathroom a fast and practical upgrade. Granite Transformations of Santa Rosa specializes in bathroom renovations, including shower remodeling and tub to shower conversions.

Why a Tub to Shower Conversion?

Choosing to convert your tub into a shower can be rewarding, especially if you already have a functioning bathtub elsewhere in the home. Here are three ways a tub to shower conversion can add value to your home:

  1. A tub to shower conversion can free up valuable space in small guest baths. Large tubs can mean less room for storage, getting dressed, and counter space.
  2. For those who use mobility aids, showers make bathing more convenient. A zero-threshold shower can make entering and exiting easier for those who use wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility aids by removing large walls and curbs that need to be stepped over.
  3. Large tubs and busy shower curtains can take up space and make a room feel crowded. Showers, especially walk-ins with clear glass doors, make a bathroom of any size feel open and spacious.

Need Bathtub Remodeling?

Bathtubs can hold their weight in value, especially when it comes to the homes of families with young children and dogs. For this reason, real estate agents often advise homeowners against a tub to shower conversion when there is only one bathtub in the house. But what if your sole bathtub is large and outdated? Granite Transformations can help! A new tub surround can dramatically improve your bathroom. Call today for more information about how we can transform your tub!

Design Options for Tub to Shower Conversions

At Granite Transformations, we offer a wide range of countertops, cabinets, tiles, and slabs for your bathroom remodeling and tub to shower conversion projects. You won’t have to settle for boring fiberglass or acrylic shower stalls ever again.

A complete kitchen remodel can bring new life to a formally tired, dreary kitchen. Even in kitchens with little natural light, cabinet refacing and the installation of lighter surfaces can achieve a more inviting and brighter appeal. A brighter kitchen not only appears larger, but it can have a positive impact on your mood and culinary experience.

Elements of a Brighter Kitchen

Looking to brighten up your kitchen? Granite Transformations revived this dim Santa Rosa kitchen using the following elements:

  • White RTF Kitchen Cabinetry: We completed cabinet refacing to transform this kitchen’s dull, outdated cabinetry. Using white cabinets automatically opens up the room and gives it a modern touch. Pair white cabinets with black hardware for rich contrast.
  • Quartz Royal Ivory Countertops: Composed of quartz, porcelain, and recycled glass, the Royal Ivory countertops used in this kitchen remodel are both beautiful and eco-friendly. These white counters are sealed with ForeverSeal®, so you’ll never have to worry about stains and scratches.

Marble has undergone an enormous revival over the last few years—and that comes as no surprise. Its age-old elegance embellishes some of the most beautiful structures in the world, including the Taj Mahal and Washington Monuments.

The stone brings a sense of sophistication to every interior. Paired with the right decor, it can transform a dreary room into a chic living space. Our kitchen and bathroom remodel team incorporated quartz marble countertops into this Santa Rosa, CA, home, leaving the space feeling brighter and more inviting than ever.

Marble Makes a Statement in This Master Bathroom Remodel

This once tired, out-dated master bathroom is now a chic, modern personal spa. Our bathroom remodeling team helped these Santa Rosa homeowners transform their master bath with state-of-the-art RTF cabinet refacing and Statuario marble countertops. The quartz marble shower, tub surround, and countertops create the perfect backdrop for the room’s minimalist fixtures and decor.

Pairing Marble Counters with Dark Cabinets for a Modern Kitchen Renovation

With dark, sleek cabinets and quartz marble countertops, this kitchen was transformed into a modern, upscale living space. The homeowners chose to install a waterfall feature on the island, adding a unique statement piece to the kitchen.