If you’re thinking about remodeling, landscaping or redecorating, you can learn about the latest products and services for home exteriors and interiors at the 2012 Fall Atlanta Home Show, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 21-23, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
The show will feature exhibits by local home improvement companies and experts. Exhibitors include several Duluth companies: Georgia Solar Lighting by the Sunshine Boys, Innovation Outdoors LLC, Pella Window & Door Co., Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, the Trusted Toolbox-Home Repairs-CAHP, and Velata.
John Gidding, host of HGTV’s hit shows, Curb Appeal: The Block and Designed to Sell, and Vern Yip, of HGTV’s Design Star and Design Star All Stars, will headline a list of home improvement experts speaking each day. Gidding, an architect and interior designer, will present Behind-the-Scenes Secrets and Tips for Curb Appeal on the Reliable Heating & Air Home Show stage Friday, Sept. 21, at noon and 2 p.m. Yip will appear on stage Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 and 3 p.m. with Affordable Design – Today’s Trends for Your Home.
A new feature this year is the SweetWater Backyard Beer Garden sponsored by SweetWater Brewing Company and designed by Bruce Holliday of Landscape Plans Plus. For a $5 fee, adults will be able to sample a variety of locally-brewed beers and ales, with proceeds benefitting Hope Atlanta, the local programs of Travelers Aid.
The Cobb County Fire Department and the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation will present the Fire Safety House, this year celebrating the Foundation’s 30th anniversary. This interactive display helps adults and children prepare for a fire in the home by offering prevention and safety tips.
Walter Reeves, the Georgia Gardener, will kick off the speaker schedule at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 with a presentation on Lush Lawns, Perfect Pansies.
Additional speakers include HGTV’s Joe Washington and Tonya M. Williams, Stan Garnet of ConsultAHomePro.com and Kali Mallard, editor of Atlanta Home Improvement magazine. Saturday will begin with two live radio broadcasts. Walter Reeves will take the air with The Lawn and Garden Show, followed by Dave Baker, host of The Home Fix-It Show, both on AM 750 and NOW 95.5 FM News/Talk WSB. Speakers and their presentation times are listed at www.AtlantaHomeShow.com.
Show attendees will learn what happens behind a home’s walls, above the ceiling and under the floor. The 3,000-square-foot exhibit is designed to demonstrate the internal workings of a home including plumbing, electrical systems, security, insulation and more. The SeeThru house is presented and staffed by experts from ConsultAHomePro.com.
The Fall Atlanta Home Show also will include demonstrations and seminars every day.
Show hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. The Atlanta Home Show is sponsored by SEMCO.
General admission tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the show’s entrance. Children age 12 and under and adults age 65 and older (with I.D.) are admitted free. Military personnel and First Responders receive a free ticket with the purchase of one general admission ticket.
Members of Atlanta’s housing industry (Realtors, contractors, interior designers, landscapers, etc.) will be admitted for free (with business card at the show entrance) on Friday. On-site parking is free.
The Cobb Galleria Centre is located at Two Galleria Pkwy. The Fall Atlanta Home Show’s 24-hour information line is 770-798-1997.
(This article is based on a press release provided by SEMCO.)