Quad Cities Kitchen Showroom Wins Best of Houzz in Service for 5th Year!

Village Home Stores wins Best of Houzz Customer Service 2019 | villagehomestores.com

We sincerely can’t believe that our small business was honored again with a Best of Houzz Customer Service award in 2019. Customer Service awards are so incredibly important to us because we have chosen to make your experience with our store our main focus. Anytime we are recognized for keeping this focus, it only makes us more excited to keep on going for you! Since 1984, our customers have been amazing with their return business, referrals, and online reviews. We are of course very thankful as well for the community of builders and contractors that we partner with in the Quad Cities area. Thank you for helping our small business stand out in such a gigantic industry.

Quad Cities area kitchen showroom Village Home Stores wins Best of Houzz Customer Service award in 2019. | villagehomestores.com

What is Houzz?

So what is Houzz? If you are online searching for ideas for your home, chances are you will stumble upon a link to Houzz pretty quickly and find out. Houzz is a website and app that is packed with content from 2.1 million home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals. It is the leading platform for home renovation and design and as of the time we post this blog, there are over 40 million monthly unique users on Houzz! Are you one of them? Houzz is free for you to join and it acts as a place to get current project inspiration, find local professionals, and organize your ideas. We are still pinching ourselves over receiving a service award in 2015 that it is truly taking us aback to realize this is our 5th year in a row to receive Best of Houzz in Customer Service.

Quad Cities area kitchen showroom Village Home Stores wins Best of Houzz Customer Service award for 5th year. | villagehomestores.com

How To Use Houzz Ideabooks

Curious how you can use this platform to help organize your remodel or new home project? Your first step is to sign up for a user Houzz profile of your own. This allows you to log into the app and keep your ideas organized as well as use the messaging system within the app to contact professionals like us privately with questions. TIP: they do send quite a few emails to users, so try and un-select any options available to avoid a full inbox of notifications Next you will want to create some ideabooks for you to sort and save your ideas into. Think of ideabooks as file folders within your Houzz profile to keep things organized. On the Village Home Stores profile, we use ideabooks to sort categories of product or areas of a design (i.e. kitchen hood ideas, flooring, tiled backsplashes, etc). Follow this link to see our ideabooks.

How to use Houzz ideabooks by Best of Houzz winners Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

You can create many ideabooks, or choose to just build one to “save” your ideas to. Within the Houzz app you can even make notes to yourself about an idea you are saving. Another great feature is sharing these ideabooks with a spouse or your design professional to start a conversation about how you can take your idea and include it in your own project. Houzz has great features within sharing like adding text, sketching on images, arrows, and even stickers to the idea as you collaborate.

How to use sketch feature in Houzz ideabooks by Best of Houzz winners Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We have found this platform to be the best location for Village Home Stores to “house” our portfolio of work. While we don’t add every single project we work on to the platform, we try and update it at least a few times a month to give you a fresh idea of the work we are completing around the Quad Cities region. Village is so blessed to be located in Geneseo, IL because it means we can work in such a large surrounding area. You will see so many different cities represented in our projects. You can browse our projects on Houzz here at this link.

View our portfolio of work in the projects section of our Best of Houzz winning profile. | villagehomestores.com

Great customer reviews remain our favorite part of our Houzz profile because it warms our hearts to hear from our happy customers. If you have written us a review online this year you are sharing this award with us! Your kind words help our store stand out online and give our potential new customers way to learn who we are and the work we do. We have also been awarded a few other badges on our profile. We have been recognized as being “knowledgeable and highly valued by the Houzz community” with a Houzz Influencer badge. Our customer reviews and quick response-time for Houzz messages have granted us a Houzz Recommended badge. We have also reached a milestone of having our own work saved over 25,000 time to ideabooks on the platform.

Quad Cities area kitchen showroom Village Home Stores wins Best of Houzz and influencer badges. | villagehomestores.com

If you are curious about how you can use Houzz to collaborate on your upcoming project with our Kitchen and Bath design team just reach out to us! Our designers are excited to see what inspires you and how we can help make your own space amazing. You can find out more information about Village Home Stores here on our website and feel free to contact us to get the conversation started about your own project.

Heartland Builders- Custom Amish Kitchen Cabinets and Marble Look Quartz Tops

Who sells custom cabinetry and countertops in the Quad Cities? Village Home Stores. -villagehomestores.com

At Village Home Stores we offer a variety of cabinetry products so that we can suit any budget and need in the Quad Cities area. When those needs are a completely customized cabinet layout and a chic custom paint and finish, our Amish-built cabinetry from Four Acre Wood Products is perfect! Since Mother Nature has blessed us with so much bright white snow this week, we wanted to return the favor to you with this bright white kitchen feature. Take a look at this stunning space in a recent home we worked on with Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

Open Concept Custom Amish White painted kitchen cabinetry and Quartz from Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities. | villagehomestores.com
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Buidlers of the Quad Cities.

This bright white kitchen just HAD to be featured this week because the paint color is appropriately named “Winter White”. There is truly nothing more classic than a flat-panel kitchen cabinet painted white. It has rested comfortably atop every Kitchen and Bath showroom’s bestselling list for years and has shown no signs of getting kicked off the top of that list. In this open-concept great room space the bright white painted cabinets are a perfect way to keep the entire room feeling light and inviting.

Custom Amish White painted kitchen cabinetry and Quartz with full height backsplash by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

A Lesson in Scale, Rhythm, and Symmetry:

This single image (above) is such a crash course in design we love it so much! How can you keep a single-wall kitchen design from feeling sterile or too contemporary? Careful consideration of your details and keeping a balance with those choices. Scale, rhythm and symmetry are so key in any successful design. Notice how instead of two pendants above that large kitchen island above, there are three? That’s because the scale of light fixture suggests using three to keep that great balance for the eye. Select a larger pendant light and instead two lights would look right. But how is rhythm found in design? Scroll back and “read” the image from left to right and notice what elements repeat. There is a rhythm to it! The staggering up and down of cabinet heights, the doors on the back of the island, the glass in the hood cabinet area, and those pendants.

Custom wood hood in kitchen. Amish White painted cabinetry and Quartz from Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities. | villagehomestores.com
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

Of course the beautiful symmetry of the design is soothing to any eye. The walking pantry front on the left is complimented by the tall refrigerator area on the right and so on. Split this kitchen design down the center and the balance is so great that even Marie Kondo herself would have nothing left to “tidy” up about it.

Custom Amish White painted kitchen cabinetry and Quartz with large island design by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

So Why Choose Custom Amish Cabinetry?

As we mentioned before, we have a wide variety of cabinets available at Village Home Stores. From semi-custom, stock-sized cabinets to completely handcrafted heirloom-quality custom cabinets. So why invest in the latter? Because if craftsmanship and quality is something you value, then you will make it a priority for your budget to select one of our custom cabinetry lines. Our mid-range cabinet lines offer upgrades to provide features that are just considered standards for a custom line. With even more upgrades that are available to take your cabinet design to that mentioned heirloom-quality level of craftsmanship. For instance, this Coal Valley kitchen includes soft close hardware on all drawers and doors as well as an all plywood cabinet case, lock-mitered exposed ends, and hand-sanded drawerboxes.

Custom Amish White painted kitchen cabinetry and Quartz with large island design by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

With a custom cabinet line you also have the ability to view and build the kitchen design as an entire completed look, not individual boxes of cabinetry. Sections of cabinetry like the wood hood area and surrounding wall cabinets (shown above) can be built as one section of cabinetry instead of four cabinets. This makes for a more seamless installation and furniture style finished look for areas like hoods, bars, and kitchen islands.

Full height quartz backsplash in kitchen. Amish White painted cabinetry and Quartz from Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities. | villagehomestores.com
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

Speaking of seamless design, how about the sleek look of these quartz counters extending up as a full-height backsplash! Full-height kitchen backsplashes are such a classic look and we have been installing so many more of them in both traditional and transitional spaces. A single-wall kitchen design like this is a perfect location for this design choice. The look is fantastic and of course the surface is so much easier to keep clean than a tiled and grouted surface. This quartz is from our Q Quartz line and the faux marble look design is named “Calacatta Laza”.

Calacatta Laza marble-look quartz counters from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Calacatta Laza marble-look quartz counters from Village Home Stores.

Want some even better news!? This Q Quartz color is one of our promotional-priced 2019 quartz colors! Read more about this promo quartz program and see all 15 of the colors here in a past blog post. If you are looking to refresh your existing kitchen or if you are not sure about your counter surface budget for a full project, give these promo quartz colors a chance. A kitchen designer at Village Home Stores can quote you a price for your tops very quickly and easily. Just reach out to our team with some basic measurements.

Custom floating bath vanity with vessel sink and Cambria Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.
Custom floating bath vanity with vessel sink and Cambria Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

We also provided the cabinetry and countertop surfaces for the rest of this gorgeous new home. We wanted to share two of the other spaces with you that had a contrasting painted “Matte Black” finish to the bright white kitchen. The first is a slab-style floating vanity we designed for the main bathroom. Floating vanities make such a unique statement and against the textured wall, this look is so fantastic! We also love that the clients chose a vessel sink to add to the vanity statement. The quartz counter surface in this bathroom is the Cambria “Blackwood” design.

Home Bar cabinetry and Granite by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.
Home Bar cabinetry and Granite by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

We would love to raise a glass and toast this fabulous home bar area as well! The “Hastings” door in a painted black maple wood is from our Koch Classic line of cabinetry. We have paired the rich, dark cabinet finish with “Black Pearl” granite countertops. There is something so sophisticated about a glossy, polished granite top that really makes it take this home bar area to a “top-shelf” look! We also installed this same polished Black Pearl granite in an outdoor kitchen at the home (yes, we can help you make a stunning outdoor kitchen too).

Custom Amish White painted kitchen cabinetry and Quartz with unique ceiling treatment. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities. | villagehomestores.com
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

Love the look of these finished spaces? Then be sure to check out our album of images from this project here over on our award-winning Houzz page. We want to thank these incredible clients and of course Heartland Builders for letting us show you this custom-designed space from Village Home Stores. If you are building or remodeling soon we want to be a part of it! Village Home Stores is your regional kitchen and bath destination located just a short drive from many surrounding Quad Cities area cities. Our showroom is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 9am to noon. We are also available by appointment outside of those showroom hours. Ready to start the conversation about your own project with us? Your first step is to reach out. You can reach us at 309 944 1344 or by completing this short online form. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on.

Eldridge Iowa Bathroom Remodel With Laundry Area

Did you know that Village Home Stores services the entire extended Quad Cities Region? What does that mean exactly? It means that our showroom in Geneseo, IL us really just a short drive away from many cities in the surrounding Illinois and Iowa area. Eldridge Iowa is a wonderful example of one of those cities. In recent years we have had our design and product installed in both new and existing homes there. This week’s feature project is a remodeled Master Bathroom just 35 miles away from our showroom in Eldridge. Take a look at this great new space.

Bath vanity before and after in an Eldridge, Iowa bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We have replaced the single sink vanity area with a double-bowl layout. Cabinetry from our Koch Classic line in the “Bristol” door and Maple wood species. Our bestselling gray neutral “Fog” paint is applied with Satin Nickel Bremen handles. A closet area has been converted to a stylish laundry nook inside the Master Bath. Wall cabinetry hangs above a front-load washer and dryer from our Maytag line. Having laundry located on the main level of a home can be such a convenience! And with these front-loaders now located in the Master Suite of the home, sorting and putting away laundry is just steps from the machines. We also installed a wall of cabinetry opposite the washer and dryer that includes a tall cabinet and a hanging rail.

Maytag front load laundry and fog gray panted cabinetry in an Eldridge, Iowa master bath laundry room remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Pedestals raise the washer and dryer up to a level that is ideal for loading and unloading the machines. Each pedestal opens up to provide more storage. They even fit short, rectangle-style laundry baskets within! This laundry pair is a powerhouse for any household! Backed by Maytag’s 10 Year Limited Parts Warranty with coverage on the Direct Drive Motor, Washer Basket, and Drum. Large capacity, steam settings, and a refresh cycle make them a great choice for a front load pair. We have installed new floor tile throughout the bathroom. It is a 12″x 24″ Amelia tile in the “Mist” color. This same tile is used as the wall tiles in a new custom shower area. We snapped a photo of the new shower before the custom door was installed:

Custom tiled shower with wall niches in an Eldridge, Iowa master bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Aren’t those custom wall niches great!? Symmetrical shelves make it easy to separate and store toiletries and soaps. The accent tile used as the shower floor, bench, and inside of these niches is also banded around the shower walls. The 2″ x 2″ basket-weave tile is from the same Ameila series as the wall tiles but in the contrasting “Carbon” color. We love how the bench area looks like it just waterfalls down into the shower floor in this home.

Custom tiled shower with bench in an Eldridge, Iowa master bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

A Delta shower head and removable hand wand was installed for the new shower. Notice that the wand is adjustable for location and it is attached to a grab bar for added safety.

Custom tiled shower in an Eldridge, Iowa master bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Including grab bars in a bathroom remodel is a wise investment for any home no matter your age or ability. Age-at-home features like these grab bars add a level of safety for all users and certainly add a priceless piece of mind to your remodel selections once everything is installed and finished.

Custom tiled shower with grab bar in an Eldridge, Iowa master bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We included another storage area above the new toilet in the bathroom. These stand-alone cabinets are called “toilet toppers” and typically include an open shelf space as well as a concealer door area for toilet paper and other items to be stored out of sight.

Toilet topper bath cabinet in an Eldridge, Iowa bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Next to the toilet is a great example of our Radiant series of switches and outlets. Notice how this series has no visible screws!? We love that clean look and detail. This series has many great options including a nightlight (shown off/on below).

Wall switch with nightlight in an Eldridge, Iowa master bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

In keeping with the other clean and fresh material selections, a marble-look quartz counter was installed to replace the original navy blue cultured marble top. This color is the Carrara Grigio design with an undermounted Caxton sink. A quartz backsplash and endsplashes complete the look.

Q Quartz Cararra Grigio vanity top in an Eldridge, Iowa master bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Are you ready to start the conversation about your own before and after story with us? The Village Home Stores team can help as little or as much as you need. Have your own contractor or want to do the work yourself? That’s wonderful! We can provide you with design and materials for your project. If you would like to have us handle it all for you from start to finish, that is where we excel! Our remodel process is designed to help your project stay on schedule and on budget. If you are ready to get started on a remodel with us just reach out! Call us at 309 944-1344 or complete this short online form and a member of our team will reach out.

Sharp Appliances in The Quad Cities Area- Microwave Drawers, Pizza Ovens and More!

Sharp Appliances in Quad Cities Area available at Village Home Stores

Village Home Stores has installed a number of Sharp appliances throughout the Quad Cities Area over the years. Sharp offers a variety of home appliances for our customers. Our most popular category of product from Sharp are their microwaves. Originally launched with limited options, now this category has broadened to even more models for our customers to choose from. Now including multiple finish options, over-the-counter models, and many drawer models. One new microwave drawer is even available with a wave-controlled open feature (press play below to see).

We wanted to take a moment to showcase some of the microwave options here on the blog so you can help to decide if one of these applications may work to help make your own kitchen design “Sharp”. Microwave hoods are a great choice when needed because they clear up countertop space AND function as a ventilation source for the cooking area… but they are far from decorative. If you love the look of a decorative wood or metal hood for your kitchen design, you will need to install your microwave elsewhere. You have four categories for the location of your microwave other than as a microwave hood: countertop, built-in, drawer, and over-the-counter. Let’s explore those last two.

Sharp Appliances in the Quad Cities Area. Available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestore.com
Sharp microwave drawer installed in a Bettendorf, Iowa home.

Microwave Drawers In a Kitchen:

Microwave drawers are becoming a more and more popular in our kitchen designs for both our remodel and new home customers. These models are available in 24″ widths and some in 30″ widths. They install into a microwave base cabinet. Your kitchen designer at Village Home Stores will work closely with your appliance salesperson here to make sure we have the correct space allowance for the microwave you have selected.

Microwave drawer with handle installed in a Coal Valley, IL kitchen. | villagehomestores.com
Microwave drawer with handle installed in a Coal Valley, IL kitchen.

Microwave drawers come in a variety of sizes and finishes (yes Black Stainless is available). You also have a choice of an exposed handle model (see above) or a one with a hidden control. Either one can be included in a kitchen suite of appliances from other brands. The hidden-control microwave drawers are very universal in style and pair well with other appliance brands because there is no handle exposed to match. Check out the kitchen island below that includes one.

Microwave drawer with hidden controls installed in a Quad Cities Area kitchen island. Kitchen design, materials and appliances by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Microwave drawer with hidden controls installed in a Quad Cities Area kitchen island.

Installing a microwave drawer in a kitchen island is such a stylish and functional look. The location is always great for for prep and entertaining and they look wonderful installed into the cabinetry. But don’t just take our word for it, even some of the Real Housewives of New Jersey agree! Second thought, do take our word for it, we are far more friendly and we don’t yell nearly as much.

Sharp microwave drawer as seen in a Real Housewives kitchen. Sharp appliances available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp microwave drawer as seen in a Real Housewives kitchen (screenshot via @sharphomeusa Instagram).

So why is a drawer more practical than a microwave hood or built-in model? There are a number of reasons but consider the loading and unloading as a start. It can be hard or unsafe for young children to reach a microwave hood. Our customers who are investing in kitchen designs to help them age-at-home also find a drawer to be a great selection.

Sharp microwave drawer with handle in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen. Sharp appliances available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp microwave drawer with handle in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.

“What I love about a microwave drawer is never having to remove and item just to stir it. Just open the drawer to stir, then close to keep heating.” -Tammy, Appliances Sales

Over The Counter Microwaves:

For those that desire a microwave in the upper section of a kitchen design, you can install an over-the-counter model. These models take the same look and capacity of an over-the-range microwave and remove ventilation features. Over the counter models must be installed under a wall cabinet and our expert appliance staff can answer any questions you may have about outlet and location specifications.

Sharp over the counter microwave installed in a Geneseo kitchen. Kitchen design, materials and appliances by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp over the counter microwave installed in a Geneseo kitchen.

This application allows you to free up countertop surface without installing the unit above the cooktop surface. Many kitchen designs that include this style locate the microwave near the coffee station and/or away from the main cooking zone to allow multiple users to be comfortable in the kitchen at once.

Sharp over the counter microwave installed in a Quad Cites Area kitchen. Kitchen design, materials and appliances by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp over the counter microwave installed in a Quad Cites Area kitchen.

Wait, Didn’t You Say Pizza Oven Earlier?

You bet we did! We had to take some time to mention another category of cooking product available from Sharp: countertop toaster-ovens! We sing the praise of these kitchen appliances anytime we begin a kitchen remodel and suggest our clients to create a temporary kitchen setup. Learn about creating a temporary kitchen here in a past blog post. This Healfio Superheated Steam Oven is absolutely “super” indeed! Looking for a versatile secondary oven option for your kitchen or home bar area? This is it!

Sharp Steam Toaster Oven that can toast, broil/grill, bake/re-heat, warm, and fit a 12" pizza! Available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
The Healfio Superheated Steam Oven that can fit a 12″ pizza in it!

This compact oven is small but mighty! It boasts .5 cu. ft. of capacity with the space to fit an entire 12″ pizza in it! We see why they have called it a “superheated” oven because with all it can do, it is like a kitchen superhero! This countertop oven can:

  • Toast
  • Broil
  • Grill
  • Bake / Reheat Items (by the way, if you are reheating leftovers in a microwave… you’re doing it wrong. Trust us, oven reheating is worth the wait)
  • Bake Pizza
  • Warm Items

There is NO pre-heating and the broiling and crisper pans shown above are included. A small, removable water container is where you can fill in water and add steam during your cooking process (see below).

Sharp Steam Oven available at Village Home Stores. | -villagehomestores.com

Of course the best way to learn which appliances and features best suit your lifestyle is to visit our showroom. Our expert sales staff with work with you and your budget to pair the perfect appliances to your needs. Village Home Stores is located at 105 S State Street in Downtown Geneseo, IL. We offer a variety of appliance brands including Sharp, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Viking, Amana, and more!

Sharp Appliances including drawer microwaves and steam ovens. Available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp Appliances including drawer microwaves and steam ovens. Available at Village Home Stores.

We have many Sharp appliances on display in our showroom. We even have examples of over the counter and drawer microwaves installed into full kitchen displays. Come see and try them for yourself! Of course you can shop appliances online, anytime on our new website villagehomestores.com . Don’t forget that Village offers a Local Low Price Guarantee and we have the best appliances sales and service staff in the region! Don’t settle for a bx store experience before and after your appliance purchase. Buy local from us and our team is always just a phone call away.

Hazelwood Homes- White Painted Kitchen With Glaze and Black Island

Our first featured kitchen of the year is in a brand new home built in Geneseo, IL by the team at Hazelwood Homes. This space is a white painted kitchen with an applied glaze and a black painted accent island. It also includes quartz counters, an incredible flooring choice, and a Stainless Steel appliance package. We work closely with our new construction clients to build a team of experts from each department of our store needed. We are all one team working along with you to reach one vision. That way the time spent working on your project in and out of the Village Home Stores showroom is spent wisely. We value your time and we want to see you happy in your new home with the selections you have made from us. The process of building a home can be overwhelming but we do our best to make it fun an exciting. No matter if you are building, remodeling, or just browsing our blog for ideas, there are a lot of great material and design details in this space so let’s jump right in.

Geneseo, IL kitchen design with Koch Cabinetry and Cambria quartz. Design by Chris Robinson of Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | villagehomestores.com

What a beautiful space! Selecting white kitchen cabinetry in a great room kitchen setting is always a wonderful choice to keep the entire open concept light and airy. It is a classic cabinet finish that has remained on home magazines covers for years and years. This kitchen space takes a classic look to a whole new level though with added details and material choices that keep it functional and very eye-catching. Beginning with the statement accent island in the center of the kitchen.

Geneseo, IL kitchen design with Koch Cabinetry and Summerhill Cambria quartz tops. Design by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | villagehomestores.com

This single-level kitchen island includes storage on three sides, outlets on each end, and an overhang for counter-height seating. A gradual, curved radius has been applied to that overhang to soften the look. This island is the best area to showcase the countertop selection for the kitchen. The “Summerhill” design from Cambria Quartz is as durable as it is gorgeous. A blend of expertly curated neutral quartz colors makes it work with so many styles and material combinations. Cambria’s innovative fabrication process even adds a natural looking veining to the slabs. This gives you the look of natural stone with a control of color. It is also an incredibly durable product and perfect surface for any active kitchen. Learn more about Cambria Quartz here in a past blog post.

Geneseo, IL kitchen design with Cambria Summerhill quartz in the Ogee edge profile. | villagehomestores.com

Above is a closer shot of the “Summerhill” tops in this kitchen. Notice how it includes whites, beiges, grays, AND even a black fleck! Stop in and see samples and installed examples of Cambria Quartz at our showroom. Curious how a Cambria color will look in your existing kitchen? There’s an AR app to “try” them on! Learn more here on the Cambria site! The perimeter counters in this kitchen have been an “Ogee” edge applied for added style and dimension. A great way to show off that the Cambria quartz colors are throughout the entire slab of material from top to bottom. Now do us a favor. Scroll back up to the very first image of this kitchen and look at the inset doorstyle of the kitchen cabinets we’ll wait right here for you to return… and reveal that AREN’T inset doors at all! But at first glance did we have you tricked?

Geneseo, IL kitchen design with Koch Cabinetry and Whirlpool appliances. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | villagehomestores.com

Inset cabinetry is an incredible look and a very classic choice for any kitchen design. But in this home, we have given the illusion of a high-end inset door at a fraction of the investment. This is the “Lexington” door from our Koch Express line of cabinetry. It has been painted in the “White” finish and a “Black Accent” has been applied to the door details. That added accent is what give the illusion of a door inset and shadowed. This small detail added to a traditional-overlay cabinet door gives a great look. It also helps to compliment the black island cabinetry perfectly. We love how the kitchen island pendants compliment the appliances in this space. These 16 1/2″ pendant lights are from Quorum’s Signature Collection and are in the Satin Nickel finish. Satin nickel is a great compliment to the Whirlpool Stainless Steel appliances.

Geneseo, IL kitchen design with Koch Cabinetry and tall hood with cathedral ceiling. Design by Chris Robinson of Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | villagehomestores.com

A 26 cu. ft. French Door refrigerator with double drawers and dual icemakers is a great choice for this busy kitchen. The focal point of this wall s the 30″ wide 5-burner gas cooktop with a tall chimney hood above. Shop all of our appliances any day, any time here on our new mobile-friendly website. What a great look for this wall of the kitchen design! Look at how the tile extends all of the way up to meet the angled ceiling behind the hood. A clean look on the edge of that tile is achieved by using a metal edge band to “cap” off the ends in a complimenting Nickel finish.

Oh trust us, we know you noticed that pot-filler faucet above the cooktop right away! Our envy-radar also went off when we saw it. Choices like these are what make a space gorgeous AND functional. We wanted to also showcase here the use of a classic subway tile in white paired with an accent tile and contrasting grout. White subway tile with a dark contrasting grout is an on-trend look but it’s not for everyone. In this kitchen, it would have been a very busy look to have a darker contrast. This subtle color choice pulls a neutral from the counter surface color and the look is great. The accent tile here is from Epic Stone’s Interlocking series in the “Everest” color combination. We also used this same accent tile in one of the tiled showers in the home (shown below).

tiled shower in a Geneseo, IL bathroom. Tile by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | villagehomestores.com

This shower includes an elongated version of a subway tile These tiles are 4″ x 16″ and installed horizontally, they add a stylish detail while helping to make the shower seem wider. That same accent tile fro the kitchen is used as a band around the shower and also reappears on the front face of the corner bench. A 2″ hexagon tile is used here as the shower floor. Notice also the installation of a shower grab bar at the entrance. See more examples of grab bars we have installed here in this Houzz ideabook. This has become a common request from our clients of all ages and abilities. Installing assistance like this that will help a customer age-at-home and just remain safe is always a great investment!

Geneseo, IL kitchen design with a kitchen island painted matte black. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | villagehomestores.com

Back to the kitchen where we can mention another important investment. The flooring you choose for a new home is so important. You want to make selections that will be durable and compliment all of the other selections you are making for fixtures and furniture in your new home. In an open concept layout like this, our COREtec engineered plank floors are a great choice. COREtec comes in a large variety of wood styles and finishes so there truly is something for any space. What our COREtec customers love beyond the look is the performance! These surfaces are kidproof, waterproof, and petproof! For our remodel customers they are great because they can also easily be installed over existing hard surfaces. Contact a flooring expert at Village Home Stores to learn more.

Geneseo, IL kitchen design with Cambria Summerhill quartz and undermount ELkay sink. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | villagehomestores.com

We are thrilled to partner with Hazelwood Homes and all of our builders with designs and selections for entire homes being built in the Quad Cities region. If you are not familiar with Village Home Stores, we want to let you know that we also offer a bundle program for our customers who are building. This is a program put into place to put money back into your pocket once the building process nears completion. As you shop throughout our one-stop-shop showroom, your total purchases are bundled together to earn you FREE LIGHTING credit off your final lighting purchase. Learn more about this program by clicking here for a flier explaining it. Contact one of our lighting experts with any questions.

seeded glass light fixture in a Geneseo, IL kitchen. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | villagehomestores.com

Our new home lighting expert will sit down with you and your print to help create a light list and determine your personal style and wishlist for the project. We will work with you and your lighting budget to find the right fixtures to suit your needs. In this project we included great selections like the Kichler “Braelyn” dinette light (shown above) and this unique caged “Scout” semi-flush light from Savoy House (shown below).

Caged style light fixture in a Geneseo, IL kitchen. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | villagehomestores.com

This home turned out so great and we are so honored that these clients choose to work with Village Home Stores to design and furnish a part of the space they have now moved into. If you would like to see more images from this project in Geneseo, IL we have uploaded a full album to our award-winning Houzz page. You can find that album of kitchen, bathroom, home bar, and even laundry room images here.

Are you planning on building or remodeling in the Quad Cities area soon? The new home team at Village Home Stores is excited to play a part! We have a checklist and a process in place for all the paths of your project with Village. Your first step is just to reach out to learn more about it. You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or complete this short online form on our website. You can always stop by our showroom at 105 S State Geneseo, IL to browse. We do recommend that you have an appointment if you are wanting to begin the bidding process. We can’t wait to hear about what you are working on!