Moline Kitchen Remodel With Gray Base and White Upper Cabinets

You know we love sharing before and after remodel stories here on the blog, but this Moline, IL kitchen is way more than another before and after story. What a stunning take on the updated two tone kitchen trend with dark base cabinets and light uppers. But folks, we almost didn’t have the chance to bid this project! We say over and over that we we can beat box store pricing if we are just given the opportunity and this project is proof of that. This customer was ready to purchase cabinetry from a box store and thankfully a friend suggested she also get a bid from our small business. And we got the chance to sell her this amazing kitchen!

Two color kitchen in Moline IL with Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets.
Two color kitchen in Moline IL with Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets.

How gorgeous and on trend is this look!? The Savannah doorstyle from our Koch Classic line of cabinetry is installed with a painted gray “Fog” finish on the base cabinets and “White” paint on the upper cabinets and floating shelves. The old kitchen was original to the home and needed a wall removed to create a much more functional layout. What an update!

Moline IL kitchen remodel before and after story from Village Home Stores.
Moline IL kitchen remodel before and after story from Village Home Stores.

A wall once divided the kitchen from the dining room and now a peninsula with counter-height stools offers added seating. Hanstone quartz in the “Speechio White” design dazzles and sparkles. Across from the U shape kitchen, the refrigerator is recessed into the wall and a pantry and coffee bar area has been installed. Anyone with a KitchenAid mixer will be envious of the cabinet shown below:

Kitchen cabinet with KitchenAid mixer lift shelf.
Kitchen cabinet with KitchenAid mixer lift shelf. Koch Cabinetry and Hanstone quartz available to the Quad Cities from Village Home Stores.

Mixer lift cabinets can be a great storage solution for bakers because they free up countertop space and offer a sturdy location for your stand mixer that tucks easily out of sight when not in use. Notice the cord in the above image. We always recommend you install an outlet on the back end of this cabinet interior so you can always have your mixer plugged in and at the ready without having to bend down.

Full height door base cabinet with pullout spice rack in Moline IL.
Full height door base cabinet with pullout spice rack in Moline IL.

We also included a pull out spice rack in the kitchen near the range. Pull out cabinets can be ordered in many sizes and even have options for other storage besides spices and cooking oils. Ask a Village Home Stores kitchen designer about pull out knife racks, towel bars, pegboard utensil holders, bin utensil holders, tray dividers, and more! The new kitchen layout in this Moline home includes a peninsula with an extended countertop for casual counter-height seating. A large stack of drawers spans most of the peninsula area with a blind corner cabinet at the turn. This is the second kitchen feature we have shared in this new year to include a blind corner cabinet.

U shape kitchen with peninsula seating in Moline IL. Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets paired with Hanstone Quartz counters.
U shape kitchen with peninsula seating in Moline IL. Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets paired with Hanstone Quartz counters.

This wire blind corner insert is the ultimate use of space. A factory-installed slide and pivot wire rack system allows you easy access to the usable storage space of this cabinet. Ask a kitchen designer at Village Home Stores about all of your corner cabinet options from Koch Cabinetry. Press play below to see this cabinet open and operate.

Another storage area we love was installed by the customer in the small hallway near the kitchen. A narrow section of wall was converted into a lighted bar area with a small beverage cooler. It is now the perfect location to store and display bar items right within reach of the kitchen, dining room, and nearby sunroom when entertaining.

What a fun use of this small space! Check out this customer's bar area in a hallway near the new kitchen.
What a fun use of this small space! Check out this customer’s bar area in a hallway near the new kitchen.

We can handle your remodel from start to finish but that is not every customer’s need. This customer arranged for their own demo and installation and Village provided the cabinetry and countertop surfaces. Village can help as little or as much as you want for your own project. We also want to remind you that we carry a wide variety of products that can compliment all project needs and budgets.

Koch Cabinetry and Hanstone quartz available to the Quad Cities from Village Home Stores.
Koch Cabinetry and Hanstone quartz available to the Quad Cities from Village Home Stores.

See more photos from this finished kitchen space here on our Best of Houzz 2020 award-winning profile. We were so thrilled to hear last week that we were awarded this badge for the 6th year in a row. If you are working on any projects in your existing home or planning on building a new home you need to check out Houzz. It is a fantastic way to find inspiration and organize your ideas into usable notes. You can even collaborate with your designer at Village Home Stores by sending them ideas you find on Houzz in shared ideabooks. See all of our projects and browse our categories of ideabooks here at houzz.com.

Two color U shape kitchen and peninsula in Moline IL with Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets.
Two color U shape kitchen with peninsula in Moline IL. Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets paired with Hanstone Quartz counters.

Ready to start your own before and after story with our team? From just new countertops, to a complete new space and everything in between. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help. You can call us at 309 944 1344 or come visit our showroom at 105 S State in downtown Geneseo, IL Monday-Friday from 9am-5pmor Saturdays from 9am-noon. Learn more about our store and even text with our team from our website at villagehomestores.com

2020 Q.C.B.R Home Show at the Rock Island Expo Center

February has began and that means it is time for the Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Annual Home Show at the Quad Cities Expo Center in Rock Island, IL! You can find Village Home Stores there February 7-9th for the 43rd year of this event. We will have a large booth set up with members of our staff on hand to answer you questions.

What Are the Show Hours and Where is it?

  • Friday Feb. 7th from 12pm-8pm Seniors (60+) $5.00 ALL DAY FRI!
  • Saturday Feb. 8th from 10am-8pm
  • Sunday Feb. 9th from 10am-4pm

The QCCA Expo Center is located at 2621 4th Ave in Rock Island, IL. There is FREE parking at the QCCA Expo Center lot or use the shuttle service from the Rock Island parking ramp during the event. Shuttle buses will run all during the event days/times from the RI Parking Ramp to Expo Center. Don’t worry if you can only stop through during lunch or dinner because there are full concessions available within the event. This year we will have experts on hand from all departments from our store and showcase new and exciting products available. We promise our staff is fun and friendly to work with. We should also mention they are SO TRENDY! Just look at how Cubby and Lucas matched their delivery uniforms to our booth this week! Haha.

Modeling the 2020 “Color of the Year” Cubby and Lucas match the QCBR Home Show Booth display from Village Home Stores.

Our main goal for the Quad Cities Home Show is for you to have the opportunity to meet our team and ask us questions in person. Building or remodeling a home is a big deal and we want you to work with a team you are comfortable with. Stop by and see if Village and the Village process is right for you. Our process at Village Home Stores is in place for you to get a fair and accurate estimate in a timely way. If you are curious about what these steps are or where to even begin, just stop by and say hello. If you come to see us this weekend be sure to ask a Village team member about what Home Show Exclusive specials we are running.

Want to see more than what we brought to the Expo Center? Then come visit our award-winning showroom in Geneseo IL! Just a short drive from the metro Quad Cities, the Village Home Stores showroom will also be open our normal hours during Home Show weekend. Stop by Monday-Fridays from 9am-5pm or Saturdays from 9am-noon t 105 S State in Downtown Geneseo (right across from Geneseo Brewing Company). Please remember we are closed on Sundays.

Grab a Coupon For Your Ticket!

The cost of entry is $8 at the door but don’t pay full price for your admission to the QCBR Home Show! Snag a coupon here for $1 off your entry. The coupon and all needed 2020 show information can be found at that link. Seniors (60+) only pay $5.00 ALL DAY on Friday 2/7! Admission is FREE for kids under the age of 16 with a paid admission all weekend. We hope you will make plans to attend this great Quad Cities area event and stop by and see us!