Aspen Homes- Fall Parade of Homes Upscale Modern Farmhouse Style

We love that twice a year we get to attend the Q.C.B.R. Parade of homes. Every Spring and Fall you have the chance to tour beautiful new homes built right here in the Quad Cities. Having our products in these homes is an honor. We wanted to share with you the beautiful “Ridgewood” home from the 2016 Fall Parade built by Aspen Homes, LLC in Bettendorf, IA.

Unique kitchen island in a home built by Aspen Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. |
Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

The perimeter cabinetry for the main kitchen area is the “Prairie” door in a Hickory wood. Koch Classic’s gorgeous “Stone” stain has been applied and the natural variation of the Hickory woodtones is enhanced. This completed design is an amazing example of “warm gray” at its best. Not only are the grays themselves warm tones, the use of stain instead of a paint allows the woodgrain to come through. Woodgrains have a way of giving a natural warmth to a space and this kitchen is no exception. It is warm, inviting, and upscale.

Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA
Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

For a unique two-toned island application the “Stone” stain is repeated on each end. An “X” end cap has been assembled and applied for a dramatic look. The stain is a perfect subtle contrast to the “Taupe” paint of the kitchen island. This island design is truly unique and eye-catching. An overhang on the back of the island includes plenty of space for counter-height bar stool seating.

Modern farmhouse kitchen ideas. | VillageHomeStores.comBlending a variety of natural textures and materials helps to suggest the farmhouse style. Adding upscale details like polished stone counters, gold metals, and the use of clean lines and edges take that style to a more refined and classic level.  The “Calcutta Gold” Quartz countertops give the look of a natural marble material, but once installed have all the qualities of an Engineered Quartz: no maintenance at all! We absolutely love the great room light selected from Uttermost that includes gold finishes and leather bands. Great designs are well balanced and thought out. The team at Aspen Homes works closely with our designers here in the showroom to select the perfect palette for every area of your space.  When you have a Great Room setting, every detail selected matters. Selecting a smaller version of this leather Great Room light would have looked amazing above the Dining Room table. Instead, two unique lights were installed and make a statement that helped make this QCBR Parade Home stand out in a very memorable way! Modern farmhouse lighting. |

Two four-light mini chandeliers by Kichler are a blend of antiqued brass finish, Edison-style bulbs, and  playful exposed cords. With such a bold statement in the Dining Room, a more subtle selection was made above the kitchen island. foyerTwo seeded glass orb pendants from Kichler are the perfect choice above the island. Just around the corner from the Kitchen and Dining spaces is the front Foyer entry to the home.  This same orb shape is repeated but in a caged look including exposed Edison-style bulbs.  We are focusing on the lighting in this project feature because it is truly an important “layer” to your finishes spaces. Many times when building a new home, selecting the lighting can become an overwhelming task after so many other decisions have been made. That is why we have expert lighting designers to help guide you to help see the “big picture”. The bathrooms in this home also include some gorgeous lighting selections. In the Master Bathroom, the lighting becomes the main focal point of the space. Three-light vanity lights provide task lighting above each sink. The main showstopper is the classic and stylish three-light chandelier in the center of the Bath.

Master Bathroom with gray painted vanities in a home built by Aspen Homes, LLC |
Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

Bathroom moodboard for gray painted cabinets and chrome fixtures. | VillageHomeStores.comThis light by Feiss gives a clean and structured look to this Master Bath. The Polished Nickel finish sparkles and shines. Frameless mirrors by Uttermost hang above each sink station. The faceted look of the mirror edges bounce light allover the Master Bathroom. Vanity cabinets from our Koch Classic line are in the “Prairie” doorstyle and painted in the “Fog” finish.  With so much shine and sparkle in the space, a subtle matte finish was applied to the Onyx Collection cultured marble vanity tops. The shared Bath (shown below) also keeps the same warm grays in the mix but brings the Kitchen cabinetry finish into the space. The “Stone” stain on the Hickory wood enhances the woodgrain and adds dimension to the color. Just look at one of the cabinet doors and you will see the beautiful variation of wood tones that are shown.

Hickory cabinets with "Stone" stain applied in a home built by Aspen Homes LLC. |
Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

Gray stained cabinet bathroom ideas. | VillageHomeStores.comThe same matte finish Onyx Collection top in solid “White” is installed in the Bathroom. Again a mirror was selected void of any metal or wood frame. The “Graziano” oval mirrors also by Uttermost are a gorgeous choice. A long double-bowl vanity and a tall linen cabinet provide a lot of storage. These beautiful bath retreats are proof that warm grays have certainly replaced basic beiges in materials selected for new home construction! Are you considering building a new home in the Quad Cities area? Learn more about Aspen Homes, LLC here on their website and what you can expect when teaming up with Aspen and Village Home Stores here in this past blog post. Call our store with any questions at (309) 944-1344 or complete this form online and someone from our team will be in touch. We can’t wait to see the plans for your dream home!home_builders_quad_cities



What To Expect at Village Home Stores

You have made a fantastic choice to build your dream home with Aspen|Windmiller. Village Home Stores has had the great privilege to be involved in so many of the beautiful and unique homes that they have built in the Quad Cities region. The design and selection process works so smoothly with Aspen|Windmiller and the Village Home Stores team because we value the same end result for our customers: The building process should be simple and fun.

Aspen|Windmiller has a system in place to make sure the process is as simple as possible for you. What an incredible benefit you have in Stephanie Rudd! Stephanie works very hard at getting a grasp on your personal style and what your dream home looks like. This begins at your first meetings with the Aspen|Windmiller team. Stephanie works directly with the team at Village Home Stores to hand-curate every selection made at our store so that the finished result lines up with the overall look you want for your home. Our staff loves working on homes with Aspen|Windmiller because their clients have great taste and love thinking outside-the-box. Their homes are high-style and always on point with current trends in our industry. Every material selection is curated with your overall look in mind. We would like to introduce you to your team at Village Home Stores (left to right) Josh, Heather, Keri, and Rob. They are excited to hear about the dream home you are building with Aspen|Windmiller!your_team

At your first appointment in the Village Home Stores showroom you will work closely with the Aspen|Windmiller team here at the store. Our Contractor Account Coordinator Josh Heitzler and Stephanie will walk you through your prepared design and help guide you through all of the details and selections to be made in the Cabinetry and Countertop showroom.  Stephanie and Josh will guide you through the Kitchen, Bathrooms, Laundry, Bar, and any other areas of your design requiring cabinetry and countertops.aspen_Village_Home_stores

You will then meet with our Rob Ries who is the owner of our Appliance showroom. Rob will walk you through the options available for your design. Stephanie and Josh each work closely with Rob to insure the correct sizes and models are selected for your space. Every customer uses their kitchen differently and we can’t wait to prepare the perfect Appliance package for your lifestyle. Village Home Stores carries KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Maytag, Viking, and many more appliance brands. There is something for every look and budget. At Village Home Stores we want you to enjoy your purchases for many years to come and we service what we sell. Once your home is complete, our expert Appliance Service Team is just a phone call away anytime you may need them. You can expect an award-winning experience before and after the sale. Our service technicians were named “Most Professional Service Company” in 2016 by the United Servicers Association.hood

After your initial Appliance meeting you will meet with our New Construction Lighting Specialist Keri Swanberg to begin selection for your home’s Lighting plan. By this point, Stephanie will have a more targeted idea of your personal style as well as the lighting needs your design requires. Keri will help you select the Dining, Foyer, Great Room, and Island Lighting first. The rest of the selections fall into place thereafter. Our Aspen|Windmiller customers receive free non-specialty lightbulbs for their entire Lighting package and all items are delivered to your new home for free. Speaking of free did you know that a good portion of your Lighting package itself can be free when you bundle your purchases throughout our store? Read more about our bundle program with Aspen|Windmiller herelighting_aspen_homes

Stephanie keeps you on task in our showroom and makes sure everything selected fits well into the overall look you want for your home. Your entire team from Village Home Stores is in constant communication with the Aspen|Windmiller team to assure that the entire process from design to installation goes smoothly. Every detail from lighting placement to built-in appliances, we are working towards making your dream home a reality.

Kitchen with design and materials from Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. |
Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

A final sign-off appointment will be made to confirm all of your choices. There is no limit to the access you have to our experts. There is no limit to the amount of store appointments you may make with Josh or his assistant Heather Maxwell. Job visits and field measures will take place when needed after the selection process. The Aspen|Windmiller team will communicate with you throughout the entire building process so you know what is going on and what to expect with each phase.

Master Bathroom with gray painted vanities in a home built by Aspen Homes, LLC |
Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

Both Aspen|Windmiller and Village Home Stores have been awarded “Best of Houzz” multiple years in a row. and the Houzz app are a fantastic resource to you during the building process beginning in the early research phases. Collect images posted by professionals into ideabooks and collaborate with Aspen|Windmiller and your team at Village Home Stores. Find and follow Aspen|Windmiler on by clicking here. We are both also active members of the Quad Cities  Builders and Remodelers Association. QCBR members are known to be at the top of their profession. They have a superior work ethic combined with a demand for perfection in everything they do. They’re the kind of craftspeople that do every job as if they were doing it on their own home. So, you can be sure when you have a QCBR member on the job, it’s being done right…the first time.


Village Home Stores is located at 105 S State in Historic Downtown Geneseo, IL. Since 1984 we have paired quality products with an excellent customer experience. Be sure to check out our TV Show featuring local Quad Cities kitchens. Stream full episodes here online. Driving to our showroom from the Quad Cities or Chicagoland area? Plan on exploring Geneseo after your appointment at Village Home Stores. We have a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, breweries, and events all within walking distance of our store. Find more information on Geneseo, IL by clicking here. We can’t wait to see your finished home by Aspen|Windmiller and we are honored to be a part of the process.