New Home Built in Milan, IL With White and Gray Kitchen

We know that your attention is elsewhere online right now, but we wanted to offer you a bit of an escape from COVID 19 updates. Take a break, wash your hands, and tour this inspiring space we finished recently in Milan, IL. The start of Spring means we can look forward to seeing green things sprouting up outside soon and more and more new homes being built in the Quad Cities area! We love sharing remodel stories with you here on the blog, but we also love featuring stylish new homes we have contributed to. This Milan, IL home was built by Hazelwood Homes and includes design and select materials from Village Home Stores. Take a look at this dream kitchen!

Kitchen with wood beam and painted and glazed cabinetry.
Milan, IL kitchen with wood beam and painted and glazed cabinetry. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

A classic kitchen layout and material selections make this kitchen design both stylish and timeless. Kitchen cabinets from our Koch Express line are installed in the “Lexington” door and a “White” paint is applied to the main cabinetry. The bestselling light gray “Fog” paint is applied to the island cabinetry. To draw attention to the routed details of the cabinet doors and drawer-fronts, a “Black Trace” line is applied at all edges to really make the details of the doors stand out.

Whirlpool gas range and chimney hood with tile backsplash behind.
Milan, IL kitchen with Whirlpool front control gas range and chimney style hood. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

A Stainless Steel appliance suite from Village Home Stores is ready to get this kitchen ready for meals of any size. The all star of this appliance lineup is the Front Control Gas Range at the center of the kitchen layout. This range includes a gas cooktop with 5 burners and EZ-2-Lift™ Hinged Cast-Iron Grates for quick clean up. Speaking of cleanup, the 5.8 cu.ft. capacity convection oven cleans up odor-free without using harsh chemicals in only 50 minutes. AquaLift® self-cleaning technology uses only water and low heat to help remove baked-on foods from the bottom of the oven. To ventilate this cooking hub, we have specified a 400 CFM wall mount range hood.

Milan, IL kitchen with Whirlpool appliances and painted and glazed Koch cabinetry.
Milan, IL kitchen with Whirlpool appliances and painted and glazed Koch cabinetry. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

With a decorative hood above the cooktop, we needed a secondary location for a microwave. Most of our customer prefer to keep their microwave off of the kitchen countertop and Sharp has a wonderful solution for that! The Over-the Counter microwave has a 1.5 cu.ft. capacity and the design provides a wide range of options for placement. It works with standard cabinet sizes and does not require a built-in kit or shelf for installation. Perfect above a coffee station, it even has task lighting underneath.

Milan, IL kitchen with Stainless Steel Sharp over the counter microwave.
Milan, IL kitchen with Sharp over the counter microwave. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

Not sure what style of microwave or hood is right for your home? No problem! Our team at Village Home Stores is ready to assist you in space planning your kitchen layout and can even introduce you to an appliance expert in our showroom who can help find the perfect kitchen appliances to fit you layout, lifestyle, and budget. We also can introduce you to experts in all of the departments in our store. We are your locally-owned one stop shop for all things home. Bring in a print for your new home and a member of our expert lighting team will sit down with you to build a light list of what is needed for your project. We can help you determine your personal style and how we can create a whole home lighting order that suits your style and budget.

Kichler Brinley pendant jar light in a Milan, IL new build home.
Kichler Brinley pendant jar light in a Milan, IL new build home. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

Lighting for your new home isn’t just a dining room chandelier and fun kitchen pendants. Our customers find that we offer a wide selection of all categories of products at competitive lighting prices. That means we can also provide you with exterior lighting, closet and utility lights, undercabinet lighting products, ceiling fans, and more. Mixing woods, finishes, and metals is the new normal and our expert lighting team is here to help you put together a collective plan for your home that compliments your style. We love the look of this 60″ Kichler Ashbyn ceiling fan used the the great room of this home (see below). A stained wooden beam and gray weathered finish blades. Two rustic-inspired finishes paired together and it works so well.

Kichler Ashbyrn ceiling fan on a beam in Milan, IL new build home.
Kichler Ashbyrn ceiling fan on a beam in Milan, IL new build home. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

Of course the more you purchase from Village Home Stores, the more you can bundle together and earn FREE lighting for your home. Find more info about our lighting department, a link to shop online, and details on this bundle program here on the Village Home Stores website. We also offer flooring and wall tile surfaces at Village. This Milan, IL home includes multiple rooms with our bestselling “LVP” (Luxury Vinyl Plank) flooring product COREtec. This is the Contempo Oak series of COREtec HD Plus in the “Dusk” color. This floating floor product is so incredible. A perfect choice for households with heavy traffic, pets, kids, everyone! If you want a durable a stylish surface for your home flooring you need to come in and see the many options you have with our COREtec products.

Milan, IL home with COREtec LVP in the warm gray Contempo Oak Dusk color.
Milan, IL home with COREtec LVP in the Contempo Oak Dusk color. Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

The laundry in this home was featured last week in our blog of Top 5 Appliances on the Showroom Floor With Sanitize Features. It boasts a large capacity and the mentioned sanitize features but also so much more! You can learn more about and even purchase this laundry pair here on our website. There you can get a full product tour including videos. 5.0 cu. ft. of space in a washer is a game changer for many households. That’s enough space to clean 31 towels at once!

Milan, IL laundry room with smart connected Maytag laundry pair in Metallic Slate finish.
Milan, IL laundry room with smart connected Maytag laundry pair in Metallic Slate finish.

This laundry pair s also a Smart Capable appliance. For those who think “I don’t need a smart appliance in my laundry room” we ask, do any of these features seem appealing?

  • Assign a Task- You can handle laundry day as a household from anywhere by assigning tasks to family members (like transferring a load to the dryer) through customized text messages.
  • Troubleshoot An Issue- Don’t tell Jeff or David on our service team this, but you can troubleshoot select issues without a service call. The app can send notifications of appliance error codes and help you diagnose the error and even send you videos of select issues to walk you through steps to solve the problem.
  • Schedule You Wash Cycle – Don’t wait around to transfer your clothes from the washer to the dryer. If you know when you will be ready to switch from the washer to the dryer, schedule a start time so your clothes are ready for the dryer on your terms.
Milan, IL laundry room with drop zone bench.
Milan, IL laundry room with drop zone bench. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

Ready to start designing your own dream home spaces with us? We are too! No matter if you are just replacing your countertops, want a full remodel, or building a new home, you first step is the same. Just reach out to our team. We have a process in place for projects of all sizes. Did you know that you can text with Village staff through our website? Just head here to villagehomestores.com and enter your contact info to be able to connect with our team. From our homes to yours, we hope that everyone is safe and healthy. Since 1984, our business will be here for you.

New Home in Geneseo, IL With White and Gray Finishes

This week’s project feature is a new home that was just completed in Geneseo, IL built by Bob Johnson Construction. We love the classic look of a white painted kitchen cabinet. The kitchen in this home includes our Koch Classic Cabinetry line in the Prairie doorstyle and painted “White” finish on the perimeter. The kitchen island is installed in the same doorstyle but finished in a gray paint color named “Fog”. The kitchen cabinetry stretches all the way to the ceiling and leaves just enough space for a stylish stacked crown molding to be applied.

Geneseo kitchen with Koch cabinetry, Kichler lighting, Whirlpool appliances, and Calacatta Laza quartz countertops. Kitchen design and products from Village Home Stores for Bob Johnson Construction.
Geneseo kitchen with Koch cabinetry, Kichler lighting, Whirlpool appliances, and Calacatta Laza quartz countertops.

The Stainless Steel appliance package from Whirlpool is packed with great features. The cooking wall includes a front control gas range with convection and a microwave hood above it. The convection oven has a “Rapid Preheat” feature that uses all of the elements and a rear fan to preheat the oven 20% faster. This new front-control range design gives you a sleek and custom look without needing a special size or opening. Fitting in any standard 30″ wide opening, you can replace your existing electric or gas range with this look that removes the tall control area on the back wall. Now your entire backsplash can show off.

Whirlpool gas range and microwave hood in a Geneseo IL home built by Bob Johnson Construction with design and products from Village Home Stores.
Whirlpool gas range and microwave hood in a Geneseo IL home built by Bob Johnson Construction with design and products from Village Home Stores.

And speaking of backsplashes, check out this fun take on the Subway tile look: elongated tiles! These 3″ x 12″ tiles are from our Midwest Tile line in the New Yorker series and “Bright White” color. The cooktop on this Whirlpool range has an oval shaped 5th burner at the center making it perfect for griddles and large cookware. Cleanup of the cooktop is so easy with the EZ-2-Lift™ hinged cast-iron grates. The hinged design allows you to wipe up under them without removing them entirely. Shop this range and more great Whirlpool appliances at our Local low Price Guaranteed here on our website.

Whirlpool gas cooktop range in a Geneseo IL home built by Bob Johnson Construction with design and products from Village Home Stores.
Whirlpool gas cooktop range in a Geneseo IL home.

The refrigerator wall of the kitchen design includes a fingerprint-resistant finish Stainless Steel refrigerator. This builder was able to include a planned niche space in the wall to recess the refrigerator and allow the customer to purchase a standard, full-depth model. Not every kitchen design demands the flush style of a counter-depth model, but every design certainly looks cleaner with it.

Whirlpool Stainless french door refrigerator in a Geneseo IL home built by Bob Johnson Construction with design and products from Village Home Stores.
Whirlpool Stainless french door refrigerator in a Geneseo IL home.

Curious about how the depth of your refrigerator may change the look of your kitchen design? Check out this ideabook on our houzz page that is a collection of full-depth and counter-depth models installed in completed kitchens. We love the shallow landing space that was created on the right side of the refrigerator. This narrow cabinet area helps to give the refrigerator wall a built in look and provides a great landing space for mail, keys, and phones. This kitchen opens up to a dining space as well as a living room.

Geneseo open concept kitchen design and products from Village Home Stores for Bob Johnson Construction.
Geneseo open concept kitchen design and products from Village Home Stores for Bob Johnson Construction.

The dining table just off of the kitchen can comfortably seat a large crowd for a meal, but the island also has seating which can be a great casual place to grab a seat. Counter-height seating continues to be the trend for kitchen island designs. Bar heights can be uncomfortable for longer periods of time and difficult to use for families with small children. With the kitchen sink at the center of the island top, the overhang end can become a wonderful and large work surface when needed. Many of our clients work from home and prefer the option of a desk area in the heart of the home. Gone are the days of having that kitchen desk facing a wall. In this design you can plug a laptop or tablet right into the end of the island and soak in all this amazing sunlight and open space.

White and gray Fog painted kitchen with Koch cabinetry and Calacatta Laza quartz countertop surfaces. Kitchen design by Rachel Tingley and products from Village Home Stores.
White and Fog painted kitchen with Koch cabinetry and Calacatta Laza quartz countertop surfaces.

When you build a new home there are so many decisions to be made and products to be selected. It can be very overwhelming to take on every choice and checklist yourself. That is why we have a full team that can assemble for you with experts from each department in our store. Village Home Stores truly is your one stop shop for new home and remodeling customers. In this home we provided cabinetry, countertops, flooring, wall tile, lighting, window treatments, and appliances.

White and gray painted kitchen with Koch cabinetry, Whirlpool appliances, and Calacatta Laza quartz countertops. Kitchen design by Rachel Tingley and products from Village Home Stores.
Kichler lighting in dinette and above kitchen island in a Geneseo, IL home.

The lighting selected for the great room kitchen, dining space, and front entry are all from our Kichler line. The seedy glass adds a fun texture and keeps the overall look light and bright. We supplied lighting for inside and outside of this Geneseo home. If you are in need of a single light for your home or an entire new home of lighting, our experts can help you select the lights perfect for your style, size of space, and budget. Shop our lighting online anytime here at villagehomestores.com.

Custom window blinds in a Geneseo IL home from Village Home Stores.
Custom window blinds in a Geneseo IL home from Village Home Stores.

We also installed window shades and blinds throughout this new home. Our custom window shades and blinds department has really become a great option for our customers. We have competitive prices, amazing selections, and our own expert installers to help you get the stylish look and privacy you need for your home. Contact us today for a quote. The main flooring surface in the foyer, great room, dining room, kitchen, hallway, pantry, laundry room, and office are all a luxury vinyl plank.

Luxury vinyl plank flooring installed in a Geneseo, IL home. Design and products from Village Home Stores for Bob Johnson Construction.
Luxury vinyl plank flooring installed in a Geneseo, IL home.

This is the Lux Haus II series from our Triumph line and the color is “Belvoir”. This vinyl flooring product is amazing because it is waterproof, pet-friendly, scratch-resistant, and can be installed above an existing floor. The planks are cork-backed which means that it helps to insulate your floors and reduce noises. This product comes in a variety of wood looks and finishes. Like most new home plans we see, the laundry room is right within reach of the main hub of the home.

Maytag front load laundry pair in a Geneseo IL home built by Bob Johnson Construction with design and products from Village Home Stores.
Maytag front load laundry pair in a Geneseo IL home.

In this laundry we installed our Koch Express line in the Camden door and same “Fog” paint used as an accent cabinet in the nearby kitchen. A front-load Maytag laundry pair is ready to tackle the toughest loads of laundry. The most powerful cleaning in the industry with great features like quick wash and sanitize cycles. It also has a 16 Hr Fresh Hold® Option that keeps clean clothes smelling fresh in the washer with an internal fan and intermittent tumbling that circulate air through clothes for up to 16 hours after the wash cycle ends. The guest bathroom vanity (shown below) is the same style as the laundry cabinets. A stylish and seamless double vanity top from our Onyx Collection line is in the “Dove” color.

Bathroom double vanity cabinet and Onyx top. Design and products from Village Home Stores for Bob Johnson Construction.
Bathroom double vanity cabinet and Onyx top.

In the master bathroom we returned to the same cabinet door and finish from the kitchen. A tall linen cabinet offers up a lot of great storage and a separation between the sinks. The vanity tops in this bathroom are also from our Onyx Collection line. This time in the “Cloud” color with a matching walk-in shower system in the same product.

Master bathroom double vanity cabinet layout with tall linen cabinets. Design and products from Village Home Stores for Bob Johnson Construction.
Master bathroom double vanity cabinet layout with tall linen cabinets.

Curious about a molded shower product for your bathroom? Check out this Onyx Collection cultured marble shower with custom wall panels, trim, shelves, corner seat, and window frame! This product is very easy to clean and looks great! Here we includes a low profile curb base on the custom shower pan. Shown in this Quad Cities area home in the Cloud gloss finish with no shower door application. Contact the bathroom design experts at Village Home Stores for a bid on this product made in the USA.

Are you building or remodeling a home in our region soon? Village Home Stores would be honored to provide you with an expert design and quality products for your home. We can help as little or as much as you need. Your first step is just to reach out to our team. Our showroom is located at 105 S State Street in Geneseo, IL across from Geneseo Brewing Company. You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or complete this short online form and a member of our team will be in touch soon after. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on.

Clean and White Laundry Room and Master Bath Inspo!

We all fell in love with the kitchen feature from this home a few weeks ago, and now we wanted to give you a peek at the laundry and master bath as well. Nothing inspires crisp clean laundry days quite like a bright white laundry room. This Bettendorf, Iowa home includes a dream laundry space with cabinetry from our Koch Classic line. The clean lines of the Bristol door are painted in an “Ivory White” finish.

Laundry room wall cabinets and clothes rod for air drying items. Trimmed out with top shelf and crown molding.
Laundry room wall cabinets and clothes rod for air drying items. Trimmed out with top shelf and crown molding.

With a laundry space like this, we wouldn’t mind laundry duty! Natural light pours in from a window on the end and a single-wall layout of cabinetry and counter space extends most of the length of the room. Many new and remodel projects we work on have the laundry located near the main living spaces of the home. Gone are the days of descending down into a basement or a closet to do the laundry. Now our customers seek a centrally-located laundry area that can make keeping up with laundry tasks more enjoyable and accessible.

Laundry room cabinets with quartz counters and front load Maytag Laundry.
Laundry room cabinets with quartz counters and front load Maytag Laundry.

A folding counter is included with space below for laundry basket storage. We love the use of a rolling laundry cart here for style and function. This cart can be rolled right up to the front-load machines. The counter surface in this laundry room is an engineered quartz named “Fossil Gray”. Quartz is a durable and sleek surface ideal for a laundry/utility space like this on the main level of a home. This laundry sink and countertop is ready for any task messy or clean.

Laundry room with quartz counters and rolling laundry bin cart.
Laundry room with quartz counters and rolling laundry bin cart.

If your laundry room design has room for it, we always prefer to include a sink in the layout. Having a sink like this (see below) can let you soak and rinse items and also gives you a place to wash your hands. Because these counters are a quartz surface, we were able to include an under-mounted sink. Now the countertop can be wiped clean easily. The faucet for this sink is mounted on a specific area of the sink layout. Your designer from Village Home Stores will partner with our stone fabrication team to make sure the correct sink and faucet information gets included in the fabrication and installation of your top.

Laundry room sink installed into Fossil Gray quartz counters.
Laundry room sink installed into Fossil Gray quartz counters.

Not every item you wash ends up in the dryer. In fact, the newer high-efficiency model washers spin out so well that most items can avoid a heated dry cycle altogether with a little hanging time. This laundry room layout includes a stylish hanging rod above the folding and sink countertop. The builder installed a shelf and trimmed it out with the crown molding. The look is very nice and certainly beats the look of a last-minute clothes rod install.

Laundry room hanging rod for air drying items. Trimmed out with top shelf and crown molding.
Laundry room hanging rod for air drying items. Trimmed out with top shelf and crown molding.

So what’s new in Maytag laundry? Well a LOT! We have seen so much change in the last decade with features, finishes, water use, and more. Top-load and front-load laundry models are now fit with so many great features and Maytag offers a wide range of price-points and capacity for your household. Plus every Maytag washing machine comes with a 10 Year Warranty on the motor and wash basket! Maytag laundry products are proudly made in the USA. Washing machines are made in Clyde, Ohio and Maytag Dryers are made in Marion, Ohio.

Laundry room with white cabinets, Maytag front load laundry, and quartz counters.
Laundry room with white cabinets, Maytag front load laundry, and quartz counters.

Maytag has become well known for building dependable, high-performance machines. Of course new features like pre-loaded detergent options, and smart connected features are great. But rest assured that the focus of anything new coming out of those Ohio factories is being built to perform well and last as long as possible. Ask our expert appliance team about the difference between top load and front load washing and what models may be best for your household.

Maytag Extra Power button now available on many Maytag Laundry machines.
Want to know what Maytag laundry features are new an exciting? Ask the Quad Cities Regional appliance experts at Village Home Stores!

To see more of this laundry room visit the project here on our Houzz page. We also designed a serene and stylish master bathroom in this Bettendorf home. The same Bristol door and “Ivory” paint was used for the cabinetry. Our designer laid out a pattern of drawer bases and sink bases to fill this vanity wall with storage and two vanity sinks.

Master Bathroom with heated tile floors, white cabinets, and custom tiled shower.
Master Bathroom with heated tile floors, white cabinets, and custom tiled shower.

Across from the vanity wall is a custom tiled shower and stylish tub. Calacatta tile in a variety of sizes and shapes make up the floor and wall surfaces in this space. The best feature of this tile is one you can’t see. These tile floors have a Schluter Ditra-Heat system installed beneath them. And what’s better than heated tile floors? Heated tile floors on a timer so they are all ready for you in the morning!

Master Bathroom with heated tile floors, light above tub, and custom tiled shower.
Master Bathroom with heated tile floors, light above tub, and custom tiled shower.

Marble look engineered quartz tops in the “Calacatta Verona” design will look great for many years to come as the vanity tops. Quartz surfaces clean up easy give the look of a marble in a nonporous surface. Two rectangle undermount vanity sinks are installed in this master bath and a backsplash and two end splashes complete the look.

Master Bathroom vanity with white cabinets and Calacatta Verona quartz counters. Design and materials by Village Home Stores in a Bettendorf, Iowa home.
Master Bathroom vanity with white cabinets and Calacatta Verona quartz counters.

Ready to talk to someone at Village Home Stores about our own laundry or master bathroom design? We are excited to hear from you! If you need help designing a space for your new or existing home we are your expert team! Your first step is to just reach out and learn more about our store and our process. You can find us at 105 S State Street in Geneseo, IL and call us at 309 944 1344. Learn more about us and all of the many departments you can shop under one roof at villagehomestores.com.

Gray Stained Hickory Home Bar With Matte Black Counters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ivory White Kitchen With Black Accents and Viking Appliances

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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