Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Home Show 2019

Are you planning a project for your Quad Cities home within the next few years? Are you considering building a new home within the next few years? Then we hope you were able to attend the 2019 Quad Cities Builders and Remodelers Home Show this past weekend at the QCCA Expo Center in Downtown Rock Island. This annual event is your opportunity to browse Quad Cities Area businesses that offer products and services for your home. Village Home Stores is a longtime member of the QCBR and we had an absolute blast this year meeting new customers and answering their questions about our store and what it is like to work with us as they visited our booth.

Quad Cities Builders and Remodelers Home Show event held annually at the QCCA Expo Center in Downtown Rock Island. Village Home Stores 2019 booth. | villagehomestores.com

What We Showcased This Year

If you aren’t familiar with Village Home Stores, we are a locally owned one-stop-shop home store with many categories of products and services all from one store. We offer Appliances, Appliance Service, Lighting, Cabinetry, Countertops, Hardware, Flooring, Wall Tile, Window Treatments and so much more! If you have seen our weekly TV Show you also know that we offer complete kitchen and bath remodels managed from start to finish. We had staff and products on hand from all departments to help illustrate all that we can do.

QCBR Home Show event held annually at the QCCA Expo Center in Downtown Rock Island. Village Home Stores 2019 booth. | villagehomestores.com

In our 2019 booth we introduced a brand new full-access cabinet line named WynnBrooke. We are very excited to roll out this new option for our customers and this “Frost” White display will soon be installed in our conference room at the store. You can learn more about this cabinet line here on their website. We also showcased some DIY stick-on wall planks installed in our booth. This great product that can be used for so many fun projects. We covered the back wall surface of our booth in the “Pewter” wall plank adding floating shelves and our LED back-lit sign.

Stick on wall planks and floating gray shelves designed and installed by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Our Home Show booth included new and exciting product launches like the connected appliances Whirlpool has introduced recently. What is a “connected range” and how can voice commands and scan-to-cook features make your life easier? We would LOVE to answer those questions for you. The Black Stainless connected range we brought to the home show is now back in our appliance showroom. Our expert sales team will explain all of the great features and benefits these “smart” appliances have to offer.

Whirlpool's new connected range in Black Stainless Steel. | villagehomestores.com

“We have a lot of fun every year at the Home Show. We try and make our booth open, inviting, and exciting. This show is our opportunity to invite guests into our booth to meet our team and get all of their questions answered about our store and our process”

-Elizabeth Round, Village Team Member

This year we installed a lighting grouping that focused on some of the current trends we are seeing in finish and style. “Gold” finishes are definately back in style but the new take on this trend is subtle, brushed, and can be blended with other metals and finishes well. We have seen lighting trends shift from a Farmhouse style into a more Coastal look. We had a lot of interest in the weathered, wooden-beaded chandelier from our booth.

Coastal styled lighting for your home. Lighting selections shown at the 2019 QCBR Home Show. | villagehomestores.com

We included two engineered quartz countertops in our cabinet displays this year. We answered so many questions about countertop surfaces and their differences from guests who visited us. The large kitchen island we displayed included one of our promotional-priced quartz surfaces named “Rolling Fog” (shown below on left with Ogee Edge). Learn more about our 2019 Quartz promotion here in a past blog post.

Quartz countertops in the Quad Cities Home Show booth for Village Home Stores. Rolling Fog (left) with Ogee Edge and Cambria Quartz in Skara Brae (right) design. | villagehomestores.com

The back wall of our booth had a stunning statement quartz surface from our Cambria Quartz line. The Skara Brae design (shown above on right) blends on-trend grays and whites in an innovative natural-stone lookalike pattern. This series of quartz from Cambria offers you the look of a marble pattern with the maintenance-free piece of mind you get by investing in quartz surfaces.

A Quad Cities area customer chats about her project with a member of the Village team at the QCBR Home Show. | villagehomestores.com

Be sure to visit the QCBR website here to learn more about the Home Show event and upcoming Spring and Fall Parade of Homes. We hope that we had a chance to meet you this weekend but if you missed the Home Show, you can just come see us at our showroom! Village Home Stores is located at 105 S State in Downtown Geneseo, IL. Our hours are M-F 9am-5pm and on Saturdays we are open from 9am-noon. Our design staff can also meet with you by appointment if you just contact us by completing this short online form.

Aspen Homes- Classic White on White Kitchen Perfection

There is nothing more classic and transitional for a kitchen than a white painted cabinet. Add to that a glossy white subway tile and a shiplap ceiling and you have yourself a stunning design. (Googles classic white kitchen) Results: this Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen in a home built by Aspen Homes LLCBettendorf Iowa New Home by Aspen Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores.

A white painted shaker-style door and a package of Stainless Steel appliances by Whirlpool. The cabinetry is from our Koch Classic line in the Savannah Door and Maple wood White Paint. Your designer at Village Home Stores will discuss with you how a tall wall cabinet door may look in your doorstyle. In some cases, you may have a choice of layout or want to select another option. We love the symmetrical look of these center divided doors.
Bettendorf Iowa New Home by Aspen Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores.

Speaking of symmetry, the cooking zone of the kitchen is a bright and balanced design. Whirlpool’s front-control gas range is a clean slide-in look and lets the backsplash shine. A wood hood offers a clean and customized look and has been fit with a Broan insert. This insert boasts 390 CFMs for ventilation when needed.Bettendorf Iowa New Home by Aspen Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores.

Tone-on-tone designs can be so clean and calming for a busy household. As a modern and updated twist on a classic subway tile, these tiles are a beveled style. This look allows light to bounce around and adds a lot of texture to the design without adding another color. A section of glass doors is found on the wall that hosts the refrigerator and microwave drawer.
Bettendorf Iowa New Home by Aspen Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores.

Plenty of storage in the main cabinetry design plus a corner walk-in pantry. At the center of the kitchen is an island with the sink and dishwasher. A classic layout for a classic kitchen design. Notice how the cabinetry and crown extend to the ceiling in this kitchen. It even extends beyond the wall cabinetry sections and continues to ribbon around the entire kitchen (see angled wall above pantry door below)
Bettendorf Iowa New Home by Aspen Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores.

A classic look of marble with the maintenance-free benefits of quartz. The counters throughout this kitchen are by Cambria Quartz in the Swanbridge design. An undermounted sink in an e-granite material gives a softer, more matte finish look. Notice that the center divider in this Elkay sink is lowered?
Bettendorf Iowa New Home by Aspen Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores.

This is a feature to allow you to fit wider items into the sink to wash (think large pans with handles) but the shallow “Aqua Divide” divider gives you the option to have a shallow fill for your sink to soak some items. Check out the lines the lighting selections create a a bold, dark finish contrast to the white-on-white design:
Bettendorf Iowa New Home by Aspen Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores.

A shiplap ceiling treatment sets the stage for two schoolhouse-shaped pendants above the kitchen and a simple chandelier in the Dining Room. A seeded glass on the Feiss “Alcott” pendants diffuses the bulb brightness a bit and adds a fun texture. The 9-light chandelier in the Dining Room is named “Hartford” and is from our ELK line.
Bettendorf Iowa New Home by Aspen Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores.

Don’t forget that when you are building a new home and purchase all of your materials from our store in multiple departments you can earn FREE lighting for your new home. Learn more about that Bundle Your Purchases program here at our in-store promotions page. This home also had design and product in many other rooms including this Master Bath.
Bettendorf Iowa New Home by Aspen Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores.

You don’t need a medicine cabinet to get great bathroom storage! In fact… what can you even fit into a medicine cabinet anymore? Go deeper with a wall cabinet that extends down to your countertop. Added drawers for hair appliances and makeup are a wonderful touch. Many times our builders will even add an outlet concealed behind the door of the cabinets because you can never have enough outlets!
Bettendorf Iowa New Home by Aspen Homes with design and materials from Village Home Stores.

See the full album of photos from this project here on our Houzz page. Have questions about the Bundle Program at Village? Contact our New Construction team with any questions about this or our New Build process. Reach us by phone at 309 944 1344 or complete this short online form and a member of our team will be in touch. If you have any questions about Aspen Homes LLC or their process reach find them here on their website

 

Applestone Homes- An Urban Farmstead in the Iowa QC

The Modern Farmhouse style has taken the ENTIRE country by storm. Of course the Midwest Region has embraced this style because… well we were all already on board! We are so lucky to partner with a local builder that masters this look in a refined and stylish way. Take a look at the kitchen in an urban farmstead recently built by Applestone Homes in the heart of the Iowa Quad Cities.

Urban Farmstead Kitchen Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo provided by Applestone Homes

The Modern Farmhouse style is about large, airy, and spacious spaces full of character and texture. Kitchen designs including islands and casual dining spaces built for gathering. Finding new ways to style a space with antiques and unique pieces. Nothing new to our Quad Cities market! The perimeter of this kitchen design includes cabinetry from our Koch Classic line in the “Prairie” door and painted “Pearl” finish.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo provided by Applestone Homes

If large spaces for gathering to prepare, eat, and enjoy means Modern Farmhouse… this island is expert-level farmhouse! Just look at that huge, open counter perfect for so many functions. Large drawer stacks face the cooking zone of the kitchen for pots, pans, and serving dishes. The island and pantry cabinets are in the “Hastings” door and a Rustic Beech wood stained the “Stone” finish.

Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo provided by Applestone Homes

One huge advantage to embracing the Modern Farmhouse style in the Quad Cities vs. anywhere else… the views out of the window. An apron-front sink that looks out to watch the Midwest seasons change is one of the best gifts you can give any new home owner.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo provided by Applestone Homes

We love the back panel design selected for the kitchen island. The “X” style is a nod to barn doors and also helps to break up the smooth paneled surface. We didn’t just provide the kitchen cabinetry design for this home. We also provided a bar area and bath cabinetry.

Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo provided by Applestone Homes

This Master Bathroom is so gorgeous. The same “Stone” stain in a Rustic Beech wood has been applied to the “Vicksburg” doorstyle. We love the break in the heights and depths of the cabinetry. It creates interest and helps to divide the two sink areas.Vanity tops with integrated sinks make for easy cleanup. A two-toned color selection from The Onyx Collection gives the illusion of an under-mounted vanity bowl.

Cabinetry by Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo provided by Applestone Homes

In the Powder Room is a furniture-style vanity. Some hidden storage beneath the sink and an open shelf below. This entire home is Modern Farmhouse perfection! We are always so happen when our products can be installed expertly and then styled tastefully. Applestone Homes masters both of these key elements in creating a comfortable but impressive new home for their clients.

Cabinetry from Village Home Stores for Applestone Homes.
Photo provided by Applestone Homes.

Want to learn more about Applestone Homes? Check them out on facebook here or follow them on Instagram here. This featured home is not for sale but the look and feel can be recreated for you by the team at Applestone. Did we mention that this farmstead isn’t set out in the rural rolling hills of the Iowa countryside…. it’s right in the middle of town! All of the vibes of a rural retreat but the perfect lot and builder combination has made it work hidden away right in Bettendorf. Want to capture this look for your own kitchen? Your first step is to reach out. Call us at (309) 944-1344 contact us online here or email us at info@villagehomestores.com. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on! 

2018 Q.C.B.R. Home Show Recap

Well we have officially finished unpacking everything and almost have our showroom back together again after another fun and successful Q.C.B.R. Home Show at the Rock Island Q.C.C.A. Expo Center. From Thursday evening through late Sunday afternoon, we greeted hundreds of guests in our booth space.

QCBR 2018 Home Show booth. #TagTheQC #QuadCities | VillageHomeStores.com
Photo by qconline.com

In years past we have installed entire kitchen displays the week leading up to the big show. This year we chose to install a large, eye-catching kitchen island and allow plenty of space to meet and greet visitors to chat about their own projects. The island this year made a BIG impact! We took a few risks and your response was so great. Blue cabinetry, wood details, golden accents, and purple?! Painted blue cabinetry with Acacia wood detail and Cambria Annicca quartz in the 2018 QCBR Home Show booth by Village Home Stores. | Village Home Stores

At the very center of our booth was a giant island constructed of cabinetry and panels in our new Charcoal Blue painted finish. The island was accented with sections of Acacia hardwood. We have already installed many projects throughout the Quad Cities region in this new blue cabinet color and the look is great. We also wanted an opportunity to showcase the “X” style of glass door mullions that is available. Painted blue cabinetry with doors cut for glass but instead backed with Acacia wood planks. | Village Home Stores

Mirror and glass just didn’t stand out enough against the “X” detail so we thought a bit out of the box. The same Acacia wood from our back paneling was used as an “insert” attached to the inside of the doors. This contrast in color and pattern made for a bold but amazing look that could be seen from all the way down the Home Show aisle. An open bookshelf cabinet is found on the opposite side and more Acacia hardwood is installed in combination with the Charcoal Blue paneling and trim.
Painted blue island with Acacia wood details by Village Home Stores. | Village Home Stores

With an island that large, we need a great looking countertop. We wanted the impact to be striking but not completely over the top. We selected a new quartz design by Cambria® curious to see what your response would be. This marbled look includes details of gold and purple iridescent stone.
Cambria Annicca quartz in the 2018 QCBR Home Show booth by Village Home Stores. | Village Home Stores

Wait, what? Did we say purple?! YOU BET WE DID! This stunning new Anniccadesign from Cambria® Quartz is part of their Marble Collection™ and when viewed from afar, the striking veining of shimmering flecks is beautiful. Take a closer look and the top reveals flecks of gold and a regal purple. It was pretty fun to watch our guests say how much they loved the top and then notice the purple seconds later. Get ready to see more purple as Ultra Violet has been named Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018. Cambria Annicca quartz in the 2018 QCBR Home Show booth by Village Home Stores. | Village Home Stores

Another popular product in the booth was something we have never brought to showcase at the show, our custom window blinds and shades. This year we brought an example of our Transitions Shades for our visitors to try out and see. Press play below to see these unique blinds in action (and see Seth peek around the corner to say hello).

We have examples of this style of shade in our showroom in downtown Geneseo, IL. The look is truly unique. Of course we brought with us this year some examples of the many options for lighting available at Village Home Stores. It is already impossible to showcase all of the hundreds of thousands of fixtures in our showroom, so to select just a handful to bring for our booth is always challenging. We think our lighting team picked the perfect fixtures this year because our guests loved them!Lighting in the 2018 Quad Cities Home Show booth by Village Home Stores. | Village Home Stores

The largest and most noticeable was the geometric cluster fixture (shown center above) from our Hinkley line. This display of lighting was our more Modern grouping. It showcased the trend of gold and also mixed materials. On the opposite side of the booth we went with a more Farmhouse Rustic grouping of fixtures. The award for most reached at and touched light fixture certainly would go to this chained light (shown center below) by Sea Gull. Lighting in the 2018 QCBR Home Show booth by Village Home Stores. | Village Home Stores

This year there were just as many bath remodel customers we spoke to as kitchen customers. The last few years have been trending this direction for our remodel business. This year we brought a bath vanity display and our Kohler®  Choreographshower system to showcase. This collection of shower walls and adjustable accessory options is fantastic. Stylish options for an easy-to-clean shower look plus the ability to customize the space even after it is installed. Ask a member of our design team with any questions about this great system. Shower panel display in the 2018 Quad Cities Home Show booth by Village Home Stores. | Village Home Stores

Our booth was busy this year and we hope f you were at the show that you were able to get your questions answered. If not you can always reach out  It was so great to meet potential new clients and of course we love it when past clients stop by to say hello too! Your response and feedback for our TV Show has also been such an encouragement. We hope to get four new episodes of the show coming your way in 2018.

We were honored a few weeks ago by being named the Q.C.B.R. Business of the Year for 2017. We value the opinions our customers have for our staff and our store very highly. To also be recognized among peers and colleagues is truly and honor.
Our Business of the Year award from the Quad Cities Builders and Remodelers Association rests on Cambria Annicca quartz in our 2018 QCBR Home Show booth. | Village Home Stores

The Quad Cities Builders and Remodelers Association puts on this incredible Home Show event every February in the Quad Cities. It is the place to be for remodeling customers and those planning to build a new home. To learn more about the Q.C.B.R. and see upcoming event information visit their website here. If you found this post online to learn about an upcoming Quad Cities Home Show we hope you will come find us this year and say hello! We can’t wait to hear what you are working on! Have any questions for our team? Contact us today at (309) 944-1344.

 

Hazelwood Homes: Taupe Painted Cabinets and Marble Look Quartz

This week’s featured project is located at a new home built in Andalusia, IL by Hazelwood Homes. Kitchen design in the Midwest is trending toward open, airy, and inviting spaces. This layout and selection of materials is a perfect way to showcase a Transitional style with some farmhouse details.
An Andalusia, IL kitchen with painted Taupe cabinets and Carrara Grigio quartz tops. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

A U-shape layout with a large single-level island. The walls are open and airy with just windows, a wood hood, and floating shelves. The other wall is home to the taller elements. A double-oven cabinet, refrigerator, and pantry area complete the U-shape. But that’s not just a pantry cabinet…
A walkin pantry front in an Andalusia, IL kitchen with painted Taupe cabinets and Carrara Grigio quartz tops. | VillageHomeStores.com

…it’s a walk-through pantry front! This design gives the solid look of a cabinet custom fit to the wall in the kitchen. When the doors open, it reveal a walk-in pantry area that turns back behind the refrigerator space. So when seeing this beautiful open and airy look, don’t worry about the lack of wall cabinet storage. The huge pantry area provides so much shelf space!
An Andalusia, IL kitchen with painted Taupe cabinets and Carrara Grigio quartz tops. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

What a stunning look! The customer arranged to have rustic wood surround the back of the kitchen island and the floating shelves in the same wood look perfect! We love the pairing of a smooth, solid finish painted cabinet with rustic details. The knotty wood adds character and texture to the space.
An Andalusia, IL kitchen with floating rustic shelves. | VillageHomeStores.com

There is so much to be said about being able to design a single-level kitchen island without a sink or cooktop in it. Just think of how many times in the last few Holiday weeks that you wished you had a large surface for working on. Cookie decorating, gift-wrapping, and serving food would all be amazing on this large island surface. There is even an overhang for counter-height seating.
An Andalusia, IL kitchen with Carrara Grigio quartz counters. | VillageHomeStores.com

Engineered Quartz in the “Carrara Grigio” color gives the look of a marble with the maintenance-free appeal. A classic and durable choice. The floating shelves and clear glass island pendants help keep the kitchen walls feeling open and airy. Another player in this is the custom wood hood above the cooktop.
An Andalusia, IL kitchen with painted Taupe cabinets and wood hood. | VillageHomeStores.com

We can create wood hoods to pair with any kitchen style. From simple and clean-lined looks like this, to ornate and decorative options. We have them all! Plus you can fit the interior of these hood with blower inserts of many types. You can customize your power and exhaust options all concealed within and the look is great!
Painted light gray / taupe cabinets by Koch Cabinetry. | VillageHomeStores.com

The cabinets in this kitchen are a great new neutral option from our Koch line of cabinetry. The “Taupe” painted finish has been applied to a paint-grade maple in the Seneca door. The flooring this this kitchen is from our LW Mountain line. It is an Acacia handscraped engineered wood in a “Natural” finish. Ready to get started on your own dream kitchen like this? Your first step is to reach out. Our staff can walk you through the Village Home Stores process. Building a new home, or remodeling the one you are in? Either way we are your expert team! Contact us today by calling (309) 944-1344 or submit a message to us here online. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on!
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