Kliethermes Homes & Remodeling, Inc.February 2014
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Home & Lifestyle Expo
Everybody Loves Raymond
How to Reduce in the Kitchen
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1902 Corona Road, Suite 102
Columbia, MO 65203

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54th Annual
  Mid-Missouri Home and Lifestyle Expo & Hot Air Balloon Event

April 11-13, 2014
Central Missouri Events Center - Home of the Boone County Fair

Weekend Schedule:
Friday, April 11
Expo Open 4-8pm

Saturday, April 12
7am Hot Air Balloon Ascension
Expo Hours 10-6
Tether Hot Air Balloon Rides 6-8pm
Balloon Glow 8-8:30pm

Sunday, April 13
7am Hot Air Balloon Ascension
Expo Hours Noon-4pm

-Kids Zone activities & family entertainment
-Food Concessions
-Beer Garden
-Increased Vendors
-Raffle Prizes every day

About Us
Kliethermes Homes & Remodeling is a family owned design/build company serving Mid Missouri since 1976. From the beginning we have worked with our clients to build a Tradition of Trust.
We specialize in the design/build process, which is a unique process that offers creative solutions for kitchen, bathroom, entertaining areas, outdoor living spaces or additional space for a growing family. We are with you every step of the way.
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According to a recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) survey of 500 architects across the country, one of the top features requested in today's remodeling projects are recycling centers. Homeowners obviously want to minimize the trash they put in the landfill. However, in addition to recycling, there are several more steps you can take. Keep reading to learn more.
Everybody Loves Raymond 


This is an exciting time for our company. This month we celebrate Raymond Oberhaus's 25th anniversary as a Project Manager for Kliethermes Homes & Remodeling! We thank him for his dedication to our company and to each family he has worked with throughout the years.  


During his two and a half decades, he has worked with folks in and around Columbia and those who have had the pleasure of meeting him say he is "a great person". When it comes to skill, he is a master at his craft! Raymond has never settled for "good enough".  


He has always shared his time and talent with our team of great project managers. We are absolutely blessed to have him as part of our KH&R family. We wouldn't be where we are today without him. We can't thank him enough for his commitment! You can post your congratulations to Raymond on our Facebook page or email him at  info@kliethermes.com.


From everyone in our KH&R family, we thank you for allowing us to share such an important part of your life; the transformation of your dreams into reality.  


If you'd like to meet someone from our great family please call and let us help you with your project.  We'll talk with you soon!


Cale Kliethermes


How to Reduce in the Kitchen

The idea that we should do our best to preserve our limited natural resources has really take hold in the U.S. Homeowners are now motivated to achieve a sustainable lifestyle. Still they are often unaware of several of the approaches they can take. For example, consider one of the areas where the typical American family generates the most trash: the kitchen.


On a regular basis, after you are finished cooking, you may be faced with numerous empty metal cans, glass jars, cardboard boxes, styrofoam containers, and plastic bottles. You may also have a mound of left over fruit and vegetable trimmings, egg shells and coffee grounds. Perhaps you have been wondering what is the most convenient and responsible way to dispose of all these items.


Actually, one of the first questions you should ask yourself is how you can reduce the amount of trash your cooking generates. You may need to revise your buying habits. By purchasing fresh food items and growing your own fruits and vegetables whenever possible, you can avoid accumulating so many packaging containers. In addition, fresh food can provide a healthier, more nutritious meal than pre-packaged food. Include a window garden in your next kitchen remodeling project, so you can conveniently harvest delicious herbs year around. Grow a vegetable garden outside during the warmer months, and plant some edible landscaping that can serve both culinary and decorative purposes. Reserve convenience foods for those days when you simply run out of time and have to cut corners.


Secondly, think about composting the left over scraps after you have peeled the potatoes or cracked the eggs. It is better for the environment if you let this organic material decay and return to the soil, rather than throw it in the disposal or the trash bin. A convenient stainless steel compost container with a tight-fitting lid may be installed in your kitchen countertop, next to the sink. The container stores the food scraps until you are ready to take them outside to compost. The compost, then, provides free fertilizer that can assist you in growing a bumper crop of vegetables and fruit.


Finally, find out which packaging materials may be recycled in your location. It is possible that very little of your kitchen waste needs to go into your trash container. In your kitchen base cabinets, install a recycling unit with several removable recycling bins. A recycling unit will help you separate and store recyclables until they are ready to be picked up at the curb or transported to your local recycling center. Color coded bins facilitate the proper separation of all the items.


By following these approaches to meal preparation in your kitchen--purchasing and growing fresh food, composting, and recycling--you will find yourself taking out the trash less often and putting less trash in the landfill. In other words, you will be practicing a more sustainable lifestyle.

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