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Subway tile is a classic, beautiful backsplash style that will tie together any kitchen design.

Timeless Kitchen Design Elements

When it comes to kitchen design, homeowners rely on their personal styles to tailor their renovation according to their individual tastes. Turning to a more classic look can be the perfect balance of creating a timeless look with a personal flair. Granite Transformations offers a variety of options to custom design the perfect classic kitchen […]

Design Tips For Small Kitchen

Tips for Remodeling a Small Kitchen

by Marcello Becchi mbecchi@trend-group.com Smaller kitchens can be cozy and inviting, and instill a sense of warmth and charm to your home. Homeowners today are embracing the remodeling of their small kitchen areas as more options are available to them, with exciting creative ideas springing up right before their eyes. Two of the immediate questions […]

Creating a Kitchen You'll Love

Things to Avoid in Creating a Kitchen Design You’ll Love for Years

Today’s trends can soon be tomorrow’s faux pas, so doing your homework when it comes to making the right design choices in your kitchen remodel is critical to creating a timeless, classic look. The last thing you want is to spend your money on improvements that will be considered yesterday’s news and outdated within a […]

Granite Spring Makeover

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for a Spring Makeover

Spring. We wait for it all year. It’s a time to brush off the winter blues and start planning a ‘rejuvenation vacation.’ As you may have heard, homeowners across the country are opting for ‘staycations,’ as families find the joy of family time in the comfort of their own homes. Most of us would agree […]

Granite Countertop Colors: Making A Beautiful Home

Choosing the right color is a crucial step in granite countertop installation. While having a granite countertop installed will inevitably add beauty to your home, the perfect color will help tie the room together.   A good rule of thumb is to go with a color that contrasts well with the colors of the room […]

Enjoy Choosing Under Cabinet Lighting To Show Off Your New Granite Countertops

Show Off Your Granite Countertops with Under Cabinet Lighting

If you invest money in granite countertops, you want to make sure they are displayed in their best light. Kitchen cabinetry can create dark shadows that cause your beautiful countertops to blend in with the backsplash. General lighting from the ceiling just doesn’t reach those countertops. Adding under cabinet light fixtures will illuminate your granite countertops, calling attention to the texture and colors.

Coolest Countertops

10 Of The Coolest Countertops Available

For many kitchens, the countertop is the main focal point of the room. It’s the first thing that catches your eye when you walk in, and it’s one of the most used areas of the kitchen. There are tons of options when it comes to countertops, and a host of things to look for when choosing one; aesthetics being one. If cool is what you’re looking for, then cool it is. Here are 10 of the coolest countertops you’ve ever seen.

Granite Countertop

Installing Your Granite Countertops

So you’ve finally come around to remodeling your kitchen. You’ve picked out your designs, calculated your estimates and overcome that vague sense of dread that comes with the prospect of destroying a part of your home in order to make it better. Now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and start the dirty work.

If you’ve decided to feature granite countertops in your remodel, – and why wouldn’t you? – but have never installed granite before, refer to this quick install guide for help with the basics of counter installation. Without the right tools, it can be a frustrating process. But a little artifice, perseverance and plain old elbow grease (which is hard to find in stores but can be ordered by some online retailers) will guide you through the task and towards new kitchen nirvana.

For the purposes of this guide, I’m going to assume that you have already selected, purchased, measured and cut your granite. That way we can get right into the actual installation. Let’s go!

two popular countertops

Two Popular Countertop Options For Your Kitchen

Even if you spend an entire day researching all of the different countertop options for your kitchen, you probably wouldn’t be able to even scratch the surface. Let’s examine two of the most popular and hardworking countertops that your money can buy.