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Sunday, February 26, 2012

ALL THE LATEST IN INSURANCE AT AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE


Seattle Home Show visitors are learning about all the latest options in home and renters insurance at CenturyLink Event Center, thanks to the experts at American Family Insurance.  For more than 80 years, American Family has made it their business to give customers peace of mind by making their insurance experience easy and convenient.  Show visitors are able to talk with the company’s knowledgeable agent advisors about the company’s wide range of option, including home, renters, auto, life and more.

DISH SHOWCASING HOME ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS AT SEATTLE HOME SHOW


Home entertainment is a big trend here in the Northwest, as more and more consumers opt to stay home rather than go out.  At Seattle Home Show 2012, show visitors are enjoying themselves as they learn about all the latest trends in home entertainment, including at the DISH booth.  This leader in family entertainment (including TV technologies and high definition TV programming) is helping show visitors learn about all the options available to them in satellite TV.  Show visitors can sign up on site to install DISH in their homes, too!

BECU SHOWCASING THE LATEST IN HOME FINANCING OPTIONS AT SEATTLE HOME SHOW


Whether you’re a first time home buyer or a current homeowner, finding the right financing package may seem daunting in today’s market.  As Seattle Home Show 2012, there are a host of companies to help with your financing needs.  Organizations such as BECU are helping answer show goers questions about mortgages, refinancing and home equity programs available to them, including a first time home buyer program that requires as little as 3.5 percent down and a 12 year no fee refinancing package.  In addition, show visitors are taking the opportunity while visiting the BECU booth to enter a drawing to win The Big Green Egg, a unique ceramic smoker/griller that is one of the most popular barbeques today in the Northwest.

SEATTLE HOME SHOW FEATURES ALL THAT’S HOT IN OUTDOOR LIVING

Outdoor living has become a year round enjoyment here in the Northwest, and is in much evidence here at the Seattle Home Show2012.  Exhibitors such as Aqua Quip are showcasing all the latest products and ideas for making your outdoor spaces more inviting. 

Show goers are enjoying themselves strolling through displays of barbeques, grillers and smokers (including the widely popular ceramic smoker/griller called The Big Green Egg) as well as appliances that allow you to make your own soda at home.  In addition, show visitors are spending time talking about Aqua Quip’s extensive services, from pool and hot tub construction, to pool cleaning, hot tub maintenance, electrical, backyard construction and more 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

TEST DRIVE A TOYOTA AT SEATTLE HOME SHOW AND RECEIVE 2 TICKETS TO THE SHOW


At Seattle Home Show, the public has a unique way to gain entrance to the Show and save money too.  Test Drive a Toyota and receive two free tickets to the Show.  Simply come to the CenturyLink Field Parking Garage during the Show, test drive a Toyota from your Western Washington Toyota Dealers and receive two tickets free of charge.  Hurry in though – Seattle Home Show 2012 ends tomorrow! 

ALL THE LATEST IN KITCHEN DESIGN AT KITCHEN PLUS


Kitchen updates are one of the hottest trends for the home and are a major feature at Seattle Home Show 2012.  Show visitors are flocking to see what’s happening now for kitchens at displays such as Kitchen Plus.  One of the top kitchen and bath remodelers in the state, Kitchen Plus is showcasing examples of its award-winning designs.  Both “before” and ”after” updates are featured.  Even more, Kitchen Plus also offers home owners a unique “On Time, On Budget” guarantee.  If Kitchen Plus does not complete your remodel on time, the company will pay the homeowner $200 a day for every day the project goes over schedule.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Seattle Home Show 2012 Enters Final Weekend


It is the final weekend for the 68th annual run of the Seattle Home Show, the nation’s oldest and largest home show.  Northwesterners have been enjoying themselves all week seeing all the latest products and services for the home, such as remodeling, home financing (including programs for first time buyers) and home construction.  There’s still time to see the new products at this year’s Show including a musical toilet and a house made from a recycled shipping container.

 

Malone’s and ShelterKraft Werks Team Up to Show all the Latest for Garden and Home

 Outdoor design expert Malone’s Landscaping and backyard cottage company ShelterKraft Werks have joined together at Seattle Home Show2012 to delight show visitors with all that ‘s hot both inside and outside the home.  Together, they’ve created a charming display featuring all that’s trending now in gardens and backyard cottages.

Malone’s has designed a Northwest landscape that is both beautiful and low maintenance, with winter and spring plantings complemented by water features, outdoor structures and evergreens.  ShelterKraft is displaying a unique backyard cottage made from a unique (but still green source) – a recycled shipping container!

Be sure to keep checking in regularly for more updates!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Timberland Homes unveils new “foundation included” program at 2012 Seattle Home Show.


Long-time Seattle Home Show exhibitor Timberland Homes is using the 2012 Seattle Home Show to unveil an innovative new approach to modular construction.  Timberland is now including concrete foundations with all their modular homes.

Timberland President Dave McKim says that the new program is designed to make the home buying process easier and offer customers a turnkey home package. McKim says, “Including foundations with all our homes makes it easier for our customers who have been waiting to start their projects to move forward”.

The Foundation included program is only available for a limited time and there are some restrictions; interested home buyers should contact Timberland.

Timberland is one of the most experienced modular home builders in the Northwest, and has constructed more than 2,600 homes since 1973. Timberland builds homes in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Timberland’s modular construction and flexible floor plans are equally suited for remote locations and in-fill lots. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Seattle Home Show’s Dr. Lori Appears on New Day Northwest


Celebrity art and antiques appraiser Dr. Lori, who is appearing through today at Seattle Home Show, gave Northwesterners a sampling this morning of her on the spot appraisal skills on New Day Northwest.  Check out what she appraised and how she wowed the audience in the clip below!                             http://www.king5.com/new-day-northwest/Dr-Lori-at-Seattle-Home-Show-139995053.html" name="flashvars"/>    http://www.king5.com/new-day-northwest/Dr-Lori-at-Seattle-Home-Show-139995053.html" bgcolor="#000000" quality="true">    

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

CELEBRITY ART AND ANTIQUES APPRAISER DR. LORI AT SEATTLE HOME SHOW TODAY AND TOMORROW; ALSO FEATURED ON KJR-FM’S “THE BOB RIVERS” SHOW

Star of Discovery Channel’s “Auction Kings” and certified art and antique appraiser Dr. Lori returns to Seattle Home Show today and tomorrow with her free on the spot evaluations of the public’s collectibles. Show visitors are invited to bring in their family heirlooms, treasures, thrift store finds and more to find out their worth.


Before the Show opened today, Dr. Lori was interviewed by KJR-FM Radio’s Bob Rivers of “The Bob Rivers Show.” Dr. Lori shared with on-air staff and listeners some of her expert insights into the world of collecting, as well as appraising items brought in by KJR staffers for evaluation. The lines were also opened for the public to call Dr. Lori for her to evaluate their items’ worth right over the phone!

Dr. Lori appears 1 and 4 PM today and tomorrow.

Monday, February 20, 2012

SEATTLE HOME SHOW 2012 FEATURED ON KING 5’S MORNING NEWS



 Seattle Home Show had a special visitor today: King 5’s Christie Johnson, who came to Seattle Home Show to broadcast live from the Show floor.  Christie highlighted all that’s trending now for outdoor living with Ben Middlemiss of London Design Build, who designed and built the Outdoor Living and Wine Garden, a major feature at Seattle Home Show 2012. 

Then Christie shared with King 5 viewers the secrets to creating their own color plan for the home with Cindi Amos, color coach and founder of Seattle Home Show exhibitor Away with White.  Be sure to check back here for more updates on this year’s Show!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

SEATTLE HOME SHOW ATTENDANCE UP 30 PERCENT


The Seattle Home Show 2012 is well underway, and Northwesterners are indulging in their home improvement fantasies in droves here at CenturyLink Field Event Center.  Opening day attendance was up by 30 percent over the previous year, a positive indicator of the public’s interest in the home market. More updates to come!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

OUTDOOR LIVING AND WINE GARDEN A HIT AT SEATTLE HOME SHOW 2012

It’s opening day, and Seattle Home Show visitors are thronging at the Outdoor Living and Wine Garden., created by London Design Build.  Families are enjoying themselves on a giant play set (courtesy of Rainbow Play Systems), while members of the over 21 crowd are enjoying sampling the best in Northwest, to the tunes of live musical entertainment.  Other show visitors are simply enjoying strolling through the Garden to view the latest in outdoor living in this 10,000 square foot display that features six decks, four hardscapes, a variety of water features, an outdoor pizza oven and outdoor fireplace.  There’s even a display version of a backyard cottage, courtesy of FabCab.
Check in tomorrow for more updates!

SEATTLE HOME SHOW FEATURED EVENT ON KONG TV

Every Friday, Lynn Jacobson, features editor with The Seattle Times, highlights a few events happening in the Seattle area over the weekend.  This week, Seattle Home Show 2012 was one of them.  See Lynn's interview on KONG TV:

68TH ANNUAL SEATTLE HOME SHOW OPENS TODAY

Seattle Show Show 2012 just before the doors open to the public
The party starts today at CenutryLink Event Center as Seattle Home Show opens its doors today for its annual nine day run. “We’re Having a House Party” is the theme of this year’s Show, which features nearly 500 exhibits showcasing all the latest in home products and services, from backyard cottages to a wine garden, that have been constructed in just five short days.

Among the activities show visitors can join in are wine tastings, free product giveaways, how to seminars and more. Highlights at this year’s Show include an Outdoor Living and Wine Garden, a Made in America feature and a New Products Pavilion. We’ll keep you posted on activities and featured exhibits on this blog throughout the run of the Show.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Now Under Construction at Seattle Home Show 2012: Outdoor Living and Wine Garden

It is the sound of hammers swinging and of trucks rolling as setup continues for the 68th annual Seattle Home Show. Exhibitors, who represent the leading building, design and landscape professionals in the Northwest, are working furiously to complete their showcase displays in time for Saturday’s opening.

Going up in the East Hall is the Outdoor Living and Wine Garden, a key feature of this year’s Show. This 10,000 square foot display created by London Design Build will highlight all the latest in outdoor living. In addition to a series of outdoor vignettes (in Northwest Asian and Tudor themes), the exhibit will include a Wine Tasting area featuring some of the best in Northwest wines. Even if you’re not a wine aficionado, there will be plenty to see; by show time, the Outdoor Living and Wine Garden will feature six decks, four hardscape areas, pergolas, water features, evergreens and a variety of seasonal plants for a late winter/early spring garden.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A pile of dirt today, a display garden with backyard cottage by Saturday

The pace continues at Seattle Home Show 2012 as exhibitors work to complete their displays at the nation’s oldest and largest consumer home show.  By Saturday, nearly 500 exhibits featuring all the latest products, trends and services for the home will be constructed and completed for the public’s viewing pleasure!
Can you guess what this relatively empty space with its large pile of dirt will be? By show opening, this will be a fully landscaped display garden with backyard cottage!
Malone’s Landscaping is creating an inviting Northwest garden with water features, low maintenance plants and comfortable outdoor living spaces reflecting the season. ShelterKraft Werks is erecting one of its unique backyard cottages made from recycled shipping containers. See the pictures of the display in progress as well as a rendering of what the display will look like when completed.
Be sure to check in regularly for future updates!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Setup Now Underway for Seattle Home Show 2012



Seattle Home Show 2012 is just around the corner, and setup is underway for the 68th edition of the nation’s oldest and largest home show. “We’re Having a House Party” is the theme of this year’s Show, and exhibitors are busy getting “party ready” for Seattle Home Show’s opening on Saturday. Backyard cottages, year round outdoor spaces and simpler living are among just some of the highlights the public will see at this year’s Show. The nearly 500 exhibits featuring all the latest in interior and exterior ideas for the home (including display gardens) are erected and finished for viewing in just five short days! Seattle Home Show runs February 18 through 26 at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Check in regularly for more updates!
















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