‘Reface not replace’ experts move out of the kitchen

Kitchen cabinet refacing, where the original units are upgraded with brand new worktop overlays, replacement doors and drawer fronts, is booming in the United States and this money-saving interior design trend has caught on strongly here too. So much so that kitchen makeover experts Granite Transformations, who pioneered the ‘reface not replace’ trend in this country, are broadening out their refurbishment options to include bathroom remodelling, utility rooms, garden buildings, outside living areas and patio barbecues. This expanded makeover portfolio, as well as exciting new products like mosaic splashbacks and hard flooring, are covered in their new range brochure, available by ringing 0800 044 5393 or downloading from their brand new, informative website at www.granitetransformations.co.uk

Despite the name, Granite Transformations are not just about transforming kitchens with their luxurious granite-based work surfaces. Their top-selling worktop is actually recycled glass, made from the used beer, wine and mineral water bottles that we discard, and they recycle. There are woodgrain and acrylic-faced replacement doors too, in a host of fashionable styles and colours. Whilst in the pipeline are earth-toned decorative surfaces produced from porcelain, one of the hardest substances on Earth, again made from recycled content, this time factory-fresh rejects rather than used sinks and bathtubs.

Part of the Trend Group, the Italian-based international tilemaker known for its designer mosaics and handsome hard agglomerate flooring, Granite Transformations continually tap into their parent company’s product catalogue for further design inspiration. This includes their inimitable ‘mosaics on a mattress’ collection, for fitting over kitchen and bathroom tiles as splashbacks or shower liners, and elegant click-together flooring planks in quartz, granite and recycled glass finishes, for laying in kitchens and bathrooms.

Nor is a wide choice of refacing materials, now extending to over 80 work surfaces, door and mosaic colours, the whole story. Through their growing network of showrooms and associated workshops, Granite Transformations’ tailor-make all their makeover materials off-site, then have them professionally installed by their factory-trained fitters, avoiding the mess, hassle and builder’s waste associated with new fitted units, and completing most projects in a day or so. With a slick makeover, homeowners can also look to save up to 50 per cent over new fitted kitchen and bathroom installations, justifying the growing trend to ‘reface not replace’.

To request a copy of the new Granite Transformations range brochure, call 0800 044 5393, email enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)granitetransformations.co.uk or visit www.granitetransformations.co.uk