Creating a kitchen for wellness is the modern way to introduce a lifestyle that cares for you and your family. A fresh approach to design can encourage new healthful habits. Our designers at Geneva Cabinet Company, LLC are your cabinet concierges with the expertise you need to make it happen.  Follow these tips for a design that will lead you to a healthier home.

Banish the Harmful

As any healthy body knows, it’s what’s inside that counts. The material used in the composition of cabinetry as well as the finishing process is a key factor to product safety.   That is why the cabinets from Geneva Cabinet Company are made in the USA to the highest standards. Our products meet or surpass regulatory requirements for low VOC (volatile organic compounds) so you can breath easy.  You can read about the commitment to the environment by our manufacturers here for Plato Woodwork, Inc, here for Shiloh Cabinetry, and here for Medallion Cabinetry.

Keep it Clean

The right finishes will help you keep your kitchen clean.  Non-porous countertop favorites like Quartz will inhibit the spread of bacteria.  We like taking the backsplash up the wall to provide a fully washable surface.  Read more about countertop options here.  Keep in mind that adding windows in lieu of upper cabinets will let the natural germ fighting power of sunlight pour in.

Visualize Vitality

You will make healthier choices if they are out in the open.   To aid in this pursuit Geneva Cabinet Company is designing kitchens with snack stations and open shelving to display delicious still life arrangements of fruits and veggies. Glass door refrigeration is growing in popularity with its visual cues to more nutritious options and refrigerator drawers are being placed at the point of use for easy-to-reach healthy treats.

display healthy food in the open

Engage the Senses

With the focus on real foods, indoor growing rooms and countertop herb gardens are nurturing features. Terra Trellis has elevated the design of indoor gardens with their delightful grow boxes and expert indoor gardening videos are on board to help us cultivate our inner green thumb.  Engaging the sense of smell and touch with fresh herbs is known to spark interest in more healthy recipes.

terra trellis

Preserved to Perfection

A focus on freshness comes with the need for food preservation systems to maintains taste, texture and nutrients.  Sub Zero is one of our favorites as a pioneer in multiple evaporator and air purifying systems. Refrigeration with separate zones will maximum freshness with controlled humidity to reduce the moisture that accelerates food deterioration.  There is also a renewed interest in kitchens with areas of bulk cold storage and compact individual refrigerator units.  Think of canned goods, beverages, wine and snacks all maintained at the proper temperature for maximum shelf-life.

food preservation sub zero

The Joy of Cooking

In the era of grocery and meal kit delivery, there is more time for the pure pleasure of cooking. Convection, steam and induction methods are speeding up the process with superior taste and nutrition.  Technology adds novelty to the experience with voice controlled faucets and programmable appliances. The kitchen plan can encourage cooking efforts of multiple-generations in the household as they work together re-creating traditional family recipes.

display healthy food in the open

Touchy Feely

While we are tuned-in to the visual appearance of a kitchen, the tactile experience is just as valuable to well-being.  There is nothing as satisfying as drawer glides that operate smoothly and the secure fit of a well made cabinet door.  Substantial hardware with a solid accessible grip offers ease of operation.  In this kitchen we use knobs and pulls from Emtek in the classic Ribbon & Reed design.

easy and accessible healthy snacks

To see more healthy living designs stop in to our state-of-the-art showroom.  We are open to the public and have endless inspiration for cabinetry design in every room of your home.

262-245-9600

201 Geneva National Ave. S.

Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Others who contributed to the success of this project

Lowell Custom Homes

Plato Woodwork, Inc.

JC Plumbing & Heating

Bella Tile & Stone

Carrera Extra Marble from Levantina Stone Center & Fabricated by Old World Stone

Wolf Range and SubZero Refrigeration

Emtek Hardware

 

Photography by Shanna Wolf S.Photography and Styling

 

So you want to remodel your kitchen, but hate the idea of wasting the existing cabinetry?  We have a solution for you!  Donate your old cabinets and usable appliances to a good cause like Habitat for Humanity!  We are at your service to make it happen with no extra effort when you do a kitchen or bath project with Geneva Cabinet Company!

Project Manager Mike Jeffrey meets with Jake Weiler from Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity Restore.

This location is one of many home improvement stores around the country that gladly accepts new or gently used furniture, appliances, cabinetry and other building components like windows and doors.  You donations are sold and the proceeds go to your local Habitat  effort to provide affordable housing.

For this project our team did a great job of deconstructing the beautiful cherry cabinetry that was unfortunately not working for the homeowners.  Our team had the cabinets, countertops and lighting ready to go for Habitat Milwaukee.  You can contact them directly to schedule your own pick up or ask for our help during the planning phase of your project.

In this case we are working with incredibly generous homeowners who even donated appliances that were like-new!  A special thank you to them and all of the volunteers at Habitat who made the entire process so rewarding!

In the meantime, our designer Joyce Zuelke, ckd has been hard at work designing the new kitchen layout.  With her trademark ingenuity, the new kitchen will feature a fresh open concept with increased storage and new Medallion Cabinetry.

Stay tuned for the big reveal, it will look a little something like this!

Our designers would love to help you with your kitchen, bath and storage improvements!  Our cabinetry is beautifully made in the USA to the highest standards.  Stop in to our Lake Geneva showroom to browse for ideas or call us today!

262-245-9600

201 Geneva National Ave. S

Lake Geneva, WI 53147

We are always excited when we have a design or remodeling project with Cynthia B Wilson, and this one is especially impressive!

Cynthia achieved a new look for this kitchen with the effective reuse of the existing high quality cabinetry.   With an assist from Geneva Cabinet Company designer Natalie Spiniolas and our installation team, this kitchen is updated with the least amount of disruption and expense.

Kitchen Remodel Before CB Wilson

New countertops, modern hardware and a Bella Tile & Stone backsplash all create a fresh new look.  New appliances update the function and efficiency while Wilson cleverly converts the pantry to a dry bar and adds a convenient niche above the range.

Kitchen Remodel Geneva Cabinet Company and CB Wilson

We think you’ll agree, stunning!

Geneva Cabinet Company Lake Geneva WI kitchen makeover with CB Wilson

Our designers are always ready to help with your home improvements!

We are delighted to work directly with homeowners or with design specialists.

262-245-9600

201 Geneva National Ave. S.

Lake Geneva, WI 53147

In the past several years, kitchen design trends have taken us to a clean, shaker, predominantly white place. Possibly this streamlined trend is a response to the 80’s cabinets of golden oak, white Corian countertops (some with a wood inlay edge) and shiny brass fixtures, along with hunter green and mauve wallpaper in a paisley or floral print!  You can picture it can’t you?

Kitchen trends have gone the opposite direction in recent years and some may say gone a little too far in that direction. White, on white with some gray thrown in! There is nothing wrong with white and gray and we are still seeing them as the predominant trend, sometimes paired with a dark or gray stained flooring. Rustic or reclaimed materials are being added to the white/gray mix. Metals, in rustic finishes or highly polished add another textural dimension to the layers.  Satin brass accents are mixed with the warmer grays and sometimes blues and black.  (Yes, brass is back…but in a satin or unlacquered finish that will patina with age and use). Floating shelves are still popular, replacing wall cabinets in some areas of the kitchen. Ship Lap is still popular, as are large pendant lights over islands.

In recent months, we are getting requests from clients looking for a more “French Country look”.

LaCornue

La Cornue

Which brings things to a whole other level….

French country can incorporate distressed woodwork, mixed patterns, carved furniture type moldings, soft color palette with warm hues, natural materials such as stone, brick and wood. Most French country kitchens incorporate a large island for guests to gather around. Farmhouse or apron front sinks are still common, along with pot fillers. Lantern style lighting is used due to the rustic, organic and hard -working aesthetic. Unique, decorative hoods are common, sometimes in a patina copper, or rustic iron finish. Exposed ceiling beams add to the warmth of the space. Antique mirror materials in cabinet doors or backsplashes are common choices. Natural stone countertops and floors with patterned or textured tiles on backsplashes.

James Martin

We have had recent requests for heavily glazed and distressed finishes, even crackle, and hand scraped painted looks.  A more heavily textured, ornamented and layered look than before. More raised panel cabinet doors instead of the flat panel shaker style. More decorative toe kicks, corbels and corner posts.

I had a homeowner request a French country farmhouse look, where they were previously considering a modern farmhouse style.  This trend could be just the market we are in? Or are we part of a bigger picture trend to come?

As our team goes to KBIS in February (The industry show for kitchen and bath professionals), we will see what the kitchen and bath industry predicts as the coming trends, and if we are part of an emerging trend, or just witnessing a new niche in our Lake Home market? Never a dull moment in our industry, as trends come and go, we try to stay a step ahead by watching and learning about what is happening in design, not only in our industry, but other sectors as well. Furniture, cars, decorative fabrics and clothing all follow the design Trends in our world.

 

 

There are two types of kitchen people, those who love theirs and those who are under-whelmed every time they pass through.   Shouldn’t you adore one of the most important rooms in your home?  It’s possible to completely change your disposition with a kitchen remodeling assist from Geneva Cabinet Company, LLC.

Kitchen remodel by Geneva Cabinet Company before and after view

We’re sure you’ve heard the advice, “start with a plan”.  We like to simplify the planning process into tips that will change your BEFORE into an AFTER you love!

#1 Scrutinize your kitchen layout

What currently works and what just feels dreary? We recommend a comprehensive assessment to start you on the right track before you begin any kitchen remodeling project.

#2 Work with your existing footprint when possible

You’ll notice in the floor plan below that we opened up the space by moving the bathroom to the outside corner.   A closer look reveals that the plumbing is actually in the same location.  Any time you can renovate a room without disturbing plumbing you are on the side of savings.   Kitchen Remodel floor plan before and after by Geneva Cabinet Company LLC

 

#3 Consider traffic patterns and work flow to avoid bottlenecks

Yes, the kitchen work triangle is still relevant.  Start by considering the choreography of people who are in the kitchen together.  Don’t force everyone to wiggle around obstacles, and each other.  Notice that the refrigerator in this AFTER plan has been moved to the outskirts of the work triangle to avoid a crash and possible burn near the cooking surface.

#4 Add storage not just space.

We’re not saying that because we sell cabinetry.  It is more cost efficient to maximize storage space without adding square feet.  We like to design with tall cabinets that reclaim wasted wall space. They are perfect for storing seasonal and rarely used pieces. For more storage ideas click here.

Geneva Cabinet Company Kitchen Remodeling Before and After add storage

#5 Configure for Convenience

Doors or drawers? It’s important to know how you will use each area before you choose the type of cabinet storage.  Drawers offer natural organization and easy access.  Cabinets are ideal for versatility and storing bulky items.

#6 Keep It Open

You  will use things more often when stored on open shelving for top-of-mind awareness.  Even the interior of your cabinet door can be updated with visible storage for often used condiments.

 

#7 Divide and Conquer

Move over Maria Kondo, we have organization tools that will definitely change your life.  Not only do door and drawer organizers keep you efficient, just opening the cabinet will give you joy!

Geneva Cabinet Company drawer dividers

 

#7 The Landing Zone

To keep the entire home clutter-free we love the idea of a landing zone, this one is just off of the kitchen.  Dedicating a space to collect things like keys and jackets will keep your home tidy.

Before and After Kitchen Remodel landing zone mud room

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Schilthelm Builders on this kitchen remodeling project! Cabinetry from Plato Woodwork, Inc. was used in their crisp Arctic White finish on the Artisan style door.

Enjoy this kitchen from every angle right here in a video that walks you through Before, Elevations and After.

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Photography by S Photography – Shanna Wolf

Kitchen Design by Natalie Spiniolas

We have even more  tips and ideas for your home!    Take a look at our Get Started guide then stop in to explore the beautiful products on display in our designer vignettes.

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201 Geneva National Ave.S, Lake Geneva, WI

262-245-9600

 

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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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The key difference between an indoor kitchen and an outdoor kitchen is entertainment value.   Cooking outdoors turns everyday meal prep into a special occasion.  The variety of equipment for outdoor kitchens can take your weekend BBQ to the next level and provide culinary inspiration for entertaining family and friends.  Keep our design guidelines in mind and create the perfect outdoor cooking venue for the upcoming summer season.

Choose the location with convenience in mind.

The best location will blur the line between indoor and outdoor space allowing you to move easily without wasted footsteps back and forth. Certainly your outdoor kitchen will be used for entertaining, but remember that often you will want to cook outdoor and bring food indoors to dine.  When located close to your indoor kitchen, amenities for each area can be shared.   This could add up to a substantial savings on the overall project.

Design for functionality

Outdoor kitchens come in all shapes and sizes to go along with your space and budget.  The basic plan should provide an area for food prep, cooking and serving. Before creating your layout, locate the most direct access to gas, electric and water utilities.  This will cut down on the additional expense of running services further than necessary.

 

Material Selections

Choose the materials and finishes carefully with respect to your climate.  Cabinetry, countertops and appliances should be maintenance free.  Include stainless steel, teak and concrete for long lasting waterproof design.  We used Danver Stainless Steel Outdoor Kitchen Cabinetry in the featured projects to achieve high design, exceptional efficiency and lasting durability.

 

Beyond the Basics

The design options are endless, but once you cover your basic cooking functions it’s time to add even more convenience.  A sink in the outdoor kitchen makes clean-up a breeze and storage cabinetry will keep provisions at your fingertips.

 

Refrigeration is a plus for self-service beverages and holding perishables before cooking.

Specialized Cooking

The latest specialized outdoor kitchens feature artisan pizza ovens, slow-cook grills, smokers, and stoves with infra-red burners.  Any outdoor cooking enthusiast will love the restaurant quality options now available.

 

Protect yourself rain or shine

Protect yourself and your equipment with a little overhead coverage from a canopy or pergola.  Nothing will spoil the fun like the typical midwest storm blowing through.  Plan ahead so the party doesn’t become waterlogged or wither in the heat.   While you’re at it, add air circulation with ceiling fans and outdoor lighting so the good times don’t end at sundown.

Stop by our showroom and take a tour of this complete outdoor kitchen.   Designers Stephanie Nelson or Joyce Zuelke, ckd can answer your questions and walk you through the design of an outdoor kitchen where you can expand all of your cooking and entertaining possibilities.

262-245-9600

201 Geneva National Ave. S.

Lake Geneva, WI 53147

 

Ahh, the Pros and Cons list.  An evaluation technique credited to Benjamin Franklin way back in 1772.  While it may have limitations for making decisions of the heart, it certainly comes in handy when comparing your options for countertops.     There are many attractive possibilities.   So, how do you choose the best countertop for your home?  Simple, just review our countertop Pros and Cons list and make your decision with confidence.    A word of caution, we are biased in the direction of beautiful!

Countertop Pros and Cons

 

Quartz Countertops

We begin with Quartz because it is easily the most popular countertop today.   It is often referred to as Engineered Quartz or Engineered Stone, and  frequently confused with Quartzite (more on that later).  The quartz mineral is fused with a combination of polymers, pigments and powdered or ground materials to form this extremely hard surface.

Pros

High Durability

Scratch & Stain Resistant

Bacteria Resistant

Easy to maintain

Non-Pourous ( will not absorb moisture)

Cons

Not as heat tolerant as Granite or Quartzite

 

Quartzite Countertops

This is the real deal.  Quartzite is a naturally-occurring metamorphic stone and each slab will have the unique quality which is inherent to all natural stone surfaces.  Quartz crystals formed from sandstone were fused together by nature  millions of years ago.   The super strong statement material is one that we have come to love and appreciate,  especially for kitchen islands.

Pros

High Durability (harder than Granite and Quartz)

Scratch & Stain Resistant

Easy to maintain

Cons

This natural stone must be sealed

 

Granite Countertops

Granite is extremely durable and rarely scratches or chips.  Every slab will have a visual quality characteristic to the region of origin. It is a porous surface that can come pre-sealed or should be sealed yearly.

Pros

High Durability

Heat Resistant

Scratch & Stain Resistant

Easy to maintain

Cons

This natural stone must be sealed and may require resealing

Could be susceptible to staining from oils, citrus and alcohol

Extreme hardness may cause breakage if something is dropped on it

 

Marble Countertops

The ultimate choice for classic luxury.   It is a softer stone known for the rich patina developed over time.  Marble stands up to heat but is susceptible to staining.  The consistently smooth and cool nature performs perfectly as a pastry surface.

Pros

Will withstand some heat

Resistant to chips and dents

Smoothest surface – Ideal for pastry preparation

Develops a lovely patina

Cons

The porous surface may be susceptible to scratches or staining from acidic liquids

Sealing will need to be maintained

 

Solid Surface

Here we have your Corian, and other brands that started the solid surface countertop revolution.  A wonderful variety of color and pattern is constantly evolving and improving.   The molded construction allows it to take on many shapes and accommodate an undermount or integral sink.

Pros

Durable

Resistant to mildew, bacteria and stains

Seamlessly accommodates integral sinks

Easy to maintain

Repairs are possible

Non-Pourous (will not absorb moisture)

Cons

Heat sensitive

Possibility of scratching

 

Glass Countertops

Glass countertops are a unique combination of function and art for a modern statement in the kitchen or bar area.  Custom designs will elevate your style with an open suspended quality.  The material can be translucent, colorful or texturized to create special effects like you will see from our friends at  Studio L Glassworks

Pros

Moderate Durability

Heat Resistant

Stain Resistent

Resists Bacteria – Extremely safe for foods

Cons

Susceptible to scratching or chiping

 

Stainless Steel Countertops

Add a Top Chef quality to any kitchen with the visual punch of stainless steel countertops.  Super hygienic and durable, these countertops can be integrated with stainless steel sinks and backsplashes for a seamless professional look.

Pros

High durability

Heat Resistant

Germ Resistant

Easy to Maintenance

Will not stain

Cons

Susceptible to scratches-but they can be polished out

 

Soapstone Countertops

Your science class lab table is reborn!  The sophistication of this natural stone is an up-and-coming look for modern and classic styles at home.  The color ranges from light to dark gray.  Like marble, the developing patina accounts for much of it’s appeal to the organically inclined.

Pros

Heat Resistant

Food Safe

Stain resistant

Develops a stunning patina

Cons

Occasionally require treatment to seal and maintain appearance

Slabs are smaller and may require seaming

Wood Countertops

The allure of natural products is growing in popularity, especially when it comes to wood countertops. We specialize in natural wood countertops from Grothouse Lumber because they excel in beautiful construction with a wide variety of wood species.

Pros

Moderate durability

Natural Luxurious Appearance

Warm Appearance and Tactile Quality

Develops a warm patina

May be re-surfaced to restore appearance

Cons

Low heat resistance

Maintenance is needed

Should be sealed with a food safe sealer

 

Mixing and matching is an option that we whole-heartily support!  What better way to pair your favorite looks with the perfect functional application.   This will help you create a style all your own!

Do we have a clear favorite?  Actually, no.

Because it all depends on how the countertop will be used and where it will be installed.  It is one of the details that we love to address when designing the cabinetry for your home.

It is also the reason we have so many different countertops featured in vignettes around our showroom.  Here you can touch and feel the different options in materials to see how they look with various cabinet styles.  You will experience first hand the beautiful colors and patterns offered by each of the brands we feature.

The countertops you choose will add the final style statement to your overall design!

Stop in to see us!  We have great ideas for your home!

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201 Geneva National Ave.S, Lake Geneva, WI

262-245-9600

 

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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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It’s time to enjoy the holiday party season . . . even when you’re the host! If your guests are like most, they will gather around your busy kitchen. Our advanced planning ideas will let you enjoy their company while you entertain stress-free for the holidays!

Our Top 10 Tips (and the estimated amount of time for planning)*

clear counter space Medallion Cabinetry Kitchen island#1 Clean clutter from countertops (1 hr to clean/1hr to decorate)

This is the most important step. Keep your countertops clutter-free in your beautiful holiday kitchen!  Pack away non-holiday decorative accessories. Keep your work surfaces free and ready for service at a moments notice. Baking, gift-wrapping, food preparation and food service all need this space. Keep countertop holiday décor minimal and use the vertical surfaces to hang wreaths, ornaments and other holiday sentiments from removable hooks.

 

holiday kitchen preparations clean out the refrigerator Plato cabinet refrigerator wood panel and drawers

#2 Refrigerator/Freezer purge (1hr)

What is lurking in the back of that refrigerator and freeze? Time to eat it or toss it. Make way for this seasons delectable treats. Holiday cookies can be prebaked and stored in your roomy freezer while prearranged serving trays will be wrapped and ready to go as soon as guests arrive.

 

holiday kitchen preparations clean the oven stove top and appliances Medallion cabinets

#3 Clean and shine cooking appliances! (2hrs)

Nothing feels as fresh as clean appliances! Run the oven cleaning cycle right now, don’t wait until its time to bake the rum cake. Do a deep cleaning for the dishwasher, microwave and even the toaster oven. While you’re at it, find the instruction manuals so you can master the defrost cycle and meat probe before you’re under pressure.

 

holiday kitchen preparations recipes cookware ready

#4 Find your favorite recipes and cookware (30 minutes or all night if you’re on Pinterest)

Pull out those family recipes and scan the Internet for new ideas. Print out, place bookmarks and make an extra copy for markup during cooking and shopping. Find all of the cookware you will use, sharpen the knives and find the turkey baster in advance. Devote a section of your clean countertop to the cooking essentials arranged by recipe so you can smoothly execute each move.

 

holiday kitchen preparations refresh spices and condiments Plato Woodworking cabinetry in white painted finish

#5 Inventory spices & condiments (15 minutes)

Now that you are recipes ready, maximize your cooking efforts with fresh ingredients. Spices do expire and so does that ketchup Uncle Marv wants to put on your prime rib roast . . . no judgment.

 

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#6 Serving pieces front and center (15 minutes)

You know the fabulous platter you uncovered at an estate sale, where did that go? Find it now and place it, along with your other favorite serving pieces, within easy reach at the front of your cabinet. Wash, polish and ready for plating.

 

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#6 1/2 Serving trays

Ditto, we just want to show you this cool tray storage cabinet.

 

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#7 Double duty kitchen zone (15 minutes)

Dedicate a specialty area of your kitchen to a new purpose for party time. The kitchen-planning desk becomes a perfect location for a hot chocolate, coffee or desert bar.

 

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#8 Beverage Bar (30 minutes)

Visibility will encourage your guests to help themselves and free you up for other hosting duties. Wash and dry wine and cocktail glasses with a lint free towel. Gather and conveniently arrange all ingredients for your featured cocktails.

 

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#9 Artisan Ice – It’s a thing (5 Minutes and then maybe another 5 + 5 + 5 + 5)

Hardness, density, melt-time . . .  your drink connoisseurs will notice!   At the very least, empty the old ice from your bin. Take it to the next level by preparing your own cubes with boiled-distilled water or invest in one of the new generation ice-makers that will do all of the work for you.

 

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#10 Last but not least-trash talk (15 minutes)

It may not be glamorous, but it needs more than a stick up deodorizer. Wash and disinfect trash and recycle containers to prevent unwelcome odors from polluting your holiday buffet. Pick up an extra large bin to place out of sight for the easy disposal of bulky items when you are entertaining a big group.

So there you have it!  Devote a couple of hours for a few days or one good Saturday and you’re ready!

Now enjoy the entire holiday season with no last minute hassles!

 

*Disclaimer – all time estimates assume you have the ideal Geneva Cabinet Kitchen!

 

If you are thinking of gifting yourself a new kitchen for the holidays,

we can help from planning, to selection, to installation!

 

Geneva Cabinet Company, LLC

(262) 245-9600

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