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Home and Garden Expo at Tradex

One of the many displays seen at the Home and Garden Show 2012. This year
One of the many displays seen at the Home and Garden Show 2012. This year's event runs this Friday through Sunday.
— image credit: John Morrow photo

The Home and Garden Expo takes place at Tradex in Abbotsford from Feb. 8 to 10.

Hundreds of home-improvement experts will gather to display the latest home-design products and trends for the kitchen, bathroom, flooring, heating needs, hot tubs, windows and more.

Jane Lockhart, host of W Networks Colour Confidential will be speaking daily, while Steve Whysall, gardening writer for the Vancouver Sun, makes two presentations.

Admission is $7 general and $5 for students and seniors. Free admission coupons are available online through facebook.com/homeshowtime.

For more information, visit homeshowtime.com or call 1-800-471-1112.

Tradex is located at 1190 Cornell St., adjacent to the Abbotsford International Airport.

 

PRESENTING AT THIS YEAR'S SHOW:

Steve Whysall

Steve has been writing gardening for the Sun for more than 20 years.  In that time, he has had five books on gardening published by Whitecap Books.  Four of them became No. 1 bestsellers in B.C.  Steve’s weekly In the Garden full-colour  page appears every Friday in the paper’s  Home and Garden section.  Steve has written more than 2,600 stories for the paper over the last two decades.  He has also written for various magazines, including Canadian Gardening and Gardens Illustrated in the UK.

Steve will present two talks with a global flavour, designed to inspire and educate as well as provide lots of great practical gardening ideas.

1. My favourite gardens: Come with me on a tour of the best gardens of Europe. You’ll learn lessons that you can apply to improve your own garden here in B.C.

2. Garden Class: Defining refinement and excellence in the garden.

 

DESIGN AND GARDEN THEATRE SCHEDULES

Friday, Feb. 8

Room Recipes -

Jane’s Top Ten Dos & Don’ts

2:30 - 3:15 pm

or 7:15 - 8:00 pm

Design Theatre

by Jane Lockhart

Information on Moles & Their Habits

3:30 - 4:15 pm

Garden Theatre

by Bert Pulles

Jane’s All-time Favourite Neutrals

4:30 - 5:15 pm

Design Theatre

by Jane Lockhart

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

Jane’s All-time Favourite Neutrals

11:00 - 11:45 am

Design Theatre

by Jane Lockhart

My Favourite Gardens

12:15 - 1:00 pm

Garden Theatre

by Steve Whysall

Garden Class

1:45 - 2:30 pm

Garden Theatre

by Steve Whysall

Room Recipes -

Jane’s Top Ten Dos & Don’ts

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Design Theatre

by Jane Lockhart

 

Sunday, Feb. 10

Jane’s All time Favourite Neutrals

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Design Theatre

by Jane Lockhart

My Favourite Gardens

12:30 - 1:15 pm

Garden Theatre

by Steve Whysall

Room Recipes -

Jane’s Top Ten Dos & Don’ts

1:45 - 2:30 pm

Design Theatre

by Jane Lockhart

Garden Class

2:45 - 3:30 pm

Garden Theatre

by Steve Whysall

 

CHECK OUT THESE EXHIBITORS

Kitchen Korner

Kitchen Korner is excited to be showcasing our products and services in the Feature B area of the Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo. This year we will be introducing new products and trends in kitchen and bath design, and illustrating how to have fun with design while paying attention to trouble-free surfaces, kitchen and bath design guidelines, and efficient space planning.

The trend in kitchens today is function and convenient storage. We will be showcasing interior storage options that harken back to the old adage: ”a place for everything, everything in its place”.

One display functions as a multi-purpose storage and work surface. This large island, designed as a piece of kitchen furniture, serves as the clean-up and recycling center of the kitchen as well as the main preparation counter, and will also seat four to five family members.

In our vanity display we will be illustrating the trend of “old is new again”. Wall-mounted faucets, a pedestal style vanity, a drawer that wraps around the sink drain, and a sparkling quartz countertop will demonstrate how combining features of past eras with modern technology can provide for functional and aesthetically pleasing vanity furniture.

Lastly, there will be a tall bar cabinet that combines wood, laminate, glass, LED lighting, and chrome. Storage in this unit includes spaces for bottles, glasses, a chopping block, and a functional glass work-surface.

Please come and see us at Feature Area B to meet our friendly and knowledgeable staff, and discuss your next remodeling project. We provide complete kitchen and bath renovation services, and can manage your project from start to finish!

 

Wholesale Blind Factory

Window blinds have a different look and function than the blinds our parents had in their homes. You can choose from a huge array of styles and you can now operate your window coverings from practically anywhere in the world.  As easy as installing an app, you can open or close your blinds at your convenience, adding security and protection for your home. “Many of our customers choose home automation for their window coverings,” says Scott Murray, Wholesale Blind Factory’s operation manager. “Our systems allow for motorized window coverings, lights and thermostats to all be controlled from inside your home or remotely.  It’s not just about comfort and convenience, but also offers efficiency and cost saving”.

Wholesale Blind Factory is Western Canada’s largest manufacturer of custom quality window coverings.  They offer a large selection of designs including horizontal and vertical blinds, shades, and the very popular California Shutters.  Sales representatives are available for free in-home consultations or visit the factory showroom at 11-75 Blue Mountain Street, Coquitlam. Please visit WholesaleBlindFactory.com

 

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