Annawan, IL- Schoolhouse Bathroom Remodel

This old schoolhouse in Annawan, IL is full of great character. Tall ceilings with exposed tin panels, and a unique layout. Rustic Beech wood Koch cabinetry in the Briarwood stain and a Black Accent Glaze was the perfect choice to help showcase the other rustic material selections for this remodeled bathroom space. The main wall includes a vanity cabinet with an offset sink and stack of drawers. We ordered a matching mirror molding to wrap a custom-sized mirror perfect for the room. The new tiled shower is accessed right behind the vanity wall.Bathroom remodel in Annawan, IL with rustic details. Design by Chris Robinson with materials and remodel project management by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

When remodeling, nobody wants to see wall surface go unused. Bathrooms can become a tricky area to add any storage space once all of the areas are designated to a fixture location (stool, sink, doorway, window, shower, etc). Village Home Stores also can order and install interior doors to match your remodel space. This bathroom has two walls that have each been fit with a new door. One is accessed from the nearby bedroom, the other is from the hallway. With two doorways and a window, available wall space was limited. But we found some room for storage. The window wall is now home to the stool and a lot of great storage. Bathroom remodel in Annawan, IL with rustic details. Design by Chris Robinson with materials and remodel project management by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

A tall linen cabinet fits in the corner of the new space. A linen cabinet can be helpful at any depth. Standard depths are 12″, 18″, 21″, and 24″ deep but we are able to order a custom depth cabinet to perfectly fit any space and utilize as much of that area as possible. Even just a 12″ deep linen cabinet can offer so much shelf space for toiletries and linens.

A cabinet commonly used in a bathroom is a “toilet topper” cabinet. With bathrooms trending away from medicine cabinets and instead using more framed mirrors, these can be a great solution for small item storage. Deep enough for rolls of toilet paper, and typically including a towel bar or open shelf below, these cabinets are a great addition to any space. Even with all of the extra storage cabinets, there is storage available within reach of the bath vanity area itself. 

A single sinkbase cabinet and a stack of drawers are arranged with an offset vanity bowl. Our Onyx Collection vanity tops are a great option for a bathroom. This top is in the “Prospect” color. Seamless, integrated bowls (shown here with a two-tone “Icicle” bowl for the illusion of an undermount sink) and the ability to fit any custom layout or space. Ask a designer at Village Home Stores about the many color and bowl styles available in this product. 

The exposed tin ceilings and textured wallpaper in this old schoolhouse are such interesting design details to let be showcased above the “new” walls of the bathroom. Those rustic characteristics become a great compliment to the tile materials selected for this bathroom. Faux brick tiles from our Chicago Brick line in the “State Street” color are installed as the main bathroom floor. This custom tiled shower is accessed as a door-less, walk-in shower around the corner behind the vanity wall.  The shower floor is a Pebble mosaic named “Born Wilderness”.

“Look-alike” tile is a great trend that helps add great textures to a space in a more practical tile surface for the homeowner. We have seen this brick-look tile used in so many unique spaces since we began carrying it. It works well as a floor and wall tile. If you would like to see it, we have a large area of our new lighting showroom with it installed as a floor tile. The wall of the shower is another look-alike tile. 

The look of a rustic barnwood but in a long, plank wall tile. The “Charleston” 3″ x 36″ tiles add such a blend of textures and natural colors. We included plenty of grab bars in the new shower space.  A custom tiled niche was added on the interior wall with the same pebble tile used as an accent in the back.

Check out this ideabook on Houzz full of our own custom tiled shower ideas and inspiration.  Are you ready to start the conversation about your own bath remodel with Village? Your first step is to reach out to our team. You can call us at 309-944-1344 or complete this short online form and a member of our team will reach out to discuss your project. 

Quad Cities, IL- A Lower Level Library Full of Details

Village Home Stores doesn’t just design beautiful kitchen and bathroom spaces for your home. Think of ALL of the areas that we can help to make beautiful and customized to your own personal tastes and styles. Take this home study/library for example:
Custom Cherry inset cabinetry by DuraSupreme in a Quad Cities Area home Library. Design and material by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

This beautiful customized space is hidden behind a sliding barn door adjacent to our last featured project. Nothing says sophisticated and studious for a space quite like a rich, cherry woodgrain and custom details. The DuraSupreme cabinetry consists mainly of paneling, trim and shelving but the base cabinets behind the desk are an inset style.
Custom Cherry inset cabinetry by DuraSupreme in a Quad Cities Area home Library. Chapel Hill door and Chestnut stain. Design and material by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

The Chapel Hill door in a Cherry wood stained a “Chestnut” finish, details like a furniture base and added feet to the toespace create interest. The term inset means that the doors sit inside of the cabinet frame instead of overlaying and resting outside of it. This inset style is considered “beaded” inset because of the routed detail around the cabinet frame which houses the doors and drawer fronts.
Seagrove Cambria Quartz and schoohouse decor in a Quad Cities Area home Library. Design and material by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

A Cambria Quartz counter in the “Seagrove” design caps off the back of the desk area. We love the added detail of selecting the Seagrove design that adds the natural-stone look with a veined pattern. A vintage chalkboard adds an upscale schoolhouse style to the space. A touch of old, surrounded by new. The secondary wall of shelving not shown is home to many books and personal items for display (respectfully omitted from this public post). A home library should provide practical storage but also plenty of display space for the user. Two glass-door wall cabinets flank the chalkboard area for more dust-free display space.
Chalkboard in home office. #schoolhouse #decor Design and materials by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Of course baseboards and crown molding can take any project to a more polished and complete look. This library takes it one step further by adding details like decorative wood feet, fluted columns, and carved wooden corbels at the corners (shown below at left). Any added layer allows the light one more edge or curve to catch and highlight the space. Many times customers are concerned so much wood will make a room seem very dark. Layering depths and textures like this helps to keep the look dimensional and highlighted instead of a solid, flat panel of dark wood. Seagrove Cambria Quartz, cherry inset cabinetry and schoohouse decor in a Quad Cities Area home Library. Design and material by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Any completed study space needs wood paneled walls to get the look right. This space includes custom wainscot paneling installed at a chair rail height with a baseboard below. The paint color for the room mimics the chalkboard color and a wingback chair with nailheads completes the look. The only thing missing from the perfect home study space is a roaring fireplace, which because of the rooms location, wasn’t an option. The space still inspires!
Custom Cherry trim and paneling by DuraSupreme in a Quad Cities Area home Library. Design and material by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Our unique series of adorne lightswitches and outlets give a modern update to an otherwise distracting break in the custom wall paneling. Imagine if bright white plastic outlets were cut into these custom wainscot panels. Wouldn’t that distract from the look? Instead, sleek metallic-look plates frame square outlets.
Sliding barn door entrance to a Quad Cities Area home Library. Design and material by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

The same polished “Silver Springs” 12″ x 36″ River Marble floors continue from the kitchenette into the library area. Polished marble and floor-to-ceiling custom cherry shelving give this library a look like no other. This space would look right at home in a well-kept historic estate but we love knowing it is getting great use for this family in the Midwest countryside.

Have a unique space in your home that needs our expert design help? We can custom-build offices, home theaters, bar areas, and so much more! Your first step is to reach out to a member of our design team to get started. Call us at 309-944-1344 , email us at info@villagehomestores.com or complete this contact form online to start the conversation.

Hazelwood Homes- Kitchen With Blue Island and Schoolhouse Lights

If you have been looking at any kitchens within the past few years the terms reclaimed, restored, re-purposed, farmhouse, or salvaged may have appeared more than once to describe a space. With the rise and continued interest in Modern Farmhouse style, this week’s featured kitchen may be right in your wheelhouse! Because of our location, kitchens we have designed in our area of the Midwest have many times included Modern Farmhouse details. With more access to images of finished spaces, our customers feel they have more license to take chances and have fun with it! Like these salvaged red schoolhouse lights for instance…
A Coal Valley, IL kitchen with Charcoal Blue painted cabinets. Design by Chris Robinson for Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Have you started to see more blue and green painted cabinetry online and in magazines? Yes you read that question right! Blue and green are both trending heavily in our industry! It may seem like a bold choice to include a painted blue island in your kitchen design but this look is actually very classic. Our Koch Cabinetry line has recently launched a great cabinet finish named “Charcoal Blue” and we have already installed it in many Quad City area homes!
The Charcoal Blue painted finish from Koch Cabinetry. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Paired with this blue painted cabinet is a subtle painted finish named “Oyster” also from Koch. The “Oyster” color bridges the gap between white and gray. It is a soft, dove-gray color that suits many styles of spaces. The doorstyle in this kitchen is the “Prairie” door and a slab drawer front has been applied.
Kitchen with combination Charcoal Blue and Oyster painted cabinets with White Wave granite. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Two large schoolhouse-style pendant lights hang as a statement above the kitchen island. This look is so on-trend right now but these lights don’t just give that restoration and re-purposed look, they really have a history with the family! They were originally salvaged from an old schoolhouse, then used in a family business before being installed here in Coal Valley, IL.
A Coal Valley, IL kitchen with Charcoal Blue painted cabinets. Design by Chris Robinson for Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes.

There were other lights from the same schoolhouse that have now been sent over to France for a project. We love it when little pieces of family history can be included in a kitchen design!  While we didn’t provide these pendant lights for this home, we do have access to very similar pendants! Schoolhouse style lighting can be ordered in a number of styles, sizes, and finishes. Since the lights make a big statement on their own, the back wall with the hood is subtle. Two glass door cabinets flank a microwave hood area.
Painted Oyster finish from Koch Cabinetry in a Coal Valley, IL kitchen. Design and Materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

A single-well undermount sink has been installed in the kitchen island. The countertops in this kitchen space are a natural stone named “White Wave”. Within the slabs there are a number of neutral colors. Whites and grays dance around but so do muted blues. There are even a few flecks of a cranberry color which is a nice detail with the statement red pendants above.
White Wave granite counters in a painted white and blue kitchen. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

There is an overhang on the back of the kitchen island that has been curved with a radius to soften the shape. Beneath the top, flat-stock steel support brackets have been notched into and installed in the cabinetry. This allows the granite tops more points of contact to balance the weight of the counter safely.
Granite support brackets installed beneath an island counter overhang. Design and materials by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

What would a red, white and blue kitchen be without a star? Well this space has one! Village Home Stores also provided some of the lighting for this home including this unique brass star fixture from our ELK line. The shadows it casts on the ceiling are so amazing!
Unique brass star light from ELK hangs in an entryway. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Hazelwood Homes. | VillageHomeStores.com

Shop our wide selection of lighting for your home here online. See the full album of photos from this project here on our award-winning Houzz page. Are you planning on building a new home? Want to remodel the one you are to be able to stay there? If you answered yes to either of these questions then Village Home Stores can help! Your first step is to reach out for an appointment. You can contact us today by emailing info@villagehomestores.com or calling (309) 944-1344. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on.number