Photos by Drew Piester

COMO Living is proud to be the media sponsor for this year’s Kitchens in Bloom home tour taking place on May 1. This annual event is a fundraiser for Services for Independent Living. Each year the KIB team seeks out unique, beautiful and eye-catching kitchen remodels for the public to look at and ask questions about. Whether you’re looking to do a kitchen remodel or just need some design inspiration for a home project, this is an important day to mark on your calendar. Since this is our travel issue, we “traveled” to the five kitchens in the tour in order to give you a first look into this year’s fundraiser. Flip through the next few pages of this issue’s home feature for a sneak peek. Tickets can be purchased at D&H Drugstores; McAdams’ Ltd.; S. Stewart Home; Busch’s Florist; Allen’s Flowers, Inc.; Kent’s Floral Gallery or online at www.silcolumbia.org/kib. Other sponsors include Kerry Bramon Remodeling & Design, Dimensions in Wood, Columbia Daily Tribune, Kleithermes Homes & Remodeling, Missouri Employers Mutual, Ashley Furniture HomeStore, Downtown Appliance, Show Me Cabinets Ltd. and Spillman Contracting.

 

Grace Kitchen

Kitchens in Bloom’s Silver Sponsor, Spillman Contracting, completed this stunning kitchen remodel for Brian and Christine Grace. The home, built in 1962, needed some serious updates when the Grace’s bought the home. They purchased the home in July 2014 and it wasn’t until March 2015 that they were able to move into the house. Christine says, “Jeremy was the most enthusiastic and was both positive and realistic about what could be done within our budget.  He really wanted the project, and our personalities clicked.” Both Brian and Christine agreed on the fact that they wanted a bright white, open kitchen. Their fresh, bright and spacious kitchen came to life with the help of Spillman Contracting. Christine’s favorite feature is the white tile backsplash, which she says keeps the look simple and clean. You can visit their kitchen during the tour at 1011 Danforth Dr.

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