Few home improvement projects can compare to the feeling of remodeling a room to make it perfect for your specific needs, especially a room where you spend a lot of time. The kitchen is truly the heart of any home, and this project gave us the opportunity to create one family’s dream kitchen in Berkley, MI.

Contemporary Kitchen Renovation

For this contemporary kitchen remodel, our install team created a bright, clean, open space where the homeowners will have ample space to cook and gather with friends and family. High cabinets maximize storage space and the glass door fronts add another element of openness, making the space feel larger and more welcoming.

Elements of Contemporary Kitchen Remodeling

A few key elements helped elevate this standard space a clean, contemporary kitchen. Resurfacing cabinets allowed us to upgrade their look without the added expense of purchasing new cabinets. This included the addition of glass fronts to some of the cabinet doors. A new backsplash, engineered stone countertops, and high-end finishes helped round out this contemporary Berkley, MI, kitchen renovation.

Call the Granite Gurus

Granite Transformations has served Michigan homeowners with top-notch remodeling services since 1996, and we’d be happy to help with your next Berkley or Farmington Hills, MI remodeling project. Give us a call or fill out the form on this page to contact us today!

Little Rock Kitchen Gets BIG Makeover

This kitchen transformation in Cabot, AR took what was once a dark, cramped room—due in large part to black countertops that extended up the wall, all the way to the bottom of the upper cabinets—and transformed it into an open, airy, modern kitchen.

The old, black counter paired with a medium-toned cabinet color and little access to natural light closed off the kitchen. It needed plenty of lighter cosmetic touches to brighten and open up the space.

New Countertops and New Backsplash Create Gorgeous Cooking Space

Tearing out the old, black material and replacing the Cabot countertops with a brighter piece instantly added more light and updated the space, giving the kitchen a more modern look overall. The speckled titan grey even makes the same cabinets from the old kitchen look entirely renewed!

By adding a complementary backsplash that picks up on the multitude of grey tones in the new countertops, our installers helped create added visual interest to break up the space. Plus, the easy-to-clean tile materials are perfect for Arkansas kitchens, bathrooms, and mudrooms.

Contact Granite Transformations of Little Rock, AR

If you’re thinking about updating your kitchen in Little Rock or the surrounding area—or throughout the U.S., in fact!—call the team at Granite Transformations. We have dozens of locations across the United States, British Columbia, and Ontario, and our teams can take your home renovation ideas and make them your new reality. Just get in touch with a location near you and let us know what you’re planning for your dream kitchen, and we’ll handle the rest!

New Sink & Counters Refresh This CO Springs Kitchen

New Light and New Life

This kitchen was functional, but far from fantastic. Dark countertops felt like a heavy anchor weighing down the room, while a strip of backsplash protected only a few inches of space before giving way to white walls. Our team replaced the drab countertops, backsplash, and sink with more modern options to breathe new life into this dated kitchen.

Colorado Springs, CO Kitchen Transformation

Our team started by removing the old, dark counters with King Ivory engineered stone. This gorgeous, eco-friendly engineered stone has a scratch- and stain-resistant, nonporous surface, making it a great choice for kitchens. It’s an extremely low-maintenance piece that doesn’t need special care or treatments to remain beautiful for years to come.

A backsplash was necessary to create enough contrast in the room and properly protect the walls between the counters and upper cabinets. Fine Lines Sardinia was dark enough to pop while still complementing some of the brown and beige tones used throughout the room.

Finally, we installed an enlarged double sink to increase prep and clean up capacity. A dark color was the perfect choice to bring out the backsplash and tie the space together, creating a cohesive kitchen this family will love for years to come!

Choose Granite Transformations for Your Kitchen Updates

When you’re looking to update a kitchen in Colorado Springs, Granite Transformation has the team to turn your dreams into reality. Granite Transformations of Colorado Springs specializes in kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room renovation including cabinets, countertops, backsplash, and more. Plus, our complimentary in-home design consultations can help you navigate our wide list of product offerings, narrowing down your options to the perfect fit for your home.

It’s no surprise that recycled glass countertops are rapidly gaining popularity. This eco-friendly option for bathroom and kitchen countertops isn’t just helping the environment—it’s also available in a wide variety of colors and designs. Recycled glass countertops are made with up to 78% post-consumer recycled materials—this means that each installation keeps waste, such as plastic bottles, out of our oceans and landfills.

If you’re looking to renovate your kitchen or bathroom, call Granite Transformations of Charlotte to browse our selection of recycled glass countertops and learn more about the installation process.

Our Recycled Glass Countertop Colors and Product Line

Our recycled glass countertops collection has an option for every style whether it be modern or eclectic. A calming blue countertop can turn your bathroom into a serene oasis, while reflective white can help a kitchen appear clean and open. Click below to view our full selection of colors and styles.

Don’t Choose Between Rare Natural Stone and Eco-Friendly Recycled Glass

For those who love the look of rare natural stone cut from quarry, but want to ensure their kitchen or bathroom remodel is as environmentally-friendly as possible—look no further. etherium™ by E-Stone can give you the best of both worlds. Each slab resembles some of the world’s rarest stone, yet is made of 78% post-consumer recycled material in combination with common stone and quartz.

Recycled Glass Countertops FAQ

  1. How durable are recycled glass countertops?
    Recycled glass countertops are very durable and made for everyday use. They’re scratch-, stain-, and impact-resistant, making them perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. With that said, you’ll still need to maintain proper care of your countertops to keep them in peak condition. Don’t leave highly acidic juices or harsh chemicals on them for long, and avoid using sharp objects directly on their surface.
  2. How much do recycled glass countertops cost?
    Depending on the size of your counters and the specific product you choose, recycled glass countertops vary in price. Our products are made with a combination of post-consumer recycled glass and natural stone, quartz, porcelain, or granite. The combination of these materials will affect the price.
  3. Where to buy recycled glass countertops?
    Granite Transformations of Charlotte offers a line of recycled glass countertops, with options ranging from beautiful blue crushed glass to reflecting white quartz and recycled glass. As you’re on the hunt for the perfect slab, you’ll want to bear in mind that not all glass countertops are created equal. Unlike some other vendors, you can trust the durability of our products, which are all backed by a lifetime limited warranty.

Whether your tub is seldom-used or simply an eyesore, a tub to shower conversion can transform your space in as little as one day. Granite Transformations of Charlotte specializes in creating spacious, luxurious walk-in showers for homeowners wanting a fast and practical upgrade to their bathroom.

Why Invest in a Tub to Shower Conversion?

Some real estate agents will caution against converting your tub to a shower. While it’s true that bathtubs can hold great value, especially to families with young children and dogs, tubs that are outdated, unattractive, or space-hogs in small bathrooms can actually do more harm than good.

As long as you already have a tub elsewhere in your home, choosing to go ahead with a tub to shower conversion can be rewarding for your family and guests. Here are some of the top reasons homeowners choose to convert their bath to a shower:

  1. Bathtubs can take up valuable space in small guest baths. If you have a guest bathroom with a large tub yet little room for changing or using the vanity, a tub to shower conversion can open up space.
  2. Showers can make bathing more convenient for those who use mobility aids. For those who use wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility aids, zero-threshold showers make getting in and out easier by eliminating the need to step or be lifted over large walls and curbs.
  3. Showers can make a bathroom feel more open and modern. Large, clunky bathtubs and busy shower curtains can take up a lot of space and make a room appear crowded. Showers, especially if they’re walk-in and have clear glass doors, can make any bathroom feel more open and spacious.

Tub to Shower Conversion Design Options

Granite Transformations offers a wide variety of products for your bathroom remodels and tub to shower conversion projects. You won’t have to settle for boring fiberglass or acrylic shower stalls—we offer a large selection of breathtaking etherium by E-Stone™ slabs and beautiful mosaic tiles.

Bathtub Remodels

Wanting to preserve your home’s only tub? Prefer the look of a bathtub, but the one in your home fails to measure up? Wanting to give your bathroom an updated look, but don’t necessarily want to install a new shower? A tub to shower conversion isn’t the only bathroom remodeling project that Granite Transformations offers to Charlotte homeowners. We have a large selection of tiles and slabs to surround your tub or shower. We also offer cabinet refacing, vanity tops, and flooring to completely transform your space.

High-end concrete is one of the hottest trends for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities. Concrete countertops are extremely versatile and can be used in a wide variety of interior design styles, including modern, industrial, and even farmhouse. With that said, they do present some problems that may have you wondering whether real concrete countertops are all they’re cracked up to be.

The Downsides of Concrete Countertops

Despite its handcrafted beauty and versatility, concrete is not an ideal surface for bathrooms and kitchens. Concrete cracks easily, and it’s virtually impossible to have a slab poured without at least a few hairline fractures—even with perfect installation, high-quality sealant, and meticulous care. Concrete countertops are also more vulnerable than other surfaces to large fractures caused by settlement or pressure. And, unfortunately, these cracks often cannot be repaired and will most likely require replacing the entire slab.

Here are more concerns that real concrete countertops pose:

  • Concrete is naturally porous, meaning it absorbs liquids that can lead to cracks, stains, and bacteria growth. Sealant must be initially applied during the installation process and re-applied at least once a year to prevent liquid absorption.
  • Concrete is heavy, and concrete countertops can weigh around 20-25 pounds per square foot. This may require you to reinforce your cabinetry and flooring to improve their load-bearing capacity.
  • The concrete material used for countertops is considered high-end and is one of the most expensive options for kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
  • Though concrete is commonly used in less glamorous applications, crafting concrete slabs to use as countertops requires a lot of skill and experience.

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

At Granite Transformations of Charlotte, we offer a line of surfaces that mimic the look of concrete countertops while offering homeowners the benefits of etherium™ by E-stone.

The Benefits of etherium™ by E-stone Concrete Countertops

  • Each surface is sealed with ForeverSeal®, our proprietary polymer resin, which makes your countertops stain, heat, scratch, and mold resistant.
  • With the help of our unique sealing agent, all surfaces are nonporous and will never need to be resealed.
  • Because each slab is handcrafted in our own manufacturing facility in the U.S., we can guarantee the strength and durability of your countertop surface with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
  • etherium™ by E-stone concrete countertops are made of a mixture of quartz and 78% post-consumer recycled glass, making them an eco-friendly option for your kitchen or bathroom remodel.

Call Granite Transformations Today 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!

There’s no denying marble’s ability to bring a touch of elegance to any room—but the work that goes into maintaining marble countertops isn’t quite as glamorous. If you’ve been considering integrating marble into your next home renovation project, you’ve likely stumbled across the cons of marble countertops. Real marble countertops are beautiful, yet porous, high-maintenance, and less durable than other natural stones. Understandably, that’s enough to steer many homeowners away.

But what if you could enjoy the look of a marble kitchen without the added stress and maintenance of authentic marble countertops? Now you can—with etherium™ by E-stone marble countertops from Granite Transformations of Charlotte.

Beauty of Marble Countertops, Benefits of etherium™ by E-Stone

All of the surfaces in our Marble Countertops Collection boast the timeless beauty of traditional marble surfaces in a variety of colors and patterns. However, rather than being made of porous and fragile marble, our marble countertops are made from quartz and recycled glass. These elements, along with our proprietary sealing agent ForeverSeal®, join to create a surface that looks like real marble—yet is nonporous, low-maintenance, and stain- and scratch-resistant. With their elegant look and resilient characteristics, our etherium™ by E-Stone marble countertops are perfect for backsplashes, bathroom or kitchen countertops, walk-in showers, floors, and even fireplaces!

Effortless Maintenance, Easy Installation

Not only are our marble countertops easy to maintain, but they’re also easy to install. At Granite Transformations of Charlotte, our unique installation process requires little-to-no demolition and can be completed as quickly as in one day! We simply install your new slab on top of your existing countertops—eliminating the time, mess, and labor of ripping out and removing old surfaces.

Benefits of Installing Marble Countertops with Granite Transformations

Meet the Surface You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Interested in learning more about our marble countertop collection? Call Granite Transformations of Charlotte today to schedule your complimentary design consultation, tour our showroom (select locations only), or browse our entire collection of countertops and surfaces!

At Granite Transformations of Charlotte, we’re committed to making the demolition and installation process of all your home remodeling projects simple so you can focus on the fun part—choosing the design elements that will turn your house into your dream home. When it comes to backsplash installation, we take care of the hard work so you can spend less time searching for DIY tips and more time searching for inspiration. We offer a wide selection of mosaics and backsplashes to help you select the surface that captures your style.

Ready to get started? Set up your complimentary design consultation by calling Granite Transformations of Charlotte today, or try out our visualizer to design your space from the comfort of your home!

What’s in style for kitchen backsplashes?

With seemingly endless patterns and designs to choose from, backsplash gives you the perfect opportunity to add personality to your kitchen. Whether you love the elegance of mother of pearl backsplash or want to incorporate a pop of color with mosaic tile, Granite Transformations of Charlotte can help you bring your ideas to life.

Here are a few of our favorite kitchen backsplash trends:

Mosaic Backsplash

Mosaic backsplash is as beautiful as it is timeless, giving you endless colors to choose from and visual depth with varying tile sizes and contrasting shades. Whether you want to add color to your kitchen or keep a more contemporary pallet with neutral hues, Granite Transformations has something to suit your style.

Subway Tile

As more homeowners opt for clean lines and minimal design, subway tiles have become a staple. A traditional white subway tile backsplash is perfect for brightening up any kitchen, while colorful subway tile backsplash makes for a unique statement piece. No matter which look you’re going for, Granite Transformations of Charlotte is here to help you select a kitchen backsplash that you’ll fall in love with.

Mother of Pearl Backsplash

The elegance of pearls isn’t just for jewelry—you can bring the same level of sophistication to your kitchen with mother of pearl backsplash. Our Metropolis Pearl Mosaic Tile offers the iridescent shine of mother of pearl while also offering the visual interest of the varying shapes and contrasting shades of mosaic tile.

Matching Backsplash and Countertops

Choosing to extend your countertop surface to your backsplash can help you create a contemporary, seamless design. Although this is most often seen with marble countertops, any of the surfaces offered by Granite Transformations of Charlotte can be installed as kitchen backsplash.

Call Today for Backsplash Installation in Charlotte!

It’s no surprise that recycled glass countertops are a trend that’s catching quickly. Made of up to 78% post-consumer recycled materials and available in a wide range of colors and designs, they’re both eco-friendly and unique. Interested in installing recycled glass countertops in your kitchen or bathroom? Call Granite Transformations of Colorado Springs today to learn more about our product line, as well as the selection and installation process!

Recycled Glass Countertops Colors and Product Line

From calming blue to sophisticated black, our recycled glass countertop product line offers a wide range of colors and patterns for every taste and style.

Introducing etherium™ by E-Stone

Can’t decide between the look of rare, natural stone and the environmental-friendliness of recycled glass? For those wanting to ensure their kitchen or bathroom remodel is as eco-friendly as possible but love the look of stone cut from quarry, etherium™ by E-Stone™ is the perfect option. etherium™ by E-Stone resembles some of the world’s rarest quarried slabs—yet is made up of small pieces of 78% post-consumer recycled material. The recycled glass in combination with common stone and quartz allows us to provide highly-durable, scratch, stain, and impact resistant countertops that come in a beautiful array of colors and styles.

Recycled Glass Countertops Q&A

Are recycled glass countertops durable?

Our recycled glass countertops are highly durable. Made for everyday use, recycled glass countertops are scratch, stain, and impact resistant. However, you’ll still want to take good care of your countertops to keep them in peak condition. Avoid using sharp objects directly on the surface and don’t leave highly acidic juices or harsh chemicals on them for too long.

How much do recycled glass countertops cost?

The price of purchasing and installing recycled glass countertops will depend on the amount of material needed as well as the specific product you choose. Our recycled glass countertops are made with a mixture of recycled glass and natural stone, quartz, porcelain, granite, or a combination.

Where can I buy recycled glass countertops?

Granite Transformations of Colorado Springs offers a collection of recycled glass countertops, with options ranging from beautiful blue crushed glass to reflecting white quartz. While shopping for recycled glass kitchen countertops, keep in mind that not all glass countertops are created the same, and not all suppliers offer durable products. At Granite Transformations, you can trust the quality of our products which are all backed by a lifetime limited warranty.

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 of Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs 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 of Colorado Springs, 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.

At Granite Transformations of Sacramento, we’re committed to making the demolition and installation process of all your home remodeling projects simple so you can focus on the fun part—choosing the design elements that will turn your house into your dream home. When it comes to backsplash installation, we take care of the hard work so you can spend less time searching for DIY tips and more time searching for inspiration. We offer a wide selection of mosaics and backsplashes to help you select the surface that captures your style.

Ready to get started? Set up your complimentary design consultation by calling Granite Transformations of Sacramento today, or try out our visualizer to design your space from the comfort of your home!

What’s in style for kitchen backsplashes?

With seemingly endless patterns and designs to choose from, backsplash gives you the perfect opportunity to add personality to your kitchen. Whether you love the elegance of mother of pearl backsplash or want to incorporate a pop of color with mosaic tile, Granite Transformations of Sacramento can help you bring your ideas to life.

Here are a few of our favorite kitchen backsplash trends:

Mosaic Backsplash

Mosaic backsplash is as beautiful as it is timeless, giving you endless colors to choose from and visual depth with varying tile sizes and contrasting shades. Whether you want to add color to your kitchen or keep a more contemporary pallet with neutral hues, Granite Transformations has something to suit your style.

Subway Tile

As more homeowners opt for clean lines and minimal design, subway tiles have become a staple. A traditional white subway tile backsplash is perfect for brightening up any kitchen, while colorful subway tile backsplash makes for a unique statement piece. No matter which look you’re going for, Granite Transformations of Sacramento is here to help you select a kitchen backsplash that you’ll fall in love with.

Mother of Pearl Backsplash

The elegance of pearls isn’t just for jewelry—you can bring the same level of sophistication to your kitchen with mother of pearl backsplash. Our Metropolis Pearl Mosaic Tile offers the iridescent shine of mother of pearl while also offering the visual interest of the varying shapes and contrasting shades of mosaic tile.

Matching Backsplash and Countertops

Choosing to extend your countertop surface to your backsplash can help you create a contemporary, seamless design. Although this is most often seen with marble countertops, any of the surfaces offered by Granite Transformations of Sacramento can be installed as kitchen backsplash.

Call Today for Backsplash Installation in Sacramento!