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COMO Living is proud to be the media sponsor for this year’s Kitchen’s 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.
Kitchens in Bloom’s Platinum Sponsor, Dimensions in Wood, also completed this kitchen remodel in East Columbia. Larry and Barbara Stock are far from traditional decorators with almost every room being themed, bright and colorful. Barbara’s Fiestaware kitchen collection was the inspiration behind the colors chosen to go in her kitchen. She knew from the very beginning that she wanted to display her colorful plates in glass and open cabinets. This cute, quirky kitchen is full of pops of color, including the unique custom-built shadow boxes matched perfectly to the Fiestaware. You can visit their kitchen during the tour at 506 Arbor Dr.