Madison Build, Remodel & Landscape Show

February 14-16, 2020 — Monona Terrace Convention Center

Seminars

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We are adding to our list of presenters regularly. Please check back often for updates on the latest home improvement experts who will be contributing their expertise.

Sustainable Landscaping- Beauty today… and a green tomorrow
11am - Saturday
PRESENTED BY: John Gishnock III - Formecology

In our desire to create more comfortable outdoor living spaces humans have altered the shape and ecology of our landscape, often permanently. But, is it possible to support a satisfying outdoor lifestyle, while improving the environment and reducing our impact?

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Wisconsin Professional Designer of the Year
12pm - Saturday
PRESENTED BY: WUMFA (Wisconsin Upper Michigan Floral Association) and WFF (Wisconsin Florist Foundation)

WUMFA (Wisconsin Upper Michigan Floral Association) and WFF (Wisconsin Florist Foundation) are showing off their members this year in a statewide floral design competition. Professional florists will compete on stage Saturday where they will design three items per the rules. The designs will be judged by People’s Choice vote. Stop by the main stage area and support your favorite local florist who not only has the opportunity to win a cash prize, but a chance to move on to the next round at the Wisconsin State Fair.


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Love it, Level it or Let us remodel it!
2pm - Saturday
PRESENTED BY: Phil Simon - Michael F. Simon Builders, Inc.

Do you like your location, but want the house updated and refreshed? Have you recently purchased a new home and like the location but want to change the layout to fit your family and lifestyle? You can identify the want and we help design and build your dream home.

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Gardens of Stone – Expressions of Our Local Environment
3pm - Saturday
PRESENTED BY: John Gishnock III - Formecology

Interested in stone landscape features? Be sure to join John Gishnock III, landscape architect, to explore the exciting world of stonework in his discussion Gardens of Stone – Expressions of Our Local Environment. This talk will help you to learn the secrets of an experienced landscape designer and stone enthusiast. Through the multitude of pictures and explanatory slides you will discover how simple material and layout choices can help your natural stone landscape features go beyond function to truly express the essence of the landscape. This discussion, which will focus on the use of local landscape materials, promises to cover aspects of natural stone work including different functional, aesthetic, and emotional uses.


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Planning Your Remodel
4pm - Saturday
PRESENTED BY: Jerry Walls & John Schneider - Property Revival

Unsure where to start on your next remodeling project? Get step by step instructions through the preconstruction process when planning your dream home.

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Designing Attractive Native Gardens for Home & Business
11am - Sunday
PRESENTED BY: John Gishnock III - Formecology

Selecting native plants based on aesthetic criteria is a very different process than selecting species based solely on their ecological appropriateness and fitness to a site. Using criteria like plant structure/seasonality and designing combinations with a focus on contrast through texture, color and height can help us create eye-catching gardens for all settings and seasons. Understanding aesthetic criteria as well as ecological appropriateness will provide proper insight into establishing a native garden aesthetic fit for any setting - from rural residences to urban municipal buildings.


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Planning Your Remodel
12pm - Sunday
PRESENTED BY: Jerry Walls & John Schneider - Property Revival

Unsure where to start on your next remodeling project? Get step by step instructions through the preconstruction process when planning your dream home.

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Native Shrubs – A Symbiosis of Site, Structure & Sanctuary
1pm - Sunday
PRESENTED BY: John Gishnock III - Formecology

Interested in learning more about native shrubs? Explore the exciting possibilities of native shrubs in your landscape with J. Gishnock III and his discussion: A Symbiosis of Site, Structure & Sanctuary. Knowledgeable and experienced, John Gishnock will share informative, yet easy-to-follow native shrub tips. Expect to discover the environmental and economic benefits of native shrubs and how these beautiful, low maintenance plants can be used in your landscape for both aesthetic appeal and functional purposes.


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Choosing the Perfect Paint Colors
2pm Sunday
PRESENTED BY: Laurie Lundgren - Laurie Lundgren COLOR & DESIGN

Selecting your ideal interior and exterior paint colors. Come learn the secrets from “Madison’s Paint Color Expert, Laurie Lundgren.

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10 Common Landscape Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
3pm Sunday
PRESENTED BY: Kevin Smits - Moyer's Inc.

Explore ten of the most common mistakes people make when creating their landscaping and learn ways to avoid them and solutions to those problems.

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Simple Changes That Help Sell Your House Faster
4pm Sunday
PRESENTED BY: Laurie Lundgren - Laurie Lundgren COLOR & DESIGN

Are you thinking of selling your home, but know you need to update first? Madison’s Paint color expert, and designer, Laurie Lundgren, of Laurie Lundgren COLOR & DESIGN shares insider tips on some simple color and design changes that make a big difference!

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