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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!


First Floor

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

11:00 am – 12:15 pm, Room 111

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 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.

Ceramic Tiling Demonstration

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm, Room 111
J&F Reddy Rents

Succeed at the task of tiling a floor or wall in your kitchen, entry or bath through this introduction to tiling. Learn how to choose tile, what tools you will need, measuring techniques and tips on installation.

Second Floor

“There’s No Place Like Home” – Remodeling Strategies for Aging in Place

11:00 am – noon, Room 208
Dale and Jack Mateffy, Aging In Place Midwest

Aging in Place means having the opportunity to live safely, independently and comfortably in one’s own home regardless of age or ability. Learn about ideas and solutions that will help you maintain your independence and improve your lifestyle by making your home more accessible.

 

Bath Remodeling 2014:  Small Innovations to Total Renovations

11:00 am – noon, 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.

 

Calm Your Chaos: Develop a Home Maintenance Plan

11:15 am – 12:15 pm, Room 213
Andrea Hayft, Uncomplicated Living

Save yourself time, money and stress by developing a plan to maintain your home. Learn time management and organizing skills including how to use your calendar to keep track of it all, create lists for appliance maintenance and seasonal tasks, purge areas of your home annually, and more. Succeed at calming your chaos and discover how easy home maintenance can be with a plan.

 

Whole Yard Makeover

11:15 am – 12:15 pm, Room 223
Richard Woldorsky, Bachman’s

Update your landscape to add value to your home. Maximize ways to accommodate a growing family and transform an eyesore into a beautiful asset that compliments your home style.

 

Landscapes:  Curb Appeal

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm, Room 208
Diana Gruneen, Trio Landscaping

What does the term Curb Appeal encompass? A certified landscape designer will discuss how your home’s landscape and first impressions can affect the outlook that you and your neighbors have on your home. Learn ways that you can landscape on almost any budget.

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Remodeling 2014:  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 kitchen remodeling to incorporate into your dream kitchen.  Innovative solutions include options to cost-effectively change your space.

New Trends in Interior Design

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Room 213
Desi Creswell, Desi Interior Design

Learn how to incorporate new decorating colors and styles into your own home with award-wining interior designer, Desi Creswell. During her seminar, Desi will unveil the top interior design trends and color palettes for 2014!

Tips to Successful Bathroom Remodeling

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, 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.

Decks and Porches

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Room 208
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.

Organic Lawn Care

1:45 pm – 2:45 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.

Tips to Successful Kitchen Remodeling

1:45 pm – 2:45 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.