White Kitchen With Inset Doors and Shiplap Ceiling in Milan, IL

White painted cabinetry is a consistently classic look for a kitchen. For certain projects however, one added detail can take that look to a new level. That detail is choosing an inset cabinetry construction. The term inset means that the cabinet doors and drawer fronts are recessed back into the cabinet faceframes when closed. This gives a very customized furniture-style look to the cabinetry. This option is available from custom and semi-custom lines of cabinet product at Village Home Stores. This Milan, IL kitchen was given the full remodel treatment and for the vision of this new kitchen in the home, inset door cabinetry by Dura Supreme was the perfect choice.

White inset kitchen with farm sink, wood hood, Stainless Steel appliances, and ship lap ceiling treatment. Kitchen design and complete remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

The original kitchen was walled-off and sectioned into a small sink area and another cooking area The refrigerator was on its own across the way. Our team removed a wall that divided the dining area from the kitchen to open up the room and create a more open concept into the dining and front room of the home. Two windows were replaced with one large window now offering panoramic views to anyone at the kitchen farm sink in its new location. When the flooring was removed, this great pine floor was revealed beneath it. We think keeping the original wood floors was a fantastic choice with this bright, white new setting.

White inset kitchen with farm sink, Stainless Steel appliances, and ship lap ceiling treatment. Kitchen design and complete remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

Even though this kitchen may have farmhouse feel, the appliances needed to have modern features while looking at home in the new space. We included a tall pantry cabinet to the left of the refrigerator for a surrounded and customized refrigeration look. A KitchenAid counter depth refrigerator keeps that built-in look locked in tight. Counter depth refrigeration is a modern feature that can really be a miracle worker when kitchen designing in small spaces. Another built-in appliance that is worth noting is the microwave.

White remodeled kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances including a Sharp over the counter microwave and KitchenAid counter depth refrgerator. Complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

The over-the-counter microwave from Sharp allows you to have the off-the-counter convenience of a microwave hood without installing it as your hood. This microwave option gave the client an opportunity to take a more decorative approach to a range hood across the room. We have installed examples of all microwave location options at our showroom in Geneseo, IL. You can shop all of our appliances online, anytime at villagehomestores.com or by stopping in our showroom at 105 S State Geneseo, IL.

White remodeled kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances including a Sharp over the counter microwave. Complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

We mentioned the floors… but did you see those ceilings? Shiplap style boards were installed and painted to give a completed look from floor to ceiling. Walking into this completed kitchen remodel the wow factor truly is in every single surface! From the storied original pine floors to the statement Shiplap ceiling. A farmhouse apron-front sink and new stainless dishwasher are located on the bright new window wall.

White inset kitchen with farm sink, Arabescato marble counters, and ship lap ceiling treatment. Kitchen design and complete remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

Keeping the kitchen design bright and airy on the sink wall, three floating shelves are located above the dishwasher (see image below). We can order shelving like this for any space. We are seeing a long-term trend for kitchens, bathrooms, home bars, and built-in fireplace shelving to have a more open look like this. We see the potential for styling these open shelf spaces year round but love this everyday simple look of glassware in a pop of color.

White kitchen with floating wall shelves. Complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

A 30″ slide in gas range by KitchenAid is the superstar appliance in this kitchen. The help of convection cooking produces flawless results for you. The convection fan ensures the inside of the entire oven is heated to (and stays at) the perfect consistent temperature. Plus the oven cavity cleans in less than an hour without odors at a low heat using water to release baked-on spills!

White remodeled kitchen with Stainless Steel KitchenAid gas range. Complete kitchen remodel with appliances from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

A steam rack on the interior offers the ability to provide additional moisture to the inside of the oven, enhancing cooking results. Speaking of results, there is even a wireless probe that lets cooks walk away from the oven without walking away from control. The probe can easily be set to specific temperatures, and alerts you when the desired temperature has been reached. There is also a baking drawer beneath the oven. The separate compartment allows you to keep warm, slow cook or bake at a different temperature and keep dishes warm. That’s like having a second oven!

White remodeled kitchen with glass subway tile and Stainless Steel KitchenAid gas range. Complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

Beautiful Arabescato Marble countertops were installed throughout this kitchen. Glazzio’sCrystile “Ice Mist” glossy glass subway tiles in a 3″ x 6″ size introduces a seaglass color and adds a coastal layer to the kitchen finishes. Clean and bright wall switches and outlets from our Legrand Radiant series look amazing. Many times our tile customers are curious what to do at the “end” of a run of wall tile. We use a channeled product called a Schluter Strip (shown below on right) to give a cleaner, completed look.

White remodeled kitchen with Ice Mist glass subway tile backsplash. Complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

Dura Supreme cabinetry in the Homestead non-beaded doorstyle painted white is paired with bright surface selections to give this home the spacious and stylish kitchen it deserves. The symmetry of the new range wall is perfection.

White remodeled kitchen with glass subway tile backsplash and custom wood range hood. Complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

We installed our energy efficient Diode LED lighting as undercabinet and in-cabinet lighting for this project. The clerestory style of a glass-door top section is styled and illuminated perfectly. This lighting system is low-voltage so you can leave it on anytime with minimal power use. A stainless hood would be a bit modern for this kitchen. So the design includes paneled a wood hood cabinet with blower insert in the space.

Kitchen wood range hood from Dura Supreme. Complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

A mantle and decorative corbels create a shallow ledge area that can be left clean (as shown) or be home to a wreath, accessories, or leaning artwork if you see fit. There is such a gallery effect when you have a bright white kitchen like this. You can style it differently year round and let your accessories truly pop against the white paint.

Kitchen wood range hood mantle detail from Dura Supreme. Complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

Any remodel or new build project comes with hundreds of decisions to be made. Our store will build you a team of experts from each department that you are shopping so we can walk you through your choices and help you decide what is the best choice for your project and your budget. When choosing inset cabinetry you have the option of a concealed or exposed hinge for your doors. This kitchen showcases an exposed barrel hinge in a brushed nickel finish to compliment the kitchen.

Inset cabinetry from Dura Supreme design and materials from Village Home Stores. Complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

The nickel finish offers a sheen without a very dark contrast. It also compliments the Stainless Steel appliances in the completed kitchen. A great door and drawer hardware choice for inset cabinetry was also made in this design. The Highland Ridge Collection has a latching mechanism to keep doors closed and aligned. This style of hardware works well in modern and farmhouse styles and can be ordered in a variety of finishes. We paired this door hardware with classic cup pulls on the drawers.

Inset cabinetry latching door hardware. Complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

To see more of this kitchen, be sure to check out the full album of photos here on our Houzz profile. It is amazing how much removing a wall from an existing kitchen can change the flow of the entire home. This new open kitchen plan has dramatically changed this home for the better! If this was your kitchen would you ever want to leave? We are so blessed to get to bring dream spaces like this to life for our clients.

White inset kitchen with farm sink, wood hood, Stainless Steel appliances, and ship lap ceiling treatment. Kitchen design and complete remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

Is your own home ready for a new look? Our remodel process includes an expertly created design with full color renderings of the completed space so you can get a clear vision of what the finished look will be before we even start estimating product. If you have been considering a remodel that includes wall removal or relocation, this is a key part of our process you will so appreciate. Your first step in the process is to simple reach out. You can call us at 309 944 1344 or complete this short online form for a member of our design team to connect with you. We ca’t wait to get started on your dream space!

Phone number for Village Home Stores 309 944 1344 Complete kitchen remodels from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

Sharp Appliances in The Quad Cities Area- Microwave Drawers, Pizza Ovens and More!

Sharp Appliances in Quad Cities Area available at Village Home Stores

Village Home Stores has installed a number of Sharp appliances throughout the Quad Cities Area over the years. Sharp offers a variety of home appliances for our customers. Our most popular category of product from Sharp are their microwaves. Originally launched with limited options, now this category has broadened to even more models for our customers to choose from. Now including multiple finish options, over-the-counter models, and many drawer models. One new microwave drawer is even available with a wave-controlled open feature (press play below to see).

We wanted to take a moment to showcase some of the microwave options here on the blog so you can help to decide if one of these applications may work to help make your own kitchen design “Sharp”. Microwave hoods are a great choice when needed because they clear up countertop space AND function as a ventilation source for the cooking area… but they are far from decorative. If you love the look of a decorative wood or metal hood for your kitchen design, you will need to install your microwave elsewhere. You have four categories for the location of your microwave other than as a microwave hood: countertop, built-in, drawer, and over-the-counter. Let’s explore those last two.

Sharp Appliances in the Quad Cities Area. Available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestore.com
Sharp microwave drawer installed in a Bettendorf, Iowa home.

Microwave Drawers In a Kitchen:

Microwave drawers are becoming a more and more popular in our kitchen designs for both our remodel and new home customers. These models are available in 24″ widths and some in 30″ widths. They install into a microwave base cabinet. Your kitchen designer at Village Home Stores will work closely with your appliance salesperson here to make sure we have the correct space allowance for the microwave you have selected.

Microwave drawer with handle installed in a Coal Valley, IL kitchen. | villagehomestores.com
Microwave drawer with handle installed in a Coal Valley, IL kitchen.

Microwave drawers come in a variety of sizes and finishes (yes Black Stainless is available). You also have a choice of an exposed handle model (see above) or a one with a hidden control. Either one can be included in a kitchen suite of appliances from other brands. The hidden-control microwave drawers are very universal in style and pair well with other appliance brands because there is no handle exposed to match. Check out the kitchen island below that includes one.

Microwave drawer with hidden controls installed in a Quad Cities Area kitchen island. Kitchen design, materials and appliances by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Microwave drawer with hidden controls installed in a Quad Cities Area kitchen island.

Installing a microwave drawer in a kitchen island is such a stylish and functional look. The location is always great for for prep and entertaining and they look wonderful installed into the cabinetry. But don’t just take our word for it, even some of the Real Housewives of New Jersey agree! Second thought, do take our word for it, we are far more friendly and we don’t yell nearly as much.

Sharp microwave drawer as seen in a Real Housewives kitchen. Sharp appliances available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp microwave drawer as seen in a Real Housewives kitchen (screenshot via @sharphomeusa Instagram).

So why is a drawer more practical than a microwave hood or built-in model? There are a number of reasons but consider the loading and unloading as a start. It can be hard or unsafe for young children to reach a microwave hood. Our customers who are investing in kitchen designs to help them age-at-home also find a drawer to be a great selection.

Sharp microwave drawer with handle in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen. Sharp appliances available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp microwave drawer with handle in a Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen.

“What I love about a microwave drawer is never having to remove and item just to stir it. Just open the drawer to stir, then close to keep heating.” -Tammy, Appliances Sales

Over The Counter Microwaves:

For those that desire a microwave in the upper section of a kitchen design, you can install an over-the-counter model. These models take the same look and capacity of an over-the-range microwave and remove ventilation features. Over the counter models must be installed under a wall cabinet and our expert appliance staff can answer any questions you may have about outlet and location specifications.

Sharp over the counter microwave installed in a Geneseo kitchen. Kitchen design, materials and appliances by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp over the counter microwave installed in a Geneseo kitchen.

This application allows you to free up countertop surface without installing the unit above the cooktop surface. Many kitchen designs that include this style locate the microwave near the coffee station and/or away from the main cooking zone to allow multiple users to be comfortable in the kitchen at once.

Sharp over the counter microwave installed in a Quad Cites Area kitchen. Kitchen design, materials and appliances by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp over the counter microwave installed in a Quad Cites Area kitchen.

Wait, Didn’t You Say Pizza Oven Earlier?

You bet we did! We had to take some time to mention another category of cooking product available from Sharp: countertop toaster-ovens! We sing the praise of these kitchen appliances anytime we begin a kitchen remodel and suggest our clients to create a temporary kitchen setup. Learn about creating a temporary kitchen here in a past blog post. This Healfio Superheated Steam Oven is absolutely “super” indeed! Looking for a versatile secondary oven option for your kitchen or home bar area? This is it!

Sharp Steam Toaster Oven that can toast, broil/grill, bake/re-heat, warm, and fit a 12" pizza! Available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
The Healfio Superheated Steam Oven that can fit a 12″ pizza in it!

This compact oven is small but mighty! It boasts .5 cu. ft. of capacity with the space to fit an entire 12″ pizza in it! We see why they have called it a “superheated” oven because with all it can do, it is like a kitchen superhero! This countertop oven can:

  • Toast
  • Broil
  • Grill
  • Bake / Reheat Items (by the way, if you are reheating leftovers in a microwave… you’re doing it wrong. Trust us, oven reheating is worth the wait)
  • Bake Pizza
  • Warm Items

There is NO pre-heating and the broiling and crisper pans shown above are included. A small, removable water container is where you can fill in water and add steam during your cooking process (see below).

Sharp Steam Oven available at Village Home Stores. | -villagehomestores.com

Of course the best way to learn which appliances and features best suit your lifestyle is to visit our showroom. Our expert sales staff with work with you and your budget to pair the perfect appliances to your needs. Village Home Stores is located at 105 S State Street in Downtown Geneseo, IL. We offer a variety of appliance brands including Sharp, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Viking, Amana, and more!

Sharp Appliances including drawer microwaves and steam ovens. Available at Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com
Sharp Appliances including drawer microwaves and steam ovens. Available at Village Home Stores.

We have many Sharp appliances on display in our showroom. We even have examples of over the counter and drawer microwaves installed into full kitchen displays. Come see and try them for yourself! Of course you can shop appliances online, anytime on our new website villagehomestores.com . Don’t forget that Village offers a Local Low Price Guarantee and we have the best appliances sales and service staff in the region! Don’t settle for a bx store experience before and after your appliance purchase. Buy local from us and our team is always just a phone call away.

Prophetstown, IL Remodel – Pearl Painted Cabinets and Quartz Counters

We recently remodeled a Prophetstown, IL kitchen to bring the finishes and the layout up to date. Sometime the basic footprint of a kitchen design is a usable amount of space, but a few location adjustments can make a huge difference on the function of that space.
before

The “Before” of this project included medium stained cabinetry, soffits, and laminate counters with a drop in sink. The new look is bright and airy. Painted cabinetry from our Koch Classic line in the Prairie doorstyle has been painted in the Pearl finish with an Umber highlight applied to accent the edges. The kitchen sink has been moved to the window wall to allow the range and hood to be the focal point of the new layout.
A Prophetstown, IL kitchen with materials, install and full remodel by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Soffits were removed and the new wall cabinetry stretched all the way to the ceiling. If you think that “floating shelves” is a term reserved for Modern or Contemporary styled spaces, think again! Two floating shelves cap off the end of this run of wall cabinets. Hanging above the peninsula top below, these shelves are a fantastic updated look. They can be styled all through the year just as you would a glass-door cabinet.
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Gorgeous glass subway tile from our Interceramic line has been installed from their Interglass Shimmer series in the “Bronze” color. A standard brick lay pattern for the main backsplash is highlighted above the range with a decorative area of the same tile installed in a herringbone pattern.
Unique glass subway tile installation. | VillageHomeStores.com

This shimmering backsplash tile sits atop new Engineered Quartz counters from Cambria. The Lincolnshire design offers rich earthtones in a pattern that resembles a natural granite look. The look of a natural stone with all of the benefits of choosing Quartz counters. Quartz is heat resistant, scratch resistant, and maintenance free. These tops will look exactly like this decades from now.
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The kitchen peninsula offers an overhang area of Cambria with seating for two. We love the woven counter-height stools selected for the space. Decorative corbels and custom applied-panels complete the peninsula design.
Koch cabinetry in the Pearl finish with Umber highlight. | VillageHomeStores.com

A counter-depth french door refrigerator by Whirlpool® is given a true built-in look with surrounding 24″ deep pantry cabinets. A standard-depth model would project out into this high-traffic area of the layout. This counter-depth model sits back more flush with the surrounding cabinets and looks great!
Tall pantries surround a refrigerator. | VillageHomeStores.com

Each pantry is fit with full-depth shelving. The right pantry includes slideout shelves. This shelving system is adjustable so that you can arrange to store any height of items within. Discuss with your kitchen designer at Village Home Stores early on if there are any uniquely sized items or small appliances you wish you had a designated location for. Better to designate the perfect space for an item ahead of time than to clutter up your brand new kitchen counters!
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Microwave hoods are great, but did you know that microwaves can be off the counter without needing to be located above a range? This kitchen includes Sharp® ‘s over-the-counter microwave model. This unit is designed to be installed below a wall cabinet but above a countertop space:
Sharp over the counter microwave available at Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Believe it or not, Lazy Susan cabinets come in a wide variety of options. This kitchen includes a Lazy Susan cabinet configuration that offers you the most shelf space possible. The spinning wood trays are attached to a fixed shelf. This replaces the older “pole” style susan that sometimes came unattached or caused items to fall off in the back of the cabinet to be lost. Now the shelf and floor of the cabinet help keep items undercontrol if they were to fall.
Angled base corner cabinet. | VillageHomeStores.com

This base cabinet option is known as an Angled Base Corner Cabinet. That means that instead of an L-shaped cabinet with two hinged doors, a single door angles across the front corner. This gives you a full circle susan shelf (and plus more counter space above). We also gave a built-in hutch an update to match the new kitchen:
before-and-after-hutch

This hutch area is located on the wall between the kitchen and casual dining area. Now it looks right at home in the new space. See the entire album of images from this project here over on our award-winning Houzz.com portfolio. Are you ready to give your kitchen an update? Village Home Stores can help as little or as much as you want. We can work with you to provide an expert design and material selection for your own installation, or choose our Project Management Option and we will handle it all from start to finish! Either way, your first step is to reach out to us. Call or click for an appointment today. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on! (309) 944-1344
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Rock Island Remodel: Bigger & Brighter

A Full Kitchen Remodel Managed from Start to Finish By Village Home Stores.

before_photoThe “before” story of this remodel looks like many kitchens throughout the Quad Cities. White laminated thermofoil cabinetry was extremely popular years ago and commonly paired with black, gray, and white color schemes. In its time this was a pretty incredible look in kitchen design. Also common in this era was the look of soffits above the cabinetry. This kitchen in Rock Island is ready for an update…

Kitchen_Contractor_Rock_Island…and talk about a transformation! This bigger and brighter new kitchen in Rock Island, IL is gorgeous and seems to have almost doubled in size! See this full video tour on this episode of the Village Home Show. Just press play below.

sharp_microwaveThis space has been updated with a design that is timeless and sophisticated. “Pearl” painted cabinetry with an “Umber” glaze from our Koch Classic line  is paired with Cambria quartz in the “Buckingham” design. Stainless steel appliances by KitchenAid are built-in for a customized look. In place of a countertop or microwave hood,  an over-the-counter microwave by Sharp is installed above the drop zone at the entry of the kitchen. This over-the-counter style is a wonderful option when a built-in look is desired.

remodeling_quad_citiesThe entire kitchen is finished in the painted “Pearl” color but the new eat-in area now within the front room is paneled in  a”Mocha” stain. There is a certain richness and sophistication with this contrast and the bar stools are the perfect choice to balance the light and dark colors together.

kitchen_design_Rock_IslandWith the location of the dining room table now moved into the front room, there is space for a beautiful new hutch area. Take a look at a birdseye view of the overall design for the new kitchen:

kitchen_design_rock_islandYou can see in this new design how adding the new hutch area creates an extension of the new kitchen on that back wall and helps the entire kitchen footprint seem much larger. These homeowners in Rock Island, IL chose to work with Village Home Stores because they wanted to open up the existing space and create one large finished space. They also were wanting someone that could schedule and manage the entire process for them. This type of project is exactly why we offer our Project Management services to our customers.

remodel_timelineRemodeling a kitchen or bathroom is not something that you do every year. In many cases it is something you may only do once in a lifetime. At Village Home Stores this is what we do every day. We can help you as little or as much as you would like. If you just need a design and materials for your project we are here for you and if you want someone to take care of it all from start to finish we are here as well. See the entire album of the before, during and after photos over on our Facebook page here.

kitchen remodel before and afterIn the case of this Rock Island remodel there were multiple crews needed to achieve the end result these homeowners were wanting. We managed everything from start to finish. This includes coordinating a “meeting of the minds” so to speak at your home early in the estimating process. Our project manager can then get accurate estimates and schedule a timeline for your project based on a realistic and efficient use of everyone’s time.

kitchen_design_in_Quad_CitiesThe new kitchen sink and countertop pairs perfectly with the warm Travertine tile backsplash. Every permanent element to this new kitchen design remains neutral but the entire new overall space is playful and exciting. We love the bold artwork that faces the new front room. Plus the new dining room light fixture is a statement in itself. 

lighting_store_quad_citiesThis sparkling “Lucia” fixture from Feiss is stunning in person. It looks gorgeous when off and breathtaking when lit. Our lighting team can help you create the perfect lighting plan for your entire space. We have thousands of fixtures to select from and they will help you find just the right one. You can notice when you look beyond this light that the old soffits were also removed when the wall was opened up.

Contractor_Rock_IslandNow the new cabinetry extends all the way to the ceiling. If you didn’t guess from the artwork, the dogbowls above may be a dead giveaway that a dog lives here. Those big dogbowls suggest that “Tucker” has a pretty big appetite. But who wants to take up so much space in that beautiful new pantry cabinet for a bog bin of dog food? Take a look at what feature was worked into the kitchen design instead…

pet_food_storageThis pull-out cabinet includes a covered insert for pet food storage. Now dog food can be stored within reach but out of sight. When we made a little video clip of this cabinet in action “Tucker” was very interested in his food cabinet opening up. Watch it here and keep a close eye on his ears perking up.

range and hoodWith the new cabinetry extending all the way to the ceiling there was not an opportunity to stagger the heights of the decorative wood hood in the new design. Instead a slight change in depth and an arched panel shelf above the cooktop create interest and allow space within it for a Broan hood insert. There was also an area down the hallway that was included in this new look.

hall_closetThis built-in linen cabinet was removed and replaced with matching cabinetry to the kitchen within sight of the hallway. We love how this project turned out and it was amazing how much of a difference it made right away to remove that section of wall and open up the new kitchen into the front room. This big bright room is now the place to be at it is so easy to picture it full of guests having a wonderful time.

cabinetry_Rock_IslandIf you are ready to start the conversation about your own remodel project give us a call or click here to make an appointment. Transforming spaces is what we love to do and we can’t wait to help you get your own dream kitchen. Village_kitchen