White and Mocha New Home Kitchen In Bettendorf Iowa for Applestone Homes

We have seen a lot of two-tone painted kitchen designs lately so how about some wood in the mix? We love the kitchen in this new home built in Bettendorf, Iowa by Applestone Homes. This kitchen design with Koch Cabinetry from Village Home Stores blends bright white paint, “Mocha” wood, and a subtle blue wall tile together for a great finished look. With nods to both New Traditional and Farmhouse styles there are lots of great details throughout this new home. Let’s take a look around.

White kitchen with wood island and range hood and stainless farm sink.
White kitchen with wood island and range hood and stainless farm sink in Bettendorf Iowa. Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes of the Quad Cities.

The finishes in this open concept kitchen are soothing and sophisticated. But once you pick your jaw up off the floor from what it looks like, you get a chance to appreciate how it functions. This open and airy layout with a centered single-level island is ideal for one user or many! Because of the placement of the cooking, cleanup, and available prep zones, you could comfortably have three active users plus someone even doing their homework at the end of the island.

White and wood combination kitchen in a new home built in Bettendorf Iowa.
White and wood combination kitchen in a new home built in Bettendorf Iowa. Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes of the Quad Cities.

Koch Classic Cabinetry in the Maple “Bristol” door is painted in a “White” finish. Storage is key in an open concept kitchen design like this. You want to have everything accessible… but out of sight when not being used. Cluttered counters and open shelf carts full of pans and utensils can take away from a gorgeous and serene kitchen like this. In the cooking zone we have surrounded the range user with three wide and deep drawer stacks to move into. Here you can keep pots, pans, lids, baking dishes, and even small appliances within reach when needed.

Koch cabinet kitchen with white and wood finish with large pots and pans storage drawers
White kitchen with wood island and range hood and lots of great cabinet storage in Bettendorf Iowa. Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes of the Quad Cities.

Keeping utilitarian items out of sight when the kitchen isn’t active helps to keep this kitchen clean and serene throughout the day. Many busy households find the need to up their fresh and frozen food capacity. This layout includes space for an all refrigerator on one end of the sink wall and an all freezer unit on the other. This is a restaurant-level feature and can sometimes take away from a kitchen design. This finished kitchen design softens the amount of stainless steel by surrounding the units with wood panels and cabinets above. The view of the Iowa Quad Cities countryside honestly steals the show on this wall. We love the look of this farm sink but even more, we are jealous of anyone who gets to use it and gaze out at the creek.

Large window above a stainless steel farm sink in a Bettendorf Iowa kitchen.
Large window above a stainless steel farm sink in a Bettendorf Iowa kitchen. Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes of the Quad Cities.

The image below of our masked intern will give you a little hint as to when we photographed this finished kitchen. The Spring and Summer of 2020 are seasons none of us will forget and they resulted in a lot of changes in our industry and of course the local market for new and existing homes. As we approach the Fall, one thing we can all agree on is every home needs one OR MORE work from home or e-learning setups. This kitchen island can be an excellent temporary workspace. So much great bright daylight (for those zoom or google classroom meetings) and an outlet on the end to plug in your devices.

Kitchen island with outlet on end and tall cabinet storage in Bettendorf kitchen design.
White and wood combination kitchen in a new home built in Bettendorf Iowa. Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes of the Quad Cities.

The kitchen island is finished in a “Mocha” stain from our Koch Classic line. This stain has been applied on the same “Bristol” door in a Rustic Birch wood. The end result is the look of a rich, rustic Cherry wood that blends well with medium wood tones like the flooring and furniture in this home. That same wood tone is repeated in the range hood and the gorgeous stacked crown detail where the walls meet the ceiling. One wall of the kitchen design is home to a bank of tall pantry cabinets. The top sections of the doors as well as the two cabinet doors surrounding the range hood have been fit with antique mirrored glass. This gives you the option to store whatever you would like behind the doors without having to style them as a display.

White cabinet kitchen with tall pantry cabinets. Koch Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes of the Quad Cities.
White cabinet kitchen with tall pantry cabinets.

When you work with a kitchen designer at Village Home Stores we can help you decide not just what cabinets fit in your space, but what available storage you will end up with once everything is installed. We often showcase pullout upgrades and specialty inserts but don’t forget that basic open shelf cabinets can house a lot of items. We have many options to upgrade shelf construction and add sliding shelves in some locations. In some cases, just adding an extra interior shelf may be a great upgrade for a very minimal cost.

White cabinet kitchen with open wall cabinet showing interior shelves. Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes of the Quad Cities.
White cabinet kitchen with open wall cabinet showing interior shelves.

As taller ceiling heights remain to be a trend in new homes, the “standard” 30″ tall wall cabinet has become a thing of the past. We can order a variety of wall cabinet heights. Some of the newer industry standards have become 36″ and 42″ tall but we can order any and all heights. Press play below to see a short video tour of this kitchen design:

We also provided cabinetry for the rest of this Bettendorf home. The primary bathroom (shown below) repeated the same Bristol doorstyle but this time in a cooler “Stone” stain on Birch wood. Two sink bases and a centered stack of drawers provide plenty of counter space between the two vanity sinks.

Primary bathroom cabinets with two sink layout and storage at the center. Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes.
Primary bathroom cabinets with two sink layout and storage at the center.

We love the creativity of Applestone Homes. There is always something new and unexpected in every home they build. The lower level bar in this property is no exception. This design only requires 3 cabinets and looks incredible! A back bar with sinkbase and full height door storage plus a front bar with an X design installed on site.

A stylish lower level homebar layout using only 3 cabinets. Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes.
A stylish lower level homebar layout using only 3 cabinets.

The same “Stone” stain from the bathroom cabinetry is used here in the “Windsor” door from our Koch Express line. If you would like to see more of the finishes showcased in this featured project please just reach out. To see more images from this project you can see them posted as a project here on our Houzz page. To learn more about Applestone you can follow them here on their Facebook page.

A stylish lower level home bar with Birch Stone Koch cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes.
A stylish lower level home bar with Birch Stone Koch cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes.

If you are planning on building or remodeling a home in the extended Quad Cities region we hope you consider Village Home Stores for your needs. We can build a team of experts based on what you are shopping for and how much help you may need during your process. Your first step to gathering a bid from our team is just to reach out for an appointment. You can contact us through the webchat here on the blog or by phone at (309) 944-1344. You are also welcome to stop by M-F from 9am-5pm or Saturdays from 9am-noon. We do recommend for the best customer experience to call or contact us ahead of time so we can be sure someone is available to work with you. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help.

Applestone Homes QC 2019 Spring Parade Home

Spring has sprung and that means that the Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Spring Parade of Homes is almost here! We wanted to give you a sneak peek into one of the parade homes you are going to fall in love with in 2019. This incredible open-concept kitchen design is a dream space in the Applestone Homes QC parade stop this Spring. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Applestone Homes on their projects because they are so refreshingly creative with their details and home layouts. The homes they are building in the Quad Cities are so exciting!

Applestone Homes QCBR Spring Parade of Homes open concept kitchen featuring painted white cabinets and marble look quartz counters from Village Home Stores
Applestone Homes QCBR Spring Parade Home kitchen cabinetry and countertops from Village Home Stores

In this parade home we provided the cabinetry and countertops for Applestone. Our Koch Classic Cabinetry line is a wonderful cabinet choice for any style of space. This Transitional-styled kitchen uses a classic flat-panel door from Koch named “Savannah” in a Maple wood for the perimeter of the cabinet design in a painted “White” finish. A large window above the kitchen sink helps to bounce light off the white cabinet and countertop surfaces.

Applestone Homes Quad Cities open concept kitchen with stainless farmsink. Kitchen featuring painted white cabinets and marble look quartz counters from Village Home Stores.
Applestone Homes Quad Cities open concept kitchen with stainless farmsink. Kitchen featuring painted white cabinets and marble look quartz counters from Village Home Stores.

The window wall is home to the farmhouse kitchen sink, dishwasher, and divided fresh and frozen food storage. Using a modern material like Stainless Steel on a farmsink helps to lean the style of the kitchen back away from rustic style to a more updated, modern farmhouse look. The overall look of this kitchen is so clean and inviting. It looks upscale but it is still approachable and welcoming. Open concept kitchens are perfect for entertaining and you want everyday users and guests to all feel comfortable. This kitchen and living room space definitely checks all of those boxes!

Applestone Homes QCBR Spring Parade of Homes kitchen in Bettendorf, Iowa featuring painted white cabinets and marble look quartz counters.
Applestone Homes QCBR Spring Parade of Homes kitchen featuring painted white cabinets and marble look quartz counters from Village Home Stores

One of our favorite elements to this kitchen design is a room Applestone added just within reach of the kitchen. Who wouldn’t love to enjoy their morning coffee in this adjacent sitting room (shown below)?! Scratch that-we would love to enjoy morning coffee, working from home, cocktail hour, golden hour…. you get the point.

Applestone Homes Quad Cities open concept kitchen with nearby sunroom. Kitchen featuring painted white cabinets and marble look quartz counters from Village Home Stores.
Applestone Homes Quad Cities open concept kitchen with nearby sunroom. Kitchen featuring painted white cabinets and marble look quartz counters from Village Home Stores.

Installing flat-panel, white cabinetry creates a minimal gallery effect for the statement details in the overall kitchen design like this incredible hood! This wall may have visual focal point with the hood but it adds so much value for the homeowner because of the storage. In place of doors that open up to fixed or sliding shelves, we have included large drawers. Large drawer stacks like this are wonderful for prep zones of a kitchen design. The drawers are built to hold the weight and capacity for pots and pans storage as well as small appliances. In this Bettendorf, Iowa home we have included one on each side of the range to keep the wall symmetrical in design and keep the focus on the hood.

Quad Cities Spring Parade of Homes kitchen from Village Home Stores in a stunning Applestone Homes QC home. See this space in person during the 2019 QCBR parade.
Quad Cities Spring Parade of Homes kitchen from Village Home Stores in a stunning Applestone Homes QC home. See this space in person during the 2019 QCBR parade.

Speaking of storage, this kitchen has it everywhere! Notice in the image above that we have included wall cabinets that stretch to the ceiling instead of standard 30″ cabinets. You may need a stepstool to reach that top shelf but any homeowner will appreciate the extra space once they move into this kitchen. We have also included slide out shelves in the smaller base cabinets as well as a double bin pullout waste basket cabinet. Why a double bin? So your household can sort recycling and standard waste as you dispose of it.

Painted white Koch cabinetry with sliding shelves and pullout trash. Kitchen design paired with quartz counters from Village Home Stores.
Painted white Koch cabinetry with sliding shelves and pullout trash. Kitchen design paired with quartz counters from Village Home Stores.

Village Home Stores designs kitchens that look great and kitchen designs that function well for the users! We even included hidden storage on the back of the kitchen island. Store bulk items, seasonal and entertainment items, platters and extra glassware, whatever your heart desires all out of sight beneath the kitchen island countertop overhang. Press play below to see what we mean.

Of course the front side of the kitchen island is functional as well. Drawer and door storage cabinets and a drawer beneath a microwave. The same “Savannah” door is used on the kitchen island. This time in a Birch wood with the “Stone” stain applied. We also used this Stone stain in the bathrooms and lower level bar area of the home. We didn’t want to show you all of this home in a blog feature. You are going to have to visit this home during the parade to see those spaces. You will love this entire home.

Stone Gray stained Koch cabinets and Quartz kitchen counters. Kitchen cabinetry and counters from Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes Quad Cities.
Stone Gray stained Koch cabinets and Quartz kitchen counters . Kitchen cabinetry and counters from Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes Quad Cities.

The kitchen island also boasts a wonderful large surface perfect for food prep, entertaining, casual dining, and more (just watch your head with those lights if you use it for a dancefloor). The look of marble with the maintenance-free appeal of quartz. These tops from our Q-Quartz line are the perfect material selection for any busy open-concept kitchen. If you want to learn more about Applestone Homes you can follow them here on Facebook and here on Instagram.

Marble look kitchen counters in Seagrove design. Kitchen design, cabinetry, and counters from Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes Quad Cities.
Marble look Quartz kitchen counters. Kitchen design, cabinetry, and counters from Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes Quad Cities.

Find a full map and details about the 2019 QCBR Parade of Homes online at their website or find printed guides at all local area HyVee locations. The 2019 QCBR Spring Parade will take place on 4/27, 4/28, 5/4, and 5/5 from 1-5pm and on Wednesday 5/1 from 5-7pm. To learn more about Village Home Stores and our new home product estimating process visit villagehomestores.com or stop by and see us at 105 S State St in Downtown Geneseo. We promise shopping with us saves you time and money for your new home. Our one-stop-shop is worth the trip.

Applestone Homes- An Urban Farmstead in the Iowa QC

The Modern Farmhouse style has taken the ENTIRE country by storm. Of course the Midwest Region has embraced this style because… well we were all already on board! We are so lucky to partner with a local builder that masters this look in a refined and stylish way. Take a look at the kitchen in an urban farmstead recently built by Applestone Homes in the heart of the Iowa Quad Cities.

Urban Farmstead Kitchen Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo provided by Applestone Homes

The Modern Farmhouse style is about large, airy, and spacious spaces full of character and texture. Kitchen designs including islands and casual dining spaces built for gathering. Finding new ways to style a space with antiques and unique pieces. Nothing new to our Quad Cities market! The perimeter of this kitchen design includes cabinetry from our Koch Classic line in the “Prairie” door and painted “Pearl” finish.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo provided by Applestone Homes

If large spaces for gathering to prepare, eat, and enjoy means Modern Farmhouse… this island is expert-level farmhouse! Just look at that huge, open counter perfect for so many functions. Large drawer stacks face the cooking zone of the kitchen for pots, pans, and serving dishes. The island and pantry cabinets are in the “Hastings” door and a Rustic Beech wood stained the “Stone” finish.

Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo provided by Applestone Homes

One huge advantage to embracing the Modern Farmhouse style in the Quad Cities vs. anywhere else… the views out of the window. An apron-front sink that looks out to watch the Midwest seasons change is one of the best gifts you can give any new home owner.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo provided by Applestone Homes

We love the back panel design selected for the kitchen island. The “X” style is a nod to barn doors and also helps to break up the smooth paneled surface. We didn’t just provide the kitchen cabinetry design for this home. We also provided a bar area and bath cabinetry.

Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo provided by Applestone Homes

This Master Bathroom is so gorgeous. The same “Stone” stain in a Rustic Beech wood has been applied to the “Vicksburg” doorstyle. We love the break in the heights and depths of the cabinetry. It creates interest and helps to divide the two sink areas.Vanity tops with integrated sinks make for easy cleanup. A two-toned color selection from The Onyx Collection gives the illusion of an under-mounted vanity bowl.

Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo provided by Applestone Homes

In the Powder Room is a furniture-style vanity. Some hidden storage beneath the sink and an open shelf below. This entire home is Modern Farmhouse perfection! We are always so happen when our products can be installed expertly and then styled tastefully. Applestone Homes masters both of these key elements in creating a comfortable but impressive new home for their clients.

Cabinetry from Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes.
Photo provided by Applestone Homes.

Want to learn more about Applestone Homes? Check them out on facebook here or follow them on Instagram here. This featured home is not for sale but the look and feel can be recreated for you by the team at Applestone. Did we mention that this farmstead isn’t set out in the rural rolling hills of the Iowa countryside…. it’s right in the middle of town! All of the vibes of a rural retreat but the perfect lot and builder combination has made it work hidden away right in Bettendorf. Want to capture this look for your own kitchen? Your first step is to reach out. Call us at (309) 944-1344 contact us online here or email us at info@villagehomestores.com. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on! 

QCBR Fall Parade of Homes: Applestone Homes

Not only were we blessed with an amazing weekend of weather in our area, but it was also the final weekend of the QCBR Fall Parade of Homes! While there were many great events going on all around Geneseo and the Quad Cities we had to stop to see the award-winning Applestone Homes kitchen and bathrooms we provided materials for. Congratulations are in order as they won the “Best Home” in their price category. 

Applestone_Homes_Iowanew construction quad citiesThe home was bustling with activity so it was difficult to get many photos of the spaces empty (which is a great problem to have by the way). Like so many kitchens set in a Great Room layout, this kitchen was designed and installed in a two-tone combination.

The perimeter cabinets were a Birch wood painted white and the island is a Birch “Java” stain.

applestone_homesThe flat-panel door style of these cabinets is called “Prairie” from our Koch line. A similar style is available from all of our cabinet companies. This transitional style of door allows for the overall space to be styled in an unlimited amount of ways. In fact a flat-panel cabinet painted white still remains one of the most popular cabinet choices throughout the U.S.

The dark contrast of the island cabinetry makes a big impact and helps divide the space visually from the nearby dining area.

When trying to keep the main and more permanent elements of a kitchen transitional, it can be difficult to add a decorative hood. Many wood hood designs can start to suggest a certain style and introduce curves and arches when that may not be your desired outcome. Take a look at the hood design in this kitchen:

flat panel door wood hoodWith no arches or curves in the remaining cabinetry, a square style is selected to house the hood and blower insert. The majority of the space is trimmed off in a similar way you would the back of an exposed island. In place of a valance, this hood gives an added opportunity to mimic the crown molding from the cabinets as well as the trim detail that Applestone Homes has installed above each window and door in the great room. Staggering the height and depth of the hood area adds interests without distracting from the tiled backsplash.

pots and pans storageWe many times showcase the storage options found in the cabinetry of our feature kitchens. We wanted to take the time in this post to allow you to ask yourself your own preference.

While many customers request a “butt-door” cabinet that opens up to sliding shelves within, some find that larger pots & pans drawers work better for them. It is important that you select what is right for your lifestyle and cabinet layout. This feature kitchen had the space to accommodate both options. Large drawers next to the range and cooktop and sliding shelves directly behind the user in the island cabinets. Ask yourself what items you will be storing and how would you prefer to access them? The look of doors vs. drawers can be a deciding factor.

master bath dark cabinetsThe bathrooms in this home were just as beautiful as this kitchen. The Master Bathroom upstairs was so beautiful with the sunlight shining in. With the counter tops and tile throughout remaining light, that leave a lot of room for drama to be created with the dark “Java” stain on the vanity cabinets. Cabinetry and mirror spread the full length of this large bathroom and the dark finish really stands out in a great way!

The QCBR Parade of Homes is your opportunity to tour some of the most beautiful homes being built right here in our area. The Parade is put on by the Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Association and takes place in both the Spring and Fall of each year. Local builders allow you to tour homes and are on hand to answer any questions you may have while walking through.

parade of homesThe website for Applestone Homes is currently under construction but you can connect with them via facebook and reach the offices at (563) 505-3615. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the QCBR calendar for details on the QCBR Home Show this Winter.