Annawan, IL- Schoolhouse Bathroom Remodel

This old schoolhouse in Annawan, IL is full of great character. Tall ceilings with exposed tin panels, and a unique layout. Rustic Beech wood Koch cabinetry in the Briarwood stain and a Black Accent Glaze was the perfect choice to help showcase the other rustic material selections for this remodeled bathroom space. The main wall includes a vanity cabinet with an offset sink and stack of drawers. We ordered a matching mirror molding to wrap a custom-sized mirror perfect for the room. The new tiled shower is accessed right behind the vanity wall.Bathroom remodel in Annawan, IL with rustic details. Design by Chris Robinson with materials and remodel project management by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

When remodeling, nobody wants to see wall surface go unused. Bathrooms can become a tricky area to add any storage space once all of the areas are designated to a fixture location (stool, sink, doorway, window, shower, etc). Village Home Stores also can order and install interior doors to match your remodel space. This bathroom has two walls that have each been fit with a new door. One is accessed from the nearby bedroom, the other is from the hallway. With two doorways and a window, available wall space was limited. But we found some room for storage. The window wall is now home to the stool and a lot of great storage. Bathroom remodel in Annawan, IL with rustic details. Design by Chris Robinson with materials and remodel project management by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

A tall linen cabinet fits in the corner of the new space. A linen cabinet can be helpful at any depth. Standard depths are 12″, 18″, 21″, and 24″ deep but we are able to order a custom depth cabinet to perfectly fit any space and utilize as much of that area as possible. Even just a 12″ deep linen cabinet can offer so much shelf space for toiletries and linens.

A cabinet commonly used in a bathroom is a “toilet topper” cabinet. With bathrooms trending away from medicine cabinets and instead using more framed mirrors, these can be a great solution for small item storage. Deep enough for rolls of toilet paper, and typically including a towel bar or open shelf below, these cabinets are a great addition to any space. Even with all of the extra storage cabinets, there is storage available within reach of the bath vanity area itself. 

A single sinkbase cabinet and a stack of drawers are arranged with an offset vanity bowl. Our Onyx Collection vanity tops are a great option for a bathroom. This top is in the “Prospect” color. Seamless, integrated bowls (shown here with a two-tone “Icicle” bowl for the illusion of an undermount sink) and the ability to fit any custom layout or space. Ask a designer at Village Home Stores about the many color and bowl styles available in this product. 

The exposed tin ceilings and textured wallpaper in this old schoolhouse are such interesting design details to let be showcased above the “new” walls of the bathroom. Those rustic characteristics become a great compliment to the tile materials selected for this bathroom. Faux brick tiles from our Chicago Brick line in the “State Street” color are installed as the main bathroom floor. This custom tiled shower is accessed as a door-less, walk-in shower around the corner behind the vanity wall.  The shower floor is a Pebble mosaic named “Born Wilderness”.

“Look-alike” tile is a great trend that helps add great textures to a space in a more practical tile surface for the homeowner. We have seen this brick-look tile used in so many unique spaces since we began carrying it. It works well as a floor and wall tile. If you would like to see it, we have a large area of our new lighting showroom with it installed as a floor tile. The wall of the shower is another look-alike tile. 

The look of a rustic barnwood but in a long, plank wall tile. The “Charleston” 3″ x 36″ tiles add such a blend of textures and natural colors. We included plenty of grab bars in the new shower space.  A custom tiled niche was added on the interior wall with the same pebble tile used as an accent in the back.

Check out this ideabook on Houzz full of our own custom tiled shower ideas and inspiration.  Are you ready to start the conversation about your own bath remodel with Village? Your first step is to reach out to our team. You can call us at 309-944-1344 or complete this short online form and a member of our team will reach out to discuss your project. 

Moline, IL- Kitchen Remodel Fully Managed From Start to Finish

This Moline, IL kitchen is a tale that we are sure many can relate to. The original kitchen cabinets were in a very functional layout but beginning to show the wear and tear of years of use. After years and years of “maybe someday I’ll replace them”… this Spring “someday” had finally come. beforeNow the kitchen is updated with new cabinetry plus we removed an entire wall to make room for an island in the new design. The original kitchen shared the same L-shaped layout but the opposite end had a corner of walls with just enough room for a small table and two chairs. Kitchen remodel in Moline, IL managed from start to finish. | VillageHomeStores.com

Now with one of those back walls removed, the kitchen is open and bright. Birch wood Cabinetry from our Koch classic line has been installed in the “Westbrook” door style. A “Chestnut” stain has been applied and a “Black” accent glaze highlights the door and trim details. Engineered Quartz countertops in the “Chakra Beige” design is a neutral tone-on-tone look.

Crown molding on kitchen cabinets. | VillageHomeStores.comThe spindle rail crown has been removed from the original kitchen. The new kitchen look is updated with “cove” crown molding. This crown is the perfect style and scale for the project. It even includes an area for the accent glaze to catch. With plenty of cabinet space within reach on each wall, an area above the cabinets is left to display items.

A white Whirlpool® range and microwave hood are also part of the new kitchen. Microwave hoods can save counterspace and be installed to vent out of the home or re-circulate the air. The original kitchen had just a range hood installed, now the microwave is off the counter.
Whirlpool appliances white finish. | VillageHomeStores.com

The new electric range includes an easy-wipe ceramic glass cooktop. The most dramatic difference in the new kitchen came when we removed a wall that divided the kitchen from the dining room. Removing this one wall has helps this kitchen seem to grow in space even though it hasn’t extended any further into the dining room than before. The small table and chairs is now replaced with a large single-level kitchen island with seating for two comfortably.
Removing a wall in a kitchen can free up so much space! | VillageHomeStores.com

With open shelves installed on each end of the island, the largest base cabinet included faces in toward the kitchen sink. Behind the double doors of this cabinet are two slide-out shelves. The “ends” to each open shelf cabinets have been treated with “applied doors” on each side. This gives the illusion of doors and helps complete the look instead of just a smooth panel. The back of the island includes three applied doors and two wood decorative supports for the overhang.
Hallmark hardwood flooring. | Village Home Stores

The island is really the focal point of this new kitchen and the accent glaze highlights all of the details perfectly. While the island steal the show in the kitchen, the new hardwood Walnut flooring is now showcased through the entire upper level of this home. The Walnut hardwood in the “Saddle” finish is from our Hallmark Hardwood line. Read more about Hallmark and some of our other projects here at this link.

Flooring and remodel work in Moline, IL | VillageHomeStores.comThe hardwood flooring was not the only new flooring installed at this remodeled home. The split-foyer layout was given a whole new look right at the stairway leading up into the new hardwood open-concept. A new stair rail and banister were installed and carpeting from our Dixie Home line was put in on both sets of stairs. This carpet is from the “Rock Creek” series in the “Ginger color. It is a 100% Stainmaster® carpet that resists stains, abrasive wear over time, and even has anti-static protection. That means you reduce your chances of static shock. This textured carpet also includes Dixie Home’s texture retention technology meaning your texture/pattern will bounce back and keep it’s hold for a long time. Village Home Stores sells carpeting to both remodel and New Construction customers. So if you need a single room of carpet or a whole home, we have quality products and quality installation crews ready for the job! Village Home Stores is your expert choice of carpeting in the extended Quad Cities region. That is why our projects always include the following:Carpeting in the Quad Cities. | VillageHomeStores.com

This homeowner knew that she wanted to be sure to include our LED undercabinet lighting in her new kitchen. She had seen this system in our previous projects and on our TV show so it was at the top of her wish list for the new kitchen. That lighting was a great investment to help showcase her new subway tile backsplash in the kitchen. 3″ x 6″ glass tiles from our Jeffrey Court line in the “Buff” color are the perfect choice and pair perfectly with the countertops selected. We included the finished space in an episode of the Village Home Show. See a full video tour of this finished kitchen remodel by pressing play below.

All of the permanent areas of the kitchen remain neutral in color and the same space cane now be accessorized in a number of ways without making any major changes. See the entire album of photos from this kitchen over on our Houzz portfolioGlass subway tile. | VillageHomeStores.comPart of the obstacle for many homeowners in the area is finding a contractor who can handle the entire remodel project from start to finish. Village Home Stores offers a unique Project Management experience to our customers to do just that. From collecting the estimates to that final knob being installed, we can manage it all.  Access to your project information and schedule is available 24 hours a day through our unique and secure login system on your desktop or mobile device. Are you ready for your own before and after story? If you have been delaying a remodel project because the thought of estimating, scheduling, and coordinating everything makes you dizzy… we are here to help you! Give us a call or contact us online to set up an appointment and get started!
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