Northwest Remodeling Expo — Seattle, WA

January 24-26, 2020 — 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.

When Do You Need Design Help & Permits?
11am Saturday - Stage Left (2019)
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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How to Protect Your Home from Expensive Pest Related Issues
12pm Saturday - Stage Right (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Scott Dideon - Green City Pest Control

We have all heard the horror stories of termites and carpenter ants destroying our homes. But there are other pests that could be just as expensive to an uneducated homeowner. Come and learn how to prevent costly pest control issues from developing from one of the few Board Certified Urban Entomologists in the Seattle area.


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How to Incorporate Sustainability into Your Next Remodel
12pm Saturday - Left Stage (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Sandy Campbell - Entero Design LLC

Come learn from NCIDQ certified and LEED accredited Interior Designer, Sandy Campbell, about how to incorporate sustainable design practices and materials into your next remodel to improve the health of your home and reduce your impact on the environment.

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Top Questions Asked of Interior Designers
1pm Saturday - Stage Left (2019)
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, Meghan Price, Craig Sawyer, Shelley Nordlund, and Beth Brunner.


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Avoiding the Top 10 Remodeling Pitfalls
2pm Saturday - Stage Right (2019)
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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Designing Maximum Form and Function Into Your Home
2pm Saturday - Stage Left (2019)
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 : Laura Zmuda Buckley, Briana Benton, Amelia Fiduccia, Andrea Bushdorf, and Marcella Diamond


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Designing Backyard Cottages
3pm Saturday - Stage Right (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Sheri Newbold & Doug Elfline - Live-Work-Play Architecture & Mighty House Construction

Thinking of creating a backyard cottage? Check out this class on the why, what, where and how of building a DADU (detached accessory dwelling unit) taught by Sheri Newbold of live-work-play and Doug Elfline of Mighty House Construction. Learn steps involved and elements to consider when planning a DADU for your property.


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Solar Works!
3pm Saturday - Stage Left (2019)
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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Big Heat for a Small Footprint
12pm Sunday - Stage Left (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Mighty House Construction & Mighty Energy Solutions

A discussion of innovative and efficient heating solutions for small and multi-use spaces that tread lightly on the planet, this seminar will look at backyard cottages, ADUs, additions, and whole homes. We’ll also discuss hybrid heating solutions that are super comfortable and healthy, while also saving space, are less expensive to install, and have minimal impact on the environment! Laura Elfline of Mighty Energy Solutions and Mighty House Construction will lend her expertise in both radiant heat solutions, and home remodeling and construction. So, bring your burning questions about heat!


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Backyard Cottages for Fun and Profit
1pm Sunday - Stage Right (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Stefan Hansmire and Bruce Parker - Hansmire Builders

Learn how to plan, design, build and finance a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit in the City of Seattle. Understand how to project your return on investment based on long term rental, vacation rental, and assisted living/age in place strategies. Get an overview of construction costs in one of the hottest markets in the country. Seminar includes several case studies with real life construction budgets for each project.


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10 Tips on Hiring a Contractor
1pm Sunday - Stage Left (2019)
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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Transform Your Kitchen for Maximum Efficiency, Accessibility & Joy
2pm Sunday - Stage Left (2019)
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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The ABCs of Earthquake Retrofitting
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: Leif Jackson - Sound Seismic LLC

There is more to retrofitting than just foundation bolting. Learn about how our older wood framed homes are vulnerable, and the reinforcements typically employed to address those weaknesses. There is more to it than just foundation bolting. Presented by the region's premier retrofit specialist since 1999.

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Foundation Stability and When to Seek Repair
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: Cory Myron - R&R Foundation Specialist

Learn the causes of settlement and the signs of settlement, the ways to fix it, and why it is important to get the repairs done quickly. Review The process you'll go through while repairing your foundation.

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Transform, Satisfy & Inspire: 21st Century Kitchen Design
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: Richard Landon - Richard Landon Design

Kitchens in the 21st century are now our living rooms! What trends are developing that will radically change how your kitchen looks, works, and feels?

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How to “Control Build” your new Lifestyle
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: Ken Peterson - UBuildIt/HomeStyling Design

Design your remodel or new that looks like YOU and your budget. Then YOU control your project with a Construction Expert guiding you every step to the way to your new life style!

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