Whether you’re building a new home or renovating space in an existing home, here’s your opportunity to get up close and personal with the designers, builders and architects who can show you how to achieve catalog-worthy results on any budget.
This weekend (Feb. 28-March 2) is the 67th Annual Connecticut Home & Remodeling Show at the Connecticut Convention Center. Not only is this the place to go for the latest in products, vendors, and ideas for your home and outdoor living spaces, there’s an opportunity to win a $12,000 Room Makeover Contest or a luxury oak and velvet chair!
The Connecticut Home & Remodeling Show, sponsored by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut, is a must-see event for anyone and everyone looking to make their living spaces, both indoors and out, a perfect fit for their individual tastes and lifestyle. As Connecticut’s largest and longest running home and remodeling show, the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut offers residents of Connecticut and western Massachusetts a one-stop shopping experience in home products and services. You will be able to find a wide variety of home improvement, building, and remodeling exhibits featuring thousands of ideas for the home and yard.
More than 400 local companies will be represented, and local builders, remodelers, designers, architects and other professionals in every home category will be on hand to offer free advice.Not-to-be-missed design seminars include:
- ”Five design must haves” by local designer, Lisa Davenport.Ask the designer – bring your questions and challenges.
- How to have high design at low cost.
- Top 10 tips for decorating with rugs.
- Bring your pictures, plans and ideas for free advice from local architect Nick Daveline.
- 65th annual Student Design Competition.
This year’s home show features ideas and hands-on demonstrations of designer details anyone can use to achieve magazine-worthy results in their own home and outdoor space.
Here’s the schedule:Friday, Feb. 28th: 6:30 p.m., Ask the Designer! Jessica Buonafede, Oak and Velvet.
Saturday, March 1st:
11:00 a.m., Simplicity of Quality & Timeless Design Marianne Donahue, J. Namnoun Oriental Rug Gallery and Marianne Donahue Interiors.
11:30 a.m., Healthcare Insurance Exchange, Rebecca D’Agostino, DiMatteo Group.
12:00 noon, Five Design Must Haves, Lisa Davenport, Lisa Davenport Designs.
1:00 p.m., Value in an Architect, Nick Daveline, NLD Design.
2:00 p.m., My Passion Project: The Zephyr Chair and How it Came to Be, Lisa Davenport, Lisa Davenport Designs.
2:30 p.m., What is the Real Difference in Selecting Hardware for Your Home? Jim Fellows, Connecticut Lighting Centers.
3:00 p.m., How to Have High Design with Low Cost. Robyn DaLuz, Kingston Krafts.
4:00 p.m., Finance Your Energy Improvements, Madeline Priest, Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority.
5:00 p.m., About Our Handmade Wooden Furniture, Robyn DaLuz and MohammedZellou, Oak and Velvet.
Sunday, March 2nd:
11:00 a.m., Lessons Learned From Hurricane Sandy, Jared Carillo, Carillo & Howland, Inc.
12:00 p.m., Finance Your Energy Improvements, Madeline Priest, Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority.
12:30 p.m., The Real Story On LED Lighting, Jim Meltzer and Todd Director, Connecticut Lighting Centers.
1:00 p.m., Value In an Architect, Nick Daveline, NLD Design.
1:30 p.m., Making Your Fabric Fit Your Home, Harvey Sprung, Mila Fabric and Design Center.
2:00 p.m., Tile and Stone 101, Bruno D’Amico, Galleria Stone and Tile.
3:00 p.m.Top 10 Tips for Decorating with Rugs, Marianne Donahue, J. Namnoun Oriental Rug Gallery and Marianne Donahue Interiors.
4:00 p.m., Fitting Your Furniture to You as You Would Be Fitted for a Suit, Jessica Buonafede, Oak and Velvet.
The audience expected to attend this year’s Connecticut Home & Remodeling Show include:
- 94 percent who own their own home.
- 18 percent who own a second home.
- 80 percent who plan to complete a home improvement during the next year.
- 57 percent who plan to make a purchase at the home show.
- The average attendee household income is $115,882.
- The average value of attendee’s home is $317,647.
For more information and directions to the Connecticut Convention Center, visit the Connecticut Home & Remodel Show website.
If you’re looking for a home in New Haven County, talk to a professional New Haven realtor in the area who can answer your questions and help you find the perfect home for you and your family.