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Amazing Kitchen, Bath, and Laundry Before and After Story

With a beautiful countryside view, this Taylor Ridge, IL, home is a wonderful example of what new traditional means in kitchen remodeling. In this episode of the Village Home Show we tour a newly remodeled kitchen plus an adjacent hall bath that now includes laundry. Press play below to watch.

Like many homes, this original U-shaped kitchen layout includes a peninsula that separates the dining space from the kitchen area. Several areas in the kitchen needed an upgrade, including the soffits, cabinets, doors, laminate countertops, a scalloped valance above the window, refrigerator, and an unused wall of space that separated the kitchen. The original kitchen also included an entire wall, making the kitchen look smaller with no open space. All of these areas had room for improvement. Do any of these details sound familiar in your home? Then you will love to see how Village Home Stores can transform your living space in this episode.

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When designing the layout we envisioned a much larger living space that included multiple finishes and materials to give the home a more modern look. A large single-level island was custom built in the new space once the wall was removed. The new island is stained with a rich mocha finish to add contrast to the colorful design.

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We love this two-toned kitchen look and you will really fall in love with the tiled backsplash above the range. The lighting above the kitchen island and in the nearby Dining Area really completes the look. To accent the glass-door cabinetry, we installed can lights and diode LED lighting system. This lighting system helps wash the beautiful new backsplash tile with light plus the interior of those glass-door cabinets.

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In addition to the kitchen, we also remodeled the bathroom and laundry room, which shares a wall with the kitchen. The original bathroom had a single sink vanity which was replaced with a double bowl vanity. Custom built cabinets were built around them to allow extra cabinet space. We installed were sliding barn doors which is one of our favorite design choices by many clients. A sliding barn door was placed at the entrance of the space. When you slide it back, the homeowner enters the new beautiful bathroom.

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Having the laundry area in the bathroom is a unique feature which makes washing clothes so much easier. With the bedrooms just down the hall, this laundry area became more accessible and convenient. We installed a heavy duty front load washer and dryer by Maytag . The Maytag Maxima Series is built with the commercial technology you count on from Maytag. It has a wide range of features and prevents moisture from building up in the gasket.

Village Home Stores carries the latest in appliances, cabinetry, countertops, flooring, wall tile, and lighting for your home. We’ll handle your project design, material selectio, and the ordering process so you’ll have peace of mind that everything is on track. Contact us today or visit us at to get more information about remodeling your kitchen, bath or laundry area in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas. 309-944-1344




 A Stunning Quad Cities Kitchen Remodel

In this episode, you will see a kitchen remodel that is SO great that we use our whole episode to show you the project from beginning to end! The new kitchen features gray-stained cabinetry from Dura Supreme, Cambria Quartz Countertops, and a stainless steel appliance package from KitchenAid. Plus lighting, tile, and a beautiful new hardwood floor that will make you wish that this kitchen was yours!

Cabinets are completely transformed from a medium oak to a cherry kitchen with a “Caraway” finish in gray. Notice the details like the door profile and the knife edge option on the Cambria quartz. So many stunning details to name and that’s why we are so thankful we can show you in this half-hour episode!

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The appliances are all top of the line with tons of great features you won’t get elsewhere Pop up outlets lend to the clean finished look. Tons of smart storage is showcased including a tap-to-open waste basket! One of the most impressive things is the backsplash design of cascading Glazzio mosaic tile behind the stainless hood. Check out the beautiful waterfall effect it brings. VillageHomeShow S8E1.4

We even had two friends from Dura Supreme Cabinetry join us in the new kitchen to chat about the cabinetry used and the process the company takes in finding the best and newest styles and finishes. They spare no expense in finding the best products and trends on the market today.

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This episode of the Village Home Show is a must see! Required viewing if you have any questions about how you can totally transform a space with our expert team. Have questions about something you saw in the episode? Want to start the conversation about your own project with Village Home Stores? Just reach out. Call us at 309-944-1344 or email us at we can’t wait to hear what you are working on.



Two Bathroom Remodels Plus Some Amazing Switches and Outlets

We welcome you to watch Episode 7 of the Village Home Show! In this episode of the show we are excited to share two remodeling stories of local bathrooms that get a huge reboot! We have shown many kitchen remodels, but this time we are exploring bathrooms. Another topic we are excited to cover in this episode is new options for outlets and light switches. They really are something special.

Spacious Bettendorf Iowa Bathroom Gets a Makeover

The first bathroom we look at in this episode had a ton of space already. The homeowners were right in knowing that just a few changes could really make it really suit their needs. Village Homes Stores gave it a warm, neutral look with a traditional style that creates an amazing getaway for the homeowners. A bench seat was added and a beautiful tiled shower area really completes the look. With glass on two sides, it creates an amazing open look.

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A 5 Star Bathroom Retreat in Colona, IL

A lot went into the preparations for the second bathroom we have to share with you on this episode. The original bathroom had a very large layout with lots of great natural light. The homeowners were looking for ways to make better use of their space. The entire bathroom was demo-ed including the master bedroom attached to the bath. The tiled tub pedestal and wood apron were removed to make way for the new freestanding tub. An arched tray ceiling above the new tub frames in the statement wall that draws your eye from the unique tub to the new light above it.

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The shower goes into the same location but there is an addition of a bench seat, custom wall shelf, and new shower head and control system. What an incredible space to use! A mosaic tile is repeated in a bathtub wall niche, in the new custom shower, and again behind the mirrors in each vanity area.

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A stunning chandelier now hangs in the new bathtub area. This fixture is a warm, champagne gold finish that pairs will with other metals and brings warmth and a unique reflection to the tub area.

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We are pretty jealous of this new spacious and stylish tub area. But don’t think that all that open space will give you a chill. We did install a heated flooring system beneath the tile before it was installed. Exiting the shower or the bathtub, your bare feet with be greeted with warmth.

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Smart Finishing Touches

The Adorne Collection from Legrande can put a stylish and smart finish on any project in your home. This collection of switches, dimmers, and solutions is quite amazing. There are options like taptouch switches and softtap dimmers that look as good as they are functional.

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Other options include pop-up outlets, wave controled switches and amazingly – outlets with USB ports. The switchplates are another way to be unique in your space and show your style. There are white units, brushed stainless steel, woods, leathers, and even vibrant colors!

If you have any questions about any of these amazing fixtures, switches, and finishes, let us know. Also remember that we are a full service remodeling company. From the design to project completion, our project management team is there for you. From amazing kitchen remodels to fresh looking bathrooms with all the modern touches, Village Home Stores can do it all. We hope you enjoyed this episode of Village Home Show, and call us if you have any questions!




Tow Local Kitchen Before & After Stories

Welcome to Episode 6 of the Village Home Show. In this episode we will share with you the before and after stories of two remodeled kitchens right in our local area. Also in this episode, an expert in tile will discuss options and the latest trends in kitchen tile.

A Backsplash Adds Texture and Style to Your Space

The 18″ space from your kitchen countertop to the bottom of your wall cabinetry is a great surface to express your personal style. If you have a larger area of wall above a cooktop, range, or kitchen sink you have even more of an opportunity to add texture and style to your space. There are various categories of tile material that can be installed in a kitchen backsplash. We will see many styles in this episode of the Village Home Show. Some general wall tile categories used in a kitchen include:


  • Ceramic
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Natural Stone
  • Mirror
  • Combinations of all of these

Tour a Remodeled Rock Island Kitchen From Start to Finish

The original kitchen in this Rock Island home included an entire empty wall offering no storage at all. If this kitchen was going to get remodeled, it needed to be done to use the space much smarter and open it up to the areas nearby. The goal of the new design from Village Home Stores was to create one open space with plenty of new storage.


In the new design, seating has been added to the area of wall that was removed from the existing kitchen. This shifted the dining room table to move into the front room area. This remodel story is exactly why we love having the opportunity to show you with video just how open and inviting the overall space is. See an alternative to a microwave hood… the over-the-COUNTER model by Sharp! This unique model allows you to keep the microwave off the counter but frees up the hood area for something more decorative.

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Be sure to watch this before and after story to also see the custom hutch area and a linen cabinet that we built-in down the hallway. Plus Tucker (shown below) have his very own favorite storage cabinet he wants to show you.

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A Geneseo, IL Kitchen Remodel From Floor to Ceiling

A stunning remodeled space in Geneseo, IL. Birch wood cabinetry in the Seneca door style and Briarwood stain and a black accent glaze are perfectly paired with Cambria Quartz counters in the Blackwood design. But the sink wall tile is what truly grabs your attention.

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A cappuccino linear mosaic tile is illuminated by our diode led system beneath the wall cabinetry. The tile even reflects onto the dark Cambria tops in a way that mirrors the tile back onto the tops. Watch this episode to see how we removed the grid ceiling and tiles and replaced everything from floor to ceiling and from start to finish.

Village Home Stores can do just that for your home. From start to finish we manage complete remodels for our customers. We coordinate and schedule crews to get your project finished in as reasonable of a timeframe as possible and to the level of quality we would expect in our own homes. We have the products and professionals to get the job done and get you into your beautiful new kitchen or bath. Contact us today! 309-944-1344.



Tour a Remodeled Kitchen and a Granite Warehouse

Welcome to Episode 5 of the Village Home Show! In this episode of our show we are excited to share with you the wonderful before and after story of a kitchen we remodeled in Rock Island, Illinois. It features a stunning glass backsplash and some amazing, rich wood you are sure to love. Then we take a trip to Epic Stone in Davenport, IA to give you a tour of their location and all the wonderful options they have for natural stone countertops. We are then visited by a lighting expert who shows us some L.E.D. lighting systems featured in many of our kitchens, including the set at WQAD!

Rich Woods & Glass Backsplash Make this New Rock Island Kitchen Shine

Village Home Stores was able to help take a cramped kitchen to a dazzling new level with our full project management from start to finish. The family needed more space and a load of style. The new kitchen is so dramatic and stunning and of course, you will notice the cabinetry right away. The kitchen may have a cherry look, but it is in fact a birch wood with a burgundy stain applied.

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It is a rich look at a fraction of the cost. Cambria quartz countertops with a beautiful glass subway tile backsplash in a coordinating color. The countertop look is clean and traditional, but also very fresh and new. The diode under cabinet lighting really sets things off.

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A Tour of Epic Stone in Davenport, Iowa

Natural materials can be a great investment for your home. They offer a storied history of how they came to be. Marbles, granite, and soapstone are a few of the natural stone options you can see in this episode as we tour Epic Stone LLC in Davenport, IA.

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This episode allows us to show you many great examples with the help of Jeff at Epic Stone. They have a gigantic selection of stones to choose from at their locally owned warehouse. You can hand-select the stone for your project and our expert fabricators team up with Epic Stone to make it perfect for your project. Thank you so much to Jeff Bass for showing us around!

Elizabeth Round and Jeff Bass tour Epic Stone.

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Diode L.E.D. Lighting For Tour Quad Cities Home

L.E.D. stands for light emitting diode and L.E.D. lighting doesn’t emit as much heat, uses less energy than standard lighting, and has a longer life span. You can use this type of lighting under cabinets, above toekicks, outdoors, and even under water. You can also get other colors to really change things up. Lighting Expert Keri Swanberg answers our questions about this product and shares examples of installed spaces that use it.

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If you are interested in Diode L.E.D Lighting, or if you have any questions about this episode of Village Home Show just call us. We want to reiterate that we are a full service home improvement store. Come visit our showroom and see all that we have to offer. You won’t find a more full service remodeling project management group in the Quad Cities Region. (309) 944-1344.