S.M.A.R.T.E.R Holiday Home Renovations with Granite and TREND Transformations
Posted on 15th March 2021
Relax – arriving at your holiday home should be a break for you too!
There is nothing quite like the joyful exhale when you arrive at your holiday home. The journey is behind you and it is time to kick off your shoes and relax. However, it’s never quite that simple is it? The kids may get to run to the beach/pool/garden, but you, as part of your ‘landlord’ responsibilities, have a huge to-do list to get through.
Whilst you’ve been enjoying the fruits of renting out your holiday home for a while, you’ve started to notice the guest feedback mentioning that the kitchen cupboards are looking a bit shabby, that there are unhygienic cracks in the worktop and unsightly grout in the bathroom. Whilst your intention is to get things sorted, the trouble is, such renovations can take a few weeks to complete, which from a commercial perspective, means no rental income. Which is not ideal when calculating the costs of renovations – and especially this year, a year where bookings will already have been hampered due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Less fuss, less mess = less stress (and importantly, less time!).
The ideal would be to get the renovations done quickly, perhaps in just one or two days! But realistically… is getting a new kitchen installed in just a few days possible?
The beauty of a Granite & TREND Transformations renovation is we offer a quick, mess free kitchen solution that is perfect for the time-conscious holiday homeowner.
Firstly, kitchen designs can be created using our online 3D Design tool – and they can be endlessly edited and amended until you are clear about what you need.
You can then talk to the kitchen design consultant at your local showroom and fine tune the details – choosing materials and finishes for surfaces and doors, even handles and cornicing. What’s great is that only a few hours are required to measure up and create templates in the property itself. A task that could be fitting in during ‘turn-around time’ when the cleaners are in.
All in a day’s work
The magic then happens during the fitting. As our kitchen worktops are custom made to fit directly over your existing kitchen worktops – (rather like a shoe box lid) – installation is incredibly quick and simple and is completed in just a matter of days. And of course, from a waste management perspective, no skip is required, because the kitchen is being ‘resurfaced’ rather than demolished.
If you have opted for kitchen cabinet refacing too – then new doors will freshen up the whole kitchen, you don’t even have to empty out the cupboards before the new doors go on. A timesaver, for holiday homeowners, especially if you cannot be there for the installation yourself.
Plus, if you are taking the opportunity to upgrade any appliances, or perhaps refreshing the sink and taps, the team at Granite and TREND Transformations will take care of all that too. It’s an end-to-end service, carried out by quality fitters. No mess, no hassle, super quick (so you don’t miss out on too many bookings and income) and no skimping on quality – as we provide truly exquisite materials and doors. It really is highly convenient, affordable luxury.
We even take away the old doors with us, so your new kitchen is ready for use as soon as we are gone. We like to say to can have breakfast in your old kitchen – and dinner in your new one!
Understanding our worktop overlay process
Our holiday home renovation top tips
When you’re on holiday, the last thing you want to be doing is endlessly cleaning. Keep your kitchen low maintenance by selecting durable, smooth materials which can be easily wiped clean. Our engineered stone worktops are ideal. They are scratch and stain resistant and have are the only engineered stone products across the globe with built-in 24/7 Microban® anti-bacterial protection.
Create extra storage in a useful utility area
Used for splashbacks or upstands, they also eliminate the need for grout and keep everything looking showroom fresh. Handy for high traffic areas in a holiday home.
Simple spaces need less cleaning and tidying – enabling more time for relaxation. Clean and clear surfaces where items can easily be stowed away in easy to access cupboards, makes your holiday home both welcoming and restful.
Storage is an important consideration – ensure there is enough room to store all that is required for the duration of your stay. We can improve the functionality of cupboard and drawer space for you to make your spaces work better.
Not just for kitchens
Granite and TREND Transformations’ products can be used in a variety of applications – above and beyond just kitchen worktops and splashback – including bathrooms, walk-in shower rooms, bath surrounds, shower interiors, en-suites, utility areas, mud/boot rooms and flooring, among other uses.
We hope we’ve inspired you with our information on holiday home renovations. If you’re thinking of making some changes in 2021, get in touch, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
With locations across the United Kingdom, there is a good chance there is a Granite or Trend Transformations showroom near you