New Home With Gray and Black Painted Kitchen and Farmhouse Inspiration in Every Room

This Spring we have just felt so overwhelmed with appreciation for our customers and our builder relationships. Your support of Village Home Stores has kept our hearts so darn full while our showroom has had to be more empty. There are still so many new homes going up throughout the Quad Cities region. It is such an honor to work with so many area builders to put our design and products into their work. Our new home customers find that an appointment and the short drive to our one-stop-shop saves them time and money. Much of the process can even be done online through our login system. Together we can build a team of experts from each department for new home clients to help to create fully realized finished spaces. A great example is this Kerkhoff Homes property that just finished up in Bettendorf Iowa. Check out this dream kitchen!

Bettendorf new home kitchen with light gray and black painted cabinets. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes of the Quad Cities
Bettendorf new home kitchen with light gray and black painted cabinets. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes of the Quad Cities

We wanted to take some time to show you around the many highlights from this project beginning with a tour of the open-concept great room kitchen. The element that is first to grab your attention in the kitchen is the tiled backsplash area on the range wall. The main backsplash tile throughout the kitchen and dry bar area is a 1″x4″ Tundra Gray by Epic Stone. It is accented with a shimmering wide stripe of metal mosaic that cascades from ceiling to cooktop. This Falling Stars Aluminum Mix series in the Platinum Moon color is from our Glazzio Tile line. It blends mixed metallic finishes in grays and silvers.

Metal mosaic wall tile above cooktop in kitchen with large range and stainless steel hood
Metal mosaic wall tile above cooktop in kitchen with large range and stainless steel hood

This tile looks so perfectly at home surrounded by the “Fog” painted Koch cabinetry and Stainless Steel appliance package. A pot filler faucet in matte black has also been installed on the accent tile. This adds function and style to the cooking zone. The star of the kitchen appliances in this new home is the 48″ wide KitchenAid commercial style range. For serious home chefs, curious future home chefs, or households who entertain large groups, this range is a dream! 4′ wide with two oven cavities, this is a dual fuel model range. That means that you get the accuracy and constancy of an electric bake or broil in the ovens and the immediate control of a gas cooktop. Shop dual fuel ranges here at villagehomestores.com

Large 48 inch wide Kitchen Aid Commercial dual fuel range with two ovens, 6 burners, and griddle
Large 48 inch wide Kitchen Aid Commercial dual fuel range with two ovens, 6 burners, and griddle

Atop that double oven is 4′ of exceptional cooktop surface. A combined 6 gas burners and an integrated griddle. A continuous grate system over the burners allow a user to move pans of all sizes from one location to another. It also makes a great wide surface for cooling items from the oven. This is illustrated below by “Lord Stanley” who is monitoring the status of some cookies cooling.

Large 48 inch wide Kitchen Aid Commercial dual fuel range with two ovens, 6 burners, and griddle in a kitchen by Village Home Stores
Large 48 inch wide Kitchen Aid Commercial dual fuel range with two ovens, 6 burners, and griddle in a kitchen by Village Home Stores

The cabinetry in this Bettendorf kitchen is from our Koch Classic line in the best-selling Savannah doorstyle. This flat-panel door is the perfect Transitional selection that can work for many tastes. It can be ordered in painted and stained finishes. Shown here with the painted light gray “Fog” finish on the perimeter and “Black” paint on the kitchen island. The Fog paint is a wonderful neutral finish option for spaces that have a lot of whites and want a subtle compliment.

Bettendorf new home kitchen with light gray and black painted cabinets. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes of the Quad Cities
Light gray and black painted cabinets and materials by Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes of the Quad Cities

Our most requested feature for new home kitchen designs is a hidden pantry (also modeled here by Lord Stanley who just wanted to make sure we weren’t after his treats). We are able to order a matching tall cabinet front with no bottom rail from our cabinet companies. This allows you to create an entrance that looks like a normal pantry, but opens to reveal a hidden walk-in space. Want to see more examples of hidden pantries? Check out this storage solutions board on our Pinterest page!

Hidden walk in pantry behind tall doors in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen by Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes
Hidden walk in pantry behind tall doors in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home.

Fresh and frozen food storage is found on the other wall of the kitchen design. We surrounded a counter-depth French Door refrigerator with a deep upper cabinet and tall end panels. This gives a built in and clean finished look. Concerned about losing storage space with a counter depth model? You no longer have to be! This counter-depth KitchenAid model is the largest capacity counter-depth refrigerator in its class! It has a slide-away split shelf, self-close crispers, and a custom temperature pantry drawer.

Gray and black painted kitchen with counter depth french door refrigerator from Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes of the Quad Cities
Gray and black painted kitchen with Kitchen Aid counter depth french door refrigerator from Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes of the Quad Cities

Selecting lighting for an entire new home can be overwhelming to do on your own. Thank goodness we have a lighting expert on staff who is dedicated to working for all of our new home customers! Setting up an appointment with our lighting department allows us to sit down with you, your plan, and your budget. In that first appointment we can help determine your personal style and tastes and begin to curate an estimate for you through our online login program. Don’t forget that our new home customers can also qualify for our Lighting Bundle Program at Village.

Jar shaped pendant lights above kitchen island in Bettendorf Iowa. Lighting and kitchen by Village Home Stores
Jar shaped pendant lights above kitchen island in Bettendorf Iowa. Lighting and kitchen by Village Home Stores

In this great room we provided three medium-sized pendants for above the kitchen island, a dinette light, and ceiling fans. Working with a lighting expert allows you to create a lighting plan using multiple brands and styles that compliment each other. This is so much better for a finished result than just buying a whole series of the same lighting in varied sizes. We love the jar shape of the Uttermost “Lansing” island pendants and the complimenting finishes in a difference shape and style for the dinette area just beyond the kitchen.

Three jar shaped pendant lights hang above kitchen island with dinette light and fan within view. Lighting and kitchen by Village Home Stores
Three jar shaped pendant lights hang above kitchen island with dinette light and fan within view. Lighting and kitchen by Village Home Stores

Below the pendant lights and right at the center of all kitchen activity is the kitchen sink. A farmhouse style apron sink has become another staple feature for many styles of homes. Here we have created the perfect prep and cleanup space by including a pull out waste basket to the right of the sink, and a KitchenAid dishwasher to the left. Quiet at just 39 decibels (normal conversation is about 50), you can run this dishwasher any time of day or night without disrupting music or television use in the great room.

White farm sink in black painted kitchen island. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores
White farm sink in black painted kitchen island. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores

The countertop surfaces in this kitchen are a marble-look engineered quartz surface called “Calacatta Laza”. This color is a fantastic marble fake-out in a durable and foodsafe surface. We are learning now more that ever that it is important to help reduce the spread of germs and bacteria within your home. Quartz countertop surfaces are non-porous so they will not absorb stains, cleaners, or any other “ickies” that may be on these cute paws below. Quartz surfaces can be cleaned with any non-abrasive cleaners and many times our customers just use mild soap and water.

Tabby cat on kitchen island quartz surfaces. Engineered quartz is a great surface for your kitchen during this coronavirus time and at all times.
Tabby cat on kitchen island quartz surfaces. Engineered quartz is a great surface for your kitchen during this coronavirus time and at all times.

Let’s head to the bar to celebrate and toast this new home! The same quartz surface and “Fog” painted cabinetry was installed as an extension to the kitchen in a dry bar area. Here we included a finished cabinet interior and glass doors for the upper cabinets and a built-in space below for beverage coolers. The result is a large built in bar area that keeps a light, airy, and inviting feel for use.

Home bar in kitchen with Kitchen Aid undercounter glass door refrigerators from Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes of the Quad Cities
Home bar in kitchen with Kitchen Aid undercounter glass door refrigerators from Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes of the Quad Cities

The two under counter appliances built in are stylish and super functional. With a counter-depth refrigerator as the main kitchen fridge, these glass-front models allow for added beverage storage outside of needing to use the main fridge. On the left is a wine cellar unit with two temperature zones within. On the right is a glass-front undercounter refrigerator. Glass-front bar fridges are fantastic for households who entertain because you have a clear way-finding clue day and night for guests to serve themselves without feeling sneaky trying to find the drinks.

Kitchen Aid undercounter glass door refrigerator and wine cooler from Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes of the Quad Cities
Kitchen Aid undercounter glass door refrigerator and wine cooler from Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes of the Quad Cities

And while “Lord Stanley” is the guardian of the pantry in this house, it looks like “Cy” here is the bouncer for this bar! This entire new home is stunning and fit with many high end products. We wanted to take a moment to point out the flooring in these spaces. Would you believe this ISN’T real hardwood? In photos and even in person it will fool you! This is actually a floating luxury vinyl plank floor. We wanted to point out that many of our new home customers are selecting luxury vinyl planks and tiles and the look and performance is still high end!

Rain Forest Adventure II series floating vinyl plank floor in a Bettendorf quad cities home. LVP by Village Home Stores
Rain Forest Adventure II series floating vinyl plank floor in a Bettendorf quad cities home. LVP by Village Home Stores

The great room, kitchen, foyer, study, dining room, sunroom, and stairway landings are all installed in the Adventure II series “Rain Forest” vinyl plank from our Engineered Floors line. Vinyl planks come in such a wide variety of sizes, colors, and even textures. Village Home Stores has a lot of options for your new or existing home in this flooring category. You will also be delighted for the added piece of mind with the warranties on many of these vinyl planks. Looking for a flooring surface for your active household that is pet-friendly, durable, and even waterproof? Then reach out to us for a quote today. We also provided wall tile for this home in the showers, mentioned kitchen, and the two textured statement walls shown below.

Fireplace surround and accent wall of powder room in siberian white ledger tile. Materials by Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes
Fireplace surround and accent wall of powder room in siberian white ledger tile. Materials by Village Home Stores for Kerkhoff Homes

The fireplace wall and powder room vanity wall each are fit with a ledger tile. This same “Siberian White Honed Ledger” is installed horizontally as a fireplace surround and then vertically in the powder room. A pair of a smaller version of the kitchen island pendants are hung in the powder room. The light cast onto this tile looks so amazing! Texture and dimension in a neutral and classic material. And speaking of texture, check out this stunning tray ceiling in the master bedroom!

Barnwood ceiling with Galveston farmhouse style fan. Quorum lighting and Dream Weaver Pearl Slate carpeting available at Village Home Stores
Barnwood ceiling with Galveston farmhouse style fan. Quorum lighting and Dream Weaver Pearl Slate carpeting available at Village Home Stores

There is something to love in every room of this new home. The laundry room in this Kerkhoff Homes new build is large and perfectly located in the plan. Near the active great room space but out of sight, it is easy to stay on task with laundry throughout the day. And with the connected features of this smart Maytag front load laundry pair, it is even easier to stay on task. You can use the app to monitor and control features when you’re away from home or just in another room. The connected laundry allows you to receive notifications and alerts when the load is done. And any Maytag customer can appreciate that you can even avoid some service calls by connecting your appliance to the app.

Koch Express cabinetry and Maytag front load laundry in a Bettendorf Quad Cities laundry room. Design and materials from Village Home Stores
Koch Express cabinetry and Maytag front load laundry in a Bettendorf Quad Cities laundry room.

Want to see more from this beautiful new home? We have uploaded a whole album of photos as a project to our Best of Houzz-winning profile. Find that project here and save some of these images to your own ideabooks for a project with Village Home Stores. Are your ready to start that project with us? Your first step is to just reach out. We can answer any questions you have about our new home or remodel design process. Our expert team is just a message or a phone call away. You can reach us at (309) 944-1344 or by dropping your information in the webchat right here on the blog.

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Top 5 Appliances on The Village Floor Right Now With a Sanitize Feature

Yesterday one of our appliance experts Rachele and I had a little mom-to-mom conversation (spoiler alert: it’s a mom who writes these blogs) about how we have been keeping our households and our kiddos clean over the past few weeks. We both mentioned how we love our large capacity Maytag washers during any flu season because we have the added piece-of-mind of the sanitize cycle. That conversation inspires us to come up with a list of the top 5 appliances we have on the floor right now that include a sanitize feature. So without further delay, we give you…

Rachele’s Top 5 Appliances on The Village Floor Right Now With a Sanitize Feature:

1 + 2: The 8630 Series Maytag Washer and Dryer

Appliance Expert Rachele showcases her top pick for appliances including a sanitize feature at Village Home Stores
Appliance Expert Rachele showcases her top pick for appliances including a sanitize feature in the Village Home Stores showroom.

Topping the list is of course the laundry that inspired it. Our 8630 series front loaders from Maytag. It boasts the Most Powerful Cleaning in the industry driven by the Heavy Duty cycle with Extra Power button. It includes all of the best features you have come to expect in a dependable front load machine. Customer favorites like Overnight Wash & Dry, a Quick Wash Cycle, Sanitize, and the late add feature. All backed by a 10-Year Limited Parts Warranty on the Direct Drive Motor and Stainless Steel Wash Basket. A large capacity (so you can literally strip your whole kids bedding and throw it all in one load) of 5.0 cu. ft. makes it a winning investment for any household.

  • Sanitize cycle– This cycle removes 99.9% of household bacteria with the hottest water temperature available in a Maytag, delivering thorough cleaning and peace of mind.
Milan, IL laundry room with smart connected Maytag laundry pair in Metallic Slate finish.
Milan, IL laundry room with smart connected Maytag laundry pair in Metallic Slate finish.

Guess what? This washer is also a smart capable appliance. For those who think “I don’t need a smart appliance in my laundry room” we ask, do any of these features seem appealing?

  • Assign a Task- You can handle laundry day as a household from anywhere by assigning tasks to family members (like transferring a load to the dryer) through customized text messages.
  • Troubleshoot An Issue- Don’t tell Jeff or David on our service team this, but you can troubleshoot select issues without a service call. The app can send notifications of appliance error codes and help you diagnose the error and even send you videos of select issues to walk you through steps to solve the problem.
  • Schedule You Wash Cycle – Don’t wait around to transfer your clothes from the washer to the dryer. If you know when you will be ready to switch from the washer to the dryer, schedule a start time so your clothes are ready for the dryer on your term.

3: The 704 Series KitchenAid Dishwasher With FreeFlex 3rd Rack

KitchenAid third rack dishwasher interior layout with sani-rinse feature in the Village Home Stores showroom.
KitchenAid third rack dishwasher interior layout with sani-rinse feature in the Village Home Stores showroom.

Check out the all new interior of the KitchenAid Dishwasher line! A totally redesigned tub with an extremely usable top rack. An advanced clean water wash system inside of it allows a micro-filtration filter that continues to remove food particles so clean water circulates around all three racks during wash and rinse. A fan-enabled drying system circulates hot air around dishes while warm, humid air is cooled and drawn out of a vent. When we say extremely usable… we mean it! I don’t know about your household, but in mine our top rack is always full of lightweight cups, mugs, and as many bowls as I can fit. This new lineup of KitchenAid dishwashers gives you so much loading capacity! Press play below to check out this video we made of what fits:

And of course this dishwasher made this top 5 list because it also includes a sanitize cycle. Be sure that your dishes, waterbottles, lunchbox containers, and utensils are getting as clean as possible by selecting the Sani-Rinse option.

  • Sani-Rinse Option – Eliminates 99.999% of food soil bacteria by adding a high-heat final rinse to sanitize dishes.

4 + 5: The 6120 Series Whirlpool Washer and Dryer

New Whirlpool top load laundry with pretreat station plus. Available at Village Home Stores and villagehomestores.com
New Whirlpool top load laundry with pretreat station plus. Available at Village Home Stores and villagehomestores.com

This 6120 series we now showcase on our sales floor is an amazing laundry pair for any household looking for a top load option. If you are looking for a washer that will allow you a deep fill and soak settings this is your dream pair! It even includes a new Pretreat Station Plus to soak, scrub and wash all in one spot with a built-in, dual temperature faucet and pretreat brush for quick, easy access to tools that help you get it all done at once. Check out the image below that shows you the built-in detergent brush you can store right in the washer lid.

New Whirlpool top load laundry with pretreat station plus. Available at Village Home Stores and villagehomestores.com
New Whirlpool top load laundry with pretreat station plus. Available at Village Home Stores and villagehomestores.com
  • Sanitize With Oxi- This Whirlpool washer allows you to select this option so that you can get optimal results with using Oxi clean products.

The next few weeks may look different for our small business amid developing COVID 19 news, but our staff still remains committed to helping you to receive the best customer experience and products out there. You can shop our appliances online, anytime at villagehomestores.com. If you are needing guidance as you shop, you can actually text with a member of our team right from the site. So as you are browsing, feel free to send us a message with your info and we will help you find what is right for your household. This weekend is a great time to also check your existing appliances to see if you have sanitize cycles and features on your control boards. And as a final thought from the moms behind this blog post, wash your hands!

Ivory White Kitchen Perfect For Entertaining

During the holiday season, we love to share recent kitchen designs that are great spaces for entertaining. This week’s featured project is a remodeled Coal Valley, Illinois kitchen that is a holiday hosting dream. This spacious kitchen is perfect for entertaining! A U-shaped kitchen layout with a peninsula and dual-level kitchen island. Plus another wall of pantry, fresh food storage, and display cabinets are also within the same room. Step on in and take a look around with us.

U shaped kitchen with white cabinets and cherry floors. Peninsula and dual level island design.
U shaped kitchen with white cabinets and cherry floors. Peninsula and dual level island design.

Each corner of the kitchen layout includes a tall cabinet with built-in appliances. As you face the main U-shape layout, the left corner is home to a built in microwave and raised dishwasher (shown below). This kitchen remodel was completed keeping as close to the original layout as possible. Why? These gorgeous floors were already installed and in great condition! The original kitchen included a 15″ wide trash compactor unit. In the new design, we instead installed a built-in KitchenAid ice maker. With a water line already accessible in the neighboring corner for the dishwasher, this revised appliance option is ideal for the existing layout.

kitchen with raised dishwasher installed in corner cabinet
A U-shaped kitchen design with corner appliances including a raised dishwasher with built-in microwave above.

In the other corner of the kitchen, we installed a double wall oven unit. This 500 series wall oven includes True Convection options. This provides consistent heating and even cooking to ensure there are no burnt edges or under-cooked centers. The temperature probe delivers accurate measurement of internal temperatures of meats, poultry, and casseroles without needing to open the oven. Built-in appliances in a corner can add a lot of interest in look and function. We love how this layout offers up open landing space for the oven items on each side and behind the user at the island.

tall corner cabinet with double wall oven installed in a U shaped kitchen design
Tall corner cabinet with double wall oven installed in a U shaped kitchen design.

Speaking of open counter space, the span connecting the U-shape is wide open for prep, service, or decor. This length of counter can be used so many ways. Make a mess? No problem! Clean up is a breeze because there are no grout lines in the kitchen backsplash. A full height slab of matching “Calacatta Laza” quartz surface is installed keeping a clean and consistent look.

Calacatta Laza quartz counters and full height backsplash in a Quad Cities area kitchen. Cabinetry, quartz, appliances, lighting, design, and complete remodel by Village Home Stores
Calacatta Laza quartz counters and full height backsplash in a Quad Cities area kitchen.

Our quartz surfaces are expertly measured, templated, fabricated, and installed. We can even arrange to have cutouts made for your outlets and switches. In this kitchen design we installed our Radiant switches and outlets in a “Nickel” finish. When you work with a lighting expert at Village Home Stores we can help you to select a complimenting finish for your outlets, switches, and covers. Nothing can rob attention from a beautiful kitchen and backsplash quite like disruptively basic outlets dotting across it. This radiant series dresses up the look of any wall switch or outlet.

Calacatta Laza quartz counters and full height backsplash in a Quad Cities area kitchen with MacKenzie Childs items displayed
Calacatta Laza quartz counters and full height backsplash in a Quad Cities area kitchen. Quartz surfaces and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.

The right decor and accents can truly make a space! That is absolutely true in the case of the MacKenzie Childs Courtly Check pattern items displayed throughout this new kitchen. The white on white kitchen provides the perfect backdrop for the playfully patterned collection of this homeowner. Shown below is an iconic checkered teapot resting on a 5 burner gas cooktop centered in the dual-level kitchen island.

KitchenAid 30" 5 burner gas cooktop with griddle in a Quad Cities area kitchen. Quartz surfaces, appliances, cabinetry, and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.
KitchenAid 30″ 5 burner gas cooktop with griddle in a Quad Cities area kitchen.

When you are making selections for a kitchen design there are so many details to be decided. When you work with Village Home Stores we are with you every step of the way. Our designers can help keep you on track, on budget, and guide your choices all with that final finished vision in mind. One detail that can really chance the look of a counter surface is the edge style that you choose. In this Coal Valley kitchen, an “Ogee” edge style was applied to the counter surfaces.

Calacatta Laza quartz counters with Ogee edge style applied in a Quad Cities area kitchen. Quartz surfaces and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.
Calacatta Laza quartz counters with Ogee edge style applied in a Quad Cities area kitchen. Quartz surfaces and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.

The profile choice on your counter surfaces can add more curves and edges for light to reflect. In this kitchen design, the island counter surfaces look perfectly highlighted and framed in by the “Ogee” edge. We must also mention that the finished space had another very cute black and white accent piece that is featured front and center in the image below:

Dual level kitchen island with two pendant lights hanging above. Kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores
Dual level kitchen island with two pendant lights hanging above.

That’s Martini and she just loves her new kitchen from Village Home Stores. She makes a cameo in so many of these photos we figured a proper intro was in order. The wall opposite the U-shape is home to a tall pantry cabinet, built in refrigerator, and a pair of refrigerated drawers. The main refrigerator is 48″ wide and the set of refrigerated drawers to the left are 24″ wide.

KitchenAid 48 inch wide built in refrigerator installed in a white kitchen. Kitchen appliances, design, and remodel by Village Home Stores
KitchenAid 48 inch wide built in refrigerator installed in a white kitchen.

There is a small extension of base and wall cabinets on the other end. Normally this counter surface would become a drop zone for mail, keys, and charging devices. But we hid all of that in the top drawer out of sight! While we can’t design a kitchen that is resistant to clutter or piles… we can suggest better storage solutions for you!

Of course any painted kitchen looks even brighter when it is illuminated by our bestselling Diode LED tape lighting. In this Coal Valley Quad Cities home we installed the low-profile system in three applications: undercounter lighting, in-cabinet lighting, and above cabinet lighting. The look is amazing and with such a low voltage use, this system is the perfect ambient lighting to leave on as much as you would like!

Glass door built in hutch area in a Coal Valley Quad Cities remodeled kitchen. Cabinetry, counters, appliances, lighting, design, and remodel by Village Home Stores
Glass door built in hutch area in a Coal Valley Quad Cities remodeled kitchen.

This project was managed start to finish by Village Home Stores using our Complete Project Management Program. This step-by-step process allows us to keep our remodel customers on track and on budget for their home projects with us. You can learn more about our process and see more in-depth tours of the remodels we are completing in the Quad Cities area by watching our weekly TV show. Watch it every Sunday morning on WQAD at 10am or catch past episodes online, anytime on YouTube. Just type “Village Home Show” into the search bar.

The cabinetry in this kitchen is from our Koch Cabinetry line in the “Easton” raised panel door and “Ivory” white painted finish. Want to see more of this gorgeous finished kitchen? The cabinet handles are from Jeffery Alexander’s Sullivan series in the “Brushed Pewter” finish. The appliance package is from our KitchenAid line and many of the built-in unites can be ordered in other sizes if needed. Shop our Local Low Price Guaranteed on all appliances online, anytime here at villagehomestores.com For this remodel we did keep the original flooring… but that didn’t stop us from making some big changes to the flow of the room and nearby spaces. We removed an archway that used to divide the kitchen from the nearby sunroom. By removing that section of arched wall, we were able to extend the kitchen peninsula for more storage and seating (see below).

U shaped kitchen with white cabinets, quartz counters and cherry floors. Peninsula and dual level island design.
U shaped kitchen with white cabinets, quartz counters and cherry floors.

We also removed some walls and doorways for that mentioned sunroom. Now the flow of the social spaces in this home all feels more open and inviting. We can easily picture this kitchen packed with holiday guests. What a stunning space. Our thanks to these amazing customers for choosing to work with us and for allowing us to come pet Martini one last time and snap some photos to share with you. Find the full album of photos from this project added here to our Houzz portfolio. Have a question about our remodel or design process? Interested in gathering an estimate from us? Just reach out and we will answer all of your questions. You can call us at (309) 944 1344 or complete this online form for an appointment. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on in your home.

Brightened Up Bettendorf Kitchen Remodel

As you walk through the rooms in your home, do you ever wish a doorway was wider or that a wall could just magically disappear? Giving you that “open concept” you see on all of your favorite HGTV shows? Well we can’t just wiggle our nose and make a wall disappear… but we do know the right reliable crews who can do it safely for you. Plus we can design a complete and finished look for your spaces. This Bettendorf Iowa home was more than just a kitchen remodel story. We widened doorways, removed walls, and gave these homeowners a more open and brighter space.

Kitchen island with unique shaped top in Bettendorf Iowa
Kitchen island with unique shaped Cambria quartz top in Bettendorf Iowa.

What a difference material selection can make in a new kitchen. The original kitchen in this home was a small design with an eat-in dining space. Dark wood cabinets and dark countertops boxed in the space with a U-shaped peninsula layout. The new layout removes that peninsula divide and uses the entire kitchen and casual dining space. Bright white painted cabinetry for the main perimeter of the kitchen helps to lighten the entire look and keep the new kitchen feeling bright and spacious.

Kitchen before and after images from remodel in Bettendorf Iowa
A dramatic kitchen before and after story in Bettendorf Iowa.

What a dramatic difference from the original kitchen! We installed a section of taller cabinetry on the opposite end where the casual dining area was. Now it is home to a deep pantry cabinet, a counter-depth french door refrigerator, and built in wall oven and microwave. Keeping all of these deeper, and taller elements together allows the main kitchen “L-shape” to feel more open and spacious for the users near the sink and range wall.

White pantry cabinet, counter depth refrigerator, and built-in wall ovens in a Bettendorf Iowa kitchen.
White pantry cabinet, counter depth refrigerator, and built-in wall ovens in a Bettendorf Iowa kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry is painted White with a Pewter Accent Glaze and a decorative cabinet design on the end of the window wall includes glass inserts. A unique circle-shaped mullion door detail (shown below) is added to the top section of the doors and an open wine shelf is found on the bottom. Have limited space but want a customized cabinet layout? Our kitchen design team can make the most of your space with usable and stylish storage solutions that fit your space and budget.

Glass mullion cabinet with circle design and wine storage.
Glass mullion cabinet with circle design and wine storage.

Keeping the kitchen light and bright is a marble-look engineered quartz countertop selection from our Cambria Quartz collection. The stunning Skara Brae design gives the classic look of a marbled pattern with wide veins of warm grays. As a contrast to all of the white, a rich dark wood floor from our Bella Cera line has been installed throughout the new main floor of this home.

White kitchen with Cambria quartz counters in an Ogee Edge.
White kitchen with Cambria quartz counters in an Ogee Edge.

A Hickory Monte Viso floor in varied widths is now installed in the front entry, formal dining room, new kitchen, hallway, the living room, and hearth room. One key to a successful multi-room remodel is to try and keep a consistent flooring surface that marries all the spaces together. We also added custom window shades to all of the rooms we worked in. Our best-selling Transitions shades may seem like a modern style, but they look right at home in any space! This gorgeous traditionally-styled kitchen is a great example of that.

Transitions kitchen window shade with wood decorative valance above sink.
Transitions kitchen window shade with wood decorative valance above sink.

This style of shade allows you such versatile options for privacy and light. You can set them at any position that works for you with full or partial overlaps. Ask about the many colors, sizes, and options for these shades. We even offer cordless features like voice, and remote-controlled shades. Press play below to see the shades in this home in action.

See our Transitions shades in action! Ask us about cordless, voice, and remote control options for these shades.

The decorative valance above the kitchen sink is complimented by the wood hood and decorative mantle details above the cooking zone of the new design. Don’t want a metal hood as a part of your dream kitchen? You are not alone! We design many spaces using a wood hood cabinet with a blower insert installed within it. This allows the wall cabinet design to include the decorative hood instead of be disrupted by it. Want to see more examples of hood designs? Check out this board on our Pinterest page.

Kitchen Aid gas range with wood hood and tiled backsplash above the cooktop.

You have many options for how we can style this wood hood cabinet. In this kitchen we included beautiful carved wood corbels and a detailed shelf above the valance. These selections look even better with the Pewter accent glaze applied to help enhance all of the details. Including a shallow shelf like this above the cooktop provides a ledge for home accessories as well. Imagine this hood with a small sign or artwork leaning, or even a wreath or garland during the holidays.

White kitchen with wood hood and traditional details and corbels.
White kitchen with wood hood and traditional details and corbels.

The tile wall surfaces in this kitchen take the warm taupes and gray tones from the quartz counters and applies a glossy texture to the wall. A classic 3″ x 6″ subway tile shape is the man backsplash tile. This “Pardo” tile is from our Jeffrey Court line and the accent space above the cooktop is a Glazzio starburst series mosaic named “Kepplers Dusk”.

Of course the true star of a cooking zone is the range itself and this KitchenAid gas front-control range is a dream! A standard 30″ wide range with the look and features of a commercial model including convection and 5 burners on the cooktop. Shop appliances from Village Home Stores any day and any time online at villagehomestores.com and be sure to contact our expert team to get all of your questions answers and for our local low price guarantee!

Stainless Steel KitchenAid range in Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.
Stainless Steel KitchenAid range in Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.

A great range and cooktop surrounded by smart storage to be accessed right within reach of it! Pullout cabinets bookend the range and open to reveal a tray divider and spice rack. We offer many incredible specialty cabinet inserts that can be included in your kitchen or bath design from Village Home Stores. Ask your designer what your options are for both base cabinets and wall cabinets.

Dura Supreme pullout storage cabinets in a Bettendorf Iowa kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores.
Dura Supreme pullout storage cabinets in a Bettendorf Iowa kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores.

The best place to showcase the Skara Brae Cambria tops is the kitchen island top. The warm gray veining looks almost like rivers flowing through the piece. Cambria quartz adds drama to the look of your kitchen but no drama as far as upkeep! Engineered quartz is a wonderful surface for your counters. It is nonporous and requires no sealing to keep that quality. This surface is extremely durable and food-safe. That means you can truly get to work in your kitchen and it will clean up just like this when you are finished.

Ogee Edge Skara Brae Cambria quartz island top in a Bettendorf Iowa kitchen
Ogee Edge Skara Brae Cambria quartz island top in a Bettendorf Iowa kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores.

The kitchen island has some added details to it to help create a furniture look. We installed the Cambria with an Ogee Edge Profile which adds a detailed ledge all around the island top. We love how the light hits it and you can see the colors and patterns go throughout the entire slab. Each corner was also shaped to accent the wooden legs below.

Kitchen island with Ogee Edge Skara Brae Cambria quartz top in Bettendorf Iowa.
Kitchen island with Ogee Edge Skara Brae Cambria quartz top in Bettendorf Iowa.

To compliment the flooring woodtones, the kitchen island was installed in a Cherry “Java” stain as a contrast to the perimeter cabinetry. We included carved wooden legs at each corner and arched valances as an apron below the overhang. A wooden furniture baseboard molding completes the look. This island design offers a centrally-located work surface and a comfortable space for two to sit.

Kitchen island with decorative legs. Complete kitchen remodel by Village Home Stores.
Kitchen island with decorative legs. Complete kitchen remodel by Village Home Stores.

We widened doorways and also worked in other areas of this main level including the formal dining room, a front living room and this hearth room (shown below) just off of the kitchen. There we added a dry bar area to be used when entertaining guests. During the holidays do you find your own kitchen full of people? Adding a custom sideboard, dry, or wet bar to an adjacent room like this allows you to keep people out of your kitchen when you entertain.

Dry bar area with wine storage and beverage cooler. Complete remodel by Village Home Stores.
Dry bar area with wine storage and beverage cooler.

A glass-front beverage cooler, base cabinet with drawer, wall cabinets, wine storage, and even stemware holders have all been included in this space. Like this look and want to save an idea for your own project with Village Home Stores? See more of this entire Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen and lower-level remodel project over here on our Houzz page.

Stemware holders underneath wine cabinet.
Stemware holders underneath wine cabinet.

Our best-selling diode LED tape lighting is the perfect enhancement for a bar area like this because you can leave these low-voltage lights on as ambient lighting all of the time. This lighting is not just for the underside of cabinetry either. We use it often inside of our glass-door cabinetry. Check out the new look the fireplace wall received in the hearth room:

A fireplace before and after story in Bettendorf Iowa.
A fireplace before and after story in Bettendorf Iowa.

Are you ready to start your own before and after story with Village Home Stores? The entire first floor of this Bettendorf home now has a better ad brighter design and we would love to do the same for your home. Our expert team will work with you to create an effective and safe plan for wall removal and even arrange and coordinate all of the contractors for you. Ask us about our start-to-finish remodel project management program. Learn more and schedule an appointment here on our website. You can also see this project management process more in-depth by watching our weekly TV show that airs every Sunday morning at 10am on WQAD News Channel 8 in the Quad Cities Region.

White, Light Oak, and Matte Black Farmhouse Kitchen – Aspen Homes

This week we are sharing a feature on a custom kitchen we just completed with Aspen Homes in their Woodlands Farm House. This home in Bettendorf Iowa is so stunning it will knock the wind right out of you when you walk in the front door. It is THAT GORGEOUS! Did you know that farmhouse style doesn’t have to mean weathered woods and ship lap covering every surface? This open concept kitchen is an amazing example of a high-end and polished approach to the farmhouse style.

White and oak farmhouse kitchen with matte black accents in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home.
White and oak farmhouse kitchen with matte black accents in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

The kitchen is a balanced blend of custom Amish-built cabinetry in a painted “White” and White Oak stained “Sand” finish. The only bold contrast you see is in the accents like faucets, lighting, and accessories. A matte black finish on these items helps the lighting and accents to stand out and make a great statement. The overall cabinetry feels bright, light, and clean with these light finishes and floating shelves. A commercial-style 48″ wide, dual-fuel freestanding KitchenAid range is found on the main wall of the kitchen design. It includes two ovens, 6 burners, and a built-in griddle.

White kitchen with gold hardware in a Bettendorf Quad Cities modern farmhouse. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.
White kitchen with gold hardware in a Bettendorf Quad Cities modern farmhouse. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

A pro-style range hood insert is housed above that in a custom wood hood cabinet. In a great room kitchen, scale is a very important element to consider for your overall design. In this home the tall ceilings and open spaces still feel bright and light and the size of the 48″ range and 48″ build-in refrigerator are just the right scale for the space. The cabinetry extends all the way to the ceiling and a large-scale crown molding marries the cabinetry to the ceiling. A standard-size and style crown would look out of place here. This angled, large-scale crown is perfect.

White oak floating shelves and built in refrigerator in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home.
White oak floating shelves and built in refrigerator in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

On the refrigerator wall, the same “Sand” White Oak cabinetry from the kitchen island is used to surround the built-in refrigerator. Two shelves bridge the tiled wall from the refrigerator to the entry wall. Open shelves in the kitchen and bath design industry continue to become more popular in many styles of spaces. This kitchen includes a lot of cabinet storage space so these wall shelves can be left to style any way you would like throughout the year. Imagine stacked white dishes, leaning artwork, or holiday decor!

White oak kitchen cabinetry and shelves surround a built in refrigerator in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.
White oak kitchen cabinetry and shelves surround a built in refrigerator in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

There is a rapid-growing interest in light wood flooring and cabinetry in our industry. Would you have predicted just a few years ago that Oak would make such a comeback? Well it’s official, Oak is back in the spotlight… just not the golden Oak we saw year ago. White oak is trending and showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We love the look of this woodgrain when paired with painted cabinets of any color. The countertop surfaces in this kitchen are an engineered quartz named “Calacatta Laza”.

White oak kitchen island with farmsink in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.
White oak kitchen island with farmsink in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

The hardware in this kitchen is from our Hardware Resources line and the “Brushed Gold” handles are the “Stanton” series. A standard 3″ handle would look off-scale and shrunken in this kitchen design. Using a large-scale handle elevates the look of this entire kitchen design. The brushed gold finish is also repeated in some of the home accessories and lighting. The pendant lighting above the kitchen island makes a huge impact in the space. Three “Brynne” pendants from our Feiss line hang n a Matte Black finish with gold accents.

Modern farmhouse kitchen with 3 pendant lights in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.
Modern farmhouse kitchen with 3 pendant lights in a Bettendorf Quad Cities home. Kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

If you aren’t sure what size or what quantity you need for lighting above your island, please contact our expert team. We can help you select the right fixtures for your space and your budget. Shop our lighting online, anytime here on our lighting website. There you can sort by finish, style, size and more. Plus you can contact us for help on that site. Speaking of lighting, another great fixture in this home hangs next to the kitchen is a serene dining space surrounded by windows.

Farmhouse light hangs in a farmhouse styled dining area of a Bettendorf home.
Farmhouse light hangs in a farmhouse styled dining area of a Bettendorf home. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

Here we included a Linear Gabriel 8-light fixture in the “Noir” finish from Quorum. The simple lines look right at home with the black windows in this room. The look is really timeless and on trend at the same time. Many find this upscale farmhouse look to really just be categorized a “New Traditional”. Take a look at the Great Room below and imagine that same space with just a few changes in furniture. Neutral finishes on the cabinetry and surfaces help it to be easy to envision the space jumping from farmhouse, to contemporary, coastal and everywhere in between. The ceiling fan in this room is the “Maverick” from our Monte Carlo line. It is available in many finishes including “Matte Black” (shown).

Great room of a Bettendorf Quad Cities home with lighting and kitchen design by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. Interior styling by Ruby & Co.
Great room of a Bettendorf Quad Cities home with lighting and kitchen design by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes. Interior styling by Ruby & Co.

You can actually tour this home as part of the QCBR Fall Parade of Homes this week! The tour will be open from 5-7pm on Wednesday the 25th and again Saturday and Sunday 9/28-29 from 1-5pm. Grab a map and full details here. If you have a giant crush on this kitchen like we do, head over here to the full album of photos from this home on our Houzz page. There you will also find more images of the other incredible rooms in this property. We love how the powder room turned out! This furniture style vanity and marble top from Hardware Resources looks great!

White bath vanity with marble top in a Bettendorf Quad Cities wallpapered powder room.
White bath vanity with marble top in a Bettendorf Quad Cities wallpapered powder room.

In the Master Bath we repeated the White Oak “Sand” cabinetry with the same hardware and clean-lined doorstyle as the kitchen. Double sink vanity designs are still sought after for many households. Here we broke up the space by changing heights and depths of the drawer stack at the center of the design. This provides a visual interest and creates a clear separation for each user. “Octave” 3-light vanity lighting from our Savoy House line looks incredible in a “Warm Brass” finish above each sink.

We also installed some Matte Black cabinetry in some of the home’s other bathrooms and the wet bar of the lower level. Someone pour us out a pint because we want to hang out in this bar! Black “Savannah” cabinetry from our Koch Classic line is paired with Calacatta Laza Quartz counters and a 3″ thick custom wood butcherblock bar top. That same oak “Sand” stain is repeated in floating shelves on ta back bar wall. Whirlpool’s “Black Stainless Steel” finish looks perfect in this home bar and the fingerprint resistant top coat makes it ready for any party crowd!

Black cabinet home bar with floating shelves and farmhouse style lighting.
Black cabinet home bar with floating shelves and farmhouse style lighting. Design and products by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

The Quad Cities is a fantastic region to live, work, and play in! We are Midwest at it’s best. With so many great places to build a home you are able to get exactly what you want. We also have amazing remodel opportunities in our area. Village Home Stores is thrilled that we get to offer quality products and service to each of those categories of homeowners. Curious about us? Watch our weekly TV show that airs every Sunday morning at 10am on WQAD News 8. There you can see before and after remodel stories from right here in the Quad Cities. See what is trending and new in our industry and get ideas for your own projects with us.

Large, angled modern crown molding in a Bettendorf Quad Cities farmhouse styled kitchen.
Large, angled modern crown molding in a Bettendorf Quad Cities farmhouse styled kitchen. Cabinetry and kitchen design by Village Home Stores for Aspen Homes.

To learn more about this home (as of the time of this post it’s for sale!!!) and to learn more about Aspen Homes, visit their website here. If you have questions about something you have seen in this feature, or are ready to start the bidding process for your own new home or remodel project, just reach out to us. You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or complete this short form online and a member of our team will be in touch. Find out why our one-stop-shop approach to shopping for your home can save you time and money and get you results like this home! We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help.