Kewanee, IL Farmhouse Kitchen With Taupe Cabinets

At Village Home Stores we love the continued momentum of the “Farmhouse” trend because in our area we have a lot of actual farmhouses we get to design for! Really the Midwest style of “Traditional” has always lent itself to a Farmhouse look because of our love of rustic and reclaimed materials. Pair that with varied woods and textures, and incorporating antiques and found objects into the spaces and we have been Farmhouse style around here long before anyone knew who Chip and Johanna were. Take a look at this completed kitchen remodel in a local Kewanee, IL farmhouse (sorry, cute cat not included with kitchen design “purr”chase).

Complete Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with cabinetry, countertops, appliances, lighting, flooring, and wall tile by Village Home Stores.
Complete Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with cabinetry, countertops, appliances, lighting, flooring, and wall tile by Village Home Stores.

This Koch Classic kitchen features the “Westbrook” doorstyle with a painted “Taupe” finish on the perimeter and the rich, “Java” stain on the kitchen island. An Ebony accent glaze has been applied to the taupe paint to highlight some of the great door and drawer details plus the added moldings and hood elements we have included in the design. Wine storage can be decorative and functional! Two X-shaped wine cubby cabinets crown the top of the refrigerator installed against a wall on one side, and a finished end panel to the other.

French Door KitchenAid refrigerator with wine storage above in a Kewanee, IL farmhouse kitchen remodel with design and products from Village Home Stores.
French Door KitchenAid refrigerator with wine storage above in a Kewanee, IL farmhouse kitchen remodel with design and products from Village Home Stores.

This refrigerator may look built-in like a counter-depth unit, but note the depth change from the nearby cabinet and counter. This is a full-depth KitchenAid french door fridge given this built-in look by designing with a deeper refrigerator end panel. Another detail keeping with a clean look is the lack of water dispenser on the door. No worries for the thirsty! This model has an interior water dispenser in the top section and icemaker in the freezer. On that same refrigerator wall is the cooking zone of the kitchen design. A front-control 5-burner gas range with convection sits below a wood hood.

French Door KitchenAid refrigerator and gas range in a Kewanee, IL farmhouse kitchen remodel with design and products from Village Home Stores.
French Door KitchenAid refrigerator and gas range in a Kewanee, IL farmhouse kitchen remodel with design and products from Village Home Stores.

Take a look at how great this “Westbrook” cabinet style looks as a door and drawer. Made even more beautiful accented with that Ebony glaze. The wood hood cabinet was ordered to match the kitchen cabinetry. A shallow shelf and detailed brackets complete the look. In any great cooking zone there needs to be ample ventilation. Tucked up into the hood cabinet is a 390 CFM range hood blower by Broan.

Koch Taupe painted wood hood cabinet with Broan range hood insert.
Koch Taupe painted wood hood cabinet with Broan range hood insert.

“Ivory Classico” Tumbled Travertine tiles in a 3″ x 6″ size are installed in the main backsplash area as a bricklay pattern. In the accent area above the cooktop, the same tile is installed in a herringbone pattern. A 3/4″ wide pencil rail tile in the “Wrought Iron” color frames in the accent space. Our surface experts at Village Home Stores will work with you to help you select the right tile, layout and installation design for your space.

Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with wall tile and accent above cooktop by Village Home Stores.
Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with wall tile and accent above cooktop by Village Home Stores.

Engineered quartz counters in a mixed pattern named “Bedrock” blends all of the finishes from the open concept kitchen into one surface color. A standard Eased edge profile has been applied and no quartz backsplash has been installed to allow the full 18″ high distance to feature the Travertine tiles. This kitchen looks out into a large living room and has access to the stairwell for a lower level as well as the hallway and front entry to the home.
The flooring is a major surface selection to make in any open great room space like this.

Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with Taupe painted cabinetry with accent glaze and dark Java island.
Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with Taupe painted cabinetry with accent glaze and dark Java island.

With the cabinetry being a blend of a rich dark stain and a Taupe painted color, the Engineered Hickory selected is a beautiful compliment to both. These 7″ wide planks are from our Canoe Bay line in the Key West Series and “Casa Marina” color. We love the warm gray range in colors and it pairs perfectly with rustic barnwood furniture and accessories in the home.

Koch Taupe painted kitchen cabinets with tall pantry and roll out shelves.
Koch Taupe painted kitchen cabinets with tall pantry and roll out shelves.

There is great storage in this kitchen design including a large pantry cabinet fit with slideout shelving. Pantry cabinets can only be efficient if they offer you accessible storage space. Access the front AND back of your pantry by including deep slideout shelves like this. We can add these adjustable shelves to any deep cabinet space you want to have easier access to. Large and deep drawer storage is located at the center of the kitchen island.

Birch island cabinetry in the dark "Java" stain from our Koch line and microwave built in.
Birch island cabinetry in the dark “Java” stain from our Koch line. Kitchen remodel in Kewanee, IL with design and material by Village Home Stores.

Two large drawers offer up great pots and pans storage for the cooking zone it faces. Another drawer for baking pans and cookie sheets is located beneath the built-in KitchenAid microwave. A pull out wastebasket cabinet is on the opposite end of the kitchen island with a location that is within reach of the cooking, prep and kitchen cleanup zones of the design.

Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with design and materials by Village Home Stores.
Farmhouse kitchen design in Kewanee, IL with design and materials by Village Home Stores.

This island at the center of the kitchen design offers a large, single-height surface with an overhang for counter-height stool seating. A subtle arch to the overhang area ads interest and softens the look of the large quartz slab. 4 stools and two outlets tuck underneath the island overhang. Above the island are two pendant lights. These Capital pendant lights are around 12″ in size and keep the space feeling light and airy with a water glass textured shade.

Capital pendant lighting with clear glass above a kitchen island. Kitchen remodel in Kewanee, IL with design and material by Village Home Stores.
Capital pendant lighting with clear glass above a kitchen island in Kewanee, IL.

The largest statement made in this home from our lighting department wasn’t even a light! This 60″ windmill fan from Quorum is a showroom display favorite and in this home it is so perfect! Oil-Rubbed Bronze metal finishes and a gray weathered wood stain on the blades. We are a “big fan” of this look and it comes in many sizes! Shop our lighting and fans online, anytime at villagehomestores.com or contact a member of our lighting staff to get some guidance for the right fixture perfect for your style and budget.

Windmill fan 60" in Farmhouse great room area in a Kewanee, IL home.
60″ Windmill fan in Farmhouse great room area in a Kewanee, IL home.

If you would like to see more photos and details from this farmhouse remodel including more lighting, this great room, and even some bathroom inspiration be sure to check out the full album posted to our Houzz profile. We provided lighting throughout this farmhouse remodel including our bestselling LED Diode tape lighting for the kitchen and a post-lighted entrance for the driveway (shown below).

Exterior lantern lighting outside of a Kewanee, IL home by Village Home Stores.
Exterior lantern lighting outside of a Kewanee, IL home by Village Home Stores.

If you have a small or large project in your home we want to be a part of it! If you are in need of any cabinetry, countertops, flooring, tile, appliances, window treatments, or lighting then make Village Home Stores your destination! Find us at 105 S State Street in downtown Geneseo Illinois and online at VillageHomeStores.com. If you have any questions about our products or services, just complete this short online form and a member of our team will get in touch with you. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help!

East Moline Remodel: A Bright and Beautiful Before & After

This East Moline, IL kitchen has been given a whole new look and layout. It is always so amazing when just a few location changes in a layout can make such a big difference for our clients. Look at how bright, beautiful, and inviting this new kitchen is.
East Moline kitchen remodel by Village Home Stores. | VillageHomeStores.com

Before we show you around the new space let’s look at the “Before” part of this story. Like many kitchens in the area, this original space had soffits above the wall cabinetry. This was the desired look at the time the original kitchen was installed. A peninsula divided the kitchen area from the nearby dining space. A soffit and suspended wall cabinets hung and acted as a visual divider between the two spaces. This layout not only blocks traffic in a very busy area of the home, it also blocks a lot of light and sight from the kitchen into the nearby rooms.
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The new kitchen layout includes an island centered in the space and removes the peninsula. Now the kitchen, casual dining, and living room areas seem to be all one collective space with a more open concept. island_walkway

A large bi-fold pantry area was native to the original space. This pantry offers a lot of storage without intruding on the pathway from the formal dining room into the kitchen. The new kitchen island was ordered in a finish to best compliment the medium oak stain on the pantry doors and trim.
Oak island kitchen cabinets. | VillageHomeStores.com

Koch Classic’s “Acorn” stain has been applied to a Red Oak wood. There could’t be a better complimentary finish to match the existing woodwork.  The island offers two large drawer stacks with a pull-out waste basket in the center.
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There is a lot to be said about creating a kitchen design that hosts an island without a sink or cooktop included in it.  Think about how wonderful it would be to always have access to a large clear space to work on any type of project throughout the day. Including an Engineered Quartz countertop as the worksurface in the kitchen makes it a non-porous and durable surface to work on as well. This color is called “Paydirt” from our Klondike series of quartz. A “Beveled” edge profile has been applied to the quartz. The cooking zone of the kitchen design is home to a freestanding slide-in gas range with convection and microwave hood by Whirlpool®.
5-burner slide-in gas range in stainless steel. | VillageHomeStores.com

Replacing the older installation style that required a “sill” or “brace” of countertop behind the unit, these new ranges look sleek and built-in. The new freestanding models include front controls on the electric and gas units and a full-depth construction so they rest flush against the back wall. Your current freestanding range can be replaced with one of these units for a customized look. Any standard 30″ wide opening can accommodate one.
5 burner gas cooktop by Whirlpool. | VillageHomeStores.com

Even with a standard 30″ wide unit, a 5-burner cooktop can be included. Full-width cast iron grates allow you to easily slide pots and pans from one burner to another. The grates are dishwasher safe, and their satin finish resists wear and tear. Read more about some of the incredible features (like rapid preheat) and sleek new design of these full-depth ranges here on a previous blog post. The backsplash tile in this new kitchen draws your attention immediately. Travertine 3″ x 6″ tumbled tile in a natural “Light Noche” color from Daltile has been paired with a deco line of Peitra Art’s  “Bliss Cappuccino” tiles:
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travertine_tileTake note that tumbled stone tiles like this Travertine can be installed and grouted to have two different finished looks. You can leave the natural characteristics of the tiles showing (shown to the right) or choose to fill in the gaps and crevasses with your grout. Be sure to discuss the finished look you are after with your tile installer before they begin the project. The texture and style that this backsplash adds to the finished space is showcased by our Diode LED undercabinet lighting system. We have found that this lighting system is a key element to a successful finished remodel project. Our customers are always so glad that they included it in their design. Even during the daytime hours, it is difficult to imagine this kitchen without that backsplash and countertop getting the lighting they deserve. Press play below to see how lost the tile looks when the lights turn off.

The Project Management team replaced the original kitchen window with a new double-hung unit. The main perimeter cabinetry for the kitchen is a bright painted finish called “Pearl”. An “Umber” highlight glaze has been applied to the “Seneca” doorstyle. Soffits have been removed and the new wall cabinets stretch all the way to the ceiling with crown molding applied at the top. This grants more available storage space in the wall cabinets and an updated look.
East Moline kitchen remodel. | VillageHomeStores.com

The new layout feels far less cramped now that the peninsula doesn’t cut off the kitchen from the rest of the room. It is as though the same counter space from the original kitchen peninsula has been shifted into an island top that is now easier to access and use for many tasks. The kitchen sink on the perimeter of the kitchen is an under-mounted model by Blanco in a “Truffle” finish. A 50/50 split layout (shown below) is just one of the many options you have available to choose from when selecting an under-mount sinks.
Blanco sink truffle color. | VillageHomeStores.com

The island has been finished off with an applied door look on each end and spanning the full back panel side of the island. That same treatment has been applied to the refrigerator end panel that caps off the end of the new kitchen. This end treatment option creates such a polished and customized look. A smooth end panel would not give the opportunity for any of the highlight glaze to be applied. With the sunlight that pours in from a set of french doors next to it, this paneled look is a perfect detail!
Refrigerator end panel. | VillageHomeStores.com

The refrigerator was moved to this new location from the opposite corner. Now the cooking center is open and not crowded. There is plenty of landing space to load and unload the refrigerator. New flooring was installed in the living room and the new kitchen. Luxury Vinyl Tile by Mannington called “Corsica Cavern” perfectly ties all of the kitchen finishes together and warms up the space. LVT gives you the look of ceramic tile but a softer surface to work on and warmer to your bare feet. Learn more about LVT here on a previous blog post.
LVT_Mannington

This entire kitchen remodel in East Moline, IL was managed from start to finish by the Project Management team at Village Home Stores. Kitchen remodels do not happen overnight. Our team of experts works with you on creating a schedule and timeline for your project that will get your project completed in as quick of  timeline as possible for the work to be done correctly and with the quality our customers have come to expect from Village Home Stores. See a short recap of the process in the collage below:
Quad Cities kitchen remodel. | VillageHomeStores.com

Do you have a kitchen in the Quad Cities region that is in need of a complete remodel? Village Home Stores would love to be a part of your own before & after story. We can provide design and materials for your space or manage to project for you entirely. Whatever works best for your lifestyle and budget. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our designers and start the conversation. (309) 944-1344.
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