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Moline, IL- Clear The Table From Your Family Clutter

It is no news that we believe the kitchen is the “hub” of the home. For many busy families that translates to the “hub” of all clutter! Bookbags, luchboxes, mail, schoolwork, the dog leash, the sports equipment… you see where we are headed with this. This Moline family of 5 (plus pets) was ready  for a kitchen remodel. When their designer asked what they really wanted to see with a new layout, their response was this: some way to keep the kitchen table clear. Before we share that solution, let’s start the tour with the familiar kitchen areas. This L-shape sink section includes a very common and functional layout. A range and microwave hood on one end, turn the corner with a base lazy susan cabinet to a sink beneath a window and dishwasher beside it.
A Moline, IL kitchen remodeled completely from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

The original kitchen layout included a peninsula on this wall extending into the kitchen. The new layout opens up the space by eliminating that peninsula and making room for a large kitchen table. Koch cabinetry in the Seneca doorstyle is installed in a Birch wood and “Mocha” stain. Glass 3″ x 6″ subway-style tiles have been installed in a herringbone design for the kitchen backsplash.A Moline, IL kitchen remodel including Hanstone Quartz and glass subway tile. | VillageHomeStores.com

The tile is from our American Olean line in the Color Appeal series and “Plaza Taupe” color. No backsplash was installed with these tops so the glass tile backsplash had more room for a statement with the pattern.The refrigerator wall now includes so much amazing storage!
A Moline, IL kitchen remodeled completely from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

A tall pantry cabinet fit with sliding shelves and a refrigerator end panel surround the refrigerator for a great look. The section of cabinetry on this same wall creates a great work surface that also serves as a coffee station. The wall cabinetry above is staggered in height and depth to add interest to this wall. Soffits have been removed from this kitchen so that the new cabinetry can reach to the ceiling. To compliment the deeper center cabinet above, the large stack of drawers in the base cabinetry is pulled forward. A Moline, IL kitchen remodel including Hanstone Quartz in the Victorian Sands design. | VillageHomeStores.com

This gives the opportunity to add interest and a furniture-style look with an arched toespace on the drawer cabinet. The Quartz kitchen counters mimic the creative shape of these cabinets and follow the in-out-in detail with soft radius corners on this bump-out area.A Moline, IL kitchen remodel including Hanstone Quartz in the Victorian Sands design. | VillageHomeStores.com

Hanstone Quartz countertops in the Victorian Sands color are a stunning choice for this Moline, IL home. Victorian Sands is a wonderful blend of neutral colors. It is one of those successful colors over the years in that it works with so many wood tones and pairs with just about any tile or paint selections. A standard “Eased” edge profile  is a classic choice. But what about that whole new area designed to somehow solve the clutter table issue? With the mission to control family clutter in mind, our designer went to work to create a new kitchen layout including a whole new third section of cabinetry across from the original kitchen.
A Moline, IL kitchen remodel including custom locker area. | VillageHomeStores.com

What an amazing brand new custom drop-zone area fit with a bench seat and coathooks! A place for everything and everything in its place…and guess what?! The kitchen table (and even the kitchen countertops) are now all clear! By creating this designated “drop zone” area on the back wall of the kitchen, there is no excuse for anything to end up on the table at all. A bench seat built from functioning drawers is capped with a matching wood top. This offers a stylish surface for seating. Designing the drop zone into 4 sections helps to contain the clutter to each child’s area. Drop zones like this work best when located near the main entrance home for the users (i.e. back garage door entry).
A Moline, IL kitchen remodel including custom storage bench area. | VillageHomeStores.com

This busy family is so happy with their new kitchen. We love any opportunity we can get to help improve any living space to become more function and beautiful!  To see the full album of photos from this kitchen visit our award-winning Houzz page here. Are you curious what an expert kitchen designer might have to suggest for your own busy space? We are ready to hear about your space! Contact our store to start the conversation about working with our store. You can reach us at (309) 944-1344 or by completing this form online.
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Village Home Show Episode 7 | Bathrooms

Episode7On this episode of the Village Home Show we tour two Quad City Area bathrooms. Each Master Bathroom has been remodeled to include beautiful new materials and bright open spaces. Click right here below to watch this full episode and see the entire before & after stories of these bathrooms.

The first bathroom we look at in this episode had a ton of space already. The homeowners were right in knowing that just a few changes could really make the space work even better for them. A warm, neutral selection of materials paired with a traditional style creates a stunning space in this Bettendorf, IA home.Village Home Show Episode 7 | Bathrooms

An arched area that has a custom fit cherry bench seat where an existing jacuzzi tub was removed. A matching wood top gives the homeowners extra storage space and keeps the area open. Above the bench you will note an arched valance that compliments the other arches throughout the home.Village Home Show Episode 7 | Bathrooms

Our carpenters worked with the homeowners to maintain the arch look with a template, so each had the same look. This is a great look and you will notice both bathrooms we feature in this episode have arched areas with a light fixture as a focal point. Another common theme from one bathroom to the next is heated tile flooring and two of the most gorgeous custom tiled showers in the Quad Cities! See the full album of photos from this bathroom over here on our Houzz page.

Village Home Show Episode 7 | BathroomsThe second Master Bath we tour uses cooler colors of materials. This original bathroom had a very large layout with lots of great natural light. The homeowners were looking for ways to make better use of their space. The entire bathroom was demo-ed including the master bedroom attached to the bath.  A beautiful Crystorama chandelier hangs above the tub.

Village Home Show Episode 7 | BathroomsThe shower goes into the same location but there is an addition of a bench seat, custom wall shelf, and new shower head and control system. Mosaic tile accents the new shower and is repeated as a bold statement filling each of the vanity walls. See this bathroom featured here on our blog and the full album of photos to inspire your project here on Houzz.com.

Village Home Show Episode 7 | BathroomsBathroom vanities by DuraSupreme face eachother with matching frames mounted above. The Adorne Collection of switches and receptacles are also installed throughout. The Adorne Collection from Legrande, it can put a stylish and smart finish on any project in your home. From the design to project completion, our project management team is there for you. Amazing kitchen remodels and bathrooms as well. Village Home Stores can do it all. We hope you enjoyed this episode of Village Home Show, and call us if you have any questions!

Village Home Show Episode 7 | Bathrooms