Our Most Popular Pictures Signal Trends for 2018

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Survey says . . . .

these will be the most popular ideas for your home cabinetry design in 2018!

We evaluated the results of our most liked and saved pictures on Houzz, Facebook & Pinterest to come up with  predictions for the hottest 2018 trends for cabinetry in your kitchens, bath and laundry room.

Take a look and let us know if you agree!


Geneva Cabinet Company Kitchen Cabinetry Hood Centerpiece with mixed metals

All Eyes on the Range Hood

The range hood is a deserving centerpiece for the kitchen.  As kitchens become highly integrated for open concept living, the range takes center stage.  Make it a showstopper with a stunning hood like this one from Scathain.  Notice too, the mix of metals in this room designed with lovely cabinetry from Plato Woodwork , Inc.

 

Geneva Cabinet Company kitchen cabinet open concept no cabinets on top

Uppers Optional

All about that base . . . . cabinet . . .  especially when you want the kitchen to be open and airy.  While you enjoy the views from expansive windows instead of upper cabinets, easy-access deep drawers make it extra convenient!  Gone are the days of bending and searching through the dark back of your cabinets, with drawers like these from  Shiloh Cabinetry, your stuff slides out to you.

 

Geneva Cabinet Company wall for storage keep it open

Storage Walls

So when you eliminate the upper cabinets where do you store kitchen necessities?  How about an entire wall of floor to ceiling cabinets?  These too are from Shiloh Cabinetry.

 

Geneva Cabinet Company kitchen cabinet pull out cabinet storage kitchen not just for spices anymore

Pull-Outs Go Beyond the Spice Rack

While you’re designing that storage wall, or any other cabinet, be sure to include the new and improved pull-out  organizers.  They are deeper, wider and more versatile than ever. Sturdy engineering can handle cooking oil, bottled condiments and other essentials to suit your needs.

 

Geneva Cabinet Company laundry room cabinets multi purpose multi tasking

Multi-Tasking Laundry Rooms

Oh, it’s a thing!  The laundry has evolved into a dutiful multipurpose space.  Think indoor she-shed with space for crafting,  gardening and gift wrap as well as laundry chores.   In addition to a high-tech washer and dryer, this laundry designed with cabinetry from Plato Woodworking, Inc. includes extra outlets that can be used as charging stations for portable electronics.

 

Geneva Cabinet Company sink vanity base wrap around plumbing for extra cabinet storage in kitchen and bath

 

Drawers Work Around Plumbing

Remember when under sink storage was a wasteland of hard to reach cleaning supplies. No longer a problem!  This cabinet by Shiloh Cabinetry includes a drawers made to wrap around plumbing and create more easy-to-reach space for bathroom supplies.  Side Note: The popularity of this driftwood finish will be happening in 2018.

 

Geneva Cabinet Company Lake Geneva Wi Kitchen shelving open shelving floating shelves with lighting

Open Shelving

Are you noticing a theme here?  The trends for 2018 have everything to do with keeping your kitchen open and clutter free.  It’s a fresh clean aesthetic with more comforts than extreme minimalism.  Here upper cabinets are replaced by floating shelves featuring puck lighting to create bright, usable counter space that is not crowded by upper cabinets.

 

Geneva Cabinet Company Trends 2018 statement backsplash with artisan tile

Statement Backsplash

While subway tile is a classic, we are seeing a movement towards artistic tile treatments featuring large colorful patterns. The required hard surfaces that make a kitchen efficient can benefit from a touch of decor, and the backsplash is an ideal place to make a memorable impression.

 

Geneva Cabinet Company Trends 2018 grey is the new black

Grey is the New Black

Need we say more . . . .

Yes, because while grey is gaining momentum, white and black will remain high on the list of desired cabinet colors.  An interesting mix of multiple cabinet finishes will be highly desirable in 2018 and beyond.

 

Geneva Cabinet Company custom vanity fit when just enough the right size and space are needed

Customized for the Perfect Fit

Every bathroom deserves some style, but the reality is that many bathrooms do not allow space for creativity.  The solution is to modify a standard cabinet or customize a piece like this one to fully utilize the space with fashion forward design.

 

If your plans for the New Year include new cabinetry for your home,

relax 

we are here to help!

 

2018 calendar from Geneva Cabinet Company

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Our Favorite Kitchen Cabinet Storage Solutions

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Or, Beyond the pull-out trash bin . . .

 

There’s a lid for every pot, but sometimes you just can’t find it. That’s where we come in with the most organized and clever ideas for cabinet storage.  We start with an essential analysis of your home’s physical conditions and then evaluate your lifestyle needs. A good kitchen plan will include cabinet storage to increase your efficiency, while saving you time and energy.

Enjoy a few “oohs and ahhs” in your kitchen with our favorite cabinet storage ideas.

Cabinet Storage Plato ceiling height cabinets

Take it to the top with wall cabinets that make the most of your vertical space.

 

Cabinet Storage from Medallion Banquet and shelving

It’s good to go-low when it maximizes space under a banquet for display and storage.

 

Cabinet Storage Shiloh Behind closed doors

 Behind closed doors you will find everything tidy and within reach when you have tall pantry cabinets.

 

Cabinet Storage Medallion tiered drawer storage

Secret compartments are always fun, and functional.

 

Cabinet Storage Shiloh swing out corner storage

Get into the swing of things with shelves that swing-out and eliminate the dead corner cabinet zone.

 

Cabinet Storage Shiloh under counter draweer microwave with storage drawer

No space goes to waste with specialized cabinets to house appliances (like this under cabinet microwave) while sneaking in extra storage.

 

And of course the pull-out category deserves our highest praise.

Cabinet Storage Wood Mode pull out shelving

Pull-out shelving means you never lose track of your grocery items because you can actually see them.

 

Cabinet Storage Plato pull out towel rack

Pull-out towel racks brings an end to the damp disheveled dishtowel.

 

Cabinet Storage Plato pull out spice rack

And last but not least, the pull-out spice rack is a crowd pleaser.

There is so much more we can show you! If you are ready to get organized and increase storage with your very own plan for a more efficient home, start by exploring our Inspiration Gallery!

We invite you to stop in to our Lake Geneva Showroom to touch and feel the latest innovations in cabinetry for your kitchen, and every other room of your home.  Our designers would love to help!

Get started with a call to us at 262-245-9600

 

 

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Kitchen & Bath Trends Add Metallic Luster

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The latest Kitchen and Bath trends are ramping up to become true classics. Most homeowners choose neutrals when selecting cabinetry, countertop & backsplash material.   This makes sense since these are part of a substantial home investment. But neutrals can lean a little too far towards monotony without a touch of variety.  Enter precious metals! Metallic finishes are hot and will certainly play an expanded role in home design trends for 2018.

Of course your home should always be about what you love, but keep an open mind to this metallic movement. It can switch up your design while adding warmth that lets you bask in a soft glow of contentment. Our designers created showroom vignettes to demonstrate the latest ideas for adding metallic finishes to your cabinet design. Preview them here and then stop by our showroom to touch and feel the real life allure of Metals.

Bronze is the New Copper

A showroom vignette features a modern essay of finishes using a cabinet door from Plato Woodwork, Inc. door insert mesh in bronze with copper highlights, Ann Sacks tile and a stone for the countertop in a leathered finish.

You should always follow your heart when making design decisions for your home.  The copper craze that is currently in vogue has seen a rise in fabulous new products with shiny copper finishes. But, copper is a distinctive choice that doesn’t like to take a back seat in the design of any room.   Homeowners are finding it difficult to mix copper in with their existing finishes when it is not the main focus. For this reason bronze finishes are coming back with a vengeance.

Since bronze is created by blending several other metals, including copper, it is a natural for mixing in to your existing home design.   Likewise, oil rubbed bronze is unfussy and can take on a casual or elegant appearance.

Kitchen & Bath Trend using Bronze cabinet hardwares

Kitchen and Bath Bronze trend Grohe Bridgeford

 

Beyond the Silver Spoon

Kitchen and Bath trends 2018 Silver metal finish 2

 

Kitchen & Bath Trends Silver vingnette with mesh insert and countertop

Our designers mixed the exaggerated grain of this full access door from the Shiloh cabinetry with the shimmering metal effect of this Porcelanosa tile. Cambria quartz samples work in a complementary way while brushed silver hardware lends balance.

Silver is “Ag” eless. As a result, it is the perfect finish to compliment your neutral color scheme in a modern or classic way. Shades of silver metallic relate easily with customary kitchen and bath finishes like stainless, chrome and nickel. The reflective quality acts like mirrors so it easily bounce light around the room to expand space.

 

 

Kitchen and Bath Trend using silver Native Trails sink web_maestro_bajo_bn_silo_1000

Go for the Gold

Kitchen and Bath trends 2018 Gold metal finish beset

Metalic Kitchen and Bath Trends 2017 gold with logo vingnette with mesh insert and countertop

We enjoy the juxtaposition of a pearlescent finish with the slightly rustic texture and deep tones of this walnut cabinet door from Plato Woodwork, Inc. When you add an artistic pieced mosaic tile or hardware with a matte gold finish, the casual elegance is hard to resist.

No longer just for the rich and famous,  gold has come into its own with a variety of colors and finishes that go from classy to boho chic. Therefore, its popularity as the perfect accent for black continues into 2018.  The latest trends see gold as a memorable accent for other warm and cool neutral colors.

 

Kitchen and BAth trend gold finish shiney and matte

 


Best Kitchen and bath trend gold metal Kohler Purist Brushed gold

Mixed Metal Movement

Kitchen & Bath Trend mixed metals

The trends moving into 2018 include mixing metallic finishes as the newest way to add interest and dimension to your rooms.  This is especially relevant in the kitchen and bath where various metals enter the scheme due to necessity. Therefore, don’t be afraid to mix and combine shine, or matt and iridescent finishes for a truly unique style statement.

Our showroom displays and vignettes feature all of these finishes and more ideas you can use.   So stop in to touch and feel the latest trends in cabinetry, countertops and other room accent products.  They will make your home makeover a real standout!

 

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6 Classic Custom Myths About Cabinetry

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ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Catherine Whitney. Catherine is a Wood-Mode designer and studio manager at South End Kitchens in Charlotte, NC. She has 30 years of experience in both renovation and new construction projects within the kitchen and bath industry and has extensive knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the project, including cabinetry, appliances, flooring, lighting, countertops, backsplashes and more. She has designed homes in Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina.


ORIGINAL ARTICLE VIA: wood-mode.com/the-buzz/six-classic-custom-cabinetry-myths

Some homeowners are well-versed in construction terminology and the ups and downs of new construction or renovation. Others have never been involved in a home project that is as complicated as the design and execution of a custom kitchen or master bath. In my conversations, I often hear many myths. As a professional with over 30 years of experience, I feel that it’s my duty to help educate and inform prospective clients about everything they will encounter. Here are some of the most common misconceptions:

  1. Myth: A local cabinetmaker can produce my cabinetry in less time than a custom factory that is located out of town.
    Fact: High-quality custom cabinetry takes time. The average lead time for quality custom cabinetry is likely a minimum of six weeks, but could be as long as 10-12 weeks, depending on the complexity of the finish and construction materials.
  2. Myth: If I buy locally, it will cost less money.
    Fact: The price of your custom cabinetry is consistent with the quality of materials, design and craftsmanship of the product. If the price is too low, ask questions so that you can make informed decisions that will leave you confident with your purchase. Remember, this is fine furniture for your home!
  3. Myth: There isn’t much difference between one painted finish and another.
    Fact: Quality painted cabinetry should receive high-quality sealer, primer and catalyzed color coats to ensure beauty and lifetime durability. Extensive hand sanding is performed between each catalyzed color coat, ensuring a satin smooth surface. A lifetime warranty should be extended on the best finishes.
  4. Myth: Particleboard is bad.
    Fact: Similar to wood selection, there are many levels of quality in manufacturing particleboard. Particleboard or engineered wood must be made with the right kind of wood fibers, compression, and manufacturing techniques in order to produce high-quality material. Some of the high-end cabinet manufacturers extend a lifetime warranty to include particleboard just like the plywood options that are available. Engineered wood is more resistant to moisture and has minimized expansion and contraction issues, compared to solid wood. This increased stability means it performs better than plywood and is considered a superior product for painted or opaque finishes.
  5. Myth: I will save money if I install the cabinets myself or hire my own carpenter.
    Fact: It’s possible that you will save money, but you will miss a great opportunity to have the experience of a trained cabinet installer. If you’re going to pay someone, it’s best to use the cabinet supplier’s handpicked installer. This ensures the oversight and management of your designer and cabinet supplier, beginning to end. Your kitchen doesn’t have to cost a fortune. An experienced cabinet installer can make or break your kitchen design, so why not let the professionals who designed and sold your product install it, too?
  6. Myth: I will save money by acting as my own general contractor and decorator.
    Fact: Construction and design are sequential processes that require careful planning. When you hire a general contractor or decorator, you are hiring experience and a deep network of trade labor and products. As the homeowner, these relationships benefit you greatly. These professionals can organize the process and coordinate your project. Everyone wants the best price and quality and since “time is money,” your project will run most efficiently and cost effectively.
READ FULL ARTICLE AT: wood-mode.com/the-buzz/six-classic-custom-cabinetry-myths

Medallion Cabinetry: Awaken Your Senses [video]

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ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE INSPIRED

Medallion Cabinetry features refined craftsmanship and details unique to each of their product lines: Platinum, Gold and Silverline.