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Ahead of the Curve: 5 design trends for 2018

Dec 15, 2017

We asked Kelsey Kosman, interior design consultant and owner of Dollhouse Design to predict some of the top home and renovation trends for 2018. With Kelsey’s specialization in simplifying the design process, these tips can help you turn any space into something both beautiful and practical, for every family and every budget.

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Kelsey has shared her top five trends that you can incorporate into your home in the New Year. Catch Kelsey on the Lifestyle Stage on Sunday, January 14 at 3PM to learn more about top style on a budget.

1. Mix Metals 
Once a faux-pas, mixing metals is a modern and excellent way to achieve a personalized look unique to your own style. This gives you the freedom to display your favourite pieces regardless of their finish, including pieces from any era!

2. Faux Marble
The faux marble tile trend will continue to be strong in 2018. It works in both modern (large format tiles are a great fit for a modern space) and traditional spaces and offers a high-end look without the high-end price tag, something everyone can appreciate!

3. Black Cabinetry 
Just like classic white cabinetry, black is also a classic neutral, and a style we expect to explode in 2018. It’s a fantastic way to create drama in a kitchen or bathroom without commiting to a colour, since cabinets can be easily switched out or repainted. Not sure if it will go? Pairing black cabinetry with white countertops and a wood grain upper cabinet looks stunning and straight out of a magazine.

4. Mixing Neutrals
A common perception is that you cannot combine different neutrals in one space. I am a firm believer that this is one rule meant to be broken! Sticking with one neutral color throughout a space can risk becoming boring, and that’s the last thing you want in your home. Warm greys look amazing with whites, creams, and browns. Don’t be afraid to experiment and play around with layering these colors with textiles, accessories, and wall color.

5. Indoor Jungle
Real indoor plants (and lots of them!) are one of the biggest trends we have seen in 2017 and will continue to see in 2018. Not only are they great for air purification, but a plant is a timeless accessory that can help with the 'winter blues' when we are lacking green in our life. Plus, there is something so rewarding about keeping plants alive and thriving!

Will you be incorporating any of these trends into your 2018 design overhauls? To learn more about how you can achieve these looks yourself and so much more, be sure to visit the Winnipeg Renovation Show, happening January 12-14, 2018, at the RBC Convention Centre. Buy tickets online and save $3 courtesy of All Canadian Renovations Ltd.  

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RBC CONVENTION CENTRE
JANUARY 12-14, 2018.

Sponsor Spotlight: TELUS Future Home

Dec 15, 2017
We're thrilled to have TELUS once again sponsor the Calgary Renovation Show. The innovative company is bringing high-tech ideas and inspiration to Calgary homeowners January 12-14, 2018 via their Future Home. What can you expect from this unique dwelling? The TELUS team shared a sneak peek with us below. Read on and enjoy!

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TELUS Future Home: Sneak Peek

Stopping by the Calgary Renovation Show? Take a tour inside the TELUS Future Home, an interactive concept condo that reveals how smart-home technology will make our lives more efficient than ever before. While some of the technologies inside the home are still a few years out, many are available now and require the speed and reliability provided by the TELUS PureFibre network.

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Start your journey with a biometric security system that scans your face and automatically opens the door for you. Inside, there's the Home Hub, a central computer system that organizes everything you need to know when you get home. If you missed a package, the Home Hub will let you know. If you want to let someone know you made it home safely, it can automatically send them a message.

As you walk into the kitchen, you’ll see that everything is intelligent. The refrigerator tells you what meals you can make and adds ingredients to your grocery list when you're running low. A smart stove tells you how to prepare your meal as you cook it, and a nutritional scanner shows you the details of what you're eating.

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Wellness is a huge focus in the Future Home with a variety of different technologies to make exercising more interactive and fun. Try out the bike, attached to Kickr Power Trainer, which lets you connect to apps like Zwift, where you can race against other people around the world. 

The home also features a Home Health Scanner, a conceptual device that enables you to send your doctor vital health information without leaving your home. In the future you’ll be able to send reports on your blood sugar, blood pressure, sodium levels and heartbeat straight to your health provider, and with high-definition video conferencing you can connect with your doctor without visiting their office.

Entertainment is where the Future Home gets people really excited. It features a 78" curved 4K Samsung television that brings a movie-theatre experience right into the living room. The home also features an interactive art wall that lets you change your home décor with the click of a button. By far, the most popular entertainment option in the Future Home is the Virtual Reality (VR) station.

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When you consider multiple 4K TVs, multiplayer gaming, home security, HD video conferencing and connected appliances, it’s easy to see how our homes will need dramatically faster internet speeds in the near future.

Be sure to check out the Future Home and see what’s possible with TELUS PureFibre.

The Calgary Renovation Show is filling the BMO Centre with everything you need to refresh your space - including brilliant products from TELUS. Buy tickets now and get ready to create your dream space in 2018. We can't wait to see you there!
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BMO CENTRE
JANUARY 12-14, 2018.

How To Define Your Personal Style

Dec 14, 2017
As a multi-disciplinary designer and curious creative, Sabrina Smelko’s DIY mentality has guided her through industries from illustration and design to tech and teaching, and has now led her on-screen through her roles as co-host of HGTV Canada’s Save My Reno.

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As an award-winning designer, Sabrina approaches renovation and design projects with a guiding statement, a holistic action, and a steady theme. Before Sabrina joins the Calgary Renovation Show, returning to the BMO Centre January 12-14, 2018, she’s shared three key tips for defining your personal style, sure to leave you inspired to think big picture and empowered to tackle your own home design with confidence.

1. Track your steps - Before you browse Pinterest, buy a bed, or handle a hammer, pay attention to how you and your family function in your home. What rooms and items get the most use? What’s important to you? What’s your daily schedule like? Tracking your steps and defining what you need from your home is a vital step in the design process. Maybe you find that you don’t value a formal dining room and, instead, could use a bar or office space. Or you discover that organizing your furniture with an open flow suits your whirlwind family best. After function’s sorted out, define your style. The easiest way to do that is to gather visuals of spaces you love and search for common threads. Perhaps you discover that rich walnut wood is found in most pictures, or that navy-walled bedrooms crop up often, or that while the style of couches you pin varies, they’re all yellow. That’ll give you a great jumping-off point to start sourcing pieces that fit your vibe.

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2. Edit. Edit. Edit. - Just like yourself, a home is a constant work-in-progress. Instead of thinking of a room as “done” once you’ve painted and purchased furniture and decor, allow it to breathe and evolve over time. That could mean rearranging furniture, swapping in a new rug, or changing up the art and decor. We often think of home design as a tick-box list of items, but just because you bring something into your home doesn’t mean it has to stay—or that it’s the right fit forever! Our furniture truly becomes a member of the family, so if it’s not serving you, don’t be afraid to return it, sell it or hold onto it for another space!


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3. Know Where To Spend - To save money when renovating, we’re quick to look at where we can save. But to avoid a home that looks like corners were cut, it’s all about knowing where to strategically spend so you can get away with saving elsewhere. In a kitchen, for example, spending on countertop stone, appliances, cabinet hardware and a variety of great lighting (pot lights, track or pendant lights over-the-counter, a statement chandelier, all on separate dimmer switches) will elevate the overall look of the space, allowing you to get away with saving on things like cabinets (IKEA’s are pretty and easy to assemble and install yourself), backsplash (one of the simplest DIY projects out there), accessories and furniture.


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4. BONUS TIP! Get hooked on a feeling - Instead of thinking about creating your space with a look in mind, make your choices with how you want the room to feel. Ask yourself if the sofa, the lamp, the rug feels cozy (or luxurious--whatever you’re after). If your items pass your adjective test, the room will work in harmony. This is an especially great way to achieve an eclectic space without it looking confused.

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If you’re still craving more design insight from Sabrina, you can catch her on the Main Stage at the Calgary Renovation Show Sunday, January 14 at 11AM and 2PM. The Calgary Renovation Show takes over the BMO Centre January 12-14, 2018. Buy tickets now and join Sabrina and hundreds of local experts to get great ideas for your space. We can't wait to see you there!
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BMO CENTRE
JANUARY 12-14, 2018.

Exhibitor Spotlight: Rosehill Woodcrafters Ltd

Dec 14, 2017

We're excited to have Rosehill Woodcrafters Ltd joining us at the 2018 Winnipeg Renovation Show. Their team of craftspeople are woodworkers, cabinet makers and carpenters with a passion for creating beautiful products that are designed and built to last. Learn what they can do for you when you visit the Rosehill team in Booth 329 at the show.

Can't wait until then? Get a sneak peek at what they'll be bringing to the Winnipeg Renovation Show and what they're up to this season when you read our brief interview below.

Please describe your services.
"Rosehill specializes in kitchen, bathroom, and closet renovations. All of our products are custom crafted to fit your space with precision and beauty. Before the sale, our design staff will work with you to create the perfect design for your space, and help you choose the right materials for your project. Beyond kitchens, bathrooms and closets we also create fantastic bars, entertainment units, built-ins and custom woodworking pieces such as dining tables, desks and any other millwork projects you dream of bringing to life."

What are your best home or garden tips for the season?

"When renovating a kitchen or bath space - don't forget to ask your designer about increasing the function of your existing space. Sometimes simple adjustments or additions can make the biggest difference in your overall satisfaction with the project."

What are your featured items this season?

"In 2018 we will be celebrating out 25th anniversary and we want to start it with the Winnipeg Renovation Show. We will have a custom built canoe bar that you can enter at our booth. We will also have a prize draw to win 25% off a new kitchen."

What are your home or garden pet peeves?

"Poorly designed kitchen and bath spaces. Today, function matters just as much as aesthetic, We can blend two elements seamlessly to create a space that you will love, and that you can use with ease.

What is the strangest client request you've ever received?

"We once had a request to restore/build a wooden car body on an antique car."

What is your favourite part of the home show?

"The opportunity to connect with our customers in a 1 to 1 setting is invaluable. The opportunity to show off the quality and diversity of our work"

The Winnipeg Renovation show takes over the RBC Convention Centre from January 12-14, 2018! Join us for the best in reno, decor, home improvement, and more. What are you waiting for? Get your tickets NOW

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RBC CONVENTION CENTRE
JANUARY 12-14, 2018.

Sponsor Spotlight: Universal Windows Direct

Dec 13, 2017
We're pleased to welcome Universal Windows Direct back as a sponsor of The Great Big Home + Garden Show. Whether you're in the market for new windows, doors, roofing, or house siding, you can feel at ease knowing each product is carefully crafted with your home in mind when you work with the experts at Universal Windows Direct. 

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Along with quality products, Universal Windows Direct promises quality service. Their employees are passionate about what they do, and are proud to share their expertise. With a 95% customer satisfaction rating, they prove how much they respect and appreciate the trust that's invested in them every time a customer chooses Universal Windows Direct. Learn more when you visit their team in Booth #121, #365, and #465 at The Great Big Home + Garden Show. But first, get to know the team and what inspires them a little more in our brief interview below.

What are your featured products this season?

"The top products for the season are Owens Corning Roofing and Bolt gutter guards. Universal Windows Direct is offering these top-notch exterior remodeling products to residents throughout Cleveland, as well as our energy efficient UniShield® replacement windows in various styles.

Universal Windows Direct is a proud partner of Owens Corning. This is a quality roofing system that offers ultimate protection against the elements, including winds of up to 130 MPH. The shingles are heavier and more durable compared to other products in the same price range. You’ll also find a stunning color selection ranging from tan to grey and even blue or green.

Bolt gutter guards are the ultimate protection against keeping debris out of the gutter system. Clogged gutters can result in roof damage, foundational damage, and ice dams. Bolt gutter guards use a micro mesh system to only allow the smallest specks of debris to easily pass through the system. Otherwise, the only other item in the gutter system is water, which will easily pass through without the worry of blockage."

What can we look forward to from you at The Great Big Home + Garden Show?

"Homeowners can enjoy extra savings at The Great Big Home + Garden show this year. Simply visit our booth and enter our exclusive home makeover along with taking our exit survey.

Homeowners are also invited to ask any questions about replacement windows, entry doors, vinyl siding, and more."

What home design and decor trends are you anticipating for 2018?

"According to REALTOR, geometric patterns are a popular pick for homes in 2018. Universal Windows Direct offers replacement windows in an array of geometric shapes, including circle, oval, and hexagon. Homeowners can also choose custom shapes to make a dramatic impact on their curb appeal.

Intense colors are another design trend that’s expect for 2018. Universal Windows Direct’s exterior products are available in many hues, including bold and bright reds, greens, and blues."

What inspires your products?

"Our inspiration comes from the mission of offering quality products that are affordable for nearly any homeowner. We strive to combine energy efficient and attractive exterior products at an equally attractive price."

What is your favorite part of The Great Big Home + Garden Show?

"We enjoy meeting and interacting with homeowners throughout Cleveland, as well as catching up with previous customers and seeing how they’re enjoying their upgrade years down the line."

What advice would you give homeowners?

"Never settle for subpar exterior products. Too many homeowners are swayed by bottom dollar pricing and suffer the consequences of poor quality products or poor quality installation. This only leads to excessive repairs or replacement in just a few short years."

What is your creative process like?

"Every homeowner has a unique personal taste and style, which is top consideration when choosing aesthetic upgrades. During the in-home consultation, we work with every homeowner based on their sense of style as well as their existing architecture to select the best products.

For those who want the biggest impact for their curb appeal, we offer numerous upgrades such as including decorative glass options, grids, vinyl scallops, and more. Custom and creative window styles are also available at the request of the homeowner."

The Great Big Home + Garden Show is filling the I-X Center with hundreds of home improvement experts, like Universal Windows Direct, February 2-11, 2018. Cleveland homeowners can find everything they need to refresh their space and get a jump start on spring renovations. Buy your tickets now and don't miss out on the home and garden event of the season.
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FEBRUARY 2-11, 2018.

Sponsor Spotlight: Shaw Communications Inc

Dec 12, 2017
We're thrilled to welcome Shaw Communications Inc. back as a sponsor of the Edmonton Renovation Show. Since connecting its first cable customer in 1971, the Shaw family of companies has grown to become Western Canada's leading network and content experience company, delivery the high quality consumer, business and content product offerings.

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Since Shaw's start as a cable company in Edmonton, they have expanded their network and the number of products and services they offer. And they're not stopping now. Shaw has always been a growth company and they're committed to creating exceptional experiences for customers through innovative content and distribution offering. Learn more when you visit them at the Edmonton Renovation Show, January 26-28 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. But first, enjoy our brief interview with the Shaw Team below.

How do your products and services work?

"We offer a range of great products, designed to meet all our customers' needs.

  • BlueSky voice-powered TV. Find your favourite actors, teams, shows, movies and channels faster than ever. Just press the button on the remote, say what you want, then see it.
  • Access Netflix through BlueSky TV. Netflix TV shows and movies are fully integrated into your BlueSky TV experience. Simply sign in to Netflix via the Apps section, and use your existing Netflix username and password.
  • Watch your favourite sports, news, show live and on-demand, anytime, anywhere with the FreeRange TV App, included for all Shaw customers.
  • Top Internet plans for ultrafast speeds, perfect for HD streaming and gaming, uploading to the Cloud and video chatting on multiple devices all at the same time.
  • Shaw Go WiFi. Access a huge network of 85,000 Shaw Go WiFi hot spots across Canada.
  • Shaw Home Phone simplifies the way you stay in touch. You can customize your phone features, access voicemail, forward calls and much more using My Shaw. Have your Shaw Personal Home Phone connected to your home alarm system. Our Shaw service installation professionals will test the system to ensure signals are transmitted successfully to your central monitoring station."

What can we look forward to from you at the Edmonton Renovation Show?

"Guests can expect:

  • An interactive experience – attendees can try our Shaw BlueSky TV product with a hands on demonstration, using our voice activated remote to seamlessly deliver content.
  • Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are there to be your trusted advisors, from product information to the best package to meet your needs – with the option to have your services booked for installation on site."

What advice do you have for homeowners?

"Like you chose all the elements in your home that best fit your needs, your internet and TV package should also be best suited to your preferences and lifestyle. Take the time to research all the options available to you - our proven customer experience and leading product and services may be the right fit. It's important to ensure you ask the right questions and fully understand the technology, packages and pricing you're paying for. For example, some benefits of a Shaw 2-year ValuePlan are: 

  • Free installation - save on installation fees valued up to $100
  • Price Guarantee - 2-year ValuePlans with Internet 150 are eligible for Price Guarantees. Learn more about Shaw's Price Guarantee Terms.
  • Faster Internet - with an Internet 150 2-year ValuePlan, you will have access to Internet 150 which is over 8x faster than the average Canadian download speed today.
  • Our best video product: BlueSky TV - BlueSky TV includes game-changing technology and ground-breaking features combined with our fastest Internet service. Now integrated with Netflix, there are now even more ways to watch your favourite shows.
  • Equipment Included - Connect up to three TVs for free when you sign up for BlueSky TV on an Internet and BlueSky TV 2-year ValuePlan.
  • Access to FreeRange TV - you can watch your favourite shows on the go with Shaw FreeRange TV. Available to all customers who subscribe to a 2-year ValuePlan that includes a subscription to TV services.
  • FreeRange TV makes it easy to find what you want to watch, when you want to watch it - all your content in one spot, easy to find and enjoy.
  • Shaw Go WiFi - connect to the Internet on the go at over 85,000 Shaw Go WiFi hotspots across Western Canada.
  • Improved Connectivity - With our Advanced WiFi modem, you’ll get a stronger signal and faster speeds throughout your entire home."
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What inspires your products and services?

"Our customers, we endeavour to deliver product and packages suited to varying types of customers. We strive to deliver leading technology and best in class video and internet services."

What is your favourite part of the Edmonton Renovation Show?

"Meeting and chatting with our local customers and potential customers."

Are there any success stories you'd like to share?

"We’ve learned that the Edmonton Renovation Show is a great place to connect with customers, and one of the best ways for them to truly understand the ground breaking technology behind BlueSky TV is to experience it and use the voice powered remote."

What can folks expect when they work with you?

"Our customers can expect:

  • Exceptional customer service experience
  • Expert knowledge of our product and services
  • Flexible product options and packages."

The Edmonton Renovation Show takes over the Edmonton Expo Centre January 26-28, 2018. With hundreds of remodelling companies and service experts, like Shaw Communications Inc., ready to help improve the quality of your home, it's a must-attend event for Edmonton homeowners. Get your tickets today and be sure to visit the Shaw Communications Inc. team while you're at the show. We can't wait to see you there!


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EDMONTON EXPO CENTRE
JANUARY 26-28 2018.

DIY on 5 Wheels

Dec 07, 2017
You've heard of DIY tiny homes, but have you heard of DIY campers on wheels? Christina Dennis, the talent behind The DIY Mommy, highlighted one of her most memorable moments of 2017 on her blog - and it just happened to be a home-away-from-home on wheels!

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Join Christina and her husband Sean at the Edmonton Renovation Show, January 26-28, 2018. But first, get the inside scoop on this fabulous five wheel makeover!

Christina and her family purchased a 1993 Vanguard Fifth Wheel off of Kijiji for $1000 as a means for her family to go camping with. “We decided to renovate our camper because we wanted to go camping with our kids and an RV, but didn’t want to spend a large amount on a new trailer,” explains Christina. With tiny houses and all things DIY becoming commonplace, renovating RV’s and trailers have gained momentum on other blogs and YouTube channels, and Christina wanted to not only document her experience, but use her DIY abilities to customize and completely renovate something to be her own. Check out her top tips below.

DIY Tips and Tricks for Renovating Your Camper

1. Paint
Though tedious and time consuming, Christina attests to its importance. “I couldn’t believe what a difference a fresh coat of paint made to the interior of the space."


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2. Light Fixtures

Use lighting to your advantage. It can become a feature piece as well as a quick way to modernize and upgrade the camper.

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3. Textiles & Colour
Use throw pillows, peel-and-stick tiles and flooring to add texture, colour and boho style to warm up your space.

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Get more DIY decor tips when you see Christina and her husband Sean at the Edmonton Renovation Show January 26-28, 2018 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. They will be discussing their step-by-step camper renovation process (including the mechanical and structural side of the renovation), the products they used, and tell you what to splurge (or save) on!  Plus, you can visit thediymommy.com to get more DIY project ideas and advice from Christina.
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EDMONTON EXPO CENTRE
JANUARY 26-28 2018.

Sponsor Spotlight: Kitchen Craft Cabinetry

Dec 07, 2017

We're excited to have Kitchen Craft Cabinetry sponsoring the 2018 Winnipeg Renovation Show. Kitchen Craft was founded more than 40 years ago in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is now sold in hundreds of stores in Canada and the United States. They manufacture two lines of cabinetry, for the kitchen, bathroom, home office, laundry and other areas throughout the home. Learn all about their products by visiting the Kitchen Craft team in Booth #171 at the show.

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Can't wait until then? Get a sneak peek at what they'll be bringing to the Winnipeg Renovation Show and how they continually wow clients when you read our brief interview below.

What are your featured products this season?

"The popular colour combination of white and grey in kitchen cabinetry is at it’s peak. In fact we at Kitchen Craft see this colour palette becoming a timeless look. To extend this offering, we are pleased to introduce two new paint finishes this season. White Cap - a brilliant white and Cloudburst - a stately grey.  Both finishes will be featured in our kitchen display on the main stage at this year’s show.

Our booth display combines two trends as well. The soft grey of our Cirrus paint is paired with the beautiful grey woodgrain texture of Catamaran. These colours are showcased on clean, sleek door styles, creating a space that can be either contemporary or transitional when mixed with complimenting hardware and accessories."

What can we look forward to from you at the show?

"Our kitchen display is sure to inspire those seeking kitchen renovation ideas. The biggest question customers ask is, “What do you have to solve my storage needs?” Well whatever the need we have a storage solution! Visit our booth #171 and test drive these fabulous organization units.

Our kitchen booth display features a stunning bar that we will be raffling off after the show. Visit http://bit.ly/wrsblog for your chance to win!"

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What home design and decor trends are you anticipating for 2017/2018?

"Black is a strong neutral colour that can be paired with a crisp white or stand on it’s own. For a more dramatic look, we are seeing pure black kitchens paired with gold faucets and hardware. On the other side of the spectrum we are also seeing lighter wood tones grow in popularity. There is a need to revert back to nature by choosing lighter satin colours to appreciate natural wood."

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What inspires your products?

"Kitchen Craft always follows market trends, both here in Winnipeg and Canada wide.  We listen to our customers and our contractors to ensure we are bringing beautiful, functional yet affordable cabinets to market. This practise has made us an industry leader."

What advice would you give homeowners?

"Your kitchen renovation is most likely a once in a lifetime purchase. You want to ensure you are partnered with a professional designer, who listens and works with you to create your dream kitchen.  An experienced designer with a dedicated customer service team provides peace of mind and ultimately a much smoother kitchen renovation."

The Winnipeg Renovation Show takes over the RBC Convention Centre from January 12-14, 2018! Join us for the best in reno, decor, home improvement, and more. What are you waiting for? Get your tickets NOW

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JANUARY 12-14, 2018.

Let the sun shine in with Faerber's Bee Window, Inc.

Dec 06, 2017

5_times_abundant_daylighting_benefits_youAs one of the unique benefits of buying modern windows, daylighting is beneficial in many ways. The abundance of natural illumination in your home would make your home healthier, more functional, and more livable. Let BEE Window® Inc.explain how you benefit from increased daylighting:

Lowering Energy Bills

The sun is the ultimate source of free light. Turning on electric light bulbs emits heat, increasing your room’s temperature. But if you invest in an energy-efficient window installation, BEE Window can use the sun to illuminate your indoor spaces without excessive heat gain.

Increasing Indoor Visibility

Sunlight provides positive effects on visual performance, allowing you to do tasks with ease.  Artificial light can’t completely mimic the brilliance of the sun delivers; incandescent lighting emits a warm, yellowish tone, while fluorescent lighting radiates the cool, bluish hues. 

Improving Mood

If you love the sun, flooding with your interior with daylight can give you a sense of joy. This is why many homeowners invest in porch conversions. Turning an open or screened porch into enclosed living spaces allows you to enjoy the light without dealing with the heat or other discomfort.

Regulating The Human Circadian System

The circadian system is your body clock that tells you when to sleep and rise. Exposure to bright light during the day and little illumination at night helps signal your body when to rest and wake up. Optimizing daylight and using window coverings are important in regulating your physiological processes.

Being Closer To Nature

The bibliophile hypothesis suggests that human beings have the innate need to be at one with nature. One way to seek connection with the world is exposing yourself to natural light. With large windows, you can also capture panoramic views and bring the outdoors in. As the ultimate source of handyman services in the region,BEE Window® can help you make the most of the sun. We’ll study the orientation of your rooms to the sun and keep the local climate in mind to use natural light to its best effect. With thoughtful window and sun room design, we prevent visual discomfort through glare and distraction.

 

Faerber's BEE Window® - TEAM Philosophy

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Teamwork. Each position, from a cheerful voice on the phone, quality assurance, sales, installation, service, and support personnel, must work together.

Ethics. We choose to maintain the highest level of integrity, honesty, and trust-worthiness. We choose to be responsible to our customers, associates, environments, and societies we serve.

Accountable. We are accountable for customer satisfaction and stewardship of our human, financial, and natural resources.

Measured. We measure our success by the willingness of customers to refer us to others and to continue to do business within our family of businesses.

CLICK HERE to visit Faerber's BEE Window® Inc. - Serving Replacement Windows, Sunrooms, Exterior Doors & Bathroom Remodeling needs throughout Indiana since 1983.

The Indiana Flower + Patio Show welcomes Faerber's BEE Window®, Inc. as a sponsor of this year's event on March 10-18, 2018 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  The show 100's of home improvement experts like Faerber's BEE Window®, Inc. to provide advice and assist you with your projects.  Don't have tickets yet? CLICK HERE - We can't wait to see you there!

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Refresh Your Home for 2018 with Sarah Richardson

Dec 05, 2017
It’s not often that one gets to take home design and décor notes straight from the likes of Canadian superstar designer and HGTV Canada host Sarah Richardson. Calgarians will have the unique chance to do just that at the upcoming Calgary Renovation Show, happening January 12-14 at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park, when Sarah will be hitting the Main Stage Friday, January 12 at 7PM, and again Saturday, January 13 at 1PM.

In advance of her visit to Calgary, we asked Sarah to give us early access and share a few key design tips for the year ahead. Check out her ideas below, and get ready to see Sarah live at the Calgary Renovation Show!

Sarah’s Design Tip #1: Create a bold, geometric display of colour and pattern with a roll of painter's masking tape and 3 quarts of paint. My daughter Fiona loves having this fun wall treatment in her bedroom, and knowing how easy it is to create, I'm confident you can give it a try and reap the benefits of a creative job well done. 

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Sarah’s Design Tip #2: Homeowners typically outfit only the bottom two thirds of their rooms, often overlooking the wall space at large. In my library at home, I had wraparound bookshelves installed to ensure I was getting the most out of this room. When it comes to designing stylish, functional spaces, I say the sky's the limit - or in this case, the ceiling!


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Sarah’s Design Tip #3:
Combine and conquer! In this case, 1 space = 2 rooms. For homeowners, space is often limited so we have to make this equation work to the best of our ability. For my family, sometimes we need a quiet place to work at home, and sometimes we need a guest room. We don't ever need them both on the same day, so we fit 2 rooms into 1 space. The result is equally as inspiring as it is functional!

Sarah Richardson - Combine

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The Calgary Renovation Show runs from Friday, January 12 at noon to Sunday, January 14 at 6PM at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park. Stay tuned to our website for the final Main Stage schedule, slated for release later in December. Until then, check out Sarah on Instagram and be sure to follow @yychomeshows to stay up to date!
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BMO CENTRE
JANUARY 12-14, 2018.

Sponsor Spotlight: Prestige Bath Works

Dec 05, 2017
We're thrilled to welcome Prestige Bath Works back as a sponsor of the Salt Lake Home Show. This team of experts is committed to helping SLC residents make their dream bathroom a reality. From full bathroom remodels to walk-in tub installations, these experienced professionals are ready to build you a space that will improve your quality of life.

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The Prestige Bath Works team is the talent behind the Salt Lake Home Show's Smart Bathroom feature. But before you see the latest technological advancements in luxury bathrooms, get to know the Prestige Bath Works team a little better in our brief interview below. And be sure to visit them in Booth #1201

Please describe your products and services.

"We here at Prestige Bath Works are dedicated to making sure you have a stress free experience when remodeling your bathroom. One of our Design Consultants will assist you in creating the bathroom of your dreams. We assist you with focusing on elegance and functionality. We will be here to assist you to make sure you get a bathroom that will not only look great but also improve your quality of life."

What are your best home or garden tips for the season?

"Call us today so we can help you find the bathroom you need to improve your daily life."

What are your featured items this season?

"This season we're featuring Walk-In Tubs and Tub to Shower Conversion."

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What is your favorite part about the Salt Lake Home Show?

"Getting to meet all the visitors."

The Salt Lake Home Show is filling the South Towne Expo Center with hundreds of home improvement experts, including Prestige Bath Works, January 5-7, 2018. Don't miss your chance to connect with local professionals and meet the stars of HGTV's Kitchen Cousins and Flip or Flop Vegas. Get your tickets today!

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SOUTH TOWNE EXPO CENTER
JANARUY 5-7, 2018.

When Renovations Go Wild

Dec 04, 2017
Renovations aren't always about kitchens and bathrooms. Occasionally animals need renovated homes, too! This year, along with the Valley Zoo Development Society (VZDS), the Edmonton Valley Zoo began their “Nature's Wild Backyard” project. The renovations on the Red Panda habitat and the Urban Farm will create a unique environment for visitors to experience the world in the same way the animals live in the habitat: Under, Between, On and Above the surface.

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As a friend and partner of the Zoo, VZDS has supported the Zoo in their education, conservation and sustainability efforts in Edmonton and are excited and proud to be taking a lead role in the Zoo’s new sustainable renovation! We are looking forward to having VZDS as a partner for the 2018 Edmonton Renovation Show, where attendees will not only learn more about their upcoming renovation, they may even get to meet a furry friend or two!

With the original footprint of the ‘Storyland Valley Zoo’ being transformed into an interactive space featuring animal experiences in their most natural setting, one of the main challenges of renovating within the Zoo is that it actually remains open to the public during this time. In some cases, animals have to be relocated. Not only is the animals’ home being renovated, but another area within the Zoo also have to be renovated to temporarily house the animals! There are a lot of moving parts.

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For this project the Edmonton Valley Zoo, which is an accredited zoo, is required to utilize both a local architect firm and a Zoo-specific architect firm to manage the design of both new structures and renovations. The Zoo professionals work very closely with the design experts throughout the process. As a result of the initial renovation on the Zoo’s Arctic Shores habitat in 2012, the Zoo was honoured with 3 out of 4 awards for Zoos in Canada, including Top Animal Care. The Red Pandas will be very excited to explore and live in their new habitat and everyone is eagerly waiting to see how much they love their new home!

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Photo credit: Jason Aalders

With over 400,000 visitors to the Zoo in 2015 and 2016, VZDS is excited to take part in the Edmonton Renovation Show, happening January 26-28, 2018 at the Edmonton Expo Center. Come and ask questions, learn more and see exactly how they are meeting the challenge of renovating a Zoo habitat! To learn more, visit: buildingourzoo.com/revitalization. And stay tuned to learn how we'll be working with the Edmonton Valley Zoo to make the 2018 Edmonton Renovation Show a bit more wild!
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EDMONTON EXPO CENTRE
JANUARY 26-28 2018.

DIY Gift Idea: Mason Jar Elf

Dec 04, 2017
From colleagues and coworkers to your children's teachers and bus drivers, your holiday shopping list can get pretty long. Not sure what to get the acquaintances in your life? This year, skip the generic gift card and go homemade! A mason jar, some green goodies, and a bit of felt come together quickly for a fun, festive and unique gift. Read on to find out how you can make your own merry mason jar elf.

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Supplies
  • Mason jar (empty)
  • Small, light green goodies (we used jellybeans, but you can also try M&Ms) 
  • 3-4 Pom poms (we chose grey and white)
  • Red felt
  • Ribbon
  • Glue gun

Directions

Step 1: Plug in your glue gun and let it heat up.
Step 2: Glue your pom poms on the mason jar. Spacing, size of pom poms, and amount used are up to you. We chose four grey and white pom poms to keep things simple.
Step 3: Cut your felt into triangle shapes to look like an elf collar. 
Step 4: Glue the felt around your mason jar.
Step 5: Fill the mason jar with your green goodies.
Step 6: Put the lid on and tie a ribbon around it.
Step 7: Give to folks who need some holiday cheer.

We hope this craft helps you this holiday season. For more festive ideas, and general home improvement project advice, be sure to follow @homeshows on Instagram and Twitter and Like Us on Facebook

Sweet & Simple Sugar Cookies

Dec 04, 2017
Whether you're leaving a plate out for Santa, or sharing with everyone at your next get together, cookies are the perfect treat for the holiday season. To celebrate this festive time of year, we wanted so share a recipe that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth: sugar cookies. Read on to find out how you can make these simple goodies.

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Ingredients
1 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup sugar
3 cups all purpose flour 
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder 

Instructions
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
Step 2: In one bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Step 3: Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, beat the butter until smooth. Slowly mix in sugar before adding the vanilla extract and egg.
Step 4: With your beaters on low, add the dry ingredients and beat until mixture pulls away from side of bowl.
Step 5: Sprinkle your countertop with flour before rolling out the dough to 1/4 inch think. Use cookie cutters to create the shapes of your choosing.
Step 6: Place cookies 1 inch apart on greased baking sheet. Bake for 7-10 minutes. 
Step 7: Take cookie out and place on cooling rack or plate.
Step 8: Enjoy! 

We hope this sweet recipe fills you with holiday cheer! Be sure to follow @HomeShows on Twitter and Instagram, as well as Like Us on Facebook, to get year-round home advice and inspiration. 

Dreamy Holiday Decor

Nov 30, 2017
December is here and that means it's time to deck the halls. Are you ready the holidays? Between the bright lights and tinsel this season brings it can be hard to create a festive and stylish space. Don't worry - we've got you covered with the stunning seasonal displays below. Read on to find inspiration and ideas for your holiday decor.

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Don't want to go too over-the-top, but still looking for some sparkle? Try pairing metallics like silver and gold with rich, natural elements. We're loving the juxtaposition between this lush mahogany, gold pinecone, and simple table runner. 

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Icy Blue 
Add some sleek style to your space with cool blues, whites and silvers. Opting for these modern hues over the traditional red and green can make decorating a breeze - especially if these colors already exist in your furniture.

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Rustic Holiday
Harken back to the Christmases of old by incorporating sweet antiques into your decor. Try scouring your local thrift shop for some rustic lanterns, sleighs, and skates. Add some warmth rusty or dull pieces with fresh greenery and ribbon.

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Merry & Bright
Who says you need to have a green Christmas tree? Add some funk to your festivities by pairing a white faux tree with bright ornaments and outrageous pops of color. Almost like something out of Candy Land, this unique theme evokes whimsy and wonder.

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We hope these festive scenes help with your holiday style. Be sure to follow @HomeShows on Twitter and Instagram, as well as Like Us on Facebook, to get year-round decor advice and inspiration. 

Holiday Traditions With Bryan Baeumler

Nov 29, 2017
With the timely appearance of Old Man Winter, one thing remains certain: the holiday season is just around the corner! Whether you are heading to the Edmonton Renovation Show in 2018 for inspiration, DIY tricks or just to catch a glimpse of HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler, we sat down to find out more about the handyman and his favourite holiday memories.

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When Bryan isn’t working within the Baeumler Brand, he is the father to four children and husband to design guru, Sarah Baeumler.  With busy schedules and a packed agenda, Bryan makes sure there is always room to carry on holiday traditions from when he was a kid.

“We always used to honour the German tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve, while we set out the plate of cookies and milk for Santa,” says Bryan. “We put on some Christmas music, light the tree, and spread out the holiday a little instead of just tearing into the entire pile of gifts on Christmas morning!”

Constantly dishing out advice and offering his tips and expertise, we asked Bryan what the best holiday gift was that he had ever given to someone. “A few years ago while we were under construction, we got a karaoke machine for the kids. Shortly after Christmas there was a massive ice storm and we lost power for six days,” explains Bryan. “We had that thing plugged into the generator and sang songs around the wood stove in the candlelight.  It was a pretty fun and musical Christmas!”

Have a handyman you need to shop for? Bryan shared his five best gift ideas for the renovator in your life.
 
1. The Stanley FatMax 16’ tape measure
“If you're laying out or framing houses, a 35’ or 25’ tape is a must, but most projects around the house can be handled with a smaller tape that fits easily in your hand or belt, has great standout, and is super tough!”

2. Carpenter’s pencils
“These thick, rectangular pencils are great for woodworking. Their shape keeps them from rolling away, and because they’re so popular, they’re always disappearing… which is why you need to buy a whole box to ‘share’ with your friends!”

3. DeWalt 20V impact driver
“With the addition of a multi-unit screwdriver, or any of the multi packs of drills or nut drivers, an impact driver is a great addition to the toolbox. From driving screws into subfloors, framing or duckboards, drilling holes or hanging pictures, it’s always handy to have an impact driver around.”

4. Cordless vacuum
“Small and easy to carry around, it’s a great idea to have one of these available for those small spills, dust, etc.”

5. Ratchet set with wrenches
“There’s lots of jobs around the house that require different sizes and shapes of drivers. Having all of the sockets, wrenches and bits in one spot is an easy way to keep everything organized and in one place so you know where they are when you need them. An adapter for the impact driver lets you use all of the sockets and attachments with a little more power and speed, too!”

Once the holidays are over and you have the newest tools begging to be put to use, be sure to drop by the Edmonton Renovation Show, January 28-30, 2018 at the Edmonton Expo Center to catch more tips, tricks and laughs from Bryan himself. We can't wait to see you there!
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EDMONTON EXPO CENTRE
JANUARY 26-28 2018.

Festive Style: A Guide to Wreaths

Nov 29, 2017
Whatever the holiday or season you’re celebrating, wreaths are a great way to add some festive flair to your space – inside and out. Deck your front door, back door, tables and more. With winter upon us, now is the perfect time to find a wreath (or two) to brighten up your home. Check out some of our favorite styles below and get ready to be inspired.

Traditional
Oranges, cinnamon, cranberries, and cloves – this is a wreath that would make Charles Dickens proud. Hung on your door, we’re sure you’ll have a few spirits come to show you the true meaning of Christmas.

Traditional Wreath

Boxwood Beauty
This bowed boxwood is a more modern creation. Ideal for warmer climates, its simple style will add some festive fun to your porch without going overboard.

Boxwood Beauty

Frosty
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Put this angelic creation on your mantel. Sparkling silver and knotted wood make this wreath the perfect fit for your space all winter long.

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Natural
Love going for long winter walks in the woods? This is the wreath for you. Fir branches, large pinecones, and stunning red ribbon highlight the natural beauty winter brings.

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Ornamental
Another indoor wreath, this purple piece uses ornaments as well as natural elements for its festive style. Try using it as a centerpiece for one of your holiday get-togethers.

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We hope these wreaths help inspire your holiday décor. For more festive ideas and great tips year-round, follow @HomeShows on Twitter and Instagram and Like Us on Facebook.

Doing Good: Hurricane Relief

Nov 28, 2017
This fall, Hurricane Harvey's and Irma's destructive paths left many Americans in need of shelter and supplies. Organizations and communities rallied to rebuild and help individuals affected by these tropical storms. Through our partnership, Marketplace Events was able to secure more than $7,000 in donations for Habitat for Humanity. 

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We're proud to say that, in addition to the donations made by our generous guests, exhibitors, sponsors, and employees, Marketplace Events was also able to provide assistance and care on a more local level.

The 2017 Jacksonville Home + Patio Show (fall edition) took place just a few weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. Recognizing the need for support in this devastated community, the Jacksonville Show Team and the Marketplace Events Senior Management Team made the decision to donate 10% of all ticket sales from the show to the Clara White Mission. This local organization works to prevent and reduce homelessness through advocacy, housing, job training, and employment. Visit their website to learn more about the good the Clara White Mission does in Florida.

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Beyond ticket proceeds going to the Clara White Mission, Marketplace Events also saw the community's need for information and agency. The Jacksonville Home + Patio Show Team worked with Home Depot, the JEA, the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulations, Gold Star Adjusters, and the Better Business Bureau to bring a Hurricane Resource Center to the show. Guests were encouraged to bring their home improvement and insurance questions, to be answered by local experts. Attendees could enjoy presentations on generator safety, among many valuable topics, and sit in on an especially informative talk from a local meteorologist about how hurricanes work. 

As an industry leader, Marketplace Events works with and in communities across North America. Through our Home, Garden, and Holiday Events we bring guests products, resources, and inspiration. Through our partnerships with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, we support those in need. Follow our Doing Good articles to learn about the ways we're giving back, and helping communities to move forward. 

Let the sun shine in with Faerber's Bee Window, Inc.

Nov 28, 2017

5_times_abundant_daylighting_benefits_youAs one of the unique benefits of buying modern windows, daylighting is beneficial in many ways. The abundance of natural illumination in your home would make your home healthier, more functional, and more livable. Let BEE Window® Inc.explain how you benefit from increased daylighting:

Lowering Energy Bills

The sun is the ultimate source of free light. Turning on electric light bulbs emits heat, increasing your room’s temperature. But if you invest in an energy-efficient window installation, BEE Window can use the sun to illuminate your indoor spaces without excessive heat gain.

Increasing Indoor Visibility

Sunlight provides positive effects on visual performance, allowing you to do tasks with ease.  Artificial light can’t completely mimic the brilliance of the sun delivers; incandescent lighting emits a warm, yellowish tone, while fluorescent lighting radiates the cool, bluish hues. 

Improving Mood

If you love the sun, flooding with your interior with daylight can give you a sense of joy. This is why many homeowners invest in porch conversions. Turning an open or screened porch into enclosed living spaces allows you to enjoy the light without dealing with the heat or other discomfort.

Regulating The Human Circadian System

The circadian system is your body clock that tells you when to sleep and rise. Exposure to bright light during the day and little illumination at night helps signal your body when to rest and wake up. Optimizing daylight and using window coverings are important in regulating your physiological processes.

Being Closer To Nature

The bibliophile hypothesis suggests that human beings have the innate need to be at one with nature. One way to seek connection with the world is exposing yourself to natural light. With large windows, you can also capture panoramic views and bring the outdoors in. As the ultimate source of handyman services in the region,BEE Window® can help you make the most of the sun. We’ll study the orientation of your rooms to the sun and keep the local climate in mind to use natural light to its best effect. With thoughtful window and sun room design, we prevent visual discomfort through glare and distraction.

 

Faerber's BEE Window® - TEAM Philosophy

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Teamwork. Each position, from a cheerful voice on the phone, quality assurance, sales, installation, service, and support personnel, must work together.

Ethics. We choose to maintain the highest level of integrity, honesty, and trust-worthiness. We choose to be responsible to our customers, associates, environments, and societies we serve.

Accountable. We are accountable for customer satisfaction and stewardship of our human, financial, and natural resources.

Measured. We measure our success by the willingness of customers to refer us to others and to continue to do business within our family of businesses.

CLICK HERE to visit Faerber's BEE Window® Inc. - Serving Replacement Windows, Sunrooms, Exterior Doors & Bathroom Remodeling needs throughout Indiana since 1983.

The Indianapolis Home Show welcomes Faerber's BEE Window®, Inc. as a sponsor of this year's event on January 19-28, 2018 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  The show 100's of home improvement experts like Faerber's BEE Window®, Inc. to provide advice and assist you with your projects.  Don't have tickets yet? CLICK HERE - We can't wait to see you there!

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JANUARY 19 - 28, 2018
INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS

 

 

Exhibitor Spotlight: Blind Alley

Nov 24, 2017
We're excited to have Blind Alley joining us at the 2018 Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show. Whether customers are shopping for efficient window treatments, redecorating their home, or seeking the solution to a complex design challenge, the Blind Alley team has experience to help you pull it off.  

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Before you connect with the Blind Alley team at Booth #349, enjoy our fun interview below and get a sneak peek at some of the specials they'll be offering guests at the Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show.

Please describe your products and services.
"Blind Alley offers window treatments, measuring, installation, and design consultation."

What are your best home and garden tips for the season?
"Keep it simple, focus on the family!"

Will you have any show specials?
"Book a design consultation and get a discount on your purchase! (Valid through 6-30-2018)."

What is your favorite part about the home show?
"Meeting people and getting to talk to all of them!"

The Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show takes over the State Fair Park of Oklahoma  January 19-21, 2018. With hundreds of home improvement experts ready to help with your next project, it's a must-attend event for OKC homeowners. What are you waiting for? Get your tickets NOW! 

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STATE FAIR PARK OF OKLAHOMA
JANUARY 19-21, 2018.

AIMExpo Acquired by Motorcycle Industry Council

by Joanne Carry | Sep 09, 2015
IRVINE, Calif. --The Motorcycle Industry Council today announced it has acquired the Motorcycle Group business segment from Marketplace Events LLC. The acquisition includes the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), America's premier motorcycle and powersports show, and the only powersports event in North America that caters to trade, media and consumers all under one roof, timed to showcase the powersports industry's new model year product unveilings....

IRVINE, Calif.--The Motorcycle Industry Council today announced it has acquired the Motorcycle Group business segment from Marketplace Events LLC. The acquisition includes the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), America's premier motorcycle and powersports show, and the only powersports event in North America that caters to trade, media and consumers all under one roof, timed to showcase the powersports industry's new model year product unveilings.

AIMExpo's show personnel, sales staff and management, including AIMExpo Show Director Cinnamon Kernes, and AIMExpo show creators Mike Webster and Larry Little, will form a new department within MIC titled “MIC Events.”

“AIMExpo’s early success has been the ability to prove an innovative concept that has delivered for exhibitors and attendees beyond what was envisioned when we conceived the concept just three years ago,” said AIMExpo co-creators Webster and Little. “We recognized the opportunity to take it to another level of industry value and excellence with the blue-ribbon reputation and capabilities of the MIC, and the power of its membership, management, and services to get us there. We presented our recommendation to Marketplace Events LLC management and they agreed.”

"In 2012, Marketplace Events made the commitment – under the leadership of Mike Webster – to launch AIMExpo with the explicit goal of changing and re-energizing the powersports business, and our AIMExpo team has been intensely focused and true to that promise,” said Marketplace Events CEO, Tom Baugh. “In less than three years, the AIMExpo platform has become the most important annual gathering for the industry. We’re very proud MPE successfully incubated AIMExpo, but we recognize the event will reach its full potential and greatest benefit to the industry under MIC ownership."

Dennis McNeal, MIC chair and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.'s vice president - Motorcycle Operations, said, "MIC’s primary goal is to ensure the show's ongoing growth and success, and that requires not only a depth of tradeshow experience, but broad experience in our industry. Mike Webster, Larry Little, Cinnamon Kernes and the entire AIMExpo team have that kind of experience, and the MIC Board of Directors, by unanimous vote, is excited to have them join the staff of the MIC."

"The concept of MIC owning AIMExpo is actually quite common in the association world where many trade shows are owned or operated by their industry trade associations,” said Little.

"This strategic configuration makes it much easier to build on existing industry synergies, align the industry's key stakeholders, and connect manufacturers and distributors of products and services in a valued face-to-face environment with retailers and consumers who have the greatest interest in their offerings."

“Overall plans for the 2015 show absolutely remain business as usual,” said AIMExpo Show Director Cinnamon Kernes. “For exhibitors, dealers, media, and consumers it’s absolutely business as usual and no additional actions on their part are required. Our focus is sharper than ever, and the team is committed to producing the industry’s best show experience once again this year. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Orlando in October!”

AIMExpo 2015 will take place October 15 through 18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The show is open to credentialed trade and media professionals on October 15-16. The show then opens to the general public on October 17-18.

This year's AIMExpo is ramping up to be the largest and most impactful event to date with more manufacturers, vendors, dealers, and media outlets scheduled to attend.

For more information, please visit http://mic.org/AIMExpo.aspx.

Key AIMExpo Links

The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect, and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues, and the American International Motorcycle Expo. As a not-for-profit, national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and retailers of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, ROVs, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts, accessories and related goods and services, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.

The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at www.mic.org.

Be sure to stay tuned to the AIMExpoUSA.com website and keep up to date on exciting news as it happens by visiting AIMExpo’s social media pages. “Like” the American International Motorcycle Expo on Facebook, and “Follow” on Twitter or Instagram: @AIMExpo.

Contacts

Motorcycle Industry Council
Brian Hardyman, Media Relations
949-727-4211, ext. 3027