New Product News From Summit 2019

Village Home Stores shares what new and exciting things shown on the Better Together Summit Expo floor in Nashville TN. - VillageHomeStores.com

We just returned from a whirlwind of a weekend in Nashville, TN where we attended a summit held by our BrandSource buying group. Events like these are so valuable to our small business because we are able to connect and learn from other stores similar to Village. By making these connections, we can learn together and educate ourselves in ways to make YOUR Village experience even better! Village Home Stores is a BrandSource member so that we can offer our customers prices competitive with the big box stores paired with a customer experience that is the very best out there.

Village Home Stores is an AVB Brandsource member. This buying group gives us a competitive edge for pricing and opportunities to give our customers the best experience available. Better Together Summit in Nashville TN. | VillageHomeStores.com

Connecting with other stores and service offices and sharing our stories allows us to all be “Better Together” (which was actually the title of this year’s summit event). We spent our days learning about ways we can better this customer experience for you in store and online. We also spent many many hours training on the new product launches announced for our Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and Amana brands. We saw a LOT of exciting new things this weekend so we thought we would share a recap about these new and exciting products, some of which are already en route to the Village showroom. Here is a peek at what Tammy, Rob, and Elizabeth saw in Music City!

Village Home Stores shares exciting product news from the expo floor at the 2019 AVB Brandsource BetterTogetherSummit in Nashville TN | villagehomestores.com

A Smart Wall Oven You Can Grill In!

The new product launch that carried the most “buzz” around the show was KitchenAid’s new Smart Oven with Powered Attachments. Available in a single, double, and combination microwave / wall oven, this wall oven series has truly elevated the use for any home cook that loves the process and full experience of cooking at home. For the Village Home Stores customers who loves to cook , you are going to want to press play below to see some sneak peeks from the show floor…

Yes! That is in fact a grill attachment that can be used indoors! There are two other powered attachments that come with this smart oven, but we have to begin with the grill. A base with heating elements connects to the wall oven and atop that, the grill attachment “caps” the coils to create a grill surface. This patent-pending design minimizes smoke that can be created by flares when grease hits the coil. With the coils encased, this grill attachment makes the Midwest year-round grilling dream a reality!

The KitchenAid smart oven with powered attachments allow you to grill year round indoors! The grill coils are covered by the top plate so that grease will not drip down onto the coils to cause smoking. | villagehomestores.com

Smart Ovens come with three powered attachments: a grill, a steamer, and an element-heated baking stone. Of course we must add that of course the Smart Oven can be used as a standard bake oven and also includes convection features and assisted convection conversion. You can use this versatile wall oven with or without the powered attachments. Have you ever used a baking stone? The biggest issue is that you are supposed to preheat that stone reeeeeally far ahead of using it to get the best results. With the powered baking stone attachment resting right on top of the elements, you can skip that step all together! Get consistent, and crisp results on a stone that can fit up to a 14″ pizza.

KitchenAid's smart oven comes with 3 powered attachments for grilling, steaming, or baking stone use. | villagehomestores.com

The steam attachments are also incredible! Any serious home-chef knows that cooking with steam helps to infuse moisture and added flavor that can’t be matched! This powered attachment can fit enough sides and meat to feed a family of four all in one pan! You can even use this attachment to cook with the steam pan and no lid in the “steam assist” mode. The steamer is dishwasher-safe and can easily clean up with soap and water.

Steam attachment for the KitchenAid smart oven with powered attachment. Feed a family of four with only using one pan! | villagehomestores.com

This wall oven is like a home-chef’s Swiss army knife. It has so many features all packed into one location in a kitchen! Being able to prepare such a flavorful meal all in one pan for a last-minute small dinner party sounds like a dream! You can prepare the meat, vegetables, pasta, all in one pan! The pre-programmed recipes for the steam attachment all sound like a delicious way to learn how to use your new oven!

-Elizabeth Round, Village Team Member
KitchenAid's steam attachment for the smart oven is dishwasher safe and can be used with or without the lid. | villagehomestores.com

Imagine being able to grill indoors during the entire Winter season we have just endured! Seeing how the grill coils were wrapped with the top casing, now I understand how there was virtually no smoke involved while Chef Ann was making so many burgers in that wall oven!

-Tammy Clark, Village Team Member
KitchenAid's smart oven comes with 3 powered attachments for grilling, steaming, or baking stone use. | villagehomestores.com

Recipe Guidance and Connectivity:

We really wish this blog had a scratch-and-sniff feature so you could smell those incredible sirloin chorizo burgers Chef Ann was grilling up! Ann showed us as she was working how the recipe guide mode walks you through each step. She even got a notification on her phone as she was talking to us that it was time to flip the burgers over.

KitchenAid's smart oven with recipe guide. On-screen tutorials help users get comfortable with their new powered attachments. 3 recipes for each attachment available. | villagehomestores.com

That notification to flip the burgers is a great example of how connected smart home appliances can help keep your busy household on track to a great meal. Imagine having guests over while entertaining in your back patio and getting a notification on your Apple watch that the oven is preheated, or your meal timer is ending. The WiFi and app features rolling out with KitchenAid all are there to help give you the best experience AND results while cooking in your kitchen.

A New Look For Commercial Ranges!

We were also able to take a peek at the redesign of the commercial ranges from KitchenAid. These units now pair better with other KitchenAid items as a suite with handles and include great new options for accent colors (shown below in “Navy”)

KitchenAid Commercial Range redesign with connected WiFi features shown on the expo floor at the 2019 AVB Brandsource BetterTogetherSummit in Nashville TN | villagehomestores.com

I’m really excited to see this redesign for the commercial ranges. Now the handles can better match the rest of the kitchen suite and the connected features added are great! I would love the remote-enabled option to preheat and monitor my oven as I am leaving work headed home.

-Rob Ries, Co-Owner of Village Home Stores
Yummly app with Whirlpool Connected Appliances demo from the expo floor at the 2019 AVB Brandsource BetterTogetherSummit in Nashville TN | villagehomestores.com

Smart home tech is not just limited to our KitchenAid line of product. The first to introduce connected appliances was Whirlpool and they continue to add to their connected appliance features. Whirlpool has added even more connected models and the Yummly partnership has proven to be a very great integration. If you aren’t familiar with it, Yummly is an extremely popular recipe search engine that allows you to search for recipes online that fit within your own dietary restrictions and ingredient availability! Now you can take that found recipe one step further by sending the recipe directly to your smart appliances for instruction.

As you can see in the video above, Yummly users can even image-capture the physical items you have on hand and search recipes online. The Whirlpool and Yummly features have now been available for some time and they keep getting better and better!

Maytag’s New Cast Iron Finish!

Village co-owner Rob Ries checks out the new Maytag Cast Iron finish shown on the expo floor at the 2019 AVB Brandsource BetterTogetherSummit in Nashville TN

We had heard Maytag may be rolling out a new finish but didn’t realize we would have a chance to see it in person so soon! Seeing the new “Cast Iron” color was exciting! This finish is a more rugged, darker look than our Black Stainless products. Cast Iron is a matte black finish without the brushed look of a Black Stainless. This new finish, on the sturdy, dependable Maytag line is a great look! Speaking of sturdy and dependable, how about a Maytag dryer so large and strong dealers were climbing into it!

Maytag dryers so large and durable that dealers can CLIMB into them! Image Via AVB Brandsource Team.
Maytag dryers so large and durable that dealers can CLIMB into them! Image Via AVB Brandsource Team.

Laundry Features Fit For a King!

Now that’s a capacity and commercial-grade parts illustration we loved seeing in action! We were also glad to not have to climb in ourselves to get the point across to you. Large capacity with the best cleaning in the industry is a major need for many of our Village Home Stores laundry customers. How about a large-capacity agitator washer that can a fit king-sized comforter!? We saw it with our own eyes!

A Maytag large capacity top load washer with agitator that fits a king-sized comforter! | villagehomestores.com

Now of course we should mention that while this washer boasts a large capacity and great cleaning action… it is very large itself! Please work closely with your Village Home Stores appliance team to make sure you have the space to get this washer and dryer pair into your home and in place. There was great news from the Whirlpool laundry products including many changes to the front load lines. The Load & Go system of pre-loading detergent can now store up to 40 loads of laundry detergent. If you use our Excelsior HE product, that is more like 60-120 loads because our detergent is 6x concentrated. Our staff can help show you how to enter that info as you load your detergent and then you will be all set for many months without even refilling.

The new load-and-go system in the Whirlpool frontload laundry line allows you to pre-load even more loads of detergent to make laundry easier! | villagehomestores.com

We saw so much more than we can get to in this recap (and don’t worry we did manage to see a lot of great live music too while in Nashville). We look forward to featuring some of these new features in upcoming projects here on the blog. Of course you can shop our appliances online, anytime at villagehomestores.com but you may also stop by our showroom to see us in person. Thank you to BrandSource for the incredible business workshops and training this weekend. We are thrilled to partner with other businesses to offer the competitive prices and award-winning service experience they expect from Village Home Stores. We truly are better together.

Village Home Stores recaps the trip to the Better Together Summit 2019 in Nashville TN. - VillageHomeStores.com

Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Home Show 2019

Are you planning a project for your Quad Cities home within the next few years? Are you considering building a new home within the next few years? Then we hope you were able to attend the 2019 Quad Cities Builders and Remodelers Home Show this past weekend at the QCCA Expo Center in Downtown Rock Island. This annual event is your opportunity to browse Quad Cities Area businesses that offer products and services for your home. Village Home Stores is a longtime member of the QCBR and we had an absolute blast this year meeting new customers and answering their questions about our store and what it is like to work with us as they visited our booth.

Quad Cities Builders and Remodelers Home Show event held annually at the QCCA Expo Center in Downtown Rock Island. Village Home Stores 2019 booth. | villagehomestores.com

What We Showcased This Year

If you aren’t familiar with Village Home Stores, we are a locally owned one-stop-shop home store with many categories of products and services all from one store. We offer Appliances, Appliance Service, Lighting, Cabinetry, Countertops, Hardware, Flooring, Wall Tile, Window Treatments and so much more! If you have seen our weekly TV Show you also know that we offer complete kitchen and bath remodels managed from start to finish. We had staff and products on hand from all departments to help illustrate all that we can do.

QCBR Home Show event held annually at the QCCA Expo Center in Downtown Rock Island. Village Home Stores 2019 booth. | villagehomestores.com

In our 2019 booth we introduced a brand new full-access cabinet line named WynnBrooke. We are very excited to roll out this new option for our customers and this “Frost” White display will soon be installed in our conference room at the store. You can learn more about this cabinet line here on their website. We also showcased some DIY stick-on wall planks installed in our booth. This great product that can be used for so many fun projects. We covered the back wall surface of our booth in the “Pewter” wall plank adding floating shelves and our LED back-lit sign.

Stick on wall planks and floating gray shelves designed and installed by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Our Home Show booth included new and exciting product launches like the connected appliances Whirlpool has introduced recently. What is a “connected range” and how can voice commands and scan-to-cook features make your life easier? We would LOVE to answer those questions for you. The Black Stainless connected range we brought to the home show is now back in our appliance showroom. Our expert sales team will explain all of the great features and benefits these “smart” appliances have to offer.

Whirlpool's new connected range in Black Stainless Steel. | villagehomestores.com

“We have a lot of fun every year at the Home Show. We try and make our booth open, inviting, and exciting. This show is our opportunity to invite guests into our booth to meet our team and get all of their questions answered about our store and our process”

-Elizabeth Round, Village Team Member

This year we installed a lighting grouping that focused on some of the current trends we are seeing in finish and style. “Gold” finishes are definately back in style but the new take on this trend is subtle, brushed, and can be blended with other metals and finishes well. We have seen lighting trends shift from a Farmhouse style into a more Coastal look. We had a lot of interest in the weathered, wooden-beaded chandelier from our booth.

Coastal styled lighting for your home. Lighting selections shown at the 2019 QCBR Home Show. | villagehomestores.com

We included two engineered quartz countertops in our cabinet displays this year. We answered so many questions about countertop surfaces and their differences from guests who visited us. The large kitchen island we displayed included one of our promotional-priced quartz surfaces named “Rolling Fog” (shown below on left with Ogee Edge). Learn more about our 2019 Quartz promotion here in a past blog post.

Quartz countertops in the Quad Cities Home Show booth for Village Home Stores. Rolling Fog (left) with Ogee Edge and Cambria Quartz in Skara Brae (right) design. | villagehomestores.com

The back wall of our booth had a stunning statement quartz surface from our Cambria Quartz line. The Skara Brae design (shown above on right) blends on-trend grays and whites in an innovative natural-stone lookalike pattern. This series of quartz from Cambria offers you the look of a marble pattern with the maintenance-free piece of mind you get by investing in quartz surfaces.

A Quad Cities area customer chats about her project with a member of the Village team at the QCBR Home Show. | villagehomestores.com

Be sure to visit the QCBR website here to learn more about the Home Show event and upcoming Spring and Fall Parade of Homes. We hope that we had a chance to meet you this weekend but if you missed the Home Show, you can just come see us at our showroom! Village Home Stores is located at 105 S State in Downtown Geneseo, IL. Our hours are M-F 9am-5pm and on Saturdays we are open from 9am-noon. Our design staff can also meet with you by appointment if you just contact us by completing this short online form.

Heartland Builders- Custom Amish Kitchen Cabinets and Marble Look Quartz Tops

Who sells custom cabinetry and countertops in the Quad Cities? Village Home Stores. -villagehomestores.com

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.

Open Concept Custom Amish White painted kitchen cabinetry and Quartz from Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities. | villagehomestores.com
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Buidlers 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.

Custom Amish White painted kitchen cabinetry and Quartz with full height backsplash by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

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.

Custom wood hood in kitchen. Amish White painted cabinetry and Quartz from Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities. | villagehomestores.com
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

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.

Custom Amish White painted kitchen cabinetry and Quartz with large island design by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

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.

Custom Amish White painted kitchen cabinetry and Quartz with large island design by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

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.

Full height quartz backsplash in kitchen. Amish White painted cabinetry and Quartz from Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities. | villagehomestores.com
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

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”.

Calacatta Laza marble-look quartz counters from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Calacatta Laza marble-look quartz counters from Village Home Stores.

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.

Custom floating bath vanity with vessel sink and Cambria Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.
Custom floating bath vanity with vessel sink and Cambria Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

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.

Home Bar cabinetry and Granite by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.
Home Bar cabinetry and Granite by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

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).

Custom Amish White painted kitchen cabinetry and Quartz with unique ceiling treatment. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities. | villagehomestores.com
Custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz by Village Home Stores. Photo and home by Heartland Builders of the Quad Cities.

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.

Sharp Appliances in The Quad Cities Area- Microwave Drawers, Pizza Ovens and More!

Sharp Appliances in Quad Cities Area available at Village Home Stores

Village Home Stores has installed a number of Sharp appliances throughout the Quad Cities Area over the years. Sharp offers a variety of home appliances for our customers. Our most popular category of product from Sharp are their microwaves. Originally launched with limited options, now this category has broadened to even more models for our customers to choose from. Now including multiple finish options, over-the-counter models, and many drawer models. One new microwave drawer is even available with a wave-controlled open feature (press play below to see).

We wanted to take a moment to showcase some of the microwave options here on the blog so you can help to decide if one of these applications may work to help make your own kitchen design “Sharp”. Microwave hoods are a great choice when needed because they clear up countertop space AND function as a ventilation source for the cooking area… but they are far from decorative. If you love the look of a decorative wood or metal hood for your kitchen design, you will need to install your microwave elsewhere. You have four categories for the location of your microwave other than as a microwave hood: countertop, built-in, drawer, and over-the-counter. Let’s explore those last two.

Sharp Appliances in the Quad Cities Area. Available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestore.com
Sharp microwave drawer installed in a Bettendorf, Iowa home.

Microwave Drawers In a Kitchen:

Microwave drawers are becoming a more and more popular in our kitchen designs for both our remodel and new home customers. These models are available in 24″ widths and some in 30″ widths. They install into a microwave base cabinet. Your kitchen designer at Village Home Stores will work closely with your appliance salesperson here to make sure we have the correct space allowance for the microwave you have selected.

Microwave drawer with handle installed in a Coal Valley, IL kitchen. | villagehomestores.com
Microwave drawer with handle installed in a Coal Valley, IL kitchen.

Microwave drawers come in a variety of sizes and finishes (yes Black Stainless is available). You also have a choice of an exposed handle model (see above) or a one with a hidden control. Either one can be included in a kitchen suite of appliances from other brands. The hidden-control microwave drawers are very universal in style and pair well with other appliance brands because there is no handle exposed to match. Check out the kitchen island below that includes one.

Microwave drawer with hidden controls installed in a Quad Cities Area kitchen island. Kitchen design, materials and appliances by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Microwave drawer with hidden controls installed in a Quad Cities Area kitchen island.

Installing a microwave drawer in a kitchen island is such a stylish and functional look. The location is always great for for prep and entertaining and they look wonderful installed into the cabinetry. But don’t just take our word for it, even some of the Real Housewives of New Jersey agree! Second thought, do take our word for it, we are far more friendly and we don’t yell nearly as much.

Sharp microwave drawer as seen in a Real Housewives kitchen. Sharp appliances available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp microwave drawer as seen in a Real Housewives kitchen (screenshot via @sharphomeusa Instagram).

So why is a drawer more practical than a microwave hood or built-in model? There are a number of reasons but consider the loading and unloading as a start. It can be hard or unsafe for young children to reach a microwave hood. Our customers who are investing in kitchen designs to help them age-at-home also find a drawer to be a great selection.

Sharp microwave drawer with handle in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen. Sharp appliances available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp microwave drawer with handle in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.

“What I love about a microwave drawer is never having to remove and item just to stir it. Just open the drawer to stir, then close to keep heating.” -Tammy, Appliances Sales

Over The Counter Microwaves:

For those that desire a microwave in the upper section of a kitchen design, you can install an over-the-counter model. These models take the same look and capacity of an over-the-range microwave and remove ventilation features. Over the counter models must be installed under a wall cabinet and our expert appliance staff can answer any questions you may have about outlet and location specifications.

Sharp over the counter microwave installed in a Geneseo kitchen. Kitchen design, materials and appliances by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp over the counter microwave installed in a Geneseo kitchen.

This application allows you to free up countertop surface without installing the unit above the cooktop surface. Many kitchen designs that include this style locate the microwave near the coffee station and/or away from the main cooking zone to allow multiple users to be comfortable in the kitchen at once.

Sharp over the counter microwave installed in a Quad Cites Area kitchen. Kitchen design, materials and appliances by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp over the counter microwave installed in a Quad Cites Area kitchen.

Wait, Didn’t You Say Pizza Oven Earlier?

You bet we did! We had to take some time to mention another category of cooking product available from Sharp: countertop toaster-ovens! We sing the praise of these kitchen appliances anytime we begin a kitchen remodel and suggest our clients to create a temporary kitchen setup. Learn about creating a temporary kitchen here in a past blog post. This Healfio Superheated Steam Oven is absolutely “super” indeed! Looking for a versatile secondary oven option for your kitchen or home bar area? This is it!

Sharp Steam Toaster Oven that can toast, broil/grill, bake/re-heat, warm, and fit a 12" pizza! Available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
The Healfio Superheated Steam Oven that can fit a 12″ pizza in it!

This compact oven is small but mighty! It boasts .5 cu. ft. of capacity with the space to fit an entire 12″ pizza in it! We see why they have called it a “superheated” oven because with all it can do, it is like a kitchen superhero! This countertop oven can:

  • Toast
  • Broil
  • Grill
  • Bake / Reheat Items (by the way, if you are reheating leftovers in a microwave… you’re doing it wrong. Trust us, oven reheating is worth the wait)
  • Bake Pizza
  • Warm Items

There is NO pre-heating and the broiling and crisper pans shown above are included. A small, removable water container is where you can fill in water and add steam during your cooking process (see below).

Sharp Steam Oven available at Village Home Stores. | -villagehomestores.com

Of course the best way to learn which appliances and features best suit your lifestyle is to visit our showroom. Our expert sales staff with work with you and your budget to pair the perfect appliances to your needs. Village Home Stores is located at 105 S State Street in Downtown Geneseo, IL. We offer a variety of appliance brands including Sharp, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Viking, Amana, and more!

Sharp Appliances including drawer microwaves and steam ovens. Available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp Appliances including drawer microwaves and steam ovens. Available at Village Home Stores.

We have many Sharp appliances on display in our showroom. We even have examples of over the counter and drawer microwaves installed into full kitchen displays. Come see and try them for yourself! Of course you can shop appliances online, anytime on our new website villagehomestores.com . Don’t forget that Village offers a Local Low Price Guarantee and we have the best appliances sales and service staff in the region! Don’t settle for a bx store experience before and after your appliance purchase. Buy local from us and our team is always just a phone call away.

Our 15 Promo-Priced Quartz Tops For 2019

Considering quartz countertops for your home? We have many options! Village Home Stores is always striving to help our customers gain access to quality products at a competitive price. We purchase from large buying groups and choose to work with brands that support our small business so that we can thank our loyal customers with a fair price as our everyday price. We also offer a Local Low Price Guarantee on products like appliances and flooring so that our customers can get a great price and the customer experience they have come to expect from our store since 1984. Our local stone fabrication company has partnered with us again to bring you a select group of engineered quartz countertops to choose from at highly-discounted prices. Please say hello to our fifteen 2019 promo quartz colors:

Promotional priced quartz counters available for the extended Quad Cities Region from Village Home Stores. Shown: Calacatta Laza in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen. | villagehomestores.com
Shown: Calacatta Laza in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.

Why Choose Quartz For Countertops?

Just because quartz is a man-made product doesn’t mean it isn’t a gorgeous and unique surface for your home! Quartz is a wonderful investment for a countertop in your home that looks great and performs great! It is scratch-resistant, foodsafe, and maintenance free! Because of it’s non-porous characteristics, there is never any sealing required. A non-porous surface also means a foodsafe surface for food prep and service. Many restaurants and commercial bakeries choose to have quartz installed for work surfaces for hygienic and durability reasons. If you have a busy kitchen and truly use your work surfaces, quartz may be the right surface for you!

Promotional priced Fantasy Gray quartz counters available for the extended Quad Cities Region from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Shown: Fantasy Gray Quartz

Choose From These 5 Quartz Tops at Just $59 /sq.ft. Installed!

Select Quartz counters available for $59 installed for a limited time. | villagehomestores.com

For just $59 /sq.ft. you can have any of these colors installed in your home! Choose from Peppercorn White, Fossil Gray, Bedrock, Carrara Marmi, or Alpine. Of course we would love to see new counters AND cabinetry in your home from Village Home Stores. So if you select one of the above colors and purchase the cabinetry for your project from us we will install your quartz at just $56 / sq.ft.

Choose From These 5 Quartz Tops at Just $69 /sq.ft. Installed!

Select Quartz counters available for $69 installed for a limited time. | villagehomestores.com

For just $69 /sq.ft. you can have any of these colors installed in your home! Choose from Chantilly Taupe, Gray Lagoon, Calacatta Vicenza, Babylon Gray, or Carrara Caldia. Of course we would love to see new counters AND cabinetry in your home from Village Home Stores. So if you select one of the above colors and purchase the cabinetry for your project from us we will install your quartz at just $66 / sq.ft.

Choose From These 5 Quartz Tops at Just $79 /sq.ft. Installed!

Select Quartz counters available for $79 installed for a limited time. | villagehomestores.com

For just $79 /sq.ft. you can have any of these colors installed in your home! Choose from Calacatta Laza, Fantasy Gray, Pelican White, Rolling Fog, or Portico Cream. Of course we would love to see new counters AND cabinetry in your home from Village Home Stores. So if you select one of the above colors and purchase the cabinetry for your project from us we will install your quartz at just $75 / sq.ft. Please note that while there are three levels of pricing for our promo quartz colors, they are all the same great quality. The pricing is based upon design series and product availability, not durability. Our Village Home Stores kitchen and bath experts can help you select the right design for your overall concept.

Promotional priced Carrara Marmi quartz counters available for the extended Quad Cities Region from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Shown: Low-divider Undermount Sink Installed in Fossil Gray Quartz

What’s Included in a sq/ft Price For Quartz Tops?

Your sq/ft price from Village Home Stores includes template, fabrication, and installation of your tops. There will be no added installation charge, this is an installed price and includes a template to confirm correct dimensions for your countertops.  A standard undermount sink opening and faucet drilling are also included. Undermount sinks are recommended for quartz countertop installations because they give you a clean look that is easy to wipe clean from surface to the sink. Undermount sinks come in a variety of materials and design. For kitchen sink inspiration check out this ideabook we made on our Houzz page. Your salesperson at Village Home Stores will partner with our Quartz fabrication shop to communicate the sink model and faucet locations you have selected so that they can install your purchased sink to the tops at installation. 

Promotional priced quartz counters available for the extended Quad Cities Region from Village Home Stores Shown: Fossil Gray in a Moline, IL kitchen. | villagehomestores.com
Shown: Fossil Gray in a Moline, IL kitchen.

What Isn’t Included in The Price?

Cooktops, slide-in ranges, additional sinks, additional faucet holes, and outlet cut-outs available at an upcharge. This installed price does not include plumbing hook-up of sink or faucets. You must provide a drawing with measurements and a layout for a quote. All we need are a few basic measurements from you to quote you a price for your counters. Don’t worry, this is NOT what is used to fabricate your countertops. It is just enough information to answer our questions and get you an accurate sq.ft. quote for your space. 

Promotional priced Carrara Marmi quartz counters available for the extended Quad Cities Region from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Shown: Carrara Marmi

While this is an installed price, the removal of your existing tops must be arranged before template and installation dates. This can be quoted to you upon request. Existing countertops must be removed before template date. Once your template date has been arranged, you can expect just a one week turnaround time for your countertops! While we understand that being without countertops and a sink is an inconvenience, we have worked hard to narrow this timeframe down to a single week to help. Check out this past blog post about setting up a temporary kitchen and dishwashing station while you are waiting for your project to be completed.

Promotional priced quartz counters available for the extended Quad Cities Region from Village Home Stores Shown: Calacatta Laza in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen. | villagehomestores.com
Shown: Calacatta Laza in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.

If it is determined that an overhanging area of quartz surface requires support brackets, they can be quoted to you for an additional charge. We have many quartz countertop surfaces installed in our showroom displays as well as samples of each of these promo-priced options. Are you interested in getting a quote for one of these stunning quartz surfaces for your own home? Just reach out to our kitchen design team for a quote. You can call us at 309 944 1344 or complete this short online form and a team member will contact you about your project. We can’t wait to hear what project you are working on!