New Build Farmhouse in Rural Illinois With Angled Island

We label a lot of kitchens “Modern Farmhouse” these days… but this time we truly mean it! The kitchen in this new Aledo, IL home has modern upgrades and farmhouse details PLUS just happens to be built on family farmland! It has a stylish and clean transitional look with tons of great modern features. Village Home Stores was so glad to partner with Bagby Construction on the design and materials for this new construction project. Let’s take a tour of some of the highlights from this home beginning with the kitchen in the open concept great room.

Kitchen design with angled island and Skara Brae Cambria Quartz. Cabinetry, counters, lighting and appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
Kitchen design with angled island and Skara Brae Cambria Quartz. Cabinetry, counters, lighting and appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction

A modern take on a U-shape kitchen layout, this perimeter angles in slightly on each end and the shape is mirrored back in a single-level kitchen island. This kitchen is spacious and interesting and serves up plenty of great storage without needing any corner susan cabinets. Our favorite material detail selected for this space is the choice of Cambria Quartz in the “Skara Brae” design. This engineered quartz is a stunning blend of warm gray tones arranged in a river-like pattern with a bright white background. The best place to see this full pattern is on the large island top below.

Stainless farm sink installed in Skara Brae Cambria tops. New home in Aledo, IL with kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores.
Stainless farm sink installed in Skara Brae Cambria tops. New home in Aledo, IL with kitchen design and materials by Village Home Stores for Bagby Constructon.

A great way to modernize any element is to take a classic shape and change the material. n the case of this kitchen, a Kohler farmhouse apron sink is undermounted to the Cambria quartz in a Stainless Steel material. This sink even has the modern feature of a lowered center divider. A low divider sink layout allows you the option to separately soak, rinse, or dry items. The divider is just high enough to fill for a decent soak on one side without wasting a lot of water. Take a glance below and imagine this sink with a large skillet or pan needing to soak. A low divider allows you to get that soak and still lay the handle down in the sink without splashing and making a huge mess.

Stainless Steel low divide farm sink installed in Skara Brae cambria tops. New home in Aledo, IL with design and materials by Village Home Stores.
Stainless Steel low divide farm sink installed in Skara Brae Cambria tops.

If you peek just past the faucet base, you will also see another great modern detail installed in the countertop surface. A garbage disposal is nothing new, but a button switch that is located right by the faucet in a low-profile is pretty great! A great meal at home begins with prep and always ends in making a big mess. So any cleaning zone of an active kitchen needs a dishwasher that can get to work for you. Have a big mess? This KitchenAid dishwasher can fit it all, adjust to the soil level of your load, and a full load quietly at just 39 DBA.

KitchenAid three level rack dishwasher in a kitchen island design.
KitchenAid three level rack dishwasher in a kitchen island design.

A removable third level rack gets you capacity when you need it for lids, utensils, or flatware. The main upper rack must have been designed originally for Inspector Gadget because it’s got so many cool features! The rack itself can adjust easily up and down. Two rows of adjustable tines can be shifted into one of three positions to accommodate deep or wide dishes. Your household have a lot of reusable water bottles to keep clean? This upper rack also has spray nozzles that can be placed deep inside tall or odd-shaped items like bottles, glasses and vases to thoroughly clean them. Have baby bottles to wash? Use these same bottle wash nozzles plus the Sani-Rinse option that heats the final rinse water to 155°F, eliminating 99.999% of food soil bacteria.

Kitchen design with angled gray stained island, Skara Brae Cambria tops, and glass pendants.
Kitchen design with angled gray stained island, Skara Brae Cambria tops, and glass pendants.

This kitchen island design is ideal for prep, cleanup, casual dining, and entertaining. The design of an island shape that angles in helps to keep the user’s work triangle tight and allows the exterior of the island to spread out. Three spans of counter-height overhang are available for seating and electrical outlets on each end make the island versatile. You can plug in small appliances for prep or even crock pots for serving. With a wide counter and incredible natural light, plug in a laptop and this island can even become a work-from-home space.

Kitchen design with pots and pans storage below cooktop. Cabinetry, counters and appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
Kitchen design with pots and pans storage below cooktop.

The cooking zone is right at the center of this kitchen design. Instead of a freestanding range with hood layout, this design splits up the cooktop and oven. The center stretch of base cabinets is packed full of deep and sturdy drawer storage including underneath the cooktop.

Kitchen design with lots of drawer storage.
Kitchen design with lots of drawer storage. Cabinetry, counters and appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction

A wide stack of two deep pots and pans drawers is available right beneath the cooktop. Flanking each side is a three drawer stack with enough width for smaller pans, utensils and other tools. The classic shape and function of a cup pull handle is perfect for a slab drawer front like these. Notice that on the wide pots and pans drawers we used two pulls.

KitchenAid 6 burner gas cooktop installed on wide drawer stack in kitchen. Appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
KitchenAid 36″ wide 5 burner gas cooktop installed on wide drawer stack in kitchen design.

The 36″ wide 5 burner gas cooktop and 30″ wide wall oven have been installed separately. This widens the cooking zone making it easier for two users and allows for a built in microwave to be installed above the wall oven. Now the microwave and wall oven are each raised up to a more comfortable height to read controls and load and unload items. A drawer below the wall oven is the perfect place for storing baking sheets and racks.

KitchenAid wall oven and built in microwave installed in white painted cabinetry.
KitchenAid wall oven and built in microwave. Appliances by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction

Tall cabinets with built in cooking can also provide a visual balance for other tall elements in a kitchen design. In this home, the tall cabinet is complimented across the layout with a french door refrigerator surrounded by end panels and a deep upper cabinet. This KitchenAid refrigerator is one of our bestselling models. The interior layout is amazing and even includes a slide-away shelf that allows you to adjust the storage space in seconds. Press play below to see what we mean.

Shopping for appliances in the Quad Cities region and want to shop a small business with an expert staff? Village Home Stores has a friendly and knowledgeable sales team and a local low price guarantee. Shop appliances online with us at villagehomestores.com. If you need assistance you can always drop your information in our webchat and a salesperson can help you find the right models for your needs. Another category of product at Village you can shop online is our lighting department. With thousands of options in style, price, and finish our lighting team is available to help you select the perfect fixtures. This new home includes many rooms and exterior spaces featuring lighting and fans from Village Home Stores.

Farmhouse style lighting. Pearson chandelier and clear water glass pendants above kitchen island in a new home in Aledo, IL. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
Pearson chandelier and clear water glass pendants above kitchen island in a new home in Aledo, IL.

Our lighting experts will help you create a plan that uses your lighting budget to carry your personal style from room to room and even within the same room. Like many new homes, this layout has an open concept with an entrance, living room, dining room, and the kitchen all in one view. We love the “Pearson” series from Capital lighting. It is a wonderful transitional chandelier series that can look right at home in so many spaces. Here above you can see the 8-light Pearson hangs above the dining area and if you look the the back of the image you can see a two-tiered 24-light version hanging in the front foyer. Below is an image showing you the view looking up from the front entrance of the home.

Double Circle 24 Light Chandelier in Foyer
Large dual ring 24 light chandelier in the entrance of a new home in Aledo, IL

Size and scale are just as important as style when selecting lighting for your home. Our lighting experts are here to help you make the right decisions with that in mind. The same can be said about ceiling fans. Nothing can look more out of place than a tiny fan in a great room. Not to mention the function of a fan is to move air within that space. The 70″ wide “Maverick” fans in this house are just the right size and they are super stylish. Plus these fans are “damp-rated” so you can install them inside and outside.

Damp rated indoor outdoor ceiling fans from the Maverick Series in a new home in Aledo, IL. Lighting by Village Home Stores for Bagby Construction
Damp rated indoor outdoor ceiling fans from the Maverick Series in a new home in Aledo, IL.

Speaking of outside, don’t forget that the first chance at a first impression with your lighting is outside the entrance to your home. Don’t leave your exterior lighting selections for a last-minute thought. With many new styles available, it is such a fun category of lighting. Gone are the days of installing the same basic lantern style as your neighbor. We love the schoolhouse style arm lights selected at this home. The “Allenbury” series in a 14″ size from our Kichler line has been installed across the front garage area of this new home.

Matte black arm light on garage door of farmhouse. Exterior lighting from Village Home Stores.
Matte black arm light on garage door of farmhouse.

We have tried to give you a full tour of the kitchen in this home but this is honestly just the tip of the iceberg. Want to see even more images from this home? Check out the full album of photos here on our Best of Houzz winning Houzz profile. There is a lot more to see like this back door laundry room including a dog wash station (shown below). The “Windsor” door in a Birch wood and the same “Stone” stain as the kitchen island is used on the laundry room cabinetry.

Laundry room tiled dog wash station with gray stained cabinetry.
Laundry room tiled dog wash station with gray stained Koch cabinetry from Village Home Stores

Ready to get started on your own project with Village Home Stores? From countertop replacement to complete start to finish remodels, we are here for you. Your first step is just to reach out. You can even drop you info into the message box here on the blog and a member of our team can text or email with you to answer your initial questions. For more information about this builder visit the Bagby Construction website here. You can reach us at (309) 944-1344 or visit our showroom at 105 S State Geneseo, IL 61254.

Moline Kitchen Remodel With Gray Base and White Upper Cabinets

You know we love sharing before and after remodel stories here on the blog, but this Moline, IL kitchen is way more than another before and after story. What a stunning take on the updated two tone kitchen trend with dark base cabinets and light uppers. But folks, we almost didn’t have the chance to bid this project! We say over and over that we we can beat box store pricing if we are just given the opportunity and this project is proof of that. This customer was ready to purchase cabinetry from a box store and thankfully a friend suggested she also get a bid from our small business. And we got the chance to sell her this amazing kitchen!

Two color kitchen in Moline IL with Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets.
Two color kitchen in Moline IL with Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets.

How gorgeous and on trend is this look!? The Savannah doorstyle from our Koch Classic line of cabinetry is installed with a painted gray “Fog” finish on the base cabinets and “White” paint on the upper cabinets and floating shelves. The old kitchen was original to the home and needed a wall removed to create a much more functional layout. What an update!

Moline IL kitchen remodel before and after story from Village Home Stores.
Moline IL kitchen remodel before and after story from Village Home Stores.

A wall once divided the kitchen from the dining room and now a peninsula with counter-height stools offers added seating. Hanstone quartz in the “Speechio White” design dazzles and sparkles. Across from the U shape kitchen, the refrigerator is recessed into the wall and a pantry and coffee bar area has been installed. Anyone with a KitchenAid mixer will be envious of the cabinet shown below:

Kitchen cabinet with KitchenAid mixer lift shelf.
Kitchen cabinet with KitchenAid mixer lift shelf. Koch Cabinetry and Hanstone quartz available to the Quad Cities from Village Home Stores.

Mixer lift cabinets can be a great storage solution for bakers because they free up countertop space and offer a sturdy location for your stand mixer that tucks easily out of sight when not in use. Notice the cord in the above image. We always recommend you install an outlet on the back end of this cabinet interior so you can always have your mixer plugged in and at the ready without having to bend down.

Full height door base cabinet with pullout spice rack in Moline IL.
Full height door base cabinet with pullout spice rack in Moline IL.

We also included a pull out spice rack in the kitchen near the range. Pull out cabinets can be ordered in many sizes and even have options for other storage besides spices and cooking oils. Ask a Village Home Stores kitchen designer about pull out knife racks, towel bars, pegboard utensil holders, bin utensil holders, tray dividers, and more! The new kitchen layout in this Moline home includes a peninsula with an extended countertop for casual counter-height seating. A large stack of drawers spans most of the peninsula area with a blind corner cabinet at the turn. This is the second kitchen feature we have shared in this new year to include a blind corner cabinet.

U shape kitchen with peninsula seating in Moline IL. Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets paired with Hanstone Quartz counters.
U shape kitchen with peninsula seating in Moline IL. Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets paired with Hanstone Quartz counters.

This wire blind corner insert is the ultimate use of space. A factory-installed slide and pivot wire rack system allows you easy access to the usable storage space of this cabinet. Ask a kitchen designer at Village Home Stores about all of your corner cabinet options from Koch Cabinetry. Press play below to see this cabinet open and operate.

Another storage area we love was installed by the customer in the small hallway near the kitchen. A narrow section of wall was converted into a lighted bar area with a small beverage cooler. It is now the perfect location to store and display bar items right within reach of the kitchen, dining room, and nearby sunroom when entertaining.

What a fun use of this small space! Check out this customer's bar area in a hallway near the new kitchen.
What a fun use of this small space! Check out this customer’s bar area in a hallway near the new kitchen.

We can handle your remodel from start to finish but that is not every customer’s need. This customer arranged for their own demo and installation and Village provided the cabinetry and countertop surfaces. Village can help as little or as much as you want for your own project. We also want to remind you that we carry a wide variety of products that can compliment all project needs and budgets.

Koch Cabinetry and Hanstone quartz available to the Quad Cities from Village Home Stores.
Koch Cabinetry and Hanstone quartz available to the Quad Cities from Village Home Stores.

See more photos from this finished kitchen space here on our Best of Houzz 2020 award-winning profile. We were so thrilled to hear last week that we were awarded this badge for the 6th year in a row. If you are working on any projects in your existing home or planning on building a new home you need to check out Houzz. It is a fantastic way to find inspiration and organize your ideas into usable notes. You can even collaborate with your designer at Village Home Stores by sending them ideas you find on Houzz in shared ideabooks. See all of our projects and browse our categories of ideabooks here at houzz.com.

Two color U shape kitchen and peninsula in Moline IL with Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets.
Two color U shape kitchen with peninsula in Moline IL. Fog gray bases and white upper cabinets paired with Hanstone Quartz counters.

Ready to start your own before and after story with our team? From just new countertops, to a complete new space and everything in between. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help. You can call us at 309 944 1344 or come visit our showroom at 105 S State in downtown Geneseo, IL Monday-Friday from 9am-5pmor Saturdays from 9am-noon. Learn more about our store and even text with our team from our website at villagehomestores.com

New Home in Geneseo, IL With White and Gray Finishes

This week’s project feature is a new home that was just completed in Geneseo, IL built by Bob Johnson Construction. We love the classic look of a white painted kitchen cabinet. The kitchen in this home includes our Koch Classic Cabinetry line in the Prairie doorstyle and painted “White” finish on the perimeter. The kitchen island is installed in the same doorstyle but finished in a gray paint color named “Fog”. The kitchen cabinetry stretches all the way to the ceiling and leaves just enough space for a stylish stacked crown molding to be applied.

Geneseo kitchen with Koch cabinetry, Kichler lighting, Whirlpool appliances, and Calacatta Laza quartz countertops. Kitchen design and products from Village Home Stores for Bob Johnson Construction.
Geneseo kitchen with Koch cabinetry, Kichler lighting, Whirlpool appliances, and Calacatta Laza quartz countertops.

The Stainless Steel appliance package from Whirlpool is packed with great features. The cooking wall includes a front control gas range with convection and a microwave hood above it. The convection oven has a “Rapid Preheat” feature that uses all of the elements and a rear fan to preheat the oven 20% faster. This new front-control range design gives you a sleek and custom look without needing a special size or opening. Fitting in any standard 30″ wide opening, you can replace your existing electric or gas range with this look that removes the tall control area on the back wall. Now your entire backsplash can show off.

Whirlpool gas range and microwave hood in a Geneseo IL home built by Bob Johnson Construction with design and products from Village Home Stores.
Whirlpool gas range and microwave hood in a Geneseo IL home built by Bob Johnson Construction with design and products from Village Home Stores.

And speaking of backsplashes, check out this fun take on the Subway tile look: elongated tiles! These 3″ x 12″ tiles are from our Midwest Tile line in the New Yorker series and “Bright White” color. The cooktop on this Whirlpool range has an oval shaped 5th burner at the center making it perfect for griddles and large cookware. Cleanup of the cooktop is so easy with the EZ-2-Lift™ hinged cast-iron grates. The hinged design allows you to wipe up under them without removing them entirely. Shop this range and more great Whirlpool appliances at our Local low Price Guaranteed here on our website.

Whirlpool gas cooktop range in a Geneseo IL home built by Bob Johnson Construction with design and products from Village Home Stores.
Whirlpool gas cooktop range in a Geneseo IL home.

The refrigerator wall of the kitchen design includes a fingerprint-resistant finish Stainless Steel refrigerator. This builder was able to include a planned niche space in the wall to recess the refrigerator and allow the customer to purchase a standard, full-depth model. Not every kitchen design demands the flush style of a counter-depth model, but every design certainly looks cleaner with it.

Whirlpool Stainless french door refrigerator in a Geneseo IL home built by Bob Johnson Construction with design and products from Village Home Stores.
Whirlpool Stainless french door refrigerator in a Geneseo IL home.

Curious about how the depth of your refrigerator may change the look of your kitchen design? Check out this ideabook on our houzz page that is a collection of full-depth and counter-depth models installed in completed kitchens. We love the shallow landing space that was created on the right side of the refrigerator. This narrow cabinet area helps to give the refrigerator wall a built in look and provides a great landing space for mail, keys, and phones. This kitchen opens up to a dining space as well as a living room.

Geneseo open concept kitchen design and products from Village Home Stores for Bob Johnson Construction.
Geneseo open concept kitchen design and products from Village Home Stores for Bob Johnson Construction.

The dining table just off of the kitchen can comfortably seat a large crowd for a meal, but the island also has seating which can be a great casual place to grab a seat. Counter-height seating continues to be the trend for kitchen island designs. Bar heights can be uncomfortable for longer periods of time and difficult to use for families with small children. With the kitchen sink at the center of the island top, the overhang end can become a wonderful and large work surface when needed. Many of our clients work from home and prefer the option of a desk area in the heart of the home. Gone are the days of having that kitchen desk facing a wall. In this design you can plug a laptop or tablet right into the end of the island and soak in all this amazing sunlight and open space.

White and gray Fog painted kitchen with Koch cabinetry and Calacatta Laza quartz countertop surfaces. Kitchen design by Rachel Tingley and products from Village Home Stores.
White and Fog painted kitchen with Koch cabinetry and Calacatta Laza quartz countertop surfaces.

When you build a new home there are so many decisions to be made and products to be selected. It can be very overwhelming to take on every choice and checklist yourself. That is why we have a full team that can assemble for you with experts from each department in our store. Village Home Stores truly is your one stop shop for new home and remodeling customers. In this home we provided cabinetry, countertops, flooring, wall tile, lighting, window treatments, and appliances.

White and gray painted kitchen with Koch cabinetry, Whirlpool appliances, and Calacatta Laza quartz countertops. Kitchen design by Rachel Tingley and products from Village Home Stores.
Kichler lighting in dinette and above kitchen island in a Geneseo, IL home.

The lighting selected for the great room kitchen, dining space, and front entry are all from our Kichler line. The seedy glass adds a fun texture and keeps the overall look light and bright. We supplied lighting for inside and outside of this Geneseo home. If you are in need of a single light for your home or an entire new home of lighting, our experts can help you select the lights perfect for your style, size of space, and budget. Shop our lighting online anytime here at villagehomestores.com.

Custom window blinds in a Geneseo IL home from Village Home Stores.
Custom window blinds in a Geneseo IL home from Village Home Stores.

We also installed window shades and blinds throughout this new home. Our custom window shades and blinds department has really become a great option for our customers. We have competitive prices, amazing selections, and our own expert installers to help you get the stylish look and privacy you need for your home. Contact us today for a quote. The main flooring surface in the foyer, great room, dining room, kitchen, hallway, pantry, laundry room, and office are all a luxury vinyl plank.

Luxury vinyl plank flooring installed in a Geneseo, IL home. Design and products from Village Home Stores for Bob Johnson Construction.
Luxury vinyl plank flooring installed in a Geneseo, IL home.

This is the Lux Haus II series from our Triumph line and the color is “Belvoir”. This vinyl flooring product is amazing because it is waterproof, pet-friendly, scratch-resistant, and can be installed above an existing floor. The planks are cork-backed which means that it helps to insulate your floors and reduce noises. This product comes in a variety of wood looks and finishes. Like most new home plans we see, the laundry room is right within reach of the main hub of the home.

Maytag front load laundry pair in a Geneseo IL home built by Bob Johnson Construction with design and products from Village Home Stores.
Maytag front load laundry pair in a Geneseo IL home.

In this laundry we installed our Koch Express line in the Camden door and same “Fog” paint used as an accent cabinet in the nearby kitchen. A front-load Maytag laundry pair is ready to tackle the toughest loads of laundry. The most powerful cleaning in the industry with great features like quick wash and sanitize cycles. It also has a 16 Hr Fresh Hold® Option that keeps clean clothes smelling fresh in the washer with an internal fan and intermittent tumbling that circulate air through clothes for up to 16 hours after the wash cycle ends. The guest bathroom vanity (shown below) is the same style as the laundry cabinets. A stylish and seamless double vanity top from our Onyx Collection line is in the “Dove” color.

Bathroom double vanity cabinet and Onyx top. Design and products from Village Home Stores for Bob Johnson Construction.
Bathroom double vanity cabinet and Onyx top.

In the master bathroom we returned to the same cabinet door and finish from the kitchen. A tall linen cabinet offers up a lot of great storage and a separation between the sinks. The vanity tops in this bathroom are also from our Onyx Collection line. This time in the “Cloud” color with a matching walk-in shower system in the same product.

Master bathroom double vanity cabinet layout with tall linen cabinets. Design and products from Village Home Stores for Bob Johnson Construction.
Master bathroom double vanity cabinet layout with tall linen cabinets.

Curious about a molded shower product for your bathroom? Check out this Onyx Collection cultured marble shower with custom wall panels, trim, shelves, corner seat, and window frame! This product is very easy to clean and looks great! Here we includes a low profile curb base on the custom shower pan. Shown in this Quad Cities area home in the Cloud gloss finish with no shower door application. Contact the bathroom design experts at Village Home Stores for a bid on this product made in the USA.

Are you building or remodeling a home in our region soon? Village Home Stores would be honored to provide you with an expert design and quality products for your home. We can help as little or as much as you need. Your first step is just to reach out to our team. Our showroom is located at 105 S State Street in Geneseo, IL across from Geneseo Brewing Company. You can call us at (309) 944-1344 or complete this short online form and a member of our team will be in touch soon after. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on.

Galesburg IL Home Gets a Whole New Look

This home in Galesburg, IL has gotten an entirely new look in nearly every room. Say goodbye to all that golden oak and hello to a stylish new refreshed update! There was so much transformation throughout this home and we wanted to highlight a few of the updates here in a featured post. Let’s begin in the kitchen. This home has a wonderful layout and already boasts an open concept feel that most new homes have. The oak woodwork, trim, and surfaces were in desperate need of an update.

Before and after photos of a Galesburg IL kitchen. We removed dated golden oak and tile and installed an updated white and gray kitchen design. - Village Home Stores
Before and after photos of a Galesburg IL kitchen.

This Galesburg family worked closely with a team at Village Home Stores on design, layout, and product selections that make you honestly feel like you are in a brand new home. For example, take a peek at the trim above the doorways in the above images. We removed the dated wood corner rosettes and built a new doorway topper design that is transitional in style. With so many doorways and windows in the home, this detail change really made a big impact throughout the entire property. Our Koch Cabinetry in the Bristol doorstyle has been painted in a bright “White” paint for the kitchen perimeter. The kitchen island repeats the same doorstyle in a Birch wood and “Stone” stain.

Galesburg, IL kitchen remodel from Village Home Stores

The kitchen is spacious and packed with great cabinet storage. The new kitchen island design includes an overhang on the back side with seating space for three. The front of the island faces the sink wall and includes centered large stack of pots and pans drawers with hidden top utensil slide out. Sliding shelves in one end cabinet and a pullout waste basket on the other end.

Galesburg IL kitchen with Koch cabinet island storage.

The L-shape of the layout includes a french door refrigerator and the cooking zone. This suite of appliances from our Whirlpool line also includes a microwave hood, dishwasher, and double oven range all in a fingerprint-resistant Stainless Steel finish. The electric double oven range has True Convection features in the lower oven and allows you to cook at two temperatures at once. The top oven cavity also has a very fast preheat.

Galesburg IL kitchen with new kitchen and Whirlpool appliances from Village Home Stores.
Galesburg IL kitchen with new kitchen and Whirlpool appliances from Village Home Stores.

The original kitchen had a similar perimeter layout, but the kitchen island was awkward in shape and location. The new rectangle design frames in the kitchen and allows those seated at the island to not have their backs entirely to the nearby dinette and great room. The area above the kitchen sink was updated as well. We bridged the cabinet space on either side of the window together with a valance, shelf, and crown molding.

Before and after photos of a Galesburg IL kitchen updated with a white and gray kitchen design. - Village Home Stores
Before and after photos of a Galesburg IL kitchen updated with a white and gray kitchen design.

One of the other transformation stories we want to share in the feature is the main view upon entering the home. The original entry had a oak-on-oak-on-oak staircase. The new owners of this home wanted a more updated look and a practical stairway surface for their young children and pet. We reworked this stairwell to include a carpeted runner and a two-tone white and warm gray stain similar to the kitchen design.

Before and after photos of a Galesburg IL home staircase remodel. Removed golden oak and updating to a gray stain and white paint combination with carpet runner and metal and wood bannister. - Village Home Stores
Before and after photos of a Galesburg IL home staircase remodel.

Durian Builders and the Village Home Stores team worked to create a design for this family inspired by many ideas found online. We want to help our customers truly get the home of their dreams. This doesn’t mean that every idea you show us from Pinterest or Houzz will be within your budget, but we will do our best to help explore any option you are wanting to discuss. If you love using these online platforms for inspiration be sure o follow Village Home Stores here on Pinterest and here on Houzz.

Have an idea you found on Pinterest? Village Home Stores can help make it come to life.
Have an idea you found on Pinterest? Village Home Stores can help make it come to life.

We think that the new staircase looks better than any of the ideas that inspired it! The carpeting on these stairs was also installed throughout the home. It is our Dream Weaver carpet in the Reflections II series and “Sageview” color. We installed in in the bedrooms, hallways, closets, and bonus/playroom space (cute dog not included in carpet purchase from Village Home Stores).

Before and after photos of a Galesburg IL home staircase remodel. Removed golden oak and updating to a gray stain and white paint combination with carpet runner on stairs. - Village Home Stores
We removed golden oak and updating to a gray stain and white paint combination with carpet runner on stairs.

The entire album of photos from this completed home are now posted to our portfolio here on houzz.com. There you can see more of this stunning new kitchen plus get a peek at the bathrooms, mudroom locker, and laundry room. How about you? Are you looking for a team that can help you remodel an existing home and bring it to new life for you and your family? Village Home Stores may be the perfect fit! We work in so many cities surrounding our Geneseo, IL showroom. Have questions about our process and what steps you will take to get an estimate from our team? Be sure to watch this episode our weekly TV show where we discuss that process in detail. When you are ready for an appointment, just reach out at (309) 944-1344.

Phone number for kitchen design, remodeling, flooring, and more. Village Home Stores servicing Galesburg Illinois area.