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Design Tips for Your L-Shaped Kitchen

As part of our latest blog series, we will explore the differences and advantages of the five most popular kitchen design layouts which include L-shaped, U-shaped, corner, galley and open concept. This month, we will feature the L-shaped kitchen and show you how this design plan may be the perfect layout for your home.

If you’re looking to maximize your small to medium-sized kitchen space while keeping an open design, an L-shaped kitchen may be your best choice. Homeowners who love to entertain have been embracing the L-shaped design because it allows the host to cook and still entertain their guests in the same space and stay part of the action.

The L-shaped kitchen is a favorite among cooking aficionados since it embraces the highly sought after “work triangle” design. The work triangle relates to in-kitchen spacing and the relationship between the refrigerator, stove and sink. These key kitchen elements are the core of the work triangle, and their specific placement within the kitchen creates an efficient, functional space that is perfect for cooking, cleaning, gathering and conversing.

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Although most kitchen layouts incorporate some version of the L-shaped design, the classic footprint includes the use of one or two adjacent walls. Depending on preference and lifestyle, some homeowners choose to use one wall as the base of the “L” (featuring cabinets and one permanent fixture such as a stove or sink and the other portion of the “L” for an open counter space), while others opt for using two walls and feature cabinets on both the upper and lower parts of both walls of the “L.” Generally, you can expect an L-shaped kitchen to incorporate the stove and sink on one part of the “L,” and the refrigerator and storage on the other part. For the most part, the sink will be placed on an external wall (as plumbing will be more easily accessible). Incorporating a kitchen island is a popular trend when designing an L-shaped kitchen. This is because it not only offers additional counter and storage space, but it is a great gathering and entertaining space for family and guests.

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The L-shaped design plan is becoming a desirable choice for homeowners who are looking to open up their space and allow traffic flow from the kitchen to other rooms in their homes. Although you may sacrifice some extra storage space with an open design plan, you’ll gain the spaciousness you’ve been looking for.

We hope you’ve found this information on L-shaped kitchens helpful. Check out our kitchen remodeling services to see how we can help remodel your kitchen with gorgeous quartz, recycled glass and granite countertops, mosaic tile backsplashes and cabinet refacing. Find a Granite Transformations location near you today.

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Back to School: Dorm Design Tips for Creating a Big Impact in a Small Space

Heading off to college can be an exciting adventure, as students embrace their new found independence and leave the nest. One of the first reality checks for students and their parents is seeing the size of the dorm room and wondering how they’ll fit everything into such a small space. Before panic sets in – keep in mind everyone is in the same boat and wondering the same thing. The good news is that students can finally get creative and personalize their own space, expressing their interests and personalities with products and hacks perfectly designed for dorm living.

The following are some helpful tips and budget-friendly design ideas to inspire turning a drab dorm room into a fun space to call your own.

Tips to Create and Maximize Your Dorm Room Space

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  • Pack the Minimum: It’s not so much what to bring than what not to bring. Packing every pair of shoes and game consoles is not the best idea on the first move. Bringing only the bare essentials is the way to go when first moving into the dorm. Additional items can be moved later – once the student is settled in and knows how much space they’re living with.
  • Maintain Symmetry: For students who are sharing a room, keeping each side symmetrical – by mirroring each other’s arrangements – will make the room look larger and more organized. Using storage bins that fit under the bed is one of the best ways to reduce clutter. Experts say to avoid buying too many large plastic bins that might take up a lot of space under the bed. Instead, they suggest using colored cloth bins, as these are more decorative and will add to the décor if they have to be out and visible in the room.
  • Decorate with Colors and Patterns: Dorm rooms can be dull and dreary, and most colleges and universities do not allow students to paint their rooms. The choice of bedding is the best place to start when planning a dorm theme. Students should pick colors and patterns that make them feel at home. (And, they shouldn’t forget to add plenty of pillows. The bed also acts as a couch, so buying large body pillows is helpful in creating a sofa-bed feel.) Another tip is to try choosing darker colors to hide any spills or stains from those late-night study breaks. To add another pop of color, students might consider adding a cozy blanket to the bed, buying a fun throw rug, or hanging curtains to compliment the comforter. These added touches will tie the room together and add a warm and homey feeling to the space.
  • Memory Wall: Students should leave the posters home and consider filling the walls with pictures of friends and family. As excited as they are about being away, they might still feel homesick. Framing personal photos of special people and memories not only creates a more mature and artistic feel to the space, but brings a touch of home to the room.

Fun and Budget-Friendly Dorm Design Ideas to Make it Your Own

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  • Removable Wall Art: This fun and creative idea is an affordable and easy way to decorate a large wall. Adding 3D texture to the picture can make the design come alive.
  • Washi Tape: This decorative paper tape is all the rage and is finding its way to the most unsuspecting places. Students are using washi tape to create fun designs on the walls and furniture in their dorm rooms, even to decorate their small refrigerators.
  • String Lights: The hanging of string lights has become a staple in dorm living. There’s something about the nostalgia and coziness of the small white lights that creates a sense of warmth and comfort in the room. Students find themselves hanging the lights everywhere – from draping them around their windows to stringing them across their ceilings.
  • Corkboards: Today’s corkboards are a far cry from yesterday’s boring brown boards. With so many sizes, patterns and styles to choose from, students are embracing all the creative ways to use these boards for both function and fashion.  Use a decorative corkboard to hang necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

For those heading off to college, Granite Transformations wishes you the best of luck in your future. For more information about Granite Transformations, please visit

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Go for the Gold with Home Design Trends Inspired by Rio 2016

Eyes from all around the world will be focused on Rio de Janeiro this summer as the Brazilian city will be hosting the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, beginning August 5. Amidst the excitement of this global sporting event comes the revelation of the country’s dynamic culture and history. This month, in honor of the games, we will feature a snapshot of exotic Brazilian home design trends and show you how to “go for the gold” by adding a touch of this alluring flavor to your home.

Bold colors, patterns and textures combine to create home décor that is psychedelic and chic. Below are some home design trends to inspire your eclectic side:

  • Jungle Themes: Exotic jungle themes may seem a bit overpowering, but embracing their bold colors and busy patterns can be a fun way to add a touch of the islands to your décor. This year, designers are expecting to see color clashes and vibrant patterns to coincide with this strong seasonal look. The use of bright greens and bold colors like orange, red and purple to resemble the forest’s flora and fauna is a great way to accessorize the look. To easily add a touch of exotica to your home, try placing live potted palm trees in the room. Or, add brightly colored accent pillows to your couch, chairs or bed. A striking area rug is also an easy way to pull the theme together and can create a jungle vibe to the space. Brightly colored vases, candles or dishes can also help to accentuate the space. A patio or deck space is another perfect spot to try a design theme like this.

  • Folk Flair: Painted furniture, floral cushions and tribal prints add up to a bohemian vibe that is fun and unexpected. Either choose one room and go all out, or pepper the look throughout your home to switch up the season and bring a renewed spirit to your space. This piece of furniture combines bold colors and patterns to create a statement that other accent pieces can be built around.

  • Repurposing: Brazilians have a flair for turning common household items into fun and purposeful furniture and accessories. Adding a unique statement piece to any room sparks conversation and can give your home a creative edge. These skateboard stools and hanging hat lamps are perfect examples of how to repurpose common items into functional décor or furniture pieces.

The design consultants from Granite Transformations can come to your home and help you construct a new design concept for your kitchen or bath using all of the products you love. Choose from gorgeous quartz, recycled glass, granite and mosaic tile to help your space come to life – and in a fraction of the time a traditional renovation would take. Find a Granite Transformations location near you and schedule your free in-home design consultation today.

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Tarek and Christina El Moussa – Our 2016 Franchise Convention Keynote Speakers

Excitement filled the air at the 2016 Granite Transformations Franchise Convention in Vail, Colorado, as the company introduced its keynote speakers (and new North American brand ambassadors), Tarek and Christina El Moussa. The reality TV show stars were at the top of their game as they presented their vision for a successful partnership with the company – along with a formula for successful house flips.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the TREND family and its innovative, quality selection of home renovation products and services,” said Tarek and Christina. “In our business, we value a quick turnaround – a process that Granite Transformations has truly mastered.”

With over a decade of professional real estate experience, the duo has created unique strategies that have earned them an edge in today’s real estate market. With Tarek’s determination for getting the job done right, complemented by Christina’s exceptional talent for design aesthetic – the results are nothing short of exceptional. Bringing their winning design formula to the table, Tarek and Christina are aces at working together to select the perfect style for each home they renovate. Tarek’s specialty lies in exterior design – with a focus on painting, landscaping and backyard design. Christina’s strength lies in the interior of the home – with a focus on the kitchen, bath, backsplashes and flooring. It is through this meeting of the minds and blending of expertise and creativity that has earned them a place in the TREND family.

Tarek and Christina shed some light on house flipping and said that when doing “flips,” they put a bulk of the budget into the kitchen to add value. “The kitchen is still considered the heart of the home,” Tarek and Christina stated. “Potential home buyers make a beeline for this room when they first view a home, so make sure your kitchen is reasonably updated.” Bathrooms come in second as the most important rooms to update, particularly the master bathroom. The duo said that in the hottest housing markets, putting money into a kitchen or bath remodel is a sure-fire investment, and often returns more than 100 percent of the cost.

The time came when the reality stars presented their top picks and hottest trends in kitchen and bath design. Here are some highlights to spark your interest and inspire your next kitchen or bath renovation:

What’s Hot in Kitchen & Bath Design

The hottest shades right now are soft whites, light and dark brown colors of natural wood, and light grey color tones of natural stone.

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Kitchen countertops with a natural stone vibe.

Natural stone kitchen with gray tone floors

Along with the look of natural stone, quartz countertops continue to be a top choice because they are nonporous and are resistant to heat, spills and scratches.

Pietra Del Cardoso Countertop from Trascenda Collection and mosaic tile wall

Contemporary cabinet designs feature clean lines, simple hardware and lighter colors.

White kitchen with dark wood floors

A full wall of mosaic tile in your bathroom can really elevate the look of the space, and give it a luxurious feel.

Mosaic Tile Feature Wall

A classic black-and-white palette will never go out of style.

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Having a neutral palette gives you the power to personalize a room, which will reflect your own style.

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Modern wall designs are a popular way to incorporate bright accent colors and patterns.

Mosaic Tile Designs

Some other highlights of their presentation included a watch list of design trends to look for. These included the use of more brass in interior kitchen and bath designs, and a focus on the outdoor season featuring swimming pools.

Partnering with a global industry leader like Granite Transformations and TREND Transformations inspired Tarek and Christina to design The Diamond Collection, their signature kitchen and bathroom collection sold exclusively at Granite Transformation/TREND Transformations. “We share a passion with Granite Transformations/TREND Transformations for creating beautiful, high-end remodels in a cost-effective way that ultimately enhances quality of life,” Tarek and Christina said. This new collection includes four slabs and three mosaics that feature white and grey hues, highlighted with flecks of sparkle to resemble diamonds. The mosaics in The Diamond Collection are offered in a unique size, 4″ x 10″ (a size Granite Transformations does not currently offer). This chic and sophisticated collection is exclusive to Granite Transformations/TREND Transformations and will be available in the fall of 2016. Keep an eye out for it at and

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Hot Home Décor Trends for Summer 2016

“Out with the old and in with – what’s hot!” This is the latest trend this season, as spring cleaning has taken on a whole new attitude. Cleaning out your closets is so last year. Today, homeowners are focusing on their home décor, pitching out what they once loved and replacing it with the hottest decorating fashions that are trending today. Here are some home décor trends that experts say will be huge this summer:

  • Black and White – Less is more this season, as homeowners are embracing the minimalist approach and replacing blasts of color from past seasons with muted color palettes. (As proof of this, on Pinterest alone, black and white décor increased 40 percent since last year.) Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or bath, or refreshing your paint colors or furniture – black and white is taking over as the new “classic” in revealing a clean and chic look that is perfect for any kitchen or bath. Granite Transformations offers a wide selection of cabinetry and an exclusive line of glass mosaics, quartz and granite countertops that can be combined to create a stunning transformation.

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  • Marble Accents – This year’s NY NOW tradeshow revealed how marble is back and hotter than ever. Designers are testing the waters by using marble in small doses, since its hefty price tag can leave homeowners with a shaky wallet. Experts say this trend is more about using small touches of this luxury stone around the house with items like marble coasters, planters, candleholders and clocks. On a larger scale, savvy homeowners have embraced marble for its elegance and durability by using it as an accent countertop in their kitchens or work islands and even on vanity tops in their bathrooms. Check out the new Trascenda™ Collection from Granite Transformations that features gorgeous marble-inspired quartz and recycled glass countertops.

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  • Gray Hardwood Floors – Gray continues to top the color charts as the new neutral in home décor, so it’s no surprise that this unexpected floor color is making homeowners take a second look. Gray hardwood floors can visually expand a smaller space and add elegance and sophistication to any room in your home. (And, once again, Pinterest reports that pins about “gray hardwood flooring” increased over 20 percent since 2015.)

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  • Indoor Water Features – Fountains, ponds and waterfalls are making their way into the homes of sophisticated homeowners. Adding water features to foyers and hallways is a great way to create a soothing atmosphere in the home. Experts say the sound and visual effects of water can greatly improve one’s well-being and bring them a sense peace and tranquility.

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Be sure to check back on our blog for all of the latest home décor design trends, news and tips. Schedule your free in-home design consultation with Granite Transformations today.


Selecting the Right Materials for Your Design Style: Modern Country

In the final post of our “Design Style” blog series, Granite Transformations will explore the hottest trends in the modern country design style and review the best combinations to help you create the perfect balance for your home.

Modern Country

Modern country design is a sophisticated way to blend today’s fashionable home design trends with classic touches of country. Natural tones and rustic textures combine beautifully and also complement traditional country staples such as brick, wood and well-chosen antiques. This classic design is all about creating an inviting space for special family time as well as for making your guests feel right at home.

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Modern Country Kitchen Colors & Styles

Modern country kitchen design is open and airy, and includes cozy characteristics (like an island) that doubles as a family gathering place. The cabinet design is hardware-free to reveal a more rustic look, while the color combinations are simple and complimentary – with touches of country brick for a more home-style design.

Choosing the right material for a modern country kitchen couldn’t be easier. Granite Transformations has carefully selected the perfect combinations of classic country styles with today’s most sought after looks to create a beautiful modern country look for any home. For a warm and cozy modern country look (Look #1), we paired darker cabinets (Stella Dark Italian Walnut) with the crispness of a neutral countertop (Bianco Spizzio) and used a fun country-style backsplash (Pots and Pans) to round out the look and add character to the kitchen. If you prefer a traditional white cabinet country kitchen (Look #2), we paired a rustic brick backsplash (Subway Noir) with an earthy green countertop (Verde Eterno) for a lighter, airy feeling.

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Modern Country Bathroom Colors & Styles

Creating a modern country design style in your bathroom is all about blending today’s trendiest designs with touches of country accents. In the two examples above (Look #1 and Look #2), color takes over and makes each bathroom look unique.

For a rich and sophisticated look (Look #1), we used a dark floor with matching vanity and tub surround in Dark Chocolate. We added multiple textures – such as the rustic multi-tone tile in the shower (Glamorous Mix) and the brick-like design around the vanity area (Metropolis Noir) – to give this bathroom a unique and interesting look. For those who prefer a lighter look (Look #2), the best choice would be a neutral floor color in White Star (to open up the room) combined with a unique shower surround design (Numbers and Weights). We kept the darker vanity but chose a lighter stone look (Chiaro Ambra) around the vanity and the bathtub for the purpose of “pulling” the look together.

You can achieve these looks (and so many more) by choosing products from Granite Transformations. If you are interested, schedule a free in-home design consultation for a free estimate today.

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Selecting the Right Materials for Your Design Style: Natural

As part of our “Design Style” series, Granite Transformations will explore tips and techniques for how you can achieve a natural style design in any room of your home, along with the best material and color combinations to help create the perfect balance.

Natural Style

A room that exudes a natural feeling never goes out of style, and is the go-to trend for a soft and eye-appealing look that is both elegant and welcoming. Neutral and earthy hues (such as browns, grays and beiges) are the perfect backdrop for creating a space that can be “accessorized” with splashes of color to bring life and character to a room. It’s a simple form of elegance that allows the homeowner to add their own personal touches, helping to make it the place they call “home.”

Natural Colors and Materials

Natural Kitchen – Look #1

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Natural Kitchen – Look #2

Natural Kitchen Design

Natural kitchen design is simple and elegant, as touches of color bring warmth and character to the room. Keeping the tones complementary and neutral creates harmony and eliminates the worry of designs and patterns “competing” with each other.

Choosing the right material for a natural kitchen is easier than you think. Whether you’re going for a lighter cabinet look (Natural Maple in ‘Look #1’), or a warmer look (Summer Flame in ‘Look #2’), you’ll be creating a beautiful backdrop for your dream kitchen. Adding a fun and interesting backsplash as shown above (Lemons in ‘Look #1’ and Metropolis Amber in ‘Look #2) is a great way to show off your personality while keeping the tone of the room natural and inspiring. Adding a coordinating countertop (Terra Chiara in ‘Look #1’ and Terracotta in ‘Look #2) completes the look of the room and brings another level of color and character to your kitchen.

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Natural Bathroom – Look #1

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Creating a natural design style in your bathroom is all about personality and personal preference. As shown above, the ambiance in the same bathroom exudes two distinct auras just by changing up the color scheme and adding some subtle design elements. Note that the choice of flooring plays a major role in these two bathroom designs. In Look #1, the dark floor (Vetro Moretti), reveals a striking contrast against the soft green walls, whereas in Look #2, the neutral floor (Terra Di Siena) contrasts with the dark accent wall and accessories. Mosaic tile lends beauty in unexpected places in these two looks. The backsplash (Coffee Mix in ‘Look #1’) and the striking mosaic tile accent wall (Liberty Opal in ‘Look #2’) show off just enough character to tie the look together, while maintaining a natural look that can give homeowners and visitors something to talk about.

You can achieve these looks (and so many more) by choosing Granite Transformations products. If you are interested, schedule a free in-home design consultation for a free estimate today.

Be sure to check out our beautiful new quartz and recycled glass colors from our Trascenda™ Collection.

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Tiny House, Giant Trend

They say good things come in small packages. Buying a tiny house is becoming one of today’s latest trends among younger home buyers across America, as they are opting to live in considerably smaller spaces to reduce housing costs, enjoy more financial freedom, and live a more productive life (according to them).

Tiny House

Tiny houses are typically between 400 and 1,000 square feet and can be designed either for traveling on a tow behind a trailer, or for being built on a foundation (similar to traditional housing). They are not for everyone. It takes a certain type of person to adjust to living in such a small space. But at the same time, it’s the small size and smaller cost to run that are the reasons this type of home is becoming increasingly popular.

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According to the online resource, the average cost to build one of these micro homes is about $23,000. However, this price tag can get as high as $100,000 if the homeowner chooses to upgrade it with luxury amenities like quartz countertops and state-of-the-art appliances. This most often defeats the purpose of purchasing a small house, since the goal is to have little to no mortgage – which appeals to those who are looking to downsize, or for retirees seeking a turn-key lifestyle.

These self-contained living spaces can still have the comfort of a traditional home, but obviously on a much smaller scale. Kitchens will typically have only a two-burner stove with limited cabinet and counter space, and the bathroom consists simply of a commode and shower. The bedroom may be in a loft to free up living space downstairs, or in some cases the bed hides away. Having less space to maintain has great appeal for those who want to enjoy their free time and not be tied down with weekend chores and home projects.

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Those wanting to live an urban lifestyle have come to realize that it is difficult to find affordable housing in a large city, which makes considering tiny houses more appealing. With rental costs increasing across the country, tiny houses are becoming a great alternative to high-rent apartments and high-priced homes. The city of Dallas, TX, for example, has the tenth highest number of tiny houses for sale in the country (and is tied with Irving, TX and Nashville, TN). Other places that include Aurora and Denver (in CO), San Antonio and Austin (in TX), Oakland, CA, and Seattle, WA are seeing a surge in the sale of tiny homes. Coined as one of the most expensive cities to live in the country (with the median home priced at around $1 million), San Francisco, CA has seen an increase in the sale of tiny homes. Portland, OR is considered the hotbed for tiny houses, since the median rent in the city is among the top 20 highest in the nation.

For some people, larger living spaces and creature comforts are a great trade-off to saving money and freeing up personal time to enjoy life. As we see the tiny house trend continue, don’t be surprised if you see them popping up in your city.

Granite Transformations can help you remodel your home (whatever its size) quickly and efficiently using high quality quartz, stone and glass mosaics. Find a location near you or schedule your free in-home design consultation today.


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Gray Inspires a Fresh Look for Kitchen and Bath Design

Gray has recently become a staple color to the interior design of homes. Designers are expanding their color palette and embracing the elegance and sophistication of varying shades of gray. Gray is becoming the hottest new color trend because it acts as a neutral hue and pairs beautifully with almost any color.

Gray doesn’t just mean cool tones. There are warm grays, light grays, dark grays and…well, you get the idea. Picking the right gray depends on the amount of natural light you have coming into your room. Do you have a lot of natural light when the sun shines in from the north? If you do, design experts suggest a warm gray to make the room feel cozy. To make sure you will love the color before jumping in, buy samples of the shades you like and paint small squares to see how it works with the natural light that hits the room during the day.

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Granite Transformations is staying ahead of the curve by offering five new gray Rigid Thermofoil (RTF) cabinet colors, as well as four gray solid wood colors to add a touch of class to your kitchen or bath, pictured below.

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Granite Transformations’ cabinet refacing offerings now include five gray cabinet colors: four solid grays and one gray wood grain. All four solid grays have a matte finish and will fit into just about any design concept. Portuna Carnaval, for example, provides a more classic textured wood grain pattern with a gray washed look.

Our solid wood colors include four attractive gray options. When ordered with a satin top coat, they will provide the warm and soft look that is becoming popular with homeowners. These colors will be offered in all solid wood door styles, along with all available moldings and accessories.

This kitchen blends the classic look of traditional style cabinets in gray with glass-front doors to create an open feel. The dramatic backsplash is made from imbedding a pattern into the stone with extreme heat and pressure. This particular pattern adds excitement and movement to the room and blends beautifully with the gray cabinets.

Below are some kitchen and bath renovations by Granite Transformations featuring varying shades of gray to help inspire your new look.

Gray kitchen with mosaic tiles

Gray and white are a classic combination that creates a crisp, clean look. The Metropolis Bronzite mosaic tile feature wall (on the right of the photo below) adds a touch of urban distinction to this suburban kitchen, while the gray island is a classic focal point that brings a touch of elegance to the room.

Kitchen with Pietra Del Cardoso countertops

Classic meets modern in this simple but elegant bath. A Carrara shower and vanity top with a classic mosaic backsplash is paired with dark wood cabinets to create a soothing spa-like atmosphere.

Bathroom Carrara vanity and showerGray and white combine beautifully in this bathroom. Here, the use of mosaic tile is carried throughout the room by cleverly adding a decorative border in the same material to create openness and continuity.

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Learn more about our new color line from our Trascenda Collection. Find a Granite Transformations location near you and learn more about our new gray cabinet line.


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Selecting the Right Materials for Your Design Style: Modern

As part of our “Design Style” series, Granite Transformations will explore the hottest trends in modern design style and the best combinations to help you create the perfect balance in your home.

Modern Style

Modern design is becoming more popular than ever, as homeowners are embracing its clean, straight lines with plenty of polish and little clutter. Having started around the World War I time period, “modern” design was created as the opposite of “traditional” design (which used heavy textures, carvings and wood tones throughout the home), following the theory: “form follows function.”

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Modern Kitchen Design

When it comes to designing a modern kitchen, think open, clean and iconic. Experts agree that taking the minimalistic approach is the best way to capture the modern element in the room by limiting decorative items and keeping small appliances hidden away. Less clutter means more workspace and increased functionality. Modern kitchen cabinets (like the ones featured above) have a sleek and simple design with flush doors and flat surfaces that have little or no hardware.

When it comes to choosing the right material, adding an element of surprise – like the mosaic featured walls shown above (Mysterious Mix in ‘Look #1’ and Metropolis Diamond in ‘Look #2’) – is a great way to give your kitchen a touch of elegance, while still maintaining the modern look. Sleek countertops (Lights and Shadows in ‘Look #1’ and Portland White in ‘Look #2’) are the way to go since they pull the look together without competing with the other elements. Rounding out the look is the flooring (Portland White in ‘Look #1’ and Bianco Reale in ‘Look #2’) to create a feeling of continuity and timelessness.

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Modern Bathroom – Look #2

Modern Bathroom Design

Modern bathrooms focus primarily on efficiency and aesthetically pleasing designs. A seamless look, combined with form and function, is essential for achieving a modern and elegant bathroom without all of the frills and finery of a more traditional design. Here, the showers feature two elements that combine a solid background with a contrasting border (in ‘Look #1’) and a complimentary border (in ‘Look #2’). (The materials are Black Diamond with Sunset Beach border in ‘Look #1’ and Sunset Beach with Liberty Topaz border in ‘Look #2.’) The dividing wall is cleverly accented to offset the room with two distinct looks (Liberty Topaz in ‘Look #1’ and HEX260 in ‘Look #2’), while the flooring is dramatically different and changes the look entirely (Factory in ‘Look #1’ and Bianco Reale in ‘Look #2’).

You can achieve these looks (and so many more) by choosing Granite Transformations products. If you are interested, schedule a free in-home design consultation for a free estimate today.

Check out our beautiful new quartz colors from our Trascenda Collection here.