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Wood Builder Ltd.- Modern Farmhouse Style in Bettendorf, IA

Village Home Stores is known for beautiful remodels but did you know that we also work with many area builders to provide expert design and material selection for their homes?  This stunning kitchen in a Wood Builder Ltd. home is a fantastic example.  Modern Farmhouse style in the new Spencer Hollow in Bettendorf, IA. Let’s take a look around this beautiful new space.
Light gray painted kitchen with gray stained island. Kitchen by Village Home Stores for Wood Builder Ltd. | VillageHomeStores.com

Painted cabinets from our Koch Express line are installed throughout the perimeter of the kitchen. The Windsor doorstyle in a birch wood has been painted with a soft, light-gray color named “Oyster” by Koch.  The cabinetry includes soft-close drawers and classic, slab drawer fronts. A suite of Stainless Steel appliances from our Whirlpool® line complete the look with style and function. This 30″ wide front-control gas range is packed with great features including the innovative new Frozen Bake™ feature by Whirlpool®.
Whirlpool slide in range and chimney style hood. | VillageHomeStores.com

What does Frozen Bake™ mean? It means a meal is as simple as loading in select frozen items like pizza or a lasagna and beginning the baking process without preheating. Skip preheating alltogether and let this range modify cook times and temperatures for you. As a compliment to the soft painted “Oyster” finish on the perimeter, a stain has been applied to the kitchen island. The Lexington doorstyle from our Koch Classic line has been installed in a birch wood with the “Stone” stain applied.

Kitchen island in Birch Stone gray stain by Koch Cabinetry. Kitchen by Village Home Stores for Wood Builder Ltd. | VillageHomeStores.com

This medium gray tone allows the natural wood grain of the cabinets come through but doesn’t conflict with the other wood tones in the space. The wood flooring and furnishing in the great room all pair well with the gray stain. The best ways to “dress up” an island design without adding legs or decorative details is to just be certain that the exposed ends look great. A smooth, flat panel or finished end look alright on an island but adding elements like applied doors (shown above) help to customize and elevate the design. Furniture baseboard completes the look.
Light gray painted kitchen with gray stained island and Whirlpool appliances. Kitchen by Village Home Stores for Wood Builder Ltd. | VillageHomeStores.com

The counters in this kitchen are from our Klondike quartz line. The neutral faux-marble look is named “Calacatta Gold” in the standard “Eased” edge.  Many times when we have a two-toned cabinet layout, the island is a second color of counter material. Here using the same quartz throughout is a clean and classic look. The island top overhangs on two sides to offer seating for three guests.
Kitchen island with Sharp microwave drawer. Kitchen by Village Home Stores for Wood Builder Ltd. | VillageHomeStores.com

A centrally-located kitchen island can be a wonderful location for a microwave drawer. Access to the microwave is available to any user without being in the way of any other prep or cooking. In this kitchen layout a user can be at the main cooktop/range area and someone else can still easily access the microwave or refrigerator. This microwave drawer model from our Sharp® line measures 24″ wide and has been installed in a cabinet including a storage drawer below. You can see in the background of the above image, that a sliding barn door is located in the kitchen. This door installed by Wood Builder Ltd. opens to access a pantry area. There is also a secondary pantry located in the kitchen design. It is a tall cabinet to the left of the refrigerator.
Kitchen with side-by-side Whirlpool refrigerator. Kitchen by Village Home Stores for Wood Builder Ltd. | VillageHomeStores.com
Next to the tall pantry is a 21 cu. ft. side-by-side refrigerator by Whirlpool®.  This counter-depth model is installed back flush with the cabinets and gives a more customized look without much upcharge. It is important to mention also that 21 cu. ft. of storage is a wonderful number for a counter depth model. Freezer storage in a side-by-side refrigerator can already be a bit limited but this counter-depth model includes In-Door-Ice® Storage. This means that the icemaker and bin have been moved to the door to make more usable shelf space available.
Gray stained square shaped island by Koch Cabinetry. Kitchen by Village Home Stores for Wood Builder Ltd. | VillageHomeStores.com
See the full album of images from this home here on our Houzz page. As we mentioned, this home was built by Wood Builder Ltd. in Spencer Hollow. It includes cabinetry, counters, and appliances from our store. Our new construction customers are able to take advantage of our exclusive bundle program when purchasing products throughout our store. Learn more about this bundle program here. Learn more about the Wood Builder Ltd. team and this property by visiting their website at this link. The Great Room was furnished by Elements Home Furnishings & Interior Design. If you are planning on building a new home in the Quad Cities Region we can’t wait to show you our showroom and walk you through our proven process to help make the building process easier and enjoyable! Call or contact us today with any questions!
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Geneseo, IL- White Kitchen With Matte Black Granite Tops

We are so excited to share this kitchen feature with you because we know that this finished space is a perfect match to many of our reader’s own taste. When the term “Farmhouse” or “Modern Farmhouse” gets used that can truly mean a number of things. Just like any style term, it can mean something different to each person. But when your home has panoramic views of the Midwest countryside plus all of these great farmhouse details we think Modern Farmhouse is just the right fit.
Modern farmhouse style in a remodeled Geneseo, IL kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

We hope to be able to share this full kitchen story on the Village Home Show sometime soon. And who are we kidding? You came here to see the finished kitchen! For the sake of this blog feature we do want to give you some sense of how far this space has come during the transformation. The original kitchen and dining room spaces were divided by a center wall. The cramped kitchen had cabinetry in a medium wood with dated countertops. Bottom line: the busiest room of the house did not match this family’s lifestyle or reflect their personal tastes. beforesThe complete Project Management program at Village Home Stores is available for those who are ready for not just the expert design and material selection, but our entire proven process. We coordinate everything from the very beginning until the final walk-through. Estimates are prepared in detail based on meetings involving ALL PARTIES. That helps to keep the scheduling and communication as seamless as possible once work begins. This kitchen remodel involved a full team of experts from Village Home Stores along with carpenters, electricians, plumbers, plasterworkers, flooring, and tile installers.duringThe end result is a show-stopping take on the Modern Farmhouse style. Now the kitchen has opened up into a large great room space including a dining room, a desk/bar area, and nearby family room. A long kitchen island provides a versatile space for storage, worksurface, and even dining. Farmhouse painted white kitchen remodeled by Quad Cities kitchen experts Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Natural light pours into the space from the sliding glass doors facing the back of the property. New light oak hardwood flooring has been installed throughout and it is the perfect platform to showcase the new kitchen and furnishings. The floor is from Hallmark Floors in their “Novella” series and “Twain” finish.
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The hardwood gives a natural look and feel to the room but without too much wild variation in color from plank to plank. Bright white painted cabinetry from our Koch Classic line has been installed in the “Savannah” doorstyle. The classic, flat-panel door is the perfect choice for any Transitional kitchen space. This door is considered a “reversed center panel” door. That means that this center (flat) section is not thin or flimsy. Instead it is a thick, raised panel reverse-installed to make a very solid, sturdy door. An over-the-counter microwave by Sharp® includes 1100 watts and 1.5 cu. ft. capacity.
Sharp's over the counter microwave in a remodeled Geneseo, IL kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

Would you believe that a kitchen we are calling “Modern Farmhouse” doesn’t have a farm sink!?! It’s true! We think this kitchen checks all the right boxes without needing one! A Stainless Steel sink has been undermounted to the granite tops and a single drill kitchen faucet with pull-out sprayer has been installed.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen with brushed Black Pearl granite counters. | VillageHomeStores.com

The main focal point of the back wall is the new chimney hood area. This 30″ wide Stainless hood extends all the way to the ceiling and so does the beautiful new tile. “Glossy White” Subway Tile from our Soho series in a classic 3″ x 6″ size has been installed throughout the kitchen. Installing the tile within this entire hood area creates a bright, glossy texture and the shape of the tile helps to draw your eye.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen with stainless hood and subway tile all the way to ceiling. | VillageHomeStores.com

As a contrast to the white glossy tile, a matte finished granite has been selected for the kitchen counters. “Black Pearl” granite in the “Brushed” finish almost gives a leather look to the tops. Matte black accents are a huge trend moving into 2017 and in this kitchen that trend is made classic. A standard “Eased” edge has been applied to the granite slabs. Brushed finished granite add a touchable texture and help to soften the look of stone counters.
Brushed Black Pearl granite counters in a Modern Farmhouse style kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

The center island in the new space boasts a large countertop surface but also a lot of great storage below. Located at the very center of all activity it is the perfect place for pots and pans storage as well as small appliances and items for food prep. The top center drawer has been ordered to include a divided top drawer for flatware and cutlery.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen with Koch cabinets and divided top drawer. | VillageHomeStores.com

The base cabinets with doors have been fit with adjustable slide-out shelves. These are ideal for storing pots and pans or keeping other containers and dishes with lids organized. Having this kitchen island directly behind the range area creates a wonderful available surface for prep as well as unloading the double oven when needed.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen with Koch cabinets and slideout shelves. | VillageHomeStores.com

Outlets have also been installed on the end of the kitchen island for easy access for small appliances. These outlets aren’t only there for a mixer or blender…consider this island in your own home. Would you mind setting up your work-from-home office here or a homework station? If you need a device charged or a laptop plugged in the outlet is right there. It is important to note that many kitchen islands have become the center of ALL activity. That includes working for many people. If the island isn’t the right space to work at there is a desk area designated just across the room.
A Geneseo, IL kitchen with desk and bar area. | VillageHomeStores.com

A stack of drawers and counter surface has been dropped down to “desk height” and this workspace is still within eyesight or earshot of anyone working in the kitchen. Two full-height door cabinets and a glass-front beverage cooler complete this wall of cabinetry with a versatile location perfect for entertaining. Setting up this counter as a beverage station will be perfect when guests are over. It will not be in the way of anyone working in the kitchen.  Now a cold drink is just a few steps inside from the patio doors.
Reclaimed barnwood floating shelves by collaboration from Reclaimed Salvage and Durian Builders. | VillageHomeStores.com

The carpentry work for this remodel was completed by the crew at Durian Builders. They teamed up with  Reclaimed Salvage who provided the reclaimed barnwood for these awesome floating shelves. We want to give a special shout out to the homeowner who also took on some projects for this remodel. The family room was given a new wall treatment and the pantry barn doors turned out amazing! We were so thrilled to help make this space better fit this family in function and style. They were wonderful to work with.farm-kitchen-style

See something in this kitchen that would be on your own dream kitchen wishlist? View the full album of over 50 photos from the kitchen remodel here on our award-winning Houzz page. Do you love something special about this kitchen feature? Be sure to save any of these ideas to your own Pinterest boards or Houzz ideabooks. When you are ready to start the conversation about your own project give us a call at (309) 944-1344 or complete this online contact form and someone from our team will be in touch. footer

Bettendorf Remodel: Upgraded and Upscale

titleThis kitchen remodel in Bettendorf, Iowa is a great example of how you can get your dream kitchen while being budget-conscious.  This amazing transformation came about by making smart choices on where to make upgrades within the project. Take a look at where this kitchen began before you see the finished look.

before2Rich dark cabinetry, quartz countertops, Stainless Steel appliances, an undermounted sink it is all here! While getting your dream kitchen may be something you do once in a lifetime, that doesn’t mean that you have to keep that project off in the distance.java_finish

Our designer from Village Home Stores worked closely with these customer to help them stay within their budget and select the perfect materials and make upgrades in the right places to end up with this upscale look.pantry

Before we look at some of those upgrades lets take a look at the structural changes made to this kitchen. The original kitchen included a wall of cabinetry that surrounded a range and hood unit. This wall divided the kitchen from the Living Room area.

kitchen remodel before and after. | VillageHomeStores.comWe began by opening up this wall to include the new kitchen with the living areas of the home. Removing this wall and all of the soffits above made such a huge difference in the finished kitchen. The birdseye view of the new kitchen design (below) shows how a new bar-height top fits into the newly opened kitchen plan. birdseye_view

Relocating the sink and range locations represented some of the design choices made to get the best working layout for the now open room. Keeping appliances in their original locations can help when you are trying to keep within a project budget. But this is one design upgrade that was worth it. Now that this kitchen opens up into this great room there is no better place for the sink than right here. Dark Java stained kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

Moving the kitchen sink to this new spot facing the guest areas of the home was a great choice. Let’s now take a look at some of the amazing upgrades made to get this upscale look beginning with this sink.black_sink

An undermounted sink is such a desirable element of a kitchen. If you have ever had one I am sure you would not be easily convinced to go back to a drop-in style. Wiping the counters clean with a single swipe into the sink is a huge benefit. The kitchen sink happens to be an Elkay composite granite sink so it is just as durable as it is beautiful. This matte-finished black sink is mounted to beautiful new counters.quartz

Quartz countertops in a kitchen we are boasting is budget-conscious?!? Yes! We currently have a series of Quartz countertops at an incredible price in your choice of 9 colors including this popular “Tundra” color. Let us price this Quartz for your project. You will be pleasantly surprised by the numbers you will see especially if you have been shopping high-end laminate options or solid-surfaces. Before we get to the cabinetry let us look down to the flooring for another upgrade made that was no extra cost at all.

A 1/4 turn tile pattern for your kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.comThis Luxury Vinyl Tile, or “LVT” as we call it, has been installed in a 1/4 turn pattern. A basic pattern would have also looked great with this “Linea” Cream Mannington LVT, but this extra detail sets it off. The pattern of the LVT and the direction changes create a basketweave look and add an eyecatching result with no extra material required. Read more about LVT in this past blog post.

Microwave cabinet. | VillageHomeStores.comSoft-close hinges. | VillageHomeStores.comCabinetry represents such a significant portion of any kitchen project. Our Koch Express line was selected for this project. The “Lexington” doorstyle in the rich Birch “Java” finish has been upgraded with soft-close, dovetailed drawers and even soft-close hinges on the doors.

Our Koch Express line can also be paired with certain pieces from our Koch Classic line.  That is how the angled end cabinet upgrade was made to the end of this wall of cabinetry.  This angled look gives a visual upgrade from the expected square ends available from Koch Express.

Angled end cabinets. | VillageHomeStores.comThe glass tile backsplash was also a beautiful material selection for the kitchen. See the full album of photos from this kitchen over on our Houzz.com portfolio here. Making smart choices and working close with your team at Village Home Stores is where your dream kitchen project begins. Setting up an appointment is your first step. Call or click today. (309) 944-1344.

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