Custom Amish Cabinets In a High-Style Rustic Display

This Spring during our showroom closure, we found ourselves with some areas of an available schedule and staff carpenters to finally get around to some projects under our own roof. Our remodel team has been very busy in homes around the region as the year began, so it has been nearly impossible to fit our own projects into the mix. But during the weeks when we didn’t have crews inside of our customer homes, instead our team was able to stay busy and safe in our own controlled and sanitized jobsite: the store! We tore into three displays to give them a fresh new update. The Village Home Stores showroom is now OPEN (by appointment only as of this post May 2020) and many of these projects are wrapping up just in time! We thought we would share with you some of the finished looks here on the blog beginning with this custom Amish-built cabinetry TV surround.

Sample Center Custom Amish Cabinet Display in Village Home Stores Showroom Geneseo, IL
Sample Center Custom Amish Cabinet Display in the Village Home Stores Showroom, Downtown Geneseo, IL

The cabinets may look familiar if you visited us at the 2020 QCBR Home Show this past Winter. There they had a whole different look! Check out the same base and wall cabinet combo with a wood wall treatment instead of the bold tile. We loved how that looked but wanted to tell a different surface story back at the showroom. Bold color is not for everyone (or everywhere), but smaller cabinet spaces can be perfect for it. Powder rooms, kitchen islands, and shown here in a TV surround. This area will be used as another presentation space for our design team to present and select finishes with their clients. The cabinets may be “rustic” but the details truly elevate the look!

Matte black subway tile with accent blue mosaic tile strip.
Matte black subway tile with accent blue mosaic tile strip and Kichler arm wall sconce in the Village Home Stores Showroom, Downtown Geneseo, IL

We flanked the TV area with a statement wall of tile. Matte black glass subway tiles from the Chapter 1 suite by Jeffery Court is installed in the “Silhouette” color and satin finish. Two blue mosaic strips accent the wall in the “Berrrmos” series and “Beryl” color by Original Style UK tile. Arm style sconces from our Kichler line have been installed near the top of each water-falling blue accent. The countertop surface for this TV area is an Engineered Quartz named “Marquina Midnight”. Black with an organic white veining pattern, this durable and glossy surface looks regal and rustic at the same time.

MSI Marquina Midnight Quartz
MSI Marquina Midnight Quartz countertops in display in the Village Home Stores showroom in Geneseo, IL.

What is the easiest way to level up any look? Accessorize of course! In the world of fashion we add jewelry. In the kitchen and bath industry we add lighting and hardware! These handles and knobs are from the Chrysalis series by Belwith Keeler. Brushed golden brass is paired with opaque black glass inserts. Contact a designer at Village Home Stores to see some of the other amazing finish combinations in this series and the many other hardware options from this line.

Belwith Keeler Chrysalis Series handle and knob hardware in Brushed Golden Brass with Black Opaque Glass
Belwith Keeler Chrysalis Series handle and knob hardware in Brushed Golden Brass with Black Opaque Glass

But of course we have to mention the cabinetry in this display! We offer a wide variety of cabinets in terms of finish, customization, and craftsmanship. Atop that list in all categories is our custom Amish cabinetry. This Amish-built cabinet line is crafted with extreme care for our customers by a shop located in Southern Illinois. Your access to wood species and finishes with this line are honestly near limitless. We received questions about these cabinets right away when we posted a preview of them. The bases are a Rustic Hard Maple in a custom finish. What do we mean custom finish? The rustic finish applied to the bases in this display doesn’t have a name technically. In fact, many of our finishes sold from this line are customized to the point they are just named after your jobname. That’s custom! You work with our designers and can even call out how heavily your distressing or finish accents are handled.

Custom Amish Cabinets With Wood Tray Divider and Utensil Organizer Inserts.
Custom Amish Cabinets With Wood Tray Divider and Utensil Organizer Inserts.

The painted cabinets are “Phillipsburg Blue” in an inset doorstyle. We have designed this display to showcase to styles of cabinet overlays and also many options for construction and custom inserts. Unfortunately two of the best ways to explore this cabinet line and how incredible it is just don’t translate well into a blog post. The next time you find yourself in our showroom please touch this finish and open the cabinetry to see what we mean when we describe this line as heirloom quality. The items created for your home are done so with incredible respect for the materials and the process of creating them.

Custom Amish Cabinet Display With Wood Tray Divider and Utensil Organizer Inserts in the Village Home Stores Showroom, Downtown Geneseo, IL.
Custom Amish Cabinet Display With Wood Tray Divider and Utensil Organizer Inserts.

There are many inserts and specialty options that can be included in your design. We love the solid wood options shown above for tray dividers and spice/utensil organizers. Below you see a variation of a double waste basket that includes a lid. These lidded options can be wonderful for storing pet food or recycling items that may not be taken out of the kitchen as often as trash. Ask a designer at Village about your options or show us anything you find online you would like to include in your design.

Custom Amish Cabinets With Rev a Shelf Lidded Waste Basket Pullouts.
Custom Amish Cabinets With Rev a Shelf Lidded Waste Basket Pullouts.

A custom designed space can be easily disrupted visually by appliances. But in many areas, appliances are absolutely needed to build the best use of an area for you. For example, this corner of the showroom is ideal for a beverage cooler. That way we can offer water or refreshments to our guests without traveling rooms away to another refrigerator. But a big panel of stainless steel or glass would disrupt the finished look of the cabinet design. So we chose to include a Kitchen Aid panel-ready beverage cooler model to hide it in plain sight.

Cabinet panel ready beverage cooler by Kitchen Aid in the Village Home Stores Showroom, Downtown Geneseo, IL
Cabinet panel ready beverage cooler by Kitchen Aid in the Village Home Stores Showroom, Downtown Geneseo, IL

To keep the cabinet configuration symmetrical we even created a false drawer stack look to the panel of the cooler. Panel ready models are available in many categories of appliances. Our cabinet designers can partner with your appliance expert from Village to be sure to build a custom panel designed specifically for the model you have selected. We can also create a finished look that best replicates the cabinet overlay surrounding it. Take a look at the image above and notice that aside from the toespace below, it’s pretty hard to notice the cooler at all. Press play below to see it open.

See more from this finished display at the full album we just posted to our Houzz profile. We created this space in the showroom to be used as another casual presentation area. Our formal conference room is available when a more private conversation is needed. But we have many other presentations spaces/displays in the Village showroom that include a screen where we can mirror your design drawings onto it. Having samples within arms reach can be so helpful as we work closely with you to create an accurate estimate. We have added some seating and a table to the space and the carpeting we selected makes such a fun statement. This is “Bespoke” from our Phenix Carpet Modern Contours series. We have installed it is a wall-to-wall application here. Don’t forget. Any of the carpets we carry can be bound into custom sized area rugs for your home. This series would be perfect for that!

Modern pattern carpeting with a mix of black and gray neutrals in the Village Home Stores showroom.
Modern pattern carpeting with a mix of black and gray neutrals in the Village Home Stores showroom.

Would you like to make an appointment to start the conversation about our process at Village Home Stores and receiving a bid on our design and products for your home? Just reach out! Our team is just a phone call or a message away. We can’t wait to hear what you have dreamed up for your home and how we can make it come to life! You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or email our team at info@villagehomestores.com. You can also send us a message right here from the chat on our blog and a member of our team will be in touch. Thank you so much to our incredible team of in-house staff who worked hard to get these displays in place.

Mothers Day Brunch Board Ideas

We know shopping for this upcoming Mothers Day holiday is a little challenging this year. It is kind of hard to not be hyper-aware of every shopping trip and item that is arriving in the mail. Still want to plan something special for the mother of your household? How about building her portable platter full of goodies for all of you to share? Don’t have a platter or a tray for this task? Perhaps your should GIFT her one for Mother’s Day? Can’t do that in time? Just use a large cookie sheet. The goal is to cover the whole surface with grab-able goodies. Do you have a great outdoor dining space, a sun room that is extra perfect in the mornings, or how about a backyard picnic? Treat mom to a special brunch, lunch, or plan an snack and game night that you can all enjoy together.

Build a Brunch Board

Pancake breakfast brunch board platter
Breakfast in bed or out on the patio? Make your pancake breakfast feast portable on a tray.

Pile up some pancakes or waffles, surround them with yummy fruits and other toppings and don’t forget the bacon! Brunch boards like this are a great family effort for mom because you can delegate tasks separately to many kids and then get everything prepped and piled as a group. TIP: mom won’t care if this spread has homemade or frozen waffles or pancakes so don’t stress.

Brunch idea with serving items like pitchers or bud vases for syrups
Use fun serving items like pitchers or bud vases for syrups

Get creative by including fun pancake or waffle “toppings” you may have in the pantry like sprinkles or chocolate chips. Another fun idea is to fill up some individual syrup servings using small jars, pitchers, or jars you have.

Let’s Taco ‘Bout How Awesome Mom Is

Taco night grazing board with toppings, shells, and chips
A twist on taco night! Fill a grazing board with toppings, shells, and chips for a build-your-own plate station.

What’s better than Taco Night? How about Taco Day? Start building your taco grazing board by including a dish of your prepared meat. Then spread out your shells and/or tortillas and add toppings in small piles. Leave a corner of your grazing board for dishes or containers for messier toppings like salsa and sour cream and save some space for jars of hot sauces. End up with some empty spaces on this board? Grab some tortilla chips and fill in your gaps because taco and nachos are always a good idea! Want to add a breakfast twist to this idea? How about adding some eggs into the mix and assembling a build-a-breakfast burrito board?

Make your grazing board easy to clean up so you can get back to the party
Prep your boards ahead of time and make perishables easy to cover and clean up so you can get back to the party.

Building a large board packed with yummy food can help make everything portable for setting up and cleaning up. Many of this work can be prepped ahead of time and stored in the fridge until it is taco time! If you bring your board outside to snack on, be sure to cover and clean up your perishable items so they arent left out too long. Trays make great grazing boards because you can pile your messy dishes right on them for easier clean up. Meals like this are meant to be casual and fun so paper plates are fine (and make for even easier cleanup).

Family Game Night Grazing

Mom always up ahead of everyone else in the house? Then she will see that brunch prep coming won’t she? How about instead you invite her to a family game night and prep an amazing grazing board of snacks to share while she picks out some games? Grazing boards and charcuterie plates are meant for snacking and ideal for sharing. These are a great way to clean out some of the almost-finished packages from your pantry or fridge. Plating one up may seem intimidating on your first try. But once you understand that all you are doing is arranging small piles of items together, it’s easier to be successful. Take a look at this example:

Meats, treats, cheeses, crackers, and other snacks all ready for grazing during your next movie or game night.
Meats, treats, cheeses, crackers, and other snacks all ready for grazing during your next movie or game night.

Looks ready for snacking even though it is kind of a mess. As long as you have a fun variety of sweet, salty and savory items you will end up with a successful mix of plenty of interesting colors, shapes, and textures. All I did to dress up the meats in the tray above was change them a little as I unpacked them. One style I shaped into little rolls, and the other is just folded in half once, then again a second time. Meats and cheeses are always great to have on a snack board but don’t forget about some sweets! Here I included some dried pineapple and licorice bites. The truth is, everything looks prettier plated up. You can do this! Have you ever brought home your Big Mac and fries and ditched the drive through packaging for a real plate? Instant upgrade! If you need some added inspiration just check out this board we started on our Pinterest page. Tons of ideas and arrangements to scroll through like S’mores and french fries boards! If you make one be sure to tag us on social media so we can see your creations. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas, aunties, pet-moms, and female role-models out there!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top 5 Appliances on The Village Floor Right Now With a Sanitize Feature

Yesterday one of our appliance experts Rachele and I had a little mom-to-mom conversation (spoiler alert: it’s a mom who writes these blogs) about how we have been keeping our households and our kiddos clean over the past few weeks. We both mentioned how we love our large capacity Maytag washers during any flu season because we have the added piece-of-mind of the sanitize cycle. That conversation inspires us to come up with a list of the top 5 appliances we have on the floor right now that include a sanitize feature. So without further delay, we give you…

Rachele’s Top 5 Appliances on The Village Floor Right Now With a Sanitize Feature:

1 + 2: The 8630 Series Maytag Washer and Dryer

Appliance Expert Rachele showcases her top pick for appliances including a sanitize feature at Village Home Stores
Appliance Expert Rachele showcases her top pick for appliances including a sanitize feature in the Village Home Stores showroom.

Topping the list is of course the laundry that inspired it. Our 8630 series front loaders from Maytag. It boasts the Most Powerful Cleaning in the industry driven by the Heavy Duty cycle with Extra Power button. It includes all of the best features you have come to expect in a dependable front load machine. Customer favorites like Overnight Wash & Dry, a Quick Wash Cycle, Sanitize, and the late add feature. All backed by a 10-Year Limited Parts Warranty on the Direct Drive Motor and Stainless Steel Wash Basket. A large capacity (so you can literally strip your whole kids bedding and throw it all in one load) of 5.0 cu. ft. makes it a winning investment for any household.

  • Sanitize cycle– This cycle removes 99.9% of household bacteria with the hottest water temperature available in a Maytag, delivering thorough cleaning and peace of mind.
Milan, IL laundry room with smart connected Maytag laundry pair in Metallic Slate finish.
Milan, IL laundry room with smart connected Maytag laundry pair in Metallic Slate finish.

Guess what? This washer is also a smart capable appliance. For those who think “I don’t need a smart appliance in my laundry room” we ask, do any of these features seem appealing?

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

3: The 704 Series KitchenAid Dishwasher With FreeFlex 3rd Rack

KitchenAid third rack dishwasher interior layout with sani-rinse feature in the Village Home Stores showroom.
KitchenAid third rack dishwasher interior layout with sani-rinse feature in the Village Home Stores showroom.

Check out the all new interior of the KitchenAid Dishwasher line! A totally redesigned tub with an extremely usable top rack. An advanced clean water wash system inside of it allows a micro-filtration filter that continues to remove food particles so clean water circulates around all three racks during wash and rinse. A fan-enabled drying system circulates hot air around dishes while warm, humid air is cooled and drawn out of a vent. When we say extremely usable… we mean it! I don’t know about your household, but in mine our top rack is always full of lightweight cups, mugs, and as many bowls as I can fit. This new lineup of KitchenAid dishwashers gives you so much loading capacity! Press play below to check out this video we made of what fits:

And of course this dishwasher made this top 5 list because it also includes a sanitize cycle. Be sure that your dishes, waterbottles, lunchbox containers, and utensils are getting as clean as possible by selecting the Sani-Rinse option.

  • Sani-Rinse Option – Eliminates 99.999% of food soil bacteria by adding a high-heat final rinse to sanitize dishes.

4 + 5: The 6120 Series Whirlpool Washer and Dryer

New Whirlpool top load laundry with pretreat station plus. Available at Village Home Stores and villagehomestores.com
New Whirlpool top load laundry with pretreat station plus. Available at Village Home Stores and villagehomestores.com

This 6120 series we now showcase on our sales floor is an amazing laundry pair for any household looking for a top load option. If you are looking for a washer that will allow you a deep fill and soak settings this is your dream pair! It even includes a new Pretreat Station Plus to soak, scrub and wash all in one spot with a built-in, dual temperature faucet and pretreat brush for quick, easy access to tools that help you get it all done at once. Check out the image below that shows you the built-in detergent brush you can store right in the washer lid.

New Whirlpool top load laundry with pretreat station plus. Available at Village Home Stores and villagehomestores.com
New Whirlpool top load laundry with pretreat station plus. Available at Village Home Stores and villagehomestores.com
  • Sanitize With Oxi- This Whirlpool washer allows you to select this option so that you can get optimal results with using Oxi clean products.

The next few weeks may look different for our small business amid developing COVID 19 news, but our staff still remains committed to helping you to receive the best customer experience and products out there. You can shop our appliances online, anytime at villagehomestores.com. If you are needing guidance as you shop, you can actually text with a member of our team right from the site. So as you are browsing, feel free to send us a message with your info and we will help you find what is right for your household. This weekend is a great time to also check your existing appliances to see if you have sanitize cycles and features on your control boards. And as a final thought from the moms behind this blog post, wash your hands!

Remodel Removes Jacuzzi Tub and Adds Huge Tiled Shower

The remodel team at Village Home Stores has done it again! We have removed yet another (rarely-used) gigantic 90’s Jacuzzi tub and replaced it with a large custom tiled shower. We completely reworked the master bath in this Bettendorf Quad Cities home to become more spacious, practical, and of course gorgeous. Don’t forget that our project management remodel process is not just for kitchen remodels. Village Home Stores can definitely help to transform your bathroom too!

Charcoal blue painted vanity cabinets with Cambria Summerhill quartz counters in a Bettendorf Master Bath.
Charcoal blue painted vanity cabinets with Cambria Summerhill quartz counters in a Bettendorf Master Bath.

The best-selling “Charcoal Blue” painted finish from our Koch Classic line is shown here on the Prairie doorstyle with Atherly series hardware from Amerock. This cabinet finish is perfect as an accent color on a kitchen island, and we use it a lot in bathroom and home bar cabinetry as well. Many people pause for a moment when we suggest a blue painted finish for their home. But just look at it, this color is great! Charcoal Blue can truly become a neutral finish when part of a great overall design concept like this.

Side by side of an old shower area transformed into a second bathroom vanity in Bettendorf, Iowa
Side by side of an old shower area transformed into a second bathroom vanity in Bettendorf, Iowa by the remodel team at Village Home Stores

In this Bettendorf home we were able to transform the original shower area into a second vanity space (see above). This added even more storage and a second sink area separate from the other across the room. A feature we love (that you can’t see in a photo) is the voice-controlled medicine cabinet above this sink. You can control lighting and even ask for some tunes all hands free. There is so much to love about this new master bath. Press play below to see a short video tour of the finished space.

Many of the builders we partner with in the Quad Cities area are installing tilled accent rug areas into bathroom spaces. We love that this remodel customer wanted to do the same in their home. With this room being very wide, including the accented tile area at the center takes that large tiled space and adds such a sophisticated look. Too much surfaces covered in one tile can start to look cold and institutional. This accented tile area gives us 5 star hotel vibes and it’s far from cold!

Master bathroom with tiled inlay rug at center
Master bathroom with tiled inlay rug at center in a Quad Cities home. Complete bathroom remodel from Village Home Stores.

In fact this floor tile is not cold at all… it’s heated! Installing heated floors in a master bath is a feature that you will never regret investing in. Currently it’s Winter in the Midwest, so we don’t even have to sell you on the idea that exiting the shower onto cold tile floors can snatch that zen feeling from you in just a second. And how about a warm towel? Yes please! Just outside of the shower is a heated towel rack waiting for you as you exit.

tiled walk in shower with mirror accent tile stripe
Large custom tiled walk in shower with grab bars and mirror tile accent.

We created a custom tiled shower design for this home that requires no door. Just a short step over a threshold and inside you have access to grab bars and a shower bench. A half wall near the toilet conceals a tiled niche for toiletries and a tiled bench. A row of Glazzio Mystique Series mirrored tile is a perfect compliment to the blue vanity cabinets.

Custom tiled walk in shower with bench and niche shelf in a remodeled Bettendorf bathroom.
Custom tiled walk in shower with bench and niche shelf in a remodeled Bettendorf bathroom by Village Home Stores

The main tile in this master bath is from our Florida Tile line in the Ainslee Park series. In this room we used many sizes of “Calacatta Gold” tile. A 12×24″ size is used as the main floor, shower walls, and bench. 2×2″ tiles in the same color are used as the shower floor. A Hexagon mixed mosaic from the same Ainslee Park series is installed as that gorgeous tiled rug area.

Custom tiled shower and inlay tile rug in a master bathroom with blue cabinets
Custom tiled shower and inlay tile rug in a remodeled master bathroom with blue cabinets in Bettendorf, Iowa

Where the half wall meets a panel of fixed glass, we installed a slab of Cambria Quartz to match the vanity tops. The “Summerhill” design by Cambria is one of our favorite neutrals from their line. Warm grays and taupes are blended in a pattern that looks so much like a natural stone. Cambria has so many amazing designs available for the surfaces in your home (and we can get you this color at a great price). Did you you know that with the Cambria AR app you can even “try on” colors with a photo of your existing kitchen or bath? It is so fun to do!

Cambria quartz in the Summerhill design paired with blue painted cabinets
Cambria quartz in the Summerhill design paired with blue painted cabinets in a remodeled Bettendorf, Iowa bathroom from Village Home Stores.

Want to see more from this project? We have a full album of photos posted to our Houzz portfolio here. There you can see more images and side by side before and after comparisons. Ready for your own transformation story with our team? So are we! Reach out to our team to learn about our remodel process. You can visit the showroom M-F from 9am-5pm at 105 S State in Geneseo, IL or Saturdays from 9am-noon. Call us at 309 944 1344 or message us right from our website here. We can’t wait to hear about your project and how we can help.