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‘Nesting’ Homeowners Create Demand For Worktop That Fits On Top


When moving home, most of us (76%) almost immediately buy a new kitchen or renovate an existing one to suit our particular taste. So, with a stagnant property market over recent months, you would expect sales of kitchen units and worktops to be pretty flat. Yet one worktop manufacturer, Granite Transformations, is bucking the trend and reporting a 15% rise in sales during the first quarter, compared to the same period in 2008.

One reason being advanced is that UK consumers are ‘nesting’, in that rather than looking to sell and upgrade in a depressed housing market, they are choosing to invest in their existing properties, while riding out the recession.

“People are getting very little return on money that’s sitting in the bank, so we find they are deciding to enjoy it by renovating their homes,” says GT’s Chief Operating Officer, Danny Hanlon. “Besides, even if they could move, the legal fees, stamp duty, removal bills and estate agency charges add up to a chunky five-figure sum, even before shelling out for getting the new house redecorated. So spending money on transforming an existing home, by upgrading the kitchen, avoids all that ‘dead money’ and adds value to the property.”

In addition to offering all the looks and finish of comparable, top quality granite or engineered stone, GT’s unique agglomerate worktops have one extra feature that also explains the current upturn in sales. They can be installed over existing worktops. That means there’s not the usual mess and expense associated with ripping out existing worktops and the whole installation can be carried out in just one day, leading to a virtually instant kitchen makeover.

That point was picked up by the makers of ITV lifestyle programme, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, which featured one of GT’s Trend worktop surfaces in a recent ‘Beat The Credit Crunch’ home improvement feature. Popular presenter Alan Titchmarsh remarked that the material had transformed the set’s well-used cookery worktop, at the same time commenting favourably on the affordable price of a complete kitchen makeover; while expert handyman, ‘Handy’ Andy Kane noted that the nature of the material removed the need to rip out existing worktops, ‘when all the tiles come out and the units break’.

There are more than fifty different products in Granite Transformations’ Trend collection, which combines finest quality granite, quartz or tempered glass with state-of-the-art polymer technology, to give a diamond polished surface that is heat, stain, scratch and impact resistant. Unlike slab granite, it is non-porous and never needs sealing and, because all worktops are exclusively measured, made and fitted by the manufacturer, there is even a lifetime guarantee.

Offering tremendous variety in kitchen décor, whether for a worktop transformation or complete new installation, there are four distinct product ranges, each with its own colour palette. Trend R has the distinctive look and appeal of genuine Italian granite, in more than twenty shades that display the material’s natural tones. Trend Q combines the subtle colours of authentic quartzite and technical performance of polymer, to produce extremely hardwearing surfaces with a distinctive fine grain.

Made with a high content of recycled glass, Trend G couples style with sustainability to provide a genuinely eco-friendly worktop solution, in a wide spectrum of colours. While Trend M is the modern answer to mosaic tiling, with ready-grouted mosaic sheets made from coloured Italian glass, for feature splashbacks and kickboards. As a further bonus, all Trend surfaces are made in generous 3m x 1.24m sections, which means kitchen worktops can be fitted with fewer joins, adding to the luxurious look.

Email: david@davidgent.com


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