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WITH HUNDREDS OF EXPERTS UNDER ONE ROOF, the Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo is your source to discover fresh inspiration, helpful renovation tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces. Plan your next home project as you shop, compare and save with more than 225 exhibitors ready to answer your renovation questions. We hope you enjoy the show!
CLEVELAND I-X CENTER
1 I-X Center Drive, Cleveland, OH 44135
$10 Box Office (Adult Admission)
$8 Online at homeandremodelingexpo.com (Adult Admission)
$7 Seniors 65+ with ID (tickets must be purchased at show box office)
$5 Children (Ages 6 to 12 years)
HERO DAY | FRIDAY, MARCH 24 Active and retired members of the military, as well as first responders receive free admission to the show with valid ID.
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Tiny Home Village by Tiny Home Living
Tiny Home Living Dundee, 330-852-8800 tinyhomeliving.com
EXPERIENCE THE LATEST IN DOWNSIZED HOME
DESIGN as you walk through Tiny Home Village from Tiny Home Living. The first of several living spaces in the village, an 8-foot by 24-foot tiny home built on a trailer for easy transportation, features a first-floor living area, kitchenette and bathroom. Head upstairs to the loft bedroom with queen size bed and office space. The home features the latest in design and space-saving innovation.
From there, as you meander through the village, step inside several studio sheds that are ideal for a backyard office, guest bedroom or exercise space. Studio sheds fulfill a gap in livable space and provide the freedom and flexibility to find more enjoyment in your daily activities.
Tiny Home Living opened its doors in 2022 and is operated by Ivan and Emma Keim. The company specializes in creating spaces that allow you to enjoy your life. Bring them your ideas, and they will work to make your tiny home or studio shed vision a reality.
Doggie Drive by Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland Cuyahoga Vallery Career Center Brecksville, 440-526-5200 cvccworks.edu
EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY deserves a space of their own, including the dog of the house! Bid on your favorite one-of-a-kind dog house as you walk down Doggie Drive. Built by juniors and seniors at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, each student team received a $200 budget to design and build a fur-tastic living space for medium- to large-sized dogs. Proceeds benefit students taking classes in architecture/ engineering, heating/air, electrical and construction trades.
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center serves more than 25,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade through its career development program, as well as nearly 3,000 adults annually from 25 Northeast Ohio communities who seek career training.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland (hbacleveland.com) represents Northeast Ohio’s network of craftsmen, innovators and problem solvers dedicated to building and enriching communities.
The UFO House by Futuro Houses
THE UFO HOUSE FROM FUTURO HOUSES combines space age design with luxury and comfort. Step into this 13-foot by 30-foot home with 600 feet of living space that includes two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and living space. Its shape is reminiscent of a flying saucer and features an airplane hatch entrance. An energy independent housing solution, the UFO House has its own water collection and energy systems for a truly self-sufficient off-grid living space. It is manufactured from 100% molded fiberglass composites and fits into a standard shipping container for worldwide shipping. Futuro Houses’ headquarters in Cleveland includes sales, manufacturing and R&D facilities.
Let’s Grow! Celebrity Designed Flower Pots
Sponsored by Petitti Garden Centers
GARDENING SEASON IS ALMOST HERE, and 12 of Cleveland’s favorite television and radio personalities are getting ready. Each has designed a terra cotta flower pot that can be bid on during the expo for the chance to add it to your own garden. Auction proceeds benefit Believe in Dreams. Petitti Garden Centers (petittigardencenter.com), family owned and operated since 1971, is Northeast Ohio’s premier garden center organization, offering nine retail locations to serve garden enthusiasts and homeowners in the Cleveland, Akron-Canton and Youngstown areas.
Keeper’s Turf Putting Green
Cleveland, 440-653-7971 | KeepersTurf.com
PUT YOUR PUTTING SKILLS to the test by taking a free chance to make the putt on this beautiful 35 foot long putting green built by Keepers Turf. Make the shot and be entered to win some great prizes. Located at booth #1428.
Homes That Roam RV Showcase
WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING TO TRAVEL FULL TIME or simply want your next vacation to be less stressful, Homes That Roam features the latest in luxury living on wheels. You will be ready to hit the road on your next adventure after stopping by this feature presented by General RV (generalrv.com) and Avalon RV (avalonrvcenter.com). Visit booths #1438 and #1538.
Don't miss these appearances on the main stage designed by Ora Designs.
When Patric Richardson was 3 years old, Santa brought him a toy washing machine, fueling a passion that already presented itself whenever he helped his Granny Dude with her laundry.
He studied merchandising apparel and textiles at the University of Kentucky and then left for a career in luxury fashion at McAlpins, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom. Time spent in these legendary stores taught him that all clothing, regardless of price, can be cared for at home.
Richardson opened his designer vintage store, Mona Williams, in 2013 at Mall of America. The store carried a small, curated collection of fine laundry products, completely changing his direction into the world of laundry and clothing care.
Richardson started sharing his expertise at his often sold-out Laundry Camps, where he taught people new and better ways to care for their apparel and home textiles. These camps sparked a revolution, prompting the book, “Laundry Love,” now in its fourth printing, and a television show, “The Laundry Guy,” on HGTV and Discovery+.
A show favorite, Matt Fox will delight visitors 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, mattandshari.com.
Visit homeremodelingexpo.com for the complete stage schedule.
GETTING YOUR HOME READY FOR SPRING
You know what they say — April showers bring May flowers. This year, be prepared for rainy season by ensuring your home is protected in the event of a storm. Here, we highlight four maintenance items to tackle this season.
GUTTERS COLLECT RAIN AND HELP MOVE IT off of and away from your home. Uncovered gutters will fill with debris (leaves, sticks, rocks, trash, etc.) over time and should be cleaned out regularly. Unkempt gutters are unable to adequately move water away from your home. Instead, it will pool in the gutters and overflow onto your roof, which can cause serious damage. Cleaning out your gutters twice a year (in the fall and spring) can help save you from major repairs.
A GOOD IDEA TO ASSESS YOUR ROOF
after the snow has melted. The several inches of white stuff that’s been on your roof for two or three months can hide damage. Once it’s gone, grab a ladder (and a pal — don’t do this on your own!) and see what shape your shingles, flashings and chimney are in. You want to make sure that everything is attached properly and in good condition. Winter weather hits roofs very hard, so it’s important to ensure yours has fared well when things start to warm up or else you could be at risk for water damage when the first major rainstorm hits.
HERE’S HOPING YOU SEALED ALL YOUR CRACKS before the winter, but if you weren’t able to take care of this chore a few months ago, it’s still valuable to do it now. Go through your home and caulk all of the cracks in the walls and around windows and doors you see. These holes allow air to seep out and pests to get in. Sealing minor cracks will help make your home more energy efficient and deter unwanted bugs and rodents from making nests in your space.
WHILE YOU MAY LOOK AT YOUR LAWN and yard in terms of gardening and landscaping regularly, how often have you thought about your grading? The slope of your outdoor space can have a big impact on the state of your indoor space. If your yard slopes away from your home, there’s nothing to worry about. However, if your yard slopes toward your home, you might be in trouble. Rain, like everything else, has to follow the laws of gravity. If your home is at the bottom of a downward sloping lawn, water will follow that slope, pooling around the base of your home and seeping into your foundation. This can cause all sorts of damage. Setting up your lawn so that it is flat or sloping away from your home is a must-do.
Taking care of these chores will help make your space more comfortable this spring and summer, and these little home improvement projects can prepare for your next big renovation or remodel. Not feeling confident enough to tackle these chores on your own? Connect with a local pro at the Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo and see how they can help with your space.
CREATING YOUR DREAM HOME GYM
Discover how to build the perfect workout space with design tips, equipment considerations, lighting and everything in between.
Location, Location, LOCATION
Do you have an entire room to dedicate to your dream home gym, or will you be working on a partitioned section of a larger room? Will your home workouts be in the attic, basement, backyard or spare room? Make sure you put your home gym somewhere with a water source and/or a bathroom nearby.
What’s YOUR BUDGET?
A full room renovation project is going to cost you more than redesigning part of an existing space and converting it to a home gym. Ask yourself what exercises can you do without a gym? What are your non-fitness related goals when you undertake this project? What do you need to buy for your space and what is a nice-to-have? Dream home gym projects can run anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000. If this budget seems like a lot, just remember, you can build a home gym one step at a time and upgrade it in pieces to keep it economical.
Square Footage NECESSITIES
Once you know what types of exercises you plan to do in your home gym, it’s easier to understand your spacing requirements. Some general requirements indicate you need approximately 20 to 50 square feet for free weights or yoga mat work, and 50 to 200 square feet if you’re adding treadmills, additional workout stations or larger home workout accessories, such as steps, Pilates balls or a pull-up bar.
If you are planning on purchasing specific pieces of cardio equipment or other hardware requiring electricity, you need to make sure the room can support it and that you are aware of where the outlets are in the room before you spend too much time designing the space.
If you are performing your home workout on an upper level of the house, you want to ensure you aren’t disturbing the rest of your family below you. If you are doing any indoor cardio without the use of a machine, you need to make sure the floor has good enough traction that you don’t slip and injure yourself. Whether you’re installing hardware and accessories or lifting free weights, you don’t want to damage the floors in your home, which are costly to repair. Horse stall mats, yoga mats or rubber flooring are all great options to avoid damaging your home while still being able to build a gym.
Whether you work out at a designated facility or in your customized home gym, you’re probably going to sweat. Ventilation is another important design consideration when you build a gym. Consider your room’s airflow. Does the room have ceiling fans, or can they be installed? Is there a window that opens, granting you access to fresh, outdoor air? Do you want to add a small air purifier and air freshener to help with that familiar but unpleasant smell of dirty gym socks? Do you have room to include purifying plants in your home gym design?
Pick your hardware carefully when you have limited space to allocate for your dream home gym. Do you want cardio machines or a squat rack? If you decide to purchase larger hardware, it will likely mean that you will have to do the rest of your gym design around this piece of equipment. Next, you want to consider smaller pieces of gear. A barbell is a good first choice to purchase — or free weights to ensure you’ve covered strength training. Next up, do you want steps, a BOSU or Pilates ball, a Kettle Bell, yoga mat or skipping rope? Design tip: pull-up bars and resistance bands can be installed in doorways to save you valuable space.
Typically smaller than your larger gym equipment, it can be easier to incorporate smaller accessories into your overall home gym design. You should anticipate having somewhere to store towels, fingerless gloves, blocks and possibly a mini fridge. Will you incorporate a sound system or a TV? Do you need a small table or tray to put your water bottle during workouts?
Generally, it’s harder to exercise in the winter because it’s dark and cold. When designing your home gym, keep lighting in mind. Whether you have the luxury of natural lights from big windows or can install overhead lighting, bright lighting and nice colors can help you feel motivated. Speaking of colors, are you looking to go with blacks and reds for a passionate and aggressive home workout routine, or pale relaxing blue and green shades to create the perfect ambiance for a yoga studio?
If you’ve decided to take on designing a home gym, check out the Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo to get inspiration and speak with an expert.
HIRING A CONTRACTOR
Make your next home renovation a success with these tips to ensure you hire the right person for the job.
WHEN IT COMES TO HOME REMODELING, you have hundreds of options when choosing a contractor. To avoid common mistakes, such as adding water lines for portable kitchen appliances, putting a ceiling fan above your brand-new custom soaker tub, not having proper clearance around your heat-emitting kitchen appliances or choosing the wrong paint for your surface, make sure to hire a professional home contractor. They are the key to helping you save hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars.
1 | DETERMINE YOUR NEEDS
Figure out what you need versus what you want, and then consider what you can afford. It might seem easy to choose a cheaper contractor that can do it all within your budget, but there are some dangers in doing that. Is your project a job that needs to be aesthetically pleasing or just a functional upgrade? This is one of those cases where you might not get what you paid for. Or, you might get exactly what you pay for, and that could be scary when it comes to the value of your home or fixing costly mistakes. Consider what it is that you want and which company can best execute your vision properly.
2 | DO YOUR RESEARCH
Don’t underestimate the importance of doing your own research and familiarizing yourself with the work that is going to be done to your home. Write out all of the questions you have regarding your home remodeling project. Reach out to multiple contractors and determine how familiar they are with the type of job you want done, as well as how many times they’ve done the specific project you want completed. Remember that Google reviews, Facebook recommendations and social media sites are great resources to read about real customer experiences.
3 | LEVELING UP EXPERIENCE
Be aware of home contractors, especially those who have less experience than more seasoned workers. They may be cheaper, but it also can mean that they are more willing to bend the rules. It might seem fantastic to get a contractor at a more affordable cost, but it’s important to consider why they can offer their service at such a reduced cost.
4 | SECURING THE PROPER PERMITS
What are the required permits and bylaws associated with home renovations in your area? If you don’t know these, check online or call your municipality to get more information on what certifications the home contractor needs before they can legally work on your home. Make sure you ask about their insurance during your initial telephone interview to hire a contractor. If they don’t have a permit or license, they should be willing and offer to get it if they want the job. Never take out the permit for them because this can place liability on your shoulders if they decide to break the rules.
ARE YOU LOOKING TO FIND A HOME CONTRACTOR FOR YOUR NEXT BIG RENOVATION OR UPGRADE?
The Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo is filled with experts who can answer your questions, provide inspiration and guide you through the process of a successful project.
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UNIVERSAL WINDOWS DIRECT
Universal Windows Direct is Cleveland’s top source of quality replacement windows, vinyl siding, entry doors, roofing, gutter protection and attic insulation. Established in 2002 by William Barr and Michael Strmac, UWD holds an A+ rating with the BBB, No. 4 spot on Qualified Remodeler Top 500, No.6 on Remodeling 550 and is an Angie’s List Super Service Award recipient. The company is one of cleveland.com’s Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio. Universal Windows Direct is committed to offering outstanding products at an incredible value, and satisfied recurring and referral customers are the main component to their success. Visit them online at universalwindowsdirect.com and at the show at booth #400 or #1523.
Founded in 1997, Fiberon is a leading U.S. manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and cladding distributed worldwide. Fiberon also provides products like lighting and outdoor furniture for a complete outdoor experience. Fiberon products are available in a wide range of styles and price points, all providing the warmth and beauty of natural wood without the costly, time-consuming maintenance. At Fiberon, we believe that decks are meant to be enjoyed, not maintained. Our composite PE and PVC decking won’t warp, rot or splinter, so the look you love today will be there tomorrow. Wood decking simply can’t compare. For more information, visit fiberondecking.com.
OHIO STATE WATERPROOFING
Ohio State Waterproofing has provided quality waterproofing and foundation repair services since 1978. We are committed to providing honest, courteous and guaranteed service to every customer. We are members of the National Association of Waterproofing Contractors and work alongside NARI, NAHB, NHIA, the BIA and the FHA, and a number of consumer advocacy groups. Our patented processes and our stellar reputation make us the clear choice for all your waterproofing needs. Visit us at booths #522 and #1242 for more information.
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The Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo is produced by Marketplace Events, producer of home, garden, holiday and bridal shows across Canada and the U.S. This diverse and experienced team produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading shows in Cleveland, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal — some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years.