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 Granite Fabrication and a New Look For Formica

On this episode of the Village Home Show, you’ll learn about the different types of countertop materials to fit your lifestyle and taste. We’ll take you on a tour to one of our stone fabrication shops to see the customization process. Plus we show you a before and after kitchen story that includes Formica’s 180FX series with a marble counter fakeout you have to see to believe. Press play below to watch.

When comparing a laminate countertop to a solid surface countertop, they are not heat and scratch resistant. Because quartz countertops are nonporous, there is no maintenance required.

With a natural stone, there is a sealant applied to the stone because the surface is porous. Typically you shouldn’t have to reseal the stone for another 10 years, but it all depends on how much you use the countertop kits. Natural stones come in large slabs of material so you can expect seams. For customers concerned about seams, they should view the slabs and choose the best one for their kitchen design. When the fabricator comes to the customer’s home to do the template, he will look for the placement of the seam.

Fortunately, natural stone countertops can also be installed in bathrooms. One of the best choices for your bathroom is the quartz countertop due to its low maintenance factor. We also offer marble because it is easy to keep clean and care for.

The Edge Profile

The edge profile may seem like a small detail, but it’s that type of detail that gives your countertop an appealing look. There are a variety of options to choose from. However, some are limited to certain material. In the category of stone countertops, there are a number of edge profile options available such as a standard ease edge, half round edge, and more. Other interesting edge options include the rustic, chisel profile. Each category of countertop material has a number of edge options for you and your design needs.

The Granite Fabrication Process

Whenever a price is quoted for Natural Stone or Quartz countertops from our store, fabrication is included in the price. The fabrication process has always been a part of the process that remains a mystery… until now. In Episode 5 we toured the warehouse where you can select your slab of material…but what happens next? Take a trip with us to Wilton Iowa in this episode to find out.

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BJ shows us around the Surface Resource facility and walks us through the whole process from receiving to installation. Learn everything from sink cutouts to how your edge profile is applied. This was a very fun and interesting day of filming.

Before and After Kitchen in Geneseo, IL

Many of our featured kitchens include rooms that have been opened up because of a wall being removed.. but not all projects are that extreme. In this kitchen remodel, we used the same space and just added new materials without removing any walls.

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Bright, painted white cabinetry and classic marble countertops…….or wait? That’s Formica! Yes indeed! Formica’s 180fx series of large-format printed laminate has been installed for a great marble fakeout that is very successful. VillageHomeShow S1E10.2

This episode was our way of beginning the conversation about some of the many options you have for counters in your new spaces. Have more questions? We are here to help. Contact us today by emailing us at info@villagehomestores.com or by calling 309-944-1344. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on.



Kitchen Storage Solutions in the Quad Cities Area from Village Home Stores!

On the third episode of the Village Home Show our staff wants to share with you a before and after story of a home in Rock Island, Illinois where Village Home Stores remodeled the kitchen space. We will also be taking a trip to Lynn Center, Illinois to show you a new kitchen with tons of incredible features to help give you ideas for your kitchen. We also like to share information about useful products from time to time, and we would like to also share information from our cabinet expert from Dura Supreme to show you all the amazing storage solutions that are included at the station kitchen we have here at WQAD.

For the projects featured in this episode we are going to take a special look at the kitchen designs to show you can truly make the most of the space you have in your kitchen.

A Rock Island, IL Kitchen Remodel:

This Rock Island kitchen needed more space and lots more storage for the home owners. In the original kitchen the space was just too crowded if more than one person was in the kitchen. If you look at the new kitchen design, we removed the hallway wall and a supporting header was installed above.

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There was now space for a two level island in the new kitchen! This adds tons of preparation space and a great place for family and guests to gather around. We removed the soffits above the existing cabinets and included new cabinetry that reaches all the way to the ceiling that also adds more storage space.

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Natural Hickory cabinetry adds character and warmth to the space! There are a lot of great storage cabinets in this design so don’t miss watching the episode to see them in action! VillageHomeShow S1E3.5

Dura Surpreme: Experts on Storage Space for Your Quad City Kitchen

We make it our goal at Village Home Stores to find the very best in cabinet space, and we want to help you know how to use it to it’s fullest. Our set at WQAD has many examples of amazing storage solutions. In this episode we welcomed John from Dura Surpreme to help us understand all our options. VillageHomeShow S1E3.1

We knew that the station set was going to get plenty of use by many guests. We choose to install Dura Surpreme because of their solid construction, but an added benefit is the style and usability. John showed how important it is that the drawers are solid and the guides can easily handle the weight of the content of those cabinet drawers.

Gorgeous Countryside Kitchen in Lynn Center, IL

Next we tour a beautiful kitchen in Lynn Center, IL. The space has absolutely beautiful views of the countryside and the large great room it sits within. This kitchen has modern storage features, but manages to maintain the rustic look that was just right for this country living space.

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Rustic beech cabinets from our Koch Classic line are the perfect choice if you want to add a rustic look to your space. It has a beautiful stone backed island that you can’t help but notice right away. The stone adds texture and interest in this beautiful kitchen. The natural stone countertops complement the space just beautifully. The stone was mined in Brazil and has a ton of character.

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Many options are included for storage including double bin cabinets for recycling, pull out waste baskets, lazy susans, and a large pantry. There is even a hidden TV behind pocket doors right above the refrigerator! One really exciting feature is the brew express coffee system that is built into the kitchen wall to keep the counter clutter and cord free. This system is available from Village Home Stores and can be retrofitted into your existing kitchen space. Don’t miss watching this tour on the show. The hidden pantry is amazing!

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A rustic kitchen that is also clutter free and full of character makes for another beautiful completed space in the Quad Cities Area from Village Homes Stores. We are proud to serve the Quad Cities in Illinois and Iowa for their kitchen remodeling needs, and are one of the largest providers of materials for new homes and new home construction in the Quad Cities. Don’t forget that in addition to occasional discounts, you can bundle your purchases from us to claim free lighting for your home! Call us anytime with any questions about our process and where you need to start. (309) 944-1344.