Morrison, IL Kitchen Remodel With Two Tone Cabinets

This kitchen remodel feature brings us to a home in Morrison, IL where a new kitchen was part of a major remodel overhaul to the home. A room addition on the back end of the home and this new open kitchen layout have helped to create a new flow to the spaces. We also installed new flooring, lighting, and remodeled a hall bathroom during the process. We love a two tone kitchen design and for this kitchen, we combined two finishes AND two of our cabinet lines to get the perfect look for this household.

Morrison IL kitchen remodel with island, wood hood, and tall pantry cabinets. Kitchen design by Angela Weisbrod and complete remodel by Village Home Stores.
Morrison IL kitchen remodel with island, wood hood, and tall pantry cabinets.

The kitchen perimeter cabinetry comes from our Dura Supreme line. The doorstyle is named “Highland” and has been painted in the “Moonstone” finish. The accent finished wood hood, island, and pantry wall are all from our Koch Classic line of cabinetry. The “Prairie” door is the perfect compliment to the perimeter cabinetry. These accent items are in a Hickory wood stained a warm gray “Stone” finish. If you are looking for a great wood stain that compliments many tones of grays out there, ask to see a sample of this finish on all wood species. We even two toned the countertop surfaces in this kitchen. The kitchen island is a statement Cambria Quartz surface named “Langdon” and the solid-colored perimeter quartz is the “Manchester” design.

Two tone kitchen with island in a remodeled Morrison, IL home.
Two tone kitchen with island in a remodeled Morrison, IL home.

The glass door cabinets were given a two tone look by ordering contrasting interior shelves. Including glass door cabinets in your design is a great way to add interest and offer display areas keeping the items contained and uncluttered. We always suggest to include our Diode LED tape lighting on the interior of glass cabinets. This really creates a stunning display space and the cabinets can also be used as an ambient light source day and night. We also installed this bestselling LED system for the undercabinet lighting in the new kitchen.

Lighted glass door cabinet in kitchen with contrasting interior shelves.
Lighted glass door cabinet in kitchen with contrasting interior shelves.

Of course there is plenty of great storage throughout the new kitchen design. Starting with this wall cabinet extension capping off the end of the sink wall. We love using this style of a drawered wall cabinet in bathroom designs to separate the two bowl areas. Of course this is a great kitchen cabinet as well! Think of how many uses you could have for these long and shallow drawers to keep clutter off your counters.

Kitchen wall cabinet with drawers down to countertop.
Kitchen wall cabinet with drawers down to countertop.

The corner of a kitchen design is always an opportunity to maximize storage when possible. Here we installed an angled front wall cabinet and base cabinet. This shape of a corner base cabinet allows you to gain a deeper and more accessible corner countertop surface. Inside of this base cabinet is a wooden lazy susan tray on two shelves. This sturdy design replaces the pole lazy susans of the past. Ask your kitchen designer at Village Home Stores to see all of your cabinet options for a corner in your own kitchen design.

Wood corner super susan cabinet in a remodeled Morrison, IL kitchen. Kitchen design and remodel by Village Home Stores.
Wood corner super susan cabinet in a remodeled Morrison, IL kitchen.

This kitchen design must have been “written in the cosmos” because ironically the cabinet finish and the tile share the same “Moonstone” name! An elongated beveled wall tile from our Glazzio line in the Gemstone 3″ x 12″ series and “Grey Moonstone” color. The added bevel details adds interest, shadow, and texture without introducing another color to the tile. An accent tile area has been installed above the cooktop in a mosaic of Elongated Hex tiles in the “Silhouette” colorway from our Jeffrey Court line.

Wood hood cabinet with range hood insert.
Wood hood cabinet with range hood insert in a remodeled kitchen with accent tile area above cooktop.

The appliances in this kitchen are from our dependable and strong Maytag line. Shown above is a front-control electric range with True Convection features. Curious what “convection” means or what type is right for you? Check out this short segment from our TV show where we unpack all that info for you. Don’t forget that we offer appliance sales and service to a large area and you can get a fair price while supporting our small business with your appliance purchases. Shop our appliances online and get our Local Low Price Guaranteed at villagehomestores.com

kitchen island with wine bottle storage on end
Gray stained kitchen island with wine storage in a remodeled Morrison, IL kitchen.

The accented “Stone” stained cabinets in this kitchen include a wood hood, the kitchen island, and the cabinetry surrounding the refrigerator. Wood hood cabinets can truly elevate your kitchen design. We love the customized look they give. Not sure what to put inside of it? Don’t worry! Our team will help you select the correct style and power for an insert for these cabinets. A counter-depth french door refrigerator is surrounded in this kitchen by tall pantry cabinets. Just look at all of that great storage! These two tall cabinets plus a deep cabinet above can honestly store as much (perhaps more?) than a walk-in pantry can.

Gray stained tall pantry cabinets surround a refrigerator in a remodeled Morrison, IL kitchen. Kitchen design and remodel by Village Home Stores.
Gray stained tall pantry cabinets surround a refrigerator in a remodeled Morrison, IL kitchen.

To the left of the pantry and refrigerator area is a small landing space. We installed a wall outlet from our Radiant series that includes USB plugins. This makes it a great place for charging devices, sorting mail, keys, and papers in the cabinets above and below. Just around the corner from the new kitchen is an entirely new room in the home. A stunning new spacious four seasons space with a statement ceiling. A 65″ wide farmhouse inspired fan named “Gentry” looks perfect in the space in the “Anvil Iron” finish.

Kichler ceiling fan with remote in a Morrison, IL four seasons room.
Kichler ceiling fan with remote in a Morrison, IL four seasons room. Lighting by Village Home Stores.

Don’t forget that our expert start to finish kitchen remodel team is also your expert start to finish bathroom remodel team. In this home a hall bathroom has been transformed to now become a stylish new space. Fit with a single sink vanity, framed mirror, and toilet topper cabinet. The same Hickory “Stone” cabinetry from our Koch Cabinetry line is used and we love seeing it paired with this rich mosaic tile in a variety of colors.

Cambria Skara Brae vanity top and glass wall tile installed in a remodeled Morrison, IL bathroom. Bathroom designed by Angela Weisbrod and remodeled by Village Homes Stores.
Cambria Skara Brae vanity top and glass wall tile installed in a remodeled Morrison, IL bathroom.

The Cambria Quartz vanity top is one of our favorite parts of the entire project! Look at how stunning this Skara Brae surface is! Cambria is a wonderful choice for a bathroom vanity top. It is extremely durable, resistant to the heat of hair care appliances, and wipes clean with just soap and water or any mild cleaner. Nothing spilled on the surface will be absorbed into that gorgeous pattern or cause a stain. With any natural or engineered stone surface in a bathroom we are also able to undermount a sink to the slab of surface. This makes cleanup even more simple and keeps the look clean.

Cambria Skara Brae vanity top with undermounted bowl and faucet in a remodeled Morrison, IL bathroom.

To see more images from this home remodel visit the project here on our best of Houzz-winning profile. If you are looking at tiling a custom shower with Village Home Stores, then be sure to check out this ideabook also on our Houzz page that showcases many showers we have installed in the Quad Cities region. It is a great place to get inspiration for tiled shower entrances, drains, door systems, shelves, niches, and benches. Our team can help you transform an area of your bathroom into the custom shower retreat you deserve. In this bathroom we tiled a large area and included grab bars and a hinged glass shower door.

Custom tiled shower with glass wall tile accents and glass door installed in a remodeled Morrison, IL bathroom. Bathroom designed by Angela Weisbrod and remodeled by Village Homes Stores.
Custom tiled shower with glass wall tile accents and glass door installed in a remodeled Morrison, IL bathroom.

Are you ready for your own remodel story to begin with us? Our team can’t wait to hear what you are working on. Our goal is to make the remodel process as enjoyable as possible. We have a very detailed process for estimating, designing, and installing your new kitchen or bathroom space. And we assure you our team is fun and friendly to work with. If you are ready to get started just reach out. You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or text with us directly from our website villagehomestores.com Walk-ins are welcome but your best experience with our team begins with an appointment in the showroom. Our showroom is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturdays from 9am-noon or by appointment.

Clean and White Laundry Room and Master Bath Inspo!

We all fell in love with the kitchen feature from this home a few weeks ago, and now we wanted to give you a peek at the laundry and master bath as well. Nothing inspires crisp clean laundry days quite like a bright white laundry room. This Bettendorf, Iowa home includes a dream laundry space with cabinetry from our Koch Classic line. The clean lines of the Bristol door are painted in an “Ivory White” finish.

Laundry room wall cabinets and clothes rod for air drying items. Trimmed out with top shelf and crown molding.
Laundry room wall cabinets and clothes rod for air drying items. Trimmed out with top shelf and crown molding.

With a laundry space like this, we wouldn’t mind laundry duty! Natural light pours in from a window on the end and a single-wall layout of cabinetry and counter space extends most of the length of the room. Many new and remodel projects we work on have the laundry located near the main living spaces of the home. Gone are the days of descending down into a basement or a closet to do the laundry. Now our customers seek a centrally-located laundry area that can make keeping up with laundry tasks more enjoyable and accessible.

Laundry room cabinets with quartz counters and front load Maytag Laundry.
Laundry room cabinets with quartz counters and front load Maytag Laundry.

A folding counter is included with space below for laundry basket storage. We love the use of a rolling laundry cart here for style and function. This cart can be rolled right up to the front-load machines. The counter surface in this laundry room is an engineered quartz named “Fossil Gray”. Quartz is a durable and sleek surface ideal for a laundry/utility space like this on the main level of a home. This laundry sink and countertop is ready for any task messy or clean.

Laundry room with quartz counters and rolling laundry bin cart.
Laundry room with quartz counters and rolling laundry bin cart.

If your laundry room design has room for it, we always prefer to include a sink in the layout. Having a sink like this (see below) can let you soak and rinse items and also gives you a place to wash your hands. Because these counters are a quartz surface, we were able to include an under-mounted sink. Now the countertop can be wiped clean easily. The faucet for this sink is mounted on a specific area of the sink layout. Your designer from Village Home Stores will partner with our stone fabrication team to make sure the correct sink and faucet information gets included in the fabrication and installation of your top.

Laundry room sink installed into Fossil Gray quartz counters.
Laundry room sink installed into Fossil Gray quartz counters.

Not every item you wash ends up in the dryer. In fact, the newer high-efficiency model washers spin out so well that most items can avoid a heated dry cycle altogether with a little hanging time. This laundry room layout includes a stylish hanging rod above the folding and sink countertop. The builder installed a shelf and trimmed it out with the crown molding. The look is very nice and certainly beats the look of a last-minute clothes rod install.

Laundry room hanging rod for air drying items. Trimmed out with top shelf and crown molding.
Laundry room hanging rod for air drying items. Trimmed out with top shelf and crown molding.

So what’s new in Maytag laundry? Well a LOT! We have seen so much change in the last decade with features, finishes, water use, and more. Top-load and front-load laundry models are now fit with so many great features and Maytag offers a wide range of price-points and capacity for your household. Plus every Maytag washing machine comes with a 10 Year Warranty on the motor and wash basket! Maytag laundry products are proudly made in the USA. Washing machines are made in Clyde, Ohio and Maytag Dryers are made in Marion, Ohio.

Laundry room with white cabinets, Maytag front load laundry, and quartz counters.
Laundry room with white cabinets, Maytag front load laundry, and quartz counters.

Maytag has become well known for building dependable, high-performance machines. Of course new features like pre-loaded detergent options, and smart connected features are great. But rest assured that the focus of anything new coming out of those Ohio factories is being built to perform well and last as long as possible. Ask our expert appliance team about the difference between top load and front load washing and what models may be best for your household.

Maytag Extra Power button now available on many Maytag Laundry machines.
Want to know what Maytag laundry features are new an exciting? Ask the Quad Cities Regional appliance experts at Village Home Stores!

To see more of this laundry room visit the project here on our Houzz page. We also designed a serene and stylish master bathroom in this Bettendorf home. The same Bristol door and “Ivory” paint was used for the cabinetry. Our designer laid out a pattern of drawer bases and sink bases to fill this vanity wall with storage and two vanity sinks.

Master Bathroom with heated tile floors, white cabinets, and custom tiled shower.
Master Bathroom with heated tile floors, white cabinets, and custom tiled shower.

Across from the vanity wall is a custom tiled shower and stylish tub. Calacatta tile in a variety of sizes and shapes make up the floor and wall surfaces in this space. The best feature of this tile is one you can’t see. These tile floors have a Schluter Ditra-Heat system installed beneath them. And what’s better than heated tile floors? Heated tile floors on a timer so they are all ready for you in the morning!

Master Bathroom with heated tile floors, light above tub, and custom tiled shower.
Master Bathroom with heated tile floors, light above tub, and custom tiled shower.

Marble look engineered quartz tops in the “Calacatta Verona” design will look great for many years to come as the vanity tops. Quartz surfaces clean up easy give the look of a marble in a nonporous surface. Two rectangle undermount vanity sinks are installed in this master bath and a backsplash and two end splashes complete the look.

Master Bathroom vanity with white cabinets and Calacatta Verona quartz counters. Design and materials by Village Home Stores in a Bettendorf, Iowa home.
Master Bathroom vanity with white cabinets and Calacatta Verona quartz counters.

Ready to talk to someone at Village Home Stores about our own laundry or master bathroom design? We are excited to hear from you! If you need help designing a space for your new or existing home we are your expert team! Your first step is to just reach out and learn more about our store and our process. You can find us at 105 S State Street in Geneseo, IL and call us at 309 944 1344. Learn more about us and all of the many departments you can shop under one roof at villagehomestores.com.

What We Saw At World of Whirlpool in Chicago

Village Home Stores sales team visits the World of Whirlpool facilities in Chicago IL for product training.

Last week we were invited to join a few other Illinois sales teams from small businesses like ours at the World of Whirlpool training facilities in Downtown Chicago, IL. Our commitment to ongoing product training is why our customers find such an added value in working with Village Home Stores. There are new features introduced all of the time and it is our passion to help you find the right appliances for your budget and your lifestyle. We also want to be available to help you use your new appliances confidently once you have them installed. Training events like this keep our team savvy and knowledgeable for you.

White and black kitchen with Sunset Bronze appliances in the World of Whirlpool experience center in Chicago, IL
The Village Home Stores team visited the World of Whirlpool experience for immersive appliance product training in Chicago, IL.

We try and send our team to product training 1-2 times a year but we have never experienced a training quite like the one we had last week! Two full days of hands-on product demonstrations and chances everywhere we went to use and experiment with the features we were learning about. Product training in the appliance industry is not just about learning what the new finishes and features are, tech in the kitchen has completely changed the game!

Smart Home And Connected Kitchen Tech

Village Home Stores team is excited to be on board with all of these exciting ways you can add tech to your own home kitchen experience. Scan-to-cook, voice control timers and settings, and ingredient recognition. These are not “kitchen of the future” terms, they are available right now! Many of the appliance models we trained on from Maytag, KitchenAid, and Whirlpool have “connected” features. Whirlpool has launched an entire line of connected appliance products and they had a huge kitchen setup installed for our team to explore and train with.

The Village Home Stores appliance team learning about the latest and greatest in smarthome appliances.
The Village Home Stores appliance team learning about the latest and greatest plus what’s to come with smarthome appliances.

I was really excited to train on and operate all of the new Whirlpool Smart Appliances. We learned so many ways they can help simplify our lives

-Tammy Clark, Appliance Expert at Village Home Stores
Tablet connected to smart appliances from Whirlpool
The Village Home Stores appliance team gets hands-on training with Whirlpool’s smarthome connected appliances.

Getting this hands-on training with models we don’t typically get to see and use is a priceless opportunity for our team. Connected appliances are new to everyone so we are just as intrigued and curious as you! The apps and screens on the appliances are all very easy to use and give you options for how you are guided to use them. You can even favorite recipes and settings so that your appliances can adapt to you personally and help to simplify your life.

Hands-On Appliance Training

Chef Ann Nolan teaches some of our team how easy it is to use and clean the chrome-infused griddles on our KitchenAid products.
Chef Ann Nolan teaches some of our team how easy it is to use and clean the chrome-infused griddles on our KitchenAid products.

Resident Chef for Whirlpool brands Ann Nolan trained us on the chrome-infused griddles found on our KitchenAid commercial-style cooking products. We learned about the many benefits of this even-heat griddle including how easy it is to clean. There is no “seasoning” to worry about and we saw first hand that the non-porous surface cleans up very easily! Have a chrome-infused griddle from us? Check out this quick video Chef Ann made showing you the steps to clean it up easily.

Chef Ann Nolan teaching how to clean the griddle surface after use.
Chef Ann Nolan teaches some of our team how easy it is to clean the griddle surface after use.

Wall Ovens Guaranteed to “FIT”

Our team trained heavily on freestanding ranges and wall ovens beginning with a refresh of the FIT System Install Guarantee. Did you know that with the FIT system you can replace your existing 27″ or 30″ wide wall ovens and Whirlpool guarantees it will fit in your existing opening!? That is some valuable piece of mind when shopping. We had a chance to install a wall oven using the versatile FIT brackets and trim kit just to try it out!

A group training with the FIT system risers and trim kits for wall oven installs
The FIT system for wall ovens. This system of trim kits and risers guarantee that replacement wall ovens in standard 27″ and 30″ widths will work in existing openings.

Ice, Ice, Baby!

My favorite part of training was the undercounter icemaker. It was cool to see the difference between ice from that versus an ice dispenser in a refrigerator. Also, the pizza was awesome.

-Seth Owen, Appliance Expert at Village Home Stores
Row of undercounter appliances from KitchenAid installed in a kitchen island.
For those who love to cook and entertain, KitchenAid offers a wide variety of undercounter appliances. Beverage coolers, icemakers, and even drawer refrigeration units.

The pizza Seth is referencing was our off-site event for the evening. The Whirlpool Corporation took us on a Chicago Pizza Tour and it was an absolute dream! If you are looking for a fun and unusual way to see the city, (and if you can throw down on at least 2 lbs. of pizza in a few hours), we highly recommend it! But back to that icemaker Seth was talking about. Who wouldn’t love restaurant quality ice in your own home? Doesn’t that sound amazing? Ice is the only element you can add to something that elevates the experience without altering the flavor! They showed us what a different Clear Ice can make! Press play below to see this fun exercise we did comparing Clear Ice to regular ice from the freezer:

The KitchenAid Clear Ice in these undercounter models produce the most preferred ice in the industry! These icemakers are available in 15″ and 18″ wide models and they come backed by a 2 year warranty. They can be ordered panel-ready to give a built-in look for your kitchen design and the articulating door hinge allows it to be installed flush with the cabinetry and not stick out. We had some extensive cooktop training on both gas and induction cooktops which led to a very important training topic: ventilation!

KitchenAid Ultra Power Dual-Flame Burner showing flame location on pan.
KitchenAid Ultra Power Dual-Flame Burner showing flame location on pan.

Kitchen Ventalation

Are you a serious home chef? Have you ever burned something in the kitchen? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you know how important kitchen ventilation is. Proper ventilation can help you filter heat, odor, grease, and smoke from your cooking space. A great new feature just launched is the Auto Turn On option on some vent hoods. This allows you to take the guesswork out of when to use your hood because it will just turn on when needed. We were blown away by this demo we experienced showcasing ventalation options from the KitchenAid Commercial line. Press play below to see some boosted vent power:

That is a 20 lb. cabinet door and just a 600CFM hood!!! Not even the most powerful hood we have available. Have questions about how much CFM power you need? Our team will work with you to pair your cook surface’s BTU’s and consider the location and your cooking habits when helping you select the right ventilation investment for your kitchen. A few months ago we met Chef Ann Nolan in Nashville and she was showcasing a brand new product on the EXPO floor of that show. Last week we were able to dive into more detailed training for it.

KitchenAid SmartOven+ with Powered Attachments

Wall oven with KitchenAid Smart Oven+ and Powered Attachments
The KitchenAid Smart Oven+ and Powered Attachments. Shown stacked to store inside of the oven cavity.

The KitchenAid SmartOven+ with Powered Attachments is one of the most exciting new appliance products we have seen in years! This wall oven can be used for standard baking and convection baking… but plug one of these powered attachments in and you have the ability to crisp, steam, and even grill in your wall oven! If you love the cooking process this wall oven will take your time in the kitchen to a whole new level. Imagine steaming an entire meal in a single pan, or making 3 racks or ribs any time of the year!?! There are even pre-programmed recipes in the wall oven to encourage you to experiment with your new attachments and they guide you through the entire process. You can even set a “flip” reminder for your burgers! You can read more about the SmartOven+ and see Chef Ann grilling with it here in a past blog post.

Matte Black KitchenAid mixer shown with many front attachments.
What inspired the new Smart Oven system from KitchenAid with powered attachments? The front port KitchenAid mixer of course!

One thing we learned last week that really stuck with us about this wall oven product is the inspiration for it. The KitchenAid stand mixer is iconic. Not just within the Whirlpool brands of products, but in kitchens across the globe. What makes the stand mixer successful and has kept it relevant all of these years is the ability to add new and exciting attachments to any mixer base. The front port of a stand mixer (see above) can transform to suit so many tasks. That same concept was what drove the design of the port for the powered attachments of this SmartOven+ unit. The base “plugs” into the back of the wall oven and you stack whatever attachment you are using on top. A gravity-close cover seals the opening when an attachment isn’t in use.

Some KitchenAid Smart Oven+ Powered Attachments have sloped backs for utensils to push against edge without losing ingredients off the side.
Some KitchenAid Smart Oven+ Powered Attachments have sloped backs for utensils to push against edge without losing ingredients off the side.

Another exciting thing about this product is that KitchenAid included Chef Ann in the conversation while developing this product! She was able to make design notes and suggestions (like the sloped back wall of the grill pan and baking stone for utensil use) and she even developed the recipes programmed into the unit! Do you love being the first in your family or neighborhood to have fun and exiting new things but worry they will become outdated? Don’t worry here! Any powered attachment KitchenAid launches moving forward will work with this wall oven unit. And yes, there are others in the works!

Matte black KitchenAid gas range in Imperial Black finish installed in an on trend kitchen with open shelves and copper accents.
Matte black KitchenAid gas range in Imperial Black finish.

The entire facility at World of Whirlpool was absolutely incredible. Both days we were treated to a chefs tasting 3 course lunch all prepared in the test kitchens on site. There were so many beautiful displays and believe it or not, we didn’t even see everything there even after two days of training! We don’t want to share every single detail from our trip because we will be unpacking some of these things in more detail on upcoming episodes of the Village Home Show.

Seth and Tammy explore the Maytag test kitchen at World of Whilpool in Chicago, IL
Seth and Tammy explore the Maytag test kitchen.

Our team also trained on Maytag products, all brands of dishwashers, refrigeration, baking drawers, the new low-profile microwaves, laundry products and more! See and learn more about the low-profile microwave hoods here in a past blog post. Tammy even got to snap a selfie with the Maytag Man!

Tammy poses with the Maytag Man at the selfie station.

We trained on Whirlpool and Maytag laundry products and even saw the single unit Smart All-In-One Washer/Dryer from Whirlpool! This slim, ventless unit can be installed almost anywhere! Think how amazing it would be to wash a load right in your master closet! Learn more and shop this model here at villagehomestores.com

Maytag front-load laundry pair on pedestals installed in a farmhouse inspired laundry room with subway tile and a farm sink
Maytag front-load laundry pair on pedestals installed in a farmhouse inspired laundry room. Maytag appliances available to the Quad Cities region with our Local Low Price Guarantee at Village Home Stores.

The building where World of Whirlpool us located is a landmark in itself! The Reid Murdoch Building is a historic and important building in the river-facing skyline of Downtown Chicago. We got a tour of the top clocktower one sunny afternoon and the views were amazing! It was such a busy and informative training trip but we had such a great group to train with! It is always so much fun to meet teams from stores just like ours who value the customer experience and seek to provide the best service and products for their neighbors.

A view of the Reid Murdoch Building and a look inside the Whirlpool Clocktower room and terrace on top.
A view of the Reid Murdoch Building and a look inside the Whirlpool Clocktower room and terrace on top.

The training and hospitality we were given from the Whirlpool Corporation was top-notch. We can’t thank them enough for including our store in this training opportunity. It is our honor to continue to earn our title of the Quad Cities Regional experts on appliances. If you are shopping for appliances and are not quite sure what is right for you, reach out to our team! There are hundreds of products out there and we can help you narrow your options down to what is right for you and your budget. If you have questions or would like for one of our team members to prepare a quote for you, just complete this short form online and we will be in touch. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on!

Appliance staff training at World of Whirlpool

Eldridge Iowa Bathroom Remodel With Laundry Area

Did you know that Village Home Stores services the entire extended Quad Cities Region? What does that mean exactly? It means that our showroom in Geneseo, IL us really just a short drive away from many cities in the surrounding Illinois and Iowa area. Eldridge Iowa is a wonderful example of one of those cities. In recent years we have had our design and product installed in both new and existing homes there. This week’s feature project is a remodeled Master Bathroom just 35 miles away from our showroom in Eldridge. Take a look at this great new space.

Bath vanity before and after in an Eldridge, Iowa bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We have replaced the single sink vanity area with a double-bowl layout. Cabinetry from our Koch Classic line in the “Bristol” door and Maple wood species. Our bestselling gray neutral “Fog” paint is applied with Satin Nickel Bremen handles. A closet area has been converted to a stylish laundry nook inside the Master Bath. Wall cabinetry hangs above a front-load washer and dryer from our Maytag line. Having laundry located on the main level of a home can be such a convenience! And with these front-loaders now located in the Master Suite of the home, sorting and putting away laundry is just steps from the machines. We also installed a wall of cabinetry opposite the washer and dryer that includes a tall cabinet and a hanging rail.

Maytag front load laundry and fog gray panted cabinetry in an Eldridge, Iowa master bath laundry room remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Pedestals raise the washer and dryer up to a level that is ideal for loading and unloading the machines. Each pedestal opens up to provide more storage. They even fit short, rectangle-style laundry baskets within! This laundry pair is a powerhouse for any household! Backed by Maytag’s 10 Year Limited Parts Warranty with coverage on the Direct Drive Motor, Washer Basket, and Drum. Large capacity, steam settings, and a refresh cycle make them a great choice for a front load pair. We have installed new floor tile throughout the bathroom. It is a 12″x 24″ Amelia tile in the “Mist” color. This same tile is used as the wall tiles in a new custom shower area. We snapped a photo of the new shower before the custom door was installed:

Custom tiled shower with wall niches in an Eldridge, Iowa master bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Aren’t those custom wall niches great!? Symmetrical shelves make it easy to separate and store toiletries and soaps. The accent tile used as the shower floor, bench, and inside of these niches is also banded around the shower walls. The 2″ x 2″ basket-weave tile is from the same Ameila series as the wall tiles but in the contrasting “Carbon” color. We love how the bench area looks like it just waterfalls down into the shower floor in this home.

Custom tiled shower with bench in an Eldridge, Iowa master bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

A Delta shower head and removable hand wand was installed for the new shower. Notice that the wand is adjustable for location and it is attached to a grab bar for added safety.

Custom tiled shower in an Eldridge, Iowa master bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Including grab bars in a bathroom remodel is a wise investment for any home no matter your age or ability. Age-at-home features like these grab bars add a level of safety for all users and certainly add a priceless piece of mind to your remodel selections once everything is installed and finished.

Custom tiled shower with grab bar in an Eldridge, Iowa master bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We included another storage area above the new toilet in the bathroom. These stand-alone cabinets are called “toilet toppers” and typically include an open shelf space as well as a concealer door area for toilet paper and other items to be stored out of sight.

Toilet topper bath cabinet in an Eldridge, Iowa bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Next to the toilet is a great example of our Radiant series of switches and outlets. Notice how this series has no visible screws!? We love that clean look and detail. This series has many great options including a nightlight (shown off/on below).

Wall switch with nightlight in an Eldridge, Iowa master bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

In keeping with the other clean and fresh material selections, a marble-look quartz counter was installed to replace the original navy blue cultured marble top. This color is the Carrara Grigio design with an undermounted Caxton sink. A quartz backsplash and endsplashes complete the look.

Q Quartz Cararra Grigio vanity top in an Eldridge, Iowa master bathroom remodeled start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Are you ready to start the conversation about your own before and after story with us? The Village Home Stores team can help as little or as much as you need. Have your own contractor or want to do the work yourself? That’s wonderful! We can provide you with design and materials for your project. If you would like to have us handle it all for you from start to finish, that is where we excel! Our remodel process is designed to help your project stay on schedule and on budget. If you are ready to get started on a remodel with us just reach out! Call us at 309 944-1344 or complete this short online form and a member of our team will reach out.

Hazelwood Homes- Colona Home With Smart Material Choices

When you build a home, there seems to be a never-ending stream of decisions to be made. Village Home Stores is so blessed to work with so many of the region’s best builders. These builders allow us to partner with them and their clients to make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible. We form you a team of experts based on the products you need for your home. That team works together with you to help guide you to make the best choices for your lifestyle and the budgets you have set. There are so many areas of your home where you can make smart material choices and help get you the overall look and performance you want. This home from Hazelwood Homes built in Colona, IL is a fantastic example of that!Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

There are many elements that your cabinet designer will discuss with you to help pair your wish list and needs with the right products. That is why we carry so many product lines at various prices. We offer a wide variety of options so we can meet any budget or construction expectation. We designed the kitchen using our Koch Express line of cabinetry. The perimeter of the kitchen is in the “Lexington” doorstyle and painted “Oyster” finish. The kitchen island is in the “Camden” door in a Rustic Birch wood stained a “Stone” finish. The look and function (soft close doors and drawers were applied) of a semi-custom kitchen from our Express builder-grade product. Both the soft, bright gray color of the Oyster and the stained Stone island are right on trend. Another trend is the use of two medium-sized light fixtures above an island instead of a line smaller pendants.
Lantern style lights above a kitchen island. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Our lighting experts will work with your cabinet designer to help you select the appropriate shape, size, and quantity of light needed for your space. Since we are focusing on smart material choices in this post, we want to point out that these are actually foyer lights. Many times, smart choices come from the ability to think outside the box. The lighting trend of 2-3 larger light fixtures above kitchen islands has often brought our lighting team to suggest foyer, dining, and even some outdoor lighting product for our clients. We carry thousands of lighting options and our experts will work with you to help narrow down your personal style and needs. Koch Express cabinets in painted Oyster finish. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We love the clean look of the bright Oyster painted finish and the addition of 5-piece drawer fronts give a very classic look to the cabinetry. A 5-piece drawer front means that in place of a smooth, slab drawer with an outside edge you get the look of a small door. A framed edge with center panel. And nothing can be a more classic countertop choice than a white marble… but this isn’t marble. It isn’t stone at all! They are Formica laminate! Formica’s “Calacatta Marble” design in the large-format print 180FX series gives a successful look of real marble at a fraction of the cost.
Marble look Formica laminate top in Calacatta Marble color with full wrap edge and drop in kitchen sink. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We installed it here using what is called an “ideal” edge profile. That helps create even more of a look of a smooth edge to a slab of stone on the lengths of the top and even the corners. The durable Elkay drop-in sink used is another smart material selection. Think of how much use your kitchen sink gets. You need it to look great but also perform well. These granite composite options are available in so many colors now we can find just the right one to compliment your kitchen design.Marble look Formica laminate top in Calacatta Marble color with drop in kitchen sink. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.comWe also love the clean look of the faucet selected. A single hole fixture is easier to clean and helps to keep the island looking less cluttered. This model has a single lever control and a pull down sprayer. Laminate tops can be one of the smartest material decisions made when building a home. You can always return years later and replace your counters with an upgrade of material. That is a simpler project than changing out your cabinetry or flooring. Formica laminate top in Calacatta Marble color with full wrap edge. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

The flooring selected looks absolutely stunning when paired with the cabinet finishes and all of the other materials selected for the kitchen and great room. The flooring in this home is honestly one our favorite material investments made by these customers. Our COREtec flooring product is one of the very best flooring options we have available. The look of wood (or tile) in a high density, extra strong plank that is 100% waterproof, 100% kidproof, and 100% petproof! The luxury vinyl has an added wear layer for durability and it is bonded to a stable waterproof core made of bamboo and recycled woods.
Koch Express kitchen island with X back design in rustic birch wood and Stone stain. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

The COREtec in this kitchen is an embossed grain product from the Plus XL line named “Muir Oak”. The XL series means that the planks are extra wide (9″) for a bigger impact. Perfect for large, open spaces like this. There are so many varieties of COREtec available. this “Muir Oak” finish looks so great with so many cabinet finishes and styles. It also compliments many furniture finishes for spaces like this where you have a great room with many items atop the floors. A durable, dependable and stylish choice for flooring is always a smart choice. Those same qualities can be found in the appliance package selected for the kitchen. Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. Microwave hood with cabinet above. | villagehomestores.com

Maytag is known for it’s sturdy and dependable product. So much so that they now include a 10 year Limited Part Warranty on their products. These parts vary depending on the appliance category. For example, on the range shown above the cooktop burners, oven burners, cast-iron metal grates and cavity are all covered. Learn more about this range here on our website. Maytag builds products that can perform in your home using many commercial parts and techniques. That way they can perform for you for many years.

This appliance suite also includes Maytag’s Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel. A true stainless steel that is easy to clean and keeps your kitchen looking great. Of course, above a hardworking 5-burner gas range you will need ventilation. This microwave hood has a multiple speed exhaust fan to helps remove smoke and odors as you work in the kitchen. A mesh grease filter helps prevent messes and a charcoal odor filter removes high airflow odors and steam. Did you know that our store can save you time and money? Smart selections on materials from multiple departments at our “one-stop-shop” help our new construction customers earn FREE lighting for their home. Dining room light in Quad Cities area home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | vllagehomestores.com

Working with our team of new home experts can help save you time during your design and bidding process and you can even take art of our lighting bundle program. The more you shop exclusively at our store, the more FREE lighting you can earn. Our lighting staff can walk you through this program and help you to plan ahead to make the most of your overall budget and get the lighting of your dreams! Of course we didn’t just provide product for the kitchen in this home, we designed spaces throughout the home. A custom tiled shower is atop many bathroom wish lists and the one in this home is amazing!
Tiled shower in Quad Cities area home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We added interest by carrying the 2″ hexagon mosaic tiles up the wall in a stripe. Within that stripe we built in a custom niche area or toiletries. A corner bench of the walls adds another great feature to the tiled shower. Material selections are so important to be made with the overall vision of the space in mind. That is why shopping for product all in one location can help create the best overall look with the least amount of stress for you. Not sure how the tile will look with the vanity top color? No problem! Let’s grab your cabinet designer and see what they think! Concerned about fitting that large-capacity refrigerator in your design? So is your appliance expert who can communicate with your designer all of the needed dimensions for the perfect fit.
Tiled shower entrance in Quad Cities area home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores.

Our Onyx Collection vanity tops are another smart material choice. They are stylish, and very easy to clean. We can custom make any shape and size needed plus can even pout shower bases and walls to match. Many of our customers find that they already have standard molds available for what their design needs without needing a custom priced option. There are also so many great bowl options and colors to select from. Shown: the “Wave” bowl and “Cashmere” color in gloss finish.
Colona Illinois New Home by Hazelwood Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores. Onyx Collection vanity top with wave bowl shape. | villagehomestores.com

If you are interested in building or remodeling in the near future, we want to be a part of your project! Want to learn more about our Bundle Program to earn FREE lighting? Curious about the first steps in our remodel process? Just reach out to our team and we will be happy to answer your questions and get you started. You can contact us at 309-944-1344 or by completing this short form online and a member of our team will be in touch. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can assemble a team just for you to help make your dream space a reality.