This Geneseo, IL kitchen was given a bright new look with a two-tone finish cabinet design and a large single-level island. The remodel project was managed start to finish by the complete project management team at Village Home Stores. In 2020 (and currently as we move into 2021), we have been able to make safety adjustments to our remodel process. Adjustments to help protect our customers, our staff, and any subcontractors we send to a home. Because we already had an organized remodel estimating and scheduling process, adding in the COVID safety elements just became absorbed as a part of it. We are so thrilled that we have been able to complete many remodels like this over the past year. Thank you to all our customers who have adapted along with us as we field product availability issues and allowed for some extra days on the calendar to prevent crews from overlapping tasks. Take a look at this transformation!
The original kitchen in this home was nice, but the customers wanted a brighter and revised layout. Koch cabinetry in the Easton door in an “Ivory” painted finish with “Smoke” highlights are used for the kitchen’s perimeter. A “Fog” paint on the same door is installed for the new island. The original flooring was kept in place and now that it is the only wood in the space. The wood floors still give warmth while the painted cabinets and quartz counters brighten overall look.
The vibrant green dishes on display at the end of the island also lighten the mood and bring a cheerful pop of color to the space. The cabinet hardware in this kitchen is a “Brushed Pewter” finish. We share a lot of gold and matte black hardware on the blog but those finishes are not for every style or taste. If you lean more to a transitional style and plan on including a lot of grays and metals in the kitchen, ask your designer at Village about our aged and brushed Pewter finishes. Pewter can complement gray painted cabinets (shown below) and the finish works so well for kitchens that include Stainless Steel appliances.
The Kitchen Aid appliances in this new space are a dream! A counter-depth french door refrigerator is surrounded by tall pantry storage to the right of the kitchen sink and window. This is a high traffic area and we did not have the allowance on the exterior wall to recess the refrigerator. For these reasons, a counter-depth model is ideal. Notice how the refrigerator cabinet sits flush with the two pantries that bookend it. Only the doors project into the pathway.
Counter-depth doesn’t mean poor interior storage. Visit the Village website here to see some interior shots of the shelving and bins within. If you want to see more examples of counter-depth and standard depth refrigerators, visit this ideabook we created on our Houzz page and ask our appliance team and your kitchen designer at Village what is recommended for your own layout. The photo below also illustrates the refrigerator depth well. Installing a standard french door refrigerator here would cause the ends of the fridge to be exposed an added 4-6″ or more. That may not sound like much but trust us it is! Speaking of making every inch count, this dishwasher is amazing when it comes to capacity!
The dishwasher in this kitchen boasts three racks of versatile loading possibilities and complete wash coverage. The third rack isn’t just a silverware tray. It fits glasses, mugs, bowls, silverware and cooking tools! This frees up room below in the other two racks for pots, plates and even mixing bowls. Check out this Instagram Reels tour of the inside of this dishwasher installed in a Coal Valley, IL kitchen also from Village. “Calacatta Laza” Quartz counters installed with an “Ogee” edge profile add a classic and bright surface to the completed kitchen.
Engineered quartz surfaces continue to be a great way to give you the look of a marble pattern in a nonporous, durable material. Many of our quartz surfaces are available in a gloss finish (shown), and matte finish option to soften the look. All stone and engineered stone surfaces can have this stylish Ogee edge applied. The wall tile in this Geneseo kitchen remodel is also from Village Home Stores. When you “cap” the end of your backsplash tile off on an exposed edge you can choose to purchase a bullnose tile with a rounded edge or use one of our best-selling Schluter channels. These metal channels can be ordered in a variety of finishes and they give a sleek, clean look while covering the cut ends of tile.
The switches and outlets in the kitchen are from our Radiant series. We used a white finish on the main kitchen and a gray finish for the island receptacles. Check out the open shelf end of the kitchen island below to see the outlet blending in with the “Fog” painted finish.
Of course no kitchen from Village Home Stores looks this good day or night without our low-profile LED undercabinet lighting installed. That lighting and backsplash tile is modeled here by the sweetest little dog. There is a reason this is a favorite spot for this dog, the treats are in the cabinet by the microwave. Let’s take a look at that microwave shall we? This is the innovative low-profile microwave hood from Kitchen Aid!
This microwave model is perfect for spaces that originally had an under-cabinet vent hood and desire a microwave option. But don’t think that this microwave is small OR weak. The interior of this low-profile design can still fit full sized dinner plates, tall mugs, and pop a bag of popcorn. It delivers powerful ventilation coverage from two powerful 500 CFM Motor Class fans, capturing cooking smoke, grease and odors.
The cabinetry in this kitchen design has been fit with great features like soft -close drawers and doors as well as slideout shelves and the pullout spice rack by the range shown below. There are so many amazing pullout accessories now available for your kitchen design with us. Ask your designer at Village Home Stores what you could add to maximize and organize your own space.
The kitchen cabinets now extend all the way down the main wall and a dry bar area has been installed in the same cabinet style as the kitchen. The dining area is now a part of the kitchen design and seating is available at the table or at the kitchen island.
The doors of the dry bar wall cabinet have been fit with glass to allow a space to display items. Using a glass door cabinet here also gives a more built-in look and lets your eye know this is a different zone of the kitchen design but still a part of it. Another visual way to set this area apart is the use of just a single row of tile for a backsplash.
To bridge the dry bar area to the kitchen, an arched valance that matches the one above the kitchen sink was installed. This unifies the entire wall of cabinetry and helps absorb the window that is at a height below the countertop into the design. The sunlight from this space is perfect for a tall houseplant to thrive.
What a beautiful new kitchen for this couple! We hope they have already been able to enjoy many meals here since it has been completed. To see more from this project find the full album of images here on our Houzz page. Making the most of your time at home has become a new focus for many households all around the world. We would love to be a part of your own remodel story to give you the wonderful spaces you deserve.
Are you ready to start your own before and after story with us? We know that a kitchen remodel can seem overwhelming when you begin to think about all the crews and materials that will need managed. But you have us! The Village Home Stores project management process is in place to help guide you every step of the way. Just reach out with the chat box here on the blog, complete this online form, or call us at (309) 944-1344. We can’t wait to hear from you.