Sophisticated and straight-forward, this kitchen from Village Home Stores in Moline Illinois makes Minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired style look effortless… but a fully realized clean design like this takes a lot of thought. The homeowners did a lot of research to show us what they wanted for the layout and finishes in their new home. What a stunning result! Join us in this post as we take a look around the kitchen and a few other spaces we worked on in this brand-new Hazelwood Home built along the Rock River’s edge with select materials from Village.
Wait. What!? Are Those Oak Cabinets?
Oh, you bet they are! Oak is making a major comeback in the kitchen and bath industry…. but it has a whole new look so you may not have noticed. NOTE: We are not talking about your dark oak cabinets with cathedral-arched center panels being “on trend”. If you love the look of an open and visible woodgrain and maybe have a lot of existing oak trim or furniture, pay attention because a little update could make a big difference. Open-grain woods like Oak and Hickory have a lot to offer by way of texture and character. Many times, we see them paired with a smooth, painted finish as a contrast. The look is great and can really warm up a space. Peek at this oak/green paint kitchen we featured on our Instagram page recently. In this featured Moline kitchen, we paired cabinetry from our Dura Supreme and Koch Cabinetry lines in a combination of painted black and natural oak finishes.
“Skinny Shaker” Cabinet Doors
One way we are seeing a contemporary detail cross over into many styles of spaces is with the new “Skinny Shaker” doors being offered from our cabinet lines. If you were to look at a line drawing of this door, you may immediately dismiss it as too Modern or Contemporary for a farmhouse or even a transitional styled space. But this smooth center panel and narrow rails and stiles can be ordered in several woods and finishes. It is honestly a very versatile door style that thrives in many styles of home decor. The cabinetry on the painted black kitchen perimeter and island of this kitchen is named “Reese” from Dura Supreme. The wall of tall pantry cabinets is in the “Bedford” door from Koch Classic. Our kitchen design team is not afraid to combine all our resources to get you the finished space you have dreamed up. This partnership of cabinet brands allows us the base cabinetry and island design we desired, and the woodgrain and finish wanted for the pantry wall. Skinny Shaker doors are almost universal in size and details so the combination of brands to get the exact finishes desired was a homerun.
To get the oak grain and finish wanted, the oak used on the pantry wall is a Rift Cut Oak wood from Koch Classic Cabinetry. Rift-cutting the oak materials for the doors creates an incredible woodgrain pattern that has been left in this home with its natural finish. In this stylish finished space, one of the key details is restraint. Allowing the function of the storage spaces to stay in the spotlight and choosing materials for them that look great. The kitchen may not have any wall cabinets, but there is so much available storage. Press play below to take a video tour of this kitchen design.
A Kitchen Design With No Wall Cabinets?
A kitchen design with no wall cabinets? Yes! In place of wall cabinets, a long white shelf has been installed bookending the range hood. This shelf can be styled several ways while including practical everyday items like stacks of dishes or glassware. This white-on-white shelf creates a long, horizontal visual line only with the shadow of the shelf depth and whatever is placed on the shelf. Clean, horizontal lines are also kept with the hardware selections for the cabinetry in this kitchen. “Skinny Shaker” doors do require some added thought when selecting your cabinet handles and knobs. On the black painted base cabinets you can see an example of a wrapped style of handle commonly used.
Hardware for Skinny Shaker Doors
The “Edgefield” handle series from Hardware Resources (shown in Matte Black finish) doe not rest on the front rails or stiles of the doors. Instead, the handles hug the edges of the doors and extend just enough to be gripped for operating them. This tab style of hardware has been around for ages and is used often on furniture pieces. The only cabinet on the perimeter of the kitchen with a standard handle on it is not a cabinet at all. It is on the cabinet door concealing the dishwasher. A standard handle here will offer better leverage to open and close the unit. Panel ready appliances are an excellent way to elevate the look of any kitchen design. Here the base cabinets and dishwasher keep a consistent look without a break in the color or texture for the dishwasher front.
Dura Supreme Cabinetry by Village Home Stores
Like most of the products offered at Village Home Stores, Dura Supreme cabinetry is manufactured in the United States. Made in Howard Lake Minnesota using sustainable materials and an environmentally sound manufacturing process. A short freight distance from Minnesota to the Village warehouse in Geneseo, Illinois shortens up the window of time from ordering to receiving your cabinetry. Founded in 1954, Dura Supreme Cabinetry has a long legacy of the quality that our customers have come to expect from Village Home Stores. Cabinets that are sized and built to fit your specific project using a wide variety of doors and finishes available. These “Reese” doors in a painted black finish look and feel luxurious. We love how the island design turned out giving a solid and sturdy installation with the light and open feel of a single piece of furniture.
Wall Mount Brass Kitchen Lighting
As we mentioned previously, there are no wall cabinets in this kitchen design. While that idea may seem bizarre to some, it is a trending choice in our industry right now. A single shelf that bookends the range hood can be styled with décor and everyday items. Imagine stacks of bowls, plates, and glassware that you use every single day right within reach alongside some accents like leaning artwork or vases. Scroll through for kitchen ideas and hashtags on Instagram right now and you will find a LOT of examples of this open shelf design. If you can think outside the box for your kitchen wall cabinets, consider doing the same for your kitchen lighting. The lighting selections and placement for this kitchen is something else to note. The absence of wall cabinets and large island pendants keeps the entire kitchen feeling visually “light” even though the base cabinets are very dark.
Mitzi Lighting by Hudson Valley
This kitchen has excellent daylight pouring in when the sun is up. In the evening, recess can lighting can be used. The jewelry of this minimalist kitchen design is found in the lights that have been installed on the walls instead from the ceiling. Lighting by Hudson Valley’s Midcentury Modern-Inspired “Mitzi” line is featured throughout this home. In the kitchen we used Mitzi 1-light arm sconces on the sink wall, and three “Taft” sconces on the range wall all in the “Aged Brass” finish. Shop this playful and stylish series of lighting here on our website or stop by to see some installed examples and a full catalog of your options.
Wall-mount lighting styles are available in many finishes and sizes. If you are considering any floating or fixed open shelves in your kitchen design from Village Home Stores, be sure to ask about armed scone options that may work. The look is great when done right. We also have long, gallery lights available if you are in need of a hard-wired light to highlight artwork or special collectibles in your home.
COREtec Floors: Best-Sellers For a Reason
Oak surfaces are more than trending in the flooring industry… they are taking over! Oak finishes represent most of our available products right now for flooring. A classic choice to make is anything neutral and natural like these “Calypso Oak” finished floors. But the flooring surfaces in this Moline home are not hardwood… they are COREtec plank floating floors. They look amazing right? But COREtec floors are not just a best-seller for the exceptional look and finish of the floors… they also check all the right features/benefits boxes.
COREtec floors are easy to love, install, and live on:
- COREtec is Waterproof
- COREtec is Kidproof
- COREtec is Petproof (scratches and potty-accident proof)
- COREtec planks do not require you to acclimate them to your home’s climate like hardwood. You can get started installing them right when they arrive at your home.
- COREtec requires no special subfloor or adhesive to set so you can start walking on them immediately after installation.
- COREtec is easy to install. If you are looking to DIY your flooring project, this is the product for you!
If you are considering a waterproof plank flooring, ask for the original in the game: COREtec. We have racks and racks of samples and can even help you use a visualizer tool to “try on” some COREtec in your existing home. With well over 200 styles to choose from, we can help you find the right one for your home or business. We used this same COREtec “Calypso Oak” surface throughout the main level of the home except for the bathrooms. Check out the hallway laundry room just off the great room.
The same Rift Cut Oak from Koch Cabinetry is repeated from the kitchen in the powder room. This time in the “Liberty” slab-style door as a “floating” vanity. A “Kayla” pendant from the Mitzi line looks right at home here. This series of lighting comes in so many fun finishes and finish combinations (ask to see some of the pink or blue ones). The floor surface in this powder room is a 1″ penny round tile in “Arctic White”.
A Peek at the Primary Bathroom Selections
If these styles of spaces spark your own personal style interest, be sure to check out the full album of images on our Houzz page. We provided materials and surfaces for most of this new home in Moline, Illinois. Our flooring and wall department is also your expert source for custom tiled shower projects. The primary bathroom is an absolute dream with a large double sink vanity, freestanding tub, walk-in closet, and tiled shower.
Classentino Marble Large Format Tiles
The floor and wall surfaces have a glossy and elegant look. Large-format 24″ x 48″ tiles from our Marazzi line are used for the floors and the shower walls. Yes those dimensions are correct. Large-format tiles are so in demand right now. You get more surface for pattern and less edge surface for grout lines. Elegant and right on trend, “Classentino Marble” tile offers a realistic look of marble in a porcelain surface. Ask a Village tile expert to see the many large-format tile options we have including textured options like this LED-lit dark tiled shower in Bettendorf, Iowa we did.
The floor of the tiled shower is a “Calacatta Oro” simple stone tile in a chevron pattern. This tile choice adds a lot of texture and pattern without too bold of a color contrast. Tiled showers can be such an exciting project in a new home or remodel. We know it can get overwhelming very fast as you start to look at surfaces and details for a shower project. If you need some inspiration, check out these sources from Village Home Stores: our Tiled Shower Ideabook on our Houzz page and be sure to follow Village Home Stores on Pinterest here for ideas for your entire home. Want to see more examples of the Mitzi lights in this home? Mitzi Hudson Valley “Cecily” sconces are installed surrounding the mirrors in this bathroom.
Do not forget that many sconce styles can be installed more than one way. In this space we installed the 2-light sconces vertically. The same fixture could be installed above a mirror on a horizontal plane. The Cecily lights have a polished chrome finish and are also available in Aged Brass or Old Bronze finish with this ribbed glass shade.
Spacious and bright and did we mention yet that the tiled floor in this bathroom is heated? Talk about a dream bathroom to escape to. A third line of cabinetry was used in this space. To achieve this wood tone and finish, our Wynnbrooke line was used in the “Olympic” door. This White Oak cabinetry in the “Sand” stain was used for the vanity cabinets as well as a cabinet built into a niche wall by the tub.
Shared Jack and Jill Bathroom
The Jack and Jill bathroom in this new home is shared by pair of siblings. They each have their own private vanity and stool and share a tub and shower unit at the center of the space. The cabinet finish is a fun painted teal called “Capri” from our Koch Classic line. The vanities are installed using the “Charleston” shaker door with slab drawer fronts. Each vanity has a different light above. Check out a quick tour of the Jack and Jill bathroom here on our TikTok page to see the lighting and hex floor tiles selected for this space.
Didn’t think Village did projects like this? We do! Unfortunately, many of the unique or Contemporary-styled spaces we work on we do not get a chance to stop by and photograph. If you love the look of this featured project be sure to check out this one in LeClaire Iowa. It has a similar vibe to this home and the Mid-Century Modern lighting in it is a dream! The design and sales team at Village Home Stores can help you target your own personal styles and translate them into your own dream spaces. Contact the Quad Cities Regional experts at Village Home Stores to learn more about our process and meet with a team specially formed for your project’s needs. Call us at (309) 944-1344 or complete this short online form on our website to request more information. Our thanks to Hazelwood Homes for their continued partnership with Village and to the lucky homeowners of this stylish new home in the Quad Cities.