Quad Cities Kitchen With Black and White Cabinets

Welcome to this stunning new home in Bettendorf Iowa, Quad Cities with kitchen and bath designs by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. Every corner of this new home is an example of a chic and sophisticated take on the clean, Scandinavian-inspired finish trends of combining white, matte black, and light woods. Join us on a short photo tour of the kitchen and bathroom spaces in this incredible new home beginning in the kitchen. Koch Cabinetry in the Savannah doorstyle is painted with a “Black” finish on the kitchen island and “White” for the perimeter. Whirlpool appliances and quartz counters are also featured. Let’s have a look around.

White painted kitchen with matte black cabinet island and farm sink. Matte black kitchen faucet and modern stair railing.
White painted kitchen with matte black cabinet island and Hanstone quartz counters.

Matte black cabinets are continuing to “climb the charts” so to speak in our industry. We have installed full kitchens, kitchenettes, and countless bath vanities, home bars, and kitchen islands in this neutral finish. Here it is used in a traditional two-tone application as an accent color on the island. Another great look is to install black base cabinets and white uppers. See an example of that here in a past feature. Bright, white glossy Hanstone quartz counters in the “Strato” design are installed on the perimeter and kitchen island. And of course any dream kitchen isn’t complete without a great pantry. Check out that hidden walk-in pantry on the fridge wall!

White kitchen with black painted island and walk in hidden pantry.
Black and white kitchen with hidden pantry cabinet front and Hanstone Strato quartz counters..

It’s OK to admit your jealous because we are too! We can order one of these tall cabinet fronts to match your kitchen from Village Home Stores. Even just a small niche of space can be transformed into creative storage solutions inside. With the recent year we have all had, many can agree that we are shopping more and more in bulk. So a pantry like this is a wonderful asset to any busy household. Ask your kitchen designer at Village Home Stores how we can create a design for your new or existing home to include this feature.

Tall hidden pantry entrance and microwave drawer
Kitchen cabinet design with hidden pantry.

The hardware for this kitchen is from our Jeffrey Alexander line in a matte black finish. Notice how on the closed pantry doors (above) a larger scale handle is installed. This is a functional and stylish design choice. While these tall doors are sturdy, they would open very flimsy if a small knob were installed to operate them. Matte black metal was also repeated in the two large pendant fixtures that hang above the kitchen island. These stone seeded glass pendants are 12″ wide and 21 1/2″ high in size from our Capital Lighting line. We have this pendant light on display in our showroom currently if you would like to see it in person. The glass texture is a detail that photos just can’t showcase as well as in person.

White kitchen with black island and overhang for seating
Kitchen island with overhang for four stools

Another metal finish is introduced with the appliance suite in this kitchen. Whirlpool’s Stainless Steel is a fantastic fit for this complete vision. A front-control freestanding gas range with chimney-style hood above is the focal point of the back wall of the design. On the other wall you will find a french door refrigerator and Sharp microwave drawer. There is something so classic about a white wall of cabinetry with white on white subway tile and a great cooking pair like this.

Stainless Steel gas range and chimney style hood in white painted Bettendorf Iowa kitchen.
Stainless Steel gas range and chimney style hood in white painted Bettendorf Iowa kitchen.

This Whirlpool range boasts a massive 5.8 cu.ft. of capacity inside the oven and a 5-burner gas cooktop above including an oval central burner. It also includes a customer-favorite: Frozen Bake™ Technology. This takes the True Convection Cooking components in the oven and puts them to work to allow you to place fully frozen items into a cold oven and get amazing results without a preheat. This cooktop is also a dream to clean. The full-width cast iron grates have EZ-2-Lift™ hinges at the back. Just hinge them open, wipe the surface clean and hinge down!

close up shot of cast iron hinged cooktop grates
Easy to lift grates hinge open for easy cleaning in white painted Bettendorf Iowa kitchen.

In the kitchen island there is an apron front farm sink flanked by a pullout waste basket cabinet of the left, and a Stainless dishwasher on the right. This Whirlpool dishwasher has a 1 hour wash option and a Sensor cycle that picks the right cycle just for you. Finished items come out “cabinet-dry” dishes thanks to Fan Dry that uses a fan to pull in fresh, dry air. No more drying clean dishes before putting them away!

Black painted kitchen island with farm sink and stainless steel dishwasher
Black painted kitchen island with farm sink and Hanstone quartz counters

Of course a large part of a successfully competed great room design is a lighting plan that is well thought out for function and style. We love the linear caged light that hangs above the dining table just off the kitchen. This is the Quorum Olympus 8-light chandelier and it is shown here in the “Noir” finish. Also, can we get an amen for a dining table with a bench seat!? We love this look and Aspen Homes always does such a great job of staging their spec homes!

Quorum Olympus 8 light linear chandelier in matte black finish hangs in a Bettendorf, Iowa dining room
Quorum Olympus 8 light linear chandelier in matte black finish hangs in a Bettendorf, Iowa dining room

The bathrooms in this home are just as dreamy and lux as the kitchen! Check out this double vanity principal bathroom below. Plenty of drawer space for storage and counter between sinks. Outlets are installed on the interior of the two linen cabinets for grooming appliances. Bright white Koch cabinets are made even brighter with polished chrome metal details in this bathroom.

Principal bathroom design with two sinks, white cabinets, vanity lights on mirrors, and Quartz counters.
Principal bathroom design with two sinks, white cabinets, and Calacatta Laza Quartz counters.

A lighting trend we love is installing your bath lighting directly through a custom wall mirror. This always elevates the look of any fixture but showing it off almost in a 360 view. Check out the image below to see this trend in action. Three “Manhattan” wall sconces from our Capital line are installed in this bathroom. One at the center between the sinks and the other two spaced near the linen cabinets.

Polished Chrome Manhattan wall sconce by Capital Lighting installed through a mirror in a Bettendorf, Iowa principal bathroom.
Manhattan wall sconce by Capital Lighting installed through a mirror in a Bettendorf, Iowa principal bathroom.

Using the mate black trend in a bathroom can also be done while keeping a space feeling open and bright. Mate black accents can help to make graphic statements in your overall design. We love this bathroom in the home that includes two black framed mirrors with lighting, plumbing, and cabinet hardware all in a matte black. Just like the kitchen island lights, these “Colton” Capital fixtures combine a black metal finish with a textured glass.

Bathroom vanity in light gray "Dusk" painted finish with matte white Onyx Collection tops and matte black pull hardware
Bathroom vanity in light gray “Dusk” painted finish with matte white Onyx Collection tops.

The same Savannah door from the kitchen is used in this bathroom but a subtle gray paint named “Dusk” is applied. The hardware and lighting accents aren’t the only thing with a softer, matter finish applied. We also can order our cultured vanity tops in a matte finish. The Onyx Collection is a line that offers tops and shower systems. They have tons of modern bowl shapes, and so many colors to choose from. This is not the shell-bowl pink marbled top from your great grandma’s house folks…. but believe it or not its the same product and concept. Matte white is always a classic look. Your designer at Village may ask if you are in need of any end splashes for your top. Below is an example of a (right) end splash. On tops with sinks near a wall or cabinet, these protect that surface from water splashing up.

Bathroom vanity in light gray "Dusk" painted finish with matte white Onyx Collection top and end splash
Bathroom vanity in light gray “Dusk” painted finish with matte white Onyx Collection tops and right end splash

Want to see more from this new home? We have a full project of photos posted to our Houzz page here. Want to learn more about Aspen Homes? Check out their website here. Are you researching for your own project? If you are local to us we would love the opportunity to show you how our new home customers like this find value in our showroom and our process. Just reach out and we will set you up with a member of our New Construction team to explain your first steps. You can call us at (309) 944-1344, email us at info@villagehomestores.com or just drop your information in the chat right here on the blog. Our showroom is open Monday-Fridays 9am-5pm, Saturdays from 9am-noon, and by appointment. We can’t wait to hear what your dream kitchen looks like and how we can be a part of it.

New Build Farmhouse in Rural Illinois With Angled Island

We label a lot of kitchens “Modern Farmhouse” these days… but this time we truly mean it! The kitchen in this new Aledo, IL home has modern upgrades and farmhouse details PLUS just happens to be built on family farmland! It has a stylish and clean transitional look with tons of great modern features. Village Home Stores was so glad to partner with Bagby Construction on the design and materials for this new construction project. Let’s take a tour of some of the highlights from this home beginning with the kitchen in the open concept great room.

Kitchen design with angled island and Skara Brae Cambria Quartz. Cabinetry, counters, lighting and appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
Kitchen design with angled island and Skara Brae Cambria Quartz. Cabinetry, counters, lighting and appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction

A modern take on a U-shape kitchen layout, this perimeter angles in slightly on each end and the shape is mirrored back in a single-level kitchen island. This kitchen is spacious and interesting and serves up plenty of great storage without needing any corner susan cabinets. Our favorite material detail selected for this space is the choice of Cambria Quartz in the “Skara Brae” design. This engineered quartz is a stunning blend of warm gray tones arranged in a river-like pattern with a bright white background. The best place to see this full pattern is on the large island top below.

Stainless farm sink installed in Skara Brae Cambria tops. New home in Aledo, IL with kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores.
Stainless farm sink installed in Skara Brae Cambria tops. New home in Aledo, IL with kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Bagby Constructon.

A great way to modernize any element is to take a classic shape and change the material. n the case of this kitchen, a Kohler farmhouse apron sink is undermounted to the Cambria quartz in a Stainless Steel material. This sink even has the modern feature of a lowered center divider. A low divider sink layout allows you the option to separately soak, rinse, or dry items. The divider is just high enough to fill for a decent soak on one side without wasting a lot of water. Take a glance below and imagine this sink with a large skillet or pan needing to soak. A low divider allows you to get that soak and still lay the handle down in the sink without splashing and making a huge mess.

Stainless Steel low divide farm sink installed in Skara Brae cambria tops. New home in Aledo, IL with design and materials by Village Home Stores.
Stainless Steel low divide farm sink installed in Skara Brae Cambria tops.

If you peek just past the faucet base, you will also see another great modern detail installed in the countertop surface. A garbage disposal is nothing new, but a button switch that is located right by the faucet in a low-profile is pretty great! A great meal at home begins with prep and always ends in making a big mess. So any cleaning zone of an active kitchen needs a dishwasher that can get to work for you. Have a big mess? This KitchenAid dishwasher can fit it all, adjust to the soil level of your load, and a full load quietly at just 39 DBA.

KitchenAid three level rack dishwasher in a kitchen island design.
KitchenAid three level rack dishwasher in a kitchen island design.

A removable third level rack gets you capacity when you need it for lids, utensils, or flatware. The main upper rack must have been designed originally for Inspector Gadget because it’s got so many cool features! The rack itself can adjust easily up and down. Two rows of adjustable tines can be shifted into one of three positions to accommodate deep or wide dishes. Your household have a lot of reusable water bottles to keep clean? This upper rack also has spray nozzles that can be placed deep inside tall or odd-shaped items like bottles, glasses and vases to thoroughly clean them. Have baby bottles to wash? Use these same bottle wash nozzles plus the Sani-Rinse option that heats the final rinse water to 155°F, eliminating 99.999% of food soil bacteria.

Kitchen design with angled gray stained island, Skara Brae Cambria tops, and glass pendants.
Kitchen design with angled gray stained island, Skara Brae Cambria tops, and glass pendants.

This kitchen island design is ideal for prep, cleanup, casual dining, and entertaining. The design of an island shape that angles in helps to keep the user’s work triangle tight and allows the exterior of the island to spread out. Three spans of counter-height overhang are available for seating and electrical outlets on each end make the island versatile. You can plug in small appliances for prep or even crock pots for serving. With a wide counter and incredible natural light, plug in a laptop and this island can even become a work-from-home space.

Kitchen design with pots and pans storage below cooktop. Cabinetry, counters and appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
Kitchen design with pots and pans storage below cooktop.

The cooking zone is right at the center of this kitchen design. Instead of a freestanding range with hood layout, this design splits up the cooktop and oven. The center stretch of base cabinets is packed full of deep and sturdy drawer storage including underneath the cooktop.

Kitchen design with lots of drawer storage.
Kitchen design with lots of drawer storage. Cabinetry, counters and appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction

A wide stack of two deep pots and pans drawers is available right beneath the cooktop. Flanking each side is a three drawer stack with enough width for smaller pans, utensils and other tools. The classic shape and function of a cup pull handle is perfect for a slab drawer front like these. Notice that on the wide pots and pans drawers we used two pulls.

KitchenAid 6 burner gas cooktop installed on wide drawer stack in kitchen. Appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
KitchenAid 36″ wide 5 burner gas cooktop installed on wide drawer stack in kitchen design.

The 36″ wide 5 burner gas cooktop and 30″ wide wall oven have been installed separately. This widens the cooking zone making it easier for two users and allows for a built in microwave to be installed above the wall oven. Now the microwave and wall oven are each raised up to a more comfortable height to read controls and load and unload items. A drawer below the wall oven is the perfect place for storing baking sheets and racks.

KitchenAid wall oven and built in microwave installed in white painted cabinetry.
KitchenAid wall oven and built in microwave. Appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction

Tall cabinets with built in cooking can also provide a visual balance for other tall elements in a kitchen design. In this home, the tall cabinet is complimented across the layout with a french door refrigerator surrounded by end panels and a deep upper cabinet. This KitchenAid refrigerator is one of our bestselling models. The interior layout is amazing and even includes a slide-away shelf that allows you to adjust the storage space in seconds. Press play below to see what we mean.

Shopping for appliances in the Quad Cities region and want to shop a small business with an expert staff? Village Home Stores has a friendly and knowledgeable sales team and a local low price guarantee. Shop appliances online with us at villagehomestores.com. If you need assistance you can always drop your information in our webchat and a salesperson can help you find the right models for your needs. Another category of product at Village you can shop online is our lighting department. With thousands of options in style, price, and finish our lighting team is available to help you select the perfect fixtures. This new home includes many rooms and exterior spaces featuring lighting and fans from Village Home Stores.

Farmhouse style lighting. Pearson chandelier and clear water glass pendants above kitchen island in a new home in Aledo, IL. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
Pearson chandelier and clear water glass pendants above kitchen island in a new home in Aledo, IL.

Our lighting experts will help you create a plan that uses your lighting budget to carry your personal style from room to room and even within the same room. Like many new homes, this layout has an open concept with an entrance, living room, dining room, and the kitchen all in one view. We love the “Pearson” series from Capital lighting. It is a wonderful transitional chandelier series that can look right at home in so many spaces. Here above you can see the 8-light Pearson hangs above the dining area and if you look the the back of the image you can see a two-tiered 24-light version hanging in the front foyer. Below is an image showing you the view looking up from the front entrance of the home.

Double Circle 24 Light Chandelier in Foyer
Large dual ring 24 light chandelier in the entrance of a new home in Aledo, IL

Size and scale are just as important as style when selecting lighting for your home. Our lighting experts are here to help you make the right decisions with that in mind. The same can be said about ceiling fans. Nothing can look more out of place than a tiny fan in a great room. Not to mention the function of a fan is to move air within that space. The 70″ wide “Maverick” fans in this house are just the right size and they are super stylish. Plus these fans are “damp-rated” so you can install them inside and outside.

Damp rated indoor outdoor ceiling fans from the Maverick Series in a new home in Aledo, IL. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
Damp rated indoor outdoor ceiling fans from the Maverick Series in a new home in Aledo, IL.

Speaking of outside, don’t forget that the first chance at a first impression with your lighting is outside the entrance to your home. Don’t leave your exterior lighting selections for a last-minute thought. With many new styles available, it is such a fun category of lighting. Gone are the days of installing the same basic lantern style as your neighbor. We love the schoolhouse style arm lights selected at this home. The “Allenbury” series in a 14″ size from our Kichler line has been installed across the front garage area of this new home.

Matte black arm light on garage door of farmhouse. Exterior lighting from Village Home Stores.
Matte black arm light on garage door of farmhouse.

We have tried to give you a full tour of the kitchen in this home but this is honestly just the tip of the iceberg. Want to see even more images from this home? Check out the full album of photos here on our Best of Houzz winning Houzz profile. There is a lot more to see like this back door laundry room including a dog wash station (shown below). The “Windsor” door in a Birch wood and the same “Stone” stain as the kitchen island is used on the laundry room cabinetry.

Laundry room tiled dog wash station with gray stained cabinetry.
Laundry room tiled dog wash station with gray stained Koch cabinetry from Village Home Stores

Ready to get started on your own project with Village Home Stores? From countertop replacement to complete start to finish remodels, we are here for you. Your first step is just to reach out. You can even drop you info into the message box here on the blog and a member of our team can text or email with you to answer your initial questions. For more information about this builder visit the Bagby Construction website here. You can reach us at (309) 944-1344 or visit our showroom at 105 S State Geneseo, IL 61254.

Gray Stained Hickory Home Bar With Matte Black Counters

The gorgeous kitchen we shared in our last blog post wasn’t the only area that we worked on in this Betendorf Iowa home. Village Home Stores provided design and materials for this home from our Cabinetry, Countertops, Appliances, Flooring, Wall Tile, Lighting, and Hardware departments. So let us take a trip from that open concept upstairs, and wander down to the lower level of this home to see the bar area. On our way downstairs, take a look at the stairwell flooring selections we installed.

Combination of wood and carpet on stairs in a Quad Cities area home. Dreamweaver carpeting in Metropolitan Iron Frost color and Engineered Oak in Saddle finish.
A combination of wood and carpet on stairs in a Quad Cities area home. Flooring by Village Home Stores.

The “Saddle” engineered oak flooring from the upstairs great room is repeated on the stairwell landing. This breaks up the carpeting and adds such a rich look to the space. Our best-selling DreamWeaver Metropolitan Series carpeting has been installed in the bedrooms, closets, and lower level of this home. The “Iron Frost” color is the perfect neutral. It blends beige and gray colors to create a soft, comfortable floor surface. This DreamWeaver carpet is a solution dyed carpet. That means it won’t fade, show wear, stain, or show bleach stains from spot cleaning. The color of this carpeting is the same throughout the entire fiber of the carpet, not just the outside surface. Learn more about this PureColor® Technology here on the DreamWeaver website. But for now… let’s head to the bar!

Bettendorf Quad Cities home bar with Stone stained Hickory cabinetry, black pearl brushed granite, pendant lighting, and glass tile backsplash.
Bettendorf Quad Cities home bar with Stone stained Hickory cabinetry, Black Pearl brushed granite, pendant lighting, and glass tile backsplash.

Wow! What a handsome wet bar in such a small footprint! Proof that just a few cabinets and a great bar design can upgrade the look and function of any entertaining space. This back bar with sink and front bar-height counter is a perfect layout. Wall cabinets with a single lower drawer bookend each side and extend all the way down to the counters. A glass mosaic tile accents the the back wall and is capped off at the top with a crown molding.

Bettendorf Quad Cities home bar with Stone stained Hickory cabinetry, Black Pearl brushed granite, Stainless appliances, and glass tile backsplash.
Bettendorf Quad Cities home bar with Stone stained Hickory cabinetry, Black Pearl brushed granite, Stainless appliances, and glass tile backsplash.

This tiled wall can be used in a number of ways. Shelving can be added, wall art, a clock, a wall-mount TV, or just as we have it shown. Designing a home bar doesn’t mean you have to install an entire second kitchen in your home. Many customers include a sink and just a few appliances in their design. In this home we installed a single glass-front beverage cooler and microwave drawer with a bar sink and plenty of cabinet storage.

Koch cabinetry in Hickory wood stained in a warm gray Stone finish. Davenport gunmetal handle hardware from Amerock. - Village Home Stores
Koch cabinetry in Hickory wood stained in a warm gray Stone finish. Davenport gunmetal handle hardware from Amerock.

The “Stone” stain from our Koch Cabinetry line has quickly become a bestseller this year. We have installed this finish as whole kitchen projects as well as accent islands and many bathroom vanities. Here in this wet bar we applied this warm gray stain to Koch’s Prairie door in a Hickory wood. Amerock handles in a “Gunmetal” finish look amazing against the stained wood. This home is located in Bettendorf, Iowa but we must mention that the name of this handle from Amerock is “Davenport” how fun is that!?

Golden Lighting mini pendant lights with chain in Pewter finish hang in a Betendorf Quad Cities home bar.

The other metal finishes in this bar compliment this Gunmetal finish with the Stainless appliances and Pewter lighting fixtures from Golden Lighting. Three mini pendants hang above the bar height seating area. These mini-pendants are stylish and notice they are on a chain! Have a tricky light location in your current home? Don’t forget you can “swag” anything on a chain or cord! Snap a photo of your space and ask a Village Home Stores lighting expert about your options.

Bettendorf Quad Cities home bar with Stone stained Hickory cabinetry, Black Pearl brushed granite, Stainless appliances, pendant lights, and glass tile backsplash.
Bettendorf Quad Cities home bar with Stone stained Hickory cabinetry, Black Pearl brushed granite, Stainless appliances, pendant lights, and glass tile backsplash.

Across the room is a game table area. We installed a larger pendant light from this same Golden Lighting series there. The same lines and style of the mini-pendants in a larger scale. The lighting selected in this home all looks so great as you walk throughout the house. Selecting lighting for your home can be a fun process and the right lights can add so much personality to a finished space.

Golden Lighting game table pendant light in Pewter finish. Lighting by Village Home Stores.
Golden Lighting game table pendant light in Pewter finish. Lighting by Village Home Stores.

You don’t have to have every single light fixture in a home match each other. In fact the best lighting plans we work on include lights from varied brands and use varied finishes. Press play below to see a few of the fixtures we installed all under the same roof of this home:

Many of the metal finishes in the rest of the home are a matte black or dark bronze finish. We love the graphic look of a black fixture against a neutral background like a white kitchen or a foyer ceiling. Black is a great accent color to consider. Upstairs in this home we included a painted black island in the kitchen. In the lower level bar we used a black granite countertop.

Stainless undermount bar sink installed in Black Pearl Brushed Granite countertops. Design and materials by Village Home Stores.
Stainless undermount bar sink installed in Black Pearl Brushed Granite countertops. Design and materials by Village Home Stores.

This is a natural stone top called “Black Pearl” and that soft, leathery look you see in these images comes from the “Brushed” finish applied to the granite. Instead of a high-gloss polished stone, these slabs are roughed up with an entirely different set of tools to give the stone a touchable texture without the dark, high-gloss black granite look. Black Pearl Brushed granite is a great surface to consider if you are looking to accent your design with some matte black finishes and want a durable surface.

Black Pearl Brushed Granite countertops in a Bettendorf home bar. Design and materials by Village Home Stores.
Black Pearl Brushed Granite countertops in a Bettendorf home bar. Design and materials by Village Home Stores.

The front of the bar design is constructed with two base cabinets set at a bar height. A half-wall was built and and paneling surrounds the finished peninsula. An outlet is located on the end of this bar for crockpots, charging devices, or a blender. A furniture style baseboard molding completes the look where the toespace meets the tiled floors.

Bar in a Quad Cities home with Stone stained Hickory cabinetry and Black Pearl Brushed Granite countertops. Design and materials by Village Home Stores.
Bar in a Quad Cities home with Stone stained Hickory cabinets and Black Pearl Brushed Granite countertops.

Of course a home bar needs cold beverages! And this 24″ undercounter Danby cooler has a glass-front and a 5.3 cu. ft. capacity. It holds up to 112 beverage cans and 11 bottles of wine! Shop our appliances online, anytime at villagehomestores.com. This bar area will be perfect for entertaining groups of any size. It is located on one end of the lower level family room space. Sliding doors to the backyard makes this bar just steps from outdoor gatherings as well.

Danby glass door beverage cooler in a Bettendorf home bar. Appliances by Village Home Stores.
Danby glass door beverage cooler in a Bettendorf home bar. Appliances by Village Home Stores.

Our cabinetry is not just for kitchens, bars and bathrooms. We designed matching Hickory “Stone” built-in cabinetry for the lower level fireplace wall. This wall turned out so great! Let’s revisit this carpeting selection (shown below) one more time as we notice the blend of warm neutrals looks perfect with the stone selected for the fireplace. The “Stone” stain is the perfect compliment as it offers a great contrast and blends in with so many of the on-trend grays available in home furnishings and accessories now.

Bettendorf Quad Cities fireplace wall with built in cabinets in Stone stained Hickory by Village Home Stores.
Bettendorf Quad Cities fireplace wall with built in cabinets in Stone stained Hickory by Village Home Stores.

While the layout of a “built-in” cabinet hasn’t changed much over time, how we style one has. Some homes still pack shelves full of layers of books or movies and others keep it minimal or seasonal with decor. Typically a built in area includes doored base cabinets with open shelving above. A modern take on this can be seen when floating shelves are installed with no side or back. Here we installed full-height door bases and bookshelf cabinets trimmed off with crown molding. The Hickory crown molding travels across the fireplace section and connects to the opposite shelf side.

Bettendorf Quad Cities built in cabinets in Stone stained Hickory by Village Home Stores.
Bettendorf Quad Cities built in cabinets in Stone stained Hickory by Village Home Stores.

Ready to start designing your own home bar or lower level entertaining space with Village Home Stores? We are here to help! We have access to many brands to suit any budget and can’t wait to hear what you are working on. Get inspired from other home bar projects we have completed by visiting this Pinterest board or this Houzz ideabook. When you are ready to take the first steps for your own project, just reach out. Call us at 309-944-1344 or complete this short online form and a member of our team will be in touch. Cheers!

Ivory White Kitchen With Black Accents and Viking Appliances

There is a reason why painted white kitchens have remained a best-selling choice in our industry for so many years. They offer a timeless look and are right at home in many different styles of spaces. When you build a home there are so many selections to be made. With the rise of “open concept” layouts, the pressure is on to create a cohesive space of the kitchen, dining, and living spaces of a home. A great way to allow yourself unlimited options for furnishings in these spaces is to select a neutral painted kitchen cabinet as a backdrop. This beautiful new home built by Kerkhoff Homes LLC of the Quad Cities has a neutral kitchen design that allows every element to be showcased.

Painted white Koch Cabinetry kitchen with black island in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Painted white Koch Cabinetry kitchen with black island in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Painted “Ivory” white cabinetry from our Koch Classic line is installed as the perimeter cabinetry in this kitchen design. A flat-panel “Bristol” door and Q Quartz “Calacatta Verona” countertops create a gallery effect allowing the appliances and lighting to stand out and be noticed in the completed design. A great example of this is the Kichler “Moorgate” linear light that hangs above the kitchen island. A stunning combination of matte black, brass, and glass. The look is great!

kitchen design by village home stores for Kerkhoff Homes in Quad Cities
Kitchen design by Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes in Quad Cities.

That black detail is also carried into the accent paint on the kitchen island cabinetry in the same “Bristol” doorstyle. The dark painted island anchors to the flooring and keeps the remainder of the kitchen feeling open and airy. On one wall of the kitchen design you find two tall pantry cabinets and a built-in Stainless Steel refrigerator. Grouping these elements together in one location keeps the rest of the kitchen open.

Viking refrigerator installed in a painted white Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.
Viking refrigerator installed in a painted white Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.

Including the refrigerator in this bank of pantry cabinets also helps to keep the scale of the large built-in unit to seem more at place. This Viking built-in is a 42″ wide side x side Quiet Cool model. Did you know that Village Home Stores is home to the largest Viking Range showroom space in the region? We are! We also are your expert Viking Range appliance service team.

Viking 42 inch built in refrigerator installed in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.
Viking 42 inch built in refrigerator installed in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.

One of the benefits of choosing Viking for your high-end appliance package is that you can build a complete appliance package all within the Viking brand. That means your badges, handles, finish, and control panel details will all marry to each other seamlessly. Speaking of handles, we love the contrast of cabinet hardware in this kitchen design. The Ivory cabinetry has a dark Amerock handle in a “Black Bronze” finish and the Black island cabinetry has a “Gilded Bronze” finish.

Black painted kitchen island and Ivory White painted perimeter cabinets with Viking Appliances.
Black painted kitchen island and Ivory White painted perimeter cabinets with Viking Appliances. Kitchen design by Village Home Stores.

On the other wall of the kitchen design you find the cooking zone. A large commercial style range and a custom wood range hood cabinet above. Our kitchen design team can work with you to design the perfect hood design for your space. To get the best look and price for our customer, we actually had this hood designed and built by our custom Amish cabinetry line.

Custom white wood range hood and Viking gas range installed in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.
Custom white wood range hood and Viking gas range installed in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.

We then had the hood custom painted to match the kitchen cabinetry for a seamless look. Subway tile would look right at home in this design but we love the added texture from the tile selected here. A 3″ x 6″ Rittenhouse subway tile in “Arctic White” is installed with a beveled tile edge. This adds texture from the shadowing and keeps with the tone-on-tone concept of the kitchen design.

Custom wood range hood and beveled white subway backsplash tiles installed in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.
Custom wood range hood and beveled white subway backsplash tiles installed in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.

Having that complete appliance package from Viking is a wonderful thing, but of course Viking is known for their dynamic cooking appliances. This Viking® Professional 5 Series 48″ Pro Style Gas Range in Stainless Steel has 6.1 cu. ft. total capacity in the two ovens. An infrared broiler locks in all the savory juices of even the thickest porterhouse with the intense heat searing meats and fish locking in juices. Yum!

Viking gas range installed in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.
Viking gas range installed in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.

On top of this range you find eight burners each with the Pro-Sealed burner system. Up to 18,500 BTUs and infinite settings of easy-to-clean high performance sealed burners. A combination of this unique patented burner and surface design provides clean-ability plus superior performance at any temperature setting.

Viking 8 burner gas cooktop installed in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.
Viking 8 burner gas cooktop installed in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.

A great lighting plan is a key element to any successful design. This great room is an incredible example of that goal achieved! The kitchen itself is lit by spaced can lighting, that great island light, and undercabinet lighting. We can’t stress it enough how important undercabinet lighting is in a kitchen. Please please please include it within your project budget. We have never had a customer regret that decision. In fact, it is usually among the first things mentioned when we ask what they love about their finished space.

Beveled white subway tiles installed in a Bettendorf Iowa quad cities kitchen.
Beveled white subway tiles installed in a Bettendorf Iowa kitchen.

Within sight of the kitchen there are many other light fixtures. Just because you have a need for many fixtures all in one space DOESN’T mean they all have to be from the same page in a lighting catalog! That’s why we have our expert lighting staff on hand to help you select the perfect grouping of lights. This room combines many brands and styles into one curated collection. The dining area is at the end of the kitchen and a nook/sunroom is found just beyond that.

Iowa Quad Cities home with lighting by Village Home Stores.
Iowa Quad Cities home with lighting by Village Home Stores.

The dining area is lit by a 6-light chandelier in a black finish. This is the “Monroe” light from our Golden Lighting line. Did you know that you can shop our lighting options online at anytime? Just head here and shop the many options we have for you! You can save some of your favorites and reach out to our team to have them help you find the right price and style for what you are looking for. Our lighting customers have found over the years that purchasing from a lighting showroom is the best way to insure that you have the right style and size of fixture and will have everything you need on hand when you are ready to install it.

Golden Lighting Monrose chandelier in black finish hangs in a Quad Cities home.
Golden Lighting Monrose chandelier in black finish hangs in a Quad Cities home. Lighting by Village Home Stores.

We love the interesting shadows that the sunroom/nook light casts throughout the day. This caged style of a semi-flush pendant is a combination of black and brass finishes and is named “Aldergate” from our Kichler line. If you love this light, you should also check out the wall sconces, tall foyer fixture, and other pendant sizes available.

Kichler Aldergate black and gold cage light in a Bettendorf Iowa home.
Kichler Aldergate black and gold cage light in a Bettendorf Iowa home.

Want to see more of this kitchen and save ideas for your own kitchen design project with Village Home Stores? Find the full album of photos here on our Best of Houzz-winning page. We look forward to sharing some more spaces from this home in other upcoming blog features soon so keep your eyes here on this feed and on our social media sites. You can follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Great room lighting in a Quad Cities home
Great room lighting in a Quad Cities home. Lighting and kitchen design by Village Home Stores.

Are you ready to start your own kitchen design project with our team? We can’t wait to hear what you are working on. Your first step is to just reach out and get your questions answered. You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or complete this short online form and a member of our team will reach out to you. Our showroom is located at 105 S State in downtown Geneseo, IL and we are open M-F from 9am-5pm and Saturdays from 9am-noon. We do recommend that you make an appointment if you plan on visiting our showroom so you can be sure to have someone available to talk with you in person. If you have any questions about this home or the builder Kerkhoff Homes LLC, you can find them here online.

White, Light Oak, and Matte Black Farmhouse Kitchen – Aspen Homes

This week we are sharing a feature on a custom kitchen we just completed with Aspen Homes in their Woodlands Farm House. This home in Bettendorf Iowa is so stunning it will knock the wind right out of you when you walk in the front door. It is THAT GORGEOUS! Did you know that farmhouse style doesn’t have to mean weathered woods and ship lap covering every surface? This open concept kitchen is an amazing example of a high-end and polished approach to the farmhouse style.

White and oak farmhouse kitchen with matte black accents in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home.
White and oak farmhouse kitchen with matte black accents in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

The kitchen is a balanced blend of custom Amish-built cabinetry in a painted “White” and White Oak stained “Sand” finish. The only bold contrast you see is in the accents like faucets, lighting, and accessories. A matte black finish on these items helps the lighting and accents to stand out and make a great statement. The overall cabinetry feels bright, light, and clean with these light finishes and floating shelves. A commercial-style 48″ wide, dual-fuel freestanding KitchenAid range is found on the main wall of the kitchen design. It includes two ovens, 6 burners, and a built-in griddle.

White kitchen with gold hardware in a Bettendorf Quad Cities modern farmhouse. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.
White kitchen with gold hardware in a Bettendorf Quad Cities modern farmhouse. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

A pro-style range hood insert is housed above that in a custom wood hood cabinet. In a great room kitchen, scale is a very important element to consider for your overall design. In this home the tall ceilings and open spaces still feel bright and light and the size of the 48″ range and 48″ build-in refrigerator are just the right scale for the space. The cabinetry extends all the way to the ceiling and a large-scale crown molding marries the cabinetry to the ceiling. A standard-size and style crown would look out of place here. This angled, large-scale crown is perfect.

White oak floating shelves and built in refrigerator in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home.
White oak floating shelves and built in refrigerator in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

On the refrigerator wall, the same “Sand” White Oak cabinetry from the kitchen island is used to surround the built-in refrigerator. Two shelves bridge the tiled wall from the refrigerator to the entry wall. Open shelves in the kitchen and bath design industry continue to become more popular in many styles of spaces. This kitchen includes a lot of cabinet storage space so these wall shelves can be left to style any way you would like throughout the year. Imagine stacked white dishes, leaning artwork, or holiday decor!

White oak kitchen cabinetry and shelves surround a built in refrigerator in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.
White oak kitchen cabinetry and shelves surround a built in refrigerator in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

There is a rapid-growing interest in light wood flooring and cabinetry in our industry. Would you have predicted just a few years ago that Oak would make such a comeback? Well it’s official, Oak is back in the spotlight… just not the golden Oak we saw year ago. White oak is trending and showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We love the look of this woodgrain when paired with painted cabinets of any color. The countertop surfaces in this kitchen are an engineered quartz named “Calacatta Laza”.

White oak kitchen island with farmsink in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.
White oak kitchen island with farmsink in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

The hardware in this kitchen is from our Hardware Resources line and the “Brushed Gold” handles are the “Stanton” series. A standard 3″ handle would look off-scale and shrunken in this kitchen design. Using a large-scale handle elevates the look of this entire kitchen design. The brushed gold finish is also repeated in some of the home accessories and lighting. The pendant lighting above the kitchen island makes a huge impact in the space. Three “Brynne” pendants from our Feiss line hang n a Matte Black finish with gold accents.

Modern farmhouse kitchen with 3 pendant lights in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.
Modern farmhouse kitchen with 3 pendant lights in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

If you aren’t sure what size or what quantity you need for lighting above your island, please contact our expert team. We can help you select the right fixtures for your space and your budget. Shop our lighting online, anytime here on our lighting website. There you can sort by finish, style, size and more. Plus you can contact us for help on that site. Speaking of lighting, another great fixture in this home hangs next to the kitchen is a serene dining space surrounded by windows.

Farmhouse light hangs in a farmhouse styled dining area of a Bettendorf home.
Farmhouse light hangs in a farmhouse styled dining area of a Bettendorf home. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

Here we included a Linear Gabriel 8-light fixture in the “Noir” finish from Quorum. The simple lines look right at home with the black windows in this room. The look is really timeless and on trend at the same time. Many find this upscale farmhouse look to really just be categorized a “New Traditional”. Take a look at the Great Room below and imagine that same space with just a few changes in furniture. Neutral finishes on the cabinetry and surfaces help it to be easy to envision the space jumping from farmhouse, to contemporary, coastal and everywhere in between. The ceiling fan in this room is the “Maverick” from our Monte Carlo line. It is available in many finishes including “Matte Black” (shown).

Great room of a Bettendorf Quad Cities home with lighting and kitchen design by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. Interior styling by Ruby & Co.
Great room of a Bettendorf Quad Cities home with lighting and kitchen design by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. Interior styling by Ruby & Co.

You can actually tour this home as part of the QCBR Fall Parade of Homes this week! The tour will be open from 5-7pm on Wednesday the 25th and again Saturday and Sunday 9/28-29 from 1-5pm. Grab a map and full details here. If you have a giant crush on this kitchen like we do, head over here to the full album of photos from this home on our Houzz page. There you will also find more images of the other incredible rooms in this property. We love how the powder room turned out! This furniture style vanity and marble top from Hardware Resources looks great!

White bath vanity with marble top in a Bettendorf Quad Cities wallpapered powder room.
White bath vanity with marble top in a Bettendorf Quad Cities wallpapered powder room.

In the Master Bath we repeated the White Oak “Sand” cabinetry with the same hardware and clean-lined doorstyle as the kitchen. Double sink vanity designs are still sought after for many households. Here we broke up the space by changing heights and depths of the drawer stack at the center of the design. This provides a visual interest and creates a clear separation for each user. “Octave” 3-light vanity lighting from our Savoy House line looks incredible in a “Warm Brass” finish above each sink.

We also installed some Matte Black cabinetry in some of the home’s other bathrooms and the wet bar of the lower level. Someone pour us out a pint because we want to hang out in this bar! Black “Savannah” cabinetry from our Koch Classic line is paired with Calacatta Laza Quartz counters and a 3″ thick custom wood butcherblock bar top. That same oak “Sand” stain is repeated in floating shelves on ta back bar wall. Whirlpool’s “Black Stainless Steel” finish looks perfect in this home bar and the fingerprint resistant top coat makes it ready for any party crowd!

Black cabinet home bar with floating shelves and farmhouse style lighting.
Black cabinet home bar with floating shelves and farmhouse style lighting. Design and products by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

The Quad Cities is a fantastic region to live, work, and play in! We are Midwest at it’s best. With so many great places to build a home you are able to get exactly what you want. We also have amazing remodel opportunities in our area. Village Home Stores is thrilled that we get to offer quality products and service to each of those categories of homeowners. Curious about us? Watch our weekly TV show that airs every Sunday morning at 10am on WQAD News 8. There you can see before and after remodel stories from right here in the Quad Cities. See what is trending and new in our industry and get ideas for your own projects with us.

Large, angled modern crown molding in a Bettendorf Quad Cities farmhouse styled kitchen.
Large, angled modern crown molding in a Bettendorf Quad Cities farmhouse styled kitchen. Cabinetry and kitchen design by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

To learn more about this home (as of the time of this post it’s for sale!!!) and to learn more about Aspen Homes, visit their website here. If you have questions about something you have seen in this feature, or are ready to start the bidding process for your own new home or remodel project, just reach out to us. You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or complete this short form online and a member of our team will be in touch. Find out why our one-stop-shop approach to shopping for your home can save you time and money and get you results like this home! We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help.