New Build Farmhouse in Rural Illinois With Angled Island

We label a lot of kitchens “Modern Farmhouse” these days… but this time we truly mean it! The kitchen in this new Aledo, IL home has modern upgrades and farmhouse details PLUS just happens to be built on family farmland! It has a stylish and clean transitional look with tons of great modern features. Village Home Stores was so glad to partner with Bagby Construction on the design and materials for this new construction project. Let’s take a tour of some of the highlights from this home beginning with the kitchen in the open concept great room.

Kitchen design with angled island and Skara Brae Cambria Quartz. Cabinetry, counters, lighting and appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
Kitchen design with angled island and Skara Brae Cambria Quartz. Cabinetry, counters, lighting and appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction

A modern take on a U-shape kitchen layout, this perimeter angles in slightly on each end and the shape is mirrored back in a single-level kitchen island. This kitchen is spacious and interesting and serves up plenty of great storage without needing any corner susan cabinets. Our favorite material detail selected for this space is the choice of Cambria Quartz in the “Skara Brae” design. This engineered quartz is a stunning blend of warm gray tones arranged in a river-like pattern with a bright white background. The best place to see this full pattern is on the large island top below.

Stainless farm sink installed in Skara Brae Cambria tops. New home in Aledo, IL with kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores.
Stainless farm sink installed in Skara Brae Cambria tops. New home in Aledo, IL with kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Bagby Constructon.

A great way to modernize any element is to take a classic shape and change the material. n the case of this kitchen, a Kohler farmhouse apron sink is undermounted to the Cambria quartz in a Stainless Steel material. This sink even has the modern feature of a lowered center divider. A low divider sink layout allows you the option to separately soak, rinse, or dry items. The divider is just high enough to fill for a decent soak on one side without wasting a lot of water. Take a glance below and imagine this sink with a large skillet or pan needing to soak. A low divider allows you to get that soak and still lay the handle down in the sink without splashing and making a huge mess.

Stainless Steel low divide farm sink installed in Skara Brae cambria tops. New home in Aledo, IL with design and materials by Village Home Stores.
Stainless Steel low divide farm sink installed in Skara Brae Cambria tops.

If you peek just past the faucet base, you will also see another great modern detail installed in the countertop surface. A garbage disposal is nothing new, but a button switch that is located right by the faucet in a low-profile is pretty great! A great meal at home begins with prep and always ends in making a big mess. So any cleaning zone of an active kitchen needs a dishwasher that can get to work for you. Have a big mess? This KitchenAid dishwasher can fit it all, adjust to the soil level of your load, and a full load quietly at just 39 DBA.

KitchenAid three level rack dishwasher in a kitchen island design.
KitchenAid three level rack dishwasher in a kitchen island design.

A removable third level rack gets you capacity when you need it for lids, utensils, or flatware. The main upper rack must have been designed originally for Inspector Gadget because it’s got so many cool features! The rack itself can adjust easily up and down. Two rows of adjustable tines can be shifted into one of three positions to accommodate deep or wide dishes. Your household have a lot of reusable water bottles to keep clean? This upper rack also has spray nozzles that can be placed deep inside tall or odd-shaped items like bottles, glasses and vases to thoroughly clean them. Have baby bottles to wash? Use these same bottle wash nozzles plus the Sani-Rinse option that heats the final rinse water to 155°F, eliminating 99.999% of food soil bacteria.

Kitchen design with angled gray stained island, Skara Brae Cambria tops, and glass pendants.
Kitchen design with angled gray stained island, Skara Brae Cambria tops, and glass pendants.

This kitchen island design is ideal for prep, cleanup, casual dining, and entertaining. The design of an island shape that angles in helps to keep the user’s work triangle tight and allows the exterior of the island to spread out. Three spans of counter-height overhang are available for seating and electrical outlets on each end make the island versatile. You can plug in small appliances for prep or even crock pots for serving. With a wide counter and incredible natural light, plug in a laptop and this island can even become a work-from-home space.

Kitchen design with pots and pans storage below cooktop. Cabinetry, counters and appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
Kitchen design with pots and pans storage below cooktop.

The cooking zone is right at the center of this kitchen design. Instead of a freestanding range with hood layout, this design splits up the cooktop and oven. The center stretch of base cabinets is packed full of deep and sturdy drawer storage including underneath the cooktop.

Kitchen design with lots of drawer storage.
Kitchen design with lots of drawer storage. Cabinetry, counters and appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction

A wide stack of two deep pots and pans drawers is available right beneath the cooktop. Flanking each side is a three drawer stack with enough width for smaller pans, utensils and other tools. The classic shape and function of a cup pull handle is perfect for a slab drawer front like these. Notice that on the wide pots and pans drawers we used two pulls.

KitchenAid 6 burner gas cooktop installed on wide drawer stack in kitchen. Appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
KitchenAid 36″ wide 5 burner gas cooktop installed on wide drawer stack in kitchen design.

The 36″ wide 5 burner gas cooktop and 30″ wide wall oven have been installed separately. This widens the cooking zone making it easier for two users and allows for a built in microwave to be installed above the wall oven. Now the microwave and wall oven are each raised up to a more comfortable height to read controls and load and unload items. A drawer below the wall oven is the perfect place for storing baking sheets and racks.

KitchenAid wall oven and built in microwave installed in white painted cabinetry.
KitchenAid wall oven and built in microwave. Appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction

Tall cabinets with built in cooking can also provide a visual balance for other tall elements in a kitchen design. In this home, the tall cabinet is complimented across the layout with a french door refrigerator surrounded by end panels and a deep upper cabinet. This KitchenAid refrigerator is one of our bestselling models. The interior layout is amazing and even includes a slide-away shelf that allows you to adjust the storage space in seconds. Press play below to see what we mean.

Shopping for appliances in the Quad Cities region and want to shop a small business with an expert staff? Village Home Stores has a friendly and knowledgeable sales team and a local low price guarantee. Shop appliances online with us at villagehomestores.com. If you need assistance you can always drop your information in our webchat and a salesperson can help you find the right models for your needs. Another category of product at Village you can shop online is our lighting department. With thousands of options in style, price, and finish our lighting team is available to help you select the perfect fixtures. This new home includes many rooms and exterior spaces featuring lighting and fans from Village Home Stores.

Farmhouse style lighting. Pearson chandelier and clear water glass pendants above kitchen island in a new home in Aledo, IL. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
Pearson chandelier and clear water glass pendants above kitchen island in a new home in Aledo, IL.

Our lighting experts will help you create a plan that uses your lighting budget to carry your personal style from room to room and even within the same room. Like many new homes, this layout has an open concept with an entrance, living room, dining room, and the kitchen all in one view. We love the “Pearson” series from Capital lighting. It is a wonderful transitional chandelier series that can look right at home in so many spaces. Here above you can see the 8-light Pearson hangs above the dining area and if you look the the back of the image you can see a two-tiered 24-light version hanging in the front foyer. Below is an image showing you the view looking up from the front entrance of the home.

Double Circle 24 Light Chandelier in Foyer
Large dual ring 24 light chandelier in the entrance of a new home in Aledo, IL

Size and scale are just as important as style when selecting lighting for your home. Our lighting experts are here to help you make the right decisions with that in mind. The same can be said about ceiling fans. Nothing can look more out of place than a tiny fan in a great room. Not to mention the function of a fan is to move air within that space. The 70″ wide “Maverick” fans in this house are just the right size and they are super stylish. Plus these fans are “damp-rated” so you can install them inside and outside.

Damp rated indoor outdoor ceiling fans from the Maverick Series in a new home in Aledo, IL. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
Damp rated indoor outdoor ceiling fans from the Maverick Series in a new home in Aledo, IL.

Speaking of outside, don’t forget that the first chance at a first impression with your lighting is outside the entrance to your home. Don’t leave your exterior lighting selections for a last-minute thought. With many new styles available, it is such a fun category of lighting. Gone are the days of installing the same basic lantern style as your neighbor. We love the schoolhouse style arm lights selected at this home. The “Allenbury” series in a 14″ size from our Kichler line has been installed across the front garage area of this new home.

Matte black arm light on garage door of farmhouse. Exterior lighting from Village Home Stores.
Matte black arm light on garage door of farmhouse.

We have tried to give you a full tour of the kitchen in this home but this is honestly just the tip of the iceberg. Want to see even more images from this home? Check out the full album of photos here on our Best of Houzz winning Houzz profile. There is a lot more to see like this back door laundry room including a dog wash station (shown below). The “Windsor” door in a Birch wood and the same “Stone” stain as the kitchen island is used on the laundry room cabinetry.

Laundry room tiled dog wash station with gray stained cabinetry.
Laundry room tiled dog wash station with gray stained Koch cabinetry from Village Home Stores

Ready to get started on your own project with Village Home Stores? From countertop replacement to complete start to finish remodels, we are here for you. Your first step is just to reach out. You can even drop you info into the message box here on the blog and a member of our team can text or email with you to answer your initial questions. For more information about this builder visit the Bagby Construction website here. You can reach us at (309) 944-1344 or visit our showroom at 105 S State Geneseo, IL 61254.

Kerkhoff Homes- An Award-Winning Parade Home Kitchen

Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen with white painted cabinets, a gray stained island, KitchenAid appliances, and quartz tops. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes in the Quad Cities.

Congratulations to Kerkhoff Homes for winning one of the awards (2018 Best Home in the $639,000-$665,000 price range category) during the Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Fall Parade of Homes! We were thrilled to have our design and products throughout TWO of the Kerkhoff homes this parade season so we wanted to feature one this week on the blog. The kitchen in this home is stunning. An open layout, a custom range hood, and so many great finish selections. Take a look! White perimeter and accent gray island kitchen design in Bettendorf, Iowa. Home staged by Elements Design. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes in the Quad Cities. | villagehomestores.com

Great Room kitchen layouts should always be open and inviting. By selecting the right surfaces and materials, you also can make a space feel spacious and airy like this kitchen. The kitchen layout in this Bettendorf home is an L-shape perimeter with a large single level island. The cabinetry is the Prairie door in a painted “Ivory” finish from our Koch Classic line.Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen with white painted cabinets, a gray stained island, KitchenAid appliances, and quartz tops. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes in the Quad Cities. | villagehomestores.com

The kitchen island has an overhang extending off the back for added counter-height seating. There is also a casual dining space adjacent to the kitchen. The star of this kitchen is most certainly the custom hood we created with this builder. A wood hood was built to match the cabinetry of the kitchen perimeter with a Broan blower insert housed within it. Faux metallic detail on a custom wood range hood. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes. | villagehomestores.com

But we didn’t just build a custom wood hood… we took it one step further. A local artist added a faux metallic finish to the lower lip and top rail of the hood giving the illusion of an old metal hood. Even seeing the paint detail up close you will be fooled into thinking it is the real deal!Metallic faux finish detail in a kitchen by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Below the feature hood is a gas range ready to be put to any task! This front-control gas range has five burners on top and convection features in the oven. Flawless cooking results thanks to Even-Heat™ True Convection; the unique bow-tie design and convection fan in the back of the unit ensure the inside of the entire oven is heated to, and stays at, the perfect temperature. This range also features a Steam Rack that offers the ability to add additional moisture to the inside of the oven, enhancing cooking results.
KitchenAid Stainless Steel gas range in a Bettendorf, Iowa home. | villagehomestores.com

The French Door refrigerator is the focal point of the other wall of the kitchen. 20 cubic foot of storage capacity and a counter-depth design make it functional in many ways. The ExtendFresh™ Temperature Management System and Produce Preserver help keep food fresh. LED lighting throughout the refrigerator makes food easy to find on every level.KitchenAid Stainless Steel appliances in a Bettendorf, Iowa home. | VillageHomeStores.com

“But there is no water and ice in the fridge” you say? Yes there is! The filtered water dispenser is hidden on the interior of the counterdepth model and an icemaker is in the lower freezer. The kitchen itself includes plenty of storage space within the kitchen cabinets, plus there is a walk-in pantry on the range wall. Cabinet storage and fresh food storage are the main tasks for this section of the kitchen L-shape. As well as a lengthy section of countertop surface for food prep, service, and loading and unloading the refrigerator. Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen with white painted cabinets, a gray stained island, KitchenAid appliances, and quartz tops. | villagehomestores.com

A Sharp microwave drawer is also found on this wall of the kitchen. Kitchen microwave drawers are past the “occasional” spotting and have entered into the “expected” category in our area. They are a great look AND functional solution to the microwave needs in busy kitchens. 

Any busy kitchen will need a high-performance dishwasher and this KitchenAid one is ready to be put to work! This one is quiet at just 46 d.b.a (normal conversation levels are around 50), and the ProWash cycle is ready for even the toughest loads. Shop our entire catalog of appliances here on our website. The dishwasher is located on the end of the kitchen island next to the kitchen sink. KitchenAid Stainless Steel dishwasher in a Bettendorf, Iowa home. | villagehomestores.com

The kitchen island is also from our Koch Classic line of cabinetry in the same Prairie door. A Hickory wood has been stained with a warm gray stain named “Stone”. A sinkbase, pull out trash basket, and stack of drawers complete the island cabinet configuration. 

Keeping with bright and light finishes, a glossy engineered quartz countertop was installed. Our Q-Quartz line in the color named “Calacatta Laza” is a classic and sophisticated choice. Bright whites blend with ivory and neutral beige veining. A glossy finish is reflective and beautiful. Once installed, quartz has little to no maintenance (yes you still have to wipe it clean). Quartz is also non-porous and foodsafe making it an ideal kitchen surface.

Above the kitchen island hang two glass pendant lights. A great way to give a space a more airy and light look is to use glass or mirror. These pendants from our Feiss Lighting line are named “Zola” and they anchor the island scale and shape but don’t weigh down the space with a dark finish. Instead, you can see through them to that great custom hood design! Shop our lighting catalogs here on our websiteGlass pendant lighting hangs above a kitchen island in a Bettendorf, Iowa home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes in the Quad Cities. | villagehomestores.com

Love this kitchen? Find the full album of photos from this home including the Lower Level Bar we designed and more lighting here on our Houzz page. There you can follow our Houzz account and save ideas into your own ideabooks for you dream kitchen with Village. If ideas are what you are after, don’t forget to also find us over on Pinterest! This board of all kitchen finish combinations is a great way to nail down your own tastes and personal styles.  A special shout-out to the folks at Elements Home Furnishings and Interior Design for staging this Great Room space to perfection!Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for a QCBR Parade of Homes Winner Kerkhoff Homes in Bettendorf, Iowa. | villagehomestores.com

Are you building a new home in the Quad Cities area? Village Home Stores would love the opportunity to partner with you and your builder to give you a beautiful space. We have a special path of processes for our New Construction customers and we would love to share it with you. Your first step is just to reach out to our store for an appointment with our New Construction team. You can reach us at 309-944-1344 or complete this short online form and a team member will be in touch with you soon to discuss your project.