Saturday, October 6, 2012

Test drive a Toyota and win 2 tickets to Seattle Home Show 2

Northwesterners coming to this year's Seattle Home Show 2 have a special treat: test drive a Toyota and receive two tickets to the show.  To get your two free tickets, Northwesterners are simply visiting the Toyota Test Drive area located outside near the ticket kiosk on Occidental Avenue South during the show and test driving a Toyota from your Western Washington Toyota Dealers. Already bought your tickets but want to see the latest models of Toyotas?  No problem - there's a booth inside the show where show visitors get a close up look at all the latest Toyotas too.

Seattle Home Show 2 Visitors Enjoying the Comforts of Sleep Number Beds

Seattle Home Show 2 always offers Northwesterners the chance to see and touch first hand all the latest products and services for the home, and this year is no exception.  Among the home products show visitors are particularly enjoying this year are the Sleep Number adjustable firmness mattresses from Select Comfort. The Sleep Number beds feature air chamber technology that allows consumers to adjust the mattress with exactly the firmness they desire, whether it be featherbed or extra firm. Pictured here, Seattle Home Show 2 visitors taking the time to discover the comfort of Sleep Number mattresses for themselves.

Chef Nick Musser of the icon Grill to Appear Saturday at Noon

A Boise boy, Nick moved to the Seattle area in 1986 to continue his music education (he still plays viola). To pay for school, Nick started working in the restaurant industry and has not looked back, serving in a variety of progressively responsible positions including sous chef at McCormick & Schmick's and McCormick's Fish House, head chef at the Yarrow Bay Beach Cafe and as chef d'cuisine at the Flying Fish before becoming executive chef at the icon Grill, where he oversees kitchens and menus at the icon Grill and at two Zephyr Grill locations: Kent, WA and Livermore, CA.  He is a true giver and gets involved with many fundraising events, including Cooking with Class, FareStart and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Outdoor Living and Wine Garden

One of the special returning features at Seattle Home Show 2 is the Outdoor Living and Wine Garden, created by show favorite London Design Build.  This display features all the latest trends in outdoor living through a series of fully landscaped vignettes showcasing the wide range of possibilties for outdoor living.  Bocce ball, a putting green, water features and various outdoor seating scenarios highlight the exhibit.  Esconced in this display is a fully landscaped wine garden, where show visitors can sit back and sample local wines to the soothing sounds of live music.  

Friday, October 5, 2012

Chef Paolo Carey-DiGregorio of Salty's on Alki Beach To Appear at Seattle Home Show 2 Friday at 2 PM

From an early age Paolo has gravitated to cooking and as an adult made his way through many kitchens in Seattle. In 2004, Paolo quickly moved up from wood-oven cook at Salty's on Alki to leadership roles as sous chef, chef de cuisine and naturally and deservedly to executive chef today. Paolo revels in our local bounty, expressing, "Our access to premier seasonal ingredients is awe inspiring!" While chef Paolo is influenced by Mediterranean and Asian flavors, his heart is entirely northwest.

Chef Dan Gilmore of The Hunt Club at Seattle Home Show Friday at Noon

Dan Gilmore, executive chef, The Hunt Club at Sorrento Hotel, kicks off Seattle Home Show 2's Chef Series today at noon.  Gilmore brings more than 24 years of experience to his position at the Sorrento Hotel. Since the 1990s, Gilmore has built much of his reputation by working with the best chefs in the country at restaurants all over the West Coast, most recently serving as Executive Chef at Palisade. My culinary concept for the Hunt Club expresses a whimsical and playful experience. It speaks of looking back at the past, a nod towards tradition, but refreshing our cuisine by keeping an eye on the future,says Gilmore.


It's opening day for Seattle Home Show 2 and the doors are now open for the fall version of the nation's oldest and largest consumer home show. Nearly 400 exhibits featuring all the latest products and services for the home are now ready for you to see. Join the others to see the exciting happenings at this year's Show.

Headlining Seattle Home Show 2 is star appraiser Dr. Lori of Discovery Channel's "Auction Kings," who will be entertaining show visitors with her unique look at the world of antiques, art and collectibles.  Dr. Lori, who will be appearing at 11 am and 3 pm today, offers a "sit down" show where visitors can get an inside look on collecting.  As part of her show, Dr. Lori is offering free appraisals of the your treasures. Some of the past show visitors had the opportunity to have their items appraised and were amazed by their hidden treasures discovered by Dr. Lori.  Dr. Lori will also be appearing Saturday at 11 am and 3 pm, and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm.

Be sure to check back regularly each day for more Show updates!

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Ferguson Enterprises
It’s the final day of set up for the 2012 edition of SeattleHome Show 2, and exhibitors are working furiously to make the final touches to their displays for Friday’s opening day.  Among the special visitors during Seattle Home Show 2’s set up was KING 5’s Christie Johnson, who offered viewers a sneak preview of what the public can see when the Show opens tomorrow.  Three exhibits were highlighted.
Ferguson Enterprises, which showed Christie its high tech toilet that features an automatically opening lid and seat, a smartphone-like touch pad to play music, a heated seat, a self-cleaning bowl, bidet functions and even a built in nightlight.  After the toilet, Ferguson demonstrated its new magnetic induction “burner-less” cooktop that automatically adjusts to cook any size pot or pan (up to five at a time). 
The Mural Works

Coast Cabins
Moving from kitchen and bath, Christie visited with muralist Andy Eccleshall of the Mural Works, who showed King 5 viewers how they can transform their homes using the art of trompe d’oeil.  
Christie wound up the preview with a visit to Coast Cabins and their unique backyard cottage showing how consumers can build the backyard cottage of their dreams using a rubber mallet.
Be sure to check in again for more updates!



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Set Up Now Underway for 2012 Edition of Seattle Home Show 2

It’s the first day of set up for the fall version of the oldest and largest consumer home show in the country.  CenturyLink Field Event Center is filled with the sound of trucks and tractors, hammers and power tools, as exhibitors work apace to get ready for opening day on Friday.  Nearly 400 displays featuring everything from outdoor living to appliances and building products will be at Seattle Home Show 2, which will be constructed over the course of just three days, transforming CenturyLink Field Event Center into a virtual one-stop shopping center for all the latest products and services for the home.
As we approach the eve of the start of Seattle Home Show 2, exhibitors (who represent the leading building, design and landscape professionals in the region) report that both home sales and consumer spending on their homes is at its highest since the start of the 2008 economic downturn.  At the same time, though, there’s a “new” ideal Northwest home that has begun to emerge, including smaller and more intimate living.  Kitchen eating areas over formal dining rooms and multi-generational living are just some of the new trends in the new Northwest home.

Be sure to check in regularly for more updates!

Sunday, February 26, 2012


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.


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!


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.


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


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! 


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!                   " name="flashvars"/>" bgcolor="#000000" quality="true">    

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


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 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


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


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!


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:


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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