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Aspen Homes- Transitional Style on Parade in Bettendorf, IA

“Build your dream home with your now budget” that’s the phrase that greets you on the new Aspen Homes LLC Website. With the Aspen team and your new home team here at Village Home Stores that is absolutely possible! Take a look around this Bettendorf, IA kitchen that was part of the QCBR Spring Parade of Homes this year. Transitional style kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.comPainted white cabinets on the perimeter and a stained gray kitchen island to anchor the space. This L-shaped kitchen design sits in a great room layout that or open, bright and stylish. The “Legacy” door from our Koch Classic line in their painted “White” finish paired with a Cherry wood stained “Stone” in the same door. “Calcutta Gold” Engineered Quartz tops and a  Whirlpool® Stainless Steel appliance suite complete the look. White kitchen with long subway tile Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The new look of the Whirlpool® slide-in ranges is amazing! Now referred to as “front-control” ranges, these gas and electric units have no back control panel raising up to cover the backsplash area. This new design allows the full-access of sight for a backsplash and can be installed in any traditional 30″ wide range opening. The hood wall absolutely becomes the focal point of the kitchen design. Symmetrical in layout and complimented with the island and lighting placement just in front of it. The pendants selected for this kitchen offer style and function but also don’t block the view of that focal wall.
Transitional style kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

Two lantern-style lights from our Kichler line hang above the kitchen island. Our New Construction lighting expert works closely with you, the Aspen team, and your kitchen designer here at Village Home Stores to determine the best style, scale, and placement for your kitchen island lighting.
Kichler lantern lights hang above a kitchen island. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The lantern shape is a traditional choice for a foyer light in a home. Using it here helps bridge the gap between Transitional and New-Traditional. We love the look! A wall of cabinetry near the home office includes the Whirlpool® counter-depth french door Refrigerator and a Sharp® microwave drawer. The counter-depth feature on this refrigerator helps to keep the traffic from the back entry of the home clear and open in the design.
Transitional style kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

A white farmsink is a perfect contrast to stand out in the single-level kitchen island. Drawer storage, a dishwasher, and a pull-out wastebasket are all included in the island design. A black accent glaze has been added to the Cherry “Stone” stain to help highlight the door details on the island.
Gray stained kitchen island. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The sides and back of the island has been treated with a smooth panel in the same Cherry “Stone” stain. Trim has been added to divide up the space into three sections. We have seen a larger trend of single-level islands like these to include barstools that are backless. While this style may not be comfortable for all, the look is more open and less crowded.
Panel on back of island. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

Open Concepts in the way of a Great Room design are truly the desired layout for new homes in the Quad Cities area. For busy families, young professionals who like to entertain, or retirees looking to downsize, everyone is wanting a more open living space. With beautiful views of the Midwest countryside out these windows, who wouldn’t want to see that from every room possible.
Transitional style kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

Great Rooms can be very versatile spaces. As you can see, there is plenty of space for seating in the great room. 4 barstools fit comfortably at the island and a dining table is nearby for a more formal option. Adjacent to the kitchen is a dining area. A 6-light fixture named “Pearson” from our Capital line has a sleek modern profile with a nod to a traditional style fixture. Pearson light by Capital Lighting in a dining area. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

See the full album of photos from this home here over on our Houzz page. There you will also find images from the bathrooms, laundry, and other spaces within the home. Learn more about Aspen Homes LLC here at their website. Plus be sure to follow them on Instagram for updates and project behind-the-scenes. Love the look of this kitchen? Check out another gorgeous kitchen we recently blogged about here. Ready to start the conversation about your own project? Contact us today to get started. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on! 3099441344

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. | VillageHomeStores.com

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 | VillageHomeStores.com

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. Houzz.com 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 Houzz.com 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.