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Hazelwood Homes- Kitchen With Rich Birch Wood and Shimmering Cambria Quartz

We have the opportunity to design so many unique kitchen spaces throughout the Quad Cities Region. Each and every design is unique from the next and the materials selected are just as unique and each client and home. It seems like we have shared a LOT of painted white kitchens lately on the blog but rest assured that isn’t all that we do! This Geneseo, IL kitchen from Hazelwood Homes is a wonderful example:
Birch Mocha kitchen in Geneseo, IL with Cambria Quartz and KitchenAid appliances for Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

There is truly nothing more inviting than a warm and cozy woodgrain kitchen. Rich, wood cabinetry is paired with warm lighting and materials throughout. The look is tailored and high-end but the design and setting is so inviting. Koch Classic Cabinetry in the Westbrook doorstyle and Birch “Mocha” stain has been accented with “Black” highlights. The cabinets stretch all the way to the ceiling and the height of the wall cabinets allow for a double panel door design (see below).
Koch cabinetry Westbrook door in Birch Mocha stain. Double panel door with cabinetry to ceiling. | VillageHomeStores.com

Beautiful and classic subway tile is installed as the kitchen backsplash throughout and even extends to surround the kitchen window and above. One of our unique Transitions blinds is installed in the window. An arched valance detail above the kitchen sink is repeated in the custom wood hood above the cooktop.
Birch Mocha kitchen in Geneseo, IL with glass subway tile as backsplash and above sink. | VillageHomeStores.com

A matching wood hood can be ordered to be placed within your kitchen design from Village Home Stores. The same raised center panels from the doors are used as a detail in hood and sink valances. A hood blower/insert can be concealed within these wood hood cabinets. These inserts can be ordered in a number of configurations and powers. That way you can customize the look AND function of your ventilation to fit your needs.
KitchenAid gas cooktop and wood hood with Broan insert. | VillageHomeStores.com

A 36″ wide 5-burner gas cooktop from KitchenAid® offers a versitile cooktop layout including a range from a high heat of 20K BTUs to a simmer of just 6k BTUs. Full width cast iron grates make it easy to slide from burner to burner. The CookShield finish helps to protect the cooktop from high-temperature cooking stains.

Geneseo, IL kitchen with cabinet door appliance garage. | VillageHomeStores.com

But what about small appliances? How does this kitchen not seem so cluttered? The coffeepot and toaster are hidden behind the door of a corner appliance garage cabinet. This new style of hinged door appliance garage is a welcome update from the accordion door styles of the past. Another wonderful storage solution hidden from sight is this hidden walk-in pantry:
Koch cabinetry cabinet doors for walk-in pantry. | VillageHomeStores.com

We can order walk-through pantry door fronts to match your kitchen as well! These double doors open to reveal a huge walk-in pantry behind the wall oven area. Press play below to see the tall door open to reveal the pantry entrance.

A double wall oven by KitchenAid® is paired with an over-the-counter microwave model from Sharp®. Over-the-counter microwaves allow for you to keep a decorative hood element to your design but eliminate the need to set a microwave oven on the countertop. This model from Sharp blends well with our other appliance brands for a seamless package look.
KitchenAid wall ovens in Stainless Steel and over the counter Sharp microwave. | VillageHomeStores.com

The innovative new 5-door refrigerator models by KitchenAid® are stylish and packed with amazing features. The KitchenAid® brand was the first in the industry to introduce a 5-door model. The two small drawers in the center of the unit are refrigeration. The left drawer includes 5 preset temperatures: meat/fish, drinks, greens/herbs, deli/cheese, and even a thaw/marinate setting. The right drawer is ideal for produce storage with a built-in produce preserving featureKitchenAid 5 door french door refrigerator in Stainless Steel. | VillageHomeStores.com

This kitchen is a two-toned design that includes a contrasting finish on the batwing-shaped kitchen island. The same Koch Westbrook doorstyle from the kitchen perimeter is painted White with am “Umber” highlight on the door and drawer front details. Cambria Quartz in the “Berwyn” design completes the look in the stylish beveled edge profile.
Koch cabinetry painted White with accent glaze. | VillageHomeStores.com

The island ends and back has been fit with custom doors and furniture baseboard molding for finished look. An island light from our Artcraft line hangs above the center of the kitchen island. Of course no complete kitchen can be showcased this well without our favorite secret weapon… our Diode LED undercabinet lighting. This space wouldn’t look as warm and inviting without it.
Unique island shape ideas. Kitchen design by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Love this kitchen? See the full album of photos here on our award-winning Houzz page. Don’t forget that if you are building a new home and selecting design and materials from our store you can bundle your purchases throughout our store and earn FREE LIGHTING for your home! Read more about that program here in a previous blog post. If you are ready to start the conversation about your own dream kitchen or bathroom contact us today! Reach out by completing this short online form or calling (309) 944-1344. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on!


Product Profile: Oxford House Custom Shades and Blinds

Village Home Stores is always striving to make our store a one-stop-shop for everything your new or existing home will need. Since 1984, we have carefully curated the list of vendors we offer to our clients. Adding entire categories of products to our store is no small consideration. In 2015 when we discovered the perfect fit for a Window Treatment product we were finally able to “roll” out this new department to our customers. We are so thrilled to offer custom window shades and blinds for your home from Oxford House®! We have now found a line of custom window shades and blinds that match up with our own standards and that we know you will love.Large and unique window shade above kitchen window. | VillageHomeStores.com

So why Oxford House? Like many of our products throughout the store, Oxford House blinds are not just made in the U.S.A. they are made right here in the Midwest in Indiana. A family owned business that has been a leader in custom window treatments since 1988. That means you can know you are getting a quality product from within the USA plus a faster custom lead-time for your product because they are so close. We offer many options from Oxford House:

Window Treatment Options. | VillageHomeStores.com

Each of these categories of products can be custom ordered for your own project. Looking for something functional but completely eye-catching and unique? You MUST see the Transitions series! It is easily the most asked about shade so far from this line. We showcase many in our Gneeseo, IL showroom and have installed many around the extended Quad Cities Region already.Modern Transitions window shades. | VillageHomeStores.comThese unique shades give the look of a horizontal blind at first-glance when “open” in place. But as you roll the shade, the Transition really begins. Press play below to see these unique shades showcase why they are named “Transitions”

Yes these shades look interesting while stationary but they really looks their best is while in use.  The Transitions series combines an interesting look and experience with a functional design. While window treatments first and foremost must be functional, having stylish options and materials is also important! Every shade and blind series we offer can be ordered in a wide variety of finishes and sometimes even textures. Roller Shade | VillageHomeStores.com

Functional and stylish!  For example the roller shades don’t just give your a sleek and clean look, they are made to operate better than their older ancestors. Made with a continuous chain system for ease of operation. Translation: no more springing up out of control.  top down shades | VillageHomeStores.com

Great materials combined with amazing features make Oxford House a very versatile option for the window treatments in your home. Many of the shades and blinds from Oxford House even come with the option to add motorized and remote operations as well. The image below is the same “Day and Night” shade shown with both room darkening and sheer settings all in one shade. Oxford House Shades | VillageHomeStores.com

The same treatment can give you two different experiences AND options in between. We have installed display treatments from each of our categories so you can see and operate them right here at the store. Everything from classic, wood blinds to unique and customized stylish choices. Our experts are ready to help you decide. wood blind. | VillageHomeStores.com

Looking for a treatment for one window or an entire home? We can help! Call, click or stop by today to make an appointment to discuss all of the amazing options from this great department of the Village Home Stores family of products. Just like any of the products you can purchase at Village, we can arrange installation for your shades and blindscustom-blinds