Bettendorf, IA- Dark Gray Kitchen Rich With Storage & Style

This Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen has been completely transformed from a medium oak cabinet with laminate tops…
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…to a rich look of dark gray stained cherry with sparkling tile and counters! A brand new kitchen layout has been planned to now fit a long, unique island. DuraSupreme’s flat-panel “Highland” door is in a cherry wood and the rich “Peppercorn” stain allows the woodgrain to peek through. The new cabinets stretch all the way to the ceiling with a subtle crown molding. A beveled undercabinet molding completes the look beneath the wall cabinets.
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with DuraSupreme Peppercorn Cherry cabinets and Cambria Galloway quartz. Design, materials, install, and full remodel by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Before we tour it, we should mention that this kitchen remodel in Bettendorf was finished using the Complete Project Management Program at Village Home Stores. This means that a team of experts worked together from designing, through the estimating phase and on into the scheduling and project management process. Our proven process is a system we will walk you through beginning from your very first phonecall or showroom visit. Village Home Stores are your Quad Cities regional Kitchen and Bath remodel experts. The complete Project Management Program walks you through every step of the process from start to finish. | VillageHomeStores.com

After the design phase is complete, all parties involved including the subcontractors we are hiring for your project will meet at your home before any work begins to clear up any questions they have. If you have questions about this process we have answers! Do call us anytime to chat about what our Project Management Program would mean for your own home projects. (309) 944-1344. Let’s take a tour of this week’s featured project beginning with some of the beautiful new materials selected for the kitchen.
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with KitchenAid Black Stainless and decorative metal tile above the cooktop. | VillageHomeStores.com

A striking compliment to the Peppercorn stain on the cabinetry, is a suite of appliances in KitchenAid®’s new Black Stainless Steel finish. The first in the industry to introduce this true stainless finish. The new kitchen plan removes the original peninsula and now extends the cabinetry all the way down the wall to make space for a tall cabinet fit with a combination wall oven and microwave.
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with KitchenAid Black Stainless. Appliances and full remodel by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Convection features in the oven AND microwave allow this model to function as a double oven when needed. Wall ovens are fantastic for allowing you a view into the oven without bending over. When items need attention, use the SatinGlide™ Roll-Out Extension Rack for easy access. Across the kitchen is a section of tall pantry cabinets surrounding a 5- door Black Stainless Steel refrigerator.
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with KitchenAid Black Stainless 5 door refrigerator. Appliances and full remodel by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

This French Door model includes a 3-tier freezer drawer plus two refrigerated drawers. This is a full-depth model refrigerator. Read more about the differences between full/standard depth and counter depth refrigerator in this recent blog post. With the original peninsula design out, there is now room for a kitchen island. Our designer at Village Home Stores created an island design with plenty of storage and even seating in this kitchen.
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with Cambria Quartz tops in Galloway design. Unique whistled shaped island design. | VillageHomeStores.com

A rectangle island top is extended into a rounded seating area supported by a cabinetry post beneath. The post supports the counter and allows 4-5 barstools to pull up for a comfortable casual dining space. Cambria® Quartz in the “Galloway” design ads sparkle and drama to the kitchen design. The warm grays and soft whites in this quartz allow it to be a great choice for many kitchen and bath projects.
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with DuraSupreme cabinetry in Cherry Peppercorn finish. | VillageHomeStores.com

The island support post serves double-duty as a hidden storage area. Why build an empty box of panels and trim if it can be functional too?! Speaking of creative storage, this kitchen is packed with it! When you open up your Tupperware cabinet at home are you fearful of an avalanche of lids every time? Then you need this Rev-A-Shelf® insert in your life!
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with Rev a Shelf pull out storage container organizer. | VillageHomeStores.com

This insert pulls out to access slotted spaces perfect for sorting lids and containers. Press play below to see this incredible storage solution sure to make the very top of every client’s kitchen wish list.

Another great hidden storage solution is located to the right of the gas cooktop area in the kitchen. This pullout utensil cabinet keeps any busy kitchen organized and has everything within reach! It can even remain open with the user is working at the cooktop station.A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with utensil pullout. DuraSupreme cabinetry in Cherry Peppercorn finish. | VillageHomeStores.com

Each of the metal inserts can be removed for loading, unloading, and cleaning. A special knife storage area is included. This universal knife storage area has movable flex rods that adjust to hold whatever size knives slide into it.
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with DuraSupreme cabinetry including pull out utensil organizer. | VillageHomeStores.com

Press play below to see this unique storage cabinet open up to reveal many organized zones and a knife block.

Have you ever seen a beautiful new tile backsplash that immediately looks crowded and busy because of all the outlets and switches that interrupt it? Introducing the adorne® undercabinet system by legrand®. Plenty of power, light, and innovative options that are hidden out of sight underneath your wall cabinetry.
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with legrand undercabinet lighting and outlet system. | VillageHomeStores.com

This collection can be completely customized for your lifestyle and your layout. Wish you had an outlet in a different location? No problem! This system is modular so you can move outlets and even add accessories like tablet cradles and bluetooth speakers. Like this look? Check out this other recent kitchen remodel we completed that also includes the adorn® system.
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with legrand undercabinet lighting and outlet system. Lighting and full remodel by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

The tracks are installed at the seam where your kitchen wall meets the back of your wall cabinetry. This keeps it nearly hidden from plain sight when viewed within the kitchen. With many options and accessories available, the best way to get all of your questions answered about this product is to visit our award-winning showroom at 105 S State Street in Geneseo, IL and see it installed!
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with legrand undercabinet lighting and outlet system. | VillageHomeStores.com

With the new kitchen installed came the opportunity to also put in a matching custom bench seat. A custom cushion could be made for the bench seat but this customer loves the look of the woodgrain so much they have left it uncovered. On the subject of woodgrain, note the gorgeous new flooring in this kitchen. It is actually not hardwood but instead a Luxury Vinyl Plank from our Adura line. The series is named “Ashford Walnut” and the color is “Foxwood”.
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with custom storage bench. | VillageHomeStores.com

A long hinge allows for the storage access door to be opened and left open without slamming shut. Think of all of the small and unusual spaces in your own home that could be potential storage areas. Don’t hesitate to ask about your options with Village Home Stores to help make the most of these spaces.
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with custom storage bench. Kitchen and full remodel by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Another small space that received a storage upgrade was the corner of the kitchen shown below. Added storage and a small landing space for setting down items. This angled base cabinet can be used in a number of ways in a kitchen design. Here it stands alone as a wonderful storage niche.
A Bettendorf, IA kitchen with DuraSupreme cabinetry in Cherry Peppercorn finish. | VillageHomeStores.com

Love the look of this kitchen? See an idea or storage cabinet you want to include in your own project? Pin this image right now to your Pinterest board or find the whole album of over 50 photos here on our award-winning Houzz page. There you can save images to your own ideabooks or share your wishlist items with your designer from Village Home Stores. Ready to start your own before and after story with us? Contact us today! Complete this short online form or call us at (309) 944-1344. We can’t wait to hear about your project!

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Bob Walter Homes- Stunning New Home in Rural Iowa

This week’s featured project is a brand new home built by Bob Walter Homes in rural Iowa. Bob Walter, known for a tradition of excellence, has truly built a gorgeous home! It was a huge pleasure to work with him and these clients to design and provide the cabinetry and lighting for these spaces.  We hope you enjoy taking a look around this stunning new home.

Custom kitchen cabinetry in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

A non-beaded inset cabinet with 5-piece drawer fronts in the “Fairfield” door style lines the perimeter of the kitchen in a Maple wood custom painted with a Sherwin Williams color named “Balanced Beige”. Dovetailed drawers throughout with undermounted full-extension solt-close drawer guides. The inset doors have concealed inset hinges with soft-close feature.

Custom kitchen cabinetry in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

The kitchen island is constructed of a doorstyle named “American” also inset into the faceframe. A Maple wood has been stained in a medium gray “Tarragon” finish. We love the pairing of the cabinet finishes with the varied wood tones in the floors.

Custom kitchen cabinetry in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

The kitchen is from our Custom Amish-made line of cabinetry Das Holz Haus. Located out in the beautiful plains of Illinois, this custom cabinet line is our finest available. From our designs DHH is able to create a superior product with attention every single detail. We take great pride in providing this line to our customers. Knowing they are investing in the very best available and their cabinetry is constructed as an entire project, not piece by piece. While our clients may be investing in this line for construction, what’s outside is not to go unnoticed.

Custom kitchen in Iowa in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

With DHH feeling is believing. What we mean by this is the finish of this product is something that you truly must experience in our showroom. We believe the finish of the product DHH provides for our customers is unmatched by anyone else in our region. That is why we have selected them to be a part of our product lineup at Village Home Stores. Working with a completely custom line makes spaces like this Laundry Room far easier to achieve:

Custom laundry room cabinetry in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

The same “Fairfield” doorstyle from the kitchen is repeated in the Laundry Room but this time a paint named “Knitting Needles” is applied. This space is ready to not just act as a laundry room but so much more. An incredible amount of storage throughout including a bench area with storage drawers below.

Custom laundry room cabinetry and barn doors in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

We would guess you aren’t looking at the storage drawers below now though…. how about those custom barn doors!?! If including a barn door in your space is on your wish list then don’t hesitate to discuss it with your designer at Village Home Stores. We can make your dream space a reality! We didn’t just provide expert design and custom cabinetry for this home we also provided the lighting.
Great Room lighting selections with Rustic details in a Quad Cities Area home. | VillageHomeStores.com

Including open concept layouts into new homes has made a big impact on the importance of creating a cohesive style to your home. Our new home lighting specialist works closely with you and your budget to help determine your own personal style and tastes. We carefully consider location, scale and how well fixtures near each other can compliment the overall look. The images above represent what fixtures were selected for the lighting visible throughout the Great Room space. (left) The Foyer light by DVI Lighting is in Oil Rubbed Bronze and the Dining Room lighting (center) is a series from our Kichler line that includes rustic wood details. A 15-light chandelier (right) hangs in the center of the Great Room by Feiss.

Rec Room in Iowa in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. Pool table light with pulley. | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

In the lower level of the home we provided lighting and custom cabinetry. How amazing does this farmhouse style billiard fixture look above the table!?! This 3-light fixture from our ELK line includes a centered pulley to raise and lower the unit if needed.

Custom bar area cabinetry in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. Styled by Elements Interior Design QC | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

Just beyond the billiard table is a stunning new home bar area. The “Athena” door is inset and stain in the same Maple “Tarragon” finish from the upstairs kitchen island. With closed storage and plenty of open shelves this home bar is gorgeous!

Custom bar area cabinetry in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. Styled by Elements Interior Design QC | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

This space would make even a stylish NYC bar owner jealous. The layout, the details, and the lighting all make the space so polished. Pendant lighting from our ELK line and wall sconces by Feiss complete the look. We are certainly ready to pull up a barstool.

Custom wine bar area cabinetry in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. Styled by Elements Interior Design QC | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

But if sitting at the bar isn’t your thing perhaps visiting this Wine Cellar area is? The “Leland” 3-light metal drum pendant by Uttermost is a great centerpiece to the space.

Bedroom lighting in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. Lighting by Village Home Stores Styled by Elements Interior Design QC | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

Of course all of the bedrooms need to have a stylish lighting plan in place as well. Our favorite is the Master Bedroom which includes the “Aveline” mini chandelier by Feiss. Elements Home Furnishings and Interior Design did an incredible job stylish this home. We are in awe of this completed Master Suite.

Bedroom wall sconces in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. Lighting by Village Home Stores Styled by Elements Interior Design QC | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

Two wall sconces flank a built-in bench area in the Master Bedroom. The 1-light sconces are from the same series of lighting named “Aveline” by Feiss. In fact a third light from that series is repeated above the tub in the Master Bath. Wall sconces by DVI Lighting flank the framed mirrors.

Custom Master Bath cabinetry in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

The Master Bathroom vanity area is designed using DHH’s “Villa” door in a Cherry wood. The rich, warm stain is named “Amber” and includes some distressing for added detail. There were a number of other bathrooms in this home but we did want to share some of them to give you an idea of the variety of styles we can and do see in new homes today.

Custom bathroom cabinetry in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

Gone are the days of ordering one door and finish for an entire home of cabinetry. Instead, we are excited that every space in a home is now treated as it’s own concept. The main Guest Bathroom cabinetry (above) is the same doorstyle as the kitchen. Knotty Alder wood has been stained in an “Anise” stain. A new detail to note is look closely at the corners of the cabinet doors. These doors are still inset in the faceframe but raised pegs have been added for an extra detail.

Custom bathroom cabinetry in a new home built by Bob Walter Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

That same Knotty Alder wood is repeated in the main floor hall bathroom. This time the alder is stained in a color called “Sand Keepsake” with a heavy distressing applied. Open shelves give a more furniture look to the vanities and the copper bowls on top are beautiful.

Great Room styled by Elements Interior Design QC. Lighting from Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

The lighting you select for your home becomes the “jewelry” of the entire finished look. Our lighting experts will help guide you and keep you on track for what is needed and what will work best for the space and your project’s budget. This home also includes a relaxing Outdoor Living Room space we provided lighting and fans for. These lanterns are from our Minka-Lavery line.

Inviting outdoor living room with wall sconces by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com | Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media
Photo by Andy Laake, Chipshot Media

To learn more about Bob Walter Homes and see an up to date listing of properties and communities available visit their website here at this link. We are so thankful that Bob Walter Homes partners with Village Home Stores on projects like this home. It was an absolute pleasure to design this home and all of the spaces within it. Our thanks to Elements Home Furnishings & Interior Design for doing an outstanding job of styling this home. Find out more about Elements here on their site and be sure to follow them on their Social Media sites for great style inspiration. If you are ready to start the conversation about your project with Village Home Stores contact us today by completing this short online form or calling us at (309) 944-1344. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on.
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Aspen Homes- Baths, Laundry and Lighting Complete The Home

Village Home Stores isn’t just beautiful kitchen designs. We also have products and services for the rest of the rooms throughout your home. Today let’s take a tour of some of the other areas of this Apsen Homes LLC parade home beginning in the Master Bathroom.
Master Bathroom cabinetry in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

Far atop the wishlists of most of our clients… storage! This is the case in a kitchen and especially in a bathroom. With medicine cabinets becoming a thing of the past, framed mirrors offer style but no storage. The vanity area in a bathroom is where a designer must get creative to add as much storage as possible without overcrowding the area.
Master Bathroom cabinetry in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

Dividing the space between the two vanity sinks is a tall wall cabinet with a single drawer. These 12″ deep cabinets can accommodate a LOT of items within. Plenty of counter space is still surrounding the area and now storage is right within reach without even bending down to reach it!
Master Bathroom cabinetry in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The vanity includes two sink base cabinets and a large stack of drawers at the center. Cabinetry in the Master Bath is from our Koch Classic line in the “Legacy” door and Cherry wood stained the same “Stone” stain as the kitchen.  A Black accent glaze has been applied to highlight the details of the doors and drawerfronts.  The double-bowl vanity top is an Engineered Quartz.
Master Bathroom quartz top in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

Klondike’s “Calcutta Gold” quartz spreads the full width of the vanity with a backsplash and end splashes applied. Rectangle vanity sinks have been undermounted to the quartz and 8″ cc faucets in a bright polished chrome complete the look.  Two of the other bathrooms include a cultured marble vanity top. Cultured marble is a term for a molded top that includes an integrated vanity sink when it is made.
Onyx Collection vanity top with integrated bowl in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

These tops are made in the U.S.A. from our Onyx Collection line. Standard sizes or custom, Onyx can make a top for your project. The look of cultured marble has changed dramatically over the years. What used to be a glossy, marbled look is now sleek and modern. Faux granites have replaced marbles and solid, matte finish tops like these are a classic choice.
Onyx Collection vanity top with integrated bowl in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The “Matte White” finish from the Onyx Collection with wave bowls look classic and are a fantastic value for the price. The Matte finish from Onyx is also repairable if scratched! Contact our store for a quote on this wonderful product for your bathroom vanity or shower. Laundry in this new home is located right off of the kitchen.
Whirlpool front-load laundry pair in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

A new Whirlpool® front-load washer and dryer include convienent features for a busy family like the 12 hour FanFresh® option. This option keeps items fresh in the washer for up to 12 hours after the wash cycle has ended. A built-in fan begins after the wash cycle is over, tumbling clothes so you can move them over to the dryer whenever you are ready.Minka fan in a Bettendorf, IA great room. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.comAlso within reach of the kitchen is a living room space as part of the great room. The ceiling treatment in this room is breathtaking. A large fan from our Minka Aire line is a rich contrast to the white on white grid pattern of the ceiling. Our best selling fan for new homes is our “Mojo” fan from the same brand. Here it is in an adorably staged bedroom in this parade home.Minka Mojo fan in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.comWe blogged a few days ago with the tour of the kitchen in this same home. See this blog tour here at this link. The lantern-style lights that hang above the island are gorgeous. They are typically the style and size you may see in hung in the foyer of a home. The foyer light that was selected for this home also has a lantern shape and it is a knockout! Capital light fixture in a Bettendorf, IL home. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

This 6-light fixture from Capital Lighting has style and sophistication. An oval within a rectangle  box and a 6-light candelabra in the center. The ovals seem to be “fastened” with a gold band to the rectangles. We also love the seeded glass Kichler light fixture selected for the home office. Seeded glass detail of Kichler fixture in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

What a stunning home included in the QCBR Parade of Homes this past Spring! See the full album of photos from this home here over on our Houzz page. There you will also find images from the gorgeous kitchen. Learn more about Aspen Homes LLC here at their website. Plus be sure to follow them on Instagram for updates and project behind-the-scenes. Ready to start the conversation about your own project? Contact us today to get started. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on! 3099441344 (2)

Heartland Builders- A New Home With Contemporary Details

Village Home Stores has the great privilege to design so many incredible kitchens in a year. Lifestyle magazines, the internet, and apps like Pinterest and Houzz have revolutionized how our customers are able to narrow down their own personal styles. Because these platforms can showcase that every project can be different from the next, our own clients are beginning to embrace a very important revelation in 2017: you don’t have to do whatever your neighbor is doing. It is your home, make it reflect you! Even in the category of New Construction homes we still can say that every single home is different from the next. Take for example, this new Colona, IL home completed by Heartland Builders:
Contemporary style kitchen in a home by Heartland Builders including black painted Koch cabinets and quartz counters. | VillageHomeStores.com

We have shared countless white painted kitchens here on the blog but this space is a refreshing contrast. Black painted cabinetry from our Koch Classic line has been installed in the full-overlay “Savannah” door. An L-shaped layout is met in the corner with a pantry and a bat-wing shaped kitchen island angles in towards the kitchen. Seating for 4 surrounds the kitchen island.
Contemporary style kitchen in a home by Heartland Builders including Stainless Maytag Appliances. | VillageHomeStores.com

The kitchen sink is in the very center of the island and a bar-height top blocks view into the sink from the Living Room area. Quartz tops in the “Fossil Grey” color are installed in a standard Eased edge profile. This new Maytag® french door refrigerator includes the easy-to-clean, Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel finish. The refrigerator caps the end of the kitchen area and in a small niche for the Great Room a bar area has been installed.
Bar area in kitchen including Danby glass-front beverage cooler. | VillageHomeStores.com

This space is stylish and convenient when entertaining. A glass-front beverage cooler from our Danby® line frees up space in the main refrigerator and allows hosts and guest easy access to beverages. Our Diode LED undercabinet lighting perfectly illuminates the American Olean “Appeal” glass mosaic backsplash.  This bar area has been tiled completely in the “Transcendent” mosaic. As mentioned before, the appliance package in this new home is by Maytag®.  Maytag is dependable and has the warranty to back that statement up! Each of the new Maytag® appliances in this space comes with a 10 year limited parts warranty on the main components of the unit. Stop by or call our expert appliance team at (309) 944-1344 to learn more about this warranty exclusive to Maytag®.
Contemporary style kitchen in a home by Heartland Builders including Stainless Maytag Appliances. | VillageHomeStores.com

The appliances include the french door refrigerator, top-control dishwasher, microwave hood, and convection gas range. Each with their own 10 year limited parts warranty and in the Fingerprint Resistant Stainless finish. We love the look of the commercial-style hardware on the handles and knobs in this sleek space.
Contemporary style kitchen in a home by Heartland Builders including Stainless Maytag Appliances. | VillageHomeStores.com

This kitchen has been installed within a great room that includes a living room area and dining space. The same Luxury Vinyl Tile has been installed throughout the foyer, great room, kitchen, pantry, dinette, hall, mud room, and laundry. This LVT is the “Meridain” series from our Adura click-together line in the “Steel” color. The perfect neutral sleek and stylish platform for this Contemporary styled space.
Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring by Adura in a home by Heartland Builders. | VillageHomeStores.com

The lighting selections for this home are fantastic and each can stand alone as a very unique art piece! Four elongated LED pendants hang above the kitchen island. These pendants from our Kuzco line are in the Satin Nickel finish. Sometimes a big design impact can be made with a low-profile item. These long, narrow fixtures are a great example. They almost create columns to the island but are easy to see past and around in the open space.
Modern and Contemporary lighting by Village Home Stores in a Heartland Builders kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

A 4-light chandelier hangs in the dinette area. This light is named “Coddington” and is from our Feiss line. Talk about sculptural! We are reminded of the balance and shapes of an Alexander Calder mobile when seeing this light.
4 light Coddington chandelier by Feiss in a home by Heartland Builders. | VillageHomeStores.com

In the great room space a large 60″ ceiling fan is stunning! This fan is named “Proxima” and is from our Quorum line. The Satin Nickel finish is a perfect choice in this completed space. When turned on, it provides a lot of air flow and when the fan is turned off, it has an almost sculptural look.
Modern ceiling fan in a home by Heartland Builders including Quorum Proxima 60" ceiling fan. | VillageHomeStores.com

That corner pantry may look large enough, but open the doors and you will find that this is just a pantry front. This cabinet walk-through pantry front leads to a large walk-in pantry area. There is plenty of style AND storage in this space. New homes like this tend to have an “Open Concept” to the spaces but you need to plan for including plenty of storage options concealed from that “open” area. This walk-in pantry if perfect for food storage but also can be great for  other bulk household items.
Contemporary style kitchen in a home by Heartland Builders including a walk-through pantry front. | VillageHomeStores.com

Are you planing on building a new home soon? Perhaps considering remodeling the one that you are in? No matter what your project or budget is, we are excited to hear about it! Our award-winning team will help you determine your own personal style and create a complete design with you that reflects you and your tastes. Learn more about Heartland Builders here and be sure to reach out to us with any questions about what you have seen or read here. See the full album of photos from this project over on our award-winning Houzz page here.
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Aspen Homes- Tastefully On Trend Meets Timeless

Many times customers are hesitant to embrace something labeled as a “trend” because they fear the look will be dated so quickly. The truth is in our industry…trends aren’t just a flash in the pan. Ever. For design choices like Gray Stains or Black Accents, these “trends” are long-term. Once you begin to see certain trends appear on magazine covers and in spaces on your favorite TV shows, the industry has committed to the concept. This latest project we completed with Aspen Homes LLC is so gorgeous we barely know where to begin the tour!  As we show you around the space we will pay attention to key trends at work in the kitchen:

Black Details And Accents In The Kitchen:

Kitchen with black window accent. Design and materials from Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

We love the black trim detail added to this Bettendorf, IA home. A farmhouse sink sits beneath three windows on one wall of the kitchen design. These three black windows add style and visual rhythm to the space. The two “Wadsworth” pendants that hang above the kitchen island are from our Hudson Valley line. Selecting the perfect lighting for your overall look is so important. The kitchen island pendants in this home are the perfect example of what we mean.

“Both the sconces and the island pendants get a lot of attention. I’m glad I took a risk with those pendants because they seem to tie it all together and ground a space filled with so much white.” -homeowner

That quote from the homeowner says it all! They truly do complete the entire design. The black accent, the shape, the brass, the circle element (see the barn door below), it is all perfection! A pendant like that in a catalog or our showroom may seem like a bold statement but our lighting team works hard with our clients to select fixtures perfect for their space. A statement may seem a bit out of your comfort level at the time but the impact will be great!

Introduce Gold Accents:

Between the windows hang “Margeaux” wall sconces from our Hinkley line. The “Vintage Brass” finish on the sconces is repeated in the kitchen cabinet hardware and accents on the island pendant lights. You do not have to go “all in” on this Gold Accent trend. Just introducing a few locations for it is great! New Traditional style is all about balancing old looks with new materials. In some cases New Traditional blends old finishes with new shapes and styles. Mixing metal finishes can look great when executed correctly and our team is here to help you find the perfect balance.

Large kitchen hood idea. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

Soften The Look With Matte Finishes:

A great way to make a space more welcoming and less “cold” is to use softer, more matte finishes. Even a cold, hard material like granite can seem more approachable. In this case, a Granite named “Black Pearl” has been installed as the perimeter countertop material. Instead of a high-polished and reflective finish, the “Brushed” finish is used. The result: and Old World look almost like that of a soapstone countertop. The island countertop is from our Cambria Quartz line in their “Summerhill” design. Summerhill blends all of the surrounding colors together perfectly and offers up a natural stone veining look that adds character to the island.
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Want a cabinet style and finish that is truly timeless? If you look at some of your own favorite kitchen spaces saved to your Pinterest or Houzz accounts is the common denominator perhaps a white painted cabinet? A flat-panel doorstyle in a white paint is as timeless of a cabinet commitment you can make. This kitchen has been installed in the “Savannah” door from our Koch Classic line. Chances are if you are drawn to the look of a white painted cabinet, you are also looking at Subway tile. This kitchen takes that classic subway tile and installs it all the way to the ceiling:

Subway tile all the way to the ceiling in a Bettendorf, IA kitchen designed by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

“It’s funny how many people love that the subway tile is taken to the ceiling. It was a simple addition that makes it all feel more special.” -homeowner

White painted flat-panel cabinetry and subway tile. We are giving you the definite green light for that winning combination! Again, these are classic and timeless selections you can make for your overall permanent investment. If 15 years from now you wanted to give this kitchen a new look, the entire kitchen may not need to come out to get that “new” update.

Showcase Your Workspace:

If you are going to invest in a great space to prepare meals, why not shine the spotlight on your busiest area? Cooking zones are where all the activity happens so why not make them the focal point of the space? Kitchens are no longer hidden in the back corner of a home. They have become the very center of all activity throughout your day. In this kitchen a unique hood design makes a statement of its own on the range wall. This custom wood hood aligns with the angle of the kitchen ceiling. A custom hood insert and 1200 CFM blower are fit on the interior of the hood. A clean hood design with a contrasting band of wood at the base completes the look. Below that hood is an envy-worthy 48″ wide range:

48 inch KitchenAid dual fuel range. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

This KitchenAid® Dual Fuel, commercial-style range has 6 gas burners and a chrome electric griddle. The griddle provides exceptional cooking performance and features an easy-to-clean surface. Why Dual Fuel? This range combines the precise control of a gas cooking surface with an electric oven. In the culinary world even the most demanding of cooks can agree that dual fuel is the “best of both worlds” situation for a range. Immediate control for the cooktop and consistent baking, roasting, and broiling in the oven.

Photo courtesy of KitchenAid®
Photo courtesy of KitchenAid®

EvenHeat™ True Convection in the ovens provide consistent heating and even cooking on all racks. Convection helps ensure no burnt edges or undercooked centers and with EasyConvect™ Conversion, it is so easy to use these features. This range combines two ovens for a total of 6.3 cu. ft. of capacity. Shop appliances here or visit our store for an award-winning customer experience and a Low Price Guarantee on home appliances!

Warm Gray Stains:

Gray stains aren’t just still “in style”, they are growing and growing in popularity! Each of our cabinet lines have invested in continuing to add gray stains to their finish options. Grays have started to trend toward the warmer look. Warm grays blend well with other wood finishes and paints.

Kitchen with design and materials from Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

In this kitchen a tall pantry cabinet with drawers is finished in a contrasting gray stain named “Stone”. The same Savannah Doorstyle used in the main kitchen is a Cherry wood on the pantry cabinet. Cherry offers a warm and rich woodgrain for the “Stone” stain. We love the use of a contrasting cabinet finish in an unexpected application. We have come to expect the kitchen island, or perhaps a hood to have a contrast finish. Here the location gives the tall cabinet almost the look of a freestanding furniture piece.

Kitchen with design and materials from Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

This layout also provides the illusion of two kitchen islands. A peninsula runs parallel to the kitchen island. It is always exciting to work with Aspen Homes on a project because they come to us with so many great ideas and enthusiastic clients. Looking to build a new home or remodel the one your are in? Village Home Stores is your expert Kitchen and Bath destination. We build a team specific to your project’s needs and help make the process as easy and as fun as possible for you.

Kitchen with design and materials from Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

You can find out more information on what you can expect when working with Aspen Homes and Village Home Stores here on a previous post. We are thrilled to welcome Aspen to Instagram in 2017! Give their page a follow to see the beautiful spaces they are working on in the Quad Cities Region. While you are there, find the Village Home Stores Instagram page as well. We love sharing beautiful spaces and behind-the-scenes coverage of what our store is working on day to day. Ready to start the conversation about your own project? Your first step is to reach out to our team. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on!
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