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Seminars

Maximize your success on "DIY" remodeling projects by attending a series of practical seminars and workshops conveniently offered throughout the day of the Home Remodeling Fair. Discover current trends and solutions as well as succeed at developing the recommended steps to accomplish your remodeling dreams. All our seminar/workshop leaders are experts in the remodeling field and will inspire you to create the house of your dreams!


 

Second Floor

Presto-Change-O Kitchens

11:00 am – noon, Room 208
Carolyn Nordstrom

Want to have a brand new kitchen in just a few days without the hassle and expense of remodeling? With the right tools and techniques you can do it yourself by painting your old tile or laminate surfaces – even your sink and tub! Instructor Carolyn Nordstrom will demonstrate the tips and tricks to be successful with this type of paint. Carolyn has over 18 years of experience in decorative painting.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

11:00 am – noon, Room 207/209
Carolyn Manhatton and Beau Siegel, Excelsior Paint and Design - Carpet One

Get the look of a Wood or Ceramic Tile floor with the benefits of Luxury Vinyl Flooring. Luxury Vinyl is warm on the feet, stands up to water spills, lots of wear and tear, and pets. See a "Do-It-Yourself" demonstration, learn about installation methods and get a checklist of helpful hints.

 “Old is New” – Back to the Landscaping Basics

11:00 am – noon, Room 213
Richard Woldorsky, Bachman’s

What is new and trending for landscaping? It’s a return to the basics. Big lawns are out—pocket gardens are in. Plastic is out—natural stone is in. Hedges, fragrant plants, attractive front walkways, vine covered trellises are all in. See photos of all the new trends in landscaping and see how a return to the basics can provide a facelift to your yard and add value to your home.

Tips to Successful Bathroom Remodeling

11:00 am – noon, Room 223
Bob Mock, C.R., Gonyea Homes & Remodeling

Discover the secrets of bath remodeling that will save you time, money and trouble. Learn about the remodeling process including budgeting process, design ideas, current trends, product selection process and much more. See photos of an actual project from start to finish. Don’t miss this class if you are considering remodeling your kitchen or bath.

Bath Remodeling 2015:  Small Innovations to Total Renovations

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm, Room 207/209
Lynn Monson, ASID, CKD, CBD, CID, Monson Interior Design and DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

“Before and after” photos illustrate the latest trends, technologies, and universal design features in bath remodeling to incorporate into your dream bathroom.  Innovative solutions include options to cost-effectively change your space.

 

 

 

Square Foot Gardening

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm, Room 213
University of Minnesota Extension –
Master Gardener Program – Hennepin County

Are you one of the many people who love to garden but have limited space to do so? A Master Gardener will share the basics of this exciting new trend and show you how you can grow your own vegetables and ornamentals in a small space.

 

Tips to Successful Kitchen Remodeling

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm, Room 223
Bob Mock, C.R., Gonyea Homes & Remodeling

Discover the secrets of kitchen remodeling that will save you time, money and trouble. Learn about the remodeling process including budgeting process, design ideas, current trends, product selection process and much more. See photos of an actual project from start to finish. Don’t miss this class if you are considering remodeling your kitchen or bath.

Presto-Change-O Bathrooms

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Room 208
Carolyn Nordstrom

Want to have a brand new bathroom in just a few days without the hassle and expense of remodeling? With the right tools and techniques you can do it yourself by painting your old tile or laminate surfaces – even your sink! Instructor Carolyn Nordstrom will demonstrate the tips and tricks to be successful with this type of paint. Carolyn has over 18 years of experience in decorative painting.

 

Kitchen Remodeling 2015:  Small Innovations to
Total Renovations

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Room 207/209
Lynn Monson, ASID, CKD, CBD, CID, Monson Interior Design and DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

“Before and after” photos illustrate the latest trends, technologies, and universal design features in kitchen remodeling to incorporate into your dream kitchen.  Innovative solutions include options to cost-effectively change your space.

Organic Lawn Care

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Room 213
Bob Dahm, Organic Bob

Come and learn how to have a beautiful lawn without toxic chemicals. The course will cover what to do, when to do it and where to get the supplies you need. Got weeds? There ARE effective organic ways to deal with weeds! Grass thin, lawn bumpy or just plain ugly? We will discuss lawn renovation and replacement methods and how to maintain your lawn to keep it beautiful.

Decks and Porches

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Room 223
Bob Boyer, Boyer Building

Learn about deck safety, key design issues, construction techniques, materials, code requirements, site considerations, and how to relate interior space to the outdoors.