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Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo set for this weekend

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Mar 14, 2014 at 2:50 PM

The first-ever Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo, presented by Carrier, will take place today through Sunday at the new Cleveland Convention Center.

If you're planning a spring renovation project, it's the perfect opportunity to see the latest trends and products as well as speak with home building and remodeling experts.

This three-day home improvement expo, which begins at noon today, will showcase new and innovative trends and products in home remodeling and design in a state-of-the-art venue, making it the ideal show for Northeast Ohio consumers looking to make some updates around the house. Attendees will find everything they need to take their renovation project from start-to-finish and be able to shop for home builders, home improvement contractors, home décor and other products and services all in one place.

Features and attractions include:

n Fully-constructed Perrino Vignettes built by Perrino Builders & Furniture will feature an audio visual theater from Xtend Technologies and inspire visitors with ideas for remodeling and decorating. Get inspiration for remodeling kitchens, creating a pub and wine bar and designing a home theater.

n Step into the Ultimate Garage, created by EncoreGarage of Ohio, and see how you can reclaim your space and make it your own. Featuring a high-performance epoxy flooring system that is stain-resistant, easy-to-maintain with a stunning granite-like appearance; wall-mounted custom cabinets that provide flexible storage, transforming your garage into an organized and efficient space plus durable all-steel organization products to store tools, bikes, sporting equipment, gardening supplies and more.

n Relive your childhood dreams and sleep under the stars in a CasaBubble! The inflatable structure has no framework and uses a self-adjusting turbine which keeps the structure in shape by light air pressure, renews the air volume, and controls humidity. This dream hut leaves mosquitoes, pollen and other allergens outside. The CasaBubble is an ideal outdoor living space and can be equipped with furniture, heaters, and even a shower! Furnishings will be provided by Levin Furniture.

n Kids can have fun in Kauffman Lawn Furniture's KidsZone, which features slides, swings, gliders, rock climbing walls and more! Parents can watch their kids from the comfort of 100 percent maintenance free lawn furniture surrounding the KidsZone.

n Relax and enjoy a bite to eat or a beverage at Club Cambria.

n Enter the expo through an Outdoor Living Oasis designed and constructed by premier landscaper GreenSource LLC. Visitors will be able to envision what's possible for their own backyard as they walk through the Oasis, featuring a children's discovery den, sunken seating and fire pit area, sheer descent water feature and an outdoor bar and cooktop.

n The Grow Cleveland Pavilion sponsored by Whole Foods will feature urban living, local organizations promoting the growth of Cleveland, small-space gardening, local farmers markets and food sampling from Whole Foods and much more!

Celebrity appearances:

n Host of DIY Network and HGTV's "Rehab Addict," Nicole Curtis is a self-taught home rehabber and designer, master of salvage picking, spirited advocate for saving old houses and mom who will appear on the Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo's Main Stage on Friday and Saturday. Curtis harnesses her experience with interior design, contracting and real estate in "Rehab Addict," where she's a whirlwind of ideas, energy and vision and her work reflects her passion for repurposing and creating amazing budget-minded designs. In addition to her show, Curtis also consults and tackles projects for clients, ranging from revamping a single room to redoing an entire home. Learn more at www.nicolecurtisdesign.com.

n Known most recently for his work on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," charismatic home design guru Ty Pennington, presented by Carrier, will be appearing on the Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo's Main Stage on Saturday. The instantly recognizable sound of Pennington's "Good Morning!" on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" became an unmistakable sign of hope for families and communities as he helped transform the lives of thousands while inspiring millions more around the world. In the fall of 2010, Pennington expanded his international appeal with two new series, "Inside the Box with Ty Pennington" for Canada's W Network and "Home for the Brave" for Great Britain's UKTV Home. In addition to his television work, Pennington also has published several books and developed a number of home goods lines including most recently a fabric line, Ty Pennington Impressions with Westminster Fabrics. Learn more at www.typennington.com.

n Internationally recognized design/build contractor and Canadian television personality Ramsin Khachi, presented by Cambria, will appear on the Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo's Main Stage on Friday and Saturday. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Khachi is renowned for generating creative solutions to problems facing the modern- day client. He is known for his timeless, elegant and uniquely customized spaces and incorporates inventiveness, sensibility and sophistication into his design philosophy. As an advocate, Khachi was a natural choice for Cambria, the family-owned, American-made producer of natural stone surfaces, as he shares a similar commitment to design innovation. Khachi also is one of the leading design experts on CTV's popular daytime talk show "The Marilyn Denis Show," where he shares his tips on construction, interior design and décor with viewers nationwide. Learn more at www.khachi.com.

n Matt Fox will delight show visitors all weekend with his quick wit, home improvement knowledge and special educational presentations. Fox is best known for creating and co-hosting the first and longest-running show to air on HGTV, Room by Room, as well as hosting and producing the public television series Around the House with Matt and Shari. Learn more from his website, www.mattandshari.com.


WHAT: Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo

WHEN: Noon to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland

HOW MUCH: One-day adult general admission is $10 at the box office or $8 in advance at www.homeandremodelingexpo.com, Discount Drug Mart & AAA Locations; $8 for seniors for seniors age 65 or older with an ID (tickets must be purchased at show box office); $5 for children ages 6 to 12 years old; and free for children 5 and under.

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