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Who is Village Home Stores?

Hello there! We hope that you have found this post because you a curious about Village Home Stores and want to know more about us. Village Home Stores is a small business located in a small town with a BIG mission to be your regional home store experts. That is why we have so many categories of products all under one roof for you to shop at 105 S State Street in historic downtown Geneseo, IL. We offer appliance sales and service, cabinetry and countertops, lighting, flooring, wall tile, and custom window treatments for remodel and new home customers. Having our store located in a strong, growing small town community allows us to provide our clients with over 10,000 sq. ft. of showroom as a destination. We service a large radius surrounding Geneseo including the entire extended Quad Cities region. Located in Downtown Geneseo, IL Village Home Stores is proud to be a small business rooted in a strong, growing community like Geneseo. | villagehomestores.com

Since our founding in 1984, Village Home Stores consistently strives to improve the customer experience while offering quality products at a reasonable price.  We offer a one-stop-shop approach and can build an expert team for your project no matter the scale or budget. Curious about what you can expect when shopping at or working with Village Home Stores? Press play below to meet our owners and learn more about who we are.

We want to thank BrandSource for providing us with such a great way to tell our story! They created this video for us in August of 2018 when we were named the 2018 BrandSource Dealer of the Year at the National Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our co-owners Rob Ries and Jim Ries were on hand to receive the honor at the awards ceremony. The BrandSource Dealer of the Year award is presented annually to a member who has shown continued support of BrandSource and its direct suppliers.

Co-owners of Village Home Stores, Rob Ries and Jim Ries were on hand to receive the honor of being named a 2018 BrandSource Dealer of the Year. | villagehomestores.com

Co-owners of Village Home Stores, Jim Ries (centered left) and Rob Ries (centered right) were named a 2018 Dealer of the Year at the BrandSource National Conference held in August. Photo provided by AVBmarketing.

If you are familiar with our weekly TV show, or this store blog, then you know we love telling stories about the projects we have completed for our customers. It is a bit awkward sharing our own story, but we think it is important for us to get information out there about our store so that we can help as many people as possible with the expert team and services we have assembled over the years.Village Home Stores an award-winning expert appliance service and repair team servicing all of Henry, Rock Island, Scott, Mercer, and Whiteside counties. 309 944 1344 | villagehomestores.com

Our growing staff currently has 35 employees. This includes designers, inside and outside salespeople, project managers and estimators, service technicians, delivery and installation technicians and more. Our appliance showroom has a full staff of expert appliance service technicians and can service all major appliance brands including ones we don’t sell. We don’t just end the conversation once we get your purchase. It is important to us that we do not sub contract out our product deliveries because we want to be your expert team from start to finish. Village Home Stores 105 S State in downtown Geneseo, IL 309 944 1344 | villagehomestores.com

By choosing to support our small business, you are supporting our 35 employees so thank you! That support is why we are not only still here, but growing! Every department we have added to the store is by the request of our customers who hoped to get the same experience they have come to expect from Village. Therefore, we believe our customers deserve an award-winning experience in an award-winning showroom. In 2018 Village Home Stores was named a Showroom of the Year by Lighting and Decor Magazine and named a 2018 BrandSource Dealer of the Year. | villagehomestores.com

We want to make your building or remodeling process as easy and enjoyable as possible. We know for many of our customers, we are a destination. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and be worth your trip. We value your time and hope that you will find our showroom setup and process a way to save you time and money. Another way of thanking you for your business is by assuring you that we are doing all that we can to provide you with the fairest prices possible for the quality products and services we are providing you. That is why we offer a Local Low Price Guarantee.Village Home Stores is home of the local low price guarantee. If you can locally find a better deal on the same product and services we will match it. | villagehomestores.com

Our customers find that our everyday low prices are comparable to all of our competitors plus they receive a great customer experience when working with our staff. We buy from a very large buying group to allow us to offer quality products at the same prices as larger stores. If we find that someone has offered you a better price for the same products and services, we will match that local price.

“After so many years in business, many of our customers have come back to buy from us again because they know they are going to be taken care of, ” says Rob Ries, co-owner of Village Home Stores.

The goal of our staff is to stay expertly trained and to listen to your needs and best match your needs to the right products for you and your budget.  Plus you get the personal one-on-one treatment your investment deserves. You can rely on us to match you with the right product and help you learn the features that best suit your lifestyle.
Village Home Stores is your expert source for Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Amana, Sharp, and Viking purchases and repairs. | villagehomestores.com

We curate a team of experts for your project based on your needs. That team, all under one roof, can openly communicate about your project to keep you on track and on budget. Having multiple department experts aware of your overall project vision and goal allows them to work for you to confirm details on your selections. That gives our customers a piece of mind that their overall finished project is always the team’s vision.
Village Home Stores is your expert source for appliance purchases and repairs. | villagehomestores.com

Winning the title of Dealer of the Year comes just behind a handful of other 2018 awards that we would have never dreamed of receiving! The bottom line is, Village Home Stores would be no place without the years of support our customers have shown us. Support in the form of trusting us to help make their homes more functional and beautiful. Inviting us into your home is a big deal! We don’t take that for granted. Thank you for your continued support and we hope if you haven’t yet worked with us, you will give us the opportunity to meet you and gain that trust. From DIY cash and carry customers, to complete start to finish remodels, we want to help.Village Home Stores, servicing the extended Quad Cities Region. In 2018 Village was a winner of the QCBR Business of the Year, Lighting and Decor Magazine's Showroom of the Year, and multiple Houzz awards.

We want to be your one stop shop and we can’t wait to hear what you are working on! We offer appliance sales and service, cabinetry and countertops, lighting, flooring, wall tile, and custom window treatments for both remodel and new home customers. If you have questions about any of these categories of product, just click on them in this paragraph and you will hop right over to our website. Want to start the conversation about your own project and not sure where to begin? We have a process for your project no matter how much help or product you need. Every first step to our process begins at the same place, just reach out to us. Contact us for an appointment by calling our phone number at 309 944 1344 or by completing this short online form

 

Muscatine, Iowa- Kitchen Remodel With Coastal Colors and Some Sparkle

At Village Home Stores we have the great privilege of transforming spaces in our customer’s homes. These aren’t just any spaces, kitchens truly are the hub of all activity in a home. Remodel stories that begin after years of use are some of our favorites. Nothing makes you appreciate the transformation of a room more than truly living and experiencing the before and after. While that can be hard to translate to a blog post, we do think you can get a pretty great idea of this kitchen before and after just from the images. Muscatine Iowa before and after kitchen remode. Design, materials, and full project management from Village Home Stores. Koch Express cabinetry and Cambria quartz featured. | villagehomestores.com

This Muscatine, Iowa kitchen remodel is a wonderful example of how you can totally transform the look and function of a space without removing a wall or re-locating major appliances. Just look at the difference in the room just from the material choices! Dark, slab-style cabinetry has been replaced with a bright painted white. Added lighting helps to enhance these selections and make this new space bright both day and night.Muscatine Iowa kitchen with design, materials, and full project management from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Painted cabinetry from our Koch Express line in the “Prairie” door with an applied molding detail. This doorstyle takes the look from a Transitonal flat-panel door to a more “Cottage” or “Coastal” style. That Coastal vibe is achieved with the material selections in colors and even textures. Alterna Luxury Vinyl Tile in a 16″ x 16″ tile and the “Glacier” color create a durable and comfortable flooring choice for the new kitchen. While the floors give a white sandy look, the mosaic backsplash makes you wish you were on the beach collecting seaglass.
Cambria Montgomery quartz and Glazzio mosaic tile installed by Village Home Stores in a Muscatine, Iowa home. Kitchen design, materials, and complete remodel by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

This mosaic is from the “Academia” series by Glazzio and the color is “Aviaton Mint”. It is a beautiful combination of varied textures and tones of soft green glass and even mirror tiles mixed in. You would honestly think that the tile was made just for this countertop choice too! Cambria Quartz in the “Montgomery” design is the perfect compliment to the colors in the tile. An ogee edge profile has been applied. Using a decorative edge in a galley kitchen design like this is a great way to make a small design choice that makes a big impact once installed.
Cambria Montgomery quartz in an Ogee edge installed by Village Home Stores in a Muscatine, Iowa home. | VillageHomeStores.com

This ogee edge is showcased best on the exposed end at the kitchen entrance. That wall opposite the sink is where we find an appliance layout that really recreates the entire wall. The original kitchen design had cabinetry and shelves with no hood but a range below. There was just enough landing space to be claimed by a countertop microwave in the original kitchen:

The new kitchen design makes the most of the available space with landing space now on both sides of the range and an installed microwave hood above. The use of a microwave hood here not only frees up countertop space, it also provides needed ventilation for the cooktop.  Again, notice the ogee edge in the next image. Such a beautiful detail that lets the sparkle and colors of the Cambria materials be showcased.
Muscatine Iowa kitchen with design, materials, and full project management from Village Home Stores. Whirlpool appliances featured. | villagehomestores.com

Another great way to keep this new kitchen feeling bright and light is the use of mirror in place of glass in some of the cabinet doors. Two mirrored panels here reflect the window light right across the kitchen and two more narrow panels flank the kitchen sink area on the wall opposite it. Of course our Diode LED undercabinet lighting is a low-profile, low-voltage way of adding light to any project with us.

Reflected in the mirrors is the ceiling centerpiece of the new kitchen, a stunning semi- flushmount drum fixture by Kichler. This fabric drum shade is haloed by a cage of detail and from Kichler’s “Jardine” series. Crystals and botanical-inspired metal designs truly steal the attention of any arriving guest.  

Talk about another material match! Check out how perfectly the new custom window treatments look when paired with this light! This is exactly why it can be so important to work with a one-stop-shop like Village Home Stores. Your entire project vision can be seen by a team of experts, each from their own department to help you select the perfect items for your budget and the overall vision of the space. Two fabric roman shades were installed in the new kitchen. Each using the “Jazz Blue/Cream” fabric and the innovative ONEcontrol cordless system from our Horizon Window Fashions line.
Fabric window shade custom ordered and installed by Village Home Stores in a Muscatine, Iowa home. | villagehomestores.com

Cordless window treatments are a great investment for your space. They are functional and safe plus they look great! Our window treatment experts at Village Home Stores offer a variety of window blinds and shades in many styles and colors. We even have professional installers to put the product in place for you. Request a quote for your own project today! Fabric window shade customer ordered and installed by Village Home Stores in a Muscatine, Iowa home. | villagehomestores.com

If you love the look of these beach-inspired materials or saw an idea you want to save for your own future project, be sure to check our the full album of images. You can find them all here on our award-winning houzz page. A new feature to this kitchen is probably one of the favorites for the homeowner… a dishwasher! Creating enough space on the sink wall to include a full-sized dishwasher is a game-changer for function in the new design. 

Ready to start the conversation about your own before and after story with Village Home Stores? Your first step is to reach out to our team. Stop by our store at 105 S State in downtown Geneseo, IL or call us at (309) 944-1344 for an appointment. You can also complete this short form online and a member of our team will be in touch about your first appointment with Village. We know that a remodel can be a lot to take on by yourself and that is why we can help as little or as much as you need.

Hazelwood Homes- Colona Home With Smart Material Choices

When you build a home, there seems to be a never-ending stream of decisions to be made. Village Home Stores is so blessed to work with so many of the region’s best builders. These builders allow us to partner with them and their clients to make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible. We form you a team of experts based on the products you need for your home. That team works together with you to help guide you to make the best choices for your lifestyle and the budgets you have set. There are so many areas of your home where you can make smart material choices and help get you the overall look and performance you want. This home from Hazelwood Homes built in Colona, IL is a fantastic example of that!Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

There are many elements that your cabinet designer will discuss with you to help pair your wish list and needs with the right products. That is why we carry so many product lines at various prices. We offer a wide variety of options so we can meet any budget or construction expectation. We designed the kitchen using our Koch Express line of cabinetry. The perimeter of the kitchen is in the “Lexington” doorstyle and painted “Oyster” finish. The kitchen island is in the “Camden” door in a Rustic Birch wood stained a “Stone” finish. The look and function (soft close doors and drawers were applied) of a semi-custom kitchen from our Express builder-grade product. Both the soft, bright gray color of the Oyster and the stained Stone island are right on trend. Another trend is the use of two medium-sized light fixtures above an island instead of a line smaller pendants.
Lantern style lights above a kitchen island. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Our lighting experts will work with your cabinet designer to help you select the appropriate shape, size, and quantity of light needed for your space. Since we are focusing on smart material choices in this post, we want to point out that these are actually foyer lights. Many times, smart choices come from the ability to think outside the box. The lighting trend of 2-3 larger light fixtures above kitchen islands has often brought our lighting team to suggest foyer, dining, and even some outdoor lighting product for our clients. We carry thousands of lighting options and our experts will work with you to help narrow down your personal style and needs. Koch Express cabinets in painted Oyster finish. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We love the clean look of the bright Oyster painted finish and the addition of 5-piece drawer fronts give a very classic look to the cabinetry. A 5-piece drawer front means that in place of a smooth, slab drawer with an outside edge you get the look of a small door. A framed edge with center panel. And nothing can be a more classic countertop choice than a white marble… but this isn’t marble. It isn’t stone at all! They are Formica laminate! Formica’s “Calacatta Marble” design in the large-format print 180FX series gives a successful look of real marble at a fraction of the cost.
Marble look Formica laminate top in Calacatta Marble color with full wrap edge and drop in kitchen sink. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We installed it here using what is called an “ideal” edge profile. That helps create even more of a look of a smooth edge to a slab of stone on the lengths of the top and even the corners. The durable Elkay drop-in sink used is another smart material selection. Think of how much use your kitchen sink gets. You need it to look great but also perform well. These granite composite options are available in so many colors now we can find just the right one to compliment your kitchen design.Marble look Formica laminate top in Calacatta Marble color with drop in kitchen sink. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.comWe also love the clean look of the faucet selected. A single hole fixture is easier to clean and helps to keep the island looking less cluttered. This model has a single lever control and a pull down sprayer. Laminate tops can be one of the smartest material decisions made when building a home. You can always return years later and replace your counters with an upgrade of material. That is a simpler project than changing out your cabinetry or flooring. Formica laminate top in Calacatta Marble color with full wrap edge. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

The flooring selected looks absolutely stunning when paired with the cabinet finishes and all of the other materials selected for the kitchen and great room. The flooring in this home is honestly one our favorite material investments made by these customers. Our COREtec flooring product is one of the very best flooring options we have available. The look of wood (or tile) in a high density, extra strong plank that is 100% waterproof, 100% kidproof, and 100% petproof! The luxury vinyl has an added wear layer for durability and it is bonded to a stable waterproof core made of bamboo and recycled woods.
Koch Express kitchen island with X back design in rustic birch wood and Stone stain. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

The COREtec in this kitchen is an embossed grain product from the Plus XL line named “Muir Oak”. The XL series means that the planks are extra wide (9″) for a bigger impact. Perfect for large, open spaces like this. There are so many varieties of COREtec available. this “Muir Oak” finish looks so great with so many cabinet finishes and styles. It also compliments many furniture finishes for spaces like this where you have a great room with many items atop the floors. A durable, dependable and stylish choice for flooring is always a smart choice. Those same qualities can be found in the appliance package selected for the kitchen. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. Microwave hood with cabinet above. | villagehomestores.com

Maytag is known for it’s sturdy and dependable product. So much so that they now include a 10 year Limited Part Warranty on their products. These parts vary depending on the appliance category. For example, on the range shown above the cooktop burners, oven burners, cast-iron metal grates and cavity are all covered. Learn more about this range here on our website. Maytag builds products that can perform in your home using many commercial parts and techniques. That way they can perform for you for many years.

This appliance suite also includes Maytag’s Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel. A true stainless steel that is easy to clean and keeps your kitchen looking great. Of course, above a hardworking 5-burner gas range you will need ventilation. This microwave hood has a multiple speed exhaust fan to helps remove smoke and odors as you work in the kitchen. A mesh grease filter helps prevent messes and a charcoal odor filter removes high airflow odors and steam. Did you know that our store can save you time and money? Smart selections on materials from multiple departments at our “one-stop-shop” help our new construction customers earn FREE lighting for their home. Dining room light in Quad Cities area home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | vllagehomestores.com

Working with our team of new home experts can help save you time during your design and bidding process and you can even take art of our lighting bundle program. The more you shop exclusively at our store, the more FREE lighting you can earn. Our lighting staff can walk you through this program and help you to plan ahead to make the most of your overall budget and get the lighting of your dreams! Of course we didn’t just provide product for the kitchen in this home, we designed spaces throughout the home. A custom tiled shower is atop many bathroom wish lists and the one in this home is amazing!
Tiled shower in Quad Cities area home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We added interest by carrying the 2″ hexagon mosaic tiles up the wall in a stripe. Within that stripe we built in a custom niche area or toiletries. A corner bench of the walls adds another great feature to the tiled shower. Material selections are so important to be made with the overall vision of the space in mind. That is why shopping for product all in one location can help create the best overall look with the least amount of stress for you. Not sure how the tile will look with the vanity top color? No problem! Let’s grab your cabinet designer and see what they think! Concerned about fitting that large-capacity refrigerator in your design? So is your appliance expert who can communicate with your designer all of the needed dimensions for the perfect fit.
Tiled shower entrance in Quad Cities area home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores.

Our Onyx Collection vanity tops are another smart material choice. They are stylish, and very easy to clean. We can custom make any shape and size needed plus can even pout shower bases and walls to match. Many of our customers find that they already have standard molds available for what their design needs without needing a custom priced option. There are also so many great bowl options and colors to select from. Shown: the “Wave” bowl and “Cashmere” color in gloss finish.
Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. Onyx Collection vanity top with wave bowl shape. | villagehomestores.com

If you are interested in building or remodeling in the near future, we want to be a part of your project! Want to learn more about our Bundle Program to earn FREE lighting? Curious about the first steps in our remodel process? Just reach out to our team and we will be happy to answer your questions and get you started. You can contact us at 309-944-1344 or by completing this short form online and a member of our team will be in touch. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can assemble a team just for you to help make your dream space a reality. 

Coal Valley, IL- New Surfaces From Floor to Ceiling!

Village Home Stores is your one stop shop for all of the surfaces in your home! Our flooring department is so much more than carpet and hardwoods. Our experts can assist in many other categories of surface products for your home. We also carry tile surfaces for your floors or walls and even a unique new peel and stick wallplank system. Check out the back of this Coal Valley, IL kitchen island that has been given a whole new updated look with our stick-on wallplanks.
Bamboo flooring and stick-on wallplank installed on the back of a kitchen island in a Coal Valley, IL home. Product and installation by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We installed bamboo flooring throughout (more on that later) and this white kitchen has been given a whole new look with a punch of texture and color on the back of the island. This stick-on product can be installed in so many unique and exciting places and a small project area like this can make a big impact. The island back shown is in the “Natural Walnut” color. The color is much warmer than a painted shiplap and gives a modern/contemporary flair to the kitchen. Stick-on wallplank installed on the back of a kitchen island in a Coal Valley, IL home. Product and installation by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

One of the best features about this product is that many of our customers have DIY-ed their own product install. Perfect for an accent wall or backing open shelf areas, this lightweight product is made in the USA and cuts easily with minimal tools. The durable topcoat on the planks clean up easily with a damp cloth.  Unique island back treatment idea. Apply wood planks for a great finished look! Shown: stickon wall plank system | villagehomestores.com

But our stick-on wall planks aren’t just for walls. The industrial strength bonding tape on this product makes it possible to be installed on ceilings too! The strong bond of the tape plus the lightweight product itself makes for a unique and exciting to add character to your ceilings. Check out this lofted great room area just outside of the kitchen:
Stick-on wallplank system installed on a quad cities area ceiling. Shown in biscuit color wallplank. Product and installation by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

The wallplank we installed in the living room carried across the lofted hallway into the front entry of the home. There are many colors to select from in this wallplank product. To keep the space bright in this home, “Biscuit” was used for the ceiling. Village installed all of the product for this Coal Valley,IL project but it can also be ordered for self-install by our customers. While a ceiling installation may be tricky to DIY, there may be other surfaces of your home you can consider this product for DIY. Learn more about how to install this product yourself in this step-by-step blog post we created.
Stick-on wallplank system installed on a quad cities area ceiling. Product and installation by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

A great way to add drama to a space is by creating contrast with colors and textures. We love the bent wood ceiling fans that were selected from our lighting department for the Living Room space. The Minka Aire fans are “Koa” in a distressed wood finish that stands out in color and shape against the wallplank ceilings. This room is large and the two 58″ fans are perfect in scale for the space.
Stick-on wallplank system installed on a quad cities area ceiling with unique ceiling fans. | VillageHomeStores.com

Our lighting experts have access to so many unique new ceiling fan designs. If you have a specific style or finish in mind we would love to help you find the right one for your own space. Amazing new features are also being added in ceiling fans. Decorative “fandolier” models, smart home tech options, bluetooth speakers, and so much more! Shop fans and all of our lighting on our website here and visit our award-winning lighting showroom to see many of these models in person at 105 S State in Downtown Geneseo, IL.
Unique ceiling fans in Quad Cities. | VillageHomeStores.com

But we would hate for the ceiling to steal all the attention in this home. Take a look at the stylish and durable new bamboo floors we installed. Our USFloors like offers a variety of bamboo flooring options and this 5 1/2″ wide plank floor is a 6 year matured bamboo in the “Frosted Pearl” finish. Bamboo has a tight and stylish grain and blends well with many other wood finishes. Light bamboo flooring in a Quad Cities area home. Product and installation by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Have you considered Bamboo as a flooring option for your home? It is a very durable and eco-conscious material choice. Bamboo works well in all climates and humidity levels. For our extreme Midwest seasons bamboo can be a fantastic flooring investment.  Bamboo material renews itself at a rapid rate compared to hardwoods. This makes it an eco-friendly choice for our customers seeking to purchase sustainable products. Bamboo is also a very hard surface. This makes it wonderful for pets and heavy traffic areas.
Learn about bamboo flooring for your home. Product and installation by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

If you love the look of this project you can see the full album of photos over on our award-winning Houzz page here. There you can save them to your own ideabooks a inspiration. If you have any questions about the products in this post or want to get an estimate on Bamboo or wall plank for your own home just reach out to us. You can call Village Home Stores at (309) 944-1344 or complete this short online form and a member of our flooring and surfaces team will be in touch.

Alpha, IL – White and Gray Kitchen With Hidden Laundry

Village Home Stores understands the importance of the home you create for you and your family. Deciding when is the right time to downsize or remodel your home is an important step for any homeowner. Many of our customers that use our Complete Project Management Process are interested in investing in changes to their homes to help them age-at-home more comfortably and happily. There are many remodel changes you can make to a bathroom to help allow you to age at home, but the kitchen is another great location for these investments in your home happiness. Just look at this bright and spacious remodeled kitchen in Alpha, Illinois:
Kitchen remodel in Alpha, IL with painted Dura Supreme cabinetry and Cambria quartz. | villagehomestores.com

This remodel involved building out an addition to the home of about ten feet in depth and twenty feet in length. The original kitchen was small and very limited in counterspace and storage. Squeezing a small table in the kitchen and having the garage entry right in the kitchen, created a busy and crowded room.

We were so thrilled to design a more functional and beautiful space for these sweet customers. Plus we were able to put them at ease with our step-by-step process because Village Home Stores coordinated it all! Estimating, designing, delivery, and installation plus the many subcontractors on site where scheduled by our Project Management team. Our process helps to keep your project on track and on budget. 

The new kitchen is bright, spacious, and super functional! Instead of the original U-shaped layout with peninsula, the new kitchen is an L-shape with a single-level island and a long section of new storage cabinetry across the room. The added space from the home addition helped to transform the small kitchen into a new room that can be used as a kitchen, dining room, drop zone, home office, and even laundry room! Kitchen remodel in Alpha, IL with Linen White and Zinc painted Dura Supreme cabinetry and Cambria quartz. | villagehomestores.com

That’s right! An incredible home office desk area is just across the room from the new kitchen. A wall-mounted TV and banjo-shaped countertop for a seated desk area helps to use every inch of space available. The light fixture you see hanging above indicates where the new casual dining table will be located.
Kitchen remodel with desk area in Alpha, IL Painted Dura Supreme cabinetry and Cambria quartz in the Berwyn design are featured. | villagehomestores.com

But why TWO tall pantry cabinets for this couple? Well… that’s the laundry room we mentioned! These pantry fronts have been ordered to match the new kitchen but open to reveal a brand new pair of front-load laundry from our Maytag line!

Remodeling to include laundry in a more convenient and accessible area of your home is a fantastic feature anyone at any age or ability can appreciate. Any time you can place laundry in a main level of a home, you create a safer user experience. Plus no bending over or lifting because each unit is installed on top of a raised pedestal for easier loading and unloading. 

(Pardon the cute dog “photobomb” above in the left corner) So much capacity in the laundry pair plus great storage in this hidden laundry area. The pedestals are actually drawers that slide open for detergent storage and even small laundry baskets can fit within. Above the laundry are two deep sections of pantry storage perfect for bulk items. There is even a broom closet cabinet between the laundry and desk area. 

Another age-at-home feature that can be appreciated by users of any age and ability is a raised dishwasher. Who loves to bend down to load an unload a dishwasher? Nobody! Raising it up to a more comfortable height can be a design choice you are thankful for on a daily basis. This KitchenAid dishwasher is super quiet at just 46 dba and even has a third level rack for washing utensils, cutlery, and lids. 

The cabinetry in this kitchen is from our Dura Supreme line in the Full-Overlay Hudson door and painted “Linen White” finish. The center panels of the hood cabinet have been given a beaded panel to compliment the beaded back of the kitchen island. The island cabinetry is painted in a “Zinc” gray finish. Kitchen remodel with bricklay subway tile backsplash and accent of ivy shadow gray listello. | VillageHomeStores.com

Our bestselling Diode LED undercabinet lighting helps to illuminate the new kitchen backsplash and switches and outlets from our stylish Adorne series by legrand. The main tile is a 3×6 subway tile in a brick lay pattern with and accent strip at the center. The fun accent tile is by Florida Tile and is Streamline Ivy series in the Shadow Gray color.
Glass Subway Tile in brick lay pattern with ivy accent tile. | VillageHomeStores.com

There is great storage throughout the new kitchen layout. Below is a photo showing our bestselling corner cabinet option, a lazy susan without center pole. Fixed shelves with rotating susan trays allow sturdy access to the full corner. This client has their pots and pans stored right in reach of the new gas range.

Whirlpool’s front-control gas range is a sleek and functional model. This unit includes convection features and 5.8 cu.ft. of capacity in the oven. The rack systems inside of our ovens have improved so much over the years to help you use the space better. Ask you appliance salesperson at Village Home Stores to show you the inside layout of the range you are shopping with us. You will be surprised at how usable the space can be.
Kitchen remodel in Alpha Illinois with Whirlpool slide in range n Stainless Steel. | VillageHomeStores.com

A shelf microwave is placed in a tall cabinet and a wood hood with blower insert is above the new range. Ask your kitchen designer about all of the hood options you have for your new kitchen design. Not everyone has to do a chimney style or microwave hood. We have many options available.  Kitchen remodel in Alpha Illinois with Stainless Steel Appliances from Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

One of our favorite storage cabinets in the new kitchen is a spice rack that can open and be accessed right from the user at the range. Dura Supreme has hundreds of great storage solutions available. If you have a specific item or small appliances that you want to include as a part of your kitchen design just ask! We can help keep you organized and your counters clear of clutter with a well-planned design.

A counter depth refrigerator model is always a great way to keep a kitchen plan open and pathways clear. This french door model from Whirlpool is great with an internal water dispenser and incredible interior shelf storage. We just love how the Stainless Steel finish looks in this bright white and gray kitchen.

A counter-depth refrigerator model, along with the added space from the room addition allowed us to provide generous pathway allowances between the kitchen counters and the new kitchen island. As you can see below, there is about a 45″ distance in this L-shape of pathway within the kitchen. Kitchen remodel with painted Dura Supreme cabinetry and Cambria quartz in the Berwyn design are featured. Materials and remodel project management from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

The countertop edge itself adds an element of style to the new kitchen. An “Ogee” edge profile has been applied to Cambria Quartz in the Berwyn design.  This edge profile is always impressive in person because the light catches the edge as you walk in and around the kitchen. The Ogee edge is a great way to dress up a subtle or neutral colors countertop.  The radius corners and overhang curve of the island top help to soften the look of the space.

There is a wonderful new kitchen island in the new design. Plenty of seating on the back side for two plus great storage facing the inside of the kitchen. Two large drawer stacks with some including an adjustable pegboard dish storage interior. For some, this is a great way to store dishes and bowls. It allows you a more comfortable way to lift up from a drawer and not down from a high wall cabinet. Kitchen remodel with painted Dura Supreme cabinetry and Cambria quartz in the Berwyn design are featured. Peg drawer insert. | VillageHomeStores.com

We also included an outlet on the end of the kitchen island. This makes it easier for small appliance use or even plugging in laptops or chargers if a user is seated at the island. Between the two large drawer stacks is a narrow spice drawer cabinet. These drawers may look cute and decorative to you but they can be very functional! This client had one dedicated to medications and vitamins and another for toys and goodies for the grandkids.

All of these gorgeous new finishes and design changes make life more comfortable for everyone in the home, including these two sweet pups. They love their new Permastone luxury vinyl flooring from our Tarkett line. 6 x 48″ planks in the Tundra finish are perfect for laying in a sunbeam and watching birds and wildlife outside their new sliding glass door.  

If you love this blog tour then be sure to check out the full album of photos from this project here on our award-winning Houzz page. Plus be sure to tune in for the Village Home Show Sunday mornings at 9am on WQAD in the Quad Cities region. You will see this kitchen among many of the new ones featured in our newest season of episodes. If you are ready to start the conversation about your own remodel transformation from our store, your first step is to just reach out to us. Call us at 309-944-1344 or complete this short online form and a member of our team will reach out to you.