Let the Experts at the Home & Lifestyle Show Inspire You!

2013-03-09T00:00:00Z Let the Experts at the Home & Lifestyle Show Inspire You! nwitimes.com
March 09, 2013 12:00 am

Building - Remodeling - Decorating - Landscaping

Find everything you need to improve your home – inside and out – in one convenient location this weekend only!

Sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana (HBA) at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso, the spring Home & Lifestyle Show will inspire you to enjoy your home again, according to HBA Executive Officer Vicky Gadd.

“This year we are refocusing our efforts on the exchange of ideas, getting back to a more traditional builder show,” she said. “It’s all about inspiring people to enjoy their homes again. What’s really great about the Home & Lifestyle Show is the fact that you’ll be primarily talking to small business owners, the people who in most cases are doing the work. Not only are they experts in their fields, they keep up with new ideas and will be displaying the latest trends. It’s all here, under one roof.”

Also of note this year, the HBA is planning a separate fall Home & Lifestyle Show – September 14-15 at the Lake County Fair Grounds in Crown Point – so this is the one and only comprehensive show with local representatives onsite for all your upcoming projects.

Featuring the areas leading home improvement, remodeling and new home construction experts, the Home & Lifestyle Show gives you the opportunity to make connections with service providers and see a wide range of products - from the very latest offerings to those that are tried and true - so you can optimize the space, natural assets, comfort and style of your home.

“We definitely wanted to get back to our roots this year,” Angie Panayi, Home & Lifestyle Show committee chair and an HBA associate member with Anton Insurance Agency, said. “It’s all about showcasing our vendors. People can walk through and meet good, hard-working people who are committed to what they do. For the most part, they’ve been members of our association for a very long time, and everyone is insured and bonded.”

Whether you want to redesign the flow of your kitchen, transform your master bath into a relaxation spa, create a new space for that game room/hobby room/exercise room/man cave you’ve been dreaming about, upgrade your outdoor living area or learn more about energy efficiency, the Home & Lifestyle show offers all the expertise and tools you need to get the job done.

If you have challenges with any living spaces, this is the place to find complete solutions.

For example, whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or looking to hire a professional, when it comes to remodeling your kitchen you can meet experts and see products for everything from appliances to cabinets and counters, finishes and fixtures, flooring, sinks and so much more. According to Josh Garskof of This Old House Magazine, whether your budget is $5,000 or $50,000, the costs of a typical kitchen remodel are usually allocated the same way - 29% cabinets and hardware, 22% design and installation, 16% walls, ceilings, floors, doors and windows, 14% appliances and ventilation, 10% counters and 9% electrical and plumbing - so it’s important to know who you’re going to be dealing with every step of the way.

From kitchens and baths to floors and doors and patios and garages, the Home & Lifestyle Show features all the products and expert advice you need to make your home more safe, comfortable, energy-efficient and down right gorgeous.

You can explore the latest trends in entertainment systems, sunrooms, heating and cooling, home security and window treatments. Talk to the experts about your home maintenance challenges and find solutions. Green up that lawn, exterminate those pests and enjoy a new patio this spring.

“Come out and explore any type of home improvement,” Panayi said. “Along with the great displays, our talented vendors look forward to advising people so they will be re-inspired to do things for their home.”

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