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Energy Efficiency

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Tree Planting Tips

Tree planting requires planning, selection and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Ladies Night Out

Special Ladies Night offers throughout the Home Show exhibit floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Home & Garden Exhibitors / Show Floor Plan

Help fight hunger and receive free admission to the show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Start lowering your utility bills by making simple changes around your home . . . . . . . . 12

Home Remodeling

When considering your home remodel, take time to imagine, brainstorm, and plan . . . . 16

Seminar Schedule

Expert advice is available free at the WHBA Home & Garden Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Fresh ideas plus the latest in home products and technology to improve your home . . . 10

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WHBA 2011 Home & Garden Show Sunnyview Expo Center 500 East Cty Road Y - Oshkosh Friday, March 11 – 3-8pm Saturday, March 12 – 10am-5pm Sunday, March 13 – 10am-4pm www.whba.net

Winnebago Home Builders Association (WHBA) invites area residents to attend the 19th Annual Home & Garden Show March 11-13 at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh Whether your projects are just beginning to bud or are already in full bloom, you can find fresh ideas plus the latest in home products and technology to improve your home at the WHBA Home & Garden Show. Budget minded home owners will find exhibitors and displays offering special Show savings and alternative ‘Green’ options.

HIGHLIGHTS

Seminars and how-to demos offer helpful home maintenance tips. The area’s best professionals will also be on hand to provide ideas and solutions to your home building, remodeling or fix-it questions. Indoor or outdoor – on site local and regional experts will provide options to increase your home’s value, make it more efficient and improve your family’s lifestyle.

New for 2011 – Extreme Man Zone Contest with spectacular Kobalt work center prize provided by LOWE’s Oshkosh. Be sure to visit www. thenorthwestern.com/manzone to vote for your favorite Extreme Man Zone entry or attendees can vote Friday and Saturday until noon at the Home & Garden Show. Join in the excitement at the Show when LOWE’S announces the winner and awards the grand prize at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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Attendees are sure to enjoy convenient parking at Sunnyview Expo Center. Admission is free if you donate non-perishable food items to help restock the shelves at the Salvation Army Food Pantry or monetary donations for Habitat for HumanityOshkosh local building projects.

Friday features ‘Ladies Night’ at the 2011 Home & Garden Show. Invite your girl friends to join you for a ‘Ladies Night Out’ with gift bags for the first 250 attendees, center stage featuring demos on food and décor, prizes and refreshments – the perfect recipe for a fun evening!

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Looking for guidance on your next how-to project? Free informative seminars offer expert advice at no cost. Check out the wide selection of seminars listed in this special section

Visit the 2011 WHBA Home & Garden Show March 11-13 at Sunnyview Expo Center. Whether you are thinking about building, remodeling, landscaping or just want to end your winter blahs – the WHBA Home & Garden Show is the answer. See the latest home and energy saving trends – have some family fun – and save some green! Call 920-235-2962 or visit www. whba.net for more Home & Garden Show details.

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Surprisingly Habitat Oshkosh does not have a long waiting list of families and is currently accepting applications for homes that will be built this year. Readers are asked to pass this information on to your work place, neighbors, anyone that you think might have a need or know of someone that has a need for this program. Habitat Oshkosh serves people who live or work in Oshkosh who meet three basic criteria; Need for adequate housing, ability to pay, and willingness to partner. In August 2010, Habitat Oshkosh growth enabled them to build a ReStore at 640

S. Koeller Street and things continue to be positive at their 6 month milestone. Volunteer opportunities at ReStore and Habitat builds are ongoing throughout the year. Currently, Cashiers are needed for ReStore’s weekday and weekend morning and afternoon shift s. Volunteer needs at the build site will be announced on the website, www.habitatoshkosh.org, when the build schedule is created. Donate to Habitat for Humanity at the WHBA Home & Garden Show and enjoy free admission – visit the Habitat and ReStore booths as well! Donations to help Habitat Oshkosh achieve their ambitious goal are always welcome.

In April, Habitat Oshkosh will complete its 20th home – a bi-level ranch for an Oshkosh family of seven. Homeownership is the answer to this family’s prayers. Prayers that daughter Anjel, recently shared. “Ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to live in a nice house with a nice back yard, but that has never been a possibility. Now it is and that’s all thanks to Habitat for Humanity.”

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Tree planting requires planning, selection and care ● Trees can affect everything from your heating and cooling bills to your resale value – some surveys have put this increased value in the range of 10 to 15 percent. Trees can produce shade, food, firewood or just a beautiful scene. They can also attract birds and other wildlife.

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at the base of a tree for several hours will permit the water to soak deep into the soil and encourage deep rooting. This will give the tree a better chance of surviving drought.

● Location on your property is another important consideration. Choose spots with adequate sunlight and water, and make sure the trees are protected from possible pests. A mesh fence can do much to prevent animals from injuring your saplings. Try to estimate how long the tree will take to become fully grown and what the tree will look like at full size.

● Many personal decisions go into tree planting. In areas with hot summers and cold winters it is best to plant deciduous trees. These trees will provide shade in the summer but will allow desired sunlight to pass through in the colder months. Some trees are better than others for providing a buffer against noise and unwanted views. Also, personal expectations should be considered.

● Trees are most vulnerable in their first years of life and should be tended with special care. Newly planted trees should be watered deeply and on a regular basis. Allowing a hose to drip

Check out the landscape displays and talk with the professionals at the 2011 WHBA Home & Garden Show for more information to help plan your next landscaping project. ■

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Free Gift Bag for the first 250 ladies to enter the Home & Garden Show doors beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday. This year’s ‘Ladies Night’ is sponsored thanks to Realtor Steve Poeschl of the First Weber Group in Oshkosh.

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Special speaker guests begin at 5 p.m.

6:30 p.m. the cooking mom recipes for a great spring – Celebrity Amy Hanten prepares

gal pals or bring your favorite guy for Friday’s evening of fun… ‘Ladies Night’ from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 11 at the WHBA Home & Garden Show at Sunnyview Expo Center. Admission is free with a non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army Food Pantry or monetary donation to Habitat for Humanity. Check out Home & Garden Show exhibit booths featuring special Ladies Night offers throughout the Home Show exhibit floor.

– Join us for a special line-up of speakers and demos by Oshkosh Design owner and design specialist Brenda Kubasta; Becket’s Restaurant owner and master mixologist Kris Larson; plus ‘The Cooking Mom’ and FOX 11 celebrity Amy Hanten.

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– Are you ready for a spring home makeover or just want some tips to give your home a facelift? Relax and enjoy a 30 minute session with tips and ideas on interior design, color schemes, trends and practical aesthetic tips to create spaces and separate rooms. Special thanks to Oshkosh Design owner and national design specialist Brenda Kubasta.

– Spring is in the air. Whether you are thinking about spring menus, planning a gala party for twenty or a private party for two, bar guru Kris Larson has some fun beverages for you! Learn how to impress your guests by pairing the perfect wine or mixing a new signature cocktail. Special thanks to Becket’s Restaurant and Kris Larson. To experience more exciting beverage selections, enjoy Becket’s contemporary dining on the river in downtown Oshkosh’s City Center.

two recipes from her new cookbook that are sure to make us dream of spring – Strawberry Spinach Salad and All American Berry Trifle. Just thinking about it makes our mouths water. Amy’s special wit and flair for food presentation is sure to entertain us – whether you are an experienced gourmet cook or a modern mom who wants to create delicious meals on the run. Amy will be available for book signing after her demo. Special thanks to Amy Hanten – The Cooking Mom and celebrity of Cooking with Amy on Fox 11.

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It’s always a great time to fill the shelves at the Salvation Army of Oshkosh Food Pantry. Bring non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army and your admission is free to the 2011 WHBA Home & Garden Show held March 11-13 at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh. The Salvation Army of Oshkosh Food Pantry fights hunger in the Oshkosh area by assisting their clients with substantial grocery supplements for their households. By supplying this aid to

local families in need, they encourage healthier lifestyles, better nutrition and household budget assistance through reduced food costs.

The Salvation Army Food Pantry located at 417 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Donations are always appreciated - non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products as well as baby formula and diapers. Call 232-7660 to volunteer.

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EXHIBITORS ABC Waterproofing Inc. - 116

ABT Foundation Solutions Inc. - 224

Always Shining Sunrooms, LLC - 317

M&I Bank - 513

Anew Surface LLC - 229

M.P.B. Builders, Inc. - 129

My Pillow, Inc. - 716

Better Business Bureau - 702

Oshkosh Home Improvement - 309

Associated Bank - 608

Neenah Chiropractic and Rehab - 710 Packer Valley Builders, Inc. / Nekimi Cabinetry - 219

Binner Pools, Spas & Fireplaces - 241

Pella Windows & Door - Verhalen, Inc. - 209 & 211

Casual Living Outfitters LLC - 115 & 130

Pet Stop of the Fox Valley - 407

CC&R Wood Products - 226

CitizensFirst Credit Union - 403 & 405

Classic Homes by Kuba - 503

Peterson Chiropractic Clinic - 120 Pinnow Sheet Metal - 303

PortSide Builders, Inc. - 404

Quality Windows and Siding - 231, 233, 235

Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Inc. - 202

Quarrystone LLC - 703

Computer Corner - 512

Rebath of Central Wisconsin - 304

Culligan Soft Water – 312

Security - Luebke Roofing - 216, 217, 218

Cutco Cutlery - 127

Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center – 305, 307, 406, 408

Earth Sense Energy Systems Inc - 106

Sun Roofing - 126

Community First Credit Union - 410 & 412

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Lowe’s – 717 & 719

Better Home Heating & Air Conditioning - 117 & 119

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ADT Fire & Security Branch 261 - 111

AHT Windows - 511

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Creative Openings Inc. - 413 & 516 Custom Curb - 610

Cypress Homes - 615 Eclipse Energy - 311

Elite Security Solutions - 131 First Weber Group - 606 FloorQuest - 501 & 502

Fox Cities Construction - 515 Gilbert Garages LLC - 237

RaiseRite Concrete Lifting, Inc - 415 Schmidt Bros. Custom Homes, Inc. - 201

Serenity Aquarium - 128

Sun Comfort, Inc. - 505, 507, 602 & 604

Sunroom Design Group Inc. - 306, 308, 310 Sure-Dry Basement Systems - 612 TECC Security Systems, Inc. - 522

The Pool & Spa Center, LLC - 600, 601, 618 Turek’s Plumbing, Inc - 122 & 124 Turf Works - 313 & 414

Great Escapes Landscaping - 225, 227, 300, 302

Valley Organics - 101

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - 721

Water-Rights Clean Water Center – 520 & 521

G.M. Builders Inc. - 316

Hildebrandt’s Fireplaces - 617 Interior Woodworking - 701

JG Custom Cabinetry & Design - 104

WASCO - 517, 519, 614, 616 Watters Plumbing Inc. - 509

Wenzel Home Improvements - 239 & 314

Whirlwind Post Holes & Fencing, LLC - 514

Karst Builders, Inc. - 409 & 411

Wrightway - 203 & 204

Kitchen Specialists - 301 & 402

Zillges Materials Inc. - 504, 506, 508, 510

Kitchen Craft - 213 & 228

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You can reduce your energy use and start lowering your bills by making some simple changes around your home. These energy-saving tips cover practically everything that uses energy in your home. These days, energy management tops the list of desired features in new homes, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). More and more, home buyers are looking for ways to incorporate home technologies that increase the long-term value of their house but also provide convenience, safety and comfort. NAHB’s consumer preferences survey of more than 2,300 recent and prospective home buyers examined the features, products, amenities and layouts preferred in a new home.

Energy-Saving Tips

In the home technology features category, the number one choice among respondents was energy management at 61 percent – up from 45 percent in 2004. Also ranked highly in this category were multi-zone heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), lighting controls and home theatres. Staying in the home technology features category, three of the top five most-wanted technology features — energy management, HVAC and lighting control — also provide energy-efficiency. By incorporating the following technologies, home owners can save money on their utility bills: ● Automated HVAC systems can maintain a more energy-efficient temperature while the home owners are away at work, but switch to a more comfortable temperature prior to their arrival home. Zones can also be created to heat or cool only the areas most used by the occupants, keeping other areas, such as guest bedrooms, shut down until they are needed. According to Energy Star, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, programmable thermostats can save consumers about $180 per year in energy costs.


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● Tankless water heaters — which save energy by heating water only when needed — are comparable in cost to traditional gas water heaters but are 30 percent more efficient, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

● Lighting can make up 10 to 20 percent of the total electrical usage of the home. Installing an automatic dimmer, which adjusts to the home owner’s needs based on time of day or occupancy, will lower electricity bills and increase the life expectancy of light bulbs. ● Blinds and drapes can be programmed to close during the hottest part of the day to block out the sun; keeping the house cooler. In the colder winter months, they can open up to allow the sun in to warm the house, which helps regulate the room temperature. By incorporating technologies that help make your home operate more efficiently, Energy Star estimates that home owners can save $200 to $400 annually on their energy bills.

Heating Tips

Whether it’s putting on a sweater instead of turning

up the heat or seeking out the advice of an expert, it’s easy to conserve energy: ● Lower your thermostat. Lowering the thermostat by as little as 1 degree Fahrenheit can make a difference. A thermostat setting of 68 degrees Fahrenheit is often recommended. ● Switch to a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat automatically lowers the temperature when no one is home, as well as overnight. This could save you as much as 20 percent on heating costs. ● Tune up your heating system. Have your heating system tuned and inspected by a service professional annually. ● Clean your furnace filter monthly. A clean filter helps your furnace run more efficiently. ● Keep doors closed. Minimize the number of times that doors to the outside are opened and closed. ● Seal ducts properly. Leaks can develop in air ducts over time. Sealing these leaks can reduce heating costs.

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● Use curtains and blinds wisely. Open curtains and blinds during the day to let in the heat from the sun. Close them at night to retain heat. ● Don’t send heat up the chimney. Make sure your fireplace flue is closed when you are not using it.

● Install ceiling fans. Ceiling fans set at slow speed push warm air away from the ceiling and move it around the room making you feel more comfortable.

● Insulate your attic. Make sure your attic is properly insulated. Adding fiberglass insulation in your attic is one of the most cost-effective savings measures and one you can do yourself. ● Seal windows. Seal windows with caulk or weatherstripping.

● Add storm windows. If your home is equipped with single-pane windows, adding storm windows can improve energy efficiency greatly. For more ideas to improve your home’s energy efficiency, talk with the home experts at the 2011 WHBA Home & Garden Show March 11-13 at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh. ■

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their stores are open to the first 50 kids Grades 2-5 who sign up and arrive at the store by 10 am. Call your local Lowe’s store to register 920-232-7423. Come in to the store… let’s build something together!

Stuart’s Kids Garden Project

Stuart’s Landscaping and Garden Center staff will assist you and your parents with a fun garden project at the 2011 Home & Garden Show. The sky’s the limit as kids use their imagination and have some fun decorating garden stones with paint and assorted garden bling provided by Stuart’s. Take them home to decorate your room or find a special spot for them in your garden this spring. Visit Stuart’s Garden Centers with your parents for more “kid friendly” projects and plants. It’s never too early to train a “green thumb”! Starting to plan your gardens and visiting Stuart’s Garden Centers in Oshkosh, Princeton, Green Lake and Fond du Lac is a great way to ‘Think Spring!’ Call 920-922-8093 for store hours and greenhouse season openings.

Lowe’s Kids Build Project

Thanks to Lowe’s, kids attending the WHBA Home & Garden Show March 11-13 will be able to build their very own Lowe’s Kids Project at the Show again this year. Volunteers will be on hand to assist. From project basics to giving your child the opportunity to say “I built it!”, Lowe’s Build and Grow Kid’s Clinics are a great way to help build confidence! When building a FREE wooden project, each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certificate of merit upon completion of their project. It is a great way for moms and/or dads to do something fun with their kids! The Lowe’s Kids Project Area at the Home & Garden Show is a snapshot of projects done in our store two Saturdays each month. This month March 13 features a “Shoot Around Basketball” project and on March 26 a “Fortune Teller” project. Lowe’s clinics at


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Embarking on a home remodeling project is an exciting and creative process. When considering your home remodel, take time to imagine, brainstorm, and plan. Design ideas can be found in lifestyle magazines, online and from experienced professional remodelers. While researching ideas for your home remodel, think about some of the most popular room requests remodelers receive from customers.

Kitchen

No resource on home remodeling would be complete without a discussion of the most talked about room in the house--your kitchen. You may want to replace aging cabinetry, modernize appliances, update the style of your kitchen, or improve the floor plan for better flow. Today’s home remodelers are experts in creating efficient kitchen layouts.

Bathroom

Following a remodel, a spacious and more bathroom elements multiple vanities, showers.

home owners can enjoy lavish bathroom. Possible include modern cabinets, and differently shaped

Bedroom

Dreaming of a master bedroom suite? Home remodeling can update cramped and dark bedroom spaces, or refresh a child’s bedroom into a more sophisticated space. Consider these questions: ● What will you use the room for? ● What other types of furniture do you want to include? ● Do you have adequate storage? ● Do you need an office or study space?


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Find solutions to your remodeling questions or check off your “honey-do list” by asking the experts March 11-13 at the 2011 WHBA Home & Garden Show at Sunnyview Expo Center

Other areas to update

Let your home reflect your lifestyle. Unlock your creative thinking and solicit others for advice. Maximize your space while adding convenience and luxury with other potential remodeling ideas: ● Home Office – If you’re selfemployed or a telecommute, you may need an efficient office space in your home. Think about the type of work space you need, including equipment, meeting space, furniture, lighting, and your preferred working conditions. ● Vacation or Second Home – You may want to turn a weekend retreat into a more permanent residence. What type of renovation work needs to be done to create a comfortable living environment year-round? ● Recreation Areas – Home owners are increasingly interested in spaces for recreation and socializing. Do

you want to add a home theater, exercise room, library, sound system, or other features to enjoy recreationally? ● Closets and Storage – When you assess your need for storage, look beyond closets. Every room in your house has the potential to deliver needed organization and structure. Maximizing all your space will help manage your storage needs. ● Household Systems – Home owners are increasingly

remodeling to improve energy efficiency. Traffic flow and floor plan improvements are another popular consideration. And others remodel to install security systems. ● Remodeling for Accessibility – One reason for remodeling is the need to make room for an aging family member or person with a disability. Consider the needs of the individual, talk with them, and investigate solutions using universal design. Visit our section on Aging in Place for more ideas and information. ■

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Planning projects for your home or landscape in 2011? Ideas and solutions are available for free from the experts at the 19th Annual WHBA Home & Garden Show – March 11-13 at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

● 5 PM - Tips, Trends and Design Ideas PRESENTER: Brenda Kubasta COMPANY: Oshkosh Design Tips and ideas on interior design, color schemes and trends plus practical aesthetic tips to create spaces and separate rooms. ● 5:45 PM - Beverage Zing for Spring! PRESENTER: Kris Larson COMPANY: Becket’s Restaurant Spring menus, planning a gala party for twenty or a private party for two, bar guru Kris Larson has some fun beverages for you! Learn how to pair the perfect wine or mix new signature cocktails. ● 6:30 PM - Cooking Mom Recipes for a Great Spring PRESENTER: Amy Hanten COMPANY: The Cooking Mom/Cooking with Amy Amy prepares two recipes from her new cookbook that are sure to make us dream of spring – Strawberry Spinach Salad and All American Berry Trifle.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

● 10:30 AM - “Home Energy Retrofits – Your Personal Gold Mine” PRESENTER: Kevin Hogan COMPANY: Focus on Energy – WI Energy Conservation Corp Save money and increase your comfort while adding safety, durability and value to your home.

● 11:30 AM - Fireplaces 101 – Hearth Seminar PRESENTER: Kirt Schwarm COMPANY: Zillges Materials This seminar is geared for anyone looking to improve or add a hearth product to their home. What an insert is and what an insert is not. Want to make your inefficient fireplace more efficient? What fuel choice is best for me? Will a stove or fireplace add value to my home? ● 12:30 AM - Bold, Beautiful and Bulletproof – Easy Care Plants PRESENTER: Chad Muche COMPANY: Stuarts Landscaping & Garden Center A seminar about plants that are colorful, easy care and suitable for even the gardeners with the blackest of thumbs. ● 1:30 PM - Comparing Multi Season and All Season Rooms PRESENTER: Bernie Bos COMPANY: Sun Comfort Inc. This seminar explains the key differences between multiseason and all season rooms. What are the benefits of each, which might best fit your family’s needs and how will it add value to your home? ● 2:30 PM - Unique Cabinet Combinations PRESENTER: John Lieske COMPANY: Kitchen Specialists Use this cabinet professional’s tips to create a unique kitchen for your home using a combination of woods and finishes. Bring your questions, drawings or photos for discussion. ● 3:30 PM - Color Made Easy PRESENTER: Lynda Anderson COMPANY: Lowe’s Tips on paint, home décor and color trends from Lowe’s

Home Décor Specialist. Great ideas plus simple techniques to add a wow factor to your home this spring.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13

● 10:30 AM - Tips for a Beautiful Lawn PRESENTER: Paul Kuehnl COMPANY: Turf Works What are you looking for in a lawn? Green, lush, low maintenance? Details on how to make it happen and increase your home’s curb appeal. Plus organics vs. synthetic. ● 11:30 AM - High Performance Home Building PRESENTER: Ed Schmidt COMPANY: Schmidt Bros. Custom Homes Home building techniques and products that yield the highest performance in your home – energy efficiency, comfort and durability for new and existing homes. ● 12:30 AM - Outdoor Living Spaces – WI Style PRESENTER: Kirt Schwarm COMPANY: Zillges Materials Transform your outdoor space to fit the way you like to entertain or relax. Learn about retaining walls, seat walls for added seating, raised patios, fire pits and outdoor fireplaces – all that fit within your budget. ● 1:30 PM - Cabinetry Design for New Construction and Remodeling PRESENTER: Michelle Rogers COMPANY: CC&R Wood Products Consider these cabinetry design techniques when planning your new kitchen – whether remodeling your existing kitchen or planning new home construction. ● 2:30 PM - How to Hire a Home Improvement Contractor PRESENTER: JoEllen Wollangk COMPANY: Better Business Bureau Review our checklist to evaluate and select a contractor for your next project.


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