Kliethermes Homes & Remodeling, Inc.January 2015
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When is a good time to
start my project?
Playing It Safe
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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.
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Happy New Year! Have you made any New Year's Resolutions for 2015 yet? Here's a suggestion: how about resolving to do everything possible to protect you and your family from the top three causes of home-related accidents? Keep reading to learn more.
When is a good time to start my project?  

 

When is a good time to start my project? This seems to be the question on a lot of peoples' minds when they are thinking of building or remodeling. Quite often people are surprised when we tell them a realistic time frame to design and build their project. What typically begins to make sense is when we talk about the planning and proper preparation a well-thought-out project requires.

 

To properly plan a project takes an average of 60 days--some can be much sooner, while others can take twice as long! To be able to make an informed decision it is best to not rush, but to work at a pace you are comfortable with. We provide the opportunity for you to make decisions, by showing you options with price ranges, allowing you to say yes or no depending on your priorities. By showing options it helps open the mind to ideas that you may not have even known were possible.

 

When designing a space we look at the area with the mindset of what is important to the homeowner, not as it is. We listen to your current frustrations and look for solutions so you no longer have to live with the pain you are experiencing. Walls don't matter! We can move them or remove them! We look at the space as a whole, and this allows us to look beyond the challenges and create a new and wonderful space that brings pleasure to the family.

 

Making decisions can be tough, especially with your home. With the right information and a design that you're confident in, making a decision is significantly easier. Taking your time through the planning process helps to take the stress out of the building process. Once the build or remodel starts you are able to sit back and let us do the work that we do so well!  

 


Cale J Kliethermes
 

Playing It Safe

We all want our homes to be safe havens--places where we can relax in comfort and security. But every year, home-related accidents result in medical visits and sometimes death to thousands of people in the United States.The top three causes of these injuries are: 1) falls, 2) poisonings, and 3) fires and burns. Many of these accidents take place in the bathroom. The average person uses the bathroom six times a day. With such a high level of usage, it is important for this room to be as safe as possible. We recommend these home improvements to help keep you and your loved ones safe while using your bathroom.

1. FALLS:
Invisia's stylish grab bars serve dual purposes.
  • Wet, slippery tubs and shower floors can lead to some of the most serious injuries in the bathroom. Select non-slip floor surfaces for your bathroom and install grab bars. Many grab bars today are cleverly designed to avoid giving your bathroom an institutional appearance. Check out the new products that integrate a toilet paper holder with a grab bar, or a towel bar with a grab bar--effectively hiding the grab bar in plain sight.
     
  • A comfort height toilet provides a seat height that is the same as that of a standard chair, maximizing your ease and comfort when sitting down or standing up.
This mirrored cabinet from Robern includes an integrated LED light sensor night light, as well as an optional safety lock box.
  • An LED light sensor night light in the bathroom will automatically turn on in low light levels. The night light will softly illuminate the path for safe nighttime visits to the bathroom, helping you avoid any tripping hazards along the away. It will also provide enough light to safely complete all normal bathroom tasks.
     
2. POISONINGS:
  • More than two million poisonings are reported to poison control centers each year--with the highest rates among children under age five. To help prevent poisoning, all medications and other poisonous items should be locked up and placed out of reach of children and pets. This may be accomplished by adding child-proof locks on the doors of cabinets where cleaning solutions are stored, as well as by installing a medicine cabinet with a built-in lock box for added safety.
     
  • Keep all medications and bathroom cleaning solutions in their original containers with labels attached, to ensure they are used properly and not mistaken for another product. Never mix one medication with another.
Moen's ioDIGITAL lets you set and maintain water temperature precisely.
3. BURNS:
  • Although 96 percent of all homes in the United States have at least one smoke alarm, some burns occur without any smoke! Each year, about 112,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms with scald burns, many of which are a result of household water heaters being set at temperatures above 120 degrees F. To prevent these burns, turn down your water heater to 120 degrees and install an anti-scald regulator fixture in the shower, tub and vanity sink.
     
  • Never leave potential fire hazards, such as space heaters, candles or curling irons, unattended. Replace lit candles with battery-powered "flameless" candles and purchase a curling iron with an auto shut-off function.

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