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Touching things is so 2019.  Because of Covid-19, home design is moving quickly towards touch free operations.  Why add extra surfaces to sanitize?  Now you can use a wave or your hand, voice control or proximity sensors to put everyday tasks in motion.  Here are a few of our favorites!

Faucets

Kohler Sensate Touchless Pull-Down Sink Faucet

We mentioned faucets in last month’s blog about the New Normal for Your Home.  It’s still at the top of our list, such an easy and relatively inexpensive addition to any kitchen that will reduce the spread of germs.

 

Pressure Push Cabinet Latch

Pass on hardware and opt for an easy to operate push latch that can open cabinet doors with a touch of the knee or hand.

 

 

Trash Cans

They can be messy under the best conditions, so why not use a wave of your hand or even voice control for an assist when your hands are full.

 

Paper Towel Dispenser

And now that paper towels are back in stock, wouldn’t it be nice to have this touch free dispenser?

Soap Dispensers

Frequent hand washing makes the soap dispenser another hotbed for germs, add the smooth operation of a touchless dispenser to your wish list.  This can also be used for hand sanitizer!

 

Refrigerator and Wine Cooler Doors

If you’re in the market for a new refrigerator be sure to check out the technology that allows you to look inside with a knock on the window or open the door with a proximity sensor at your foot.

 

Water Closets aka the Toilet

American Standard Clean Activate Touchless

Perhaps the best idea yet, a motion activated system for your toilet.  Your existing tank can even be retrofitted with a touchless flush kit.

Mirror Mirror

Moving into the bath, this mirror lights up when it senses you’re near and it has the most flattering light!

 

Hey Alexa & Ok Google

 

 

And let’s not forget to incorporate some of the home systems that can be run by Alexa or Google Assist.  Another easy way  to take advantage of hands free operations for everything from the coffee machine to lighting.

 

 

Our showroom is under renovation so we can bring you the latest products and ideas for your kitchen and bath!  Until then explore our beautifully designed cabinetry here!

And call us when you need inspiration for storage in every room of your home!

201 Geneva National Ave S

Lake Geneva, WI

262-245-9600

 

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There are times when we are surprised by which photos go viral.  But not this year!  This crop of our most popular photos on Houzz are only predictable because they are such classic beauties!

We thank Houzz and congratulate our homeowners for having the good taste to make their kitchens or baths the envy of all.

Our projects are among the most popular saved as inspiration by 2.5 million members of the Houzz Community!  We are honored to receive this award that places us in the upper 3% of the professional work on Houzz.  And now, drum roll please . . .

This Luxury Bath is our #1 most popular photo for the year!

See more of our favorite bathrooms here.

 

A Crisp Blue and White Kitchen featuring Shiloh Cabinetry follows close behind!

See the full project here.

 

This kitchen is more popular after we updated it by installing a new generous island.

See more of our favorite kitchens here.

 

And a lovely kitchen collaboration with Lowell Custom Homes uses Plato Woodwork custom cabinetry.

See the details here.

 

This Refreshing Beverage Center takes a top spot.

See the full project here.

 

This Master Bath has double the pleasure and storage while featuring Shiloh Cabinetry.

See more of our lovely bath cabinetry here.

 

Here timeless traditions are beautifully expressed in this kitchen featuring Plato Prelude cabinetry

For more kitchen ideas follow this.

And the Lifetime Achievement Award goes to this kitchen that is on top of our most popular pictures year after year!

See the full kitchen here.

Join in on the fun on Houzz and create Ideabooks for your future home design inspiration.  Then take a minute to subscribe to our future blogs that will feature all of the latest trends and products for your kitchen and bath!

201 Geneva National Ave S

Lake Geneva, WI

262-245-9600

While pouring over our notes and photos from KBIS (the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show), we found that the most noteworthy products encourage a very personal approach to design. We organized our favorite ideas into four groups with elements that have a tendency to migrate and blend to create the perfect balance.

The Finish Story

Geneva Cabinet Company KBIS color and finish story

Everyone is accustomed to accent color statements, but the latest products expand finish options and fully encourage an integrated color palette.  Cobalt blue and emerald green are making inroads into formerly neutral territory with stunning results.

True leads the way with an introduction of residential appliances called Build Your True.  Not only did we see dramatic color, but even black and white were developed with rich matte effect. These along with stunning new combinations on hardware include metallic finishes (a trend we predicted last year) to help us build specialized statements in kitchen and bath design.

 

The Surface Story

Geneva Cabinet Company KBIS trends surface interest for countertops and walls

In addition to tried-and-true surfaces like quartz and granite, the buzz is building for materials with unique character.  Walls and countertops will mimic nature or take us beyond expectations with exaggerated pattern and texture.

The Artisan Story

Geneva Cabinet Company KBIS report Artisan trends

Craftsmanship is always about attention to detail and this year standout products emphasize artistic composition along with innovative materials.

The Transformation Story

Geneva Cabinet Kitchen and Bath trends 2019

Ingenuity and creative solutions appear with products that shift and take on new shapes to meet our needs. The most delightful ideas convert in appearance for functional and versatile looks, much like the popular Transformer toys.

There is no doubt that the latest kitchen and bath products open the way to inspired design!

To learn more about the products featured in this blog stop by our showroom to chat

and explore these links.

Plato Woodwork, Inc.

Elkay 

SMEG

Inalco and Azalia

True

Robern

Design-Craft

Grothouse

Art for Everyday

SomerTile

262-245-9600

201 Geneva National Ave. S.

Lake Geneva, WI 53147