Wall Removal and a Peek At Our Kitchen Remodel Process

Village Home Stores East Moline Quad Cities remodel

This kitchen in East Moline, IL has a whole new look and layout. We removed a dividing wall to make room for more natural light and an island design with counter-height seating. Warm, Rustic Beech Koch Cabinetry in the Seneca door and Briarwood stain has been accented with a Black glaze. The mixed metals of copper, Oil-Rubbed Bronze and Black Stainless look amazing. Plus check out the bright statement with that island accent lighting (more on that later)! We absolutely love how this kitchen turned out.

Rustic Beech kitchen with Cambria quartz counters, Vinyl Plank flooring, and Black Stainless KitchenAid appliances. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish by the Quad Cities kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.
Rustic Beech kitchen with Berkley Cambria quartz counters, Vinyl Plank flooring, and Black Stainless KitchenAid appliances. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish by the Quad Cities kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.

The original kitchen was very nice, but the layout of the cabinetry was awkward and secluded from the front room. This made it a great candidate for a wall removal remodel. Not every kitchen we remodel needs a wall removed to be incredible. In this home however, having the entire space open now seems like that is what the layout should have been all along. In this kitchen we removed a wall and soffit during the remodel process to achieve that open concept. Take a look at the original soffits and dividing wall between the living room and kitchen shown in the before photo below.

Before photo of a kitchen in East Moline before we removed the wall and soffits for a larger kitchen layout.

What is The Village Process Like?

If you are looking to remodel your kitchen anytime soon you are in the right place! This blog can be such a useful place to find inspiration and help qualify your own likes and dislikes. We hope that Village Home Stores can be a part of your research process AND your remodel process. Are you just seeking products and ideas and to do the remodel work yourself? That’s great! Village Home Stores can provide you with an expertly prepared design and quality materials for you to DIY to your hearts content. But if you don’t have the time or skill to do that, our start-to-finish Project Management process may be the perfect fit for your timeline and your budget. What do we mean when we say our remodel customers can have us manage their job from “start-to-finish” ? It means that from the very first time you message us online or stop by, we are working for you and with you to get you into your finished space. No matter who is doing the remodel work, your first step is the same: just reach out to our team to schedule a Complementary Consultation.

Before and after photos of an East Moline Quad Cities kitchen remodeled from start to finish by the kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.
Before and after photos of an East Moline Quad Cities kitchen remodeled from start to finish by the kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.

We schedule these consultations in our showroom before visiting your home so that you can get a better understanding of everything we offer and we are able to walk you through our estimating phases. Most people will only remodel a kitchen or bathroom in a home once or twice in a lifetime. It can be overwhelming to know where to start and what happens next. The great news is that we do this all the time! We are here to help walk you through our process and keep you on track and on budget. We want to help you to enjoy this process as much as possible. During this Consultation we will answer your questions and walk you through when you can expect to see your designs and estimates during our phases and discuss our payment options. We will also ask you some questions about the project, your goals, your budget, and who will be doing the work. There is a reason why budget conversations happen well before we begin estimating the project. This is to help us all stay on task and on track when designing your new space. After this Consultation, we will schedule a date for a Jobsite Visit in your home to gather information for us to begin the design phase.

Sometimes Our Biggest Skeptics Become Our Best Cheerleaders

Do you read every detail of a menu item before ordering at a restaurant? Do you answer “of course” when asked if you want your receipt? Did you already take general dimensions of your kitchen layout for us… on graph paper… and use a ruler? Do you have an engineering degree? Does your Summer Vacation this year have a customized itinerary? Have you started a spreadsheet for your remodel project already in Excel or Google Docs? If you answered yes to any of those questions then wow! You love the details and you respect the process! And guess what? You are going to be a HUGE fan of the Village Home Stores remodel process. We love the look on this type of customer’s face when we present our process checklists and walk them through our current and local budget data for projects like theirs. Some of our most appreciative start-to-finish customers are people who could have even done some of the work themselves. But who has the time or energy? We do!

Village Home Stores uses the latest tech available to record data and communicate with our remodel customers in the Quad Cities Region. That means our start to finish kitchen and bath remodel process changes and adapts every time we complete a job.
Village Home Stores uses the latest tech available to record data and communicate with our remodel customers.

Let Us Get To Work For You

There is a lot to be done before you can enjoy your new space and gathering estimates is a big part of that. The truth is there are 3 and a half pages of phases and checklists before we even reach the phrase “Jobsite binder is delivered and job begins” in our process. There are 9 phases of our process and 7 of those happen before we begin demo. We won’t reveal every phase in detail here but we can summarize them a bit. After that Complimentary Consultation in our showroom we will come out to your home to gather information. Then we will get to work preparing a design to be presented to you. Our goal is to ask enough qualifying questions ahead of the design phase that we can present to you initial designs that are successful. We will next discuss any changes needed to the design and begin making product selections in the showroom. During this Design Presentation meeting in the showroom we will also have you meet with other Village team members in any departments you may need products from. During this meeting we will document you selections and help guide you based on our budget conversations. You will also be given private login information at this meeting so that you can begin to access your design, estimates, and eventually contracts and schedules moving forward. Once all of the work to be done is documented by our team, and we have a clear design concept, we can schedule a Contractor Meeting at your home.

All of your subcontractors and a team of Village experts created just for you and your project meet at your home together to prepare accurate estimates.
What sets Village Home Stores apart from other kitchen remodelers? Our process! All of your subcontractors and a team of Village experts created just for you and your project meet at your home together to prepare accurate estimates.

All of the subcontractors we anticipate needing for your project will meet your village designer and our project estimator in your home. All together at the same time. Sounds like an obvious need right? But you would be surprised how rare this is in our industry. At Village Home Stores we believe it is a key element to a successful estimating and end result for all parties involved. Here we can clarify what work is to be completed and included in estimates and allow the subs to have some dialog about the work to be done.

Before and after photos of a wall removed to open up for a new kitchen design in an East Moline Quad Cities home. Complete start to finish remodel by the kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.
Before and after photos of a wall removed to open up for a new kitchen design in an East Moline Quad Cities home.

Our start-to-finish Project Management program at Village Home Stores changes and adapts with every project. We have also worked hard to curate a list of reliable, respectful subcontractors who can do quality work for you at a fair price. It has taken some time to get there, but we truly believe we can now say with confidence that our in-house and subcontractor staff are the very best you can ask to work in your home. We are so thankful to continue to get compliments on our staff and the subcontractors we send to our clients’ homes.

COREtec luxury vinyl plank flooring about to be installed in a Quad Cities home. This product is very durable and waterproof with a realistic look and texture to real wood!
COREtec luxury vinyl plank flooring about to be installed in a Quad Cities home.

What Will An Estimate Include?

But we haven’t mentioned an actual bid or pricing yet? That’s right! We have agreed on a design, selected materials with our experts and your budget in mind, and have detailed estimates for the work to be done and now we can present you an estimate. You will receive a complete estimate along with a detailed inclusion sheet of the work included in that estimate. This estimate will be as accurate as possible before work begins. Of course there can be unforeseeable issues to come up any time you remodel a home. Rest assured that we have a process for that as well. Our crews are used to working together and communicating with you and each other to come up with solutions when problems come up. During your project our team stay customer-focused and solution-focused if issues arise.

Cambria installation day with Blackstone at a Quad Cities kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores.
Cambria installation day with Blackstone.

Enough about our process! Let us show you around this incredible new kitchen in East Moline, IL. What a warm and open space! This new cabinet layout is packed with great storage and details. Glazzio glass wall tiles in two sizes with an accent listel in an Oil Rubbed Bronze finish cover the kitchen walls. A L-shaped layout with large center island includes plenty of walkway space between the surfaces now that the kitchen wall has been removed. We also removed that kitchen soffit and reworked the ceiling to better compliment the rest of the open areas of the home. The new design truly suits the home perfectly!

Rustic Beech kitchen cabinets with pullout spice rack in a remodeled East Moline kitchen. Cambria Berkley Quartz and COREtec vinyl plank floors also featured.
Rustic Beech kitchen cabinets with pullout spice rack in a remodeled East Moline kitchen. Cambria Berkley Quartz and COREtec vinyl plank floors also featured.

With a new flow to the entire space, flooring needed to be a new consistent surface throughout. Once again we are sharing a kitchen with our best-selling COREtec Luxury Vinyl Plank floors here on the blog. Sorry to sound like a broken record repeating itself but this COREtec Plus HD series is extremely durable and waterproof. It has the look and texture of a rustic wood surface. The Barnwood Rustic Pine selected for this kitchen is a great choice to pull from the cabinet stain and accent glaze. We just had two new racks of samples delivered for this product so if you are considering a new flooring surface for your home please come see your options. But can we take a moment please and talk about this lighted island!?!?!

Unique thick edge Cambria quartz island in the Berkley design. Dimmable LED Diode tape lighting accent underneath overhang. Kitchen remodel in East Moline, IL by the Quad Cities kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.
Unique thick edge Cambria quartz island in the Berkley design. Dimmable LED Diode tape lighting accent underneath overhang.

This customer chose to install their Cambria Quartz in the Berkley design in a double-thick edge profile on the island. WOW! When they made that accent choice, the homeowner thought that accenting it even more with some lighting could make for a very cool effect. He was right! The look is pretty stunning day and night. This low-profile low-voltage tape light can be installed in a lot of fun ways. Because it is low-voltage, this island accent light can become the perfect nightlight or glow in the evening while watching TV or spending time out on the wrap-around deck.

Where are the outlets in this kitchen design? Tucked away under the wall cabinets and island overhang! Kitchen remodel and lighting by the Quad Cities kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.
Where are the outlets in this kitchen design? Tucked away under the wall cabinets and island overhang! Kitchen remodel and lighting by the Quad Cities kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.

The same Diode tape light is also installed underneath and above the kitchen perimeter cabinetry. We even concealed something else underneath the cabinets to keep the look clean. All of the kitchen switches and outlets are located in the recessed area under the wall cabinetry. This keeps the wall tile area smooth and un-interrupted. The Cambria quartz on the kitchen perimeter was installed with a farmhouse hammered copper Sinkology single-well sink and Delta Leland faucet.

Sinkology Hammered Copper single-well farmhouse sink in an East Moline, IL kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores.
Hammered Copper single-well farmhouse sink in an East Moline, IL kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores.

This Delta Leland faucet comes with the new ShieldSpray Technology. This diverted spray option delivers a simple way to clean with precision while containing mess and splatter. A concentrated jet of water powers stubborn messes away in the center as a water shield simultaneously contains splatter and clears off the mess. It is like a forcefield around the spray power that keeps water from spraying everywhere. Learn more about ShieldSpray and see it in action here in this short YouTube clip.

Delta Leland faucet with Shield Spray feature installed with a Hammered Copper single-well farmhouse sink in an East Moline, IL kitchen remodeled by Village Home Stores.
Delta Leland faucet with Shield Spray feature installed with a Hammered Copper single-well farmhouse sink.

Mixing metal finishes and textures can be such a great look in a rustic-styled space. This kitchen includes Oil Rubbed Bronze hardware, lighting, and faucets and a blend of Copper and Stainless. The farmsink is a hammered copper finish and the unique 30″ Zline hood is a mix of smooth copper and black trim. KitchenAid appliances in the Black Stainless finish add drama and a soft texture. If a silvery Stainless seems like it will look too modern in your space, be sure to stop by and see Black Stainless in person! This finish is so versatile and available in a lot of models. We did include on Stainless appliance in the kitchen. Tucked unto the interior corner of the island is a microwave drawer in a true Stainless Steel finish. Mixing metals can be done right and we love the look! Let our team help you with the total vision for your design.

Black Stainless Steel KitchenAid appliances in a newly remodeled East Moline kitchen from Village Home Stores. Your locally-owned Quad Cities appliance experts.
Black Stainless Steel KitchenAid appliances in a newly remodeled East Moline kitchen from Village Home Stores.

Did you know we sell AND service appliances in the entire extended Quad Cities Region? We have an expert appliance sales and service team and offer competitive pricing to box stores. Village Home Stores has BrandSource buying power so we are able to offer our customers a fair price and the very best customer experience out there. Have questions about your purchase before or after the sale? Just call our team and we will be happy to help. Shop all of our appliances and get our Local Low Price Guarantee here on our website.

Seneca Rustic Beech Koch cabinetry with Briarwood Stain and Black Accent Glaze. Finished end with applied door. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores.
Seneca Rustic Beech Koch cabinetry with Briarwood Stain and Black Accent Glaze. Finished end with applied door.

A great kitchen design comes together in the details. Undercabinet molding helps to conceal those lights and outlets. Small details can make a big difference in the look of the overall finished space. In this kitchen the wall tile continues up around the kitchen window and is “capped” off by a valance and matching wooden panel above. The crown molding for the cabinetry has added interest with a change in depth on the corner cabinet.

Seneca Rustic Beech Koch cabinetry with Briarwood Stain and Black Accent Glaze applied. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores.
Seneca Rustic Beech Koch cabinetry with Briarwood Stain and Black Accent Glaze applied.

Want to see more of this kitchen and save ideas for your own project? Check out the full album of photos here on our Best of Houzz-winning profile. We have so much more to show you in this kitchen that we have decided to include it in an upcoming episode of the Village Home Show. That way you can see more in detail the space and our process of getting to this finished look. We hope to have new episodes finished by the end of this Summer and you are going to really get more of a peek at our remodel process because we truly have filmed this one from start to finish. We are so thankful that these customers reached out to us after watching our show and now we get to feature their own story on an episode! Will yours be next?

Laminated double thick edge Cambria quartz island in the Berkley design. Dimmable LED Diode tape lighting accent underneath overhang. Kitchen remodel in East Moline, IL by the Quad Cities kitchen experts at Village Home Stores.
Laminated double thick edge Cambria quartz island in the Berkley design. Dimmable LED Diode tape lighting accent underneath overhang.

Are you looking to DIY a remodel? Or need us to manage it all like these customers? Just want new countertops or flooring to freshen up your space? We want to help. Your first step is to just get in touch with our team. You can complete this short form online and one of our remodel experts will reach out to you to start with the right process and checklist for you. Of course you can always call us at 309 944 1344 or stop by at 105 S State St in Downtown Geneseo, IL. To have the best experience, and allow us to answer all of your questions about our process, we do recommend that you reach out first to set up a Complimentary Consultation. That way we can have an expert fully available for you and prepare information for you to take with you. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help!

Small Island, Big Style in a Taylor Ridge Remodeled Kitchen

Who’s ready for a break from all of the white painted kitchens we have been sharing so much of? Please hear this friendly reminder that while white kitchens continue to grace the covers of home design magazines and HGTV shows… that look is not for everyone. Thankfully our team is here to make YOUR kitchen dream a reality, not someone else’s! Take a look at this sophisticated new kitchen remodel we just wrapped up in Taylor Ridge, IL with a refreshing new take on painted cabinetry.

Black painted kitchen cabinetry with small island design in Taylor Ridge, IL. Kitchen design by Angela Weisbrod and complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

Our best-selling raised panel doorstyle from Koch Classic is named “Seneca” and in this new kitchen we have included a Maple wood with “Black” painted finish from Koch. Five-piece drawerfronts (see island cabinet above) offer lots of added edges for the light to highlight this rich painted finish. Many would think that a black painted kitchen would be dark and cold but take a look at this bright and inviting new space! We have added a great new lighting plan, removed a portion of a wall, and even included glass in the doors above the kitchen sink.

Black painted kitchen cabinetry with Stainless Appliances and Cambria Quartz in the Seagrove design. Kitchen design by Angela Weisbrod and complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

A key element in keeping the space feeling bright and open is leaving plenty of walkway space surrounding the downsized kitchen island. When you are in this new kitchen you would never use the phrase “downsized” to describe this island in reality. It is exactly the right size for the kitchen design. It’s all about scale! If you have been curious about fitting an island in your own kitchen design, let one of our expert designers see what could fit for you within a functional layout. In this case, one very large base cabinet was simply ordered at a standard shallower depth of 18″ instead of 24″ and the one modification created the perfectly-scaled island cabinet.

Black painted kitchen cabinetry with small island and Cambria Quartz in the Seagrove design. Kitchen design by Angela Weisbrod and complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

That shallower depth still allows for a functional drawer above the lower storage and now gives room in this space for a countertop overhang for seating. The result is a centrally-located surface for prep and casual dining. The large quartz counter surface of the island is now within reach of the sink wall, the refrigerator wall, and the cooking zone of the kitchen. We were able to keep these beautiful existing cherry hardwood floors from the original kitchen because the peninsula layout didn’t change and we did not remove the lower half of the dividing wall.

Black painted kitchen cabinetry with Stainless Appliances and Cambria Quartz in the Seagrove design. Kitchen design by Angela Weisbrod and complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

Across the room from the kitchen sink you will find the 4-Door Refrigerator and cooking zone. Our Sharp Over-The-Counter Microwave is tucked into the area between the two. This nook creates a great location for small appliances and would make a wonderful location for a coffee station in the kitchen. Our team removed a large section of a wall that divides the kitchen from the dining room and nearby living room space.

Black painted kitchen cabinetry with Stainless Appliances and Cambria Quartz in the Seagrove design. Kitchen design by Angela Weisbrod and complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

We capped off the half-wall with a long slab of matching Cambria quartz. This large pass-through area now creates the open concept design that this home truly deserves. And with two outlets on the inside of this ledge, this becomes a great counter for serving guests and entertaining. Speaking of entertaining, on the half-wall that divides the kitchen from the dining room is a new Whirlpool electric front-control range boasting 6.4 cubic ft. of capacity!

Whirlpool electric range and Cambria Seagrove quartz counters with ogee edge applied. Complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

It also has convection features allowing a consistent oven temperature and the ability to cook with all racks at once. Shop your local low price guaranteed prices on all appliances from Vilage Home Stores right here on our website. We service the the Quad Cities and many surrounding areas with appliance sales and service. We have noticed a rise in popularity with matte black finishes in our industry. Our Black Stainless appliances continue to be very popular and honed and brushed finishes on black countertops is also requested often. Tile surfaces, lighting, and plumbing fixtures as well as home accessories are all trending to a matte black look. We love the level of sophistication it can bring to a cabinet design. Just look at how the daylight shows off this great stylish finish!

Black painted kitchen cabinetry with Stainless Appliances and Cambria Quartz in the Seagrove design. Kitchen design by Angela Weisbrod and complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

The quartz countertop surfaces in this Taylor Ridge remodel are from our Cambria Quartz line. The “Seagrove” design is a bright blend of whites and shimmering silvers plus gray and black flecks making it the perfect way to tie in all of the new finishes in the kitchen (psst! ask your designer about some of our exclusive priced Cambria options). An Ogee edge profile was applied and we think it really compliments the raised panel details of the cabinetry doors and drawers.

Cambria Seagrove quartz counters with ogee edge applied. Complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

Of course our customer favorite Diode LED tape lighting helps keep the space bright and warm. Learn more about that system in our last blog post. If you want to see more images from this kitchen remodel then click here to find a full album on our Best of Houzz award-winning profile. If you want to embrace the black trend for your own kitchen or bathroom space, be sure to follow this board on our Pinterest page.

Subway tile with black pencil rail accent. Tile and complete kitchen remodel from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

Are you ready for your own dream kitchen to become a reality? Your first step is just to simply reach out to our team. We will then walk you through our process and help answer any questions you may have. You can call us at (309) 944 1344 or complete this short form online to send us a message. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and find out how we can help! Don’t forget that we have many financing options available including a fantastic option for our Cambria customers!

Kitchen With Warm Gray Oak Cabinetry, Quartz, and Tile in Colona, IL

The rumors you have heard are true, Oak cabinetry is having it’s moment again in our industry! The look trending right now just may not look like the 80’s/90’s Oak kitchens you have seen in the past. Doorstyles and finish trends are different and there are a lot of great ideas out there for how to two-tone a kitchen design using an Oak finish. The best remodel result from the rising Oak trend right now is that you can get a new look in your kitchen and bath that compliments the existing Oak trim and doors you have throughout your home. A great example of this is in a recent remodel we just finished in Colona, IL. Take a look:

Dura Supreme Cabinetry in Red Oak wood and gray stain. Paired with Viking cooking appliances, Limestone tile, and Cambria Berwyn Quartz. | villagehomestores.com

Red Oak in the Highland door and warm gray “Heather” stain allows the wood grain to enhance and add texture to the kitchen. This kitchen showcases our Dura Supreme line of cabinetry in a way that thinks outside of the “white kitchen” box! Yes, a great cabinet solution when you have existing wood trim and doors is to go with a painted finish… but what about a contrasting stain instead? The kitchen image below is a great example of how this Heather gray stain allows the woodgrain to be enhanced and compliments the nearby oak door and existing oak antique hutch right next to the tall pantry cabinet.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry in Red Oak wood and gray stain. Paired with Gray Limestone tile, and Cambria Berwyn Quartz. Kitchen designed and remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

As you can see in these images from the finished kitchen, the woodgrain adds so much depth and texture to the space. Gray stain is an updated approach to an Oak kitchen. The finished kitchen has its own impact but now looks right a home with all of the other surrounding spaces as well. A small island is at the center of the U-shaped kitchen design. This provides a great landing space for the cooking and refrigerator zones and also a large work surface for a second kitchen user if another is at the sink or cooking areas.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry in Red Oak wood and gray stain paired with Cambria Berwyn Quartz counters. Kitchen design by Angela Weisbrod and remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

The wall tile in this kitchen remodel was another material selection that showcases natural beauty. An “Arctic Gray” honed Limestone is cut and beveled into 2″x4″ tiles and each is different from the next. The lightest of the tiles mirrors the color of the countertops, and the darkest mirrors the color of the cabinetry stain. Our Diode LED undercabinet lighting system showcases this tile day or night. Learn more about this product here on our YouTube channel.

Limestone gray kitchen wall tile paired with Dura Supreme Cabinetry in Red Oak wood and gray stain. Cambria Berwyn Quartz counters and Viking appliances also featured. Kitchen designed and remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

Another silvery gray finish in the kitchen is found in the new Stainless Steel cooking suite we installed from our Viking Appliance line. Did you know that Village Home Stores is the largest Viking showroom between Chicago and Des Moines?! Offering a full line of products with many units installed and on display in kitchen vignettes in our showroom at 105 S State Geneseo, IL. In this kitchen we included a microwave hood and freestanding gas range.

Viking gas range and microwave hood in a Quad Cities area kitchen. Village Home Stores is the largest Viking appliance showroom in the region. | villagehomestores.com

This professional convection microwave hood offers the convenience of a microwave and hood all in one. The convection microwave delivers real convection cooking and the built-in ventilation system clears the air while keeping odors at bay.
Heat and brown settings such as ConvecBroil, ConvecRoast, ConvecBake, and of course manual convection make it not only as a microwave, but a second oven. You don’t need a 3′ or 4′ wide space to get a professional-level gas range in your kitchen! Check out this 30″ wide freestanding model:

Viking gas range in a Quad Cities area kitchen. Village Home Stores is the largest Viking appliance showroom in the region. | villagehomestores.com

This Viking 3 series range includes continuous grates with 5 sealed burners beneath. High performance cooking modes include Natural Airflow Bake, Convection Bake, Broil, Convection Broil, Convection Dehydrate, and Convection Defrost. Plus it has the convenience of self-cleaning! Contact an appliance expert at Village Home Stores today to learn more about our Viking appliance options.

Colona kitchen with our radiant series of switches and outlets. Installed with gray limestone wall tiles. Kitchen lighting and tile by Village Home Stores.

Did you know that we also offer wall switch and outlet systems in our lighting department? This Colona kitchen remodel features our Radiant series from Legrand in the Nickel finish. A clean, complimenting look with the rest of the kitchen finishes and no visible screws! We have a lot of our showroom set up with this product so do stop in anytime and see your options.

Cambria Berwyn Quartz counters in a remodeled kitchen with small island. Kitchen designed and remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

The countertop surfaces in this remodeled kitchen are from our Cambria Quartz line. The Berwyn design has been a bestseller for us for a handful of years now. It is such a winning mix of warm grays and whites that it looks fantastic in such a wide variety of completed spaces! Cambria Quartz is a great surface selection for your kitchen because it is foodsafe, maintenance free, and extremely durable. See the full album of photos from this completed remodel here on our Houzz profile. We love the glass door details in this kitchen design. Dura Supreme offers many options for glass door styles and inserts. Your designer from Village will work with you to decide what style and insert material would work best for your space and lifestyle.

Cathedral Arched cabinet mullion doors with textured glass inserts by Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Kitchen designed and remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores.

This kitchen uses a double cathedral-arched mullion shape with a textured glass insert. Texture or frosted glass can be a great choice if you want the decorative look of glass door cabinets… without having to “display” items within it. Another great glass texture in the completed space is found in the kitchen island lighting. Two mercury glass pendant lights from the Everly series by Kichler look so stunning on and off! When illuminated, a warm glow is the result and when turned off, the glass still has such a unique texture!

Mercury pendant light Everly by Kichler. Remodeled Colona kitchen with lighting from Village Home Stores.

This Quad Cities area kitchen was remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. That means we managed it all from design, to estimate, to schedule all through to completion. Our start-to-finish process keeps your project on budget and on schedule. To learn more about our process visit our website villagehomestores.com and be sure to check out our TV Show Sunday mornings at 9am on WQAD ABC ch. 8 to see start to finish projects completed right here in the Quad Cities. Have your own contractor or want to DIY the work yourself? That’s wonderful! Our experts can still work with you on design and material selection for your project. Either way, your first step is the same, reach out to our team. You can call us for an appointment at 309 944 1344 or complete this short contact form online.

McClellan Heights Kitchen Remodel With White Cabinets and Honed Granite

Kitchen remodeled from start to finish in the McClellan Heights district of Davenport, IA by Village Home Stores.

There are so many incredible homes and unique neighborhoods in the Quad Cities area. Such a storied history down each road. The McClellan Heights district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, at which time it included 354 buildings that were decided to contribute to the historic character of the area. Not just limited to the Village of East Davenport, this area technically stretches from Jersey Ridge road to the Bettendorf City Limits and from River Drive to Middle Road. There is such a history to the area dating back to the American Civil War. We are so blessed to get to be a part of many of the kitchen and bathroom restorations of these important properties in our community. The homes are unique and eclectic in period styles and details and many even boast views of the Mississippi River. We were thrilled to renovate the kitchen in one recently and want to show you how it turned out. Take a look!

Kitchen in historic McClellan Heights district of Davenport, IA remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

When renovating historic homes, every material selection and inch of storage space should be considered by an expert. These homes were built with that relentless attention to detail and great craftsmanship. You simply are doing yourself (and your return investment) a disservice for your property if you don’t respect the remodeling projects in your historic home. For this kitchen we chose to install a classic, flat-panel cabinet style in a painted “White” finish. The door is a full-overlay door named “Savannah” from our Koch Classic line. The cabinetry includes full-extension soft-close drawer guides and soft-close doors.

White painted kitchen with Honed Black Granite counters in historic McClellan Heights district of Davenport, IA remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

The countertop surfaces for this kitchen give the look of a classic soapstone material. They are actually a Honed Black Pearl Granite in an eased edge profile. While “matte black” finishes are currently on-trend for kitchen and bath projects… they have always been on trend for historic properties! The soft, leathered look of a honed natural stone is a wonderful choice for both style and performance. A 30″ Classico Fireclay farmsink was under-mounted to the island top to complete the look. To keep the kitchen counters clean, and offer a more stylish option for a kitchen hood we tucked the microwave out of sight in the island (see below). These base microwave cabinets can be a great location for larger appliances that can sometimes clutter up a countertop area.

White painted kitchen with hidden microwave base cabinet. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish in the McClellan Heights district of Davenport, IA by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Keeping the kitchen feeling airy and light are the two new Kichler “Everly” pendant lights that hang above the island. The clear glass shape gives an old world look and the dark Oil Rubbed Bronze metal finish marries well with the countertop selection. Our lighting experts at Village Home Stores can help you select a whole home of lighting or that one perfect fixture for your space. Learn more and shop our lighting selections here online.

Kichler Everly glass pendants installed in honed black granite counters paired with a farmsink. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish in the McClellan Heights district of Davenport, IA by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Classic, white-painted cabinetry can be a great nod to the past while pairing so well with modern elements like appliances and kitchen accessories. White kitchens like this never go out of style. We choose to install a wood cabinet hood with a blower insert within it. Using a stainless chimney hood here could shift the style of the space into a more modern category. This cabinet hood instead gives the function of a 390 CFM Broan Blower and blends in perfectly with the surrounding cabinetry.

White painted restoration style kitchen in historic McClellan Heights district of Davenport, IA remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Soho Subway Tile in the classic 3″ x 6″ size is installed in white with a white grout. Our Radiant series of switches and outlets is installs clean with no visible screws. Our bestselling Diode LED undercabinet lighting is installed here on a dimmer switch for ambient low-voltage light and bright, functional task lighting. KitchenAid’s 30″ wide 700 series -burner gas range with convection oven is a powerhouse of a kitchen appliance! Packed with incredible features and versatile cooktop, this range is perfect for home chefs who truly love the cooking process. Shop our Local Low-Priced Guarantee on all appliances here.

White painted kitchen with subway tile in historic McClellan Heights district of Davenport, IA remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Old homes typically don’t have large kitchen or bathroom spaces to work with. Homeowners need to work with an expert kitchen designer to make the most of their space. Of course we packed great storage solutions in the cabinetry anywhere we could. Slide-out shelves, large drawers, a pullout wastebasket and slideout tray divider (shown below).

White painted kitchen with pullout tray divider organizer. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish in the McClellan Heights district of Davenport, IA by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We even extended the main kitchen into the dinette area by installing a custom bench seat. The bench seat drops down below the windows and turns the corner to provide seating for an antique table. Some of the bench is even functional storage! Drawers (shown below) provide great storage space for seat cushions, placemats, even pantry items if needed.

White painted kitchen with built in bench seat in historic McClellan Heights district of Davenport, IA remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

We love the faucet that the customer selected for their home. The bridged look of the handle controls and faucet gives a great old world feel. A low-key modern detail is the push-button garbage disposal we installed in the kitchen island. This single button (shown below to the right of faucet) adds a low-profile modern amenity for the kitchen user. Bright Polished Chrome accents on the Top Knobs cabinetry hardware and Kohler kitchen faucet are also a nod to the restoration style.

Kohler kitchen faucet installed in honed black granite counters paired with a farmsink. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish in the McClellan Heights district of Davenport, IA by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Historic homes and properties are a fantastic location to invest in natural stone countertop surfaces like granite, marble, and quartzite. Surfaces that have a history of their own can be such a wonderful investment for your project. We partner with Epic Stone warehouse and Surface Resource fabrication to get you the very best quality of surfaces and installation/seamwork available in the Iowa and Illinois region. Press play below to take a look behind the scenes at the fabrication process for your granite tops.

Of course every historic home has many stories, and this remodel is now another story for this home. We are just so thrilled to have been trusted to be a part of it. Inviting our team into your home is not something we take lightly. To see more of this kitchen remodel tour including a peek at what it looked like before we began the remodel, visit the full project here on Houzz.

White painted kitchen with saddle seat stools at the island. Kitchen remodeled from start to finish in the McClellan Heights district of Davenport, IA by Village Home Stores. | villagehomestores.com

Do you own a property that is in need of an expert remodel with respect for the style and location of the home? Village Home Stores is your regional destination for quality products and an award-winning team of designers and craftsman who are ready to get to work for you. We have a start-to-finish process and the first step begins with you simple reaching out to meet our team. You can contact our showroom for an appointment by calling (309) 944-1344 or complete this short online form and a member of our team will connect with you. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can be a part of it.

Bettendorf, Iowa Master Bath Remodel From Start to Finish

The Bettendorf home we featured in last week’s blog tour also received a brand new Master Suite from Village Home Stores. The entire main level of this home and portions of the lower level were remodeled from start to finish by the expert team and Project Management process from Village Home Stores. Take a look at the Master Bathroom transformation:Remodeled Master Bath in Bettendorf from Village Home Stores. Includes Koch Cabinetry and Cambria Quartz counters. | VillageHomeStores.com

From a full-wall mirror and short vanity with molded top, to a bright painted cabinet with quartz counters. Just like the kitchen we toured in our previous post, this room has a wonderful skylight that pours in natural light during the daytime. Koch cabinetry in the Legacy door is painted White and an “Umber” Highlight has been applied. Replacing the old cultured marble vanity top is a new Cambria Quartz counter with two undermount bowls in Cambria’s “Helmsley” color.Remodeled Master Bath in Bettendorf Iowa with Cambria Quartz in Helmsley design. | VillageHomeStores.com

Helmsley is a stunning quartz design that gives the look of a natural stone with all of the benefits of quartz. Non-porous and extremely durable, quartz is a maintenance-free surface for your bathroom. A blend of dark browns and blacks mix with a neutral background. A sparkling silvery veining moves through the slabs to create a pattern normally found in a natural stone slab.  We added a lot of great storage to the new bathroom as well. Bathroom storage ideas in a Bettendorf Iowa home remodeled from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

A tall and deep cabinet on the end of the vanity run provides linen storage. Between the two vanity sinks is a wall cabinet installed atop the Cambria countertop. This wall cabinet includes a shelf storage area behind the door and two drawers. This layout is perfect for double-bowl vanity bathrooms that need as much storage space as possible. In addition to the large mirror above the vanity, there was an entire alcove of mirrors surrounding a large tub accessed by a carpeted stair in the original space.

It is such a common request these days for us to remove a large Jacuzzi tub and install a large tiled shower in its place. In this bath design, we used the tub space for the shower and a walk in closet area in the new layout. In the image below you see the framing of the shower wall niche and beyond that, the closet space where the tub used to sit. 

We created a walk-around entry to this tiled shower space.  The same 12″ x 24″ tiles on the main bathroom floors are used as the shower wall tiles. The series is named “Marazzi Silk” and the color is “Elegant”. This installation pattern is called a straight lay, as the tiles lay straight on top of each row. The main bathroom floor is a brick lay pattern that staggers the location of the tiles.
Custom tiled shower by Village Home Stores in a Bettendorf Iowa home. | VillageHomeStores.com

Custom showers can be a wonderful solution for bath remodels because we are able to create them using any odd or unique space you may have. Ask a designer at Village Home Stores if one could work in your own space. There is a custom tiled niche built into one of the walls. In the back of that niche is an accent tile from our Jeffrey Court line named “Crushed Mood Glass” the color is “Medley Karma”. This accent tile has been installed horizontally to compliment the direction of the main wall tiles. 

The shower in this featured bathroom also includes a shallow bench area to be used a footrest or for added toiletries shelving. This area is sometimes referred to as a “toe shelf”. The same series and color of tile from the wall is used but in a smaller, 2″ x 2″ size. That same smaller tile is repeated as the shower floor.
Remodeled Master Bath in Bettendorf Iowa with custom tiled shower. Project designed and managed from start to finish by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

We didn’t just remodel the kitchen and bathroom in this home, we did so much more. There was another bathroom in the lower level we remodeled, as well as all new flooring throughout the home. We even took this back door storage area of separate closets and transformed it into a new full width wall of storage.

Village Home Stores isn’t just beautiful kitchens and bathrooms, we want every space and surface in your home to look great. That includes every closet and stairwell. The main stairwell in the home was transformed from a dated tea rose patterned carpet to a neutral and transitional styled space. 

This home has been totally transformed for the new owners! See the full album of photos from this project here on our award-winning Houzz page. Ready to start talking about your own before and after story with us? Your first step is to just reach out with your questions. You can contact us anytime online by completing the short form found here. Of course you may also give us a call to make an appointment with Village Home Stores at (309) 944-1344