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Edgebrooke Homes- Koch’s “White Drift” Paint Finish and a Viking Appliance Suite.

We had hoped that by the time we shared this “White Drift” painted kitchen that we would have a Winter Wonderland outside our windows to help make it even more charming. No snow yet in Bettendorf Iowa but it doesn’t stop the style in this kitchen from “piling” up! We were thrilled to provide design and materials for this QCBR Parade of Homes entry from Edgebrooke Homes. The kitchen is absolutely gorgeous.
White Drift painted kitchen with Viking Appliance package. Kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores for Edgebrooke Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

A kitchen can still be bright and light without being solid white! Koch Cabinetry has a new painted finish available named “White Drift” that can be applied to many woods. No matter if that name makes you think of sand dunes or snow, it’s the perfect way to describe the layers of color and character it brings to a design.
White Drift painted kitchen with Viking Appliance package. Kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores for Edgebrooke Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Shown here on a Rustic Beech wood and Easton door, the choice of wood species also includes rustic knots and character on the doors and drawers. Lighting trends in kitchen design are moving away from groups of three small pendants and instead replacing that concept with two larger scale fixtures. This provides a big impact of style and scale to a space. The two “Labette” lantern-shaped lights from our SeaGull line are actually considered foyer lights. Here above the kitchen island, the size and style looks perfect!
White Drift painted kitchen with island. Kitchen design by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

A large single-level island is located at the center of the design. Here you find the kitchen sink undermounted to quartz counters. A single drill faucet with pullout spray arm keeps the counter from needing multiple holes drilled into it. The only other thing atop the island is a garbage disposal button (shown on right of faucet). Cambria quartz in Berwyn design. Kitchen design by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Cambria Quartz in the “Berwyn” design is the perfect pairing with the wood finish. Not every kitchen requires a high contrast of material selections. Here the subtle tone-on-tone approach keeps the space feeling open and bright. The refrigerator wall of the kitchen design is balanced in scale by a tall pantry cabinet on the left side.
White Drift painted kitchen with Viking Appliance package. Kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores for Edgebrooke Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

But that’s not just a pantry cabinet, it’s a hidden walk-in pantry. Tall pantry fronts can be ordered to match your kitchen cabinets and can turn any available space into hidden storage potential. In new homes it can be easier to plan on having the pantry space available but don’t forget about remodel projects too! Consider current closets or desk areas that may make great pantry areas. Your designer at Village Home Stores can help.
White Drift painted kitchen with hidden pantry front. Kitchen design by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

We love any opportunity to include pantry fronts like this in designs. We do show an example of this concept in our Geneseo showroom so stop by to see it! Press play below to see this pantry front cabinet section in Betendorf, IA in action:

That same wall with the pantry and refrigerator also includes a stylish microwave drawer. This kitchen has been fit with an appliance package from our Viking Range line.  The microwave shown is a 24″ wide undercounter model that gives a sleek built-in look next to the 36″ wide counter-depth Viking refrigerator. One of the many reasons we love carrying the Viking line is that it is a professional-level appliances product that you can build an ENTIRE kitchen appliance package with including the refrigerator. This is a huge advantage instead of the mix-and-match approach many other high-end brands require.
Viking microwave drawer in a Bettendorf, IA kitchen. Appliances by Village Home Stores for Edgebrooke Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

On the other wall of the kitchen is the cooking center of the design. Two large pots and pans drawer bases flank a 36″ wide 6-burner gas range also from Viking Range. Above the range is a decorative wood hood fit with a Broan built-in PowerPack hood insert (see below for view in).
White Drift painted kitchen with wood hood and Broan insert. Kitchen design by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

The 36″ gas range selected for this kitchen is full of exceptional features. Some of our favorites include six sealed burners above and a GourmetGlo™ infared broiler within. This unit is even available in many unique colors for a fun impact in your design! We are also so proud to mention that Viking is another one of our Appliance lines that is manufactured in the United States.
Viking Stainless Steel gas range. Kitchen appliances by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

The Quad Cities Region continues to be a wonderful area to build a new home. We are so proud to partner with so many of the talented builders in our area. Don’t forget that New Construction customers are all eligible to our lighting bundle program. As you purchase from multiple departments of our store, you can earn FREE lighting for your home. Learn more about this bundle program in this previous article we posted describing the program. We provided most of the materials throughout this parade home for Edgebrooke Homes. Including the doors and hinges for this built-in area just around the corner from the kitchen.
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Have any questions about anything you have seen in this kitchen tour? Want to start your own conversation about a project? Contact us today! We can help you with something as simple as new cabinet hardware, or manage an entire project for you. All budgets and all styles, we are here to help. Call us at (309) 944-1344 or send us a message here online. See the full album of photos from this home here on our award-winning Houzz profile. Our thans to Edgebrooke Homes for their continued business with our store.
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Trend Watch: Black Is The New Black

black_accent_trendWe’re back again with another in our “Trend Watch” series of blog posts. We have spent so much of the last few weeks showing you why Gray is Here to Stay and how to use it in your own projects. While black may seem like a common color to accent your home with, it is about to begin to make some big waves in the Kitchen and Bath industry within the next 1-3 years. This means it is time for us to start getting comfortable with this more bold architectural accent color.  When we attended the Design Symposium hosted by our friends at Dura Supreme they informed us that using black as an accent color has begun popping up in the European markets and in high-end restaurant interiors. These are two key signs that it is an “emerging” trend and should begin to grow in interest very soon in our own industry.

black_flooringAt Village Home Stores we have a variety of products that each include options in a black finish. While a solid black carpet may not be a highly sought-after item, a combination of colors like this “Black and Tan” Mountain Range carpeting by DreamWeaver (above, left) is so popular we have began to stock it! Hardwoods and Luxury Vinyls are also embracing the Black trend and introducing options like the “Oak Black Pearl” finished flooring you see above on the right. No matter what your comfort level is with embracing a “trend” in your own space, we can help you decide what is perfect for your home.

black_and_white_check_floorAccenting your home interiors with black is not a new concept by any means. The look has been around and successfully executed for ages. Black and white as a pair are the perfect example of a “classic” style in a kitchen or bathroom. The contrast of a light finished or painted cabinet against a dark slab of stone is always a rich look. Accenting your space with black is all about contrast! Picture a cafe table in Paris, a claw-foot tub in a bed and breakfast, or two people seated on chrome stools sharing a milkshake….what are all those things sitting on? Chances are you pictures a black and white octagonal or checkered floor.

A Classic, Revived:

black_diamond_whirlpoolThe appliance industry has seen an added interest in black finishes within the past few years. Just last week we installed out newest front-load laundry set (pictured above) in Whirlpool’s new “Black Diamond” finish. In the kitchen not every customer is interested in the look of Stainless Steel or white. Black kitchen appliances have risen in popularity and gained a very dramatic look. Take a look at the 3 wall ovens shown below all including the same concept:

Wall_Oven_Quad_CitiesWhirlpool launched their “Black Ice” series (above, left) just a few years ago and has continued to add models to it. The newest launch of Maytag products (above, center) has included that same concept: a black finish with Stainless hardware and accents. Our newest product to the Village Appliance department, Viking (above, right) has a number of options in black and combination black finishes. KitchenAid has just announced their new “Black Stainless” finish as well. If you missed our preview of this on our Facebook page you can see it here. Shop all of our appliances over on our website or call today for an appointment to see these great options in person!

black_barstoolsA more cautious approach to including Black in your design is to add Black in areas that are less permanent. Like the barstools above, cabinet hardware, painted shelves or lighting are far less permanent of a commitment. For a short-term approach, try this “last layer or accent” look instead of an entire kitchen of Black cabinetry. We always recommend when you are assembling a design concept with a designer at Village Home Stores to think of your accent color as the “accessories” layer of an outfit.  What are the decorative elements that get added to surround the space? Lighting and hardware are two great examples of a more cautious location to add an accent in a Black finish. Lighting can be such a great element to a successful design. Take a look at these examples of a few lights available right now from our lighting department that each include another current trend, the “drum” shade:

black_drum_shadeQuite a range in styles represented but all include the same concept! Our lighting specialists can work with you to help you select the perfect light for your project. Another thing to note here is that Black marries really well with all kinds of metal finishes! Chrome and Stainless look amazing with it and another rising trend of Gold and Brass look incredible as well when paired with Black.

Be Bold With Black:

But if you want to get bold with Black as an accent Village Home Stores is on board to help you with that! It is no surprise that the look achieved with a black accent is dramatic. Our expert staff can help you create an entire design concept with a dramatic result. We have started a “Black Is The New Black” pin board over on our Pinterest page to help get you inspired along with us.

black_pinterest_kitchenLike we mentioned, Black as an accent has been a forecast trend expected to hit BIG in 1-3 years. Think of it as where the gray trend is evolving to include. But don’t count Gray out of the picture! We told you loud and clear it is here to stay. Do take note that Black, White, and Gray color palettes are an amazing direction to go! This combination works so well in kitchens and baths because of the blend of many materials included. A kitchen backsplash is another area that can be perfect surface to include Black as an accent color. Take a look at this series from our Jeffrey Court line:

black_tileEach of those tiles could be placed in a number of kitchen design concepts. Pair them with Stainless, Chrome, Dark Granite or an all white look. It all works.  No matter what your personal style or desired impact, there is a way to embrace this trend for your project with Village Home Stores. Call or click today to set up an appointment to get started. carpeting_quad_cities