No Nudes Is Good News For Granite Transformations

A survey on decorative property turn-offs and turn-ons, reported in The Times under the headline ‘Ditch the nudes and fit granite kitchen tops’, has revealed that granite work surfaces and fitted kitchens are the two most highly rated home improvements, for attracting prospective house buyers. This comes as manna from heaven for kitchen makeover expert Granite Transformations, which specialises in overlaying old worktops with granite surfaces and replacing worn-out cabinet doors, for that new fitted kitchen look.

The study by Need A Property revealed that two-thirds of buyers would offer less than the asking price for a property, if it featured decorative turn-offs like woodchip wallpaper (39%), mirrored ceilings (36%) and nude portraits (35%). In contrast, 27% would pay over the asking price if it had turn-ons liked fitted kitchens (36%) and granite work surfaces (31%). The survey also revealed that six-in-ten people judged others by the décor in their homes.

During the recession, Granite Transformations was busy providing affordable kitchen makeovers for cash-strapped homeowners, looking to improve their décor without spending a fortune and without the normal dust, debris and disruption. Its Nero Stella black granite work surface is indeed the most popular with customers, underling the survey findings, although its Black Star finish, which has the upscale look of granite, is another strong favourite and is actually made from recycled glass.

Now that the property market is on the upturn, Granite Transformations is looking to provide kitchen upgrades for householders keen to sell their homes and make the best possible impression on prospective buyers. The makeover expert additionally targets home owners, who wish to add value to their property by upgrading, but plan to stay exactly where they are. In the meantime, the company has also expanded into bathroom makeovers, with luxurious refinishing surfaces and Italian heritage glass mosaics.

With its distinctive ‘top that fits on top’ refacing concept, which allows its hardwearing granite, glass and other surfaces to be bonded neatly over existing worktops and bathroom tiles, Granite Transformations showrooms are able to carry out most makeovers in just one day. As proof, it filmed an actual kitchen installation in one single day, using time-lapse photography, and screens the speeded-up four minute video on its brand new website.

No NudeTo view the video clip and check out the nearest showroom, visit the website at or call 0800 044 5393.