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Aspen Homes- Polished Farmhouse Style For Fall Parade of Homes

The Quad Cities Builders and Remodelers Association Fall Parade of Homes is coming up Mid-October and we wanted to give you a tour of one of the homes you can expect to see there. This home is built and designed by Aspen Homes LLC in Bettendorf, Iowa. A polished farmhouse style filled with new finishes and timeless but trendy looks.
White Drift painted kitchen with Gray Stone stained accents. Kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The new “White Drift” painted finish from our Koch Classic line has been applied to a Rustic Birch wood in the “Hastings” door. This antiqued look finish makes up the main kitchen and island cabinetry. A custom interior pantry door and “X” endcaps for the island are in a Hickory wood and “stone” stain. Did you know Village Home Stores can order you interior doors perfect for your design? We can!
Farmhouse finishes for a kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Two “Covington” lantern pendants from our Capital Lighting line hang above the kitchen island. These same lights would look great in a foyer or many other applications. Your lighting expert at Village will help you select the right fixtures in style and scale for your space. This kitchen blends many metal finishes and it works well in the completed Great Room space.
White Drift painted finish from Koch Cabinetry. Kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The “Hastings” cabinet door by Koch is a Full-Overlay style. This means that there is minimal gaps between the cabinet door edges and the faceframe of  the cabinet. It is a great look and when finished off with an undercabinet molding, the look is very polished and complete. Each end of the kitchen island has been fit with custom “X” endcaps.
Painted cabinets paired with cerused hickory finish pantry door and island details. | VillageHomeStores.com

These endcaps where completely custom made by our Amish line to match the Hickory “Stone” stain repeated in the pantry door. The look of this finish allows the woodgrain to glow through. The balance of the pantry door and island endcaps is the perfect subtle accent amount.
Painted cabinets paired with cerused hickory finish pantry door and island details. | VillageHomeStores.com

The gray stain is complimentary to the accent highlights in the main cabinetry finish. By selecting a gray stain, that allows a customer to really go many directions for a wood flooring selection. This medium-toned wood floor is a wonderful choice.
Painted kitchen with Gray stained accents like these island caps. Kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

Of course no farmhouse styled space can be complete without an apron farmsink! The kitchen island includes a narrow cabinet, the dishwasher, sink base, and pullout trash cabinet. We love the old world style of this kitchen faucet and the polished chrome finish brightens up the room.
Farmsink faucet inspiration. | VillageHomeStores.com

Engineered quartz with a nod to a true marble look can be a wonderful solution for a kitchen countertop investment. This kitchen uses our Q Quartz line in the “Calacatta Classique” color. The subtle gray veining is classic and looks right at home here. Once installed, quartz is  extremely durable, stain resistant, and maintenance free.
Painted cabinets paired with cerused hickory finish pantry door and island details. | VillageHomeStores.com

The back of the island has been treated with a beaded wood panel. The beadboard look allows the “White Drift” finish highlights to have areas to hang up and show the beaded detail. Staggered heights and depths of cabinetry on the perimeter adds interest to the kitchen design. This wall includes the refrigerator and a microwave drawer.
Painted kitchen with microwave drawer. Kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The wall on the other side of the pantry is home to the gas range and a chimney style Stainless Steel hood both from our Whirlpool® line. Large stacks of drawers flank the range for plenty of pots and pans storage.
Painted White Drift kitchen with stainless appliances. Kitchen in a Bettendorf, IA with design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

This 5-burner gas range from Whirlpool® includes a slide-in style that keeps the area behind it clean and clear for tiled details to shine. All of the controls are found on the front of the unit. New EZ-2-Lift™ Hinged Grates on the cooktop. An industry first from Whirlpool®, these cast-iron grate hinge open for easy clean up without removing them completely.
Convection gas range in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The oven in this unit also includes True Convection features. A third heating unit in the back of the oven uses a fan to evenly distribute heat over under and all around the 5.8 cu. ft. cavity. This feature also means 20% faster preheatinglocal-whirlpool-dealer-quad-cities

Stylish selections that can perform well and clean up fast. That’s a dream kitchen! The look is beautiful and the features and materials are built to last even for an active family. Plenty of storage in this beautiful kitchen in Bettendorf. Sophisticated rustic details keep this farmhouse style space feeling open, bright, clean, and stunning.
Kitchen island lights by Capital Lighting in a Bettendorf, IA home. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

The design and selection process can be overwhelming. At Village we work with your builder to help keep you in budget but create a total and complete design. We can see and help show you the “big picture” for your project. Color renderings and material selection appointments help us keep you on track and give you as clear of a vision as possible for your finished space.
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See the full album of photos from this Parade Home here on our award-winning Houzz page. To learn more about Aspen Homes visit their website here. If you have any questions about the building process or want to hear more about our Bundle Program. exclusive for New Construction customers contact us today! Reach us by completing this short online form or by phone at (309) 944-1344. We can’t wait to hear about your dream home!cabinetry-bettendorf

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Bettendorf, IA- A Gorgeous Gray Galley Kitchen

Many of the homes in the Quad Cities region include a layout commonly referred to as a “Galley Kitchen”. This just means that two parallel sections of cabinets and counters make up the kitchen design. When space is limited, a Galley kitchen layout may be the best solution.
A gray hickory stained Bettendorf, IA galley kitchen designed by Chris Robinson and remodeled completely from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Soffits were removed from the original space and a section of the original wall was removed to create a more open design into the adjacent living room area. Our team including a cabinet designer, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and our project managers worked with these Bettendorf customers to create a more functional kitchen layout while updating the look of the space. New Luxury Vinyl Plank floors from Mannington have been installed in the “Seaport” series and “Surf” color.
A gray hickory stained Bettendorf, IA galley kitchen with Whirlpool appliances. | VillageHomeStores.com

In a Galley kitchen layout, it is best to consider maximizing the aisle space between the counters and offering the best storage solutions for the kitchen. Keeping the center aisle space as open as possible helps allow a user to be at an appliance or the kitchen sink and still allow someone to pass behind them. Many times our customers request a large stack of drawers for pots and pans storage in place of a set of doors with slide-out shelves behind them.
Pots an Pans storage in a remodeled Bettendorf, IA kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

This makes access to items easier when you are working in the kitchen. The drawer guides for this type of storage are undermounted and installed to accommodate the weight of pots and pans. This kitchen includes a half-wall that has a bar-height countertop that overhangs into the living room. Perfect for adding stools for dining and even leaning against when entertaining. The quartz in this kitchen is from Caesarstone in the “Symphony Grey” design and standard eased edge profile.
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The refrigerator used to be located down near the doorway into the kitchen. This made the room seem crowded right upon entering it.  A new counter-depth refrigerator is located now closer to the “end” of the kitchen. A “counter-depth” refrigerator just means that the entire unit is shallower than a standard one. A standard refrigerator can extend many inches into the kitchen walkway, this unit sits back with the cabinetry allowing maximum traffic flow. In a Galley layout, that space is valuable! This French Door unit from Whirlpool® is 20 cu. ft. and even includes an external ice/water dispenser.
A gray hickory stained Bettendorf, IA galley kitchen designed by Chris Robinson and remodeled completely from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Including a sit-down desk in a kitchen layout has become a thing of the past. No body wants to miss out on space for storage where a desk seating area may have been. Instead, many who work in the kitchen choose to do so at an island or a bar-height top like the one in this layout. But what about the piles? Every kitchen countertop no matter how large the family ends up with the piles! This kitchen design includes a mail organizer cabinet. A mail organizer is a modification that can be made to a wall cabinet to give a place to sort and store mail, keys, calendars, tablets, coupons, etc. Many times we are even installing an outlet in these cabinets to create a charging station.
Mail organizer cabinet in a Bettendorf, IA galley kitchen remodeled completely from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Speaking of power, all of the new switches and outlets in the kitchen have been replaced with the Adorne series by legrand. This stylish system is available in a variety of custom options and finishes. Stop in our store today to learn more and see this system in person! The tiled backsplash in this kitchen is a wonderful example of finding a tile that ties all the other finishes together perfectly. The tile is from our Jeffrey Court line in the “Pietra Opus” series and “Winward Plains” color.
Adorne switches in a Bettendorf, IA kitchen remodeled completely from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Cabinetry for this kitchen design is from our Koch Classic line in the “Savannah” door. A hickory wood has been stained in the warm gray “Stone” finish. The cabinet finish is truly stunning in person! Hickory is the perfect wood to showcase this “Stone” stain. The natural hickory woodgrain is highlighted by the stain and in this home filled with oak trim, it is a perfect compliment. The variation of the wood from panel to panel and even the rails and stiles of the doors is noticeable and beautiful.
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The hardware for this kitchen is another bullseye selection! The “Merrick” series from Jeffrey Alexander is sleek and stylish. It compliments the handle styles of the Whirlpool® appliances but in a new finish. The burnished pewter finish has a hint of stainless but blends into the wood finish perfectly. Helping you create a complete design all the way down to that hardware selection, that is our goal at Village Home Stores. Village can provide you with an expert design and quality materials for your project. If needed, we can also take the project over completely for you. Our Project Management program is in place to help your project go as smoothly and efficiently as possible,
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The complete Project Management Program at Village Home Stores means that we manage everything for your from start to finish. We handle coordinating a meeting of all subcontractors to provide accurate estimates that can help us build a realistic timeline and schedule for your project. Love the look of this project and want to save some ideas for your own dream kitchen? Be sure to check out the full album of images here on our award-winning Houzz page and save some to your own Houzz ideabooks. Contact our store today to make an appointment so we can start forming the perfect team for your own project. Contact us online here at this link or call (309) 944-1344.
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Aspen Homes- Tastefully On Trend Meets Timeless

Many times customers are hesitant to embrace something labeled as a “trend” because they fear the look will be dated so quickly. The truth is in our industry…trends aren’t just a flash in the pan. Ever. For design choices like Gray Stains or Black Accents, these “trends” are long-term. Once you begin to see certain trends appear on magazine covers and in spaces on your favorite TV shows, the industry has committed to the concept. This latest project we completed with Aspen Homes LLC is so gorgeous we barely know where to begin the tour!  As we show you around the space we will pay attention to key trends at work in the kitchen:

Black Details And Accents In The Kitchen:

Kitchen with black window accent. Design and materials from Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

We love the black trim detail added to this Bettendorf, IA home. A farmhouse sink sits beneath three windows on one wall of the kitchen design. These three black windows add style and visual rhythm to the space. The two “Wadsworth” pendants that hang above the kitchen island are from our Hudson Valley line. Selecting the perfect lighting for your overall look is so important. The kitchen island pendants in this home are the perfect example of what we mean.

“Both the sconces and the island pendants get a lot of attention. I’m glad I took a risk with those pendants because they seem to tie it all together and ground a space filled with so much white.” -homeowner

That quote from the homeowner says it all! They truly do complete the entire design. The black accent, the shape, the brass, the circle element (see the barn door below), it is all perfection! A pendant like that in a catalog or our showroom may seem like a bold statement but our lighting team works hard with our clients to select fixtures perfect for their space. A statement may seem a bit out of your comfort level at the time but the impact will be great!

Introduce Gold Accents:

Between the windows hang “Margeaux” wall sconces from our Hinkley line. The “Vintage Brass” finish on the sconces is repeated in the kitchen cabinet hardware and accents on the island pendant lights. You do not have to go “all in” on this Gold Accent trend. Just introducing a few locations for it is great! New Traditional style is all about balancing old looks with new materials. In some cases New Traditional blends old finishes with new shapes and styles. Mixing metal finishes can look great when executed correctly and our team is here to help you find the perfect balance.

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Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

Soften The Look With Matte Finishes:

A great way to make a space more welcoming and less “cold” is to use softer, more matte finishes. Even a cold, hard material like granite can seem more approachable. In this case, a Granite named “Black Pearl” has been installed as the perimeter countertop material. Instead of a high-polished and reflective finish, the “Brushed” finish is used. The result: and Old World look almost like that of a soapstone countertop. The island countertop is from our Cambria Quartz line in their “Summerhill” design. Summerhill blends all of the surrounding colors together perfectly and offers up a natural stone veining look that adds character to the island.
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Want a cabinet style and finish that is truly timeless? If you look at some of your own favorite kitchen spaces saved to your Pinterest or Houzz accounts is the common denominator perhaps a white painted cabinet? A flat-panel doorstyle in a white paint is as timeless of a cabinet commitment you can make. This kitchen has been installed in the “Savannah” door from our Koch Classic line. Chances are if you are drawn to the look of a white painted cabinet, you are also looking at Subway tile. This kitchen takes that classic subway tile and installs it all the way to the ceiling:

Subway tile all the way to the ceiling in a Bettendorf, IA kitchen designed by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes LLC. | VillageHomeStores.com

Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

“It’s funny how many people love that the subway tile is taken to the ceiling. It was a simple addition that makes it all feel more special.” -homeowner

White painted flat-panel cabinetry and subway tile. We are giving you the definite green light for that winning combination! Again, these are classic and timeless selections you can make for your overall permanent investment. If 15 years from now you wanted to give this kitchen a new look, the entire kitchen may not need to come out to get that “new” update.

Showcase Your Workspace:

If you are going to invest in a great space to prepare meals, why not shine the spotlight on your busiest area? Cooking zones are where all the activity happens so why not make them the focal point of the space? Kitchens are no longer hidden in the back corner of a home. They have become the very center of all activity throughout your day. In this kitchen a unique hood design makes a statement of its own on the range wall. This custom wood hood aligns with the angle of the kitchen ceiling. A custom hood insert and 1200 CFM blower are fit on the interior of the hood. A clean hood design with a contrasting band of wood at the base completes the look. Below that hood is an envy-worthy 48″ wide range:

48 inch KitchenAid dual fuel range. | VillageHomeStores.com

Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

This KitchenAid® Dual Fuel, commercial-style range has 6 gas burners and a chrome electric griddle. The griddle provides exceptional cooking performance and features an easy-to-clean surface. Why Dual Fuel? This range combines the precise control of a gas cooking surface with an electric oven. In the culinary world even the most demanding of cooks can agree that dual fuel is the “best of both worlds” situation for a range. Immediate control for the cooktop and consistent baking, roasting, and broiling in the oven.

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EvenHeat™ True Convection in the ovens provide consistent heating and even cooking on all racks. Convection helps ensure no burnt edges or undercooked centers and with EasyConvect™ Conversion, it is so easy to use these features. This range combines two ovens for a total of 6.3 cu. ft. of capacity. Shop appliances here or visit our store for an award-winning customer experience and a Low Price Guarantee on home appliances!

Warm Gray Stains:

Gray stains aren’t just still “in style”, they are growing and growing in popularity! Each of our cabinet lines have invested in continuing to add gray stains to their finish options. Grays have started to trend toward the warmer look. Warm grays blend well with other wood finishes and paints.

Kitchen with design and materials from Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

In this kitchen a tall pantry cabinet with drawers is finished in a contrasting gray stain named “Stone”. The same Savannah Doorstyle used in the main kitchen is a Cherry wood on the pantry cabinet. Cherry offers a warm and rich woodgrain for the “Stone” stain. We love the use of a contrasting cabinet finish in an unexpected application. We have come to expect the kitchen island, or perhaps a hood to have a contrast finish. Here the location gives the tall cabinet almost the look of a freestanding furniture piece.

Kitchen with design and materials from Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

This layout also provides the illusion of two kitchen islands. A peninsula runs parallel to the kitchen island. It is always exciting to work with Aspen Homes on a project because they come to us with so many great ideas and enthusiastic clients. Looking to build a new home or remodel the one your are in? Village Home Stores is your expert Kitchen and Bath destination. We build a team specific to your project’s needs and help make the process as easy and as fun as possible for you.

Kitchen with design and materials from Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Photo courtesy of Aspen Homes LLC , Bettendorf, IA

You can find out more information on what you can expect when working with Aspen Homes and Village Home Stores here on a previous post. We are thrilled to welcome Aspen to Instagram in 2017! Give their page a follow to see the beautiful spaces they are working on in the Quad Cities Region. While you are there, find the Village Home Stores Instagram page as well. We love sharing beautiful spaces and behind-the-scenes coverage of what our store is working on day to day. Ready to start the conversation about your own project? Contact us today to get started. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on!
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Prophetstown, IL: Smokey & Stylish Hall Bathroom

Smokey gray finishes and unique material selections make this Hall Bathroom stylish and welcoming in a rural Prophetstown, IL home remodeled by Village Home Stores. Proof that a gorgeous Bath is not just reserved for Master Bathrooms, this space is magazine-cover worthy! We design and remodel so many bathrooms throughout the Quad Cities Region and without a doubt the most sought-after look for them is a custom tiled shower space like this Hall Bath features.

Custom Tiled Shower:
Custom tiled shower. | VillageHomeStores.com

This custom space has been fit with a selection of finishes in a warm gray palette. This is a neutral collection of materials that is updated and chic. A modern size and shaped wall tile is paired with a stylish mosaic accent deco line. The 12″ x 24″ wall tiles and 2″ x 2″ shower floor tiles are by Mannington from the Catalina Driftwood series. The 12″ wide deco line is a Glazzio mosaic from the Titanium Field: Glass and Slate Series. This mosaic includes colors from the entire finished Bath and helps tie the entire look together. These shower tile selections allow the Oil-Rubbed Bronze fixtures to stand out. When you are creating a custom tiled shower be sure to take plenty of time to select the best shower fixtures for you and your use.

Select Shower Fixtures:

Many custom showers include multiple shower sprays and other great features. A removable spray arm can be helpful when using the shower but consider that they are also very helpful when cleaning the shower. These removable spray arms can also adjust in height/location for easier use for shorter users or those who are aging in their home and seeking a “Universal” design for handicap accessibility.
Custom tile shower. | VillageHomeStores.com

Add a Custom Niche or Bench:

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We continue to stay busy with bathroom remodels all throughout the Quad Cities Region. Custom tiled showers at the most popular choice. Adding tiled bench seats and toiletry niches is always recommended. Custom tiled showers grant you the luxury of making the shower space exactly how you want it to look and function. Tiled niches can become an integrated and functional area like the one shown here, or even an accent area. Take a look at our ideabook here over on Houzz.com that features a full album of niches and benches from custom tiled showers we have installed. Consider tiling the back of your niche with the accent tile you have included in other areas of the bathroom. This can draw attention to this great custom feature plus help you find the niche easier when using the shower.

Glass Shower Door Entry:

Your team at Village Home Stores will arrange to have a custom glass door entry or fixed glass wall installed perfect for your project. Depending on the size and layout of your new shower, your entrance will vary. In the case of this Hall Bath, a threshold was needed and a fixed pane of glass was paired with a glass door for entry.threshold

This Bath also includes a vanity area that makes an incredible first impressions for guests. A furniture-style bath vanity from our Koch Classic line of cabinetry gives an open look with a shelf and legs below. A decorative framed mirror and vanity light above completes the look.Smoke finished caninet. | VillageHomeStores.com

Furniture style vanity. | VillageHomeStores.comThe “Savannah” door in the Hickory “Stone” stain gives a Rustic Transitional look the the space. Gray stains and paints continue to stay on trend with a forecast to remain so for many years to come. This choice gives a rich look without the super dark contemporary feel of a deep Espresso or Java-colored stain. The open shelf below can be used for decorative items or even baskets with added toiletries or towels.

The same Glazzio mosaic tile used to accent the custom shower was installed as a 4″ tall backsplash above the vanity top. A Cambria Quartz top in the “Ramsey” design is durable and sleek. A beveled edge profile has been applied. Engineered Quartz is an excellent choice for a bathroom vanity top because it is maintenance free and can’t be harmed by any lotions, cleaners, or other products you might spill onto it in the Bath. Accent tile as backsplash. | VillageHomeStores.com

If a bathroom remodel is one of your next projects we have a LOT to offer. When you choose to work with Village Home Stores on your bath remodel you pair expert work with quality products. Two very important elements to a finished bathroom space that you can enjoy for years and years. Expert design staff to help you make the most of your space and access to a huge showroom of products fit for any budget to help make it look beautiful. We also offer Full Project Management for your remodel project. We can estimate, design, AND arrange for all of the work to be done for you. See a full video tour of this remodeled home including this Hall Bathroom by pressing play below:

If you are ready to start the conversation about your own space get in touch with our team. You can reach out anytime on our website by completing the contact form here. Or call today to schedule an appointment at (309) 944-1344. bathroom_remodeler