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Survive the holidays by planning ahead and preparing your kitchen for the bashing it’s about to take! This doesn’t have to be painful, just follow along and start now!

 

Organize those spices, line up the labels and alphabetize if you must!   Just be sure you have a surplus of those often used holiday flavors  like cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.

 

Stock the pantry with ingredients for your favorite cooking and baking recipes.  When you have a large walk-in pantry you’ll have plenty of room for precious resources!

Take inventory of your cookware and bakeware to be sure you can accommodate new specialty recipes. We like to use a tall deep pantry cabinet for easy visibility and accessibility.

The same applies to serving pieces.  Gather your large platters into one location now so they are within reach when your ready to plate.

 

Be sure you small appliances are in working order, the slow cooker, blender, and mixers are all about to earn their keep.

Make space in your refrigerator and freezer so you will have space to freeze cookies and pre-made dishes.

Plan for clean-up before the party starts with soaps, dishwasher detergent, disinfectants and extra towels.  Now may be the time to treat yourself to that special dishwasher, like the new Cove from SubZero that will clean and sanitize every plate in silence while your entertaining!

Plan your menu in advance to accommodate signature dishes with the most flattering serving pieces.

 

Happy Holiday Wishes

from all of us

at Geneva Cabinet Company!

Explore all of our ideas for organized storage right here!

Then stop in to our Lake Geneva showroom

to be inspired for every room in your home!

201 Geneva National Ave S

Lake Geneva, WI

262-245-9600

Featured Cabinetry is from Shiloh Cabinetry, Plato Woodwork, Inc & Medallion Cabinetry

Photography by Shanna Wolf/S.Photography and Styling

We are honored to be nominated in the Interior Design division for the Best of Walworth County 2019!

This nomination is especially meaningful to us because it recognizes the exceptional talent and creativity of our interior design staff.

We would be truly honored to receive your vote for Geneva Cabinet Company.  You can click over to the voting page here to vote for and support all of your favorite Walworth County businesses.

To become more familiar with our work browse our project Inspiration Gallery by clicking here.

 Our showroom is the ideal place to gather the knowledge and information you need for your home projects.   Stop in to visit and experience our design expertise firsthand.   Until then, let us introduce our talented staff.

Joyce Zuelke – Senior Designer & Showroom Manager

 

Natalie Spiniolas – Senior Designer

 

Stephanie Nelson – Associated Designer

 

Jennifer DiMeo – Associated Designer

 

Jessie Hopkins – Production Manager

 

 

Voting for the Best of Walworth County takes place this year through October 27th, 2019.  When you vote in at least 10 categories you will be automatically registered for a chance to win an amazon echo and a $75 gift card!

Best of luck to all who participate!

Geneva Cabinet Company, LLC.

201 Geneva National Ave S

Lake Geneva, WI

262-245-9600

 

A kitchen is central to the design of any home, and the details need to complement the architecture without interrupting it.   In the case of this new home by Lowell Custom Homes, the kitchen openly participates in the establishment of a fresh modern statement.

The rustic white oak flooring and pale Benjamin Moore wall finish called for a touch of contrast in the cabinetry.   We accomplished that with a combination of two finishes from Plato Woodwork.  The perimeter was firmly wrapped in Plato’s painted Arctic White finish while we defined the island and buffet with the contrasting richness of Alder Carbon.

High Performance Island

The counter height island serves as a landing for casual gatherings as well as daily amenities.  Two Bosh 24″ dishwasher drawers, Thermador undercounted refrigerator drawers, a Sharp microwave oven drawer and prep sink are all housed beneath durable Caesarstone Quartz countertops.

Graceful Symmetry

The open plan gives way to perfect symmetry in the design and layout of cabinetry.  A farmhouse sink from Rohl and lantern wall sconces from Hinkley frame the outer wall,

while artisan tile from Bella Tile and Stone defines a professionally equipped cook center under bright clerestory windows.

Integrated design

Cabinetry door panels conceal the refrigeration and work well to integrate the design into the overall architectural goals of the room.

Entertainment Value

The kitchen location just off of the entry gallery is ideal for hosting events large and small.  A storage sideboard serves well while entertaining or simply looks good as a supporting focal point of the room.

Kitchen and cabinetry design must enhance the overall architectural direction of a home.  We strive to incorporate our detailed cabinetry and design knowledge to confirm this design statement.

The result is truly the best of both worlds!

Explore more of our beautifully designed kitchens here!

And stop in to our Lake Geneva showroom

to experience cabinetry inspiration for every room in your home!

201 Geneva National Ave S

Lake Geneva, WI

262-245-9600

Kitchen Design by Joyce Zuelke, ckd

Photography by Shanna Wolf/S.Photography and Styling

The Best of Houzz winners for 2019 have been named and we are so excited to once again receive this distinctive honor in two categories!

Best of Houzz Design Award

The Best of Houzz Design is a special badge presented to professionals whose images have been the most popular in 2018.

Best of Houzz Customer Service

And we especially value the Best of Houzz Customer Service award that is based on our client reviews and overall professional rating.

Geneva Cabinet Company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.  These award badges will appear on our profile along with our awards from past years.

“Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the Houzz website and app.”

Geneva Cabinet Company Kitchen Design

This welcoming kitchen became our most popular photo on Houzz in the past year! To see the entire kitchen along with the lovely bath areas of this home click here or visit our Houzz profile.

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish.  Join us there for inspiration and advice about your upcoming home cabinetry improvements. While you’re there, be sure to save your favorites from all of our projects to your personal Ideabooks.  It is the best way to create easy reference files to remember all of your favorite looks.

Our designers are ready to help with your cabinetry and home improvements for every room of you home.

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

262-245-9600

201 Geneva National Ave. S.

Lake Geneva, WI 53147

 

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 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

 

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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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.

 

iday kitchen preparations serving trays ready glasses cleaned Black cabinetry with metallic door in gloss metal

#6 1/2 Serving trays

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

 

holiday kitchen preparations kitchen desk converts to snack coffee bar or desert area

#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.

 

holiday kitchen preparations beverage bar cabinetry WoodMode cabinetry bar cabinet and serving storage with mini under counter refrigerator

#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.

 

holiday kitchen preparations Scotman ice maker refrigerator drawer built in cabinetry bar

#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.

 

holiday kitchen preparations pull out trash bin Plato Woodwork cabinetry double recycle cabinet door front with insert of woven fiber

#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!

 

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