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


This entry was posted in Blog, Remodel Projects, Village Home Show and before & after, kitchen island, laundry, lighting, season 1 episode 9, two tone, village home show on December 23, 2015.