Thursday, October 28, 2010
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Sunday, October 10, 2010
At the Kitchen Plus exhibit, show visitors are viewing some of the various options for kitchen design. These include remodeling, refacing, cabinet replacement and more. Several kitchen vignettes are displayed, including “before” and after display.
In the Arnold’s Appliance booth, show goers can see an extensive display of what’s trending in appliances for the kitchen and laundry. Stainless steel continues to be the number one choice for the kitchen, with consumers gravitating towards the mid-range instead of top of the line products as they had just a few years ago. White is big in the laundry, but the use of color on the washer and dryer is a growing trend.
Seattle Home Show 2 concludes today. For more information, please visit www.seattlehomeshow.com
Today marks the final day for Seattle Home Show 2 2010, the fall version of the nation’s oldest and largest home show. Crowds have been brisk as show visitors vie to see all the latest products and services for the home, as well as to take advantage of Show-only discounts, all in a single location.
Among the activities happening on closing day at Seattle Home Show 2 are:
- Cooking demonstrations by Chef of James Gibson of Salty’s on Alki (noon) and Chef Michael Hillyer of Daniel’s Broiler (2 PM)
- Free home improvement seminars including:
- Manufactured Decking & Railing: Products For Outdoor Living In The Northwest, presented by West Coast Decks (11:30 AM)
- Lifestage Design: Remodeling To Fit Your Needs, presented by Adams Builders, (12:30 PM)
- Drying Up The Space Under Your Deck, presented by Under Cover Systems (1:30 PM)
- Heating - Green And Healthy, presented by Island Green Heating (2:30 PM)
- Today’s Security System, presented by NW Security & Sound, LLC (3:30 PM)
- Wedi Shower Pan Wallboard System, p resented by Seattle Glass Block (4:30 PM)
Final day show hours are 10 AM to 6 PM. For more information, visit www.seattlehomeshow.com
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Chef Cabrera demonstrated how to cook a crustaceous crab cake with piquant pepper aioli. All audience members received a copy of the recipe along with a discount coupon for a lunch or dinner at Salty’s. Chef Cabrera, who said he likes a lively audience, encouraged the audience to clap and ask questions, with a free brunch at Salty’s given the most enthusiastic audience member.
Other chefs scheduled to appear at Seattle Home Show 2 are Chef Franz Junga of Il Fornaio Saturday at 4 PM, Chef James Gibson, Salty’s on Allki on Sunday at noon and Chef Michael Hillyer of Daniel’s Broiler Sunday at 2 PM.
Seattle Home Show 2 runs through now through Sunday, October 10. For more details, visit the website at www.seattlehomeshow.com.
“The goal was to build a home to assure low impact to the earth and originally to achieve a 4 Star Built Green certification,” says Rick Stockmann, principal of SBC. “Once that was achieved and the homeowners saw how far they had come, they decided to achieve a 5 Star Built Green certification.”
Listed here are just some of the unique items that were points achieved to qualify for the 4 Star. “What makes it so interesting is that we achieved 635 points when only 500 points were needed for a 5 Star certification,” says Stockmann. Among the points rated are:
Excavation - there were no soils removed from the site.
Masonry - all stone used was excavated from the site.
Building Products - FSC Certified (Forest Stewardship Council) or similar process followed.
Electrical - Solar voltaic panels wired to operate the transfer of collected power back to the "grid" for credit in the future operation of the home, along with LED, CFL, and low voltage lighting plan which allows them to achieve 75% less cost
Landscaping -- All rockery was provided by the on site excavation for the foundation of the home. Plantings were all "native low water usage plants" plus salvaged plants that were replanted due to excavation. Grasses were a special grass seed that needs virtually no water and only grows to a height of 6 inches for the growing period of the year
SBC is featuring an extensive photographic display of the home, with a personal appearance by the homeowners on Saturday. Also included in the SBC booth is a display by some of the suppliers for the home of various reclaimed and recycled building materials available to consumers.
Friday, October 8, 2010
On Wednesday, Q13’s Kaci Aitchinson of “Mornings with Kaci” gave viewers a sneak peak of some of the top features at Seattle Home Show 2, including building a backyard cottage (complete with Kaci in a hard hat on a ladder helping workers), making a hot fudge sundae with Chef Nick Musser of the icon Grill and learning how to save energy with the latest products for home automation
Thursday, Christie Johnson of KING 5 Morning News spent time with the guru of household hints, Joey Green, and The Wall Wizard Brian Santos to get an advance look at their novel and innovative tips to help save money at home. Green shared some of his tips for unusual use for brand name products, including how to clean a toilet with Coke, shave using peanut butter and polish furniture with Spam. The Wall Wizard offered a preview of his tips for “Painting from the Pantry,” such as using lip balm instead of masking tape to create paint lines and cleaning paint brushes in 10 seconds with fabric softener.
New Day Northwest featured Joey Green with more of his household hints, including cleaning stains from clothes with Cheez Whiz.
Video of Kaci’s coverage of the Seattle Home Show 2 can be found at http://www.q13fox.com/videobeta/6e05c573-107f-4140-b8c8-887521198410/
and of Christie’s at http://www.king5.com/news/consumer/Finding-new-household-tricks-at-the-Seattle-Home-Show-104523514.html
- Cost-effective tips and ideas for green design and green living, including a fully staged exhibit featuring the latest in home automation products that save energy
- Joey Green, the guru of household hints, who demonstrates novel and inexpensive tips for cleaning the home, from cleaning jewelry with Efferdent to polishing furniture using Spam.
- Preparing for the housing rebound (yes, experts predict that housing will rebound by 2014, and Washington State is projected to be the number one market in the nation)
- Brian Santos (aka “The Wall Wizard”) who offers tips on “Painting From The Pantry.” Santos helps consumers cut painting costs by using products you already have at home. Tips include using everything from plastic wrap and toothpicks to vanilla to streamline painting and save money.
Seattle Home Show 2 runs through Sunday October 10.
For more information, or to purchase E-Tickets, please visit the Seattle Home Show website at http://www.seattlehomeshow.com/
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
An example of how homeowners can increase space without remodeling, Modern Shed is showcasing its unique line of backyard sheds for storage and living spaces. Sheds start with a Basic Model, which is then used as the basis of its additional models, each targeted for different functions such as its Studio Shed and Dwelling Shed. Modern Shed is shipped flat to customers, who can either erect it themselves or hire a professional to do it for them.
Shirey Contracting is showcasing examples of its award-winning remodeling work and custom homes. Shirey Contracting uses a creative design/build approach on all its projects, both large and small. The company uses green building practices, earth-friendly building materials and job site recycling in what it calls its Build Smart™ process.
Seminars: There’s still time to get free how-to advice and tips at the Seattle Home Show’s Seminar Series. Among the seminars being presented today and tomorrow are “What You Need To Know About A Home Performance Analysis” by Shirey Contracting (today 4:30 PM); “10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Contractor” by Classic Construction and the Master Builders Association; and “How to Make Your Remodel A Good Investment” presented by Booth Construction and the Master Builders Association. All seminars are free of charge with paid admission to the Show.
E-tickets and details at SeattleHomeShow.com. Check in tomorrow for updates on our closing day!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Roofs, Windows and Glass Blocks: Building Materials and Supplies for Everyone at Seattle Home Show 2010
At Larry Haight’s Residential Roofing Company, show visitors are receiving a first-hand look at some of the leading roofing technologies that have made this company one of the top in its field. Based in Redmond, the company has been serving customers throughout the greater Puget Sound for the past 24 years. During this time, Larry Haight has won a variety of awards for service, including “Small Business of the Year” from the Better Business Bureau, and Angie’s List “Super Service” award.
E-tickets and further show information available at SeattleHomeShow.com. Show runs through Sunday, February 28
Thursday, February 25, 2010
For custom cabinetry that stands out, visit with the experts at Jesse Bay Cabinetry. This custom cabinet builder is showcasing examples of its award winning work for the Northwest home. In addition to cabinets, Jesse Bay offers furniture and ceramics.
Greenlake Cabinets & Construction is an independently owned Seattle-based business offering custom/semi-custom cabinets and more. Its box cabinets are constructed with 5/8 or ¾ inch thick materials, unless the cabinetry is face framed. All door and drawer fronts are made from ¾” solid wood, unless specified [such as a 1” thick door or ¼” plywood panel, inside of a ¾” solid wood door]. In addition, Greenlake offers design and remodeling services.
E-tickets and show details at SeattleHomeShow.com.
More updates from Seattle Home Show 2010 tomorrow!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
For all the latest in natural gas, Ballard Natural Gas Service is showcasing examples of its residential HVAC systems. Ballard Natural Gas offers both retrofits and new equipment. The company also offers complete service and repair, as well as power air duct cleaning.
E-Tickets and show details at SeattleHomeShow.com.
More show highlights here tomorrow.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Among the home loan exhibitors at this year’s Show is BECU. At the BECU exhibit, show visitors are learning more about the home loan and refinancing options available to them from this Northwest institution. Among its offerings is the BECU Equity Advantage that combines a variable rate Home Equity Line of Credit and a fixed rate home equity loan in a single account. In addition, BECU has brought in its Mobile Financial Center – a fully operational bank on wheels –to Seattle Home Show. With the BECU Mobile Financial Center, consumers are able to apply and receive approval for loans at the Show.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
At Puget Sound Energy, consumers can learn more about the various energy-efficient heating and cooling systems currently available. Products are available for both electric and natural gas customers. In addition to the Federal tax incentives available, Puget Sound Energy offers its own energy efficient product rebates, including rebates for converting from electric to natural gas.
Check back tomorrow for more updates on Seattle Home Show 2010!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
On Idea Street, consumers are lining up to get a first-hand look at the various brand-new model homes, including this one from Timberland Homes. This 1900 plus square foot home has already been sold, but visitors still are able to tour it throughout the Show’s duration to get a close up view of the home’s fabulous interiors by PCS Design, as well as the beautiful landscaping by Malone’s Landscaping.
At the Seminar Stage, show visitors are packing the seats to learn about the latest home improvement and design ideas presented by some of the region’s leading building professionals. Today’s seminars include topics such as “How to Stretch Your Remodeling Dollars” presented by Kitchen Plus to ”Simple Solutions for Beautiful Technology” presented by Architechtronics. Seminars on these and other topics run at select times each day throughout the Show’s run. More information on the Seminar schedule and other Show details can be seen online at www.seattlehomeshow.com.
More updates on Seattle Home Show 2010 come tomorrow!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Smaller homes and a focus on simplicity are the latest trends for the Northwest home, and nowhere is this better highlighted than among the homes going up on Idea Street. The Palm Harbor Avanti is a 600 plus square foot home featuring contemporary styling and sustainable design in a compact footprint. When completed, this Northwest home will feature green building materials inside and out, surrounded by a full Northwest classic garden created by London Landscaping.
Rounding out the homes on Idea Street is Coast Cabins. This unique community of homes features compact cabins built using Coast Cabins' patented tongue and groove technology that enables the homes to be constructed using only a rubber mallet. Coast Cabins homes are constructed using green materials. Solar panels, composting toilets and other green practices will be featured in the homes, with landscaping by NW Bloom.
Check in tomorrow for more updates on Seattle Home Show 2010! For more information on the Show, please visit www.seattlehomeshow.com
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Among the homes going up on Idea Street is Number 082, presented by Timberland Homes. Called the Newcastle, this 1900 plus square foot home features a beach theme, with classic Nantucket inspired interiors created by Pam Saftler of PCS Design. Outside, Malone's Landscape is creating a classic Northwest native inspired garden, complete with water features and outdoor living spaces.
Making its debut at Seattle Home Show 2010 is a new cottage from FabCab, a Seattle company specializing in structures for multi-generational living. The FabCab cottage measures a compact 538 square feet, and is constructed using timber frame design. Prefabricated buildings of this design, as well as kits for do-it-yourselfers, are available from the company. Sustainable design and materials are used throughout the building. Outside, London Landscaping is creating a low maintenance container garden with a Zen/Asian flair. Additional show information available at SeattleHomeShow.com.
Check back tomorrow to see more Idea Street homes.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Northwesterners are focusing on simplicity and togetherness in the home, and this will be in evidence at this year's Seattle Home Show. Homes are smaller, colors are lighter and there is emphasis on value and the essentials. Remodeling rather than moving continues to be a key trend here in the Northwest, as well as secondary structures, such as accessory dwelling units, as a way to expand living space. All this and more will be highlighted at Seattle Home Show 2010.
Seattle Home Show 2010 takes place February 20 through 28 at Qwest Field Event Center. Show hours are: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission: $10.00 adults, $7.00 seniors (60+), $3.00 juniors (7-15). E-tickets are available for purchase online at www.SeattleHomeShow.com. Purchasers of E-tickets to the show also receive free parking for the Seattle Home Show at the Safeco Field Parking Garage. E-tickets are presented by BECU. With "Too much to see - come back for free(tm)," show visitors can register to return a second day for free, ID required. VISA and MasterCard are accepted. Parking for the Seattle Home Show will include the Qwest Field Event Center parking garage, Qwest Field North Lot and the Safeco Field parking garage as well as other area lots. Vehicles with four or more occupants can take advantage of "Four or More Park Free(tm)" in designated lots courtesy of RSVP.
The Seattle Home Show is sponsored by the Master Builders Association and The Seattle Times.
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