Kliethermes Homes & Remodeling, Inc.April 2014
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2014 Spring Parade of Homes
Happy Spring!
New Design Directions for Kitchens
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2014 Spring Parade of Homes 

April 5 and 6, 2014

1 to 5 pm



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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It's spring--are you longing for some fresh, new ideas for your home? If your kitchen looks worn and dated; if your appliances are not functioning properly; if you feel hemmed in by walls and cut off from the rest of the family when preparing meals--it's definitely time for a kitchen makeover. As you are planning your remodeling project, you should check out the list below of the latest styles and finishes that are in the forecast for kitchens in 2014.
Cale Kliethermes


It certainly took long enough to get here but we sure are glad to have it. With the warmer weather we are getting a lot of people interested in looking at the possibilities in and around their home, with a large focus towards outdoor living projects. There are near-endless possibilities and a lot of people are looking for ideas. Even with the access to ideas through Houzz.com or Pinterest.com many people aren't sure if what they see can be done in or on their home.


Coming up April 11-13 is the Mid-Missouri Home and Lifestyle Expo - traditionally known as the "Home Show". After 37 years we will have a new booth (at least our third if not fourth) this year displaying everything from inexpensive kitchen and entertaining upgrades to a pergola and screen system to help keep all those pesky bugs away while you enjoy the amazing Missouri summer and fall. There will be ultra-low-maintenance decking as well as LVT or Luxury Vinyl Tile (don't get grossed out by the word VINYL!) The Expo will be held at the Central Missouri Event Center -- Home of the Boone County Fair.


The committee for the Expo has been working hard on making this a destination for the whole family. There will be classes taught by local experts, activities for the kids and a beer garden for the adults! There will be a balloon glow and other balloon related activities. We look forward to seeing you at the Expo and would love for you to come say hello. See you there!

New Design Directions for Kitchens


This year the International Builders Show (IBS) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) joined forces for one fabulous Design and Construction Week in February. Co-locating in Las Vegas, the building industry trade shows attracted more than 75,000 attendees. Remodelers, kitchen & bath designers, and builders crowded together in the aisles, anxious to see and experience all the new product introductions from cabinet and appliance manufacturers, etc.


A fascinating display in the Merillat Cabinetry booth was

this sunny kitchen from 1946. Orville Merillat, company founder, built this kitchen by hand from birch wood. His wife, Ruth, applied the finish. The countertops are the original, missing only the metal edging. The appliances are all from the same time period.


Even though this retro-kitchen fills our hearts with nostalgia, we cannot help but say, "You've come a long way, baby!" The many exciting kitchen exhibits at the show made that very clear. From doors and drawers that open automatically with just a light touch, to touchless kitchen faucets, to smart-phone enabled ovens--today's kitchens offer unprecedented convenience and functionality.

The results of the 2014 National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design Trends Survey presented at KBIS provided further insight into new design directions for kitchens. According to the report--cleaner, more contemporary designs will dominate in 2014. Homeowners are increasingly requesting universal design amenities and easy maintenance features. The following kitchen features are expected to grow in popularity this year:

1. Contemporary
2. Transitional
3. Shaker
Color Schemes
1. Grays
2. Whites and off-whites
Wood Cabinets
1. Maple or bird's eye    maple
2. Alder
3. Walnut
Cabinet Finishes
1. Painted colors other    than white
2. White Painted
3. Dark natural stain
Faucet Finishes
1. Polished chrome
2. Satin nickel
3. Stainless steel
Faucet Type
1. Pullout
2. Touch-activated
Cooking Appliances
1. Microwave drawer
2. Convection
3. Gas cooktop
1. French door
2. Freezer-bottom
3. Built-in cabinet depth
1. Docking/Charging    stations
2. Home office area
3. Flat-screen TV

1. Quartz (by a large    margin)
2. Butcher Block and    other wood (tied)
1. Glass
2. Ceramic or porcelain    tile
3. Natural stone tile
1. Wood
2. Ceramic or porcelain    tile
3. Natural stone tile
1. Granite composite
2. Stainless steel
1. Integrated dishwasher
2. Two dishwashers in    one kitchen
3. Drawer-type
Storage Features
1. Trash/Recycling    pullouts
2. Pullouts/rollouts
3. Spice pullouts
1. LED Lighting is way    out in front
2. Incandescents
3. Halogen

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