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.