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East Moline, IL- Wall Removed to Create Multiple Dining Options

We were so thrilled to begin this kitchen remodel in East Moline while we were filming a season of our TV show. It allowed us the opportunity to go beyond just showing you some before photos and then tour the finished space. Instead we were able to really show you the entire process! Here is the finished space including Birch cabinetry from our Koch Classic line in the “Vicksburg” doorstyle. Vicksburg is a full-overlay door with a solid-wood center panel.
Remodeled kitchen with wall removed. | VillageHomeStores.com

The original kitchen (shown below) included dark stained cabinetry in a U-shape layout with a peninsula area of base cabinets and wall cabinetry suspended above. This created a very crowded feel to the kitchen when in it working or entering it from the front door. Laminate countertops with a drop-in sink and white appliances were all a part of the old kitchen that was ready for an update.
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Now the new kitchen is open and incredibly stylish! The back wall of the kitchen has been removed and in its place is a bar-height knee wall with an overhang for seating. These 4 barstools are just the beginning of the many dining options this entire open concept now has. Outside of the new kitchen are two front rooms, each ready to be considered a formal Dining Room space. Why designate one room as a dining room when the crowd you entertain changes over time? Now that this couple has children and grandchildren coming for meals, they can fill the entire space with tables and seating if needed!
Kitchen peninsula into dining room | VillageHomeStores.com

Want a better idea of what a jobsite looks like between the before photos and all the beautiful after photos we share here on the blog? Press play below to watch the episode of the Village Home Show including the entire remodel story from this East Moline, IL kitchen. Tour this kitchen with the before and after story plus everything in between.

What a difference a fresh new layout can make for the entire main level of this home! As youi saw in the episode, we installed new wood floors throughout. Depending on the flooring material and the project itself, your floors may need an extra layer of protection during the remodel process. In the case of this East Moline home a heavy-duty temporary floor protection is used named Ram Board. The Paramount Acacia hardwood flooring is installed and almost immediately after installation the durable floor protecting paper goes over it. kitchen-during-east-moline

The next few weeks of this kitchen floor’s installed lifespan will be it’s most challenged. That is why we take no risks of a scratch or a dent as crews work atop the new floors. We even left this Ram Board in place while filming the kitchen for the show. Once everything is finished and the appliances have been delivered and installed, the Ram Board is removed to reveal your new flooring. Acacia wood flooring from the Quad Cities flooring experts at Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

This Acacia is from the Bucks Country series in the “Teak” finish. The flooring finish is a great compliment to the kitchen cabinetry. The darkest areas of the flooring color are a great match to the Birch “Brandy” stain on the cabinets. Our favorite corner of the new kitchen is this lighted glass-door cabinet with wine storage. Remodeled East Moline, IL kitchen including a wine display cabinet. | VillageHomeStores.com

Glass shelves allow the LED lighting to wash the interior of the cabinet with light. A decorative winerack below can house plenty of bottles. Grecian white interlocking marble mosaic tile reflects on the new polished “Black Pearl” granite counters.
east-moline-tileThere are many who think selecting a dark granite top for their project might make a room seem very small when paired with dark cabinetry. In this East Moline, IL kitchen, the finished combination if gorgeous! Rich, polished stone and a Birch wood with a rich Cherry look. The finishes in this now opened space are perfection. East Moline kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.comWith the wall removed and the kitchen opened up into the nearby Dining Room area, the space has plenty of light within it. Opposite the peninsula wall is a large window (show in image above) This natural light teams up with our Diode LED undercabinet lighting system and plenty of new can lights for a bright space day and night. There is plenty of storage in the new kitchen including a tall pantry cabinet next to the refrigerator.Pantry cabinet near refrigerator. | VillageHomeStores.com

A brand new suite of Whirlpool® appliances in Stainless Steel have been installed in the newly remodeled kitchen. The standard-depth refrigerator includes a full-width temperature controlled wide pantry area behind the french doors. A new freestanding electric range boasts 6.4 cu. ft. of capacity and Convection features.
Remodeled East Moline, IL kitchen including new Whirlpool appliances. | VillageHomeStores.com

Skip preheating for items like pizza, lasagna, or chicken nuggets! Yes you read that correctly: SKIP THE PREHEATING! This model includes Frozen Bake™ Technology. Just put the items in and then start the oven’s pre-programmed Frozen Bake™ settings. The electric cooktop on this range is very versatile. It includes one front burner with 3 burners-in-one! This FlexHeat™ triple-radiant burner can adjust to a 6″, 9″ or 12″ radius depending on your cookware sizes.3

See the full album of photos from this East Moline, IL kitchen remodel here on our award-winning Houzz page. Is there something about this new kitchen that you would like to include in your own project? Feel free to save any of these images to your Pinterest page or start and ideabook using our Houzz images. We want to keep you informed with what projects we are completing in the area and give you ideas to save for your own project with our store in the future.
East Moline Kitchen remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Are you ready to start the conversation about your own kitchen remodel? We can’t wait to walk you through our proven remodel process. We have a unique system that is constantly changing and adapting from project to project to get you the best customer experience paired with quality products. Our team is ready to go to work for you! Your first step is to reach out for an in-store complimentary consultation. Contact us by completing this online form or calling us at (309) 944-1344.
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East Moline Remodel: A Bright and Beautiful Before & After

This East Moline, IL kitchen has been given a whole new look and layout. It is always so amazing when just a few location changes in a layout can make such a big difference for our clients. Look at how bright, beautiful, and inviting this new kitchen is.
East Moline kitchen remodel by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Before we show you around the new space let’s look at the “Before” part of this story. Like many kitchens in the area, this original space had soffits above the wall cabinetry. This was the desired look at the time the original kitchen was installed. A peninsula divided the kitchen area from the nearby dining space. A soffit and suspended wall cabinets hung and acted as a visual divider between the two spaces. This layout not only blocks traffic in a very busy area of the home, it also blocks a lot of light and sight from the kitchen into the nearby rooms.
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The new kitchen layout includes an island centered in the space and removes the peninsula. Now the kitchen, casual dining, and living room areas seem to be all one collective space with a more open concept. island_walkway

A large bi-fold pantry area was native to the original space. This pantry offers a lot of storage without intruding on the pathway from the formal dining room into the kitchen. The new kitchen island was ordered in a finish to best compliment the medium oak stain on the pantry doors and trim.
Oak island kitchen cabinets. | VillageHomeStores.com

Koch Classic’s “Acorn” stain has been applied to a Red Oak wood. There could’t be a better complimentary finish to match the existing woodwork.  The island offers two large drawer stacks with a pull-out waste basket in the center.
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There is a lot to be said about creating a kitchen design that hosts an island without a sink or cooktop included in it.  Think about how wonderful it would be to always have access to a large clear space to work on any type of project throughout the day. Including an Engineered Quartz countertop as the worksurface in the kitchen makes it a non-porous and durable surface to work on as well. This color is called “Paydirt” from our Klondike series of quartz. A “Beveled” edge profile has been applied to the quartz. The cooking zone of the kitchen design is home to a freestanding slide-in gas range with convection and microwave hood by Whirlpool®.
5-burner slide-in gas range in stainless steel. | VillageHomeStores.com

Replacing the older installation style that required a “sill” or “brace” of countertop behind the unit, these new ranges look sleek and built-in. The new freestanding models include front controls on the electric and gas units and a full-depth construction so they rest flush against the back wall. Your current freestanding range can be replaced with one of these units for a customized look. Any standard 30″ wide opening can accommodate one.
5 burner gas cooktop by Whirlpool. | VillageHomeStores.com

Even with a standard 30″ wide unit, a 5-burner cooktop can be included. Full-width cast iron grates allow you to easily slide pots and pans from one burner to another. The grates are dishwasher safe, and their satin finish resists wear and tear. Read more about some of the incredible features (like rapid preheat) and sleek new design of these full-depth ranges here on a previous blog post. The backsplash tile in this new kitchen draws your attention immediately. Travertine 3″ x 6″ tumbled tile in a natural “Light Noche” color from Daltile has been paired with a deco line of Peitra Art’s  “Bliss Cappuccino” tiles:
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travertine_tileTake note that tumbled stone tiles like this Travertine can be installed and grouted to have two different finished looks. You can leave the natural characteristics of the tiles showing (shown to the right) or choose to fill in the gaps and crevasses with your grout. Be sure to discuss the finished look you are after with your tile installer before they begin the project. The texture and style that this backsplash adds to the finished space is showcased by our Diode LED undercabinet lighting system. We have found that this lighting system is a key element to a successful finished remodel project. Our customers are always so glad that they included it in their design. Even during the daytime hours, it is difficult to imagine this kitchen without that backsplash and countertop getting the lighting they deserve. Press play below to see how lost the tile looks when the lights turn off.

The Project Management team replaced the original kitchen window with a new double-hung unit. The main perimeter cabinetry for the kitchen is a bright painted finish called “Pearl”. An “Umber” highlight glaze has been applied to the “Seneca” doorstyle. Soffits have been removed and the new wall cabinets stretch all the way to the ceiling with crown molding applied at the top. This grants more available storage space in the wall cabinets and an updated look.
East Moline kitchen remodel. | VillageHomeStores.com

The new layout feels far less cramped now that the peninsula doesn’t cut off the kitchen from the rest of the room. It is as though the same counter space from the original kitchen peninsula has been shifted into an island top that is now easier to access and use for many tasks. The kitchen sink on the perimeter of the kitchen is an under-mounted model by Blanco in a “Truffle” finish. A 50/50 split layout (shown below) is just one of the many options you have available to choose from when selecting an under-mount sinks.
Blanco sink truffle color. | VillageHomeStores.com

The island has been finished off with an applied door look on each end and spanning the full back panel side of the island. That same treatment has been applied to the refrigerator end panel that caps off the end of the new kitchen. This end treatment option creates such a polished and customized look. A smooth end panel would not give the opportunity for any of the highlight glaze to be applied. With the sunlight that pours in from a set of french doors next to it, this paneled look is a perfect detail!
Refrigerator end panel. | VillageHomeStores.com

The refrigerator was moved to this new location from the opposite corner. Now the cooking center is open and not crowded. There is plenty of landing space to load and unload the refrigerator. New flooring was installed in the living room and the new kitchen. Luxury Vinyl Tile by Mannington called “Corsica Cavern” perfectly ties all of the kitchen finishes together and warms up the space. LVT gives you the look of ceramic tile but a softer surface to work on and warmer to your bare feet. Learn more about LVT here on a previous blog post.
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This entire kitchen remodel in East Moline, IL was managed from start to finish by the Project Management team at Village Home Stores. Kitchen remodels do not happen overnight. Our team of experts works with you on creating a schedule and timeline for your project that will get your project completed in as quick of  timeline as possible for the work to be done correctly and with the quality our customers have come to expect from Village Home Stores. See a short recap of the process in the collage below:
Quad Cities kitchen remodel. | VillageHomeStores.com

Do you have a kitchen in the Quad Cities region that is in need of a complete remodel? Village Home Stores would love to be a part of your own before & after story. We can provide design and materials for your space or manage to project for you entirely. Whatever works best for your lifestyle and budget. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our designers and start the conversation. (309) 944-1344.
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East Moline, IL – A Family Home Updated

kitchen_remodel_e_molineThis kitchen remodel in East Moline isn’t just a typical Before & After story. There is a little bit more history here than our typical “we tore out a wall to make room” remodel. One of the homeowners of this project has many memories in the original kitchen… he grew up in this house!
Farm sink in an East Moline, IL kitchen remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

The finished kitchen looks absolutely incredible. Bright white painted cabinetry from our Koch Classic line in the “Savannah” doorstyle is paired with Cambria Quartz counters in the ‘Whitney” design. The subtle tone-on-tone material selections make the space bright, clean, and up to date. take a peek below at the stove wall’s before and after transformation…
Before and after of a remodeled East Moline, IL kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

Dark cabinetry and the original kitchen appliances were ready for a modern update. The owners of this new kitchen are excited to show friends and family how removing a single wall and updating the kitchen has given them a whole new space. The new kitchen is a major update! So long Top-Mount Refrigerator and “hello” French Doors! Not just French-Doors, a new 4-Door Refrigerator from Whirlpool.
Whirlpool appliances in an East Moline, IL kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

A center refrigerated drawer on this unit can be used for a number of fresh-food storage purposes. This unit includes water and ice in the door with an added feature called “Measured Fill”. Measured Fill allows you to select the exact amount of filtered water (in ounces, cups or liters) that you need. The dispenser will fill the container and automatically shut off when complete. Tip: program the correct amount of water you need for the coffee pot or your favorite water bottle.
Cambria Whitney quartz counters. | VillageHomeStores.com

Speaking of water, let’s visit the kitchen sink. The farmhouse style sink you saw in the first photo is a large single-well unit. This 30″ wide model is undermounted to the Cambria counters for a clean look and an easy clean swipe from the counter to the sink when cleaning. It is hard to imagine anything could steal attention from a beautiful farm sink in a new kitchen… but these custom blinds almost steal the show!
Oxford House Transitions shades. | VillageHomeStores.com

The large Dining Room window, the window above the kitchen sink, and a second kitchen window are each fit with custom “Transitions” blinds from our Oxford House line. These custom blinds put on a show every time you use them. See them in action here in this video…

With the option to be closed or partially closed, these Transitions blinds can be ordered in a variety of colors. Each are custom ordered to fit you window. This is one of those products that you truly have to see and use in person to get the full effect. Stop in our showroom anytime to see our display.
chandelier in kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.comThese blinds are the perfect backdrop to the Murray Feiss lighting selected for the new kitchen. A chandelier hangs above the Dining Room table and a smaller-scaled fixture above the kitchen sink. Adding these lights help bring a Traditional style detail to an otherwise Transitional look.
Glazzio Glacier 2 x 4" subway tiles. | VillageHomeStores.com

Another update to a timeless look is the backsplash tile used. In place of a solid white subway tile, this Glazzio glass tile from the “Glacier” series was installed. The classic shape and pattern or a Subway tile but in a glass tile. The glass is a perfect texture to help highlight the sparkle that Cambria’s “Whitney” quartz has. Cambria quartz "Whitney" design. | VillageHomeStores.com

The sparkle of the Cambria tops gives an incredibly upscale look. As you walk past it in person, the light catches the flecks and sparkles. The crystals in the chandeliers paired with the glass tiles… it’s the perfect hint of bling to dress up this kitchen.
Whirlpool slide in gas range. | VillageHomeStores.com

We have to also mention this Whirlpool gas range. Replacing the older “slide-in” models, this new full-depth front-control range can fit in any existing opening for a freestanding range. With no back control panel, the look is clean and seamless. This range is a great choice when you want your backsplash tile to have the full height of space to be shown off. Other features like fan convection, rapid preheat, and even frozen bake make this one of our personal favorites.
Slide out shelves in an East Moline kitchen remodel. | VillageHomeStores.com

This galley kitchen is filled with great storage solutions to make the space. Slide-out shelves and a pullout waste bin have been included. The upper cabinets of the sink wall have been fit with glass. These doors have been ordered with what is called a “70/30” split configuration. In this kitchen, “Cotswold” glass has been added to the larger sections. Our diode LED lighting illuminates the interior of these cabinets as well as the tiled backsplash. Kitchen remodeled in East Moline, IL by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Are you ready to start your own before and after story with us? We are ready when you are. This East Moline kitchen remodel was completed using the complete Project Management program at Village Home Stores. We handled it all, from start to finish. Give us a call or click here to set up an appointment on our website. We can’t wait to hear what you are wanting to get started!
Flooring installed on the diagonal. | VillageHomeStores.com

 

East Moline Remodel: Hickory Steals The Show!

headerAre you looking to make a warm wood selection that can help add a lot of character to your kitchen? Do you have Oak trim and doors throughout your interior but don’t want to go “Oak Overboard” with an entire kitchen to match?  Have you considered Hickory as a wood species? koch hickory sienna

This Hickory kitchen is in the Koch finish “Sienna” which is a light-medium finish option. The perfect compliment to Oak, Hickory is a wonderful option that can look right at home with other open-grained wood species. According to the American Hardwood Information Center, Hickory is ranked extremely high for hardness (harder than both White and Red Oak).  The rich woodgrain of this Hickory kitchen is what grabs your attention right away when you enter this remodeled East Moline, IL kitchen. Just look at the variation from panel to panel!kitchen remodel East Moline

This kitchen began much darker and more crowded. The original Maple cabinetry included a peninsula that divided the kitchen from the nearby dining area. Soffits were built above this original cabinetry to spread the gap between the ceiling and the cabinetry.kitchenbefore

base_angled_endFor an updated look, our designer at Village Home Stores first began with an update to the layout. Removing the soffits above and the peninsula area gives the kitchen (and those using it) a much more open feel. Angling the end of the wall and base cabinetry at the end of the sink wall makes for a nice smooth transition into the dining space. Many times you can add these angled cabinets as an extension to your kitchen and gain extra storage space.

Updating the cabinet layout also gave the opportunity to update the kitchen appliances and their configuration. New Stainless Steel appliances by Whirlpool were included from Village Home Stores. Not just the finish was updated, the cooking zone of the kitchen now has a whole new look. The original range was a “drop-in” model. dropin_range

The new range stayed in the same general area but was replaced with a freestanding Stainless Steel model and a microwave hood above. A microwave hood can be such a space-saving solution for kitchens. Replacing the range hood with a microwave hood frees up more countertop space for the new kitchen. kitchen remodel East MolineThe microwave wasn’t the only thing that found a new “home”, with the addition of a 24″ deep pantry cabinet and a deep cabinet above the refrigerator, all of the small appliances now have a place to be stored. Hickory can be ordered as you see here or using a “rustic” or “knotty” selection of materials. We have examples and samples of all of the many options you have in Hickory available from multiple cabinetry lines.formica labrador granite

The countertop selection for this project is also a great choice. Formica’s “Labrador Granite” color is a dark neutral that pairs well with many woods.  These dark countertops also help compliment the Oil-Rubbed Bronze hardware selection for the new kitchen. We didn’t just replace the cabinets, counters and appliances, we also updated a pantry doorway in the space.millwork

This update helps the opposite end of this kitchen to seem more included in the new kitchen design. As we mentioned earlier, Hickory marries perfectly with Oak. This closet door is a fantastic example of that. Shaker-paneled doors (in Oak) have been stained to match the new Hickory kitchen. New flooring was also installed throughout the kitchen and dining area to help the entire space have a new look. luxury vinyl tile by Tarkett

Luxury Vinyl Tile, or “LVT” from our Tarkett line was installed in a 12″ x 12″ size. LVT can be installed grouted or un-grouted. This customer choose the grouted look for their “Summit Slate-Gold” tile.  The kitchen and dining room windows were also replaced during the remodel. This is commonly one of the roadblocks for many homeowners when they start to try and manage their own remodel project. Collecting and coordinating estimates and schedules and having crews arrive in the right order can be stressful. tilt out tray for cabinets

There are always ways to make the most of your space. Be sure to ask your kitchen designer at Village Home Stores to include these options. A tilt-out tray below the sink is a great way to keep sponges and rags out of sight. What else would you prefer to keep out of sight? How about that pile or mail, bills, or other paper items? Including a desk or a drop-zone in your design can be a great way to handle that.hickory cabinets

We do still include desk areas in many kitchen designs. Adding a desk area can be a great way to gain storage and counterspace and help your entire kitchen seem larger. desk in kitchen

Hard to imagine where to even start when arranging plasterwork, plumbing, electrical, windows, flooring and much more? Just call Village instead! We have a full Project Management program available to our customers to make the project go as efficiently as possible. Call us today to get started on your project! (309) 944-1344.kitchen_remodeler_East Moline