February has began and that means it is time for the Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Annual Home Show at the Quad Cities Expo Center in Rock Island, IL! You can find Village Home Stores there February 7-9th for the 43rd year of this event. We will have a large booth set up with members of our staff on hand to answer you questions.
What Are the Show Hours and Where is it?
Friday Feb. 7th from 12pm-8pm Seniors (60+) $5.00 ALL DAY FRI!
Saturday Feb. 8th from 10am-8pm
Sunday Feb. 9th from 10am-4pm
The QCCA Expo Center is located at 2621 4th Ave in Rock Island, IL. There is FREE parking at the QCCA Expo Center lot or use the shuttle service from the Rock Island parking ramp during the event. Shuttle buses will run all during the event days/times from the RI Parking Ramp to Expo Center. Don’t worry if you can only stop through during lunch or dinner because there are full concessions available within the event. This year we will have experts on hand from all departments from our store and showcase new and exciting products available. We promise our staff is fun and friendly to work with. We should also mention they are SO TRENDY! Just look at how Cubby and Lucas matched their delivery uniforms to our booth this week! Haha.
Our main goal for the Quad Cities Home Show is for you to have the opportunity to meet our team and ask us questions in person. Building or remodeling a home is a big deal and we want you to work with a team you are comfortable with. Stop by and see if Village and the Village process is right for you. Our process at Village Home Stores is in place for you to get a fair and accurate estimate in a timely way. If you are curious about what these steps are or where to even begin, just stop by and say hello. If you come to see us this weekend be sure to ask a Village team member about what Home Show Exclusive specials we are running.
Want to see more than what we brought to the Expo Center? Then come visit our award-winning showroom in Geneseo IL! Just a short drive from the metro Quad Cities, the Village Home Stores showroom will also be open our normal hours during Home Show weekend. Stop by Monday-Fridays from 9am-5pm or Saturdays from 9am-noon t 105 S State in Downtown Geneseo (right across from Geneseo Brewing Company). Please remember we are closed on Sundays.
Grab a Coupon For Your Ticket!
The cost of entry is $8 at the door but don’t pay full price for your admission to the QCBR Home Show!Snag a coupon here for $1 off your entry. The coupon and all needed 2020 show information can be found at that link. Seniors (60+) only pay $5.00 ALL DAY on Friday 2/7! Admission is FREE for kids under the age of 16 with a paid admission all weekend. We hope you will make plans to attend this great Quad Cities area event and stop by and see us!
This week we are sharing a feature on a custom kitchen we just completed with Aspen Homes in their Woodlands Farm House. This home in Bettendorf Iowa is so stunning it will knock the wind right out of you when you walk in the front door. It is THAT GORGEOUS! Did you know that farmhouse style doesn’t have to mean weathered woods and ship lap covering every surface? This open concept kitchen is an amazing example of a high-end and polished approach to the farmhouse style.
The kitchen is a balanced blend of custom Amish-built cabinetry in a painted “White” and White Oak stained “Sand” finish. The only bold contrast you see is in the accents like faucets, lighting, and accessories. A matte black finish on these items helps the lighting and accents to stand out and make a great statement. The overall cabinetry feels bright, light, and clean with these light finishes and floating shelves. A commercial-style 48″ wide, dual-fuel freestanding KitchenAid range is found on the main wall of the kitchen design. It includes two ovens, 6 burners, and a built-in griddle.
A pro-style range hood insert is housed above that in a custom wood hood cabinet. In a great room kitchen, scale is a very important element to consider for your overall design. In this home the tall ceilings and open spaces still feel bright and light and the size of the 48″ range and 48″ build-in refrigerator are just the right scale for the space. The cabinetry extends all the way to the ceiling and a large-scale crown molding marries the cabinetry to the ceiling. A standard-size and style crown would look out of place here. This angled, large-scale crown is perfect.
On the refrigerator wall, the same “Sand” White Oak cabinetry from the kitchen island is used to surround the built-in refrigerator. Two shelves bridge the tiled wall from the refrigerator to the entry wall. Open shelves in the kitchen and bath design industry continue to become more popular in many styles of spaces. This kitchen includes a lot of cabinet storage space so these wall shelves can be left to style any way you would like throughout the year. Imagine stacked white dishes, leaning artwork, or holiday decor!
There is a rapid-growing interest in light wood flooring and cabinetry in our industry. Would you have predicted just a few years ago that Oak would make such a comeback? Well it’s official, Oak is back in the spotlight… just not the golden Oak we saw year ago. White oak is trending and showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We love the look of this woodgrain when paired with painted cabinets of any color. The countertop surfaces in this kitchen are an engineered quartz named “Calacatta Laza”.
The hardware in this kitchen is from our Hardware Resources line and the “Brushed Gold” handles are the “Stanton” series. A standard 3″ handle would look off-scale and shrunken in this kitchen design. Using a large-scale handle elevates the look of this entire kitchen design. The brushed gold finish is also repeated in some of the home accessories and lighting. The pendant lighting above the kitchen island makes a huge impact in the space. Three “Brynne” pendants from our Feiss line hang n a Matte Black finish with gold accents.
If you aren’t sure what size or what quantity you need for lighting above your island, please contact our expert team. We can help you select the right fixtures for your space and your budget. Shop our lighting online, anytime here on our lighting website. There you can sort by finish, style, size and more. Plus you can contact us for help on that site. Speaking of lighting, another great fixture in this home hangs next to the kitchen is a serene dining space surrounded by windows.
Here we included a Linear Gabriel 8-light fixture in the “Noir” finish from Quorum. The simple lines look right at home with the black windows in this room. The look is really timeless and on trend at the same time. Many find this upscale farmhouse look to really just be categorized a “New Traditional”. Take a look at the Great Room below and imagine that same space with just a few changes in furniture. Neutral finishes on the cabinetry and surfaces help it to be easy to envision the space jumping from farmhouse, to contemporary, coastal and everywhere in between. The ceiling fan in this room is the “Maverick” from our Monte Carlo line. It is available in many finishes including “Matte Black” (shown).
You can actually tour this home as part of the QCBR Fall Parade of Homes this week! The tour will be open from 5-7pm on Wednesday the 25th and again Saturday and Sunday 9/28-29 from 1-5pm. Grab a map and full details here. If you have a giant crush on this kitchen like we do, head over here to the full album of photos from this home on our Houzz page. There you will also find more images of the other incredible rooms in this property. We love how the powder room turned out! This furniture style vanity and marble top from Hardware Resources looks great!
In the Master Bath we repeated the White Oak “Sand” cabinetry with the same hardware and clean-lined doorstyle as the kitchen. Double sink vanity designs are still sought after for many households. Here we broke up the space by changing heights and depths of the drawer stack at the center of the design. This provides a visual interest and creates a clear separation for each user. “Octave” 3-light vanity lighting from our Savoy House line looks incredible in a “Warm Brass” finish above each sink.
We also installed some Matte Black cabinetry in some of the home’s other bathrooms and the wet bar of the lower level. Someone pour us out a pint because we want to hang out in this bar! Black “Savannah” cabinetry from our Koch Classic line is paired with Calacatta Laza Quartz counters and a 3″ thick custom wood butcherblock bar top. That same oak “Sand” stain is repeated in floating shelves on ta back bar wall. Whirlpool’s “Black Stainless Steel” finish looks perfect in this home bar and the fingerprint resistant top coat makes it ready for any party crowd!
The Quad Cities is a fantastic region to live, work, and play in! We are Midwest at it’s best. With so many great places to build a home you are able to get exactly what you want. We also have amazing remodel opportunities in our area. Village Home Stores is thrilled that we get to offer quality products and service to each of those categories of homeowners. Curious about us? Watch our weekly TV show that airs every Sunday morning at 10am on WQAD News 8. There you can see before and after remodel stories from right here in the Quad Cities. See what is trending and new in our industry and get ideas for your own projects with us.
To learn more about this home (as of the time of this post it’s for sale!!!) and to learn more about Aspen Homes, visit their website here. If you have questions about something you have seen in this feature, or are ready to start the bidding process for your own new home or remodel project, just reach out to us. You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or complete this short form online and a member of our team will be in touch. Find out why our one-stop-shop approach to shopping for your home can save you time and money and get you results like this home! We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help.
A successful design must include careful consideration of every element in the entire space. This absolutely includes the flooring and wall surfaces. With the rise of open-concept layouts, flooring selections can be an incredibly important surface providing the base that ties everything together. That’s a lot of pressure! Don’t worry, the experts at Village Home Stores are ready to help you find the perfect material for your space and your budget. Check out the flooring and wall surfaces at this recent Modern Farmhouse Model home we worked on with the Silverthorne Development Group.
Neutral tones are always a great choice no matter what style of space you are creating. In this Bettendorf, Iowa home we included our Dream Weaver carpeting from the Metropolitan series in the “Iron Frost” color. This carpet provides the color and comfort needed for the home’s bedroom, stairs, and closet floor surfaces. Make sure you are investing in quality flooring surfaces when you are building a home. You want carpeting that will stand the test of time. It needs to look and feel great for many years to come. Ask a flooring expert at Village about what sets Dream Weaver apart from other carpeting lines.
Of course we didn’t carpet the entire place. The main flooring surface you will fall in love with when visiting this home are the engineered wood floors in the entry, kitchen, dining, living room, mudroom, laundry, and hallways. This 7″ wide surface is from our Canoe Bay Key West line. The color is called “White Street” and it provides an gorgeous blend of lighter woodtones.
Light wood flooring is a major trend within the Modern Farmhouse, Scandinavian, MidCentury Modern, and Minimalist styles so popular right now. For the blend of wood furnishings and decor in this home it is absolutely perfect. The White Oak planks are softened in some areas with neutral area rugs. Did you know that Village Home Stores can custom cut and bind area rugs from any carpets here at the store!? Just give our flooring experts a call and we can quote your a price.
Every well-designed space needs some element of fun! In this great room it is the tile surface selected for the fireplace surround. This tile is from the Glazzio Picassa Series in the “Paloma Taupe” color. This pattern is neutral in color but almost has a quilt-like pattern in the mosaic. We repeated this same tile as an accent area above the kitchen cooktop across the great room.
If this pattern isn’t your thing, don’t worry! With this series of tile we can get the same color combination in a number of other patterns. In this Bettendorf living room, a rustic barnwood beam caps off the tiled surround for a mantle. We kept a clean look surrounding the tile edges with a bronze-finished metal end cap piece. These channeled tile trim pieces called “Schluter strips” help to cap off cut edges of tile and keep a contained and clean look.
We also used Schluter edging around the hearth area corners and edges. They come in a variety of finish color options. Here we keep a contrasting finish and the look makes a fun bold statement. The hearth area at the base of the fireplace is an elongated 3″ x 12″ “New Yorker” tile in a “Bright White” finish.
We repeated the same “New Yorker” tile as the main kitchen backsplash surface. If you find yourself drawn to spaces with white subway tiles surfaces ask about elongated tile options. Longer tiles in a subtle and classic shape, this option can help draw the look of a space out and seem larger.
For the tiled shower in the Master Bath we used an elongated white tile again but varied the texture and size a bit. Here we used a 4″ x 20″ tile from the “Ascot Brickwall” series in a “Matte White” color. Using a matte finished tile here helps to soften the space and help draw attention to the accent tile band around the center. 8″ x 24″ deco tiles from American Olean’s “Visual Impression” series are a Linear Diamond “Beige” color. As an added detail, we also used a warm gray grout color here to help showcase the wall tile shapes.
The Garage entry into this home takes you into a home office space currently being used as a Model Home meeting space for Silverthorne Homebuilders in this neighborhood. The flooring surfaces in here are a durable, floating floor surface by Paramount Flooring called RigidCORE. This Floating Luxury Vinyl Plank (shown below in “Seattle Mist”) is impenetrable from water, spills, accidents, and odors. It is also a thermally stable surface making it perfect for many multi-use Midwestern spaces.
The top layer of this RigidCORE product is a HPSR urethane with ceramic bead particles making it scratch and stain resistant. It also comes with a lifetime residential-use warranty! Love the look of the flooring and wall tile selections in this featured home? Want to use one in your own project? Find a full album of photos here on our Houzz page and just reach out to the flooring and surface experts at Village Home Stores for more material information. You can contact us by phone at 309 944 1344 or by filling out this short online form.
We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help. Village Home Stores offers appliances, floorcovering, wall tile, cabinetry, countertops, lighting, window coverings, and more! All of these departments all in one location to save you time and money. If you are building or remodeling soon in the Quad Cites area we are ready to assemble a team of experts to help bid your products and project for you. Get inspired with us online for your project on our Pinterest and Houzz pages.
You can also tour this home as part of the 2019 QCBR Fall Parade of Homes! The Parade will happen Sept 21st and 22nd from 1-5pm; Sept 25th from 5-7pm; and Sept 28th and 29th from 1-5pm. There is no admission charge to this great event that allows you to tour new homes built by Quad Cities Builders. You can grab a map at local Fareway stores. Look for Village Home Stores product inside many of these homes. We love our builders!
This weekend is your final chance to tour the QCBR Spring Parade of Homes listings. We have another peek for you inside one of the properties we had the pleasure of partnering on. This Home in Bettendorf, Iowa from McCoy homes is on trend AND on the market! We love the uniqueness of this home and you will too. Here are a few sneak peeks at it online but you really do need to see it in person this Saturday or Sunday!
Open concept kitchens are the desire for most of our remodel customers. For our new home customers, its is pretty much expected on a print. We 100% understand the appeal of having a home’s kitchen, dining, and living room spaces all sharing the same look feel, and space. The kitchen is no longer the “hub” of the home. In today’s mobile and connected culture, the “hub” is wherever you are at the time. Kitchens and dining spaces are not just for cooking and nosh! They are for entertaining, homework, working from home, and more!
We absolutely love the flow of this open concept kitchen! Village Home Stores provided the cabinetry, countertops, and appliances for this stylish home. White painted cabinetry from our Koch Classic line in the Bristol door is painted with a “white” finish on the perimeter and island. The range wall is the focal point of the design. A symmetrical layout of base cabinets and wall cabinets frame in the unique wood hood with a 390 CFMs blower insert and a unique kitchen tile backsplash.
While the surfaces and layout may grab your attention at first, don’t overlook that Stainless Steel range at the center of the wall. This front-control gas range has cast-iron grates that extend across the entire cooktop, giving you the flexibility to place pots and pans anywhere during the cooking process. Plus skip preheating for frozen favorites like pizza and lasagna with Frozen Bake™ technology!
The kitchen island shape is unique and angled like many other details in the home. A double-angled “batwing” curve design hugs the sink and dishwasher at the center of the design. This dishwasher has an AnyWare ™ silverware basket and one hour wash cycle. Plus it is currently on clearance! Shop it here while supplies last.
On the back of the kitchen island we have applied smooth panels and trim in a more modern take for the Farmhouse trend. The island has an overhang with seating for 4 (or more) counter-height barstools. The countertops for this kitchen are a Q Quartz product that gives your the look of marble with the performance of an engineered quartz. Translation: red wine spills wont ruin the party! Village Home Stores also provided the cabinetry and countertops for the bathrooms at this McCoy Homes parade home.
We are completely jealous of whomever gets to have this Master Suite! Farmhouse tile inlay, gray cabinetry with added storage in the countertop tower, and a clever pass through from the master closet to the laundry room (check that out this weekend during the parade). The same Bristol door from the kitchen cabinets is used here with a gray “Fog” paint applied.
If you have a chance to visit the FREE QCBR Spring Parade of Homes this Saturday or Sunday from 1-5pm, be sure to include a stop at this great home from McCoy Homes. We are so thankful Village Home Stores gets to work with so many of the incredible builders in the Quad Cities Region. We thank McCoy Homes for their business and for letting us show you around! Grab info and a map of parade stops here online at the QCBR website. If you have questions about any products you saw at this parade home please don’t hesitate to reach out to our new build team! Call us at (309) 944-1344 or send us a message here online. We cant wait to hear what you are working on!
Spring has sprung and that means that the Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Spring Parade of Homes is almost here! We wanted to give you a sneak peek into one of the parade homes you are going to fall in love with in 2019. This incredible open-concept kitchen design is a dream space in the Applestone Homes QC parade stop this Spring. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Applestone Homes on their projects because they are so refreshingly creative with their details and home layouts. The homes they are building in the Quad Cities are so exciting!
In this parade home we provided the cabinetry and countertops for Applestone. Our Koch Classic Cabinetry line is a wonderful cabinet choice for any style of space. This Transitional-styled kitchen uses a classic flat-panel door from Koch named “Savannah” in a Maple wood for the perimeter of the cabinet design in a painted “White” finish. A large window above the kitchen sink helps to bounce light off the white cabinet and countertop surfaces.
The window wall is home to the farmhouse kitchen sink, dishwasher, and divided fresh and frozen food storage. Using a modern material like Stainless Steel on a farmsink helps to lean the style of the kitchen back away from rustic style to a more updated, modern farmhouse look. The overall look of this kitchen is so clean and inviting. It looks upscale but it is still approachable and welcoming. Open concept kitchens are perfect for entertaining and you want everyday users and guests to all feel comfortable. This kitchen and living room space definitely checks all of those boxes!
One of our favorite elements to this kitchen design is a room Applestone added just within reach of the kitchen. Who wouldn’t love to enjoy their morning coffee in this adjacent sitting room (shown below)?! Scratch that-we would love to enjoy morning coffee, working from home, cocktail hour, golden hour…. you get the point.
Installing flat-panel, white cabinetry creates a minimal gallery effect for the statement details in the overall kitchen design like this incredible hood! This wall may have visual focal point with the hood but it adds so much value for the homeowner because of the storage. In place of doors that open up to fixed or sliding shelves, we have included large drawers. Large drawer stacks like this are wonderful for prep zones of a kitchen design. The drawers are built to hold the weight and capacity for pots and pans storage as well as small appliances. In this Bettendorf, Iowa home we have included one on each side of the range to keep the wall symmetrical in design and keep the focus on the hood.
Speaking of storage, this kitchen has it everywhere! Notice in the image above that we have included wall cabinets that stretch to the ceiling instead of standard 30″ cabinets. You may need a stepstool to reach that top shelf but any homeowner will appreciate the extra space once they move into this kitchen. We have also included slide out shelves in the smaller base cabinets as well as a double bin pullout waste basket cabinet. Why a double bin? So your household can sort recycling and standard waste as you dispose of it.
Village Home Stores designs kitchens that look great and kitchen designs that function well for the users! We even included hidden storage on the back of the kitchen island. Store bulk items, seasonal and entertainment items, platters and extra glassware, whatever your heart desires all out of sight beneath the kitchen island countertop overhang. Press play below to see what we mean.
Of course the front side of the kitchen island is functional as well. Drawer and door storage cabinets and a drawer beneath a microwave. The same “Savannah” door is used on the kitchen island. This time in a Birch wood with the “Stone” stain applied. We also used this Stone stain in the bathrooms and lower level bar area of the home. We didn’t want to show you all of this home in a blog feature. You are going to have to visit this home during the parade to see those spaces. You will love this entire home.
The kitchen island also boasts a wonderful large surface perfect for food prep, entertaining, casual dining, and more (just watch your head with those lights if you use it for a dancefloor). The look of marble with the maintenance-free appeal of quartz. These tops from our Q-Quartz line are the perfect material selection for any busy open-concept kitchen. If you want to learn more about Applestone Homes you can follow them here on Facebook and here on Instagram.
Find a full map and details about the 2019 QCBR Parade of Homes online at their website or find printed guides at all local area HyVee locations. The 2019 QCBR Spring Parade will take place on 4/27, 4/28, 5/4, and 5/5 from 1-5pm and on Wednesday 5/1 from 5-7pm. To learn more about Village Home Stores and our new home product estimating process visit villagehomestores.com or stop by and see us at 105 S State St in Downtown Geneseo. We promise shopping with us saves you time and money for your new home. Our one-stop-shop is worth the trip.