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Spring has officially sprung and brought beautiful warm weather along with it. With this type of weather also comes the time for people to start sprucing up their homes. Whether that includes installing interior barn doors with interior barn door hardware, sprucing up the landscape, improving the exterior of your home, etc., now is the time to do it. As the anticipation for all of these fun projects builds, you will start to see home shows begin to pop up everywhere. Home shows exhibit a huge array of vendors and home decor specialists that bring all of their ideas and break out all of the stops so that homeowners can see all of the newest trends and meet the designers behind the trends.

Why are they so popular?

When people walk into a home show, especially if they have never been before, it can be a little bit overwhelming. There are countless vendors in there all with all of their decor put out for you to see. You only have a limited time to visit all of the vendors and figure out who to talk too or what to ask when you get there. It is important to know what to look for when you go to a home show so you get the most out of it when you get there.


Benefits of attending home shows

If you are going to a home show, one of the biggest benefits is that you will be able to see new products for the home before they even hit the market which means that you will have home decor options that literally no one else will have or will have seen.

You will also get to see different design ideas that are designed by some of the best interior decorators and designers that there are. They have been working all year for these shows and they really pull out all of the stops and show amazingly creative solutions with news ways to decorate your home that has never before been seen.

When you find things that you like, whether it be home improvement items or home decor stuff, home shows will be the place where you can buy those items for the best and lowest price that you can find anywhere. You will be investing in yourself and your home when you buy a ticket to the home show, but you will be getting a huge return on investment by saving so much on products that you find that will be marked up so much more when they hit the regular market.

What should homeowners look for when wanting to hire a professional?

As a homeowner, you may not be going to a home show for the mere fun of it, just to look for things that you like and can buy before anyone else can. Homeowners may be going to home shows with the intent of hiring a professional to help upgrade their home and do improvements that they do not have the eye to do on their own or the time to get it done in. The best thing you can do to find the right professional for you would be to look for a vendor who has their booth set up in a style that speaks to you. This means that they will most likely be on the same page as you and will understand what you are wanting more than others even if you are unable to completely describe to them your needs or vision.


What are some questions you should ask the vendors?

You should be asking about their licenses, how long they have been working in the building, interior design, or decor industry, what their style is, and if they are insured. This will help you find the person who is properly certified and qualified to work on your home as well as making sure you have a professional working on your home who understands your vision and can be on the same page as you are.

If you are attending your first home show, take it one step at a time. Gravitate towards the vendors who have products that speak to your soul and a style similar to yours and skip the rest. That way you hit everything that you really like without rushing through and feel as though you really accomplished something.

Liz Becker
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