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.

Bluegrass, Iowa Kitchen Remodel With Warm Woods and Black & Gold Accents

Maple kitchen with gold lighting and Village Home Stores logo.

The warmth of a wood stained kitchen is always an inviting look for a design. We absolutely love how these Bluegrass, Iowa clients took their modern eclectic tastes and translated them with their designer at Village Home Stores into a kitchen. This new design suites the style of the home while still reflecting an updated look. Maple Dura Supreme Cabinetry in the “Kendall” door and “Clove” stain have been accented with a “Black” accent paint on the edges and details.

Maple kitchen with matte black and gold accents and granite counters. Kitchen design and remodel in Bluegrass, Iowa by Village Home Stores.
Maple kitchen with matte black and gold accents and granite counters. Kitchen design and remodel in Bluegrass, Iowa by Village Home Stores.

The mix of warm woods and views of the Iowa countryside out of the windows evoke a connection with nature. Another wonderful natural connection of bringing the outdoors in is the use of natural stone countertops. Natural stone is a fantastic surface choice and a material that is timeless and rich in history. In this kitchen we installed Granite counters in the Makala Bay color.

Natural stone Makala Bay Granite countertops. Kitchen design and remodel in Bluegrass, Iowa by Village Home Stores.
Natural stone Makala Bay Granite countertops.

As much as quartz companies can attempt it, never can you recreate the natural character and unique opportunity you have to invest in natural stone for your project. Having a large island top like this is a great way to showcase the natural variations in colors, materials, and veining that natural stones offer. A fun and exciting step in the natural stone selection process with your Village Home Stores designer is the option to visit the Epic Stone warehouse in Davenport to hand-select your stone slabs. Learn more about this local selection process and get directions and details for Epic Stone LLC here in a past blog post.

Maple kitchen with corner sink and granite counters. Kitchen design and remodel in Bluegrass, Iowa by Village Home Stores.
Maple kitchen with corner sink and granite counters in Bluegrass Iowa.

This kitchen design includes a corner sink with granite plant shelf that looks out two windows. Ask a Village designer if your space allows for a corner sink design. We love the lighting selections made for this kitchen. The pendant light fixture above the kitchen sink makes a statement without blocking the light and view outside. Textured seedy glass on this “Stone” pendant light from Capital Lighting adds texture and style to the space.

The kitchen includes accents of dark bronze, matte black, and even some brushed gold. The cabinet hardware is the “Highland Ridge” series from our Amerock line. Black appliances we also used in this design and they perfectly complement the Black painted accent glaze on the surrounding cabinet doors and drawers.

Matte black GE Cafe appliances. Kitchen design and remodel in Bluegrass, Iowa by Village Home Stores.
Kitchen design and remodel in Bluegrass, Iowa by Village Home Stores.

With the natural granite counters as a focal point of the overall look, a more subtle wall tile was desired. We installed 3″ x 6″ “Highland Park” Subway Tiles in the Antique White color to compliment the background colors of the granite slabs. If you would like to see a full album of photos from this finished remodel, click here to see it on our Houzz profile. The full wall of tile look so clean because we tucked all of the wall switches and outlets up underneath the cabinetry!

Legrand undercabinet track system with movable outlets, lighting, and accessories.
Legrand undercabinet track system with movable outlets, lighting, and accessories.

This unique modular track system is from our legrand line. It as so many incredible accessories now available including bluetooth speakers, phone charging stations, tablet docks, and more! The best thing is how versatile this system is. All of these components including the outlets can be moved as needed! If you would like to learn more about this system and see it in action then check out this episode of the Village Home Show where we invite a lighting expert from our team to a jobsite to show is more about this undercabinet system.

Legrand undercabinet track system with movable outlets, lighting, and phone dock. Kitchen design, lighting and remodel in Bluegrass, Iowa by Village Home Stores.
Legrand undercabinet track system with movable outlets, lighting, and phone dock.

A single-step way to update any space is by changing out the light fixture! As we were working on this kitchen remodel we also selected new light fixtures for other areas of the home. We love the new dinette light that was selected just off the kitchen. This modern take on a classic brass chandelier compliments the home and the new kitchen style. The “Zander” light by Capital Lighting (shown below) is available in many sizes.

Aged brass Zander Chandelier light from Capital Lighting hanging in a Bluegrass, Iowa dining space. Lighting by Village Home Stores.
Aged brass Zander Chandelier light from Capital Lighting hanging in a Bluegrass, Iowa dining space.

Mixed metals is a continued trend for all home interior categories. We see it in kitchen designs, home accessories, and fixtures like lighting. The formal dining room in this home now has the “Kearney” 5 light chandelier from our Savoy House line. This fixture is a blend of Vintage Black and Warm Brass finishes. Clean lines and great design are always in style!

Black and gold Kearney Chandelier light from Savoy House hanging in a Bluegrass, Iowa formal dining room. Lighting by Village Home Stores.
Black and gold Kearney Chandelier light from Savoy House hanging in a Bluegrass, Iowa formal dining room.

Did you know that you can shop all of our lighting online, anytime? Sort by style, finish, location, etc and even login to view you lighting estimates and selections curated for you from our experts. Learn more here on our website and shop now at this link. Another mixed metal light hangs in the foyer entry. The “Liege” light by Minka Lavery is Kingston Bronze with Brass highlights.

Black and gold Liege foyer light from Minka Lavery hanging in a Bluegrass, Iowa foyer.
Black and gold Liege foyer light from Minka Lavery hanging in a Bluegrass, Iowa foyer. Lighting by Village Home Stores.

Are you ready for your own kitchen remodel story with us? We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help. Village Home Stores offers Appliances, Cabinetry, Countertops, Lighting, Wall Tile, Flooring, Window Treatments, and more! We also offer complete start-to-finish remodeling services from our remodel Project Management team. If you are interested in one or more of these categories of products for your own project just reach out to our team. You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or complete this short online message form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Phone Number for Village Home Stores 309 944 1344

Kewanee, IL Farmhouse Kitchen With Taupe Cabinets

At Village Home Stores we love the continued momentum of the “Farmhouse” trend because in our area we have a lot of actual farmhouses we get to design for! Really the Midwest style of “Traditional” has always lent itself to a Farmhouse look because of our love of rustic and reclaimed materials. Pair that with varied woods and textures, and incorporating antiques and found objects into the spaces and we have been Farmhouse style around here long before anyone knew who Chip and Johanna were. Take a look at this completed kitchen remodel in a local Kewanee, IL farmhouse (sorry, cute cat not included with kitchen design “purr”chase).

Complete Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with cabinetry, countertops, appliances, lighting, flooring, and wall tile by Village Home Stores.
Complete Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with cabinetry, countertops, appliances, lighting, flooring, and wall tile by Village Home Stores.

This Koch Classic kitchen features the “Westbrook” doorstyle with a painted “Taupe” finish on the perimeter and the rich, “Java” stain on the kitchen island. An Ebony accent glaze has been applied to the taupe paint to highlight some of the great door and drawer details plus the added moldings and hood elements we have included in the design. Wine storage can be decorative and functional! Two X-shaped wine cubby cabinets crown the top of the refrigerator installed against a wall on one side, and a finished end panel to the other.

French Door KitchenAid refrigerator with wine storage above in a Kewanee, IL farmhouse kitchen remodel with design and products from Village Home Stores.
French Door KitchenAid refrigerator with wine storage above in a Kewanee, IL farmhouse kitchen remodel with design and products from Village Home Stores.

This refrigerator may look built-in like a counter-depth unit, but note the depth change from the nearby cabinet and counter. This is a full-depth KitchenAid french door fridge given this built-in look by designing with a deeper refrigerator end panel. Another detail keeping with a clean look is the lack of water dispenser on the door. No worries for the thirsty! This model has an interior water dispenser in the top section and icemaker in the freezer. On that same refrigerator wall is the cooking zone of the kitchen design. A front-control 5-burner gas range with convection sits below a wood hood.

French Door KitchenAid refrigerator and gas range in a Kewanee, IL farmhouse kitchen remodel with design and products from Village Home Stores.
French Door KitchenAid refrigerator and gas range in a Kewanee, IL farmhouse kitchen remodel with design and products from Village Home Stores.

Take a look at how great this “Westbrook” cabinet style looks as a door and drawer. Made even more beautiful accented with that Ebony glaze. The wood hood cabinet was ordered to match the kitchen cabinetry. A shallow shelf and detailed brackets complete the look. In any great cooking zone there needs to be ample ventilation. Tucked up into the hood cabinet is a 390 CFM range hood blower by Broan.

Koch Taupe painted wood hood cabinet with Broan range hood insert.
Koch Taupe painted wood hood cabinet with Broan range hood insert.

“Ivory Classico” Tumbled Travertine tiles in a 3″ x 6″ size are installed in the main backsplash area as a bricklay pattern. In the accent area above the cooktop, the same tile is installed in a herringbone pattern. A 3/4″ wide pencil rail tile in the “Wrought Iron” color frames in the accent space. Our surface experts at Village Home Stores will work with you to help you select the right tile, layout and installation design for your space.

Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with wall tile and accent above cooktop by Village Home Stores.
Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with wall tile and accent above cooktop by Village Home Stores.

Engineered quartz counters in a mixed pattern named “Bedrock” blends all of the finishes from the open concept kitchen into one surface color. A standard Eased edge profile has been applied and no quartz backsplash has been installed to allow the full 18″ high distance to feature the Travertine tiles. This kitchen looks out into a large living room and has access to the stairwell for a lower level as well as the hallway and front entry to the home.
The flooring is a major surface selection to make in any open great room space like this.

Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with Taupe painted cabinetry with accent glaze and dark Java island.
Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with Taupe painted cabinetry with accent glaze and dark Java island.

With the cabinetry being a blend of a rich dark stain and a Taupe painted color, the Engineered Hickory selected is a beautiful compliment to both. These 7″ wide planks are from our Canoe Bay line in the Key West Series and “Casa Marina” color. We love the warm gray range in colors and it pairs perfectly with rustic barnwood furniture and accessories in the home.

Koch Taupe painted kitchen cabinets with tall pantry and roll out shelves.
Koch Taupe painted kitchen cabinets with tall pantry and roll out shelves.

There is great storage in this kitchen design including a large pantry cabinet fit with slideout shelving. Pantry cabinets can only be efficient if they offer you accessible storage space. Access the front AND back of your pantry by including deep slideout shelves like this. We can add these adjustable shelves to any deep cabinet space you want to have easier access to. Large and deep drawer storage is located at the center of the kitchen island.

Birch island cabinetry in the dark "Java" stain from our Koch line and microwave built in.
Birch island cabinetry in the dark “Java” stain from our Koch line. Kitchen remodel in Kewanee, IL with design and material by Village Home Stores.

Two large drawers offer up great pots and pans storage for the cooking zone it faces. Another drawer for baking pans and cookie sheets is located beneath the built-in KitchenAid microwave. A pull out wastebasket cabinet is on the opposite end of the kitchen island with a location that is within reach of the cooking, prep and kitchen cleanup zones of the design.

Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with design and materials by Village Home Stores.
Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with design and materials by Village Home Stores.

This island at the center of the kitchen design offers a large, single-height surface with an overhang for counter-height stool seating. A subtle arch to the overhang area ads interest and softens the look of the large quartz slab. 4 stools and two outlets tuck underneath the island overhang. Above the island are two pendant lights. These Capital pendant lights are around 12″ in size and keep the space feeling light and airy with a water glass textured shade.

Capital pendant lighting with clear glass above a kitchen island. Kitchen remodel in Kewanee, IL with design and material by Village Home Stores.
Capital pendant lighting with clear glass above a kitchen island in Kewanee, IL.

The largest statement made in this home from our lighting department wasn’t even a light! This 60″ windmill fan from Quorum is a showroom display favorite and in this home it is so perfect! Oil-Rubbed Bronze metal finishes and a gray weathered wood stain on the blades. We are a “big fan” of this look and it comes in many sizes! Shop our lighting and fans online, anytime at villagehomestores.com or contact a member of our lighting staff to get some guidance for the right fixture perfect for your style and budget.

Windmill fan 60" in Farmhouse great room area in a Kewanee, IL home.
60″ Windmill fan in Farmhouse great room area in a Kewanee, IL home.

If you would like to see more photos and details from this farmhouse remodel including more lighting, this great room, and even some bathroom inspiration be sure to check out the full album posted to our Houzz profile. We provided lighting throughout this farmhouse remodel including our bestselling LED Diode tape lighting for the kitchen and a post-lighted entrance for the driveway (shown below).

Exterior lantern lighting outside of a Kewanee, IL home by Village Home Stores.
Exterior lantern lighting outside of a Kewanee, IL home by Village Home Stores.

If you have a small or large project in your home we want to be a part of it! If you are in need of any cabinetry, countertops, flooring, tile, appliances, window treatments, or lighting then make Village Home Stores your destination! Find us at 105 S State Street in downtown Geneseo Illinois and online at VillageHomeStores.com. If you have any questions about our products or services, just complete this short online form and a member of our team will get in touch with you. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help!

Wall Removal and a Peek At Our Kitchen Remodel Process

Village Home Stores East Moline Quad Cities remodel

This kitchen in East Moline, IL has a whole new look and layout. We removed a dividing wall to make room for more natural light and an island design with counter-height seating. Warm, Rustic Beech Koch Cabinetry in the Seneca door and Briarwood stain has been accented with a Black glaze. The mixed metals of copper, Oil-Rubbed Bronze and Black Stainless look amazing. Plus check out the bright statement with that island accent lighting (more on that later)! We absolutely love how this kitchen turned out.

Rustic Beech kitchen with Cambria quartz counters, Vinyl Plank flooring, and Black Stainless KitchenAid appliances. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish by the Quad Cities kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.
Rustic Beech kitchen with Berkley Cambria quartz counters, Vinyl Plank flooring, and Black Stainless KitchenAid appliances. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish by the Quad Cities kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.

The original kitchen was very nice, but the layout of the cabinetry was awkward and secluded from the front room. This made it a great candidate for a wall removal remodel. Not every kitchen we remodel needs a wall removed to be incredible. In this home however, having the entire space open now seems like that is what the layout should have been all along. In this kitchen we removed a wall and soffit during the remodel process to achieve that open concept. Take a look at the original soffits and dividing wall between the living room and kitchen shown in the before photo below.

Before photo of a kitchen in East Moline before we removed the wall and soffits for a larger kitchen layout.

What is The Village Process Like?

If you are looking to remodel your kitchen anytime soon you are in the right place! This blog can be such a useful place to find inspiration and help qualify your own likes and dislikes. We hope that Village Home Stores can be a part of your research process AND your remodel process. Are you just seeking products and ideas and to do the remodel work yourself? That’s great! Village Home Stores can provide you with an expertly prepared design and quality materials for you to DIY to your hearts content. But if you don’t have the time or skill to do that, our start-to-finish Project Management process may be the perfect fit for your timeline and your budget. What do we mean when we say our remodel customers can have us manage their job from “start-to-finish” ? It means that from the very first time you message us online or stop by, we are working for you and with you to get you into your finished space. No matter who is doing the remodel work, your first step is the same: just reach out to our team to schedule a Complementary Consultation.

Before and after photos of an East Moline Quad Cities kitchen remodeled from start to finish by the kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.
Before and after photos of an East Moline Quad Cities kitchen remodeled from start to finish by the kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.

We schedule these consultations in our showroom before visiting your home so that you can get a better understanding of everything we offer and we are able to walk you through our estimating phases. Most people will only remodel a kitchen or bathroom in a home once or twice in a lifetime. It can be overwhelming to know where to start and what happens next. The great news is that we do this all the time! We are here to help walk you through our process and keep you on track and on budget. We want to help you to enjoy this process as much as possible. During this Consultation we will answer your questions and walk you through when you can expect to see your designs and estimates during our phases and discuss our payment options. We will also ask you some questions about the project, your goals, your budget, and who will be doing the work. There is a reason why budget conversations happen well before we begin estimating the project. This is to help us all stay on task and on track when designing your new space. After this Consultation, we will schedule a date for a Jobsite Visit in your home to gather information for us to begin the design phase.

Sometimes Our Biggest Skeptics Become Our Best Cheerleaders

Do you read every detail of a menu item before ordering at a restaurant? Do you answer “of course” when asked if you want your receipt? Did you already take general dimensions of your kitchen layout for us… on graph paper… and use a ruler? Do you have an engineering degree? Does your Summer Vacation this year have a customized itinerary? Have you started a spreadsheet for your remodel project already in Excel or Google Docs? If you answered yes to any of those questions then wow! You love the details and you respect the process! And guess what? You are going to be a HUGE fan of the Village Home Stores remodel process. We love the look on this type of customer’s face when we present our process checklists and walk them through our current and local budget data for projects like theirs. Some of our most appreciative start-to-finish customers are people who could have even done some of the work themselves. But who has the time or energy? We do!

Village Home Stores uses the latest tech available to record data and communicate with our remodel customers in the Quad Cities Region. That means our start to finish kitchen and bath remodel process changes and adapts every time we complete a job.
Village Home Stores uses the latest tech available to record data and communicate with our remodel customers.

Let Us Get To Work For You

There is a lot to be done before you can enjoy your new space and gathering estimates is a big part of that. The truth is there are 3 and a half pages of phases and checklists before we even reach the phrase “Jobsite binder is delivered and job begins” in our process. There are 9 phases of our process and 7 of those happen before we begin demo. We won’t reveal every phase in detail here but we can summarize them a bit. After that Complimentary Consultation in our showroom we will come out to your home to gather information. Then we will get to work preparing a design to be presented to you. Our goal is to ask enough qualifying questions ahead of the design phase that we can present to you initial designs that are successful. We will next discuss any changes needed to the design and begin making product selections in the showroom. During this Design Presentation meeting in the showroom we will also have you meet with other Village team members in any departments you may need products from. During this meeting we will document you selections and help guide you based on our budget conversations. You will also be given private login information at this meeting so that you can begin to access your design, estimates, and eventually contracts and schedules moving forward. Once all of the work to be done is documented by our team, and we have a clear design concept, we can schedule a Contractor Meeting at your home.

All of your subcontractors and a team of Village experts created just for you and your project meet at your home together to prepare accurate estimates.
What sets Village Home Stores apart from other kitchen remodelers? Our process! All of your subcontractors and a team of Village experts created just for you and your project meet at your home together to prepare accurate estimates.

All of the subcontractors we anticipate needing for your project will meet your village designer and our project estimator in your home. All together at the same time. Sounds like an obvious need right? But you would be surprised how rare this is in our industry. At Village Home Stores we believe it is a key element to a successful estimating and end result for all parties involved. Here we can clarify what work is to be completed and included in estimates and allow the subs to have some dialog about the work to be done.

Before and after photos of a wall removed to open up for a new kitchen design in an East Moline Quad Cities home. Complete start to finish remodel by the kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.
Before and after photos of a wall removed to open up for a new kitchen design in an East Moline Quad Cities home.

Our start-to-finish Project Management program at Village Home Stores changes and adapts with every project. We have also worked hard to curate a list of reliable, respectful subcontractors who can do quality work for you at a fair price. It has taken some time to get there, but we truly believe we can now say with confidence that our in-house and subcontractor staff are the very best you can ask to work in your home. We are so thankful to continue to get compliments on our staff and the subcontractors we send to our clients’ homes.

COREtec luxury vinyl plank flooring about to be installed in a Quad Cities home. This product is very durable and waterproof with a realistic look and texture to real wood!
COREtec luxury vinyl plank flooring about to be installed in a Quad Cities home.

What Will An Estimate Include?

But we haven’t mentioned an actual bid or pricing yet? That’s right! We have agreed on a design, selected materials with our experts and your budget in mind, and have detailed estimates for the work to be done and now we can present you an estimate. You will receive a complete estimate along with a detailed inclusion sheet of the work included in that estimate. This estimate will be as accurate as possible before work begins. Of course there can be unforeseeable issues to come up any time you remodel a home. Rest assured that we have a process for that as well. Our crews are used to working together and communicating with you and each other to come up with solutions when problems come up. During your project our team stay customer-focused and solution-focused if issues arise.

Cambria installation day with Blackstone at a Quad Cities kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores.
Cambria installation day with Blackstone.

Enough about our process! Let us show you around this incredible new kitchen in East Moline, IL. What a warm and open space! This new cabinet layout is packed with great storage and details. Glazzio glass wall tiles in two sizes with an accent listel in an Oil Rubbed Bronze finish cover the kitchen walls. A L-shaped layout with large center island includes plenty of walkway space between the surfaces now that the kitchen wall has been removed. We also removed that kitchen soffit and reworked the ceiling to better compliment the rest of the open areas of the home. The new design truly suits the home perfectly!

Rustic Beech kitchen cabinets with pullout spice rack in a remodeled East Moline kitchen. Cambria Berkley Quartz and COREtec vinyl plank floors also featured.
Rustic Beech kitchen cabinets with pullout spice rack in a remodeled East Moline kitchen. Cambria Berkley Quartz and COREtec vinyl plank floors also featured.

With a new flow to the entire space, flooring needed to be a new consistent surface throughout. Once again we are sharing a kitchen with our best-selling COREtec Luxury Vinyl Plank floors here on the blog. Sorry to sound like a broken record repeating itself but this COREtec Plus HD series is extremely durable and waterproof. It has the look and texture of a rustic wood surface. The Barnwood Rustic Pine selected for this kitchen is a great choice to pull from the cabinet stain and accent glaze. We just had two new racks of samples delivered for this product so if you are considering a new flooring surface for your home please come see your options. But can we take a moment please and talk about this lighted island!?!?!

Unique thick edge Cambria quartz island in the Berkley design. Dimmable LED Diode tape lighting accent underneath overhang. Kitchen remodel in East Moline, IL by the Quad Cities kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.
Unique thick edge Cambria quartz island in the Berkley design. Dimmable LED Diode tape lighting accent underneath overhang.

This customer chose to install their Cambria Quartz in the Berkley design in a double-thick edge profile on the island. WOW! When they made that accent choice, the homeowner thought that accenting it even more with some lighting could make for a very cool effect. He was right! The look is pretty stunning day and night. This low-profile low-voltage tape light can be installed in a lot of fun ways. Because it is low-voltage, this island accent light can become the perfect nightlight or glow in the evening while watching TV or spending time out on the wrap-around deck.

Where are the outlets in this kitchen design? Tucked away under the wall cabinets and island overhang! Kitchen remodel and lighting by the Quad Cities kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.
Where are the outlets in this kitchen design? Tucked away under the wall cabinets and island overhang! Kitchen remodel and lighting by the Quad Cities kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.

The same Diode tape light is also installed underneath and above the kitchen perimeter cabinetry. We even concealed something else underneath the cabinets to keep the look clean. All of the kitchen switches and outlets are located in the recessed area under the wall cabinetry. This keeps the wall tile area smooth and un-interrupted. The Cambria quartz on the kitchen perimeter was installed with a farmhouse hammered copper Sinkology single-well sink and Delta Leland faucet.

Sinkology Hammered Copper single-well farmhouse sink in an East Moline, IL kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores.
Hammered Copper single-well farmhouse sink in an East Moline, IL kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores.

This Delta Leland faucet comes with the new ShieldSpray Technology. This diverted spray option delivers a simple way to clean with precision while containing mess and splatter. A concentrated jet of water powers stubborn messes away in the center as a water shield simultaneously contains splatter and clears off the mess. It is like a forcefield around the spray power that keeps water from spraying everywhere. Learn more about ShieldSpray and see it in action here in this short YouTube clip.

Delta Leland faucet with Shield Spray feature installed with a Hammered Copper single-well farmhouse sink in an East Moline, IL kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores.
Delta Leland faucet with Shield Spray feature installed with a Hammered Copper single-well farmhouse sink.

Mixing metal finishes and textures can be such a great look in a rustic-styled space. This kitchen includes Oil Rubbed Bronze hardware, lighting, and faucets and a blend of Copper and Stainless. The farmsink is a hammered copper finish and the unique 30″ Zline hood is a mix of smooth copper and black trim. KitchenAid appliances in the Black Stainless finish add drama and a soft texture. If a silvery Stainless seems like it will look too modern in your space, be sure to stop by and see Black Stainless in person! This finish is so versatile and available in a lot of models. We did include on Stainless appliance in the kitchen. Tucked unto the interior corner of the island is a microwave drawer in a true Stainless Steel finish. Mixing metals can be done right and we love the look! Let our team help you with the total vision for your design.

Black Stainless Steel KitchenAid appliances in a newly remodeled East Moline kitchen from Village Home Stores. Your locally-owned Quad Cities appliance experts.
Black Stainless Steel KitchenAid appliances in a newly remodeled East Moline kitchen from Village Home Stores.

Did you know we sell AND service appliances in the entire extended Quad Cities Region? We have an expert appliance sales and service team and offer competitive pricing to box stores. Village Home Stores has BrandSource buying power so we are able to offer our customers a fair price and the very best customer experience out there. Have questions about your purchase before or after the sale? Just call our team and we will be happy to help. Shop all of our appliances and get our Local Low Price Guarantee here on our website.

Seneca Rustic Beech Koch cabinetry with Briarwood Stain and Black Accent Glaze. Finished end with applied door. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores.
Seneca Rustic Beech Koch cabinetry with Briarwood Stain and Black Accent Glaze. Finished end with applied door.

A great kitchen design comes together in the details. Undercabinet molding helps to conceal those lights and outlets. Small details can make a big difference in the look of the overall finished space. In this kitchen the wall tile continues up around the kitchen window and is “capped” off by a valance and matching wooden panel above. The crown molding for the cabinetry has added interest with a change in depth on the corner cabinet.

Seneca Rustic Beech Koch cabinetry with Briarwood Stain and Black Accent Glaze applied. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores.
Seneca Rustic Beech Koch cabinetry with Briarwood Stain and Black Accent Glaze applied.

Want to see more of this kitchen and save ideas for your own project? Check out the full album of photos here on our Best of Houzz-winning profile. We have so much more to show you in this kitchen that we have decided to include it in an upcoming episode of the Village Home Show. That way you can see more in detail the space and our process of getting to this finished look. We hope to have new episodes finished by the end of this Summer and you are going to really get more of a peek at our remodel process because we truly have filmed this one from start to finish. We are so thankful that these customers reached out to us after watching our show and now we get to feature their own story on an episode! Will yours be next?

Laminated double thick edge Cambria quartz island in the Berkley design. Dimmable LED Diode tape lighting accent underneath overhang. Kitchen remodel in East Moline, IL by the Quad Cities kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.
Laminated double thick edge Cambria quartz island in the Berkley design. Dimmable LED Diode tape lighting accent underneath overhang.

Are you looking to DIY a remodel? Or need us to manage it all like these customers? Just want new countertops or flooring to freshen up your space? We want to help. Your first step is to just get in touch with our team. You can complete this short form online and one of our remodel experts will reach out to you to start with the right process and checklist for you. Of course you can always call us at 309 944 1344 or stop by at 105 S State St in Downtown Geneseo, IL. To have the best experience, and allow us to answer all of your questions about our process, we do recommend that you reach out first to set up a Complimentary Consultation. That way we can have an expert fully available for you and prepare information for you to take with you. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help!

LED-ing The Way With Undercabinet Lighting Options

PRODUCT PROFILE: LED Undercabinet Lighting

We mention our undercabinet lighting systems all of the time on our TV show and in just about every single featured kitchen posted here on the blog. The truth is, it has been a long while since we gave undercabinet lighting its own proper “shout out” with a product profile. You will quickly find out when you work with us, that we consider undercabinet lighting a key element to any complete kitchen project with our team. Apologies in advance if our team seems repetitive as we ask you over and over during our bidding process about it. We just want to be sure we can give you the best end result for your project. With baseball season beginning last week, we thought it would be appropriate to more properly introduce our own “ace” in any project with Village Home Stores, our Diode LED tape light system.

Diode tape LED undercabinet lighting system. Perfect for undercabinet, in cabinet or other uses. Contact a lighting expert at Village Home Stores for an estimate.

This system has a low profile, is energy efficient, long-lasting, and extremely versatile. Truly an MVP product worth investing in and including in your project budget! This is because it adds so much depth AND function to your space. You get the “wow” factor with a stunning wash of lighting in your space plus ideal task lighting day and night. Truth is, we have never really encountered a customer who regrets including undercabinet lighting for their project budget. We have also found that this is one of the most mentioned products suggested when we have past remodel customers recommend our team and our process to their friends.

LED tape Diode undercabinet lighting system installed with a low profile beneath a kitchen cabinet. Design and product from Village Home Stores.

This is an LED light, which gives you a more powerful light with dimming capabilities that will last longer. The tape light is UL Listed and NEC compliant to be field-cuttable plus many more certifications ensuring it meets many inspections and codes. The low profile of the strip of lights allow you to really think creatively as to where to add light to your space. We have installed this product underneath cabinets, on top of them, inside of them, and even back-lit mirrors (see below) and our store’s sign at the front desk. The end result is a concealed, consistent wash of light that truly showcases your surfaces for task and ambient lighting. Have a unique idea about something that could use some low-profile lighting? Ask our team because we love a challenge!

Custom backlit mirror with Diode LED tap lighting. Design and product from Village Home Stores

I love that this is a slim product that you can’t see once installed. It lets you see without being seen itself.

-Natasha, Lighting Expert at Village Home Stores

This is an efficient and long-lasting system of lights. Once installed, this Diode system will be operating for a long time…no seriously a long long time. How long? We have been told you could leave a Diode system running most of the a day for 25 years or more before needing to replace any lights. So you can leave these lights on as much as you would like and see little energy use because of the low wattage used. It also comes with an industry-leading 5 year warranty!

What Do You Need To Install It?

This is not a DIY quick-fix, system that will stop working a year later. This system is installed and wired in by an expert electrician so you will need the correct items for your space. You will need the strips of tape light and the transformer to power the tape since it is 12V system. If you are wanting to dim your undercabinet lights, you will need an LED dimmer. Your transformer gets wired to your switch or outlet. Finally, you will need connector cables. You will need to connect your tape to the transformer with a connector cable. These connectors will also allow you to jump the power over a stove or sink (whatever the case may be) and hook to another run of tape light. Your estimate and supplies will depend on your project size and also the layout of what we are lighting. An expert at Village can help to get you an accurate estimate.

Available In A Wide Color Temp Range!

LED Diode tape lighting systems available in a variety of color temperatures. Ask the Quad Cities lighting experts at Village Home Stores for an estimate.

Another fun feature to mention about this Diode lighting is that it is available in many varieties of color. Ranging from warm to cool colors of standard white light but also bold colors all across the spectrum. This Diode system can be used in commercial applications like restaurants or bars but also in creative ways inside and outside of your home. Outdoor living spaces have become an extension of the home itself. Did you know that the same system of lighting we are always showcasing in our kitchens offers a Diode LED “Wet Location” system? There is even one series that is fully-submersible for pools, ponds, and water features.

Wet location LED tape Diode lighting installed in an outdoor kitchen and bar area. Design and product from Village Home Stores.

A Modular Undercabinet System:

Have you ever gone to plug in something in your kitchen and the outlet was just out of reach? Did you know we have a modular undercabinet lighting system that would allow you to pop one in right where you need it? This Legrand system of switches, outlets, lighting, charging stations, even speakers is as unique as you! All of these elements and more can be moved around as you need them. Press play below to learn more and see it in action:

What a versatile system! New features for this system are introduced all the time making it the perfect way you can keep your savvy kitchen up to date with the latest tech. We especially love how the use of this system keeps the backsplash area completely clear of any wall outlet or switch plates. That allows you a full surface to showcase the great wall surface you have selected from our store.

LED tape Diode lighting installed behind the Village Home Stores from desk sign. This low-voltage lighting is an efficient lighting solution for store signage.

We want you to love your kitchen. We hope that you think of our team and smile every time you flip on the switch and see it illuminated so well. If you have a project indoors, outdoors or even underwater our expert lighting team from Village Home Stores can help you figure out the right system and components needed for you project. Not sure what products are right for you? Questions are encouraged! Especially in this new and exciting era of connected and smart home tech for our lighting products.

We have many examples of this Diode LED system and the tracked/ modular system installed and on display in our showroom. Stop by and see us at 105 S State Street in Downtown Geneseo or call at (309) 944-1344 for an appointment. You can also start the estimating process or shoot us a quick message here at this link. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on.

Phone number for lighting store near Quad Cities. 309 944 1344 Village Home Stores