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Aspen Homes- Polished Farmhouse Style For Fall Parade of Homes

The Quad Cities Builders and Remodelers Association Fall Parade of Homes is coming up Mid-October and we wanted to give you a tour of one of the homes you can expect to see there. This home is built and designed by Aspen Homes LLC in Bettendorf, Iowa. A polished farmhouse style filled with new finishes and timeless but trendy looks.
White Drift painted kitchen with Gray Stone stained accents. Kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The new “White Drift” painted finish from our Koch Classic line has been applied to a Rustic Birch wood in the “Hastings” door. This antiqued look finish makes up the main kitchen and island cabinetry. A custom interior pantry door and “X” endcaps for the island are in a Hickory wood and “stone” stain. Did you know Village Home Stores can order you interior doors perfect for your design? We can!
Farmhouse finishes for a kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Two “Covington” lantern pendants from our Capital Lighting line hang above the kitchen island. These same lights would look great in a foyer or many other applications. Your lighting expert at Village will help you select the right fixtures in style and scale for your space. This kitchen blends many metal finishes and it works well in the completed Great Room space.
White Drift painted finish from Koch Cabinetry. Kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The “Hastings” cabinet door by Koch is a Full-Overlay style. This means that there is minimal gaps between the cabinet door edges and the faceframe of  the cabinet. It is a great look and when finished off with an undercabinet molding, the look is very polished and complete. Each end of the kitchen island has been fit with custom “X” endcaps.
Painted cabinets paired with cerused hickory finish pantry door and island details. | VillageHomeStores.com

These endcaps where completely custom made by our Amish line to match the Hickory “Stone” stain repeated in the pantry door. The look of this finish allows the woodgrain to glow through. The balance of the pantry door and island endcaps is the perfect subtle accent amount.
Painted cabinets paired with cerused hickory finish pantry door and island details. | VillageHomeStores.com

The gray stain is complimentary to the accent highlights in the main cabinetry finish. By selecting a gray stain, that allows a customer to really go many directions for a wood flooring selection. This medium-toned wood floor is a wonderful choice.
Painted kitchen with Gray stained accents like these island caps. Kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

Of course no farmhouse styled space can be complete without an apron farmsink! The kitchen island includes a narrow cabinet, the dishwasher, sink base, and pullout trash cabinet. We love the old world style of this kitchen faucet and the polished chrome finish brightens up the room.
Farmsink faucet inspiration. | VillageHomeStores.com

Engineered quartz with a nod to a true marble look can be a wonderful solution for a kitchen countertop investment. This kitchen uses our Q Quartz line in the “Calacatta Classique” color. The subtle gray veining is classic and looks right at home here. Once installed, quartz is  extremely durable, stain resistant, and maintenance free.
Painted cabinets paired with cerused hickory finish pantry door and island details. | VillageHomeStores.com

The back of the island has been treated with a beaded wood panel. The beadboard look allows the “White Drift” finish highlights to have areas to hang up and show the beaded detail. Staggered heights and depths of cabinetry on the perimeter adds interest to the kitchen design. This wall includes the refrigerator and a microwave drawer.
Painted kitchen with microwave drawer. Kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The wall on the other side of the pantry is home to the gas range and a chimney style Stainless Steel hood both from our Whirlpool® line. Large stacks of drawers flank the range for plenty of pots and pans storage.
Painted White Drift kitchen with stainless appliances. Kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

This 5-burner gas range from Whirlpool® includes a slide-in style that keeps the area behind it clean and clear for tiled details to shine. All of the controls are found on the front of the unit. New EZ-2-Lift™ Hinged Grates on the cooktop. An industry first from Whirlpool®, these cast-iron grate hinge open for easy clean up without removing them completely.
Convection gas range in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The oven in this unit also includes True Convection features. A third heating unit in the back of the oven uses a fan to evenly distribute heat over under and all around the 5.8 cu. ft. cavity. This feature also means 20% faster preheatinglocal-whirlpool-dealer-quad-cities

Stylish selections that can perform well and clean up fast. That’s a dream kitchen! The look is beautiful and the features and materials are built to last even for an active family. Plenty of storage in this beautiful kitchen in Bettendorf. Sophisticated rustic details keep this farmhouse style space feeling open, bright, clean, and stunning.
Kitchen island lights by Capital Lighting in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The design and selection process can be overwhelming. At Village we work with your builder to help keep you in budget but create a total and complete design. We can see and help show you the “big picture” for your project. Color renderings and material selection appointments help us keep you on track and give you as clear of a vision as possible for your finished space.
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See the full album of photos from this Parade Home here on our award-winning Houzz page. To learn more about Aspen Homes visit their website here. If you have any questions about the building process or want to hear more about our Bundle Program. exclusive for New Construction customers contact us today! Reach us by completing this short online form or by phone at (309) 944-1344. We can’t wait to hear about your dream home!cabinetry-bettendorf

Learn about the differences between counter depth and standard depth refrigeration from Village Home Stores.

“Depth” of Knowledge- Counter VS. Standard Depth Refrigeration

As we work on a kitchen design with a customer, there are many questions to be answered. Questions from you about options and what comes next, plus many questions from our design team involving preference and need as we work through our process. During the design and selection stage of a project however, there will be some questions that do leave this team at a brief crossroads until a decision is made. One key detail questions you may hear early on from us is “will you be including a standard or counter-depth refrigerator in the new kitchen?”

Example of a standard depth refrigerator installed in a Quad Cities kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com
Don’t worry if this detail isn’t something that was even on your radar until just now (standard model shown above). There is no one single industry standard for refrigerator depth. The only definite factor is refrigerators are getting deeper and taller as the demand for maximum storage increases.  For decades and decades, counter-depth refrigerators were only available in extremely high-end and built-in situations. Example of a standard depth refrigerator projecting into the kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

This is no longer the case. The cleaner, more customized look of a counter-depth refrigerator makes it the most desired look for kitchen designs. This demand has made manufacturers respond with counter-depth models coming in at a variety of price points. If the phrase “counter-depth” has you seeing dollar signs, don’t worry! There may be a counter-depth model that does fit within your appliance budget! But does your design demand it?Example of a counter depth refrigerator installed in a kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

So What Are The Differences In Refrigerator Depths?

Refrigerator depth doesn’t seem like that large of a detail when you first consider it. In kitchen design every fraction of an inch needs to be considered. That is the case for cabinetry solutions as well as the appliance package included. The kitchen below showcases a standard depth refrigerator installed. Example of a standard depth refrigerator installed in a Quad Cities kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

This design above warrants no need for a counter-depth and the look is still magazine-cover worthy. Of course a counter-depth model would have looked great! Just less of the sides, or “cabinet” of the unit would show. Let’s discuss now some of those key differences between standard and counter-depth models:

  • Standard could mean the unit “sticks out” an extra 4″ or more into the kitchen. That could be noticeable in some designs and even restrict a walkway in others.
  • Cubic foot capacity will always be a main feature difference. A model that boasts the largest cubic footage of storage space will most certainly never fall into a counter-depth category.
  • Counter-depth models have limited water and ice options. Limited interior space means that some water and ice features are best suited for standard-depth models. We will discuss the topic later in this post.
  • Price used to be one of the main differences in upgrading to a counter-depth feature. Price isn’t necessarily as big of a difference as it used to be. Now many counter-depth models fit within the same price category as high-featured standard depth models.

If I Choose a Counter-Depth Model What Can I Expect?

Of course newer standard-depth models will always offer the latest and greatest in storage solutions and features. Now as more counter-depth models are introduced, many of those same features are being included in models as they are launched. This means that all of the best features and benefits are not limited only to standard-depth models. refrigerator

In fact many times innovation is pushed forward to meet the challenge of a counter-depth model.  The issue of an in-door ice unit being so large it takes up nearly 1/3 of the fresh food storage space has lead to the need to streamline the design. Now the smaller, compact units are included in standard and counter-depth models alike! Some counter-depth models may replace an in-door option with an icemaker in the lower freezer and interior water dispenser above (shown below).Example of an internal water dispenser in refrigerator. | VillageHomeStores.com

Side by side refrigeration is no longer the most desired layout for storage so most of the newer models launching are French door units with a bottom freezer.  While it isn’t the best storage layout for most lifestyles, side-by-side counter-depth refrigerators remain to be the lowest prices. Bottom-freezer models are constructed with a completely different design and parts. This keeps them beginning slightly higher in price from a side-by-side construction.  Village Home Stores offering cabinet depth refrigerators. | VillageHomeStores.com

Busy kitchens require maximum fresh food and freezer storage no matter what depth you choose. Our expert appliance sales team can show you all of the amazing interior features your refrigerator will have. We can help you select the perfect model for your lifestyle. If the look of your refrigeration unit is important to your design, you may want a more built-in look. 

How Can I Get A “Built-In” Look?

You have many options for how you can choose to surround your refrigerator in a cabinet design. No matter the depth of your model, you need at least 1/2″ on each side and above the unit for proper ventilation. An exception to this is the category of truly “built-in” refrigeration (shown below). Built-in refrigeration options installed at counter depth. | VillageHomeStores.com

A trim kit is installed surrounding the unit for a custom fit. It is important to note that while counter-depth models offer a more built-in look, they still may show some of depth projecting from your cabinets. The only way to avoid that is to select from our built-in models. If your layout allows it, you may be able to include a recessed area on your wall for your refrigerator to set back into. This allows you the look of a counter-depth model but the choice of using any standard model. Building a niche in your wall for the depth of a standard refrigerator. | VillageHomeStores.com
The surrounding cabinetry can either be pulled forward to give the illusion of a built in look or ordered deeper from the factory.  These recessed spaces are a wonderful solution and when planned correctly with your design team it’s a great look! Be sure to check out our Houzz ideabook including more examples of all of these concepts. Find that ideaboook here on our Houzz pageshallow-depth-fridge

Many of the questions we may ask you in our first few meetings have already been decided during your own research and inspiration process. In this case, we are just collecting information from you and getting everyone on the same page that will be involved on your project. It is our job to keep all of these details in order as we work through our process for your project at Village Home Stores. Discussing options and working through to find the best solution for your project and budget is a very key part of the big picture. This is the case with just a single new appliance purchase, or an entire remodel or new home build. Let our experts help. Contact us today by completing this short online form or calling (309) 944-1344Locally owned since 1984, Village Home Stores offers an award-winning customer experience in Appliances sales and service

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Moline, IL-Warm Finishes Make An Inviting Bath Remodeled Retreat

This Moline, IL Master Bathroom has been given an inviting new look from Village Home Stores. Warm finishes and a spacious layout make for a perfect retreat for the homeowners. Right away upon entering you are greeted with a statement tiled shower. A mosaic tile by Daltile in the “Crystal Shores” series and “Copper Coast” color gives the look of a piece of art framed in the custom shower.
Moline, IL bathroom with custom tiled shower. Remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Village Home Stores managed the complete project from start to finish with our Complete Project Management Process. All design, material selection, subcontractor estimates, scheduling, and day-to-day was handled by an expert team created just for this Moline, IL couple. This large bathroom has the space for a large custom shower, a corner shelf, toilet area, and double bowl vanity. Here is a peek at a color rendering used early on in the design and selection process.Full color rendering of Moline, IL bathroom remodeled by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Presenting our customers with complete design concepts helps them to really see the finished space as realistically as possible before anything is even ordered. The bathroom cabinetry is from our Koch Classic line. The doorstyle is named “Seneca” and a Red Oak has been painted “Pearl” allowing the woodgrain of the oak to still show through as an added texture.
Moline, IL bathroom with painted oak vanity. Remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Instead of a vanity bowl on either end of the cabinetry, the two bowls are in the center of the top leaving a larger counter space on the ends. The cabinetry below cuts back to a shallower cabinet and countertop to help keep the room spacious (especially by the shower entry). A “knee wall” or half-wall has been installed to cap off the vanity area leaving the space above open with sight into the shower. A custom framed glass shower entry has been installed in an Oil Rubbed Bronze finish to compliment the shower fixtures and lighting.

Moline, IL bathroom with painted oak vanity. Remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Recess can lighting is installed throughout the new design and elongated wall sconces from our Hudson Valley line flank the vanity wall. Matching mirror molding was ordered with the wall cabinetry to match the painted oak finish. With the two bowls near eachother, a single custom mirror can be centered in the space and framed in with this mirror molding.
Hudson Valley wall sconce in Moline, IL bathroom remodeled by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

The tile selections and installation give life and warmth to the finished design. A small step threshold into the custom tiled shower takes you from the main floor tile in the “Cashmere” color to a darker “Tortoise” color. The shower floor is a blend of many colors in a 2″ x 2″ tile named “Cream Blend” all from our American Olean line.
Custom tiled shower with glass door entry in Moline, IL bathroom. | VillageHomeStores.com

The shower walls are a 9″ x 12″ tile from the Belmar series and the “Tortoise” color. A custom tiled niche is located right be the hand-held shower controls. You have many options for shelves and niches in a tiled shower. Be sure to discuss you needs with your tile expert at Village Home Stores so we can figure out the perfect size and location for your project.
Custom tiled shower in Moline, IL bathroom. Tile and installation from Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Corner benches or footrests can be another fantastic addition to a tiled shower design. Female clients love the benefit of having a place to put a leg up while shaving. The corner bench can also work as another shelf if needed. See more examples of tiled showers here in this Houzz ideabook of examples.Custom tiled shower with corner bench in Moline, IL bathroom. | VillageHomeStores.com

Speaking of tile, this smiling guy deserves a shout out and a spot in this feature because, well just look at him! Plus he matches the tile so perfectly. The flooring in the bathroom is a 12″ x 12″ tile size and the tub surround area changes to a 9″ x 12″ tile.
A happy customer in Moline, IL with his new tiled floor from Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Above the tub surround deck an accent area of tile has been installed to tie everything together. A row of the darker “Tortoise” tile is finished off with a row of deco band in the same mosaic used on the shower wall. A narrow frame tile with an ogee edge is used to finish off this look and as the “frame” in the shower. This “Questech” tile is 2″ x 12″ in size and in the “Antique Bronze” finish.
Tiled corner tub surround in Moline, IL bathroom. | VillageHomeStores.com

In the tub corner hangs a gorgeous orb chandelier light from our Maxim line. The light is stunning in person and the crystal details inside add a sparkling glow to the tub area. The pattern it creates on the ceiling is interesting as well!
Maxim lighting 4 light orb chandelier in Moline, IL bathroom remodeled by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

This remodel involved carpentry, electrical, painting, drywall/plaster, plumbing, custom glass shower door, and tilework. That is a lot of crews working in one bathroom space! This is when our Complete Project Management Program Process truly shines. We coordinate all of the crews for you beginning with an on-site meeting with everyone during the estimating process. Our Project Management team then creates a schedule and custom log-in program for you and the crews to access. Learn more about this log-in program by watching the video here on our site.
Bathroom remodeling team from Village Home Stores cleaning up the finished project. | VillageHomeStores.com

Like the look of this bath remodel and want to save an idea for your own project? See and save the entire album of photos here on our Houzz page. Ready to start the conversation about your own bathroom remodel project? We are here to help! Contact us today at (309) 944-1344 for an appointment or complete this short online form. We will set up a time to walk you through our bathroom remodel process. A Special “shout out” to this tabby cat who was actually rescued during the remodel process. A new bathroom that comes with a new pet. That’s not exactly something we can always guarantee but we do appreciate it.bath-remodeler-moline

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Road Trip! Our 2017 Visit to The Whirlpool® Plant in Amana, IA

Village Home Stores works hard to curate a list of as many quality, American-made products as possible for our customers. By offering the Whirlpool® family of products, we are able to cover all of the Appliance needs of our customers to fit a variety of budgets and lifestyles. Combining this family of products from Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, and KitchenAid brands we are providing our customers access to a Local Low Price Guarantee on products from #1 selling major Appliance Manufacturer in the world. American pride is important to the Whirlpool family of products and that is why they have invested in American manufacturing whenever possible. There are now 9 U.S. manufacturing plants as of 2017 and we are so lucky to be located near one of those manufacturing facilities. Because of this, we get the chance to visit a plant about once a year. The Whirlpool® plant located in Amana, Iowa manufactures all bottom-mount refrigerators and built-in refrigeration for all brands and it is an impressive place!Whirlpool amana

They are running 5 lines of production 24 hours a day, five days a week (plus currently every other weekend to keep up with demand). To put it in perspective, they are making a refrigerator every 18 seconds! We were able to tour the plant to see the smiling faces making the products we sell. Then we were given intense product training on some of the new models and features being launches by all brands. We were shown brand new items like the closet-depth compact washer and dryer shown below:compact-laundry

These compact units were impressive for their size. The other new models and features launching in Maytag® and Whirlpool® laundry are more geared to our Village Home Stores customers. Still not convinced your washer has enough water? Now you can add as much as you are comfortable with with the new built-in faucet feature on select models.

Built in faucet in washer available now. Image provided by Whirlpool®

Built in faucet in washer available now. Image provided by Whirlpool®

Pre-wash stains right away as you find them. Fill the tub to soak tough stains ahead of a cycle. Just a press of the button gives you running water. Smart technology was also a big topic of conversation during our training. Does your household talk to Alexa, a Google device, or Siri? Then Whirlpool can help simplify many tasks with select Wifi enabled models and the Whirlpool app. Click below to watch (and hear) how voice-activated features are the latest and greatest.

Of course these models are jam-packed with amazing features outside of the Wifi capabilities. You can use them just as you would any other range or laundry pair. But for those households making adjustments and smart home investments, features like scan-to-cook might be right up your alley:

We also saw some great new finishes we can begin to offer for your home appliances! With the success of ® Black Stainless Steel finish, Whirlpool® has launched their own line of models in a Black Stainless Steel. This finish is beautiful and STAYS beautiful! Not only is it a stylish look, its completely fingerprint resistant as well! Wipes clean with just a wet microfiber cloth.

New Black Stainless finish available now. Image provided by Whirlpool®

New Black Stainless finish available now. Image provided by Whirlpool®

Village Home Stores already has models on display in our showroom in this new finish option. The new finish and handle design have been receiving a very warm welcome from customers and our designers! Come in and test out the fingerprint resist in person! We are certainly going to be throwing a party once the other newest finish is launched and on our floor! Introducing the warm, new, on-trend Sunset Bronze finish available soon on some select Whirlpool® models! sunset-bronze-whirlpoolImagine if you can… a room full of Appliance sales and service people from all over the Midwest Region getting unbelievably excited about a dishwasher door leaning against a wall. Yeah, we know…. sounds pretty nerdy but you would have thought the Whirlpool team had just introduced Lady Gaga as a special training guest. We all admittedly went nuts for this new finish once seeing it in person. Here it is installed in a completed kitchen:

New Sunset Bronze finish available soon. Image provided by Whirlpool®

New Sunset Bronze finish available soon. Image provided by Whirlpool®

The best way to describe it is a “warmer, softer Stainless” look. It takes the coldness and commercial feel of Stainless and softens it to a warmer look. This finish is exactly on-trend for what we have already began seeing in other kitchen design finishes throughout the industry. Lighting, hardware, accessories, flooring and tile, all are going the way of a warmer gray and golden accents. We are always excited to hear about the latest and greatest available for our customers. It is also always very reassuring to tour the factory and see that the quality, legacy, and innovation that we have seen from this family of product is still going stronger than ever. Our expert team of Appliance sales and service staff is just a phone call or a visit away. Stop in and see why we are your award-winning regional Appliance experts. Showroom located at 105 S State Geneseo, IL 61254 phone number: (309) 944-1344 Shop online anytime on our website herewhirlpool-quad-cities

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Hazelwood Homes- Kitchen With Rich Birch Wood and Shimmering Cambria Quartz

We have the opportunity to design so many unique kitchen spaces throughout the Quad Cities Region. Each and every design is unique from the next and the materials selected are just as unique and each client and home. It seems like we have shared a LOT of painted white kitchens lately on the blog but rest assured that isn’t all that we do! This Geneseo, IL kitchen from Hazelwood Homes is a wonderful example:
Birch Mocha kitchen in Geneseo, IL with Cambria Quartz and KitchenAid appliances for Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

There is truly nothing more inviting than a warm and cozy woodgrain kitchen. Rich, wood cabinetry is paired with warm lighting and materials throughout. The look is tailored and high-end but the design and setting is so inviting. Koch Classic Cabinetry in the Westbrook doorstyle and Birch “Mocha” stain has been accented with “Black” highlights. The cabinets stretch all the way to the ceiling and the height of the wall cabinets allow for a double panel door design (see below).
Koch cabinetry Westbrook door in Birch Mocha stain. Double panel door with cabinetry to ceiling. | VillageHomeStores.com

Beautiful and classic subway tile is installed as the kitchen backsplash throughout and even extends to surround the kitchen window and above. One of our unique Transitions blinds is installed in the window. An arched valance detail above the kitchen sink is repeated in the custom wood hood above the cooktop.
Birch Mocha kitchen in Geneseo, IL with glass subway tile as backsplash and above sink. | VillageHomeStores.com

A matching wood hood can be ordered to be placed within your kitchen design from Village Home Stores. The same raised center panels from the doors are used as a detail in hood and sink valances. A hood blower/insert can be concealed within these wood hood cabinets. These inserts can be ordered in a number of configurations and powers. That way you can customize the look AND function of your ventilation to fit your needs.
KitchenAid gas cooktop and wood hood with Broan insert. | VillageHomeStores.com

A 36″ wide 5-burner gas cooktop from KitchenAid® offers a versitile cooktop layout including a range from a high heat of 20K BTUs to a simmer of just 6k BTUs. Full width cast iron grates make it easy to slide from burner to burner. The CookShield finish helps to protect the cooktop from high-temperature cooking stains.

Geneseo, IL kitchen with cabinet door appliance garage. | VillageHomeStores.com

But what about small appliances? How does this kitchen not seem so cluttered? The coffeepot and toaster are hidden behind the door of a corner appliance garage cabinet. This new style of hinged door appliance garage is a welcome update from the accordion door styles of the past. Another wonderful storage solution hidden from sight is this hidden walk-in pantry:
Koch cabinetry cabinet doors for walk-in pantry. | VillageHomeStores.com

We can order walk-through pantry door fronts to match your kitchen as well! These double doors open to reveal a huge walk-in pantry behind the wall oven area. Press play below to see the tall door open to reveal the pantry entrance.

A double wall oven by KitchenAid® is paired with an over-the-counter microwave model from Sharp®. Over-the-counter microwaves allow for you to keep a decorative hood element to your design but eliminate the need to set a microwave oven on the countertop. This model from Sharp blends well with our other appliance brands for a seamless package look.
KitchenAid wall ovens in Stainless Steel and over the counter Sharp microwave. | VillageHomeStores.com

The innovative new 5-door refrigerator models by KitchenAid® are stylish and packed with amazing features. The KitchenAid® brand was the first in the industry to introduce a 5-door model. The two small drawers in the center of the unit are refrigeration. The left drawer includes 5 preset temperatures: meat/fish, drinks, greens/herbs, deli/cheese, and even a thaw/marinate setting. The right drawer is ideal for produce storage with a built-in produce preserving featureKitchenAid 5 door french door refrigerator in Stainless Steel. | VillageHomeStores.com

This kitchen is a two-toned design that includes a contrasting finish on the batwing-shaped kitchen island. The same Koch Westbrook doorstyle from the kitchen perimeter is painted White with am “Umber” highlight on the door and drawer front details. Cambria Quartz in the “Berwyn” design completes the look in the stylish beveled edge profile.
Koch cabinetry painted White with accent glaze. | VillageHomeStores.com

The island ends and back has been fit with custom doors and furniture baseboard molding for finished look. An island light from our Artcraft line hangs above the center of the kitchen island. Of course no complete kitchen can be showcased this well without our favorite secret weapon… our Diode LED undercabinet lighting. This space wouldn’t look as warm and inviting without it.
Unique island shape ideas. Kitchen design by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Love this kitchen? See the full album of photos here on our award-winning Houzz page. Don’t forget that if you are building a new home and selecting design and materials from our store you can bundle your purchases throughout our store and earn FREE LIGHTING for your home! Read more about that program here in a previous blog post. If you are ready to start the conversation about your own dream kitchen or bathroom contact us today! Reach out by completing this short online form or calling (309) 944-1344. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on!
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Geneseo, IL- Kitchen Remodel With Warm Birch Cabinets and Unique Quartz

The kitchen in any home can be the busiest room in the house. That is why we think it is so important to make it a space that suggests comfort as well as function. This Geneseo, IL kitchen invites you right in even by just viewing the photos. A warm and inviting selection of woods and other materials we know you will love.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen including birch cabinets and Harlech Cambria Quartz | VillageHomeStores.com

Koch Classic cabinetry in the “Seneca” doorstyle and Birch “Briarwood” stain is a rich, medium toned wood that warms up the overall look. A black accent glaze has been applied to the cabinets to help enhance the edges of the doors and drawers as well as the details on moldings and finished ends. That black accent color is repeated in the dining table and chairs.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen including peninsula. | VillageHomeStores.com

A tall section of cabinetry surrounds the refrigerator in this kitchen design. A wide pantry cabinet opens to reveal adjustable rollout shelving inside. At 24″ deep, this cabinet can store a lot of dry goods directly next to the freshfood storage in the refrigerator.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen including tall pantry with rollouts. | VillageHomeStores.com

A small landing space of countertop allows a space for loading and unloading pantry items and a wonderful location apart from the food prep areas for daily mail and charging devices. Applied doors on the exposed ends of cabinetry give a polished off and complete look to the kitchen design.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen including birch Harlech Cambria Quartz. | VillageHomeStores.com

On the opposite side of the refrigerator is another tall cabinet. This helps to “cap” off the refrigerator and give a more built-in and customized look overall. Because of the high-traffic location right by the back doorway, an angled tall cabinet was used. This keeps the cabinet from projecting too far into the kitchen but still allows for a lot of storage within.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen including tall angled pantry. | VillageHomeStores.com

Across from the refrigerator is the sink area of the kitchen. A double-well farm sink is the center of all attention beneath the kitchen window. A single-lever control kitchen faucet with pullout sprayer is installed for the sink and a reverse osmosis water system to the right of that.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen including white farmsink with low center divider. | VillageHomeStores.comThis farmsink is unique in that it includes a popular low-divider feature we have been seeing a lot of in composite undermounted sink options over the past few years. A lowered center divider allows for the sink to be filled when needed to a 1/3-1/2 fill. By having a lowered center divider, this keeps the sink overall area available for washing large items without making a watery mess on the nearby countertops.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen including white farmsink with low center divider. | VillageHomeStores.com

This farmhouse sink is undermounted to a gorgeous quartz top from Cambria® Quartz. The “Harlech” design is a beautiful blend of neutral earth-tones with a sparkling gray veining throughout. This gives the look of a natural stone with all of the benefits of quartz. The tops truly dazzle and are showcased by our Diode LED low-voltage lighting installed underneath the wall cabinetry.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen including 1x2 Crema Cappuccino backsplash tile. | VillageHomeStores.com

This system of lighting is a definite must-have item when building or remodeling. There is no better way to showcase your new space than to add this system. It washes your countertop and backsplash area with consistent light that can even be dimmed for an ambient look. Yes it helps your kitchen look amazing but it is extremely functional as well! Task lighting is a key element in any functional kitchen design.A Geneseo, IL kitchen including birch Harlech Cambria Quartz. | VillageHomeStores.com

This space is warm and inviting. The quartz tops in this kitchen truly add a unique look and a natural element to the space. We can’t say enough about how happy our customers are that choose to invest in Cambria®. The selections of designs are truly top-notch and best of all, it is maintenance free once installed! This quartz product is manufactured in the US and represents both classic and on-trend options. Find out more about Cambria® in this recent blog post.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen including unique adorne outlets and switches. | VillageHomeStores.com

The adorne series of switches and outlets from our legrand line is a stylish choice for the new kitchen. Bright white basic outlets would stand out against the new tile. Instead, these unique switches add function and style to the space. The color of the plates is named “Ashton Tan”.  A 1’x2″ tile named “Crema Cappuccino” from Epic Stone has been installed throughout the new kitchen space. It is a wonderful compliment to the lighter colors found in the quartz design. Slight variations from tile to tile don’t compete with the business of the Harlech design.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen including Koch Birch Briarwood cabinetry. | VillageHomeStores.com

Not every kitchen can accommodate an island in the given space. Sometimes including a peninsula is still the best layout choice to offer added base cabinet storage and counter surface. The back and exposed end of a kitchen peninsula still needs to be finished. This kitchen has been ordered with a back panel custom fit for the length of the peninsula back. The panel mimics the raised center panel design of the kitchen cabinet doors. The “end” of the peninsula is a 12″ deep cabinet with double doors for added storage.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen including peninsula with stainless KitchenAid dishwasher. | VillageHomeStores.com

The side of that “end” cabinet has been treated with an applied door to look like a cabinet when viewing from the interior of the kitchen layout. A stainless steel dishwasher from KitchenAid® is quiet at just 43 decibels. It includes an express wash option and adjustable upper and lower rack layouts. Love this kitchen? See the full album of photos from it here on our Houzz page. Are you ready to talk about your own kitchen project with us? We can’t wait to hear about it! Contact us today by completing this short online form or calling (309) 944-1344.
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Our Process- Wait, What Do We Mean Free Lighting?!

Did you know that when you shop with Village Home Stores for your new home project you can earn FREE lighting for that home? It’s true! Our locally-owned business since 1984 has grown and expanded to help provide you with the best experience possible for your project. Our showroom and selections now include Appliances, Cabinetry, Countertops, Interior and Exterior Lighting, Floorcovering, and even Custom Blind and Shades. Everything your home needs, all in one convenient location with a team of experts waiting to help your dream project take shape. 2017-STORE-EXTERIORIn addition to expert staff and an easy-to-shop process we also offer an exclusive bundle program for our customers who are building a new home with product from our store. This bundle program will be presented to you in the beginnings of your first consultation with our New Construction team. The program is truly as simple as this: buy all of the products for your new home from our store and earn $200 for every $5,000 spent.Bundle your purchases of products for your new home throughout Village Home Stores and earn FREE lighting credit for your home. | VillageHomeStores.com

By providing you and your builder with a one-stop-shop experience, we are making the process easier for all parties involved. Imagine how much time and money you will save by not having to run around to multiple showrooms to collect bids, review samples, and manage material orders. With a team of experts working TOGETHER on your new home project, you now can always reach someone at our store to answer questions about your project.
Custom built-in cabinetry with a bench seat area. | VillageHomeStores.com

We offer a store-wide Local Low Price Guarantee plus this Bundle Program for FREE Lighting credit. Customers building a new home in the extended Quad Cities Region can spend more time enjoying the building process and less time running around and staying on top of everything. Put our proven process to work for you and your builder.
Quality hardwood floors for your home at competitive prices. | VillageHomeStores.com

It may sounds like a simple thing, but there is so much value to having access to all of the finishes in a single showroom when you are finalizing details before purchases. Seeing all of the finishes together in person is the best way to get a hands-on approval of everything. Our team will work with your building schedule to make sure we have product on order and arriving when needed during the process.
Quality lighting for your home plus our unique bundle discount for new home customers. | VillageHomeStores.com

Speaking of what you need, that clear communication is also a huge advantage to our customers. Building a home and selecting every finish can be an overwhelming task. We will help keep you on task and on budget. We will be working with you from estimating and designing stages on through installation. Your lighting expert for example, will sit down with your plan and make a complete lighting list of what is needed. You will even have this same expert visit the home in progress for a final walk-through once the lighting is ready to be ordered. Just in case any changes have been made. Here is a handout explaining our Bundle Program:2017 Bundle Page

Learn more bundle program details and print out a purchase/credit guideline here in this handout. Purchasing everything from one location can be helpful to all parties involved. Having access to the appliance specifications for instance, can help eliminate design issues within a kitchen design. This way we can catch any dimension issues or restrictions before any product is ordered. You also receive piece of mind that once you have moved into your new home we are just a phone call away. Need service or have a question about one of the features on an appliance? Just give us a call.
Quality appliances for your home at our Local Low Price Guarantee. | VillageHomeStores.com

We work closely with you and your builder to get you the best pricing and experience for your building process. Your first step is to have one of our New Construction team members walk you through that process. You or your builder can reach us by completing this short online form or calling us at (309) 944-1344. We can’t wait to see the plans you have in place for your new home and to find out how we can help!
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Hazelwood Homes- A “Brewtiful” Home Bar in Coal Valley, IL

We have product in many many homes throughout the Quad Cities Region. Village doesn’t just design beautiful kitchen spaces. We can help you turn any room in your home into an inspired and unique space. The areas in your home where you entertain guests and spend time together as a family should reflect your own personal tastes and make your feel at ease. This Lower Level home bar is a wonderful example of a unique space we know you will love! We have declared it downright Brewtiful!
Unique home bar design with floating counter look in a Coal Valley, IL home by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

We all know that the bar top is where everyone is going to congregate when you have people over. This unique home bar design takes that knowledge to the next level and creates the perfect top to do just that! The countertop gives the illusion of almost floating between supporting bases.
Unique floating bar top in a Coal Valley, IL home by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

How can an engineered quartz top this thick look so airy and lightweight? The short answer: teamwork. This customer found a suspended bar design online that they loved the look of. They shared that photo with their designer from Village Home Stores and we went to work with the “Fossil Grey” quartz fabricators. Our team came up with a safe, functional bracket design and install that would give them the look they wanted with the piece of mind needed for this family room area.
Unique home bar design in a Coal Valley, IL with suspended bar top look. | VillageHomeStores.com

Now the bar area can be accessed from either side of the top and TVs can be placed above the bar sink AND across the room in the other direction if needed. This extra thick looking top is actually another design illusion. The look is achieved by fabricating the edges of the top with a “laminated” edge. This means that just the edges of the top have this thickness. If you were to reach underneath a few inches you will feel the reveal of the true thickness of the slab. We included a magazine in the image below to help showcase the scale of the top thickness.
Unique floating stone bar top with laminated thick edge in a Coal Valley, IL home by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Of course no great bar design is complete without stylish lighting. Three pendants lights from our Kichler line illuminate the bar top. They have been installed on the opposite side of the needed header above. The look is customized and stylish. Recess can lighting on the other side of the header help to light the back bar area.
Kichler pendant lights hang in a home bar in a Coal Valley, IL built by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

An on-trend wood-look tile has been installed as the bar flooring AND the backsplash. This Florim tile is from the Charleston series in the “Timber” color. The variety of the colors in this collection allow for so many decor options. There are plenty of real barnwood materials available for your space but consider a surface like this tile. Now the floors and the backsplash are a perfect match plus an easy-to-clean surface.
Wood look tile backsplash in a Coal Valley, IL home by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Of course having a bar sink in this lower level will save these clients many trips up and down the stairs while entertaining. The cabinetry in this bar area is from our Koch Classic line. The door is named “Ridgegate” and the finish is a Birch wood with a “Java” stain. See the beautiful painted white kitchen upstairs in this home here in a previous feature post.
Home bar in a Coal Valley, IL home by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Love this look? See the full album of photos from this bar over here on our Houzz page. Have an idea for your home that may seem “different” that some showrooms might have even rolled their eyes at? We want to see it! Every single project we work on is different from the next and that makes what we do even more exciting to us! Let’s get to work making your inspiration a reality. The first step is reaching out to our team. Call us at (309) 944-1344 or by completing this short online form. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on.
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Hazelwood Homes- Coal Valley, IL Kitchen With Family Friendly Farmhouse Style

We are so blessed to be able to become a part of the building process for our customers. Anything we can do to make that process more easy and of course exciting is such a great part of our work. This new home built in Coal Valley, IL by Hazelwood Homes is one of our favorite recently completely projects. This busy family wanted a stylish space but one that can be enjoyed and lived in as well.
White painted kitchen and nearby dining room in farmhouse style. New home in Coal Valley, IL built by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

An “open concept” layout is certainly the direction most new home plans are going. This home includes a great room that opens up into a dining space and then the kitchen. Now casual family moments and even more formal meals can all be shared within this family-friendly space. Having the kitchen within reach of the play areas and main social spaces of a home can be so helpful for families with younger children. Even though we are calling this kitchen “family friendly” we still believe it still could grace the cover of a glossy magazine don’t you?
White painted cabinets in a farmhouse style kitchen in the Quad Cities. Home built by Hazelwood Homes | VillageHomeStores.com

Flat-panel, “Ridgegate” cabinets in a “White” paint are a classic choice from our Koch line. Modern Farmhouse details like Hickory hand-scraped wood floors and a farm sink help to nudge this Transitional style kitchen into the Farmhouse Transitional style category. Wall cabinets stretch just shy of the ceilings leaving enough room for a stacked crown molding detail. So much storage throughout plus a glass-door corner pantry area (shown below with someone sneaking a snack).
Transitional farmhouse kitchen in a Coal Valley, IL with glass door corner pantry. | VillageHomeStores.com

“Fossil Grey” quartz counters mimic an almost cement slab look on the perimeter of the kitchen and Cambria® Quartz “Brittanicca” graces the center of the kitchen on the island. This beautiful look of natural stone suggests marble with the no-maintenance appeal of Cambria®! This non-porous, durable product is a fantastic choice for counters in this busy family hub!
White painted transitional farmhouse style kitchen in a Coal Valley, IL. home built by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

With the wall cabinets so tall, a stacked look to the doors was desired to avoid long, exaggerated doors to open and close. Many kitchens with this look include floating shelves. The look can be great, but difficult to keep clean. You also become limited to weight the floating shelves may hold. Consider glass-front cabinets as an option to still give an open look. One section of this kitchen design has been arranged as a built-in hutch area (see above).
Kitchen in Coal Valley, IL with glass door cabinets. | VillageHomeStores.com

The main kitchen perimeter includes just glass inserts in the top section for a “clerestory” effect. This hutch area section includes glass door inserts entirely. The finished look is clean and stylish. We love how the dishes and glassware are able to be displayed but kept from dust. The kitchen backsplash adds to the white-on-white space a new texture and design detail. An “Arabesque” shape tile in a glossy “Coronado” color  helps add curvy intertwining lines to soften the look of the kitchen. Of course we can never mention a stunning backsplash without also reminding you it is being washed with light by our Diode undercabinet lighting system. There is no better way to showcase your new kitchen investments than with this low-voltage lighting.
Arabesque backsplash tile in a white painted kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

The refrigerator for this kitchen is located right at the entrance from the Dining area. A KitchenAid® 20 cu. ft. counter-depth model has a deep cabinet above and a refrigerator end panel on the right side of the unit for a built in look. A “family-friendly” kitchen without water in the door?!? Well, this French Door unit may be shallower to allow maximum walkway throughout the kitchen…but it does still have water and ice!
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The filtered water is just inside of the door and an icemaker is located down in the freezer drawer. Including the icemaker and ice storage down below frees up more space in the fresh food storage area that can become quickly crowded in a counter-depth model. Cooking and baking just got a lot more stylish and easier for this family as well!
White painted kitchen in a Coal Valley, IL with 48 inch KitchenAid gas range. Home by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

A 48″ wide commercial-style KitchenAid®  gas range is the focal point of the entire kitchen. With two ovens and 6 burners this duel fuel range can prepare a meal for the smallest or largest of crowds! The ovens include Convection baking, roasting, and broiling settings plus the KitchenAid® EasyConvect™ takes the intimidation and guesswork out of convection.
White painted kitchen in a Coal Valley, IL with 48 inch KitchenAid gas range. Home by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

An easy-to-clean electric chrome griddle is also a part of this 48″ wide unit. What an all-star appliance choice! Village Home Stores isn’t just Cabinetry and Counters. We also offer Appliance Sales and Service, Lighting, Flooring, and Blinds and Shades. Did you know that when you are building a home you can purchase the products you need from all departments of our store and end up receiving credit for free lighting because of it!? We offer a Local Low Price Guarantee plus a Lighting Bundle Program that can save you a significant amount of money!
White painted kitchen in a Coal Valley, IL with farmsink and KitchenAid appliances. Home by Hazelwood Homes. -VillageHomeStores.com

We love the lighting that was selected throughout this entire home. The kitchen lighting is so perfectly paired with the style of the space. It keeps the space feeling light and bright and doesn’t distract from the other focal areas of the kitchen. Above the farmhouse style kitchen sink is a white and chrome pendant light by Golden Lighting.
Kitchen in Coal Valley, IL with white metal pendant lighting from Village Home Stores. Home by Hazelwood Homes. |

Working with an expert lighting staff when building makes the designing and selection process easier on you. Don’t spend months and months driving all around the area to handfuls of specialty shops. Come to the experts at Village Home Stores. Above the kitchen island hang two “Tabby” glass mini pendants from our Feiss line.
Kitchen in Coal Valley, IL with glass island pendant lighting from Village Home Stores. Home by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

We love how the clear glass keeps the space feeling bright and open. The kitchen island includes a microwave drawer from Sharp®. This microwave option is wonderful for busy families. Easy to reach and plenty of counter space above it, microwave drawers can be a wonderful option for your kitchen design. The microwave controls for this unit can be found on the tilt-out panel on the top frame of the unit. This sleek new design allows for the Sharp® unit to pair well with many appliance styles and brands.
Kitchen island with Sharp microwave drawer. Home by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

See the full album of photos from this new home in Coal Valley, IL over on our award-winning Houzz page right here. There you will also see some of the other spaces, materials, and lighting in the new home. To learn more about Hazelwood Homes visit their website here. We work in-depth with all of our new home customers and their contractors to help the end result be a finished home everyone is happy with. Village Home Stores is your locally-owned one-stop shop for everything for your home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our New Home team (309) 944-1344 or by completing this online form. We can’t wait to see the plans for your new home come to life!

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Rock Island, IL- A Kitchen Customized But Not Resized!

Village Home Stores is completely capable of having a wall removed or opened up to create a beautiful new space for your kitchen. Many of our full project management remodel projects involve some kind of wall work like that….but not every project. This Rock Island, IL kitchen remodel is a wonderful example of how you do not need to make drastic changes to the room to still get a winning result!
Pearl painted cabinetry in a remodeled Rock Island Kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

This kitchen was remodeled and only the soffits above the cabinetry were removed. But seeing the before and after transformation you would think this was an entirely different home! The original kitchen was a medium tone wood and crowded by a small peninsula area.
Before and after of a remodeled kitchen in Rock Island, IL. | VillageHomeStores.com

The new kitchen is bright and beautiful. Painted cabinetry from our Koch Classic line in the “Prairie” door and “Pearl” finish is paired with “Chakra Beige” quartz counters. Not only is the kitchen light and bright, its packed with smart storage solutions!
A Rock Island, IL kitchen with beige finishes and Koch Cabinetry in "Pearl" paint. | VillageHomeStores.com

Behind any of the base cabinet doors you can find adjustable slide-out shelving to help easily utilize every inch of cabinet space. Of course the corner cabinet includes a lazy susan for the best way to access the corner. This style of susan is called an “all wood susan” or “super susan” style. A fixed center shelf with a susan tray attached allows a sturdy construction.
A Rock Island, IL kitchen with corner lazy susan. | VillageHomeStores.com
Not only are there special inserts in the cabinetry, there are some custom additions. The stack of drawers to the left of the dishwasher includes a pullout cutting board. This option is a wonderful feature to add to your kitchen space. The cutting board can be removed completely for use or cleaning.
A Rock Island, IL kitchen with cutting board in cabinet. | VillageHomeStores.com

We love the coffee station in the new kitchen. This area near the refrigerator is the perfect breakfast station including coffee and the toaster. Below the counter is a Stainless Steel microwave drawer. This 24″ wide unit from Sharp has a flip out front control and blends well with many appliance brands and styles.
A Rock Island, IL kitchen with microwave drawer below coffee station. | VillageHomeStores.com

Of course a tall and wide pantry is the fastest way to add great storage to a kitchen. This new layout includes a large pantry with slide-out shelves. Now pantry storage items are within reach of fresh food storage. Keeping this tall pantry next to the refrigerator helps to keep the rest of the kitchen seem less crowded and more open.

A Rock Island, IL kitchen with tall pantry cabinet. | VillageHomeStores.com

Not every kitchen design includes the kitchen sink beneath a window. In this case, the sink area has been accented with a lighted glass-front cabinet above and a tile accent. The Soho 3′ x 6″ Subway Tile in “Linen” color and glossy finish is accented with a strip of glass mosaic.
A Rock Island, IL kitchen with tiled space above sink. | VillageHomeStores.com

Adding a lighting plan to this new kitchen also help brighten the space dramatically! Not only are there recess cans throughout, but also a lighted ceiling fan. Our Diode LED undercabinet lighting system is installed underneath the cabinetry and also inside the glass-front cabinets. This low-profile and low-voltage light system is always a favorite feature for those that have it!A Rock Island, IL kitchen with Diode lighting underneath the cabinets and inside of glass-front cabinets. | VillageHomeStores.com

The casual dine-in area on the end of the kitchen has just enough room for a small round table and chairs. Instead of a shallow tv stand, this client asked to have a custom hutch area created to match the new kitchen. Not only is there plenty of space for a TV but also display space, storage below and even wine cubbies on each end!
A Rock Island, IL wine storage and tv area in a remodeled kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

This beautiful new bright kitchen all sits atop a new Luxury Vinyl Floor from the Tarkett Permastone series in Travertine “Weathered Beach” color. LVT is a durable product with many benefits for kitchen applications. Call or stop by today to speak to one of our flooring experts about LVT in your home.
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Curious what potential your current kitchen space may have? We can’t wait to help show you! Contact us today to start the conversation about your project. Complete this short online form or call us at (309) 944-1344. See the full album of photos from this kitchen remodel project over on our award-wining Houzz page here.
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