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Sunday, February 24, 2013

FINAL DAY OF “SWIM FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY” AND SEATTLE HOME SHOW 2013


As the Seattle Home Show 2013 draws to a close, Northwesterners are in their final hours of “Swim for Habitat for Humanity,” where they are swimming to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.   Swimmers are doing their best to raise as much money as possible for this non-profit before the show ends tonight by swimming continuously in a swim spa without touching any part of the spa, or any person or any object.   Show visitors are joining in on the fun too by watching the swimmers as they accumulate funds for every minute they swim.  “Swim for Habitat for Humanity” is sponsored by the Seattle Home Show, Aqua Quip and BECU, who are donating $5 for every minute swimmers can swim.   If swimmers swim longer than 30 minutes, the donation increases to $10 per minute.   The public can also make donations to the swim by visiting the Habitat for Humanity website at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=beab13 and selecting “Swim for Habitat for Humanity” in “kind of donation”.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

ENJOY WINE TASTING, OUTDOOR LIVING DISPLAYS AT SEATTLE HOME SHOW 2013



Show visitors are thrilled to sample fine Northwest wines while seeing all the latest in landscaping and outdoor living in Seattle Home Show’s Wine Tasting and Outdoor Living Garden.  Designed and installed by London Design Build, this 11,000 square foot display features a series of outdoor living vignettes which show visitors can stroll through to see the newest trends, all in Tudor/Northwest Asian themes.  The Wine Tasting and Outdoor Living Garden features decks, hardscapes, water features, outdoor kitchens and more.  In one corner is an IDEA STREET model home by Kit Homebuilders – a country cottage that comes in a kit.  In the wine tasting area, you can sit down to relax while sampling Northwest wines and listen to live music.

NORTHWESTERNERS ENJOYING THE COMFORTS OF SLEEP NUMBER BEDS AT SEATTLE HOME SHOW


For a sleep experience they won’t forget, visitors at Seattle Home Show are stopping by Sleep Number to check out the latest in mattress technology.   Sleep Number features adjustable firmness mattresses that adjust to the contours of your body using air chamber technology.  Show visitors are taking the time to try out the beds for themselves and to view the entire Sleep Number product line. 

SHOW GOERS RECEIVE FREE ADVICE FROM THE MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION


Visitors of Seattle Home Show 2013 are busy taking advantage of a feature unique only to this show; a chance to receive free advice from members of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.  This 100 plus year old organization, which is comprised of the leading building, design, landscape and home improvement professionals in the region, has not one but two booths at the show to provide free advice to show visitors on their home improvement plans and dreams.  Both booths are staffed entirely by members of the MBA, who are taking the time to help show goers learn more about how to turn their home improvement ideas into reality.  Master Builders is also a co-sponsor of the Seattle Home Show.

Friday, February 22, 2013

ALL THAT’S HOT FOR OUTDOOR LIVING AT AQUA QUIP


Seattle Home Show visitors are having fun seeing all the latest in outdoor living, courtesy of exhibitor Aqua Quip.  This leading Northwest company has not one, but two separate areas devoted to outdoor living and recreation at this year’s Show.  In the West Hall of CenturyLink Field Event Center, show goers are enjoying themselves while they stroll through Aqua Quip’s display of all the latest in hot tubs (including one with a built-in Bluetooth stereo).  In the East Hall, there’s an exciting exhibit of barbeques, outdoor kitchens and grills, including the popular Big Green Egg ceramic cooker.  Make sure you stop by today and let Aqua Quip outfit your outdoor space.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

BECU HELPING HOME SHOW VISITORS WITH THEIR MORTGAGE AND REFINANCING NEEDS


At Seattle Home Show 2013, not only can show visitors see all the latest products and services for the home, but they can help turn their home ownership dreams into a reality, thanks to BECU.  Show visitors are meeting with the experts at BECU to find out about the latest in financing and mortgages and then applying on site.  BECU has some of the most innovative and consumer friendly financing options on the market today, including a first-time home buyers program that requires as little as 3.5 percent down.  If you are a homeowner or thinking about buying your first home, stop by and visit with the experts today at BECU.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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


While there is a plethora of things to see and do inside CenturyLink Field Event Center during this year’s Seattle Home Show, there’s also something fun taking place just outside as well.  Northwesterners are lining up to test drive the latest Toyotas, courtesy of your Western Washington ToyotaDealers.  Consumers not only get to test drive some of Toyota’s newest models outside of CenturyLink Field Event Center during the show, they get an extra perk too: complete a test drive and receive two free tickets to the Seattle Home Show.  Test drives are on a first come, first served basis.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SHOW VISITORS GET HELP WITH THEIR INSURANCE NEEDS FROM AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE


The experts from American Family Insurance are at Seattle Home Show 2013 to provide show visitors with a knowledgeable resource on their insurance needs.   For more than 80 years, American Family Insurance has made it their business to give consumers peace of mind by making their insurance experience easy and convenient and show goers are meeting with the experts at AFI to learn more about the broad range of options available to them.  Among the many insurance needs AFI is helping educate show visitors about, is protecting their home, whether they rent or own, as well as other ways to help increase their peace of mind, including auto, life, health and business insurance.

LOCALLOOP FIRST TIME CO-PRESENTING AT SEATTLE HOME SHOW


Localloop – The new standard of trust is at the Seattle HomeShow for the first time as co-presenter showcasing its unique verified reviews and ratings service of businesses.  Localloop showcases the best local businesses to help save consumers time, money and reduce the worry related to their purchase decisions.  Localloop Certified™ businesses must maintain a customer satisfaction rating (CSR) of 80% or better based on a minimum of 20 verified reviews.  Localloop lets consumers find exactly what they want, quickly and efficiently, without pop-up or banner ads.  Because Localloop Certified™ businesses are committed to customer satisfaction and have met its industry-leading performance standard, consumers can be confident that they will be treated as a valued customer.

Monday, February 18, 2013

DISH IS OFFICIAL SATELLITE PROVIDER FOR SEATTLE HOME SHOW 2013


At Seattle Home Show 2013, show goers are making the most of their visit to meet with DISH, the official satellite provider for this year’s show.  Show visitors are enjoying seeing all the latest and best in satellite TV offered by DISH.  DISH offers high quality satellite TV for Northwesterners’ favorite channels and HD entertainment and is one of the only entertainment providers with 24/7 live customer support.

KITCHEN PLUS SHOWCASES THE LATEST TRENDS IN KITCHEN AND BATH AT SEATTLE HOME SHOW 2013


Visitors at this year’s Seattle Home Show have the chance to see first-hand all that’s new in kitchen and bath design at Kitchen Plus.  One of the top kitchen remodelers in Washington State, Kitchen Plus handles custom kitchen remodels to regain lost space, bathroom remodeling including custom cabinets and home additions at affordable prices.  Show visitors are enjoying stopping by the Kitchen Plus display, which features a series of vignettes showing what they can do with their kitchens and baths, including side by side “before” and “after” examples.  Not only does Kitchen Plus offer the latest in kitchen and bath design, but it offers an “On Time, On Budget” guarantee for all its projects.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Northwesterners “Swim for Habitat for Humanity” at Seattle Home Show 2013


At this year’s Seattle Home Show, Northwesterners are swimming on site both this weekend and next to raise money for charity at “Swim for Habitat for Humanity,” courtesy of Aqua Quip, BECU and the Seattle Home Show.   Swimmers sign-up for up to one hour of swimming in a swim spa located at the Seattle Home Show each weekend, during which time the swimmer cannot touch any part of the swim spa, any person or any object.  Even if swimmers don’t make it the full hour, the time they spend will raise money for this important non-profit.  Today’s “Swim for Habitat for Humanity” was also covered by KING 5 TV, which will be airing it and other coverage of the Seattle Home Show on tonight’s evening news broadcast.
Northwesterners who would like to join the “Swim for Habitat for Humanity” can sign-up on site at the Seattle Home Show.  Seattle Home Show, BECU and Aqua Quip will make a combined donation of $5 for every minute of swimming ($10 per minute for 30 minutes or more) to Habitat for Humanity.

CROWDS BRISK ON OPENING WEEKEND FOR SEATTLE HOME SHOW 2013

The mood is upbeat and the crowds are strong as Seattleites make their way to the 2013 edition of Seattle Home Show 2013.  Exhibitors report that interest is high by show visitors and more than usual are in a buying mood, as Northwesterners open up their wallets in an improving economy.
The news media has joined in activities, with KIRO TV covering opening day with both a live remote broadcast from CenturyLink Field Event center before doors were opened and with a story on the evening news about the Seattle Home Show and the improving housing economy in the Puget Sound market.  Reporter Frank Field spoke with exhibitors including Fleetwood Homes, which has one of the IDEA STREET model homes on display.
Be sure to check back regularly for more updates throughout the show!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

CELEBRITY ART AND ANTIQUES APPRAISER DR. LORI OF DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S AUCTION KINGS AT SEATTLE HOME SHOW SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16 AND 17

Seattle Home Show 2013 is now officially open!  Headlining this weekend’s activities art and antiques appraiser Dr. Lori of Discovery Channel’s Auction Kings, is entertaining show visitors with her lively insights into the world of collecting.   Show visitors can also bring in their treasures, trinkets and garage sale finds to have them appraised on the spot by Dr. Lori (normally a $25 charge), courtesy of the Seattle Home Show.  No two shows are the same and show goes are encouraged to come early, as the number of items that can be appraised per show is limited, although they can come to more than one show, space permitting.   Please only bring one item per show, but show visitors can come to multiple shows to have items appraised.  A certified art and antiques appraiser with a Ph.D in art history, Dr. Lori is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable appraisers today, regularly appraising more than 20,000 items each year in almost every collectable category.

Friday, February 15, 2013

SEATTLE HOME SHOW OPENS TOMORROW


Aurora Quality Buildings
It’s the final day of set up for the 2013 edition of the Seattle Home Show, and the pace continues as exhibitors work to complete their displays for opening day on Saturday.  Among the exhibits going up are IDEA STREET homes showcasing the latest trends in building design in the Northwest, including Aurora Quality Buildings, and The West Cottage Model by Kit Homebuilders, a compact country cottage that comes in a kit.
London Design Build/Kit Homebuilders

The West Cottage Model is nestled in the Wine Tasting and Outdoor Living Garden, designed and constructed by London Design Build.  When complete, show visitors will be able to stroll through a series of outdoor living vignettes with themes ranging from Northwest Asian to Tudor, including six different decks and other hardscape and water features.  Once their tour is complete, show visitors have the option of listening to music and sampling fine Northwestern wines in the wine tasting area.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for more updates!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Set Up Continues for Seattle Home Show 2013

 
It’s the sound of hammers, saws and trucks carrying mulch as set up goes forward for the 2013 edition of The Seattle Home Show, the oldest and largest consumer home show in the country.  Exhibitors have just five days to set up and stage this enormous event (including model homes and display gardens) which opens Saturday, February 16th for its annual nine day run. 

Already up and landscaped is The Bainbridge, one of the IDEA STREET model homes at this year’s Show.  The Bainbridge, from Fleetwood and NW Green Homes, is a sleek contemporary rambler.  This modular home is also an affordable, highly energy efficient home featuring the latest in green construction, including a ductless heat pump and passive solar.
Be sure to check in tomorrow for more updates!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Set Up Underway For Seattle Home Show 2013

It’s the sound of trucks and forklifts at CenturyLink Field Event Center as set up is underway for the Seattle Home Show 2013.  As the largest home show in the country, staging the Seattle Home Show 2013 is no small undertaking.   Moving in more than 500 exhibits (including model homes) is a carefully orchestrated event that involves a small army to ensure that everything is ready for the public by opening day on Saturday.  Getting exhibits in the door is just the first step – many are then constructed on site, including an 11,000 square foot wine tasting and outdoor living garden featuring all the latest trends in landscape design.
 
In addition to the wine tasting and outdoor living garden, other highlights the public will be able to see starting this Saturday include:
·     IDEA STREET™ model homes featuring some of the latest and unique trends in Northwest home building, from two-bedroom homes to a cottage in a kit
·     Dr. Lori of Discovery Channel’s Auction Kings, who will be entertaining show- goers with free art and antiques appraisals as well as insights into the world of collecting
·     All the new products for the home, including a spa with a built-in Bluetooth stereo
·    “Made in America” with displays featuring products and services made only in America
·    “Meet the Experts” home improvement seminar series on a wide variety of topics relating to interior and exterior home improvement
 
Seattle Home Show 2013 runs February 16 through 24.  Be sure to check back here daily for more updates!