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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’.
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-
There are funky black and white tones in Granite Transformations’
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’
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’
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