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Rock Island, IL- A Kitchen Customized But Not Resized!

Village Home Stores is completely capable of having a wall removed or opened up to create a beautiful new space for your kitchen. Many of our full project management remodel projects involve some kind of wall work like that….but not every project. This Rock Island, IL kitchen remodel is a wonderful example of how you do not need to make drastic changes to the room to still get a winning result!
Pearl painted cabinetry in a remodeled Rock Island Kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

This kitchen was remodeled and only the soffits above the cabinetry were removed. But seeing the before and after transformation you would think this was an entirely different home! The original kitchen was a medium tone wood and crowded by a small peninsula area.
Before and after of a remodeled kitchen in Rock Island, IL. | VillageHomeStores.com

The new kitchen is bright and beautiful. Painted cabinetry from our Koch Classic line in the “Prairie” door and “Pearl” finish is paired with “Chakra Beige” quartz counters. Not only is the kitchen light and bright, its packed with smart storage solutions!
A Rock Island, IL kitchen with beige finishes and Koch Cabinetry in "Pearl" paint. | VillageHomeStores.com

Behind any of the base cabinet doors you can find adjustable slide-out shelving to help easily utilize every inch of cabinet space. Of course the corner cabinet includes a lazy susan for the best way to access the corner. This style of susan is called an “all wood susan” or “super susan” style. A fixed center shelf with a susan tray attached allows a sturdy construction.
A Rock Island, IL kitchen with corner lazy susan. | VillageHomeStores.com
Not only are there special inserts in the cabinetry, there are some custom additions. The stack of drawers to the left of the dishwasher includes a pullout cutting board. This option is a wonderful feature to add to your kitchen space. The cutting board can be removed completely for use or cleaning.
A Rock Island, IL kitchen with cutting board in cabinet. | VillageHomeStores.com

We love the coffee station in the new kitchen. This area near the refrigerator is the perfect breakfast station including coffee and the toaster. Below the counter is a Stainless Steel microwave drawer. This 24″ wide unit from Sharp has a flip out front control and blends well with many appliance brands and styles.
A Rock Island, IL kitchen with microwave drawer below coffee station. | VillageHomeStores.com

Of course a tall and wide pantry is the fastest way to add great storage to a kitchen. This new layout includes a large pantry with slide-out shelves. Now pantry storage items are within reach of fresh food storage. Keeping this tall pantry next to the refrigerator helps to keep the rest of the kitchen seem less crowded and more open.

A Rock Island, IL kitchen with tall pantry cabinet. | VillageHomeStores.com

Not every kitchen design includes the kitchen sink beneath a window. In this case, the sink area has been accented with a lighted glass-front cabinet above and a tile accent. The Soho 3′ x 6″ Subway Tile in “Linen” color and glossy finish is accented with a strip of glass mosaic.
A Rock Island, IL kitchen with tiled space above sink. | VillageHomeStores.com

Adding a lighting plan to this new kitchen also help brighten the space dramatically! Not only are there recess cans throughout, but also a lighted ceiling fan. Our Diode LED undercabinet lighting system is installed underneath the cabinetry and also inside the glass-front cabinets. This low-profile and low-voltage light system is always a favorite feature for those that have it!A Rock Island, IL kitchen with Diode lighting underneath the cabinets and inside of glass-front cabinets. | VillageHomeStores.com

The casual dine-in area on the end of the kitchen has just enough room for a small round table and chairs. Instead of a shallow tv stand, this client asked to have a custom hutch area created to match the new kitchen. Not only is there plenty of space for a TV but also display space, storage below and even wine cubbies on each end!
A Rock Island, IL wine storage and tv area in a remodeled kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

This beautiful new bright kitchen all sits atop a new Luxury Vinyl Floor from the Tarkett Permastone series in Travertine “Weathered Beach” color. LVT is a durable product with many benefits for kitchen applications. Call or stop by today to speak to one of our flooring experts about LVT in your home.
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Curious what potential your current kitchen space may have? We can’t wait to help show you! Contact us today to start the conversation about your project. Complete this short online form or call us at (309) 944-1344. See the full album of photos from this kitchen remodel project over on our award-wining Houzz page here.
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Rock Island- Become a Birch Believer

Cherry stain on birch woodI was invited to come photograph this finished remodel last Friday evening and I can’t believe how impressive this new kitchen is right when you walk in the front door! The designer from our store was with me and as she looked everything over and straightened out the hardware I got to work snapping photos. It wasn’t until about 15 minutes into our appointment that I was corrected… “Oh no, it’s not Cherry. This is Birch wood with a “Burgundy” stain.”

kitchen_remodelMy jaw dropped open. I had been fooled! The high contrast of the rich wood color and the beautiful glass backsplash glowing from the undercabinet lighting made me a Birch fake-out believer right then and there. You can get the look of Cherry by using a Birch wood with the right finish applied.

farmsinkBefore we take a look at the layout and finishes let’s get right to the standout combination of this glass subway tile backsplash all aglow with the new Diode LED lighting! Our Diode LED system can be installed in a traditional undercabinet installation like shown here. This low-profile system can be used a number of other ways as well. Consider some accent lighting above your kitchen cabinetry if there is a space from there to the ceiling. How amazing would the baseboard area below a bar or home entertainment center look with an accented area lit up? This lighting system can even be put onto a dimmer switch.

diode_lighting_quad_citiesIf you are investing an a beautiful new backsplash for your kitchen you really must consider showing it off in the best way possible and this Diode LED system is perfect for that! Now let’s take a closer look at how this remodel transformed completely! Check out these before and afters:

rock_island_kitchenThe homeowner just purchased this Rock Island home in the Fall and immediately got in touch with us to do the full remodel for her. Using our Project Management program we managed everything for her including gathering estimates and scheduling and coordinating all of the crews involved. We removed the existing peninsula and wall cabinet above it and an exterior wall was rebuilt and moved out to now give her plenty of space for a small dining table just outside of the new kitchen.

Village_Home_Stores_remodel_blogThe refrigerator was moved to the opposite wall which created a lot more space for the user who is at the new gas range. The refrigerator now has a large pantry cabinet to the left and allows the front end of the kitchen stay feeling open and spacious.

wood_leg_decorativeBecause the kitchen is the very first room you see when you enter the home, the back of the new peninsula couldn’t have just a plan look.  The new kitchen design includes an overhang that can comfortably seat two guests. Below the overhanging Cambria quartz is a beadboard panel with a furniture baseboard attached. On each end of the panel are decorative turned posts that match the cabinet finish. This one detail truly takes the first impression to the next level. The same materials can be installed in a different way as well. These posts are finished all around so that they can be pulled forward and give the look of a table leg. Either installation method makes a great impact.

glass_subway_tileThe cabinetry that gave the rich look of Cherry is actually a Birch wood in the “Burgundy” finish with a black accent glaze applied. The cabinets are from our Koch line and are a doorstyle called “Legacy”. The Cambria quartz countertops are the “New Quay” design. See the other complimentary Cambria colors to this color here on the Cambria site. The 3′ x 6″ glass backsplash tiles are available in many colors to match your own space.

birch_cherry_finishThe flooring in the new kitchen is another great example of a fake out! Looks like ceramic doesn’t it? It is actually Luxury Vinyl! These 16″ x 16″ tiles by Mannington are in a color called “Cloud Cover”. Luxury Vinyl Tile, or “LVT” gives the look of ceramic but offer the comfort of a softer (and warmer to your bare feet) material. LVT can also be installed grouted or non-grouted. If you have any questions about the materials or design of this space feel free to contact us anytime! Or call us today to make an appointment and start talking about your own project! You can reach us at (309) 944-1344.

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Rock Island- Soffits Out & Storage In

kitchen_remodler_rock_islandrockisland_remodelWe love to showcase large kitchen spaces here on the blog. Many of those kitchens are in brand new homes that have allowed for a larger space for the new kitchen. The truth is most of the remodeled projects we do here at Village Home Stores are smaller challenging spaces.  Not every customer has the luxury of a lot of space to work with. You choose to invest in a remodel of your current home to make it better for you to enjoy. That is why we are here. To make the most of your space and help provide you with a better functioning design and layout than what you have currently. This Rock Island remodeled kitchen is a fantastic example of how you can take the same space your kitchen currently uses but maximize how you use that space.

kitchen_design_rock_islandYou don’t have to remove walls or add onto your existing home to end up with a brand new space. In the case of this kitchen, the overall footprint stayed almost the same. The designer from Village Home Stores did do some rearranging of the location of the new appliances. This allowed for more open areas for users and a less crowded look overall. The original kitchen had the cooktop and microwave hood on the same wall at the refrigerator. Wall ovens built in across from this in the old kitchen filled out the opposite wall. The new layout moves the two taller elements together into one space and leaves the new cooktop area is open and spacious. A smarter layout paired with bright finishes help this new kitchen seem much larger.

tray_divider_abovewall_ovensThere were existing soffits in the original kitchen that were torn out.  The new kitchen design now has more wall cabinet space to reach all the way to the ceiling. The wall oven cabinet in this new kitchen offers tray divider storage above the wall oven (see above) and a wide drawer below the ovens adds even more space for bake ware and racks.  The tall cabinet that acts as an end cap to the new refrigerator has been installed in a unique way as well. By ordering the cabinet with doors applied to the right side, our carpenters were able to install this tall pantry cabinet to open away from the refrigerator. See it in action over on our YouTube channel here. A shallow cabinet with a wider shelf in place of a deep and narrow unit is perfect choice.shallow_pantry

drawers_below_cooktopA large drawer stack located below the new gas cooktop keep pots & pans within reach and a prep space to the left and right of the cooktop keeps the design open and spacious. The L-shape top projecting out on the left also acts as a landing zone for the wall ovens directly behind it. fullview

footed_sinkbaseWith the soffits removed, the new sink wall becomes an eye-catching space that also packs a lot of storage solutions. The sink base has been pulled forward by 3″ and decorative feet have been added to create a furniture look. Wood feet can be ordered with the kitchen cabinets to  give your space this “magazine” look with just a simple upgrade. The new design has a symmetrical layout with an appliance garage on either side of the sink.

appliance_garage (1)Even with both of these garages installed all the way down to meet the countertops, the user at the sink isn’t crowded. There still remains a lot of counter space on either side of the sink. Appliance garages are a fantastic storage solution to keep your kitchen counters from seeming cluttered.

oyster_painted_kitchenThe finishes for this kitchen play a major role in how bright and open the new space feels. Birch cabinets from our Koch Classic line in an “Oyster” painted finish have been paired with “Torquay” Cambria countertops. Throughout the new kitchen “Smoke” wood plank style luxury vinyl tile has been installed. The backsplash tile used in the new kitchen is by Jeffrey Court and the thin accent details have just the slightest sparkle to them when you see the kitchen in person. This Rock Island kitchen remodel was completed using our full Project Management program at Village Home Stores. If you are searching for a source that can provide you with materials, full estimates of labor, and also coordinate the project we are that place! From start to finish we can manage it all for you. Give us a call today or contact us via our website to set up an appointment to get started on your remodel with Village Home Stores. Village_Home_Stores_number

Kitchen Remodel With Great Storage Cabinets! (Rock Island, IL)

I could not have picked a better time to stop by to take some final pictures of this kitchen in Rock Island, IL. It was the end of the day last Friday and the homeowners were hosting some friends for cocktail hour in their new space. Seeing customers enjoying the finished project and showing it off to friends is the absolute BEST compliment we could get. I felt like I was walking into a commercial for our Full Project Management service. The owners of this beautiful new kitchen were so enthusiastic to share how easy the estimate and execution of the project was from start to finish with their guests.

Kitchen remodel by Village Home StoresWhile the shape and configuration of this island may appear strange at first glace, I got to see first hand how perfect it was. The raised bar-height top on the right end was the perfect place for guests to lean and set a drink and snack while the user is working in the kitchen. The location of this section of the island is actually where a wall was located previously. Here are some photos to get a better grasp of how we opened the space up.

Before Photos of KitchenIn the “Before” photo you see that a wall formed a narrow hallway behind the refrigerator and pantry. This wall was removed along with a beam that spanned the width of the old space. The temporary wall you see in the “During” photo was put in place until a new supporting header could be installed in the now wider kitchen. Now for the full tour of all of the great storage cabinets included in the new kitchen.

Pullout Spice RackA pull-out spice rack was installed adjacent to the range area for easy access to spices and cooking oils. While this cabinet happens to be a wall spice rack, base cabinet versions are available as well. A great secondary use for a base pull-out rack is to hold cleaning products near a sinkbase.

The new island also had great access to pots & pans storage in deep drawers immediately behind the range user. A pull-out cutting board located in the island is actually one of two installed in this kitchen. With two active users in the kitchen, there can now be many stations to prep and work in the space.

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Tray Storage Above RefrigeratorMy favorite storage solution in this new layout was hidden where you may least expect it. As I was taking photos of the island the customer exclaimed “Oh and you haven’t seen my favorite one!”. In the cabinet above the refrigerator were wood tray dividers and a wonderful deep space to store small (but tall) appliances. Now the reachable space in the base cabinets can house everyday items in place of these.

Cubby front to match kitchen cabinetsAn opening that once sat on the end of the old hallway area is now included in the new design. A face frame and door was ordered to match the new cabinets and create a custom look covering the cubby. Now access to this deep storage area looks like a well planned element of the new space. The customer plans on adding shelves to make for more pantry storage in the kitchen. While face frames and doors make up a significant part of the cost of a cabinet, sometimes the purchase of one and some added trim can make a great custom impact.

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Angled base cabinetCookbook storage and an angled base cabinet were two other areas worth noting in the new kitchen design. Angled end cabinets can be a great way to add storage an not intrude on traffic paths in a space. You are able to extend the counter and storage an they make a great cap for row of cabinets in place of an abrupt square stop. In this case a table was just beyond the end of this counter and now a seated guest will not feel crowded.

Do you have a kitchen that may be able to be widened or reworked for a better solution? Just having a hard time figuring out how it will work best? We would love to talk to you about it. Our team at Village Homes Stores can show you full-colored rendered images of your new space before any walls or soffits get torn down. This way you can visualize your new space before any mess is made. Contact us today for an appointment so we can begin the discussion with you. We would love for you to be our next “Before & After” story!

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