Tina’s Top 20 at the GTA Home & Reno Show

If you are considering a home renovation and need some inspiration or expert advice, visit the GTA Home and Reno Show. The Show runs from February 17 to 20 at the International Centre in Mississauga and features more than 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for home renovation or repair.

1. See TV Reno Expert Damon Bennett. Contractor Damon Bennett discusses how you can plan and execute a safe home renovation. From construction tips to safety products and tools, Damon will highlight the Haven Fire Suppression System (hyperlink http://www.havenfiresafety.com); an innovative product featured on Dragon’s Den, that can halt a fire before it spreads.

2. Bonneville Homes is proud to unveil its latest Micro-Loft, the Micro-Natur, a fabulous combination between the trendy lifestyle of a tiny house and the sumptuous design of their Natur series. This 1008 sq.ft. single-level construction offers an open living area with floor to ceiling windows and a rooftop terrace. This home is designed so your living space makes one with nature.
Micro-Natur picture

3. If you are an aspiring do-it-yourselfer, you’ll love the Handyman’s Corner exhibit, where you can get tips and tricks for your upcoming DIY projects from Canada’s Handyman Shawn Monteith. Every day Shawn will work with the audience on a number of common home improvement tasks.

4. You’ve seen them on your TV’s and in the news, now you can see the dynamic design Duo Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan Live at the show on Feb. 18th. They’ll be talking ‘Sexing Up The Suburbs’ and how to bring a dated home into the 21st Century WITHOUT breaking the bank.

5. See the latest in Home Appliances. Distinctive Appliances features Bloomberg’s Ventless Heat Pump Dryer the most energy-efficient dryer in its class, which is 50% more energy-saving than compact air-vented dryers. Measuring just 24 inches, it truly is in harmony with nature, your home, and your life.

6. The Kitchen is still the heart of the home. With the start of a new year comes great new kitchen trends. Join designers Dvira Ovadia, Melissa Davis and Linda Mazur to learn what’s trending in kitchens for 2017.

7. The ultimate design in a personal luxury spa. The SpaBerry 3.0 is the ultimate 110V portable hot tub featuring new design architecture, new designer BerryMarble colors.

8. A must-see presentation for anyone planning a home renovation Five Steps to a Successful Renovation Seminar, Saturday, Feb. 18, at noon. Two professional RenoMark (hyperlink to www.renomark.ca) renovators will walk through the five essential steps to a home or condominium renovation, offer helpful tips and answer questions from the audience.

9. Smart Thermostats Program brought to you by Enbridge Gas Distribution and the Government of Ontario. Enjoy comfort when you’re home and savings when you’re away. With the Smart Thermostats Program you could be eligible to receive a $100 rebate incentive.

10. Improve your backyard lifestyle. Well Built Bunkies and Sheds welcome two new styles to the shed line. The loft bunkie” and ‘coach house/carriage house’. Re-thinking the shed has meant some very cool spaces beyond storage and tools. Thinking of a backyard office, art studio, a she-shed, full-on man cave bar, workshop or simply a guest house or pool house.

11. The new Skovby Dining Table now available at Casalife. The shape of the table is simple and minimalist and designed for families with the need of varying table height. This unique multi-purpose table can simply be adjusted in height from 64 cm up to 110 cm! Press an up/down button under the tabletop and the top is raised or lowered to exactly the height needed. The Skovby #30 dining table is available in white and black.

12. Plants are certainly necessary elements in the landscape, but when it comes to solving problems, enhancing spaces, and adding practical elements, landscaping decisions are key. Looking for some expert advice to help you with your landscaping? Craving the perfect outdoor space? Enjoy a free 15 minute consultation with one of the experts at ‘Ask the Certified Landscape Designer’

13. I love a good pair of steel-toed boots – how can you not fall in love with these new womens work boots from Piloteetfilles. Ultra light EVA outsole with Nubuck leather upper and a flower printed strong lining, plus comfortable, designed well and attractive, especially in pink!

14. Your used furniture can change a life. Furniture Bank is a charity & social enterprise that collects gently used furniture from the community and transfers them to families transitioning out of homelessness or displacement. Since 1998 the donated furniture has helped 70,071 individuals and 28,854 Families. Furniture Bank is exhibiting at the show.

15. See Bernie Mitchell creating an art piece that is sure to wow… using Drywall! Over the course of the show Bernie will be working on a masterpiece Live drywall sculpture.

16. Stone crush. New from Goodfella Stone is ‘Drizzle Grey’ a new natural stone veneer that can be used for both exterior home applications along with indoor applications such as fireplaces or accent walls. Stone veneer allows for more design flexibility than a natural stone wall. It’s more lightweight, and can, therefore, be installed on the interior of your home as well as the exterior, regardless if the wall is load-bearing or not. Many people use stone veneer to accent a fireplace or stairwell. A stone wall is a unique addition full of color and texture

17. Colour Trends – What’s Now & What’s Next with Design & Colour Expert Janice Fedak
Learn about today’s current colour trends, how to seamlessly blend them with existing colours in your home and enjoy a sneak peek at the colour palettes that are coming!

18. It’s all about Family – especially Family Day. Great for the kids too and what child wouldn’t fall in love with the new Cozy Pyramid from Cozy Bean Bags. A uniquely shaped bean bag chair. It is great for reading, gaming or sitting with laptop. Made in Canada and available in fun bright colours.
cozybe bean bags

19. Stage Your Home To Stay. There’s no denying that cosmetic updates can add great resale value to your home, but why wait to renovate until you’re ready to sell? Join Cityline expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault as she discusses the real ROI on DIY for staging your home to stay, and she’ll share her top fashionably frugal fixes to help you love your home again, both inside and out.

20. Free Advice. On-hand will be a host of design and décor experts along with your favourite Reno & Décor contributors offering free 15-minute consultations. Be sure to bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to ensure you get the most out of your appointment at Design Intervention.

For more info check out gtahomeandrenoshow.com

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Tina Holmes

Home decor + reno enthusiast, lover of wine, food, a good laugh. Producer of Toronto Home Shows, cottage dweller & cycling addict

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