This Coal Valley Illinois home just got a whole new look and layout! Custom Rustic Alder cabinetry from our Four Acre Amish cabinetry line is stained in a "Saddle" finish and an accented kitchen island and hutch are finished with a "Light Pewter" paint. Accents of brushed gold metals, an incredible KitchenAid appliance package, and gorgeous Cambria countertops complete the look. We made functional changes to the overall layout like converting a closet to a mudroom bench and creating a new walk-in pantry area for the kitchen borrowing space from another room behind it.
We added a new view and access to the swimming pool by moving the walk-out doors to the backyard down the wall and closer to the pool. We replaced the original window location with a new wet bar area. Two original peninsulas were replaced with a new custom hutch section opposite the kitchen. The new look is open, bright, and very stylish! Remodel work was needed in this kitchen, the adjacent dining and living rooms, really the entire back area of this Quad Cities area home. That is a lot to tackle when you are also living in the home. These amazing customers called us and the complete start-to-finish Project Management team at Village Home Stores got to work for them.
Let the Kids Show You Around
Before we give you a photo tour, how about a look around via video? Who better to show you around the new kitchen than some folks who get to use it? The children of this household took over for a segment of our TV show to help share their favorite features of the new spaces. Take a look.
Watch the Transformation From Demo to Done
There is such a transformation to the entire main level of this home that there is no way we could walk you through everything here on the blog... so instead we taped a full 1/2 hour episode of our weekly TV show about it! Check out that full 30-minute episode now available to stream here on our YouTube channel. Want a quicker recap of the reno? Check out the short video below that we made documenting some of the processes. Press play to see the kitchen and back door area transform!
Now that you have seen what it took to get to this stunning finished space, let's take a closer look around at the details, materials, and design that gave us this amazing result. We replaced the original U-shaped island obstacle with a long, rectangle island design. The new island includes an overhang on the back for counter-height stools. The refrigerator has been moved to a new location and the long, range wall is now the featured focal point in the kitchen section of this design.
The large scale of the KitchenAid commercial 48" wide dual fuel range is repeated with a custom wood hood above it. The cabinetry surrounding the range is symmetrical with staggered depths and heights in the upper cabinets. What a dream space to get to work preparing a meal! Concealed within that large mantle hood cabinet is a Broan blower insert so that there is proper ventilation when the cooktop or griddle is in use.
One of the benefits to purchasing from our custom Amish-built cabinetry lines is the ability to build sections of cabinets as one unit. Instead of this hood arriving at the jobsite as many cabinets and a lot of trim pieces, it arrived already assembled and finished just as you see it here. Our carpenters just had to install it and trim off the top with crown molding. The end result is a custom, furniture-like, seamless look and feel.
This range will certainly be the envy of any serious home chef! A dual fuel KitchenAid range with a combined oven capacity of 6.3 cu. ft. and a 6-burner gas cooktop and chrome electric griddle on top. Dual fuel means you get the benefits of electric baking in the oven cavities and the immediate control of a gas cooktop above. Shop all of our incredible cooking appliances with our Local Low Price Guarantee at villagehomestores.com.
Who wouldn't love to have a griddle integrated into a cooking zone like this? This even-heat chrome griddle offers a great cooking performance for this household and has an easy-to-clean surface. That means pancakes on a Sunday morning doesn't mean cleaning up after pancakes all Sunday afternoon. There is no seasoning required for the griddle, and the chrome allows you to never have any flavor transfers from meal to meal. If you were able to contain your envy about the range, cover your eyes and ears when we point out the pot-filler faucet right above the cooktop.
Many magazine-cover kitchens include this wall faucet feature. For those who truly use their kitchen cooktops, this decorative feature is also highly functional! Imagine filling a pasta pot with water right at the cooktop. Or adding water to used pots and pans to soak for a bit before washing. We also designed this cooking zone to be functional during the cooking process with amazing storage surrounding it. Large pots and pans drawers are found on this wall as well as two pullout cabinets surrounding the range.
A 12" wide pullout spice rack on the left side of the range and a 12" pullout utensil storage cabinet on the right. We have installed many of these utensil cabinets this year and they are such a great specialty cabinet! Instead of mining through a wide or deep drawer of utensils, see everything at once in these organized bins and grab what you need. We also love that the lower shelf in this cabinet can be used for large containers and bottles.
Of course, in any busy kitchen, the island becomes the place to gather. With a new flow to this kitchen layout, the new island offers a large space to casually eat, clean up, and even prepare foods. The island has a furniture-style look with an accented "Light Pewter" painted finish and legs at each corner.
The backside of the island appears to be a custom wainscot panel... but there is storage hidden under that overhang! Each cabinet opens to reveal shelf storage for small appliances, serving trays, and seasonal items. We have found that some customers prefer storage hidden beneath an area like this, instead of an extra shelf on top of the wall cabinets that require a step stool or ladder to reach.
The kitchen island countertop surface is the best place to showcase the Cambria Quartz that was selected for this new kitchen. The Brittanica Warm design gives a warm white background and dove grays vein through it for a marble look. The look of marble with the worry-free peace of mind that this surface can hold up to these kids and adults using the kitchen.
From YouTube-curious slime-making kids to red-wine spilling guests, it's no problem! Cambria quartz can handle it. We also installed outlets on each end of the kitchen island because kitchen islands are major multi-tasking spaces functioning as home offices, homework stations, as well as food prep areas. In this kitchen, the island is also home to the microwave drawer, sink, and dishwasher.
Our designer at Village Home Stores included a lower drawer sink base cabinet. This gives plenty of space in the cabinet for plumbing and also adds a functional shallow drawer for cleaning supplies below. The undermounted sink in this kitchen is an e-granite composite material with a low center divider. Why a low divider? When was the last time you actually filled up your entire sink with water?
This alternative low divider sink layout allows those who don't soak dishes a wider space for washing larger items and pans with handles. Even with all these new cabinets, you can never have enough pantry space when you have lots of kids and entertain large groups. We moved the refrigerator from its original location and added a pantry area to the main range wall of the kitchen design.
But that's not just a 24" deep pantry cabinet... it’s a cabinet front that opens to access a walk-in hidden pantry. We framed in an entire new pantry area for this household borrowing space from the laundry room right behind the new kitchen. We cut out an opening so it could be accessed from the kitchen and voila! a "secret room" pantry as these kids call it.
Speaking of the kids, a household with active kids means piles and clutter right? Not on our watch! We partnered with this couple to design drop zones and storage solutions that these kids can use and grow along with. We will show you the amazing mudroom bench area just around the corner in another blog feature. In the meantime, check out this kitchen drop zone!
Base cabinet storage designated for school papers and all those water bottles and snack food containers! There is even a way to keep school papers sorted and out of sight. Did you notice the wall here? What's one way to avoid papers piling up on a counter? Just give the option of a way to pop them up on the wall! We installed a magnetic wall surface here that can help display artwork, calendars, notes, reminders, and more!
The stainless magnetic wall surface nearby keeps the built-in refrigerator front looking clean. A dual compressor, French Door layout with Platinum finished interior keep the fresh and frozen foods organized and fresh. Ask an appliance expert at Village Home Stores about the Preserva food system available in most of our refrigerator options.
With a pool just outside of the new kitchen, and a great open concept layout like this of course you are going to find yourself entertaining from time to time. With three kids, even dinner at home as a family is a large crowd. There is a casual kitchen dining table within the new kitchen and a stylish wet bar area right next to it. This bar area allows for a great location for serving drinks or snacks away from the kitchen itself.
A section of glass-door cabinetry offers a display for barware and glasses and a stacked stone wall surface complements the stone of the fireplace just around the corner. This bar also includes a customer favorite (and all these kids admitted their favorite) built-in icemaker from KitchenAid.
Uniformly shaped ice cubes are ideal for everyday applications. Clear Ice technology allows for a more attractive drink presentation and a slower melt rate! So that means less watered-down drinks for you! This panel-ready model and nearby paneled drawer appliances give the clean look of a row of cabinets, with great appliance features hidden in plain sight.
Those two drawers on the end are appliances as well! The top is a refrigerator drawer full of snack items and kids beverages. The bottom drawer is a freezer full of popsicles and frosty mugs! Just steps from the pool, this bar area is a favorite for all ages!
A single well bar sink is located in this bar area. The sink is the same material and color as the kitchen island sink and another Delta faucet is installed in a brushed brass/gold finish. That same gold accent is found in the home decor, lighting, and cabinet hardware of this design.
Cabinet hardware offers you another detail choice to make a statement and mix metals. That same champagne brushed brass accent is repeated in the cabinet hardware here. "Merrick" handles from our Hardware Resources line look great against the painted finishes and the woodgrain of the Rustic Alder cabinets. These handles compliment the faucets and lighting finishes.
The area that used to be two awkward peninsulas, is now a gorgeous hutch in a painted accent finish. Glass-front cabinets with X-mullions are lighted from within as well as an open shelf section in the center. These shelves will be so much fun to decorate throughout the year! Each glass-door cabinet stretches down to the countertop surface and a drawer allows another place to stash items away and out of sight.
Speaking of away and out of sight, how about this peninsula section packed with the kids crafting, coloring, and homework supplies! The bar top and stools above offer another great location for activities. There is an outlet between the bar top and countertop with USB charging hubs available for phone, tablet, and laptop access.
This custom hutch and countertop surface will also be available when entertaining. Another area to gather or even serve food and beverages from. Our LED tape lighting helps this kitchen design look great day and night. This low-voltage system is a customer favorite. Imagine how warm and inviting this hutch must look glowing at night!
Our designers can work with you to create spaces perfect for your home and needs. Have a closet you wish was built-in? Want to update the look of a dated cabinet section in your home? Contact the expert cabinet team at Village and let us know what you are working on. We have the material and carpenters who can make that happen for you. There is so much to this remodel story, and we were so happy to film an entire Village Home Show episode about it! Did something in this kitchen feature check off a box on your own dream kitchen wishlist? Don't miss out on a chance to see all of the finished photos from this remodel here on our Houzz page. Have some questions about our remodel process and want to know how to get started? Your first step is to just reach out to our team. You can call us at 309-944-1344 or complete this short online form with your information. You can also fire up the webchat feature here on this page. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help.