Time For A Kitchen Makeover - And Make It Fast!

With the kitchen changing its role toward becoming the central gathering place in the home, there is now a move to bolder, more vibrant colours to reflect its status as the ‘new living room’.
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May 19, 2011 - PRLog -- Since many properties were developed or remodelled during the late 90’s, early noughties housebuilding boom, it’s probably time for many people to think about updating their kitchen décor and introducing the bright reds and oranges, emerald greens, shades of blue and grey, and other bursts of colour that are being talked about for 2011. Not so long ago, that would have entailed a brand new fitted kitchen, necessitating ripping out the old cabinets, several weeks’ household disruption and considerable expense. Now, however, kitchen makeover specialists Granite Transformations of Lymington can reface your worktops and cabinets instead of replacing them, usually within one or two days and without all the mess and aggravation.

Apart from saving money, refacing makes planning sense, because most of us prefer to retain the same kitchen layout, want to avoid changing all the wiring and plumbing, and would like the job completed quickly. Worktop and cabinet refacing is a quick and affordable way to remodel your kitchen and, for those of us who are environment friendly, there’s minimal builder’s rubble going to landfill.

When it comes to this season’s bold, vibrant colours and unusual new designs, Granite Transformations certainly has it covered, especially as its tough, hardwearing surfaces fit directly over your existing worktops. There’s juicy Cristallino Orange, dramatic Cristallino Blue, contemporary Cristallino Red and bright emerald Dream Green, all made from post-consumer glass like used wine and beer bottles, yet tougher than granite and virtually maintenance-free. So not only are they eco-friendly to fit, they are made from sustainable material.

There are funky black and white tones in Granite Transformations’ granite and quartz worktop range too, like Nero Marquis, Nero Galaxy and Black Star, or Polar Ice, Ghiaccio and White Star. Again all are high in recycled content and able to withstand knocks, scratches, stains and heat up to 300˚C. There’s also a whole palette of earthen and desert shades like Walker Gold, Mocha Real, Veneto, Terra Ombra and Sabbia D’Oro, which team well with pale wood and coffee-coloured cabinets or contrast with high gloss, primary colour doors.

For 2011, Granite Transformations has introduced a naturalistic veined look that is unique to this type of manufactured stone worktop. This contrasting effect can be found on midnight black Nero Marquis, cool misty Cape Cod Green and the soft quartz tones of Fire Beige. Adding steel to the range, as it were, are fashionable new designs Dark Steel and Blue Steel, which feature intriguing traces of semi-precious material recovered from computer chips.

Nor does the choice end with around 60 different worktop finishes, because Granite Transformations enables you to complete the makeover effect with made-to-measure replacement kitchen doors and drawer fronts. Here the opportunity to introduce bursts of colour comes with High Gloss Red, High Gloss Paprika, Ultragloss Saffron, Ultragloss Plum or more muted shades like Matt Aubergine and Matt Olive. On top of that there are black and white door designs that go well with contrasting and colourful worktops or timeless classics in a variety of woodgrains that go with more or less anything.

What’s more, the cabinet refacing is carried out by the same Granite Transformations qualified fitters that install the worktops. So instead of various sub-contractors, there are just two workmen in your home and, because most of the fabricating work is undertaken off-site, they won’t be clogging up your kitchen for weeks, just a couple or so days. There’s also a unique lifetime guarantee on the replacement worktops and, because wood’s a softer material, a still-generous 2 year warranty on made-to-measure doors.

New worktops often mean upgrading your sink and taps too and Granite Transformations can supply and install these too in stainless steel or silk sheen finishes, as well as hobs, oven, hoods and other appliances should your budget stretch that far, using top brand names like Franke, Neff and Hotpoint. Then, if you fancy treating your remodelled kitchen to a ‘floating’ island unit, say, or some extra storage cabinets, their fitters can build and install new units, possibly introducing design features like luxurious waterfall ends. Again, they’ll do most of the work off site, so there’s limited dust, debris and power tool orchestra.

But that’s not all, because all of those colourful, diamond-bright work surfaces are also perfect for bathroom makeovers too. These inherently tough, lightweight, 100% waterproof granite, quartz and recycled glass materials will fit just as easily over tiles, bath panels, vanity units and painted walls, the large slab sizes creating virtually seamless finishing surfaces. Imagine that, a striking emerald green bathroom, a dramatic Black Star bathroom, a shower clad with Dark Steel, or an island bath encased in Polar White or brilliant Cristallino Red.

It goes without saying that Granite Transformations’ qualified fitters will measure up, template and install your dream bathroom makeover too. The lifetime material warranty still applies and you could even replace those bathroom cabinet and cupboard doors with something made-to-measure in black or white or saffron or aubergine or plum or lava or olive…

To see all the exciting kitchen and bathroom makeover possibilities and talk your ideas through with an interior design consultant, visit your local Granite Transformations showroom at 13/14 St. Thomas Street, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9NA  or Tel: 01590 673 134
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Tags:Kitchen, Bathroom, Granite, Worktops, Makeover, Design, Cabinet, Contemporary, Eco-friendy, Franke, Neff, Hotpoint
Industry:Home, Lifestyle, Property
Location:Bournemouth - Dorset - England
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