Meet the Home & Lifestyle Show Vendors

2014-03-05T13:45:00Z Meet the Home & Lifestyle Show VendorsMichelle Krueger nwitimes.com
March 05, 2014 1:45 pm  • 

Each year the Home & Lifestyle Show brings together a great group of vendors who look forward to sharing their ideas and expertise with the public.

These people are the best resources when it comes to making a your house a home. From creating and maintaining the structure of the “house” that provides your basic needs for shelter and safety to creating the sanctuary you call “home,” you’ll find a wealth of knowledge to help you make it just right for you and your family.

From décor and design to setting up flexible spaces and choosing the right furnishings on the inside as well as ensuring everything’s in tip top shape on the outside and everywhere in between, there’s an expert to help you every step of the way, including:

• Builders

• Closet Creations

• Cookware

• Doors

• Gutters

• Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

• Home Electronics

• Kitchen Cabinets

• Patios and Sunrooms

• Remodelers

• Windows

• Yard Care Services

Here’s a closer look at just a few of the experts who will be there to answer all your home and lifestyle questions:

Jeff Wallar of American Sunspace Additions, which has been locally owned and operated in Elkhart since 1976, provides “factory direct” three-season and four-season sunrooms, replacement windows and doors. With design consultants who visit your home to listen to your ideas and make suggestions for the best products to fit your home, lifestyle and budget, the team at American Sunspace Additions produces their products for an average customer cost savings of 5-20 percent based on competitive estimates.

With more than 17,000 customers spread throughout Indiana, southern Michigan and western Ohio, American Sunspace Additions specializes in custom sizes and colors, while offering a variety of options and configurations including gable sunrooms, studio sunrooms and porch enclosures. They also help customers improve the energy efficiency of their homes by installing high-end custom vinyl replacement windows that are easy to operate and maintain.

Matt Bailey of Bailey’s Discount Center in North Judson, where they have been offering customers “unbeatable prices” on quality name brand products for the home since 1985. Based on the premise that everyone loves to save money, Bailey’s Discount Center is a specialized kitchen and bathroom distributor of cabinetry – entry-level semi-custom, custom and frameless - and countertops – including laminates from Formica, WilsonArt, Pionite and Nevamar as well as solid surface products from Meganite, Corian, Hi Max, Avonite and others.

With no appointment necessary, you can find inspiration with 40-full kitchen displays and design your dream kitchen on site with a member of the Bailey’s team coming out to your home to verify measurements prior to the immediate delivery and professional installation of all your products to your exacting specifications.

Ricardo Suarez of Calumet Custom Colors in Hammond can address all your painting concerns and needs from color selection to removing wallpaper and prepping interior/exterior surfaces, determining the best application, choosing specialty brushes, patching and repairing, creating faux finishes and more.

With resources from the experts like Sherwin Williams, Pittsburgh Paints, Benjamin Moore, Pratt & Lambert, Behr and more Calumet Custom Colors has been providing their services to residential, commercial and industrial customers in northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area for over 25 years. Whether you want to paint a single door or your entire home inside and out, they’re a a great resource.

Peter Jarosak of Century Pipe and Supply in Valparaiso specializes in plumbing and heating supplies – pipes, fittings, valves, boilers, furnaces, fixtures and more – plus luxury bath products – showers, toilets, bathtubs, spas, whirlpools, faucets and more.

With experience in everything from small household projects to complete residential development and citywide work, Century Pipe and Supply works one-on-one with customers to ensure every project gets the attention it deserves from start to finish. Since 1980 they have been servicing needs from furnaces and in-floor heating to air conditioning, humidifiers and water heating as well as all things plumbing related. As a result, they are experts at using premier bath products to create luxury baths and spas.

Rusty Hale of Nature Stone of Indiana will show you how easy it is to apply a custom blend of fine stone and specially-formulated epoxy over existing concrete and achieve long-lasting durability on the floor of your garage, basement, rec room, laundry room, sun rooms, patio or pool deck.

Originally created in 1989 to answer the need for beautiful, clean, dry, low-maintenance flooring that lasts for years, Nature Stone permanent floor covering for concrete surfaces quickly gained attention for unique benefits such as not showing wear and tear, slip-resistant when wet, comfortable to walk on (even in bare feet) and durable for life. To date more than 35,000 residential and commercial customers had installed over 12 million square feet.

Kevin McKinney and Greg Clark of Omni Entertainment Systems Inc., which has been locally owned and operated in Valparaiso since 1987, look forward to showing people the latest advances in home automation solutions and the custom electronics world designed to make their lives easier. With new entries on the market that make it affordable for everyone to investigate a range of options from a simple universal remote control to a fully custom automated home integrated multi-zone audio, distributed video, lighting, climate control, security and video surveillance, there are now many different levels of automation to meet a variety of homeowner needs.

Taking great pride in the fact that their technicians their technicians have been certified by the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) for more than 11 years, Omni Entertainment Systems offers clients the ability to have one simple “app” that integrates everything, which is a whole lot easier than trying to manage dozens of different individual “apps” from a variety of sources. Be sure to see the latest from this local home automation solutions provider.

Dan Steiner of Steiner Homes Ltd and his experienced home building team truly enjoy what they do – from designing fabulous new home floor plans to their incredible standard features and clear, fair pricing, they are dedicated to delivering dream homes in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.

While every Steiner Home starts with the very same standard features – including tall ceilings and oversized windows throughout the main floor, handmade exterior columns with details of stone or brick, interior arches and pillars, oversized moldings and trim, solid wood oak flooring plus crown and rope trim detail on all kitchen cabinets – it’s the design, quality materials, workmanship and finishing touches that make each one unique. When it comes to delivering your dream, Steiner Homes puts the focus on you and the way you live in order to tailor make your home.

Greg Rentschler of Timberseal LLC in Valparaiso has been cleaning, restoring and refinishing exterior decks, docks, fencing, cedar siding, log homes and other exterior wood surfaces since 1996. Dramatically transforming dingy old wood into something beautiful again, Timberseal’s softwashing method of restoration and cleaning uniquely relies on proprietary cleaning compounds and agents, using little or no pressure from a pressure washer.

The results of the Timberseal 6-step process to restoring and preserving wood can actually have people asking if you built a brand new deck – even 20-year old decks can be made to look new again with Timber seal. After evaluating your wood, technicians will restore the wood (remove the current finish and deep clean), brighten and neutralize your woods (apply mildew inhibitor), allow the wood to dry (2-3 days), complete any necessary repairs and detail work and finally seal your wood.

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