This kitchen remodel in East Moline isn’t just a typical Before & After story. There is a little bit more history here than our typical “we tore out a wall to make room” remodel. One of the homeowners of this project has many memories in the original kitchen… he grew up in this house!
The finished kitchen looks absolutely incredible. Bright white painted cabinetry from our Koch Classic line in the “Savannah” doorstyle is paired with Cambria Quartz counters in the ‘Whitney” design. The subtle tone-on-tone material selections make the space bright, clean, and up to date. take a peek below at the stove wall’s before and after transformation…
Dark cabinetry and the original kitchen appliances were ready for a modern update. The owners of this new kitchen are excited to show friends and family how removing a single wall and updating the kitchen has given them a whole new space. The new kitchen is a major update! So long Top-Mount Refrigerator and “hello” French Doors! Not just French-Doors, a new 4-Door Refrigerator from Whirlpool.
A center refrigerated drawer on this unit can be used for a number of fresh-food storage purposes. This unit includes water and ice in the door with an added feature called “Measured Fill”. Measured Fill allows you to select the exact amount of filtered water (in ounces, cups or liters) that you need. The dispenser will fill the container and automatically shut off when complete. Tip: program the correct amount of water you need for the coffee pot or your favorite water bottle.
Speaking of water, let’s visit the kitchen sink. The farmhouse style sink you saw in the first photo is a large single-well unit. This 30″ wide model is undermounted to the Cambria counters for a clean look and an easy clean swipe from the counter to the sink when cleaning. It is hard to imagine anything could steal attention from a beautiful farm sink in a new kitchen… but these custom blinds almost steal the show!
The large Dining Room window, the window above the kitchen sink, and a second kitchen window are each fit with custom “Transitions” blinds from our Oxford House line. These custom blinds put on a show every time you use them. See them in action here in this video…
With the option to be closed or partially closed, these Transitions blinds can be ordered in a variety of colors. Each are custom ordered to fit you window. This is one of those products that you truly have to see and use in person to get the full effect. Stop in our showroom anytime to see our display. These blinds are the perfect backdrop to the Murray Feiss lighting selected for the new kitchen. A chandelier hangs above the Dining Room table and a smaller-scaled fixture above the kitchen sink. Adding these lights help bring a Traditional style detail to an otherwise Transitional look.
Another update to a timeless look is the backsplash tile used. In place of a solid white subway tile, this Glazzioglass tile from the “Glacier” series was installed. The classic shape and pattern or a Subway tile but in a glass tile. The glass is a perfect texture to help highlight the sparkle that Cambria’s “Whitney” quartz has.
The sparkle of the Cambria tops gives an incredibly upscale look. As you walk past it in person, the light catches the flecks and sparkles. The crystals in the chandeliers paired with the glass tiles… it’s the perfect hint of bling to dress up this kitchen.
We have to also mention this Whirlpool gas range. Replacing the older “slide-in” models, this new full-depth front-control range can fit in any existing opening for a freestanding range. With no back control panel, the look is clean and seamless. This range is a great choice when you want your backsplash tile to have the full height of space to be shown off. Other features like fan convection, rapid preheat, and even frozen bake make this one of our personal favorites.
This galley kitchen is filled with great storage solutions to make the space. Slide-out shelves and a pullout waste bin have been included. The upper cabinets of the sink wall have been fit with glass. These doors have been ordered with what is called a “70/30” split configuration. In this kitchen, “Cotswold” glass has been added to the larger sections. Our diode LED lighting illuminates the interior of these cabinets as well as the tiled backsplash.
Are you ready to start your own before and after story with us? We are ready when you are. This East Moline kitchen remodel was completed using the complete Project Managementprogram at Village Home Stores. We handled it all, from start to finish. Give us a call or click here to set up an appointment on our website. We can’t wait to hear what you are wanting to get started!
Starting 2016 off…in the bathroom? Well, we figured there is no better place to start the year of featured projects than where you start your own day… the bathroom!
It’s where you begin and end your day. If your home layout includes a Master Suite, your Master Bath can be a true escape from the rest of the home. What good is it to have a Master Suite with a bathroom that isn’t really functional for your own needs? That was the case for this Bettendorf family.
A big bright space to work with but an original layout that just wasn’t the best for them. For example, if you look above at the before and after of the exterior vanity area just outside of the bathroom you see a sink. That was the original Master Bath. While having a vanity sink in your main master bedroom may work in a Hotel type setting… at home, it wasn’t ideal. The new layout added not just one but two vanity sinks and both now live in the Master Bath itself.
This double bowl vanity configuration includes vanity cabinets from our Bertch Bath line. The transitional style of the “Osage” door can be ordered in a number of woods and finishes. Shown here in the Birch wood and “Brindle” finish is by far it’s most popular combination. The option to remove the toespace and add “feet” to any cabinet can be a great look. It takes a cabinet and gives it a real furniture-style look. You have a choice of 4 wooden and 3 metal feet within the Bertch line. This configuration is compiled by two sink bases and a drawer stack in the center.
Another look that can really dress up your cabinetry and countertop in a bathroom is to consider a “bow-front” cabinet. Each of the sinkbases used in this Bettendorf Bath were ordered with a bow-front. This subtle curve mimics a chest of drawers or a formal sideboard cabinet. The added curves to the vanity top also helps the long double bowl vanity look less basic and instead stunning as your first view on entering the Bath.
Just outside of the Master Bath entrance is that original location for the vanity sink. The new design has transformed this into a more traditional sink-less vanity area that can be used as a landing space or a hair and makeup station. This exterior vanity has a wood top which makes the cabinet seem more formal and at home in the nook of the Master Bedroom.If you look at the first Before/After image we shared at the beginning of this post, you can see the original Bath had a small shower in the front corner of the space. On the opposite end of the Bath was a large soaking Jacuzzi tub with a window above. With a tub/shower unit in the Bath just next door to this Master Bath, the new design now includes one large walk-in shower. With the shower-head section of the shower concealed with glass, no door is needed on the opposite end. Just an open entrance. The homeowner did mention that she loves the decision they made to located the shower controls near the entrance to the shower. This makes it easy to turn on the water to warm up and shut down on exiting.
We more and more of this in both new homes and remodels. use that space to give yourself a spacious and serene custom tiled shower. Our crews built a half-wall to divide the bathroom vanity area from the shower. This wall allowed a location for the glass installers to place an Oil-Rubbed Bronze channel to fix the glass into.
On the side of that half-wall that faces the shower user we included a custom tiled niche. This space can now house toiletries within reach of the user and also keep them out of sight. By designing a custom tiled shower in your space in place of a freestanding shower unit, you can customize your experience and get a look perfect for your room.
Inside of that niche is the same glass mosaic tile used as a backsplash above the bathroom vanity top and as an accent strip surrounding the entire shower. Bathrooms are a perfect location to include a mosaic accent because they can truly help tie everything together.
Let’s all give a round of applause to the son of this couple who helped them find the perfect tile! Seriously folks, let your kids participate in the selection process they may really love it! This mosaic from our Jeffery Court collection perfectly ties the main tile, vanity, fixtures, and paint color together!
The countertop for the double vanity is an Engineered Quartz by Hanstone. The “Royal Blanc” quartz and undermount white oval bowls looks perfectly at home in the space and don’t distract from the rest of the finishes. Oil-Rubbed Bronze fixtures and lighting are a great compliment to the wood vanity. Do you wish your Bath could be one of our Before and After stories? Let’s get started! Call or click to make an appointment today! (309) 944-1344.
This Geneseo kitchen remodel has one of the best marble looks we have ever featured…. but these tops are Formica! Paired with painted cabinetry, this project was a great before and after story to share on our TV show. Watch a full episode of the Village Home Show including this Before & After story as well as a trip to our granite fabrication shop. Click the video below to see the full tour.
It is no secret that there is nothing more classic and timeless these days than a white painted kitchen. White painted cabinetry has been a universally popular choice for many years and will not be dropping in popularity within the next handful of years. There is something about having a white kitchen that gives it a clean and classic look. This newly remodeled kitchen in Geneseo, IL is no exception.
White painted cabinetry from our Koch Classic line has been installed in the “Prairie Shaker” door. While there were no walls removed to create this finished space, we did have Durian Builders remove a ceiling soffit to help open up the space for extra cabinetry storage.
The original gold-flecked backsplash tile had been removed before we snapped this “before” photo. Even though the original kitchen was also white, it was in need of an upgrade. No changes were made to the general “footprint” of the new kitchen but new materials bring a great updated look to the space.
The clean and classic cabinetry is complimented by a subtle contrast in color in the Rittenhouse 3″ x 6″ subway tile that is picked up in the veining colors of the marble countertops….but these tops aren’t true marble! Don’t feel bad if these photos fooled you and you thought they were real (even in person this is easy to do).
The countertops are a fraction of the cost of true marble because they are a Formica laminate color called “Calacatta Marble” Formica’s advancements in printing larger prints onto their sheetgoods helps create a very realistic look. The original kitchen countertops had what is called a “Squared” edge profile. This means that you have two visible seams of material right on the front edge of the counters. Installing these new Formica tops in the “Full-Wrap” edge profile helps to give a more convincing look of a slab of marble.
A drop-in sink and single-handle faucet complete the look. This E-Granite composite sink is durable and very stylish. With five colors to select from and available in drop-in or under-mount styles, there is an E-Granite sink that is perfect for every counter choice. White appliances are right at home in this kitchen. By not using Black or Stainless Steel appliances in this design, the U-shaped kitchen looks even larger and brighter. Installing a microwave hood above your cooktop helps free up counter space in the kitchen.
New flooring has been installed throughout this kitchen and eat-in dining area. This “American Classic Plank” in the “Gunstock” color may look like hardwood… but it is in fact Luxury Vinyl Tile Planks. LVT flooring can be a wonderful choice for your kitchen because it far more comfortable to stand on for long periods of time when compared to ceramic tile or hardwoods. Read more about LVT here in this past blog post.
This kitchen is full of wonderful storage! Drawers are full-extension, self-closing drawers and the interiors of the cabinets have been fitted with sliding shelves. Even the tall pantry cabinet has sliding shelves inside.
This kitchen doesn’t just have one tall pantry cabinet. There is another located across the kitchen in the desk area. If two pantry cabinets aren’t enough storage there is always the bonus storage found in this large 45″ wide wall cabinet above the desk.
The Formica tops and subway tile backsplash would not look as stunning if it weren’t for the great light that washes over them. Our Diode L.E.D. lighting system has been installed here for undercabinet lighting. These lights are energy efficient and help any kitchen look amazing day or night.
While many older and historic homes may not have this large of a kitchen, we can make any space look just as classic. In this case, the home had been remodeled many years ago to create a larger kitchen. This new U-shaped layout with a built-in desk area and secondary dining space (formal dining room is just outside the door) this kitchen is fantastic and functional.
Are you ready to start your kitchen remodel? Planning on building a new home soon? Click here to set up an appointment or call today at (309) 944-1344 to start the process. We can’t wait to hear what your dream kitchen looks like!
This Geneseo kitchen remodel has become one of our most talked about projects of the year. A unique stain on a rich woodgrain paired with Cambria quartz counters. Watch a full episode of the Village Home Show dedicated entirely to this Before & After story. Click the video below to see the full tour (commercial free).
Cherry cabinetry from our Dura Supreme line in their “Caraway” stain is at center stage in this new kitchen. The “Lynden” doorstyle is a Transitional choice, yet when paired with the other finishes and furnishings this kitchen it almost borders along a Modern style. To get the full picture of just how much of a transformation in style this space has seen take a look at this before photo.
We don’t want to discredit the original kitchen at all. The layout and design details were way ahead of their game when this kitchen was last remodeled (22 years ago). Medium Oak raised-panel cabinetry and a beveled edge Formica top including a full-height backsplash matching the countertops. Warm grays and unique design details have not only brought this kitchen up to date, it is now ahead of the current trends.
If you haven’t noticed lately when shopping for any type of item for your home or even clothing and accessories, gray has become a powerhouse neutral. We wrote here on the blog just this past Spring that Gray is Here to Stay. Where did we officially hear this news? From the team at Dura Supreme Cabinetry who forecast gray to stay on track long-term. Projected to be popular for the next 5-8 years, that was reason enough for Dura to launch a whole line of options in the gray category for us to offer our customers.
Cambria Quartz counters in the “Torquay” design are the perfect choice for a subtle veining that compliments the cabinet finish. A blend of many types of textures and materials are at work to give this kitchen a soothing look and feel. This kitchen was full remodeled from start to finish by a team from Village Home Stores. The original kitchen was contained by walls on all four sides.
The Dining Room was divided up from the kitchen by this wall. Not only did this wall create two separated areas, it blocked a good deal of the natural light that the Dining Room offered. With more and more of our customers looking for a more open concept to their homes, walls often come out in remodels. In this case we removed the wall dividing the kitchen from the dining room completely and opened up the original range wall as well.
This birdseye view above shows the new kitchen design fills the two main walls with cabinetry and extends the base cabinets in from the cooktop wall as a peninsula. A kneewall supports a bar-height top in the peninsula and a shallow buffet area is installed on the opposite end creating a casual eat-in dining area along the front entry to the kitchen.
The kitchen sink is now located on this main wall of cabinetry. With no window above the kitchen sink, a painted cabinet with reeded glass doors creates interest and brightens up the space. Our Diode L.E.D. undercabinet lighting washes the countertops and also lights the interior of this painted cabinet.
An undermounted sink including a low-divider configuration has been installed. This cast-iron option allows for the perfect shade of warm gray to be used in place of an expected Stainless Steel sink. There are so many textures at work here in the new design. Many of them all in the same value of gray. By using the same grays but in varied textures it creates a sophisticated “Tone on Tone” end result.
With plenty of storage throughout the new kitchen design, a cabinet above the new refrigerator wasn’t needed. Instead a pair of X-shaped wine cabinets has been installed. When we photographed the kitchen they had just began to “move” back into the space. Looks to us like a housewarming party needs to happen to fill this wine rack. We hope we get the invite.
A raised dishwasher can be a very interesting design choice in appearance but consider the reason it might be right for you. The main benefit for raising your dishwasher up to this height is that loading and unloading the unit is far more easier when you don’t even have to bend over to do so. Many of the Full Project Management kitchen remodels we do are for families who love their home but want to rework the existing spaces to allow them to age there and stay longer.
The most stunning area of the new kitchen is the new cooktop and hood wall. This wall has gone from a single valance in the original kitchen to a magazine-worthy look in the new kitchen!
A section of cascading mosaic tile from our Glazzio line in their “Orbit” series is a blend of tile, glass, and stainless. Installed behind the KitchenAid chimney hood all the way down to the countertop. Cascading down and creating a reflection on the smooth electric cooktop, it almost looks like it flows into the countertop.
The main backsplash field tile throughout the new kitchen is a porcelain tile you may recognize from this kitchen over on Houzz. The Paramount porcelain tile in the Sandal Wood “Ocean Breeze” design is great as a flooring option but we prove here once again that it makes a great wall tile. A faux wood grain look compliments the Cherry wood grain of the Dura Supreme cabinets. The Adorne collection from Legrand has been installed throughout. Pop-out outlets shown here are just some of the incredible options in this line.
Softap touch dimmer switches has also been installed for the lighting plan in this new design. These dimmers can be set to the light level you desire and then with a single tap brought back to that level. Learn more about the Adorne collection and see a full Master Bathroom fitted with them in this recent episode of the Village Home Show.
Two of those dimmers control the dining lighting selected for this new space. Located in a beautifully serene wooded lot just outside of Geneseo, the view looking out from this new kitchen are also amazing. This Artcraft light fixture plays perfectly with the branches outside of the Dining Room.
In keeping with a more organic style and lines, this drum shade fixture hangs above the casual dining area on the opposite end of the new kitchen. A Stainless Steel suite of appliances from KitchenAid was also installed throughout.
KitchenAid offers a great look plus incredible features on every model. In place of a double wall oven we included a combination wall oven and microwave. This model includes convection features so the option to have two functioning wall ovens is there when needed.
Above the combination wall oven is a wood tray divider for storing bakeware. This 24″ deep oven cabinet also is the perfect location for small appliances that may otherwise clutter up your counters.
Don’t let that incredible tile distract you from what was right below it. This 36″ wide electric cooktop with touch-activated controls is easy to use and looks great.
Below the cooktop is a large cabinet fit with sliding shelves that are perfect for storing pots and pans. Remember that all of our sliding shelves are adjustable and you can always install them at the best spots for whatever height your items and lids are. There are two other areas of cabinetry that are included in the new kitchen.
A shallow sideboard/buffet area to the right of the refrigerator and a drop zone section of cabinetry near the front entry. There was a drop zone in the original kitchen but this configuration and location helps to keep clutter hidden and offer another space for serving or displaying items when entertaining.
To give this section of cabinetry a unique look, beveled ends have been added. These clipped corners allow the light to hit the “Caraway” finish and also gives a chance fro the crown and undercabinet molding to wrap and make a more custom look.
Concealed within the upper cabinet is a mail organizer. Clutter that may normally end up on the countertop can be stashed away out of sight. In many kitchens we include outlets in these slots to create charging stations for devices. The other area directly across from the drop zone is that sideboard/buffet section of cabinetry.
Not only does this offer a great long countertop to serve from it also allows for some added storage. With Dura Supreme cabinetry there is no added cost or limitations to cut back the depth of a cabinet. In this case we were able to make the section of cabinetry perfectly sized to use up the shallow space of wall leading up to the front window of the home. Hidden inside one of these cabinets is a FloJet water pump. Hard water can be…well..hard on components of your home appliances. This system allows the homeowners to pump water from a large bottle into their new KitchenAid 29 cu. ft. refrigerator. You may also notice that this area has an accent counter. The “Galloway” design from Cambria is installed here for a bit of interest and a lot of sparkle.
Completely remodeled from start to finish and from the floor to ceiling. Of course we have to mention the flooring. Paramount’s Monterrey Birch hardwood in the “Espresso” finish. Random widths and lengths help create a unique pattern when installed in a standard way. Installing these varied widths and lengths of hardwood at an angle sets the entire new great room off and helps this entire space have a unique, updated, and upscale look. With a completed look this amazing, you know we had to include this kitchen in an episode of the Village Home Show!
That is why we can’t reveal the full tour of this kitchen here on the blog. The best way to see it is to watch the episode shared above. See a full tour from start to finish and help us welcome two visitors from Dura Supreme to be some of the very first guests in the new space. Can you walk up to your trash bin and tap the lid open with just a nudge of your knee? These homeowners can. And just how custom can a unique bar top shape be? Want to save some of these ideas for your own project? Se the full album of photos over on our Houzz page here and save them to your own project ideabooks. Do you want to make your dream kitchen a reality? are there walls in the way of that space? We can help! Call or click today to set up an appointment and start the conversation about your own before and after story.
Does your kitchen have a unique shape to the overall space? A not-so-square corner or an unused section of wall that you know could be part of your new kitchen? It is time to call in the the expert design team at Village Home Stores. We can make any standard shaped room look incredible and we can do exactly the same for “challenging” spaces. Not only did we address every angle, we included great storage within. See this kitchen featured in this episode of the Village Home Show in the video below.
The total transformation was amazing to share with you on our TV show. We hope you enjoy the more detailed tours and product features we can show you in this video format.
Not all homes include a rectangle or perfectly square space to work with. For example, take a look at a birdseye view of the design for this featured kitchen. No, this image is not tilted, the kitchen in this beautiful Bettendorf home is in fact that shape. Not your typical U-shaped kitchen is it? If you are shopping for a single straight wall of cabinetry or a custom kitchen to fit a space like this. An expert is what you need. The expert design team at Village Home Stores can help you find the best working design for your home. No project is identical to another (we love this about our industry)! The new design you see here on the right is a solution for the space. The old kitchen layout was much more broken up. The original oak kitchen (shown above and below) included drop-down ceiling soffits as well as a narrow corridor on the back end of the kitchen created by tall cabinetry. Behind the original refrigerator location was a second refrigerator, open shelf storage and a small pass-through window. The entire space seemed crowded and closed in.
A very special area in the original kitchen was also in this back section of the original layout, the measuring wall. Many families have them, commonly in the kitchen. Where the growth of generations and generations of kids is documented. In this case it was on the side panel o a tall cabinet. A grandchild put up some signage on the day before tear-out was to begin…
She means it!!!! No worries reader, our carpenters were able to remove this panel (from the floor up for accurate measuring of course) and it is now safely in a new location of the home. Our family here at Village Home Stores know how important memories made in your home are to you. We aim to provide beautiful and functional new spaces to help you continue making memories in your home. The moment we snapped this photo of the measuring wall. was a touching reminder of that. And now…the tour! Let’s take a look around this incredible new space!
The first thing you notice about this new kitchen is how open and bright it is. What was once an enclosed maze of cabinetry has been opened up into a bright and airy Transitional kitchen. Koch cabinetry in the “aspen” doorstyle painted white is paired with warm Hickory hardwood flooring. The countertops in this new space are a striking natural stone named “White Macaubus”. This neutral blend of whites, beige, and warm grays perfectly ties all of the other finishes together. Natural veining and character in the slabs looks right at home in this wooded lot that looks out over the Mississippi Valley below. We removed a large section of the dividing wall to help create this look.
Now you have a clear view into the kitchen and its full wall of floor-to-ceiling glass that looks out toward the swimming pool. The kitchen sink view is also more enjoyable now as the user faces the front of this wooded lot and can enjoy the entire panoramic view the Living Room windows offer. What grabs your attention first as you enter the new kitchen is the large handcrafted Hickory dining table and the lighting above it.
This table (built by the talented homeowner we should add) comfortably seats 10 guests. While an island of a very decent size could have fit here, the owners really wanted to be able to enjoy the space and the views while dining and entertaining. So many incredible meals and many great conversations will now be shared within this kitchen. The two large pendant light fixtures above the table make quite the statement…
…and when you sit down and look up, they make a whole new statement! Hammered copper with a gold interior, these lights are stunning! While your kitchen may not be large enough for two lights quite this size, consider the rhythm and balance that is brought to the space by having two lights above the table (or island if that is the case). A single, long fixture would have not been as dramatic as these lights.
The added surprise of the gold interior of these fixtures is what makes them so remarkable. We have many lighting options similar to these including the series shown above by Quorum that come in many sizes and with gold, silver, and copper interior options. The back wall of the kitchen is now home to the new KitchenAid 29 cubic foot french-door refrigerator. This model offers maximum fresh food and freezer storage. The addition of a glass-front beverage cooler nearby helps free up a lot of shelf space in the main refrigerator. If your kitchen design allows it, this 24″ appliance can really be a game-changer for refrigeration. Imagine if the next time your were planning on entertaining, you could remove all of the cans, bottles, and boxes of beverages and instead have all of that shelf space for food items! That is a lot of shelf real estate that just opened up for you. It is also very wonderful to be able to allow guests to help themselves when they are over. A glass-front beverage cooler looks great and can also help way-finding when you are entertaining guests. We carry many makes and models of under-counter beverage coolers.
On the subject of added storage, take a look at this second pantry cabinet that was converted into a broom/utility closet. Adding a tall pantry cabinet for this function can help you have access to cleaning supplies right where you need them. With doors closed, you would never suspect it isn’t just pantry storage.
With the angle of the cooking and sink walls being an acute angle, a standard square lazy-susan cabinet would not fit or function for this kitchen. A blind corner cabinet with swing-out shelves is instead installed to make the most of a challenging area. When we asked the owner of this beautiful new kitchen what some of her favorite things about the new space were, she responded how much she loves her touch-activated faucet.
When working in the kitchen it is so easy to fall in love with this touch feature. This kitchen was completed using the full Project Management Program at Village Home Stores. This means that the entire remodel was handled from start to finish by a team of experts coordinated just for this project. Estimates, schedules, and quality work was all managed by Village Home Stores to help keep everything on schedule to completion. There is so much to talk about in this Bettendorf kitchen. We can’t wait to share a full video tour with you on an upcoming episode of the Village Home Show. This will be an episode you will not want to miss!
See the full album of photos from this project over here on our Houzz.com page. If you are ready to start the conversation about your own kitchen project we are ready to meet with you. Just give us a call at (309) 944-1344 or contact us online to arrange an appointment so we can hear about the space you are working on. Let’s get an expert team to work on your space!