Modern Farmhouse Flooring and Wall Surfaces in a Silverthorne Parade Home

modern farmhouse as part of QCBR fall parade of homes in the Quad Cities

A successful design must include careful consideration of every element in the entire space. This absolutely includes the flooring and wall surfaces. With the rise of open-concept layouts, flooring selections can be an incredibly important surface providing the base that ties everything together. That’s a lot of pressure! Don’t worry, the experts at Village Home Stores are ready to help you find the perfect material for your space and your budget. Check out the flooring and wall surfaces at this recent Modern Farmhouse Model home we worked on with the Silverthorne Development Group.

Cozy reading space of Dream Weaver carpeting from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Cozy reading space of Dream Weaver carpeting from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

Neutral tones are always a great choice no matter what style of space you are creating. In this Bettendorf, Iowa home we included our Dream Weaver carpeting from the Metropolitan series in the “Iron Frost” color. This carpet provides the color and comfort needed for the home’s bedroom, stairs, and closet floor surfaces. Make sure you are investing in quality flooring surfaces when you are building a home. You want carpeting that will stand the test of time. It needs to look and feel great for many years to come. Ask a flooring expert at Village about what sets Dream Weaver apart from other carpeting lines.

light, white oak flooring with midcentury modern planter and edge of leather sofa.
Engineered White Oak flooring from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area modern farmhouse built by Silverthorne Development.

Of course we didn’t carpet the entire place. The main flooring surface you will fall in love with when visiting this home are the engineered wood floors in the entry, kitchen, dining, living room, mudroom, laundry, and hallways. This 7″ wide surface is from our Canoe Bay Key West line. The color is called “White Street” and it provides an gorgeous blend of lighter woodtones.

Engineered White Oak flooring from Village Home Stores in a Bettendorf, Iowa modern farmhouse built by Silverthorne Development.
Engineered White Oak flooring from Village Home Stores in a Bettendorf, Iowa modern farmhouse built by Silverthorne Development.

Light wood flooring is a major trend within the Modern Farmhouse, Scandinavian, MidCentury Modern, and Minimalist styles so popular right now. For the blend of wood furnishings and decor in this home it is absolutely perfect. The White Oak planks are softened in some areas with neutral area rugs. Did you know that Village Home Stores can custom cut and bind area rugs from any carpets here at the store!? Just give our flooring experts a call and we can quote your a price.

Engineered White Oak flooring from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area modern farmhouse built by Silverthorne Development.
Engineered White Oak flooring from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area modern farmhouse built by Silverthorne Development.

Every well-designed space needs some element of fun! In this great room it is the tile surface selected for the fireplace surround. This tile is from the Glazzio Picassa Series in the “Paloma Taupe” color. This pattern is neutral in color but almost has a quilt-like pattern in the mosaic. We repeated this same tile as an accent area above the kitchen cooktop across the great room.

Geometric mosaic wall tile on a modern farmhouse fireplace surround from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Geometric mosaic wall tile on a modern farmhouse fireplace surround from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

If this pattern isn’t your thing, don’t worry! With this series of tile we can get the same color combination in a number of other patterns. In this Bettendorf living room, a rustic barnwood beam caps off the tiled surround for a mantle. We kept a clean look surrounding the tile edges with a bronze-finished metal end cap piece. These channeled tile trim pieces called “Schluter strips” help to cap off cut edges of tile and keep a contained and clean look.

Geometric mosaic wall tile on a modern farmhouse fireplace surround from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Geometric mosaic wall tile on a modern farmhouse fireplace surround from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

We also used Schluter edging around the hearth area corners and edges. They come in a variety of finish color options. Here we keep a contrasting finish and the look makes a fun bold statement. The hearth area at the base of the fireplace is an elongated 3″ x 12″ “New Yorker” tile in a “Bright White” finish.

Tiled modern farmhouse fireplace surround with bronze Schluter strips. Tile from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Tiled modern farmhouse fireplace surround with bronze Schluter strips. Tile from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

We repeated the same “New Yorker” tile as the main kitchen backsplash surface. If you find yourself drawn to spaces with white subway tiles surfaces ask about elongated tile options. Longer tiles in a subtle and classic shape, this option can help draw the look of a space out and seem larger.

Long white subway tile kitchen backsplash with bronze Schluter strip. Tile from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Long white subway tile kitchen backsplash with bronze Schluter strip. Tile from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

For the tiled shower in the Master Bath we used an elongated white tile again but varied the texture and size a bit. Here we used a 4″ x 20″ tile from the “Ascot Brickwall” series in a “Matte White” color. Using a matte finished tile here helps to soften the space and help draw attention to the accent tile band around the center. 8″ x 24″ deco tiles from American Olean’s “Visual Impression” series are a Linear Diamond “Beige” color. As an added detail, we also used a warm gray grout color here to help showcase the wall tile shapes.

Long white subway tile with gray grout in a custom tiled shower. Tile from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Long white subway tile with gray grout in a custom tiled shower. Tile from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

The Garage entry into this home takes you into a home office space currently being used as a Model Home meeting space for Silverthorne Homebuilders in this neighborhood. The flooring surfaces in here are a durable, floating floor surface by Paramount Flooring called RigidCORE. This Floating Luxury Vinyl Plank (shown below in “Seattle Mist”) is impenetrable from water, spills, accidents, and odors. It is also a thermally stable surface making it perfect for many multi-use Midwestern spaces.

Floating Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Floating Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

The top layer of this RigidCORE product is a HPSR urethane with ceramic bead particles making it scratch and stain resistant. It also comes with a lifetime residential-use warranty! Love the look of the flooring and wall tile selections in this featured home? Want to use one in your own project? Find a full album of photos here on our Houzz page and just reach out to the flooring and surface experts at Village Home Stores for more material information. You can contact us by phone at 309 944 1344 or by filling out this short online form.

Flooring from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Dream Weaver carpeting from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help. Village Home Stores offers appliances, floorcovering, wall tile, cabinetry, countertops, lighting, window coverings, and more! All of these departments all in one location to save you time and money. If you are building or remodeling soon in the Quad Cites area we are ready to assemble a team of experts to help bid your products and project for you. Get inspired with us online for your project on our Pinterest and Houzz pages.

You can also tour this home as part of the 2019 QCBR Fall Parade of Homes! The Parade will happen Sept 21st and 22nd from 1-5pm; Sept 25th from 5-7pm; and Sept 28th and 29th from 1-5pm. There is no admission charge to this great event that allows you to tour new homes built by Quad Cities Builders. You can grab a map at local Fareway stores. Look for Village Home Stores product inside many of these homes. We love our builders!

We’re Not Just Kitchen Remodeling! Five Other Rooms Get a Whole New Look!

We tend to showcase a lot of our kitchen work here on the blog but… y’all know we do more than that right? We have products for every room in your home and many times find ourselves extending work beyond a kitchen remodel for our clients. Village Home Stores is your Quad Cities area source for kitchen, bath, and more! Yes we can design a beautiful kitchen or bathroom for you but we can also create a dream laundry, craft room, home bar, media room, fitness center, man shed, she shed, mudroom… the list goes on and on. Our latest featured kitchen remodel was really a complete overhaul of the entire back end of this busy Coal Valley, IL home including five other rooms we worked in.

Custom Amish built mudroom storage with shoe drawers in bench. - Village Home Stores.
Custom Amish built mudroom storage with shoe drawers in bench.

If you haven’t toured the kitchen in this home yet, take a peek here at that tour. We created a stunning custom kitchen that included a home bar and hutch area plus a large walk-in pantry borrowing existing space from the back door rooms of this home. There are now many new finished spaces just outside of the kitchen. Take a look at the first space we finished right inside the garage door entry. This custom-built mudroom bench/locker area was once just some closet space with bi-fold doors. Now it is #mudroomgoals!

Custom Amish built mudroom storage lockers and bench in a Quad Cities home. -Village Home Stores.
Custom Amish built mudroom storage lockers and bench in a Quad Cities home.

This new dropzone stops kid (and grownup) clutter right at the entrance to the home. Plenty of hook storage for backpacks and jackets ad even more hidden away in the tall cabinet to the right. Deep drawers beneath the bench seat open up to reveal the perfect designated space for shoe storage. On the left, the tall cabinet opens to reveal a designated cleaning supply area making this mudroom the ideal hub for all activity with the luxury of so many places to tuck away items out of sight!

Custom Amish built mudroom storage with cleaning supply pantry. -Village Home Stores.
Custom Amish built mudroom storage with cleaning supply pantry.

Back door dropzones, mudrooms, and benches have become high on top of every wishlist for any busy household. These organized zones of a home are not just for households with young children! Who else among us comes home from work every day with about three totebags (silently raises hand while typing this blog post). Anyone can appreciate a storage situation like this. Press play below to see this busy household get quickly organized once the kids arrive home from school.

Part of the original space across from that mudroom bench was a long laundry room area. This was the original access to the pool out back. Now that we have installed pool access in the new kitchen, we replaced the laundry door with a windowed wall. Real talk: would YOU want pool guests you are entertaining to walk through your laundry room to use your restroom? Didn’t think so. Now this space has been reworked to tackle cleaning, sorting, and pet needs. Separate wall hooks have been installed for suits to hang and there is a whole wall of incredible storage within this laundry room.

Swimsuit hooks in a Quad Cities area laundry room with access to a custom mudroom bench nearby. -Village Home Stores.
Swimsuit hooks in a Quad Cities area laundry room with access to a custom mudroom bench nearby.

The layout of this home is so unique. There are so many angled rooms included in the design which made us think outside of the box when reworking the spaces. In fact, we have reworked this laundry room and even removed some of the sq. ft. yet it still is a better working layout than before. Take a peek at the rendered floorplan below to see the angled areas and how we “sliced” off part of this room to become the pantry space accessed on the kitchen side.

kitchen rendering floorplan
Rendering of kitchen and backdoor areas revised for a more functional layout.

Within the work crews we had in this home, the most talked about specialty cabinet in the whole project wasn’t in the kitchen! These three pullout laundry basket cabinets got a reaction out of everyone who saw them. Who wouldn’t love the option to sort and stash laundry within reach but out of sight? Ask you Village cabinet designer about including one of these in your laundry room or bathroom design.

Pull our hamper cabinets in a Quad Cities area laundry room with custom cabinetry and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.
Pull our hamper cabinets in a Quad Cities area laundry room with custom cabinetry and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.

The cabinetry in this space was an extension of the same style and color of the accents in the kitchen we installed. However, the hardware in the laundry room was the only area we switched from the brushed gold antique brass look to a brushed nickel finish in the same size and style. We also changed counter surfaces for this room. It may look like we installed granite here… but this is a Formica top folks!

Formica Cafe Azul laminate tops in a Quad Cities area laundry room with custom cabinetry and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.
Formica Cafe Azul laminate tops in a Quad Cities area laundry room with custom cabinetry and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.

The Formica 180FX series offers our clients an incredible large-format printed design on an affordable surface we have been familiar with for years. You get the look of luxury at a fraction of the cost. This pattern is called “Cafe Azul” and you can see large samples of it and many more options in our Geneseo, IL showroom. Another very special family member named “George” got his own new feature in this laundry room rework too. An Invisible Fence Brand dog door was installed below the new window accessing the backyard. His collar unlocks the door when he approaches so it can open and close only for him. Press play below to see it in action.

As we mentioned before, yes we remodel bathrooms just as efficiently as kitchens! It’s just a different process and checklist. This back hallway powder room got a whole new look and a slightly different layout. Did you know that Village Home Stores can also work on your interior doors and trim during your remodel? We carefully partnered with this client to keep a consistent stain color from the back door through many rooms into the new great room. A pocket door can be a wonderful selection for small spaces. In this angled space, eliminating a door swing helps to keep the high-traffic area open.

Powder room pocket door and Stonepeak Palazzo Florentina 12 x 24 large format farmhouse tile flooring.
Powder room pocket door and Stonepeak Palazzo Florentina 12 x 24 large format farmhouse tile flooring. Start to finish bath remodel by Village Home Stores.

The powder room received different cabinetry from the rest of the rooms. Here we installed a Bertch Bath vanity and tall linen cabinet. Each were ordered with tapered legs for a more furniture look. The Northrope Alder style in a “Mocha” stain is paired with a 2 1/2″ thick Venecia cultured marble top. Bertch Bath is a nationally distributed vanity company and is manufactured not to far from us in Waterloo Iowa! Village is always excited to partner with brands local to us to eliminate high fuel/freight charges to you and to make availability and lead-times more efficient for you.

Bertch Bath vanity cabinets with farmhouse tile flooring. Start to finish bath remodel by Village Home Stores.
Bertch Bath vanity cabinets with farmhouse tile flooring. Start to finish bath remodel by Village Home Stores.

But of course your eye was drawn to this painted floor tile right? The most eye-catching feature in this powder room is this StonePeak Palazzo Florentina tile. Power rooms are an excellent space for this farmhouse/painted tile trend because they are a small space that you want a big style impact in. This is a huge trend on Instagram and Pinterest with no signs of slowing down in the next few years. As an added bonus, this tile gets you the look with fewer grout lines. These are not individual 6″ grid tiles as they appear with the pattern, instead these are 12″ x 24″ large-format tiles. Ask a tile expert at Village about all of our options in panted tiles!

Stonepeak Palazzo Florentina 12 x 24 large format farmhouse tile flooring.
Stonepeak Palazzo Florentina 12 x 24 large format farmhouse tile flooring. Tile and start to finish bath remodel by Village Home Stores.

Built ins, media rooms, and home entertainment centers were a huge cabinet category beginning in the late 80’s. As TV’s have evolved in size, shape and thickness, many homes in the Quad Cities area are ready for a new solution for their home entertainment areas. This area was reworked and a custom TV cabinet was ordered to match the Knotty Alder cabinetry of the kitchen that is right within sight of the great room.

Custom Amish built TV cabinetry in a Quad Cities home. | VillageHomeStores.com
Custom Amish built TV cabinetry in a Quad Cities area great room.

Just like our availability to handle the doorways and trim in your home, we also can rework your stair rail systems! We removed the original oak spindles and replaced everything with this new saddle-stained wood and wrought iron combination. New flooring was also installed in the great room, front entry, and dining room.

New iron stair railing and Paramount Rustic Beam flooring in a Coal Valley, IL great room. Materials and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.
New iron stair railing and Paramount Rustic Beam flooring in a Coal Valley, IL great room. Materials and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.

A balanced blend of medium-to-dark Hickory woodgrains pull out and compliment all of the new cabinetry and the furniture in these spaces. This is a 3/4″ solid Hickory floor from our Paramount Barnwood series in the “Rustic Beam” color. With so many woods and finishes surrounding these floors, selecting one with many colors included is a fantastic choice to help bring everything together.

Paramount Rustic Beam flooring with Dream Weaver carpet inlay in Symphony Swing color.
Paramount Hickory Rustic Beam flooring with Dream Weaver carpet inlay in Symphony Swing color.

At the center of this large great room we installed a carpet inlay. This large carpeted area helps to reduce sound and adds comfort (as modeled below by George). This is the Symphony carpet series in the “Swing” color. Our DreamWeaver carpet is a solution-dyed carpeting and comes in so many styles and colors. Solution-dyed carpet fibers mean that the color is permanent! It can’t fade and resists coloring from soiling! More great news for George is that he can’t end up “in the doghouse” because this carpet is available with lifetime pet urine resistance! It also comes with a number of 25 year guarantees like a 25 year guarantee of abrasive wear, texture retention, fade resistance, soil resistance and more!

George models how comfy his new Dream Weaver carpet in Symphony Swing is. Flooring and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.
George models how comfy his new Dream Weaver carpet in Symphony Swing is. Flooring and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.

While you are lounging in this newly remodeled great room don’t forget to look up! These cathedral ceilings had original wood panels and a center beam as a feature. We had our carpentry team revisit the wood ceiling to secure loose panels and we wrapped the beam with found barnwood. The barnwood was custom stained to compliment the new cabinetry in the home. Iron brackets cover the seams of the barnwood and the lighting and fan were updated as well.

Barnwood wrapped beam wit iron brackets and new Quorum ceiling fan. Start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.
Barnwood wrapped beam with iron brackets and new Quorum ceiling fan. Start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.

Speaking of lighting updates, the dining room got a new look just by changing some of the surfaces and adding new lights. The “Pembroke” series by ELK Lighting is a stunning transitional style that looks right at home in many rooms. A six-light chandelier and two wall sconces were installed in the “Antique Brass” finish. We also extended the Hickory Rustic Beam hardwood into this dining room connecting the spaces all as one concept.

Dining Room with Paramount Rustic Beam flooring and Antique Brass ELK lighting.
Dining Room with Paramount Rustic Beam flooring and Antique Brass ELK lighting.

We just filmed this home for an upcoming epsiode of The Village Home Show that will soon air in the Quad Cities viewing area on Sundays at 10am on WQAD. We can’t wait to give you a more in-depth look at the start-to-finish remodel story. To see more of this finished project plus before and after comparisons, head over here to our Houzz profile to view the project we added. Ready for your own before and after remodel story? Just reach out to our team to get started. You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or complete this short online form on our website. Our showroom is open to the public but we encourage making an appointment to be certain you can get all of your questions answered. Village Home Stores is located at 105 S State in Downtown Geneseo, IL and we are open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturdays from 9am-noon or by appointment. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on!

Better Together! What We Saw At Convention This Week

Did you know that Village Home Stores was part of a member-owned buying group with 17 BILLION DOLLAR buying power? Being a member of this buying group gives our small, independent businesses buying power to compete with the “Box” stores. They also provide access to training opportunities and resources to offer our customers the best web and in-store experience that we know a “Box” store could never come near. It was great to see so many BrandSource stores represented at convention this week in Dallas, TX!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of AVB/BrandSource since it began as an idea on a fishing boat in southern California (it’s a great story). It has grown and grown over the years and Village Home Stores is proud to be included in a buying group that treats each other like family and gives our small business a chance to compete with (and buy like) the “Big Box” stores. We can do this while remaining an independent business with a focus on our customers. This week members of our team received in-depth product training from our Whirlpool, Maytag, and KitchenAid brands. We attended amazing sales and business training sessions and there was also an EXPO floor packed with exciting new product to see and experience. Here is a peek at some of what we saw on the show floor.

The Whirlpool Corp. booth at the BrandSource Convention in Dallas, TX August of 2019.
The Whirlpool Corp. booth at the BrandSource Convention in Dallas, TX August of 2019.

Could your kitchen use a little punch up of color? Can we please help you with that!?! KitchenAid is launching a whole new lineup of curated colors for their commercial cooking appliances. Passion Red, Misty Blue, Stainless Steel, Ink Blue, Milkshake, Scorched Orange, Yellow Pepper, Imperal Black, and even (drum roll please)… Avocado Cream!

Cook colorfully with this curated palette of colors for KitchenAid’s commercial style ranges.

Yes you read that right, Avocado appliances are back… sort of. This new spin on the groovy color is a more pastel and muted version complimentary of a more sea-foam green. Avocado Cream makes a great statement color! Really all of these curated options would make a fun impact in any kitchen design.

Meet Avocado Cream, one of the curated colors for KitchenAid's commercial style ranges.
Meet Avocado Cream, one of the curated colors for KitchenAid’s commercial style ranges.

If you weren’t aware of the changes with our brands over the past handful of years, the Whirlpool Corporation now includes our Maytag, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and Amana brands. With 9 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. the Whirlpool Corp. provides more U.S. jobs than all other appliances brands combined. They are the #1 selling appliance brand in the U.S.A. and continue to build innovative and reliable products for our customers.

Cook colorfully with this curated palette of colors for KitchenAid's commercial style ranges. Shown in Yellow Pepper and Passion Red.
Cook colorfully with this curated palette of colors for KitchenAid’s commercial style ranges. Shown in Yellow Pepper and Passion Red.

Speaking of fun colors and finishes, have you stopped in our showroom yet to see and feel the new Cast Iron finish from Maytag? It is a durable, textured black finish that really has the look and feel of cast iron. This new finish comes in a number of models available including a new 400 CFM microwave hood with a crisp element. Your nacho time and pizza time are about to level up friends! Crisp, brown, and keep items warm with this model.

Maytag’s new Cast Iron Black finish is a strong, durable, black textured appliance finish.

Our favorite new feature in the Cast Iron finish side-by-side is the soft freeze bin. This compartment keeps your ice cream 2-3 degrees warmer that the rest of the freezer. No more waiting for your ice cream to soften, or over-softening it in the microwave.

The soft freeze bin in this new Maytag side-by-side refrigerator allows you to keep your ice cream 2-3 degrees warmer than the rest of the freezer space.
The soft freeze bin in this new Maytag side-by-side refrigerator allows you to keep your ice cream 2-3 degrees warmer than the rest of the freezer space.

We have sang the praises for the new KitchenAid Smart Oven plus Powered Attachments before on the blog and of course they had one hooked up and rocking the KitchenAid booth! If you are curious about this innovative new cooking system then be sure to catch this week’s new episode of the Village Home Show. We will take an in-depth look at this product and each of the attachments. Watch Sunday mornings at 10am on WQAD News 8 ABC Quad Cities.

KitchenAid's Smart Oven Plus wall oven grill with chorizo burgers being prepared.
KitchenAid’s Smart Oven Plus with powered attachments. Shown is the wall oven grill with chorizo burgers being prepared.

There are pre-programed recipes set to help you explore the attachments and get used to the recipe guides. You can even monitor and control the oven from your smartphone or tablet. This connected appliance from KitchenAid will continue to be updated from within your app as more recipes become available.

KitchenAid's Smart Oven Plus with recipe guide walks you through step by step.
KitchenAid’s Smart Oven Plus with recipe guide walks you through step by step.

If you find yourself needing small space appliances, be sure to contact Village. We have access to stylish options including a combination washer/dryer, compact ranges and dishwashers, and a new counter-depth refrigerator that can fit within a 24″ width!

Have a need for a small space appliance? Ask our expert team about the latest models available from Whirlpool.
Have a need for a small space appliance? Ask our expert team about the latest models available from Whirlpool.

We want to thank AVB / BrandSource for hosting such a wonderful convention and congratulate them again for 50 years of success! It was so great to see familiar friends from other stores and meet more new ones in Dallas. Thank you to all of our customers who continue to support small and independent business. Because you value great products and services, your support of our store goes to help all of the families represented in the Village Home Stores staff.

Oh yeah, that work hard/play hard thing? You know we managed to have a little bit of fun between classes, training, meetings, and the EXPO floor. Since we were in Dallas, we had to hit up some pit BBQ on our way to catch our flight. We even threw some axes so we can practice “chopping” prices for our upcoming sales. #WeMakeAVillage , and every village needs some expert lumberjacks after all.

Have any questions about Village Home Stores or our variety of product categories? Or have a questions about something you have seen here on the blog?Just reach out to us we would love to help answer your questions. You can contact our team at (309) 944-1344 M-F from 9am-5pm and Saturdays from 9am-noon. You may also complete this short online form and a member of our staff will be in touch. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on in your home!

Custom Amish-Built Rustic Alder Kitchen With Painted Island and Hutch

This Coal Valley Illinois kitchen just got a whole new look and layout! We made functional changes (like that new view and access to the pool shown below) and updated the look and style of the entire main level of this home. Custom Rustic Alder cabinetry from our Four Acre Amish cabinetry line is stained in a “Saddle” finish and accented kitchen island and hutch are finished with a “Light Pewter” paint. Accents of brushed gold metals, an incredible KitchenAid appliance package, and gorgeous Cambria countertops complete the look.

Quad Cities area kitchen with custom Amish cabinetry and Cambria quartz counters. Kitchen designed by Rachel Tingley at Village Home Stores.
Quad Cities area kitchen with custom Amish cabinetry and Cambria quartz counters.

We moved the walk-out access to the backyard down closer to the pool view, and replaced the original window with a new wet bar. Two original peninsulas were replaced with a new custom hutch section. The new look is open, bright, and very stylish! Work was needed in this kitchen, the adjacent dining and living rooms, and entire back area of the home. That is a lot to tackle when you are also living in the home. These amazing customers called us and the complete start-to-finish Project Management team at Village Home Stores got to work for them.

Kitchen design with large island, hutch, and wetbar area. Kitchen design by Rachel Tingley with product and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.
Kitchen design with large island, hutch, and wetbar area.

There is such a transformation to the entire main level of this home that there is no way we could walk you through everything here on the blog… so instead we taped a full 1/2 hr. episode of our weekly TV show about this remodel story! Stay tuned for it to air very soon at our new time Sunday mornings at 10am on WQAD News Channel 8 ABC. In the meantime, check out this short video we made documenting some of the process. Press play below to see this kitchen and back door area transform!

Now that you have seen what it took to get to this stunning space, let’s take a closer look around at the details, materials, and design that give us this amazing end result. We replaced the U-shaped island obstacle with a long, rectangle island design with overhang on the back for counter-height stools. The refrigerator moved to a new location and the long, range wall became the featured focal point in the kitchen section of this design.

Kitchen with island and hidden pantry.
Kitchen with island and hidden pantry. Custom Amish cabinetry and Cambria Quartz counters featured.

The large scale of the KitchenAid commercial 48″ wide dual fuel range is repeated with a custom wood hood above it. The cabinetry surrounding the range is symmetrical with staggered depths and heights in the upper cabinets. What a dream space to get to work preparing a meal! Concealed within that large mantle hood cabinet is a Broan blower insert so that there is proper ventilation when the cooktop or griddle is in use.

48 inch KitchenAid Dual Fuel range with gas cooktop with custom wood hood cabinet above.
48 inch KitchenAid Dual Fuel range with gas cooktop with custom wood hood cabinet above. Kitchen design and appliances by Village Home Stores.

One of the benefits to purchasing from our custom Amish-built cabinetry lines is the ability to build sections of cabinets as one unit. Instead of this hood arriving at the jobsite as many cabinets and a lot of trim pieces, it arrives already assembled and finished just as you see it here. Our carpenters just had to install it and trim off the top with crown molding. The end result for you is a custom, seamless look and feel.

Wood Hood Custom cabinet with broan blower insert
Custom wood hood cabinet with Broan insert concealed within. Kitchen design and remodel in Coal Valley, IL by Village Home Stores.

This range will certainly be the envy of any serious home chef! A dual fuel KitchenAid range with combined oven capacity of 6.3 cu.ft. and a 6-burner gas cooktop and chrome electric griddle on top. Dual fuel means you get the benefits of electric baking in the oven cavities and the immediate control of a gas cooktop above. Shop all of our incredible cooking appliances with our Local Low Price Guarantee at villagehomestores.com

48 inch KitchenAid Dual Fuel range with two ovens gas cooktop and chrome griddle.
48 inch KitchenAid Dual Fuel range with two ovens gas cooktop and chrome griddle. Kitchen design and appliances by Village Home Stores.

Who wouldn’t love to have a griddle integrated into a cooking zone like this?This even-heat chrome griddle offers a great cooking performance for this household and has an easy-to-clean surface. That means pancakes on a Sunday morning doesn’t mean cleaning up after pancakes all Sunday afternoon. There is no seasoning required for the griddle, and the chrome allows you to never have any flavor transfers from meal to meal. If you were able to contain your envy about the range, cover your eyes and ears when we point out the pot-filler faucet right above the cooktop.

48 inch KitchenAid Dual Fuel range with two ovens gas cooktop and chrome griddle.
48 inch KitchenAid Dual Fuel range with two ovens gas cooktop and chrome griddle. Kitchen design and appliances by Village Home Stores.

Many magazine-cover kitchens include this wall faucet feature. For those who truly use their kitchens, this decorative feature is also highly functional! Imagine filling a pasta pot with water right at the cooktop. Or adding water to used pots and pans to soak for a bit before washing. We also designed this cooking zone to be functional during the cooking process with amazing storage surrounding it. Large pots and pans drawers are found on this wall as well as two pullout cabinets surrounding the range.

Pullout storage cabinets surround a large KitchenAid range in a Quad Cities area kitchen.
Pullout storage cabinets surround a large KitchenAid range in a Quad Cities area kitchen. Kitchen design, products, and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.

A 12″ pullout spice rack on the left side of the range and a 12″ pullout utensil storage cabinet on the right. We have installed many of these utensil cabinets this year and they are such a great specialty cabinet! Instead of mining through a wide or deep drawer of utensils, see everything in these organized bins and grab what you need. We also love that the lower shelf in this cabinet can be used for large containers and bottles.

Utensil pullout cabinet in a Quad Cities area kitchen design. Kitchen design and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.
Utensil pullout cabinet in a Quad Cities area kitchen design. Kitchen design and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.

Of course in any busy kitchen the island becomes the place to gather. With a new flow to this kitchen layout, the new island offers a space to casually eat, clean up, and even prepare foods. The island has a furniture style look with an accented “Light Pewter” painted finish and legs at each corner.

Kitchen island with legs custom designed by the kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.
Kitchen island with legs custom designed by the kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.

The backside of the island appears to be a custom wainscot panel… but there is storage hidden under that overhang! Each cabinet opens to reveal shelf storage for small appliances, serving trays, and seasonal items. We have found that some customers prefer storage hidden beneath an area like this, instead of an extra shelf on top of the wall cabinets that require a stepstool or ladder to reach.

Kitchen island design with usable back storage. Kitchen cabinetry, counters, appliances, and surfaces by Village Home Stores.
Kitchen island design with usable back storage. Kitchen cabinetry, counters, appliances, and surfaces by Village Home Stores.

The kitchen island countertop surface is the best place to showcase the Cambria Quartz that was selected for this new kitchen. The Brittanicca Warm design gives a warm white background and dove grays vein through it for a marble look. The look of marble with the worry-free piece of mind that this surface can hold up to these kids and adults using the kitchen.

White marble look Cambria Quartz in the Brittancca Warm design installed in a Quad Cities area kitchen.
Cambria Quartz in the Brittancca Warm design installed in a Quad Cities area kitchen. Design, product, and kitchen remodel by Village Home Stores.

From YouTube-curious slime-making kids, to red-wine spilling guests, it’s no problem! We also installed outlets on each end of the kitchen island because kitchen islands are also multi-tasking spaces like home offices, homework stations, as well as food prep areas. In this kitchen, the island is also home to the microwave drawer, sink, and dishwasher.

Kitchen sinkbase cabinet with lower drawer. Kitchen design and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.
Kitchen sinkbase cabinet with lower drawer. Kitchen design and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.

Our designer at Village Home Stores included a lower drawer sink base cabinet. This gives plenty of space in the cabinet for plumbing and also a shallow drawer for cleaning supplies below. The undermounted sink in this kitchen is an e-granite composite material with a low center divider. Why a low divider? When was the last time you actually filled up your entire sink with water?

Low divider Gray undermount kitchen sink with Delta faucet in Cambria Brittanicca Warm quartz counters.
Low divider Gray undermount kitchen sink with Delta faucet in Cambria Brittanicca Warm quartz counters.

This alternative low-divider sink layout allows those who don’t soak dishes a wider space for washing larger items and pans with handles. Even with all of these new cabinets, you can never have enough pantry space when you have lots of kids and entertain large groups. We moved the refrigerator from its original location and added a pantry area to the main range wall of the kitchen design.

Walk in pantry front matches the kitchen and offered a hidden pantry entrance from the main kitchen. Kitchen design and remodel by Village Home Stores.
Walk in pantry front matches the kitchen and offered a hidden pantry entrance from the main kitchen. Kitchen design and remodel by Village Home Stores.

But that’s not just a 24″ deep pantry cabinet… its a pantry front that opens up to access a walk-in hidden pantry. We framed in an entire new pantry area for this household borrowing space from the laundry room right behind the kitchen. We cut out an opening so it could be accessed from the kitchen and voila! As these kids call it, a “secret room” pantry!

Hidden pantry entrance opens to reveal new walled in area with borrowed space from laundry room behind the kitchen. Complete remodel and wall rework by Village Home Stores.
Hidden pantry entrance opens to reveal new walled in area with borrowed space from laundry room behind the kitchen. Complete remodel and wall rework by Village Home Stores.

Speaking of the kids, a household with active kids… means piles and clutter right? Not on our watch! We partnered with this couple to design drop zones and storage solutions that these kids can use and grow along with. We will show you the amazing mudroom bench area just around the corner in a future blog feature. In the meantime, check out this kitchen drop zone!

Magnet wall kitchen dropzone for kids scheduling supplies and water bottles. Kitchen cabinetry, counters, appliances, and surfaces by Village Home Stores.
Magnet wall kitchen dropzone for kids scheduling supplies and water bottles. Kitchen cabinetry, counters, appliances, and surfaces by Village Home Stores.

Base cabinet storage designated for school papers and all those water bottles and snack food containers! There is even a way to keep school papers sorted and out of sight. Did you notice the wall here? What’s one way to avoid papers piling up on a counter? Just give the option of a way to pop them up on the wall! We installed a magnetic wall surface here that can help display artwork, calendars, notes, reminders, and more!

Wall with magnetic panel installed in a kitchen design for a busy household dropzone. Kitchen design and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.
Wall with magnetic panel installed in a kitchen design for a busy household dropzone. Kitchen design and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.

The stainless magnetic wall surface nearby keeps the built in refrigerator front looking clean. A dual compressor, French Door layout with Platinum finished interior keep the fresh and frozen foods organized and fresh. Ask an appliance expert at Village Home Stores about the Preserva food system available in most of our refrigerator options.

Interior of KitchenAid built in French Door refrigerator in Stainless Steel finish.
Interior of KitchenAid built in French Door refrigerator in Stainless Steel finish. Kitchen design and appliances by Village Home Stores.

With a pool just outside of the new kitchen, and a great open concept layout like this of course you are going to find yourself entertaining from time to time. With three kids, even dinner at home as a family is a large crowd. There is a casual kitchen dining table within the new kitchen and a stylish wet bar area right next to it. This bar area allows for a great location for serving drinks or snacks away from the kitchen itself.

Rustic Alder wet bar area in kitchen design with paneled appliances. Cabinetry, surfaces, appliances, and installation by Village Home Stores.
Rustic Alder wet bar area in kitchen design with paneled appliances. Cabinetry, surfaces, appliances, and installation by Village Home Stores.

A section of glass-door cabinetry offers display for bar ware and glasses and a stacked stone wall surface compliments the stone of the fireplace just around the corner. This bar also includes a customer favorite (and all these kids admitted their favorite) built-in icemaker from KitchenAid.

KitchenAid panel-ready built in icemaker in a custom wet bar area.
KitchenAid panel-ready built in icemaker in a custom wet bar area. Design, remodel, and appliances by Village Home Stores.

Uniformly shaped ice cubes ideal for everyday applications. Clear Ice technology allows for a more attractive drink presentation and a slower melt rate! So that means less watered-down drinks for you! This panel-ready model and nearby paneled drawer appliances give the clean look of a row of cabinets, with great appliance features hidden in plain sight.

KitchenAid panel-ready refrigerator and freezer drawers and built in icemaker in a custom wet bar area.
KitchenAid panel-ready refrigerator and freezer drawers and built in icemaker in a custom wet bar area. Design, remodel, and appliances by Village Home Stores.

Those two drawers on the end are actually an appliance as well! The top is a refrigerator drawer full of snack items and kids beverages. The bottom drawer is a freezer full of popsicles and frosty mugs! Just steps from the pool, this bar area is a favorite for all ages!

KitchenAid panel-ready refrigerator and freezer drawers in a custom wet bar area.
KitchenAid panel-ready refrigerator and freezer drawers in a custom wet bar area. Design, remodel, and appliances by Village Home Stores.

A single well bar sink is also located in this bar area. The sink is the same material and color as the kitchen island sink and another Delta faucet is installed in a brushed brass/gold finish. That same gold accent is found in the home decor, lighting, and cabinet hardware of this design.

Undermount bar sink with Delta faucet in Cambria Brittanicca Warm quartz counters.
Undermount bar sink with Delta faucet in Cambria Brittanicca Warm quartz counters.

That same champagne brushed brass accent is repeated in the cabinet hardware. “Merrick” handles from our Hardware Resources line look great against the painted finishes and the woodgrain of the Rustic Alder cabinets.

The same Merrick handle was used throughout the home remodel. This soft brushed gold finish looks great against woodgrain or painted white.
The same Merrick handle was used throughout the home remodel. This soft brushed gold finish looks great against woodgrain or painted white.

The area that used to be two awkward peninsulas, is now a gorgeous hutch in a painted accent finish. Glass-front cabinets with X-mullions are lighted from within as well as an open shelf section in the center. These shelves will be so much fun to decorate throughout the year! Each glass-door cabinet stretches down to the countertop surface and a drawer allows another place to stash items away and out of sight.

Quad Cities area kitchen with custom painted white hutch area cabinets. Designed by Rachel Tingley at Village Home Stores.
Quad Cities area kitchen with custom painted white hutch area cabinets.

Speaking of away and out of sight, how about this peninsula section packed with the kids crafting, coloring, and homework supplies! There is also an outlet (see below) with USB charging hubs right here for phone, tablet, and laptop access.

Kitchen storage area for kids craft supplies. Kitchen cabinetry, counters, appliances, and surfaces by Village Home Stores.
Kitchen storage area for kids craft supplies. Kitchen cabinetry, counters, appliances, and surfaces by Village Home Stores.

This custom hutch will also be available when entertaining as another area to gather or even serve food and beverages from. Our Diode LED tape lighting helps this kitchen design look great day and night. This low-voltage system is a customer favorite. Imagine how warm and inviting this hutch must look glowing at night!

Custom hutch area with peninsula base cabinets, glass door cabinets, and open shelves.
Custom hutch area with peninsula base cabinets, glass door cabinets, and open shelves. Kitchen design, products, and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.

Our designers can work with you to create a display and storage space perfect for your home and needs. Have a closet you wish was a built-in? Want to update the look of a dated cabinet section in your home? Contact the expert cabinet team at Village and let us know what you are working on. We have the material and carpenters who can make that happen for you.

Custom hutch area with glass door cabinets and open shelves.
Custom hutch area with glass door cabinets and open shelves. Kitchen design, products, and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.

There is so much to this remodel story and we truly can’t wait to share an entire Village Home Show episode with you about it! There are also many other rooms we worked on in this home that we will give some proper blog time to in the upcoming weeks. Did something in this kitchen feature check off a box on your own dream kitchen wishlist? Don’t miss out on a chance to see all of the finished photos from this remodel over here on our Houzz page. Have some questions about our remodel process and want to know how to get started? Your first step is to just reach out to our team. You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or complete this short online message form. A Village Home Stores team member is excited to get to work for you.

Our 15 Promo-Priced Quartz Tops For 2019

Considering quartz countertops for your home? We have many options! Village Home Stores is always striving to help our customers gain access to quality products at a competitive price. We purchase from large buying groups and choose to work with brands that support our small business so that we can thank our loyal customers with a fair price as our everyday price. We also offer a Local Low Price Guarantee on products like appliances and flooring so that our customers can get a great price and the customer experience they have come to expect from our store since 1984. Our local stone fabrication company has partnered with us again to bring you a select group of engineered quartz countertops to choose from at highly-discounted prices.

Why Choose Quartz For Countertops?

Just because quartz is a man-made product doesn’t mean it isn’t a gorgeous and unique surface for your home! Quartz is a wonderful investment for a countertop in your home that looks great and performs great! It is scratch-resistant, foodsafe, and maintenance free! Because of it’s non-porous characteristics, there is never any sealing required. A non-porous surface also means a foodsafe surface for food prep and service. Many restaurants and commercial bakeries choose to have quartz installed for work surfaces for hygienic and durability reasons. If you have a busy kitchen and truly use your work surfaces, quartz may be the right surface for you! Please say hello to our fifteen Hanstone Quartz 2019 promo colors:

Choose From These 5 Quartz Tops at Just $59 /sq.ft. Installed!

For just $59 /sq.ft. you can have any of these colors installed in your home! Choose from Blackburn, Leaden, Rocky Shores, Tofino, or Victorian Sands Hanstone Quartz. Of course we would love to see new counters AND cabinetry in your home from Village Home Stores. So if you select one of the above colors and purchase the cabinetry for your project from us we will install your quartz at just $56 / sq.ft.

Choose From These 5 Quartz Tops at Just $69 /sq.ft. Installed!

For just $69 /sq.ft. you can have any of these colors installed in your home! Choose from Aspen, Brava Marfil, Fusion, Italian Waves, or Walnut Luster. Of course we would love to see new counters AND cabinetry in your home from Village Home Stores. So if you select one of the above colors and purchase the cabinetry for your project from us we will install your quartz at just $66 / sq.ft.

Choose From These 5 Quartz Tops at Just $79 /sq.ft. Installed!

For just $79 /sq.ft. you can have any of these colors installed in your home! Choose from Aura, Empress, Kindred, Montauk, or Yorkville. Of course we would love to see new counters AND cabinetry in your home from Village Home Stores. So if you select one of the above colors and purchase the cabinetry for your project from us we will install your quartz at just $76 / sq.ft. Please note that while there are three levels of pricing for our promo quartz colors, they are all the same great quality. The pricing is based upon design series and product availability, not durability. Our Village Home Stores kitchen and bath experts can help you select the right design for your overall concept.

Image via Hanstone Quartz. Shown: Kindred

What’s Included in a sq/ft Price For Quartz Tops?

Your sq/ft price from Village Home Stores includes template, fabrication, and installation of your tops. You may choose from an Eased, 1/2 Round, or Ogee standard edges. There will be no added installation charge, this is an installed price and includes a template to confirm correct dimensions for your countertops.  A standard undermount sink opening and faucet drilling are also included. Undermount sinks are recommended for quartz countertop installations because they give you a clean look that is easy to wipe clean from surface to the sink. Undermount sinks come in a variety of materials and design. For kitchen sink inspiration check out this ideabook we made on our Houzz page. Your salesperson at Village Home Stores will partner with our Quartz fabrication shop to communicate the sink model and faucet locations you have selected so that they can install your purchased sink to the tops at installation. 


Image via Hanstone Quartz. Shown: Empress

What Isn’t Included in The Price?

Cooktops, slide-in ranges, additional sinks, additional faucet holes, and outlet cut-outs available at an upcharge. This installed price does not include plumbing hook-up of sink or faucets. You must provide a drawing with measurements and a layout for a quote. All we need are a few basic measurements from you to quote you a price for your counters. Don’t worry, this is NOT what is used to fabricate your countertops. It is just enough information to answer our questions and get you an accurate sq.ft. quote for your space. 


Image via Hanstone Quartz. Shown: Yorkville

While this is an installed price, the removal of your existing tops must be arranged before template and installation dates. This can be quoted to you upon request. Existing countertops must be removed before template date. Once your template date has been arranged, you can expect just a one week turnaround time for your countertops! While we understand that being without countertops and a sink is an inconvenience, we have worked hard to narrow this timeframe down to a single week to help. Check out this past blog post about setting up a temporary kitchen and dishwashing station while you are waiting for your project to be completed.

If it is determined that an overhanging area of quartz surface requires support brackets, they can be quoted to you for an additional charge. We have many quartz countertop surfaces installed in our showroom displays as well as samples of each of these promo-priced options. Are you interested in getting a quote for one of these stunning quartz surfaces for your own home? Just reach out to our kitchen design team for a quote. You can call us at 309 944 1344 or complete this short online form and a team member will contact you about your project. You can grab a .pdf flier with all of these colors listed on it here. We can’t wait to hear what project you are working on!