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.

This entry was posted in Before and After, Kitchen and Bath Trends, Project Management, Remodel Projects, Village Home Show and before & after, episode 6, kitchen remodeling, kitchen tile, season 1 episode 6, tile, village home show, wall tile on August 10, 2015.