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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. Another thing we will show is our 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 can’t leave out our lighting expert who is hear to show you 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

IMG_5059Village 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. It is a rich look at a fraction of the cost. They have a beautiful mitered door construction. You will be able to see a black accent glaze in the groves that make it stand out. Beautiful crown molding and undercabinet molding provide an amazing extra touch.

The back of the kitchen peninsula is something to see. This is the first part you see when you walk in the front door. You will see a baseboard and two matching posts have been placed on the back end of the peninsula. It has a look of a piece of furniture in the area.

There are cambria quartz countertops with a beautiful glass subway tile backsplash in a coordinating color. It keeps the countertop style clean and traditional but also very fresh and new. The diode under cabinet lighting really sets things off. The flooring has the look of ceramic, but is actually luxury vinyl tile by Mannington. It is warm underfoot, easy to clean and still looks amazing!

A few last detail is the apron front or “farm sink”. It is eye catching and classic. It looks so good with the dark cabinetry with a wonderful contrast of color. Another amazing kitchen from our project management team at Village Home Stores Team. Thanks to the homeowners for allowing us share their kitchen!

Epic Stone, Davenport, IA – Natural Stone Resource for the Quad Cities Area

Epic_Stone_Quad_CitiesNatural materials can be a great investment for your home. They offer a story along with history of how they came to be. One example we show is a section of countertop that is granite. It is called “earth glitter”. It is full of unique color and patterns. This is naturally occurring which is just amazing to think about.

Marbles, granite, soapstone are a few of the natural stone options you can see at Epic Stone in Davenport, Iowa. You can have the stone finished many ways. You can go with a polished look or a dull look when installed. Our trip to Davenport to Epic Stone in 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 had select the stone for your project and the expert fabricators at Epic Stone can make it perfect for your project. Enjoy watching Jeff and Epic Stone on our 5th Episode and then call Village Home Stores or Epic Stone to get help designing your perfect kitchen with the perfect natural stone countertop!

Diode L.E.D. Lighting For The Perfect Lighting in Your Quad Cities Home

Diode Lighting Quad CitiesL.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. This can be a huge benefit in areas like the kitchen where you already have extra heat from cooking. Your lighting won’t add extra heat to an already warm kitchen – what a plus! Another huge plus is the low wattage used, at 2.88 watts per foot, you can leave your lights on throughout the day to add ambiance. Add a dimmer switch to create great ambiance in the evening as well. 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.

If you are interested in Diode L.E.D Lighting, we can make the switch easy for you at Village Home Stores. We can make an appointment to come out to your home, measure, snap photos and provide you with a free estimate prior to your install. We want to make it a fun and easy process for you!

If you have any questions about this episode of Village Home Show, call us anytime. 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 from kitchen remodeling to flooring, lighting to our new shades and blinds products, you won’t find a more full service remodeling project management group in the Quad Cities area!