Northwest Remodeling Expo — Seattle, WA

TBA, 2019 — Washington State 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.

Solatube vs Traditional Skylights
11am Saturday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Dawn McMillion - Northwest Natural Lighting

See the best circumstances for box skylights vs Solatube tubular skylights. Take advantage of our 23 years of experience and take home terrific tips on how to make your home brighter with natural daylight.

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Solar Savings
TBA
PRESENTED BY: Tim Piwoski - Energy Conservation Solutions

Learn the benefits of solar for your home and discover what energy savings you should expect.

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Avoiding the Top 10 Remodeling Pitfalls
12pm Saturday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Sarah Henry - Gaspar's Construction

Learn from a 40 year old remodeling company the different mistakes that we have experienced both from our perspective and from our clients feedback over the years. Learn when it makes sense to save money and when it makes sense to spend money.

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What Does Your Home Think About You?
12pm Saturday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Richard Landon - Richard Landon Design

Have you ever wondered what your home thinks about you? What would it say, if it could talk? Would you hear; “I have clogged arteries and stuffed-up counters. Help!” Learn the five most common complaints that drive a client’s wish list.

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10 Steps to a Quality Remodel
1pm Saturday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: David Passeau - Kitchen Plus

We talk about how to find a great Designer and company to do the work in your house. Talk about the ways and the wherefores of remodeling.

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Top Questions Asked of Interior Designers
1pm - Saturday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Panel Discussion by Northwest Society of Interior Designers (NWSID)

If you’ve ever dreamed of your home looking like the “after” photos in a design magazine, but have no idea where to begin, this seminar is for you! Join us for a panel discussion with the Northwest Society of Interior Designers to hear their perspectives on the top questions asked by clients. You’ll learn what designers actually do, how to select the right one for your project and how they can leverage your budget for maximum function and wow-factor. It’s an informative session to get you started on the right path and will include 10 minutes for questions and answers. Panel Discussion Includes: Pam Melin, Briana Benton, Meghan Price, Kirsten Conner, Craig Sawyer.


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Happy Remodeling the Design Build Way
2pm - Saturday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Paul Booth - Booth Construction

Start with the end in mind, design once to fit a budget you are comfortable with and create a home you are proud of.

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Designing Maximum Form and Function Into Your Home
2pm - Saturday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Panel Discussion by Northwest Society of Interior Designers (NWSID)

Maximizing the practical functionality and style of a home is both an art and a science. This seminar will share case studies of design challenges that resulted not only in increased usability, but elevated aesthetic value to truly reflect the personal style of its owners. You’ll see exciting before and after photos with NWSID designers walking you through the thinking and decisions involved in reinventing their clients’ homes. Panel Discussion Includes : Kirsten Conner, Laura Zmuda Buckley, Shelley Nordlund, Marcella Diamond and Shannon Adamson.


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10 Tips on Hiring a Contractor
3pm Saturday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Joseph Irons - Irons Brothers Construction, Inc.

Learn from a veteran remodeler how to screen and research before hiring your next general or specialty contractor. He will discuss the basic contractor requirements for Washington State. Provide you with tips and questions you should be asking and help answer homeowners most frequently asked questions. Get resources for planning your next project when you attend this presentation


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Designing a Healthy Home on a Budget
3pm Saturday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Sandy Campbell - Entero Design

How much does a healthy design add to the cost of a project? Short answer, not as much as you would think. Learn helpful tips from NCIDQ certified and LEED accredited designer, Sandy Campbell, about how to incorporate sustainable design choices and materials into your home remodel that won’t affect your bottom line.

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The ABCs of Earthquake Retrofitting
4pm Saturday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Mark Jensen - Sound Seismic LLC

We live in earthquake country! Learn about the three different types of earthquakes we are at risk for, and which ones are overdue (spoiler: all three). We'll show you where our older homes are vulnerable, and how a few critical reinforcements can give them (and you) a much better chance for survival. If your home was built before 1975, this seminar is for you.


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Solar Works!
12pm Sunday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Keith Hughes - West Seattle Electric and Solar

Curious about Solar and how it works here in the Pacific Northwest? Keith Hughes will show you how a solar system can save you money and lower your Carbon Footprint – including cost, rebate and ROI examples from actual installations.

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Transform Your Kitchen for Maximum Efficiency, Accessibility and Joy
12pm Sunday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Alan Regala - ShelfGenie

If you’re looking to get more functionality out of your kitchen before , during or after your remodeling, learn how you can modify your existing space to create your dream kitchen with maximum efficiency.

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10 Steps to a Quality Remodel
1pm Sunday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: David Passeau - Kitchen Plus

We talk about how to find a great Designer and company to do the work in your house. Talk about the ways and the wherefores of remodeling.

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Solar Basics for Your Home and Business
1pm Sunday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Anthony Sarno - Artisan Electric Inc.

Are you solar curious? You are not alone! Solar is becoming increasingly popular in Washington State, and for good reason. Did you know that western Washington gets 15% more sun than Germany, the world leader in solar capacity? If Germany can do it, so can we! This workshop shows you the process and benefits of going solar in Washington State. We will cover the different solar technologies available and how they work, equipment options to choose from, Federal, State and local subsidies and incentives available to you,how to determine if your site is appropriate for solar, financing options, and next steps to making solar happen.


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When Do You Need Design Help & Permits?
2pm Sunday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Joseph Irons - Irons Brothers Construction, Inc.

Hear from veteran remodeler and general contractor, Joseph Irons, about the basics of obtaining a permit, working with a designer, and/or hiring an architect or other professional for your project. Learn the reasons why you should consider getting a permit even if your contractor says not to.

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Your Safety Net: Design Coupled with Consulting
2pm Sunday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Ken Peterson CKD - U Build It/HomeStyling Design

The best way to Remodel or Build is to know true hard costs on your design of choice. The safest path from design to construction is to have real and accurate costs ahead of time. Your design needs to be YOU, done by seasoned creative designers that, also, know real costs!

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Keep The Best Of It, Replace The Rest Of It
3pm Sunday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Paul Booth - Booth Construction

Let us share our 35 plus years of experience in remodeling design/build. How to identify existing home features that can be repurposed and only replace or expand what really needs the improvement budget to attain beauty, value & livability!

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The Incredible Energy Efficient and 100% Green, Scandinavian Homes
3pm Sunday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Patrick Pardo - Scandinavian Homes Inc.

Scandinavia is the coldest place on earth that contains a large forest. Scandinavian trees have adapted to withstand the cold and now you can too. Learn how the Scandinavian Building techniques can make your home energy efficient and 100% green.

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