We’re Not Just Kitchen Remodeling! Five Other Rooms Get a Whole New Look!

We tend to showcase a lot of our kitchen work here on the blog but… y’all know we do more than that right? We have products for every room in your home and many times find ourselves extending work beyond a kitchen remodel for our clients. Village Home Stores is your Quad Cities area source for kitchen, bath, and more! Yes we can design a beautiful kitchen or bathroom for you but we can also create a dream laundry, craft room, home bar, media room, fitness center, man shed, she shed, mudroom… the list goes on and on. Our latest featured kitchen remodel was really a complete overhaul of the entire back end of this busy Coal Valley, IL home including five other rooms we worked in.

Custom Amish built mudroom storage with shoe drawers in bench. - Village Home Stores.
Custom Amish built mudroom storage with shoe drawers in bench.

If you haven’t toured the kitchen in this home yet, take a peek here at that tour. We created a stunning custom kitchen that included a home bar and hutch area plus a large walk-in pantry borrowing existing space from the back door rooms of this home. There are now many new finished spaces just outside of the kitchen. Take a look at the first space we finished right inside the garage door entry. This custom-built mudroom bench/locker area was once just some closet space with bi-fold doors. Now it is #mudroomgoals!

Custom Amish built mudroom storage lockers and bench in a Quad Cities home. -Village Home Stores.
Custom Amish built mudroom storage lockers and bench in a Quad Cities home.

This new dropzone stops kid (and grownup) clutter right at the entrance to the home. Plenty of hook storage for backpacks and jackets ad even more hidden away in the tall cabinet to the right. Deep drawers beneath the bench seat open up to reveal the perfect designated space for shoe storage. On the left, the tall cabinet opens to reveal a designated cleaning supply area making this mudroom the ideal hub for all activity with the luxury of so many places to tuck away items out of sight!

Custom Amish built mudroom storage with cleaning supply pantry. -Village Home Stores.
Custom Amish built mudroom storage with cleaning supply pantry.

Back door dropzones, mudrooms, and benches have become high on top of every wishlist for any busy household. These organized zones of a home are not just for households with young children! Who else among us comes home from work every day with about three totebags (silently raises hand while typing this blog post). Anyone can appreciate a storage situation like this. Press play below to see this busy household get quickly organized once the kids arrive home from school.

Part of the original space across from that mudroom bench was a long laundry room area. This was the original access to the pool out back. Now that we have installed pool access in the new kitchen, we replaced the laundry door with a windowed wall. Real talk: would YOU want pool guests you are entertaining to walk through your laundry room to use your restroom? Didn’t think so. Now this space has been reworked to tackle cleaning, sorting, and pet needs. Separate wall hooks have been installed for suits to hang and there is a whole wall of incredible storage within this laundry room.

Swimsuit hooks in a Quad Cities area laundry room with access to a custom mudroom bench nearby. -Village Home Stores.
Swimsuit hooks in a Quad Cities area laundry room with access to a custom mudroom bench nearby.

The layout of this home is so unique. There are so many angled rooms included in the design which made us think outside of the box when reworking the spaces. In fact, we have reworked this laundry room and even removed some of the sq. ft. yet it still is a better working layout than before. Take a peek at the rendered floorplan below to see the angled areas and how we “sliced” off part of this room to become the pantry space accessed on the kitchen side.

kitchen rendering floorplan
Rendering of kitchen and backdoor areas revised for a more functional layout.

Within the work crews we had in this home, the most talked about specialty cabinet in the whole project wasn’t in the kitchen! These three pullout laundry basket cabinets got a reaction out of everyone who saw them. Who wouldn’t love the option to sort and stash laundry within reach but out of sight? Ask you Village cabinet designer about including one of these in your laundry room or bathroom design.

Pull our hamper cabinets in a Quad Cities area laundry room with custom cabinetry and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.
Pull our hamper cabinets in a Quad Cities area laundry room with custom cabinetry and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.

The cabinetry in this space was an extension of the same style and color of the accents in the kitchen we installed. However, the hardware in the laundry room was the only area we switched from the brushed gold antique brass look to a brushed nickel finish in the same size and style. We also changed counter surfaces for this room. It may look like we installed granite here… but this is a Formica top folks!

Formica Cafe Azul laminate tops in a Quad Cities area laundry room with custom cabinetry and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.
Formica Cafe Azul laminate tops in a Quad Cities area laundry room with custom cabinetry and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.

The Formica 180FX series offers our clients an incredible large-format printed design on an affordable surface we have been familiar with for years. You get the look of luxury at a fraction of the cost. This pattern is called “Cafe Azul” and you can see large samples of it and many more options in our Geneseo, IL showroom. Another very special family member named “George” got his own new feature in this laundry room rework too. An Invisible Fence Brand dog door was installed below the new window accessing the backyard. His collar unlocks the door when he approaches so it can open and close only for him. Press play below to see it in action.

As we mentioned before, yes we remodel bathrooms just as efficiently as kitchens! It’s just a different process and checklist. This back hallway powder room got a whole new look and a slightly different layout. Did you know that Village Home Stores can also work on your interior doors and trim during your remodel? We carefully partnered with this client to keep a consistent stain color from the back door through many rooms into the new great room. A pocket door can be a wonderful selection for small spaces. In this angled space, eliminating a door swing helps to keep the high-traffic area open.

Powder room pocket door and Stonepeak Palazzo Florentina 12 x 24 large format farmhouse tile flooring.
Powder room pocket door and Stonepeak Palazzo Florentina 12 x 24 large format farmhouse tile flooring. Start to finish bath remodel by Village Home Stores.

The powder room received different cabinetry from the rest of the rooms. Here we installed a Bertch Bath vanity and tall linen cabinet. Each were ordered with tapered legs for a more furniture look. The Northrope Alder style in a “Mocha” stain is paired with a 2 1/2″ thick Venecia cultured marble top. Bertch Bath is a nationally distributed vanity company and is manufactured not to far from us in Waterloo Iowa! Village is always excited to partner with brands local to us to eliminate high fuel/freight charges to you and to make availability and lead-times more efficient for you.

Bertch Bath vanity cabinets with farmhouse tile flooring. Start to finish bath remodel by Village Home Stores.
Bertch Bath vanity cabinets with farmhouse tile flooring. Start to finish bath remodel by Village Home Stores.

But of course your eye was drawn to this painted floor tile right? The most eye-catching feature in this powder room is this StonePeak Palazzo Florentina tile. Power rooms are an excellent space for this farmhouse/painted tile trend because they are a small space that you want a big style impact in. This is a huge trend on Instagram and Pinterest with no signs of slowing down in the next few years. As an added bonus, this tile gets you the look with fewer grout lines. These are not individual 6″ grid tiles as they appear with the pattern, instead these are 12″ x 24″ large-format tiles. Ask a tile expert at Village about all of our options in panted tiles!

Stonepeak Palazzo Florentina 12 x 24 large format farmhouse tile flooring.
Stonepeak Palazzo Florentina 12 x 24 large format farmhouse tile flooring. Tile and start to finish bath remodel by Village Home Stores.

Built ins, media rooms, and home entertainment centers were a huge cabinet category beginning in the late 80’s. As TV’s have evolved in size, shape and thickness, many homes in the Quad Cities area are ready for a new solution for their home entertainment areas. This area was reworked and a custom TV cabinet was ordered to match the Knotty Alder cabinetry of the kitchen that is right within sight of the great room.

Custom Amish built TV cabinetry in a Quad Cities home. | VillageHomeStores.com
Custom Amish built TV cabinetry in a Quad Cities area great room.

Just like our availability to handle the doorways and trim in your home, we also can rework your stair rail systems! We removed the original oak spindles and replaced everything with this new saddle-stained wood and wrought iron combination. New flooring was also installed in the great room, front entry, and dining room.

New iron stair railing and Paramount Rustic Beam flooring in a Coal Valley, IL great room. Materials and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.
New iron stair railing and Paramount Rustic Beam flooring in a Coal Valley, IL great room. Materials and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.

A balanced blend of medium-to-dark Hickory woodgrains pull out and compliment all of the new cabinetry and the furniture in these spaces. This is a 3/4″ solid Hickory floor from our Paramount Barnwood series in the “Rustic Beam” color. With so many woods and finishes surrounding these floors, selecting one with many colors included is a fantastic choice to help bring everything together.

Paramount Rustic Beam flooring with Dream Weaver carpet inlay in Symphony Swing color.
Paramount Hickory Rustic Beam flooring with Dream Weaver carpet inlay in Symphony Swing color.

At the center of this large great room we installed a carpet inlay. This large carpeted area helps to reduce sound and adds comfort (as modeled below by George). This is the Symphony carpet series in the “Swing” color. Our DreamWeaver carpet is a solution-dyed carpeting and comes in so many styles and colors. Solution-dyed carpet fibers mean that the color is permanent! It can’t fade and resists coloring from soiling! More great news for George is that he can’t end up “in the doghouse” because this carpet is available with lifetime pet urine resistance! It also comes with a number of 25 year guarantees like a 25 year guarantee of abrasive wear, texture retention, fade resistance, soil resistance and more!

George models how comfy his new Dream Weaver carpet in Symphony Swing is. Flooring and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.
George models how comfy his new Dream Weaver carpet in Symphony Swing is. Flooring and complete start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.

While you are lounging in this newly remodeled great room don’t forget to look up! These cathedral ceilings had original wood panels and a center beam as a feature. We had our carpentry team revisit the wood ceiling to secure loose panels and we wrapped the beam with found barnwood. The barnwood was custom stained to compliment the new cabinetry in the home. Iron brackets cover the seams of the barnwood and the lighting and fan were updated as well.

Barnwood wrapped beam wit iron brackets and new Quorum ceiling fan. Start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.
Barnwood wrapped beam with iron brackets and new Quorum ceiling fan. Start to finish home remodel by Village Home Stores.

Speaking of lighting updates, the dining room got a new look just by changing some of the surfaces and adding new lights. The “Pembroke” series by ELK Lighting is a stunning transitional style that looks right at home in many rooms. A six-light chandelier and two wall sconces were installed in the “Antique Brass” finish. We also extended the Hickory Rustic Beam hardwood into this dining room connecting the spaces all as one concept.

Dining Room with Paramount Rustic Beam flooring and Antique Brass ELK lighting.
Dining Room with Paramount Rustic Beam flooring and Antique Brass ELK lighting.

We just filmed this home for an upcoming epsiode of The Village Home Show that will soon air in the Quad Cities viewing area on Sundays at 10am on WQAD. We can’t wait to give you a more in-depth look at the start-to-finish remodel story. To see more of this finished project plus before and after comparisons, head over here to our Houzz profile to view the project we added. Ready for your own before and after remodel story? Just reach out to our team to get started. You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or complete this short online form on our website. Our showroom is open to the public but we encourage making an appointment to be certain you can get all of your questions answered. Village Home Stores is located at 105 S State in Downtown Geneseo, IL and we are open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturdays from 9am-noon or by appointment. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on!

Moline, IL- Master Bath Remodel Removes Jacuzzi, Adds Storage Bench

We are not just beautiful kitchen remodels. Since the launch of our Full Project Management Program, we have gained quite the reputation for becoming a reliable, time-efficient, and customer-focused choice in the Quad Cities region for full bathroom remodels as well! This Moline, IL Master Bathroom is our featured project this week because it includes many items that top wishlists of all our bath remodel customers. Take a look at this elegant Master Bathroom:Custom tiled shower and a double bowl vanity in a Moline, IL bathroom remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Of course a lot of counter space and two sinks are a priority in any Master Bathroom design. This Moline bath had a generous amount of wall space available for the vanity area. Our designer from Village Home Stores included as much drawer storage as possible from our Dura Supreme line of cabinetry. The Full-Overlay Craftsman door was selected in a rich Cherry wood and “Peppercorn” finish. What does Full-Overlay mean? Take a look at the image below and notice the small gaps between the doors and drawers:Cherry Peppercorn double vanity cabinetry by Dura Supreme in a Moline, IL bathroom remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Traditional overlay would leave gaps about 2-3 times larger that what you see here. In a Full Overlay style (like shown), those gaps are minimal. This Gives your doors and drawers more space to spread across the faceframe of the cabinet openings behind them. Full overlay styles also help to hide the seams of cabinets when you install them in a long row like we have done here. It is hard to tell where each individual cabinet begins and ends. One jaw-dropping material choice in this Master Bath is the Cambra Quartz design selection. “Ellesmere” is a rich and sparkling blend of so many colors and it looks right at home in this Master Suite. Cambria Ellesmere quartz in a Moline, IL bathroom remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

In fact Ellesmere has some of the same colors the original bathroom had. Rich gold metallics and vibrant earthtones. On the subject of the original bathroom design, that brings us back to that customer wishlist. In the past few years we have removed so many large Jacuzzi tubs from Master Bathrooms. Clients found that this trend as not as practical for their lifestyle. Instead we are often asked to present a solution that borrows that space for something else. Sometimes this is a closet, a smaller tub with more room for a shower, or even a storage bench.

Because 9 times out of 10 these giant soaking tubs were installed beneath a large window area, bench seating really does look perfect there. In this bathroom we created a space matching the same Cherry “Peppercorn” cabinetry and ordered a wood top to match. A custom cushion is already on order for this bench. Yes it looks cool but look at all those drawers! With two walk-in closets already in the room, these drawers can be used for linen storage or toiletries. Cherry bench cabinetry with wood top by Dura Supreme in a Moline, IL bathroom remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Above the original tub are there was a hanging crystal chandelier. The new light fixture included in the Master Bath is an updated take on a traditional chandelier. This orb light by Feiss takes a modern light style and adds sparkle on the interior of the polished nickel metal. We have installed this same light this year into bedrooms, foyers, and even above kitchen islands. Come see sparkle it in person because we have two hanging above our Appliance Sales desk as well in the showroom!Feiss sparkle orb light in a Moline, IL bathroom remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

The shower area also saw many updates to give a more bright and open look. You don’t need a gigantic amount of space to include a lot of features into a custom tiled shower. This 3-wall alcove is proof of that. Take a peek at the before and after images below:Before and after of a custom tiled shower in a Moline, IL bathroom remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Dual shower heads and now tiled all the way to the ceiling, this tiled shower looks great! A custom glass shower door includes a fixed panel of glass on the right and a hinged entry door on the left. Dated polished brass fixtures were replaced with bright polished chrome for the shower and faucet finishes. Double shower in a Moline, IL bathroom remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

A short step up and into the tiled shower is trimmed off nicely with metallic strips at the edges. The Phenix Ravello series of tile was used throughout the bathroom. A 13″ x 13″ “Champagne” tile was installed as the main bathroom floor and on the shower walls. A smaller 2″x 2″ “Pearl” tile was used as the shower base. Tiled shower entry with glass door in a Moline, IL bathroom remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

A decorative row of tile was selected to tie together the wall tile and the Cambria counters on the nearby vanity. This geometric tile from Glazzio’s Hexagon series is a perfect pairing! The Tranquil colors bring in the wall and floor tile and also compliment the cabinet and quartz colors! Tiled shower with a glass corner shelf in a Moline, IL bathroom remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Of course the best part about creating a custom tiled shower with our clients is customizing it with them! Adding niches, benches, and shelves are a great way to add practical elements that can look great too! This shower showcases a glass corner shelf added up within reach of the shower user. This can be a great shelf for toiletries or razors. We also added a corner bench/footrest below that. Tiled shower with a corner footrest shelf in a Moline, IL bathroom remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villaehomestores.com

Perfect for more toiletries or resting a leg while shaving. We even added a strip of accent tile to the front face of the shelf for another little custom detail. Great designs really are made with detail choices like that. Beautiful spaces are really created by layers of details. Who would want a basic white lightswitch to distract from all of these other stunning choices? Our Adorne series by legrand is far from basic! This series of wall switches and outlets offer an updated look and so many color combination possibilities! Contact a lighting expert at Village today to learn more. Adorne switches and outlets by legrand in a Moline, IL bathroom remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Steve’s Mirror & Glass created the shower door entry as well as the the custom mirror that hangs above the vanity. They also provided beveled mirror outlet covers to surround the Adorne outlets on the vanity mirror. A great customized look! Custom mirror and outlet cover by Steves Mirror and Glass in a Moline, IL bathroom remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

See the full album of photos from this Moline, IL bathroom remodel here on our award-winning Houzz page. Be sure to also take a look at our ideabook of custom tiled showers to get ideas for great tile combinations, entries, shelves, and benches. Don’t forget that at Village Home Stores we can design, and plan a project for you from start to finish PLUS all of your products can come from our one-stop-shop. That makes the selection process much easier on you. We offer Cabinetry, Countertops, Lighting, Wall Tile, Flooring, Appliances, and Window Treatments4 light vanity light with rainglass shades in a Moline, IL bathroom remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

This Moline, IL bathroom remodel turned out amazing! And it isn’t even complete yet! That custom bench seat cushion is on it’s way and soon a gorgeous metallic faux finish wall treatment will be applied to the walls.  Are you ready to start the conversation about your own bathroom remodel with Village Home Stores? You can contact our bath remodel team at (309) 944-1344 or by completing this short online form. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on. 

Hazelwood Homes- Custom Tiled Shower Inspiration

Selecting materials for all of the surfaces of a new home can become an overwhelming task. At Village Home Stores our goal is to partner will all of our remodel and new construction customers to make the process as far from overwhelming as possible. Village Home Stores will build you a team of experts from all departments you are working with so everyone can have a clear concept of the design and vision for the finished space. We want everyone involved to be excited with the finished results.
Bathroom in a home built by Hazelwood Homes including Koch Cabinetry and Onyx Collection vanity tops. | VillageHomeStores.com

We showcase many kitchen spaces here on the blog… but what about all of the other important rooms in your home? We recently shared a tour of the kitchen in this home in a previous blog post. See that tour here at this link. Let’s also take a tour of the bathrooms in this same home built by Hazelwood Homes in Geneseo, IL. The master bathroom is a spacious and bright space including a beautiful blend of tile. A tub surround area has been tiled to house a drop-in soaking tub and entry to a walk-in shower is just beyond it. Tiled tub surround in a home built by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

12″ x 24″ sized tiles cover most of the wall and floor surfaces. This tile size is an updated take on the 12″ x 12″ tiles of the past. In a solid color, this tile size may seem modern. Here in this space, the marbled pattern look is classic. A Cararra Marble mosaic tile has been used as an accent around the tub area and in the shower.
Hexagon Carrara White marble mosaic tile in a home built by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

A large, customized tiled shower is high atop many bathroom project wishlists of our customers. This shower is bright, spacious and beautiful. Because of the location of the shower entry and plumbing fixtures, a door is not needed for the space.
Custom tiled shower in a home built by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.comA shallow bench area extends the whole length into the shower. The view into the shower is just as stunning as the view from the shower. A peaceful, bright space that is flooded with natural light and classic beauty. Not including a shower door can be a nice feature. What if the entry to the shower itself is one of the most important features you are after?
Tiled tub surround in a home built by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Custom tiled showers offer the opportunity to layout and install showers with “zero-depth entry” for the user. This means that users of any age with a handicap can enter the shower space smoothly without a step up or down at the threshold.
Custom tiled ADA shower with no threshold entry in a home built by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

This main bathroom includes a shower design with a hand-held shower head and a zero-depth entry to the space. Many times this style of entrance can be included in a custom shower design in the early planning phases. For our customer with a handicap or plans to age-at-home, this is a wonderful feature to include that can be discusses with your tile salesperson at Village Home Stores.
Custom tiled ADA shower with no threshold entry in a home built by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

This shower design in this bathroom includes a smooth, solid colored floor tile in a 2″2″ size. The wall tiles are again the 12″ x 24″ size. A shower head that includes a removable hand wand for use is mounted to the wall. The shower controls and a custom tiled niche shelf are on the nearby wall.
Custom tiled shower with tiled niche shelf in a home built by Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

No matter if you are planning to remodel your current bathroom, or planning on building a new home and want to be sure to include the ideal custom tiled shower, we are here to help. Our team can help you select the right design and materials for your project and budget. Contact us today with any questions. See more great shower tile ideas here in this Houzz ideabook full of our recent projects. Learn more about Hazelwood Homes here on their website.

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Atkinson, IL- Four Bath Looks in One New Home

The best thing about showcasing a new home to you is that we have the opportunity to show you so many examples of what our customers are selecting for their spaces all from the same project. In this Atkinson, IL home built by Evergreen Custom Homes we are able to show you four beautiful bathroom spaces each with their own look and concept.

Master Bath:
Master Bathroom ideas. | VillageHomeStores.com

Cherry cabinetry from our Koch Classic line has been installed in the same doorstyle and finish as the kitchen we featured in our last postThis flat-panel style of door is so versatile. The Master Bath design is a warm zen look using earthtones and a variety of textures. The main wall of cabinets in the Master has been arranged in a variety of depths and heights to give a unique and customized look.
Master bathroom ideas. | VillageHomeStores.com

There are two sink vanity areas divided by a window and bench in the center of the wall. Against each corner rests the tallest base cabinet. A wall cabinet above is installed all the way down to the countertop surface. The sink bases have been ordered at a shorter height so that once the vessel sink is in place, the height is just right for a user to operate and utilize the vanity.
Storage bench in bathroom. | VilageHomeStores.com

A large window at the center of the wall is installed at just the right height to leave enough space below for a bench with storage. The same Cambria “Hampshire” quartz has been installed here as the top to the bench. Quartz is a fantastic choice for bathroom counters because you get the look of a natural stone but never have to worry about maintenance. Quartz is a man-made and non-porous material so no products you will be using in the bathroom can penetrate or damage the material at all.

On the opposite wall is the mirror image of the vanity area we shared earlier. This image below shows you the variety of depths used in the design as well. Every time the height of a cabinet changes, the depth does as well. This adds interest and also allows for enough space for the Cambria counters to have an overhang on the front of the cabinets.
Bathroom ideas, | VillageHomeStores.com

The custom tiled shower in this Master Bath is one of our favorite features of the new home. Dual rain shower heads and a lot of space make it enviable to anyone who sees it. Custom showers allow you to truly make the most of the available space. You are able to locate the entrance and fixtures wherever you would like them. The custom glass door is not the only chance for natural light to pass into the shower. A half-wall has been placed right by the entrance and a panel of glass is fixed to the wall granting a more open feeling to the user and more access to the overall light in the room.
Custom tiled drain. | VillageHomeStores.comTile shelf in shower recessed. | VillageHomeStores.comOf course your could just install the same series of tile throughout in a custom tiled shower…. but what’s so custom about that? That is why these clients worked closely with their design team at Village Home Stores to select a variety of tiles to create a great finished look that helps to tie the entire Master Bath space together. Speaking of custom, even the shower drain has been customized. This square unit can be tiled to match your design perfectly. The 2″ x 2″ “Emperador Dark” marble tile used for this shower floor is the perfect compliment to the Cambria “Hampshire” quartz counters installed on the vanity tops and bench seat. A sill piece of Cambria is used at the entrance to the shower and as a ledge on the half-wall. The mosaic tile was even used to add a design detail as a transition from the 12″ x 24″ StonePeak “Limestone Honey” floor tiles into the walk-in closet and bedroom of the Master Suite. mosaic tile as transition. | VillageHomeStores.com

Powder Room:

Located on the first floor of this home is the Powder Room. Powder Rooms are the perfect spaces to showcase your personal style and really try something different. This will be the Bath used by your guests so make a memorable first impression with your selections for the space. These clients worked with their designers at Village Home Stores and selected a statement bath vanity and paired it with a unique vessel bowl.
Bertch Bath Interlude bath vanity. | VillageHomeStores.com

Vessel sink vanity. | VillageHomeStores.comThe “Graphite Grey” paint has been applied to Bertch Bath’s Interlude Series cabinetry. This 30″ vanity has a Transitional style and furniture look with square legs attached to the vanity. A bottom-drawer configuration allows plumbing access behind the doors above and added storage below for toilet paper, towels, or any other items needed in the Powder Room. Vessel bowls continue to be a great way to add style to a bathroom space. The Master Bath featured above also included vessel sinks but in a brighter and smoother material. The Powder Room vessel has a dark and dramatic look that is complimented by the grey cultured marble slab top  with dark black veining movement.

Lower Level Bath:

The Lower Level of the home includes a large bathroom with vanity, linen cabinet, and cultured marble top. “Cultured Marble” is a general term for bathroom vanity tops that are formed by pouring a material into a mold to create a surface. A current trend in vanity tops like this is to give the look of an under-mounted bowl to a granite or quartz top. At first glance this top looks a lot like a quartz one… but take a step closer and see that it is a cultured marble vanity top similar to those we have been installing for decades and decades. bathroom ideas | VillageHomeStores.com

Many times the bowl is integrated into this surface and by simply adding a white or off-white color for the bowl, the illusion of an under-mount sink is achieved. The Onyx Collection is one of our top-selling marble top products. They also can make custom shower bases and walls in addition to many other bathroom products. Onyx Collection bathroom vanity top. | VillageHomeStores.com

With many colors and styles to select from plus the option to customize your vanity or shower project, this Midwest-based company is a great option for your bathroom. Current trends within these cultured marble vendors is to have more flecked patterns similar to a quartz look. The top shown in this Lower Level Bath is the “Genesis” color in a gloss finish. These cultured tops can be ordered in a standard gloss finish or with a matte finish.

Upstairs Bath:

This Upstairs Bath is home to a vanity that matches the Master Bath shown above. There is another custom tiled shower in this bath that we wanted to showcase in this blog post. This Upstairs Bath shower is the same size and configuration of a standard tub/shower commonly found in a bathroom this size. In this space is a great new opportunity to create a custom area with a lot of textures and style. Honed Travertine tile fills up most of this shower. A shower head and handheld unit are located above the controls at the entrance to the shower. shower

shower_ledgeThe smooth texture of the Travertine tiles is a great contrast to the pebbled floor of the shower. Flat pebble tiles by Pietra Art add a fun texture in appearance and experience. Bare feet get a massage every time you use the shower. The same pebble tile is used as an accent stripe vertically on the back wall. A bench seat has also been installed and tiled into the corner of shower.

This Atkinson, IL home gave us an opportunity to show you a variety of design concepts and materials that can help inspire your own bathroom project. Didn’t see anything that was quite your style here at this home? Be sure to get inspired with us elsewhere online! Our Pinterest board of Bathrooms is a great place to get started. If you are on Houzz be sure to check out our ideabooks of Bathrooms as well as Custom Tiled Showers for many more ideas to help inspire your own space. Episode 7 of the Village Home Show is another great way to get inspired for your new bathroom. Watch the full episode here to see two bathrooms remodeled into beautiful new magazine-cover looks. Or click this link to read up on other Bathrooms we have featured here on the blog. Get in touch with Village Home Stores today to start the conversation about the project you are wanting to get started on. (309) 944-1344Village_phone_number

Geneseo Remodel: Kitchen Turns a New Corner

remodel_geneseoThis featured kitchen remodel in Geneseo, IL gives a new layout that includes designated zones to help keep clutter to a minimum for this busy household.
Geneseo kitchen remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores

Any busy household could use some help when it comes to the subject of clutter control. “A place for everything and everything in its place”. That’s a great concept to embroider on a pillow but even with a brand new kitchen, let’s be realistic. Take a look at this design solution. A large-item drop zone area. This is easily our most favorite part of the new design.
Kitchen drop zone from Village Home Stores.hook

Kitchens tend to be located by the entrance used most by residents of the home. Where do you throw all your stuff when you walk in the door? Including a drop zone area in your kitchen design can help to give your items a built-in place to rest. This design includes a cabinet above, two coat rack cubbies with hooks, and storage drawers below. The drawers below become the perfect location for this family to store petfood and supplies.

A matching beadboard panel has been installed to the back of this bench drop zone area. The ridges of the Birch beadboard help dress up the look of the coat cubbies when nothing is stored there. Hanging two-sided coat hooks from the bottom of the cabinet area above gives bulky items more space to hang. Have you ever heard a friend or family member complain they didn’t have enough drawers in their kitchen? Well imagine how jealous they would be of this corner of our featured remodel.

This new kitchen design “wraps” the corner as it transitions into the drop zone area. The stack of drawers found right at the “turn” of the corner adds even more storage for non-kitchen essentials. Because this drop zone area is located right at the center “hub” of the home, any number of items can be stored here that might be needed. Take a look at a “Before” photo from this Geneseo kitchen just to see how much it has changed:before

Dated cabinetry, hardware and tops have been completely upgraded for a stunning new look. Rich “Mocha” stained Birch cabinetry has been installed in the “Savannah” Shaker doorstyle from our Koch Classic line. If you love the look of this Cherry look on a more affordable wood species, be sure to check out this other featured kitchen on the blog. crown_molding

The refrigerator in the new design has been moved to the sink wall. A small landing space of countertop has been included to the left of the Stainless Steel Whirlpool refrigerator. Hidden within the cabinet is a charging station. Including specified zones for devices is another way to keep kitchen counter clutter under control. Whirlpool refrigerator WRF736SDAM13 | VillageHomeStores.comdepthThe new refrigerator has been surrounded with matching Birch end panels. It is important to note that even though the design has “built-in” the new refrigerator, it still extends out into the space. Be sure to discuss counter-depth vs. standard-depth refrigerator models choices with your kitchen designer and appliance salesperson at Village Home Stores. This layout does not demand the clearance or look of a counter-depth model. Because of that, a full-depth model that offers 25 cu. ft. of storage can be used for this new Geneseo kitchen. Counter-depth refrigerator models can look great and be a space-saving option but don;t forget you do lose capacity when compared to a standard-depth model.pantry

Directly across from the new refrigerator is a tall pantry cabinet. This cabinet has been fitted with adjustable slide-out shelves. In place of cabinets with slide-outs surrounding the range, two large drawer stacks have been included. Now all baking items, pots and pans, and lids are within reach of the cooking zone of the kitchen. full viewCambria WinchesterThe new hardwood flooring in this featured kitchen is beautiful. A Hickory wood from Hallmark’s “Chaparral Collection” has been stained in the “Sagebrush” finish. Other materials from this featured remodel include Cambria’s “Winchester” design quartz tops and a mosaic tile accent strip that truly ties everything together. Working with Village Home Stores gives you the piece of mind that your kitchen will look great. We build a whole team of salespeople just for your project, That way all of the finishes and materials function and look fantastic!

See the full album of photos from this kitchen remodel over on our Houzz profile here. Are your ready to start working on your dream kitchen with Village Home Stores? We can’t wait to start your own Before and After story! Call us today to set up an appointment and get started. (309) 944-1344 kitchen_contractors_geneseo