Madison Home Expo

January 11-13, 2019 — Monona Terrace Convention Center - Exhibition Hall and Ballroom

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.

Remodel with Confidence – What You Need to Know Before Demolition
11am Saturday - Room 1
PRESENTED BY: Joel Geissbuhler & Jen Bohen - Vive Home Transformations

There are so many “unknowns” before you start a remodeling project. What’s behind those walls and under those floors? How will the layout changes and new finishes tie into what’s existing? How much can you afford to change? In this seminar, we’ll help you prioritize your wish list, solve common problems like storage and traffic flow, prepare for as much as you can, and ensure your investment achieves an ROI, whether emotional, financial or both! Discover tools to create a new beginning without changing your address, and without stress!


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Asphalt 101
12pm Saturday & Sunday - Room 1
PRESENTED BY: Krystal Strassman

Not all asphalt is created equal. Learn the basics of asphalt and what to look for as a consumer. For example, do parking lots and driveways require the same scope of work and type of asphalt? What about drainage and collaborating with landscaping?

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Deck Building Tips & Trends
1pm Saturday - Room 2
PRESENTED BY: Ralph Radix & Tim Beiersdorf - Artisan Deck & Design, LLC

Learn how to plan and build a deck that is both functional and beautiful.

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Landscape Your Way To A Dry Basement
1pm Saturday - Room 1
PRESENTED BY: John Gishnock III - Formecology

Preventing a wet basement begins by managing the water outside and in the landscape. This presentation will show you how - come learn creative and functional landscape solutions that are key to keeping your basement dry. Starting with our outside/in and top/down approach we will leave you with long-term solutions to a potentially ‘knee deep’ problem!


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Rain Gardens: Designing for Function and Beauty
1pm Sunday - Room 1
PRESENTED BY: John Gishnock III - Formecology

Increases in impervious surfaces due to urbanization, land use changes, and roadway development have greatly altered natural water cycles by rapidly increasing stormwater conveyance from a typical site while minimizing on-site infiltration. This has lead to increased water pollution and flooding while reducing groundwater recharge. Rain gardens designed to capture, purify, and infiltrate stormwater while increasing a sites aesthetic and habitat qualities are an effective solution to this problem. Planted with native grasses, sedges, flowers, shrubs and trees, rain gardens offer a variety of aesthetic options suitable for any landscape.


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Ask an Expert: Everything About Building!
2pm Saturday & Sunday - Room 2
PRESENTED BY: Classic Custom Homes and Guests

This seminar features a panel of building experts, including a builder, a draftsman, an estimator, a construction manager, an interior designer, a lender, a title/closing specialist, and more! If you’re looking to build, you probably have questions. Too shy to ask? No problem – we’ll go through the basis of building and frequently asked questions too!


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Designing Homes for Today's Lifestyles
2pm Saturday - Room 1
PRESENTED BY: Greg Shaw - Shaw Building & Design, Inc.

We will show you pictures and house plans for today's lifestyles. We will discuss what most home buyers are looking for in their homes.

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New Trends of Hot Kitchens & Cool Baths
2pm Sunday - Room 1
PRESENTED BY: Dawn Shaw - Shaw Building & Design, Inc.

Dawn Shaw of Shaw Building & Design will talk about the latest design trends in Kitchens & Baths. Learn what's hot in kitchen and cool in bathrooms in the modern home. See what modern innovations make working in the kitchen more enjoyable.

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Understanding Today's Energy Efficient Homes
3pm Sunday - Room 1
PRESENTED BY: Greg Shaw - Shaw Building & Design Inc.

You will learn how to build a home that is totally energy self sufficient. You will also learn the advantages of Geo-Thermal heating and cooling.

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Hardwood Flooring - From Selection to Finish
3pm Saturday - Room 2
PRESENTED BY: Gerald Lust - Yankee Classic Floors, Inc.

What is the right flooring product for your home and lifestyle? Learn the step-by-step process of flooring selection from start to finish.

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Break Ground with Confidence-What You Need to Know Before Building
4pm Saturday - Room 1
PRESENTED BY: Jen Bohen & Joel Geissbuhler - Brio Design Homes

There is so much to consider before beginning the process of building a new home, from banks and lots to floorplans and finishes. We’ll cover everything you need to know and provide you with a checklist to get started. Let us help you be your own advocate as you take on this big project. Learn how to compare apples to oranges and discover hidden costs and value. Whether it’s your first time or fifth time building a home, you’re sure to learn something new at this popular seminar!


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