This weekend is your final chance to tour the QCBR Spring Parade of Homes listings. We have another peek for you inside one of the properties we had the pleasure of partnering on. This Home in Bettendorf, Iowa from McCoy homes is on trend AND on the market! We love the uniqueness of this home and you will too. Here are a few sneak peeks at it online but you really do need to see it in person this Saturday or Sunday!
Open concept kitchens are the desire for most of our remodel customers. For our new home customers, its is pretty much expected on a print. We 100% understand the appeal of having a home’s kitchen, dining, and living room spaces all sharing the same look feel, and space. The kitchen is no longer the “hub” of the home. In today’s mobile and connected culture, the “hub” is wherever you are at the time. Kitchens and dining spaces are not just for cooking and nosh! They are for entertaining, homework, working from home, and more!
We absolutely love the flow of this open concept kitchen! Village Home Stores provided the cabinetry, countertops, and appliances for this stylish home. White painted cabinetry from our Koch Classic line in the Bristol door is painted with a “white” finish on the perimeter and island. The range wall is the focal point of the design. A symmetrical layout of base cabinets and wall cabinets frame in the unique wood hood with a 390 CFMs blower insert and a unique kitchen tile backsplash.
While the surfaces and layout may grab your attention at first, don’t overlook that Stainless Steel range at the center of the wall. This front-control gas range has cast-iron grates that extend across the entire cooktop, giving you the flexibility to place pots and pans anywhere during the cooking process. Plus skip preheating for frozen favorites like pizza and lasagna with Frozen Bake™ technology!
The kitchen island shape is unique and angled like many other details in the home. A double-angled “batwing” curve design hugs the sink and dishwasher at the center of the design. This dishwasher has an AnyWare ™ silverware basket and one hour wash cycle. Plus it is currently on clearance! Shop it here while supplies last.
On the back of the kitchen island we have applied smooth panels and trim in a more modern take for the Farmhouse trend. The island has an overhang with seating for 4 (or more) counter-height barstools. The countertops for this kitchen are a Q Quartz product that gives your the look of marble with the performance of an engineered quartz. Translation: red wine spills wont ruin the party! Village Home Stores also provided the cabinetry and countertops for the bathrooms at this McCoy Homes parade home.
We are completely jealous of whomever gets to have this Master Suite! Farmhouse tile inlay, gray cabinetry with added storage in the countertop tower, and a clever pass through from the master closet to the laundry room (check that out this weekend during the parade). The same Bristol door from the kitchen cabinets is used here with a gray “Fog” paint applied.
If you have a chance to visit the FREE QCBR Spring Parade of Homes this Saturday or Sunday from 1-5pm, be sure to include a stop at this great home from McCoy Homes. We are so thankful Village Home Stores gets to work with so many of the incredible builders in the Quad Cities Region. We thank McCoy Homes for their business and for letting us show you around! Grab info and a map of parade stops here online at the QCBR website. If you have questions about any products you saw at this parade home please don’t hesitate to reach out to our new build team! Call us at (309) 944-1344 or send us a message here online. We cant wait to hear what you are working on!
Spring has sprung and that means that the Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Spring Parade of Homes is almost here! We wanted to give you a sneak peek into one of the parade homes you are going to fall in love with in 2019. This incredible open-concept kitchen design is a dream space in the Applestone Homes QC parade stop this Spring. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Applestone Homes on their projects because they are so refreshingly creative with their details and home layouts. The homes they are building in the Quad Cities are so exciting!
In this parade home we provided the cabinetry and countertops for Applestone. Our Koch Classic Cabinetry line is a wonderful cabinet choice for any style of space. This Transitional-styled kitchen uses a classic flat-panel door from Koch named “Savannah” in a Maple wood for the perimeter of the cabinet design in a painted “White” finish. A large window above the kitchen sink helps to bounce light off the white cabinet and countertop surfaces.
The window wall is home to the farmhouse kitchen sink, dishwasher, and divided fresh and frozen food storage. Using a modern material like Stainless Steel on a farmsink helps to lean the style of the kitchen back away from rustic style to a more updated, modern farmhouse look. The overall look of this kitchen is so clean and inviting. It looks upscale but it is still approachable and welcoming. Open concept kitchens are perfect for entertaining and you want everyday users and guests to all feel comfortable. This kitchen and living room space definitely checks all of those boxes!
One of our favorite elements to this kitchen design is a room Applestone added just within reach of the kitchen. Who wouldn’t love to enjoy their morning coffee in this adjacent sitting room (shown below)?! Scratch that-we would love to enjoy morning coffee, working from home, cocktail hour, golden hour…. you get the point.
Installing flat-panel, white cabinetry creates a minimal gallery effect for the statement details in the overall kitchen design like this incredible hood! This wall may have visual focal point with the hood but it adds so much value for the homeowner because of the storage. In place of doors that open up to fixed or sliding shelves, we have included large drawers. Large drawer stacks like this are wonderful for prep zones of a kitchen design. The drawers are built to hold the weight and capacity for pots and pans storage as well as small appliances. In this Bettendorf, Iowa home we have included one on each side of the range to keep the wall symmetrical in design and keep the focus on the hood.
Speaking of storage, this kitchen has it everywhere! Notice in the image above that we have included wall cabinets that stretch to the ceiling instead of standard 30″ cabinets. You may need a stepstool to reach that top shelf but any homeowner will appreciate the extra space once they move into this kitchen. We have also included slide out shelves in the smaller base cabinets as well as a double bin pullout waste basket cabinet. Why a double bin? So your household can sort recycling and standard waste as you dispose of it.
Village Home Stores designs kitchens that look great and kitchen designs that function well for the users! We even included hidden storage on the back of the kitchen island. Store bulk items, seasonal and entertainment items, platters and extra glassware, whatever your heart desires all out of sight beneath the kitchen island countertop overhang. Press play below to see what we mean.
Of course the front side of the kitchen island is functional as well. Drawer and door storage cabinets and a drawer beneath a microwave. The same “Savannah” door is used on the kitchen island. This time in a Birch wood with the “Stone” stain applied. We also used this Stone stain in the bathrooms and lower level bar area of the home. We didn’t want to show you all of this home in a blog feature. You are going to have to visit this home during the parade to see those spaces. You will love this entire home.
The kitchen island also boasts a wonderful large surface perfect for food prep, entertaining, casual dining, and more (just watch your head with those lights if you use it for a dancefloor). The look of marble with the maintenance-free appeal of quartz. These tops from our Q-Quartz line are the perfect material selection for any busy open-concept kitchen. If you want to learn more about Applestone Homes you can follow them here on Facebook and here on Instagram.
Find a full map and details about the 2019 QCBR Parade of Homes online at their website or find printed guides at all local area HyVee locations. The 2019 QCBR Spring Parade will take place on 4/27, 4/28, 5/4, and 5/5 from 1-5pm and on Wednesday 5/1 from 5-7pm. To learn more about Village Home Stores and our new home product estimating process visit villagehomestores.com or stop by and see us at 105 S State St in Downtown Geneseo. We promise shopping with us saves you time and money for your new home. Our one-stop-shop is worth the trip.
We just stopped by this new Hazelwood Home in Geneseo, IL and we are in love with every detail. New homes can often miss out on the character and uniqueness that older homes have. We are happy to report that this one is brand new but already has set itself apart! With great rustic details and an open concept perfect for a busy household, this great room and kitchen turned out incredible! Take a look!
Painted Koch Cabinetry in the Maple Savannah doorstyle and “Ivory” finish creates an L-shaped perimeter to the kitchen. One focal wall includes the cooking zone with cooktop, hood, and wall ovens. The other wall is home to the taller, deeper elements like the refrigerator and pantry area. The kitchen is located as part of an open living room, dinette area, and hearth room. All of these spaces are within sight of each other and the way this family has styled the space is so perfect.
The island functions as a kitchen work surface and added casual dining space. The island cabinetry is also from our Koch Cabinetry line repeating the same doorstyle but this time in a Birch wood and “Stone” stain. We love how the gray stain allows the character of the wood-grain to be highlighted. Three pendant lights hang above the kitchen island. These “Urban Renewal” pendants from our Feiss line are so transitional in style they would look right at home here in this rustic setting as well as a historic home or even a modern eclectic city loft.
Doesn’t that wrapped beam in the kitchen and the beamed ceilings in the lofted living room space add so much character!? We also included a modern farmhouse detail to the back of the island. The kitchen island is a single-level design and in place of wainscot doors or a smooth panel, we created an “X” design. This look is achieved with paneling, trim, and a skilled carpenter. There is even an outlet tucked away under the overhang. Island outlets like this are perfect for kitchen appliances but also laptops and other work-from-home devices or a homework station power source.
The kitchen island is also the kitchen clean up zone. The kitchen sink and dishwasher are located right at the center of all activity. This dishwasher from Whirlpool is quiet at just 47 dba (normal conversation noise measures around 50 dba). It also has a third-level rack inside for items like lids and utensils. Shop appliances from Village Home Stores any day, any time at villagehomestores.com or stop by and see us at 105 S State in downtown Geneseo, IL.
The kitchen sink introduces another great texture to the space, hammered copper. This double-well sink is a great compliment to the granite counters and mixed metals throughout the great room area. We have a well-executed blend of Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Stainless Steel, Copper, and even Wrought Iron in this space. Mixing metals may sound challenging to some, but it is such a great look! Take a look at another past project feature that blends copper, stainless, bronze and even black stainless all in one kitchen space!
To see more images of this kitchen in detail including the island, click here to see the full album of photos now posted to our Best Of Houzz- winning portfolio online. Nothing can compare to the look and history that natural stone can bring to a project. As hard as engineered surface products are trying (and they are) to recreate the look of a natural stone, they will never rebuild the unique history each slab holds. This kitchen includes countertops in Desert Beach granite with a chiseled edge profile applied.
This edge detail is not for everyone, or every project. Here it adds the perfect blend of rugged and rustic to a smooth and polished stone surface. The wall surface in the kitchen was another area available for a new texture to be introduced. With so much movement and natural veining to the granite counters, a more controlled and consistent color in a wall surface was needed.
Travertine 3×6 tiles in the color “Light Noche” add a storied texture to the kitchen walls. Travertine is a tile that is often overlooked for transitional spaces but it deserves it’s spotlight here. This textured and tumbled tile can work in many styles including Italianate, heavy traditional, modern farmhouse, and Spanish-styled spaces. In this high-ceiling kitchen, we had the tilers install the Travertine to the top of the kitchen cabinet line. The Stainless canopy hood is installed over the surface.
Cooking with a gas is ideal for any busy kitchen and this cooktop is ready for any task! A five burner gas cooktop layout with continuous grates allow you to shift BTUs quickly and even slide a pan to another location. This cooktop measures 30″ wide and can be installed into a cooktop cabinet. Here we used a “reversed” base layout giving open cabinet doors above and a usable lower drawer below. Your appliance salesperson at Village Home Stores will work closely with your cabinet designer to check that the correct finished look is achieved. The same is the case for wall ovens.
A 30″ wide Combination Wall Oven and Microwave is a great choice for those who want the option of an occasional second wall oven. The top microwave section of this unit can be used to bake smaller single-dish items. Built-in appliances give such a customized look and can really help your kitchen layout look and function at it’s best. Installing the microwave as a wall oven here allows our design to include the chimney hood above the cooktop. We even gave the refrigerator a built-in look.
In certain remodels and in most new construction homes we have the ability to communicate with the contractors that we would like to recess the refrigerator back a few inches. This allows our clients to select standard-depth refrigerators and get the look of a counter-depth in the end. Here we have done just that and paneled the right end for a fully surrounded look. On the left of the refrigerator is tall pantry cabinet…
… a pantry cabinet front that is! These doors open to a walk-in pantry entrance that is behind the pantry doors AND behind refrigerator area in this home. Kitchen storage goals for sure! Truly this open concept is “goals” for many of our readers. Imagine entertaining friends and family in this gorgeous new home. We must give a shout out to the true “MVP” surface for all of these spaces, the stunning Hickory hardwood flooring from our Paramount line! The same hickory is installed in the front foyer, hallway, kitchen, living room entrance, and hearth room.
This is a 3/4 x 5 solid hardwood from the Barnwood series. The “Covered Bridge” color has so much depth and helps to compliment all of the wood finishes in the space. We have a full floor of another finish from this series installed in our Geneseo showroom. It truly is a must see for the color and texture this series offers. These planks are Kerf-Sawn and hand-scraped. When the light hits it you see the beautiful hand-scrapes and chatter-marks.
A mix of metals and wood finishes even in the lighting selections! The dinette light repeats the seeded glass from the kitchen island pendants but also includes a wood sloped base to the chandelier. The “Grand Bank” series from our Kichler line is the perfect choice. Our lighting experts work closely with new home customers to build a light list and work within your budget to find the perfect fixtures for your needs and tastes. Shop thousands of lights online, anytime here on our website or visit our award-winning lighting showroom in Geneseo, IL.
Another blend of woods can be found with the statement ceiling in the living room. Wooden beams accent the ceiling shape and a 70″ wide “Maverick” fan from our Monte Carlo line looks like an art piece. Dark Walnut blades on this fan pick up the darkest of the wood stains and grain in the overall space. We have a lot of fans installed in our showroom to help you decide the right size and style of fan for your own home.
Village Home Stores provided products throughout this entire home. The bathrooms, bedrooms, lower level, and laundry room all include design and product from Village. We also provided lighting for this entire home. We are the Quad Cities’ Regional lighting experts for both indoor and outdoor lighting products. The “Creekside” lantern series from Capitol Lighting was used outside of this new home.
Are you building or remodeling a home soon? We want to be a part of the process! Working with Village Home Stores can save you time and money. Your first step is just to reach out and learn more about our bidding process and FREE lighting bundle program. Contact us for an appointment by phone at 309 944 1344 or by completing this short online form. To learn more about Hazelwood homes visit their website here. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help!
As we spend this upcoming week prepping our booth for the Quad Cities Builders and Remodelers Home Show, we thought it would be fitting to make our next featured project a new home kitchen. Village Home Stores has become well known to be your expert remodeling team… but did you know we also partner with incredible local builders to create amazing spaces in new homes? We are thrilled to have provided cabinetry and lighting for this home recently built by Advance Homes of the Quad Cities. The kitchen is truly breathtaking!
With a Matte Black painted kitchen island and Hickory cabinetry on the perimeter, this kitchen gives a rustic and restoration feel but in a more tailored and sophisticated way. The single-level kitchen island has access to storage all around it and an overhang on two sides allows for counter-height seating for many guests. The same “Bristol” doorstyle is used on the Maple painted island and the main Hickory kitchen cabinetry. The cabinets in this kitchen are from our Koch Classic Cabinetry line and the rich, smooth Hickory has been stained a warm gray named “Stone”. Look at how many tones and values of the hickory wood and stain come through on the cabinetry. Hickory with a “Stone” stain is a great look that suites many styles and tastes.
Walk-through pantry fronts are available from Koch Cabinetry to help create the look of a large pantry cabinet with the hidden reveal of a full walk-in space. Many of our customers building in the Quad Cities area request a design that includes one of these pantry fronts. In this kitchen it is located in the corner. Our cabinet designer has allowed this pantry front and side panels to reach all the way to the ceiling for a great finished look. The lighting for this home was also from Village Home Stores. We have an absolute crush on this island fixture the customer selected with our team!
This Alanna 6-light pendant measures 54″ long and 14″ wide. Selecting the right lighting above a kitchen island is all about scale and design. In this kitchen a large, single fixture is used. With the open design to the light, it keeps the finished look open and airy. This light is from our ELK line and the restoration style fixture is an Oil Rubbed Bronze finish. Don’t forget that you can shop our complete lighting catalog online, anytime here at villagehomestores.com/lighting . When you are building a home with us, we will provide you with a lighting login to our website. Once logged in you can collaborate with our new home lighting team selecting fixtures and viewing your estimates.
We repeated the same cabinetry from the kitchen in a nearby dry bar area. Here we have included base door and drawer cabinets and a space for a glass-front beverage cooler. In the wall cabinet design there is a center cabinet with doors prepped for glass. An X style mullion design adds a great detail. In place of glass, we have added antiqued mirror inserts. This is a interesting look and allows you to have maximum storage that doesn’t have to be styled for display inside. Down the front hall from this dry bar area is the front entry where we included a great lantern-shaped foyer light.
The “Blacksmith” lantern from Sea Gull Lighting gives the suggestion of traditional style with the shape in a more updated and transitional style by keeping just a wire open frame. Each of the bathrooms in the home we also provided cabinetry, vanity tops, and lighting for. The main bathroom (shown below) includes a new trend of surrounding a framed mirror with two pendants. The “Gramercy” pendants from ELK make a unique statement in Oil Rubbed Bronze.
The Hickory “Stone” cabinetry is repeated from the kitchen in this bath and a cultured marble vanity top from our Onyx Collection completes the look. In the master bathroom, a “Black” paint is used on the double bowl vanity. We love how this builder added an outlet on the end of the bath vanity. This keeps the wall clear and helps to keep the focus on the beautiful framed mirrors and vanity lights. A bright Chrome finish of these Feiss vanity lights help to create a contrast to the dark cabinet.
This home from Advance Homes turned out so wonderful! We thank Advance for choosing to place our design and products into the great Quad Cities Area homes they are building. You can learn more about Advance Homes here on their website.
Have a question about a product you have seen in this post? Want to meet our new construction sales team at Village? Just reach out! We can’t wait to hear what and where you are building! You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or complete the short online form here and a member of our team will be in touch. Learn more about Village Home Stores here on our website. Of course if you plan on attending the QCBR Home Show next weekend, just stop in our booth to meet our team!
At Village Home Stores we offer a variety of cabinetry products so that we can suit any budget and need in the Quad Cities area. When those needs are a completely customized cabinet layout and a chic custom paint and finish, our Amish-built cabinetry from Four Acre Wood Products is perfect! Since Mother Nature has blessed us with so much bright white snow this week, we wanted to return the favor to you with this bright white kitchen feature. Take a look at this stunning space in a recent home we worked on with Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.
This bright white kitchen just HAD to be featured this week because the paint color is appropriately named “Winter White”. There is truly nothing more classic than a flat-panel kitchen cabinet painted white. It has rested comfortably atop every Kitchen and Bath showroom’s bestselling list for years and has shown no signs of getting kicked off the top of that list. In this open-concept great room space the bright white painted cabinets are a perfect way to keep the entire room feeling light and inviting.
A Lesson in Scale, Rhythm, and Symmetry:
This single image (above) is such a crash course in design we love it so much! How can you keep a single-wall kitchen design from feeling sterile or too contemporary? Careful consideration of your details and keeping a balance with those choices. Scale, rhythm and symmetry are so key in any successful design. Notice how instead of two pendants above that large kitchen island above, there are three? That’s because the scale of light fixture suggests using three to keep that great balance for the eye. Select a larger pendant light and instead two lights would look right. But how is rhythm found in design? Scroll back and “read” the image from left to right and notice what elements repeat. There is a rhythm to it! The staggering up and down of cabinet heights, the doors on the back of the island, the glass in the hood cabinet area, and those pendants.
Of course the beautiful symmetry of the design is soothing to any eye. The walking pantry front on the left is complimented by the tall refrigerator area on the right and so on. Split this kitchen design down the center and the balance is so great that even Marie Kondo herself would have nothing left to “tidy” up about it.
So Why Choose Custom Amish Cabinetry?
As we mentioned before, we have a wide variety of cabinets available at Village Home Stores. From semi-custom, stock-sized cabinets to completely handcrafted heirloom-quality custom cabinets. So why invest in the latter? Because if craftsmanship and quality is something you value, then you will make it a priority for your budget to select one of our custom cabinetry lines. Our mid-range cabinet lines offer upgrades to provide features that are just considered standards for a custom line. With even more upgrades that are available to take your cabinet design to that mentioned heirloom-quality level of craftsmanship. For instance, this Coal Valley kitchen includes soft close hardware on all drawers and doors as well as an all plywood cabinet case, lock-mitered exposed ends, and hand-sanded drawerboxes.
With a custom cabinet line you also have the ability to view and build the kitchen design as an entire completed look, not individual boxes of cabinetry. Sections of cabinetry like the wood hood area and surrounding wall cabinets (shown above) can be built as one section of cabinetry instead of four cabinets. This makes for a more seamless installation and furniture style finished look for areas like hoods, bars, and kitchen islands.
Speaking of seamless design, how about the sleek look of these quartz counters extending up as a full-height backsplash! Full-height kitchen backsplashes are such a classic look and we have been installing so many more of them in both traditional and transitional spaces. A single-wall kitchen design like this is a perfect location for this design choice. The look is fantastic and of course the surface is so much easier to keep clean than a tiled and grouted surface. This quartz is from our Q Quartz line and the faux marble look design is named “Calacatta Laza”.
Want some even better news!? This Q Quartz color is one of our promotional-priced 2019 quartz colors! Read more about this promo quartz program and see all 15 of the colors here in a past blog post. If you are looking to refresh your existing kitchen or if you are not sure about your counter surface budget for a full project, give these promo quartz colors a chance. A kitchen designer at Village Home Stores can quote you a price for your tops very quickly and easily. Just reach out to our team with some basic measurements.
We also provided the cabinetry and countertop surfaces for the rest of this gorgeous new home. We wanted to share two of the other spaces with you that had a contrasting painted “Matte Black” finish to the bright white kitchen. The first is a slab-style floating vanity we designed for the main bathroom. Floating vanities make such a unique statement and against the textured wall, this look is so fantastic! We also love that the clients chose a vessel sink to add to the vanity statement. The quartz counter surface in this bathroom is the Cambria “Blackwood” design.
We would love to raise a glass and toast this fabulous home bar area as well! The “Hastings” door in a painted black maple wood is from our Koch Classic line of cabinetry. We have paired the rich, dark cabinet finish with “Black Pearl” granite countertops. There is something so sophisticated about a glossy, polished granite top that really makes it take this home bar area to a “top-shelf” look! We also installed this same polished Black Pearl granite in an outdoor kitchen at the home (yes, we can help you make a stunning outdoor kitchen too).
Love the look of these finished spaces? Then be sure to check out our album of images from this project here over on our award-winning Houzz page. We want to thank these incredible clients and of course Heartland Builders for letting us show you this custom-designed space from Village Home Stores. If you are building or remodeling soon we want to be a part of it! Village Home Stores is your regional kitchen and bath destination located just a short drive from many surrounding Quad Cities area cities. Our showroom is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 9am to noon. We are also available by appointment outside of those showroom hours. Ready to start the conversation about your own project with us? Your first step is to reach out. You can reach us at 309 944 1344 or by completing this short online form. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on.