A Great Room Kitchen With Rustic Details- Hazelwood Homes

We just stopped by this new Hazelwood Home in Geneseo, IL and we are in love with every detail. New homes can often miss out on the character and uniqueness that older homes have. We are happy to report that this one is brand new but already has set itself apart! With great rustic details and an open concept perfect for a busy household, this great room and kitchen turned out incredible! Take a look!

Painted Koch Cabinetry in the Maple Savannah doorstyle and “Ivory” finish creates an L-shaped perimeter to the kitchen. One focal wall includes the cooking zone with cooktop, hood, and wall ovens. The other wall is home to the taller, deeper elements like the refrigerator and pantry area. The kitchen is located as part of an open living room, dinette area, and hearth room. All of these spaces are within sight of each other and the way this family has styled the space is so perfect.

Rustic Transitional kitchen in a great room with kitchen design from Chris Robinson at Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. Koch cabinetry and granite counters featured.

The island functions as a kitchen work surface and added casual dining space. The island cabinetry is also from our Koch Cabinetry line repeating the same doorstyle but this time in a Birch wood and “Stone” stain. We love how the gray stain allows the character of the wood-grain to be highlighted. Three pendant lights hang above the kitchen island. These “Urban Renewal” pendants from our Feiss line are so transitional in style they would look right at home here in this rustic setting as well as a historic home or even a modern eclectic city loft.

Rustic Transitional kitchen in a great room with kitchen design and lighting from Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

Doesn’t that wrapped beam in the kitchen and the beamed ceilings in the lofted living room space add so much character!? We also included a modern farmhouse detail to the back of the island. The kitchen island is a single-level design and in place of wainscot doors or a smooth panel, we created an “X” design. This look is achieved with paneling, trim, and a skilled carpenter. There is even an outlet tucked away under the overhang. Island outlets like this are perfect for kitchen appliances but also laptops and other work-from-home devices or a homework station power source.

Rustic Transitional kitchen in a great room with gray stained stone island and X barn style back panel detail. Kitchen design and materials from Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

The kitchen island is also the kitchen clean up zone. The kitchen sink and dishwasher are located right at the center of all activity. This dishwasher from Whirlpool is quiet at just 47 dba (normal conversation noise measures around 50 dba). It also has a third-level rack inside for items like lids and utensils. Shop appliances from Village Home Stores any day, any time at villagehomestores.com or stop by and see us at 105 S State in downtown Geneseo, IL.

Rustic Transitional kitchen in a great room with gray stained stone island. Kitchen design and materials from Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

The kitchen sink introduces another great texture to the space, hammered copper. This double-well sink is a great compliment to the granite counters and mixed metals throughout the great room area. We have a well-executed blend of Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Stainless Steel, Copper, and even Wrought Iron in this space. Mixing metals may sound challenging to some, but it is such a great look! Take a look at another past project feature that blends copper, stainless, bronze and even black stainless all in one kitchen space!

Copper farmsink from LeNova installed in Desert Beach granite counters with a chiseled edge profile. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

To see more images of this kitchen in detail including the island, click here to see the full album of photos now posted to our Best Of Houzz- winning portfolio online. Nothing can compare to the look and history that natural stone can bring to a project. As hard as engineered surface products are trying (and they are) to recreate the look of a natural stone, they will never rebuild the unique history each slab holds. This kitchen includes countertops in Desert Beach granite with a chiseled edge profile applied.

Rustic Transitional kitchen with Desert Beach granite counters in a chiseled edge profile. Kitchen design and materials from Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

This edge detail is not for everyone, or every project. Here it adds the perfect blend of rugged and rustic to a smooth and polished stone surface. The wall surface in the kitchen was another area available for a new texture to be introduced. With so much movement and natural veining to the granite counters, a more controlled and consistent color in a wall surface was needed.

Rustic Transitional kitchen in a great room with ivory painted Koch cabinets and Chimney hood. Kitchen design and materials from Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

Travertine 3×6 tiles in the color “Light Noche” add a storied texture to the kitchen walls. Travertine is a tile that is often overlooked for transitional spaces but it deserves it’s spotlight here. This textured and tumbled tile can work in many styles including Italianate, heavy traditional, modern farmhouse, and Spanish-styled spaces. In this high-ceiling kitchen, we had the tilers install the Travertine to the top of the kitchen cabinet line. The Stainless canopy hood is installed over the surface.

Whirlpool 30" 5 burner gas cooktop in Stainless Steel. Kitchen design and appliances from Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. Geneseo/Quad Cities

Cooking with a gas is ideal for any busy kitchen and this cooktop is ready for any task! A five burner gas cooktop layout with continuous grates allow you to shift BTUs quickly and even slide a pan to another location. This cooktop measures 30″ wide and can be installed into a cooktop cabinet. Here we used a “reversed” base layout giving open cabinet doors above and a usable lower drawer below. Your appliance salesperson at Village Home Stores will work closely with your cabinet designer to check that the correct finished look is achieved. The same is the case for wall ovens.

Whirlpool combination wall microwave convection oven in Stainless Steel. Kitchen design and appliances from Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. Geneseo/Quad Cities

A 30″ wide Combination Wall Oven and Microwave is a great choice for those who want the option of an occasional second wall oven. The top microwave section of this unit can be used to bake smaller single-dish items. Built-in appliances give such a customized look and can really help your kitchen layout look and function at it’s best. Installing the microwave as a wall oven here allows our design to include the chimney hood above the cooktop. We even gave the refrigerator a built-in look.

Whirlpool French Door refrigerator in Stainless Steel. Kitchen design and appliances from Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. Geneseo/Quad Cities

In certain remodels and in most new construction homes we have the ability to communicate with the contractors that we would like to recess the refrigerator back a few inches. This allows our clients to select standard-depth refrigerators and get the look of a counter-depth in the end. Here we have done just that and paneled the right end for a fully surrounded look. On the left of the refrigerator is tall pantry cabinet…

Rustic Transitional kitchen in a great room with kitchen design from Chris Robinson at Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. Koch cabinetry and granite counters featured.

… a pantry cabinet front that is! These doors open to a walk-in pantry entrance that is behind the pantry doors AND behind refrigerator area in this home. Kitchen storage goals for sure! Truly this open concept is “goals” for many of our readers. Imagine entertaining friends and family in this gorgeous new home. We must give a shout out to the true “MVP” surface for all of these spaces, the stunning Hickory hardwood flooring from our Paramount line! The same hickory is installed in the front foyer, hallway, kitchen, living room entrance, and hearth room.

Barnwood series Hickory Hardwood, Covered Bridge finish installed in a Great Room, kitchen, entryway, and sunroom. Handscraped flooring from Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. Geneseo/Quad Cities

This is a 3/4 x 5 solid hardwood from the Barnwood series. The “Covered Bridge” color has so much depth and helps to compliment all of the wood finishes in the space. We have a full floor of another finish from this series installed in our Geneseo showroom. It truly is a must see for the color and texture this series offers. These planks are Kerf-Sawn and hand-scraped. When the light hits it you see the beautiful hand-scrapes and chatter-marks.

Barnwood series Hickory Hardwood floors in the Covered Bridge finish. Handscraped flooring from Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. Geneseo/Quad Cities

A mix of metals and wood finishes even in the lighting selections! The dinette light repeats the seeded glass from the kitchen island pendants but also includes a wood sloped base to the chandelier. The “Grand Bank” series from our Kichler line is the perfect choice. Our lighting experts work closely with new home customers to build a light list and work within your budget to find the perfect fixtures for your needs and tastes. Shop thousands of lights online, anytime here on our website or visit our award-winning lighting showroom in Geneseo, IL.

Kichler 6 light Grand Bank chandelier fixture in Dinette area of a new Maple Leaf Heights home. Lighting from Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. Geneseo/Quad Cities

Another blend of woods can be found with the statement ceiling in the living room. Wooden beams accent the ceiling shape and a 70″ wide “Maverick” fan from our Monte Carlo line looks like an art piece. Dark Walnut blades on this fan pick up the darkest of the wood stains and grain in the overall space. We have a lot of fans installed in our showroom to help you decide the right size and style of fan for your own home.

Monte Carlo 70" Maverick Fan in Great Room of a new Maple Leaf Heights home. Lighting from Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. Geneseo/Quad Cities

Village Home Stores provided products throughout this entire home. The bathrooms, bedrooms, lower level, and laundry room all include design and product from Village. We also provided lighting for this entire home. We are the Quad Cities’ Regional lighting experts for both indoor and outdoor lighting products. The “Creekside” lantern series from Capitol Lighting was used outside of this new home.

Capitol Creekside Wall Lantern on exterior of Maple Leaf Heights home. Lighting from Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. Geneseo/Quad Cities

Are you building or remodeling a home soon? We want to be a part of the process! Working with Village Home Stores can save you time and money. Your first step is just to reach out and learn more about our bidding process and FREE lighting bundle program. Contact us for an appointment by phone at 309 944 1344 or by completing this short online form. To learn more about Hazelwood homes visit their website here. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help!

Rural Kewanee Kitchen Gets a Refined Rustic New Look

Because of our location and a service radius that spreads over Illinois and Iowa farm country, we do a lot of work for farmers. They are such great customers who appreciate our store’s value of quality work and craftsmanship.  Plus we really really really respect the work that they do. So when a Midwest farmer chooses us to work for them, that is the ultimate compliment to our crews. In this case, the customer asked us to manage a kitchen remodel for them from start to finish… during harvest season! For those are close to any farming households you know that harvest is the busiest, most stress-filled, and demanding seasons of the year. So we felt such an added level of trust from this customer that they were allowing us to get to work for them while they were working so hard on their end. The result? This warm and inviting new space to come home to:

A rural Kewanee kitchen gets a warm and storage-filled new look. Koch Rustic Beech cabinetry and White Sand Granite featured. Design by Angela Weisbrod and remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Rustic Beech wood cabinetry from our Koch Classic line in the “Briarwood” stain and applied Black accent glaze looks right at home. The raised-panel Seneca door offers great edge details for that accent glaze to adhere to. Added crown molding, a valance area above the sink, and decorative baseboard trim provided even more edges to be accented. A beautiful tiled backsplash, staggered height and depth cabinets, and a farmsink completes the refined rustic look of the new kitchen.

A rural Kewanee kitchen gets a warm and storage-filled new look. Koch Rustic Beech cabinetry and White Sand Granite featured. Design by Angela Weisbrod and remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

A kitchen peninsula divides the kitchen from the dining area in the new open concept design. When space allows it, a peninsula can work so well with two heights. This design offers a standard base-height cabinet section on the interior (user) side of the peninsula, and raised bar-height top on the outside. The bar top includes an overhang for casual barstool seating. A barn door look on the back of the peninsula has been applied to compliment the kitchen and the entire great room space.

A rural Kewanee kitchen peninsula with a barn door-inspired back panel treatment. Rustic kitchen remodel from start to finish by the Project Management team at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

A Rustic Beech panel and applied trim in an “X” design breaks up the back panel space and adds such great character! Speaking of character, nothing adds rustic charm like a wooden beam. Once the original kitchen was torn out and the entrance widened, it was confirmed that a header would need to be placed above the peninsula area to help support the weight. We wrapped this header with paneling and trim to create the illusion of a large wooden beam. The finished result is perfect for the space! 

A rural Kewanee Illinois kitchen with a wrapped support beam at ceiling. Rustic kitchen remodel from start to finish by the Project Management team at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Two pendant lights from Kichler hang on the inside of the beam. The pendants blend a matte black and brushed gold finish for the design. Cabinet handle hardware for this kitchen is from the Bremen series by Jeffery Alexander.  Cabinet hardware can be an important selection for the daily use of your kitchen. Be sure you select designs that looks great but also function well for you. Test out the handles to make sure your hand can comfortably fit to operate them.

A rural Kewanee kitchen with a peninsula gets a warm new look. Koch Rustic Beech cabinetry and White Sand Granite featured. | villagehomestores.com


On the interior of the Peninsula is a long work surface with plenty of outlets and storage solutions in the cabinetry. We installed a pullout trash cabinet on the end of the peninsula. This keeps the trash located centrally for users inside and outside of the kitchen. Near the inside corner is a specialty cabinet many will envy: a Tupperware organizer! This pullout unit includes a lower section for the containers and a top slotted section for lids. No more opening a cabinet door and bracing yourself for an avalanche! 

A rural Kewanee kitchen gets a warm new look and a revashelf pullout tupperware organizer cabinet. Koch Rustic Beech cabinetry and White Sand Granite featured. | villagehomestores.com

Another fantastic storage upgrade is located near the cooking center of the new kitchen. A pullout cabinet opens to reveal utensil bins and knife storage. There is even a lower shelf that can also be used for large utensils or kitchen gadgets. This is just one of many storage options available in a pullout cabinet. Even small cabinet spaces can pack great storage solutions! Ask your designer at Village Home Stores about your options. 

A rural Kewanee IL kitchen gets a warm new look and a revashelf pullout knife and utensil organizer cabinet. Koch Rustic Beech cabinetry and White Sand Granite featured. | villagehomestores.com

Of course an appliance garage is one of the original cabinet storage solutions ever added to kitchen cabinet lines. This kitchen includes a garage in an upgraded new style. Instead of an accordion or louvered door, this corner appliance garage has a matching cabinet door. Top-lift hardware is installed to let the door open out and up for a more spacious look and feel. 

A rural Kewanee kitchen gets a warm new look and an appliance garage. Koch Rustic Beech cabinetry and White Sand Granite featured. | villagehomestores.com

We made sure the new kitchen had plenty of outlets throughout. These stylish square outlets are from the adorne series by legrand. So many options for switches and outlets plus so many colors for plates to select from. We also love that the plates snap in place (no visible screws) for a smooth, clean look.

A rural Kewanee kitchen with legrand adorne outlet system. Koch Rustic Beech cabinetry and White Sand Granite featured. | villagehomestores.com

The countertops in this kitchen are a natural stone named “White Sand”. There is so much character in the slabs and the granite looks perfect in this completed design. That same legrand outlet company makes an undercabinet lighting system that is versatile and stylish. This system allows you customize locations for lighting, added outlets, speakers, devices, and more. One of the added benefits for this undercabinet system is it frees up the entire backsplash area for a tile design. No outlets to disrupt the layout of tile. 

A rural Kewanee kitchen with legrand undercabinet system. Koch Rustic Beech cabinetry and White Sand Granite featured. | villagehomestores.com

We also installed this system across the room on the refrigerator wall. A dropzone/landing space for the kitchen is home to the phone dock and where mail and piles are welcome to collect. A bluetooth speaker and phone charging station is in place here. On this wall we gave a counter-depth refrigerator a real built-in look with a panel on the left side and a tall pantry cabinet on the right. This section of cabinetry stretches all the way to the ceiling with a crown riser and stacked molding.

A rural Kewanee kitchen with a counterdepth refrigerator. Koch Rustic Beech cabinetry and White Sand Granite featured. | villagehomestores.com


Pay attention to the handles on the tall pantry cabinet above. Notice that they are the same style as the kitchen but a larger scale. This choice helps to better pair the door size with an appropriate handle and also to give a more solid open and close to the doors as they operate. What kind of details and cabinet upgrades would you pick for your own dream kitchen? Many of these cabinet inserts and add-ons are far more affordable than you would expect! See the full album of photos from this kitchen here on our Houzz portfolio

A rural Kewanee kitchen gets a warm new look and a built-in pullout cuttingboard. Koch Rustic Beech cabinetry and White Sand Granite featured. | villagehomestores.com

The Holiday season gets the Village Home Stores team so excited. We are able to look back at all of the new spaces we have helped complete this year that will be enjoyed for their first Holiday this year. It brought us so much joy to visit this Kewanee home for a final walk-through and see it all decked out for the Christmas Season. Can we also just take a moment to enjoy how great this barn door looks in the dining room? The homeowner installed and stained the door to match the new kitchen themselves! 

A rural Kewanee kitchen dining area with decorative barn door. Rustic kitchen remodel from start to finish by the Project Management team at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Is a new kitchen or bathroom from Village Home Stores on the top of your Christmas list? Let us know! But don’t write to the North Pole (they are a bit busy this time of year). Instead, give us a call at 309 944 1344 or complete this short form online. A member of our team will walk you through our process and let you know what steps we will begin with. We can’t wait to hear how we can help you. Have a fantastic Holiday at home this year readers! 

Moline, IL Kitchen Remodel Finds Room For Style and a Small Island

This Moline, IL home was ready for a new kitchen look and layout. There were no major changes as far as moving appliances or even removing soffits. Rich new finishes were selected, storage was added, and room for a small kitchen island was found. Koch cabinetry in the flat-panel Savannah door and Birch wood stained Chestnut is a perfect compliment to the existing woodwork in the home.  Moline Illinois kitchen with Nevasca Mist granite, Koch Cabinetry, luxury vinyl floors, and mosaic tile. Remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

The main wall of cabinetry is found on the sink wall of the kitchen. A range is centered on a nearby wall with landing space on each side.  With plenty of walkway space surrounding it, a kitchen island is an important part of the new design! Prepping for a meal and coming home with a load of groceries just got a lot easier for this household. This two-cabinet island is a very functional part of the new layout. Perfectly located for prep, back door entry, and even space for seating! The added storage and work surface this island brings to the new kitchen is so important. The island top is also the best place to see the stunning granite selected for the kitchen. Moline Illinois kitchen with Nevasca Mist granite and Koch Cabinetry remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

One of the exciting parts of choosing granite for your remodel project in the Quad Cities is that we have a local source for you to select your material from! This can be a very interesting way to make a personal connection with your design. Epic Stone is located in Davenport, Iowa and there you can walk the aisles of slabs and help decide what you are drawn to. Your designer at Village can then partner with our fabricators to make sure the stone you hand-select makes the journey from Epic, to the fabrication shop, and then finally into your home. Learn more about Epic Stone here in a past blog post. This Moline, IL customer selected a stone named “Nevasca Mist” and it is a beautiful blend of warm grays and beiges.
Moline Illinois kitchen with Nevasca Mist granite. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

So much great storage and functionality added to the kitchen with this small island. We also love the flooring selected for the new space. These may appear to be 12″ x 24″ ceramic tiles but no grout lines! That is because they are actually luxury vinyl tiles. Our Tarkett Premiere line can be installed with or without grout. This kitchen showcases a neutral color named “Onyx Travertine Silver” and the look is great. Moline Illinois kitchen with Koch cabinetry in Birch wood and Chestnut finish remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.comThe appliances were updated recently in this kitchen but we did make an adjustment to the microwave hood area of the layout. A smooth panel was installed above the microwave area to match the look of the drawerboxes in the kitchen. We added to the soffit depth on this side of the kitchen to allow the small crown molding to be installed and now the wall cabinet section has a full, customized surround look.
Moline Illinois kitchen with existing soffits remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Across the kitchen was an area put to better use in the new design. The new kitchen island now can be a landing zone for back door entry. Instead of a base and wall cabinet combination, a tall pantry cabinet now offers so much storage space and a customized look to the stand-alone section of the kitchen. Moline Illinois kitchen tall pantry cabinet in a Birch wood and Chestnut finish remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

If you peek at the before and after image below, you will notice there wasn’t exactly a lot of backsplash space in the “before” kitchen. Tall wall cabinets were installed beneath existing soffits leaving only half of the expected space you would want for that area. If you look at the “after” side of the image, you will see a more comfortable suggested space of 18″.
Moline kitchen remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

It truly lets the tile choice in the new kitchen to be showcased. The tile and granite selections together are just perfect! The mosaic tile seems to have been made just for this pairing! Glazzio’s Closseum Series in the Caesar Beige color looks incredible! The granite and tile are splendidly showcased by our bestselling Diode LED lighting system.Moline kitchen with Nevasca Mist granite and Glazzio Colosseum series tile. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

This Diode LED lighting system is such a wise investment and every customer that has it installed is so happy with it. It is low-voltage, and low-profile leaving you with so many options for installation. Of course undercabinet lighting is our most popular use. Because of their low power use, these lights are perfect if you like to keep a night-light on on the evening or like to have lights on waiting for you when you arrive home. The Diode lights can also be dimmable shown below on one of our legrand radiant collection paddle switch sets:Moline Illinois kitchen with legrand Radiant paddle switches and outlets. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Old homes are just so much fun to remodel because you honestly never know what unique feature you will stumble upon! In this Moline home there was a laundry chute located on the left wall of the kitchen sink area.  While the homeowner wasn’t planning on using it for laundry, he did find a fun use. Voila! a recycling chute! He keeps a plastic bin down below to collect cans and sends them down when he is finished. We think Alice in Wonderland would find it a “curiously” custom solution and definitely a conversation starter. Moline Illinois kitchen with small custom door, Koch cabinetry in Birch wood and Chestnut finish remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Press play below to see a 360 view of this finished kitchen in Moline Illinois.

Is there is a specific part of this space that you love? You can find the full album of images from this project here on our award-winning Houzz page. There you can save and make notes for you and your designer at Village Home Stores. We love all of the material selections made in this Moline, IL home. They give the completed kitchen a rich new look. The stylish pendant light above the new island is named “Gastown” and from our Artcraft line. Artcraft has a wide variety of on-trend lighting choices at very reasonable prices. Shop Artcraft here on our lighting websiteMoline Illinois kitchen with Artcraft Gastown pendant light. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Ready to start the conversation about your own before and after story with Village Home Stores? Your first step is to just reach out to our team. You can do this by calling us at 309-944-1344 or by completing the short online form found here on our website. A member of our team will work with you to arrange your first appointment and explain our remodel process to you. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help. 

 

Kitchen Reaching New Heights in Coal Valley, IL

We don’t just help create beautiful remodeled spaces at Village Home Stores. We can also provide you with expert design and material selection for your new home. This new home built by Hazelwood Homes includes a stunning new kitchen from Village Home Stores. Granite countertops, dark cabinetry, and Stainless Steel appliances are all showcased in this beautiful new Coal Valley, IL home.
Kitchen with Ganache granite counters. | VillageHomeStores.com

This kitchen features Koch cabinetry in the “Seneca” doorstyle in Beech wood with a rich “Mocha” stain applied. A angled peninsula area includes a dual-height design and a wood paneled back to match the kitchen. The range wall in this kitchen grabs your attention right away. Staggered heights and depths of the wall cabinetry add interest to the design. Keep your staggered cabinets symmetrical in location when possible. This wall cabinet layout showcases a great use of “rhythm” in design with the staggered look. Up-down-up-down-up, all in balanced widths.
Maytag range and microwave hood. | VillageHomeStores.com

Staggering the corner cabinets as well as the center microwave area is a great look. Microwave Hoods sometimes get a bad reputation for style but this design totally redeems the look! If you are going to frame in and showcase a microwave, this model is the right one to choose. It is stylish and full of features. Have a tight space you are trying to fit a microhood into? This might be the perfect model for your design. This Maytag unit is designed to open even if your microwave is adjacent to a returning wall.  Take a look at the image below to illustrate what we mean:
microwave_doors_against_wallA 90° Hinge allows for flexible microwave hood combination installation next to a wall if needed. In this case, the fluted columns and light-rail molding surrounding the microwave don’t get hit by the swinging door. The wall cabinet in the corner of the kitchen is also staggered and balances the final wall cabinet before the peninsula starts. Taller and deeper with an added open shelf area for displaying items, this angled cabinet area caps off the wall cabinet design stylishly.
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The rich, Mocha stained cabinetry is paired with natural stone counters that are a granite named “Ganache”. A natural beauty, this stone blends chocolaty browns and creamy whites and honestly, makes us want a bowl of ice cream right now just writing about it. Also reaching for new heights in this Coal Valley kitchen, the set-on granite backplash is much taller than a standard application.

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A standard set-on splash in a kitchen setting is typically somewhere between 4-5″ in height.  The end result makes a big visual impact and helps keep the taller height wall cabinets seem in scale with the project. Shown below, this taller backsplash height blends seamlessly with the space between the sink counter and the bar-height counter on the angled peninsula.
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There is also a great wall of cabinet storage surrounding the refrigerator in this kitchen design. Press play below to see the tall pantry cabinet come to life and reveal five slide-out shelves inside. Between the new pantry and the refrigerator area is a wide landing space of countertop for loading and unloading items in the fresh food and pantry storage zone of the design.
Are you building a new home soon in the Quad Cities area? Let our expert staff help you design and select the perfect kitchen layout for your home. In addition to that we have products to help complete your entire new home. We carry cabinetry, countertops, lighting, floorcovering, tile, custom blinds and shades. Our team can also help create designs for unique spaces like media rooms, mudroom areas, fireplace mantles, and built-in cabinetry surrounds. Our new construction customers can also take advantage of our “Bundle” program and earn free lighting as they shop our store. Contact us today to learn more about this program and to set up an appointment to start the conversation about your own home. We have product to suite every style and budget. Complete this contact form online or call us at (309) 944-1344. We can’t wait to see your new home plans.
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Geneseo, IL- 5 Design Upgrades For Your Kitchen

This beautiful Geneseo, IL remodel has a lot to offer in terms of style and impact. As we take a look around we want to share with you 5 great design upgrades included in this tour that helped take this finished space to the next level. Perhaps one of these details might be right for your own kitchen remodel project.
Kitchen before and after. | VillageHomeStores.com

White painted cabinetry from our Dura Supreme line is paired with “Silver Cloud” granite tops. The cabinetry is from Dura Supreme’s  Bria series of construction. This is a full-access or a “frameless” series of cabinetry. The painted white cabinetry is such a bright and updated change from the original Oak kitchen. The ceramic tile from the original kitchen was able to stay in place because the new kitchen design worked with it.
appliance garage in kitchen corner. | VillageHomeStores.com

#1: A Full-Height Backsplash

The first design detail that truly makes a big impact in this kitchen is the installation of a full-height backsplash instead of a tiled space. With a character stone like this “Silver Cloud” granite, a full-height splash gives the opportunity to really showcase the natural veining in the slab. Shifting the beautiful pattern up to a visible, vertical plane also gives a really high-end look.
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#2: Mirrored Cabinets

The second design detail that you can include in your space is the use of mirror in place of textured glass in the upper cabinetry. This may even be an upgrade you can make in your existing cabinetry. At first glance, you may have thought these cabinets had glass in them. Take a closer look and you see reflections of the scenic views outside of the new kitchen. Including mirror in kitchens and bathrooms was an up-and-coming trend in 2015 and has been predicted to be a big trend in 2016 and beyond. The look is great but think about how clever this concept is. Nothing is visible behind the mirror! That frees up “display” type cabinets to be used for any and all categories of storage. China hutches, Master Bath linen cabinets, the list goes on of great locations that can benefit by including mirror inserts.
white painted kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

#3: Designate a Drop Zone

The original kitchen footprint has been extended slightly into the casual dining area. A double wall oven from KitchenAid® has been installed for ease of use on the customer’s back. Now loading and unloading items is easy and the tall cabinet includes storage above and below the wall ovens. The double ovens are also perfect for preparing large meals during Holidays and special events. The end of this tall section of cabinetry is capped off with a tall angled end cabinet pantry. With shelving and outlets within this cabinet it is now the perfect space for a drop zone cabinet. Hidden out of sight is a charging station, calendars, mail and all kinds of items that would normally clutter up a countertop.
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#4: Upgrade A Busy Appliance

If you don’t drink coffee, why buy a french press? If you don’t bake or use your oven often, maybe pass on convection features. Our point is that you should choose areas of your kitchen to upgrade that you can continue to thank yourself for over and over. A great example is upgrading your cooktop to induction if you cook often and want the best results. This may look like a standard electric cooktop but it is actually an Induction cooktop from KitchenAid®. Induction works using electromagnetic technology. It heats the cooking vessel instead of the surface. This allows you the immediate temperature control of a gas cooktop but in a smooth electric look. The Performance Boost feature allows you to exceed the maximum heat-level setting for up to 10 minutes, perfect for rapid boiling. 
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#5 Upgrade Access

The Dura Supreme’s Bria series a frameless construction is inspired by European Cabinetry. This allows you full access to the cabinet box. No matter what cabinet line or construction your design includes, you always have the option to place drawered cabinets where doors and slideouts can also be located. Even though the footprint of this island remained the same that upgrade was made with the new island cabinetry.before after island

Now it is easy to access pots and pans and all kinds of added items within the drawers. Cabinet hardware was carefully selected to match the scale of the drawers the handles were placed on. The back of the kitchen island was also upgraded from smooth panels to custom wainscot panels. This upgrade makes a world of a difference in the finished look especially in a great room setting where the island back is highly visible.
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This new space is now bright, stylish, and makes a big impact because of the upgrades included. The full-height granite backsplash is breathtaking and including mirrors in the upper cabinets is a gorgeous look. Extending the cabinetry to include wall ovens and a pantry/drop zone allowed an easier oven experience and the new cooking zone has an incredible Induction cooktop. Specialty cabinet inserts were also included and an appliance garage in the kitchen corner keeps the counter from small appliance clutter. There is so much to love about this space.
White painted kitchen with full height granite backsplash. | VillageHomeStores.com

We included a full video tour of this finished space in a recent episode of the Village Home Show. In that tour, we give a detailed look at induction features and benefits. Press play below to watch it.

If you would like to see the full album of photos from this remodel be sure to check out our portfolio of work over on Houzz.com. Access the project album here at this link. Houzz is a fantastic way to organize your ideas when researching for your kitchen or bath project with Village Home Stores. Any inspiration you can share with our team helps us get you your dream space. Ready to start the conversation about your own project? Your first step is reach out for an appointment. Give us a call at (309) 944-1344 or contact us online here on our website. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on. We were thrilled to include this kitchen in the second season of our TV Show The Village Home Show and thank these Geneseo, IL customers for their business and for inviting you in to see the finished space.
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