Back-to-School means back to sports, after school activities, and homework.  Not to mention packing lunches,  finding healthy snacks and planning the occasional sleepover.  No time to spare! The key to a successful school year is advanced planning.  Here are a few of our most helpful tips.

Let’s Start in the Kitchen

Geneva Cabinet Company large countertops

Large clear countertops are essential when it’s time to work on school projects, assemble lunch boxes and complete homework assignments. In this Plato Woodwork designed kitchen everyone can work together under your watchful eye.

Lake Geneva cabinets with bookcase

Cabinetry with open shelving from Plato Woodwork is ideal for storing reference books, iPads and a basket filled with school supplies.

Geneva Cabinet Company pull out storage bins

Dedicate storage space according to use.  One pull-out bin for lunch supplies, one for snacks and one to stash extra school supplies will let you easily check inventory and prevent late night runs to the store.

Snack Center

Cabinets Lake Geneva Snack Center

This is all about making your life easier, so placing approved snacks together in an easy to access area will prevent whining during the late afternoon crunch time.  It will also help you nudge everyone towards healthy food choices.

Geneva Cabinet Company sub zero refrigerator drawers

This can be as simple as a basket on the counter or as special as this Sub Zero refrigerator drawer.  Here you can store beverages and chilled veggies for family self-service.  Locate this on the outskirts of your kitchen work triangle for interruption-free meal prep time.  For healthy snack ideas click here.

Quiet Time

Geneva Cabinet Company desk and storage cabinets

When quiet study would be more productive, create a customized corner in the den, family room or bedroom.   Be sure to include ample counter space, storage and charging outlets.

Start the day off right

Bathroom Vanity Cabinetry by Geneva Cabinet in Lake Geneva WI

The Jack and Jill bath gets an update with this elongated bathroom vanity featuring a generous trough sink.  Plenty of counter space and storage equals no waiting.  We have more bath ideas for you right here.

Closet organization by Geneva Cabinet Company

Moving into the closet our favorite tip involves lots of storage drawers and bins, they are  especially helpful with clothing for kids.  A well fitted closet can also eliminate the need for costly bedroom furniture and keeping floor space open for play time. Click here for another crave-worthy closet installation!  One last tip, keep it moving in the morning by planning outfits for the week in advance.

 

Drop Zone & Launch Pad

Heading out the door will be a breeze when the essentials are stored in the “ready” position.   Built in lockers, benches and shelving are a streamline way to add storage to your mudroom or laundry.  This style is from Shiloh Cabinetry and will save you hours throughout the year.  No more last minute scrambling for homework or a missing shoe. Backpacks, jackets and sporting equipment will be stored where you can find them at the beginning and end of each day.

Back to School Break time

Now there’s time to take a break, maybe watch your favorite cooking show!

Browse through our Inspiration Gallery  for even more cabinetry design and storage ideas.  Then stop in to our Lake Geneva showroom to touch and feel beautiful cabinetry that will help you love your everyday routine.

262-245-9600

201 Geneva National Ave. S.

Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Featured Cabinetry is from Plato Woodwork, Inc.,  Shiloh Cabinetry, and others.

Photography is by Shanna Wolf S.Photogaphy and Styling and Josh Z Photography

We can all agree that this is a perfectly nice kitchen.  But our homeowners were hoping to elevate their style while increasing storage and adding some much needed island seating.

Enter the talented kitchen and bath designer, Joyce Zuelke, ckd.  She created a more functional space with the addition of a redesigned island.  There is even a new Pinterest worthy coffee bar for good measure.  Along with updates to the lighting and some stunning ceiling detail, this kitchen takes on an entirely new character.

Geneva Cabinet Company kitchen with new island Plato Cabinetry

Kitchen Island Update

The original kitchen was created with cabinetry from Bea Industries in Elkhorn, Wi.  It had a user-friendly U-shape layout.  While stylish and open, our homeowner was looking for an improved kitchen island that would step-up the function of the space.

Cabinetry from Plato Woodwork, Inc. was selected in a deep stain which enhanced the natural wood grain.  This rich finish served as a distinct contrast to ground the bright white kitchen.

Geneva Cabinet Company Lake Geneva Wi kitchen island detail with extra seating Plato Woodwork cabinets

The island is topped with a lovely Cambria quartz countertop in the Ella pattern from their Marble Collection.  Subtle veining reflects the warm island stain while soft white connects to the surrounding cabinetry.  It works beautifully with the perimeter of granite countertops.

Geneva Cabinet Company Lake Geneva Wi island elevation with proper clearance

But it’s not just about having a gorgeous kitchen, the layout must be functional for a kitchen that is comfortable and convenient.  Notice the 48 ½” clearance between the island and the stove for safe usage when the oven door is open.  The close proximity to the island steam oven keeps the cooking zone tight and functional.

Geneva Cabinet Company Lake Geneva Wi kitchen island pull out shelves

The island also features the secret to great cabinet storage, easy access pull-out shelving.  They will keep everyday items visible and within reach to improve daily workflow.

Check out more of our Before and After transformations right here!

We encourage you to stop in to see us!  Our showroom features the freshest ideas in cabinetry for your entire home!

Geneva Cabinet Company, LLC

201 Geneva National Ave.S, Lake Geneva, WI

262-245-9600

 

Photography is by S.Photography Shanna Wolf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When you are a designer the creative juices start flowing the moment your eyes open in the morning. From the outfits I lay out for myself and my three-year-old, to projects I’m designing for my clients.


A good designer doesn’t stop at just the basic cabinetry design. Just like my outfits don’t stop at just the basic clothing. Accessories, like the perfect jacket, jewelry, and shoes, play a big part in pulling the entire look together and sending a message about personal style.

The same thing applies to designing cabinetry in my clients’ homes. I start with a basic, functional plan and then work with the client to develop their individual style. Adding the countertops, lighting and plumbing fixtures is like layering on the accessories and “jewelry”. It begins to make a statement and bring personality to the design. It’s like taking a little black dress and adding either pearls and stilettos, or a jean jacket and cowboy boots. It’s all about individual style.

One tip I like to share with my clients is to add an unexpected detail or “secret treasure” like a flea market find or artistic piece that gives a punch of personality to the room. Price doesn’t matter on this one. It is all about including a piece that is a conversation starter. Think back to that little black dress and pairing that pearl necklace with those cowboy boots. Now you’re talking my language!

Geneva Cabinet Company Kitchen Design

We invite you to stop into our Lake Geneva showroom to experience quality cabinetry.  Learn how to create that perfectly complete design of your very own.

Get started with a call to us

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Is your closet no-stress or a hot mess?

A little planning will reward you with extra time and less frustration for a stress-free start to any day.

We worked with designer Garrett Cheyne of Curate, LLC as he created his personal morning oasis under the watchful eye of Bentley. This closet is now an organized center of efficiency, and we can show you how it’s done.

Adjustable Cabinetry for Closet design Lake Geneva WI

Sort & Organize

A staging area will help you empty the contents of your closet and really see what’s lurking inside. Make way for the necessities by relocating wayward items and donating or tossing unworkable pieces. No hoarding.

 

Closet design built in dresser cabinet

Built-in Furniture

An integrated dresser not only looks amazing, but is a visual centerpiece to anchor the closet.  This is the perfect spot to add a countertop in the closet as a catch-all for items you dress with daily . . .  wallet, rings, loose change . . .  never forget your keys again.

 

Cabinetry closet design floor to ceiling shelving and hanging space Lake Geneva WI

Floor to Ceiling

Take it tall with a design that reaches floor to ceiling and provides bonus space above for the storage of seasonal or seldom used items.

 

cabinetry for closet design with double rods in lake geneva Wi

Double-Up On Rods

The best use of space is customized for your contents. High/Low hanging rods will maximize every linear foot. Most people do well with only a small section of full length hanging space. While you’re improving, treat yourself to matching hangers for tangle-free bliss.

 

cabinets for closet design include cubbies and open shelving lake geneva WI

Open Shelving and Cubbies

Everything is in sight and up for consideration when its time to coordinate the #OOTD

 

adjustable shelving for shoes in the closet lake geneva WI

Adjustable Shelving

Enjoy your fabulous shoe investment by keeping them in sight.  Adjustable shelving will accommodate all shapes and sizes of shoes, boots, and bags with endless opportunity to reconfigure.

 

closet drawers for built in dresser closet design

Drawers

Pull out drawers and shelves are handy for small items to prevent a jumbled mess of jewelry, socks and unmentionables.

So stop the daily hunt for your favorite sweater,

a well-planned closet can be man’s . . . or women’s. . . best friend.

Ruh-roh Bentley!

 

All of your cabinetry needs are on display in our Lake Geneva showroom.

Visit us soon for inspiration.

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(262) 245-9600

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We are delighted and honored to receive the Best of Houzz 2018 award in 2 categories! Best Of Design & Best Of Service!

Geneva Cabinet Company Kitchen Design

 

An enormous Thank You to all who supported our work and especially to our clients who took the time to share a review with the Houzz community! Houzz® is the leading platform for home remodeling and design across the country and beyond. Geneva Cabinet Company, LLC was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

Houzz Best of Service 2018

Best of Service

Geneva Cabinet Company, LLC has been awarded the Best of Houzz Service every year since we first appeared in Houzz in 2015. It is based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews received each year.

Houzz Best of Design 2018

Best of Design

The coveted Best Of Design award is presented for work that has been most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. We are so honored and delighted that our work caught the attention of so many viewers!

 

“The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year’s recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise.”

We invite you to join in the fun on Houzz and continue to save your favorite Geneva Cabinet Company, LLC projects to your own ideabooks!

Visit our showroom today

& be inspired for tomorrow!

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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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262.245.9600

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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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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ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE INSPIRED

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