If you haven’t been in our showroom lately, then you may not know that we have just replaced what used to be our oldest kitchen display with a brand new look! This test kitchen upstairs was truly in need of a brighter update and we packed it full of so great inspiration! Bright white painted cabinetry paired with geometric tile and Cambria quartz. This finished kitchen turned out amazing!
We love this kitchen so much that we have already featured it on our weekly TV show (which airs every Sunday morning on WQAD). If you can’t stop by and see this space in person, take a video tour! Press play below to take a detailed look at the surfaces and storage in this new display kitchen.
This kitchen design is a mix of many selections. The man perimeter cabinetry Koch’s “Bristol” door in a painted “White” finish using 5-piece drawer fronts. The island cabinetry is a Rift Cut Oak (more on that later) in the “Charleston” door and “Silverwood” stain. Two large glass pendants from Capital Lighting hang above the kitchen island.
We designed this kitchen to fit multiple users at once and to include a lot of great features for our builders and customers to see and experience in person. Having a large kitchen island for reference is one example, This kitchen island is 51″ deep and 105″ long!
Now that may seem large for some of our remodel customers who are limited in space, but this is about the average size of many new home kitchen islands Village is designing in the area. Now we have a large example of an island in store to help you use to reference the size of the island we design for you when you visit us to review your design. We now have a new style of wood hood on display as well. This new horizontal beaded hood is perfect for transitional, coastal, cottage, and minimalist styled spaces. We can order this to match the finish of your kitchen cabinetry and fit the inside with a range hood insert.
But what will that look like with the insert inside? take a peek underneath in the image below. We can order range hood inserts like this one in a variety of sizes and CFM power depending on your application. Our appliance experts will work with you and your kitchen designer to help select the correct option. Proper ventilation is so important in any working kitchen to help control smoke, grease, and smells from spreading throughout your home.
The entire cooking zone of this kitchen design is a home chef’s dream! Not only does it have that great vent hood and tons of surrounding countertop space, the range itself is amazing! This is a dual fuel range from KitchenAid’s commercial series of cooking products. This 36″ wide range boasts 6 gas burners, a 5.1. cu.ft. capacity electric oven with convection features, and convection conversion.
That oven can hold quite a bit and so can all the surrounding cabinets. We included two great pullout options bookending the cooking zone. To the left is our customer favorite 12″ wide pullout utensil cabinet. To the right is a 12″ wide spice rack pullout. Ask your kitchen designer at Village about all of the great storage solution options you have for your layout.
The wall cabinets in this design are 42″ tall. These upper wall cabinets provide a lot of storage plus we have installed crown molding and undercabinet molding to complete the look. In place of glass in the “X” mullioned doors, we used mirror. The two countertop surfaces in this kitchen are Cambria Quartz “Harrogate” (on island) and “St. Giles” (on perimeter).
Our best-selling undercabinet lighting system is also fit to illuminate this kitchen design day and night. A smooth wash of LED lighting can be dimmed for ambient light, or set at full brightness for task light. We repeated the “X” of the mullioned doors in the wine storage cabinets creating a bar area within the kitchen L-shaped design. Below the countertop we have installed a glass-front wine cooler with dual temperature zones. We also included a 15″ built-in icemaker that creates clear, restaurant-quality ice for your home.
The “Vintage” series of cabinet pulls and handles by Belwith Keeler were used for the kitchen perimeter cabinets. A KitchenAid counter-depth side by side refrigerator caps off the end of the L-shape kitchen layout. We have surrounded this fridge with end panels and a deep cabinet above to store large items. This Stainless Steel fridge has a PrintShield finish to help resist fingerprints and smudges keeping your kitchen looking great.
But let’s circle back to that great kitchen island, and the surfaces on the kitchen perimeter. Cambria Quartz is a super stylish choice for your kitchen, but is also a durable and sanitary choice! Cambria is a man-made, solid slab material that can be fabricated into anything from countertops to shower walls. It is durable enough to be used as stair treads and cutting boards. It is also nonporous making it a wise investment to help reduce the spread of bacteria and germs in your household.
The “Harrogate” design on the island is a stunning blend of greys and blacks veining through a white background. The darkest parts of the veining almost have a deep nay blue tint to them making this color a great choice for our Charcoal Blue cabinet customers as well. We used matte black accents for the faucets, hardware, seating, and accessories in this kitchen. Want to save some of the ideas from this kitchen for your own project? Check out the full album of project photos here on our Houzz page.
We repeated the “X” detail again on the sides of the kitchen island. This look is achieved by a skilled carpenter (don’t worry, we know a few for ya), panels, baseboard, and stained flat filler strips. The “Silverwood” stain from our Koch line is a warm gray stain that allows the woodgrain to be showcased.
The woodgrain of this kitchen island is especially interesting because we have selected a Rift Cut Oak for these doors and drawers. The rift cut process helps to create a beautiful pattern in the woodgrain that you have to see and feel for yourself to appreciate. In contrast to the 5-piece drawer fronts on the white cabinets, we went with a slab style on the island. The “Edgefield” hardware series by Jeffery Alexander makes for a creative new take on hardware application. These tap style pulls are installed at the top often doors and drawer fronts for a great look and function.
Geometric shapes have been trending for a few years in the Kitchen and Bath industry and they are gaining momentum moving into 2021. Bold color choices and fun shapes are found throughout our entire tile sample showroom. In this kitchen we installed large 23″ x 20 hexagon tiles on the floor in a “Matte Black” color with white grout. We love the graphic statement it makes in the space. If you scroll back a few images you will see we repeated the hexagon shape above the cooktop in a smaller “Morocco Grey” 5″ x 6″ tile accent.
We used the main kitchen backsplash as an opportunity to showcase another tile trend that makes a graphic statement: crayon shaped tile. Here we used “Bright White” Crayon tiles and a contrasting gray grout to help emphasize the shapes. Don’t forget that if you have an existing space you want to change the wall surfaces in, you can use our free visualizer tool to try them on! Just tap the orange circle at the top of this blog page to try it out.
If you are looking for an expert kitchen and bath design team with quality products look no further than Village Home Stores. Our showroom is located in downtown Geneseo, Illinois. Just a short drive from the Quad Cities and many surrounding areas, we are worth the trip. For your best experience with our team, you will want to let us know you are coming in to see us. You can use the webchat feature here on the blog or call 309 944 1344 to schedule an appointment and learn more about our bidding and designing process. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help.