Granite Transformations/Kitchen makeover

(11 Posts)
Tarrarra Sat 20-Aug-16 22:37:05

Our kitchen is starting to look tatty and we had a leaflet through from a firm who will replace doors and put a granite covering on our old worktop. Has anyone had this done? What are the costs compared to a new kitchen and does it last a while??

Thanks smile

birdladyfromhomealone Sat 20-Aug-16 23:56:14

we looked into granite transformations but if you read the small print it is not granite but a composite man-made material that sits on top of your existing work surface.
We went for real granite and 3 years on still love it.

dudsville Sun 21-Aug-16 07:36:52

This sounds exactly like something I would want. I desperately want now work surfaces and sink but the prices I've been quoted are ridiculous, especially as I don't want a high end material. Can I just google this?

Tarrarra Sun 21-Aug-16 12:37:50

I know it's not "real" granite, and it just covers your existing surface. I was really after a quick/cheap fix that was better than what we have but not a "forever" kitchen!! I know that we couldn't justify replacing with solid granite at the moment as we will at some point rip the whole thing out and extend.

Tarrarra Sun 21-Aug-16 12:38:17

And yes, if you google it, you'll find them!

littlejo67 Sun 21-Aug-16 17:08:03

We had granite transformations it cost £2000 and was a lot cheaper than ` real ` granite. We are very happy with it.

littlejo67 Sun 21-Aug-16 17:12:24

As you can see we had a strip on the wall also and a high block behind hob to guard against oil splashes. We had to pay slightly more as one piece had to be removable as there is a boiler underneath and access was needed. I think surface is made of crushed glass.

Muddle2000 Sun 21-Aug-16 18:25:24

A company may be quite pricey for the new doors. Just measure them,
check size of any hinges and buy new ones at a local store then get
a handy man to fit them

Tarrarra Thu 25-Aug-16 22:53:32

Thanks all, will get a quote and do some shopping around.

YelloDraw Fri 26-Aug-16 08:18:00

littlejo67 Was that £2k just for the granite covering, or for doors as well?
Looks really nice.

littlejo67 Fri 26-Aug-16 17:18:31

Yellow... Was just for the granite, the work surfaces, the upstanding (bit against wall) and the bit behind Hob. Not as expensive as 'real' granite.

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