Northwest Remodeling Expo — Seattle, WA

January 5-7, 2018 — 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.

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: Briana Benton, Laura Zmuda Buckley, Pam Melin, Kirsten Conner, Craig Sawyer, Meghan Price, Shelley Nordlund, and Marcella Diamond.


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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 : Briana Benton, Laura Zmuda Buckley, Pam Melin, Kirsten Conner, Craig Sawyer, Meghan Price, Shelley Nordlund, Marcella Diamond.


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10 Tips on Hiring a Contractor
TBA
PRESENTED BY: Joseph Iron - 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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When Do You Need Design Help & Permits?
TBA
PRESENTED BY: Joseph Iron - Irons Brothers Construction, Inc.

Unless you are a builder, you don’t do this every day! It can be very misleading if or when you should apply for a permit to do your next home improvement project. Hear from a veteran remodeler and general contractor, Joseph Irons about some basics of when you need to obtain a permit, work with a designer, and/or hire 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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What Does Your Home Think About You?
12pm - Saturday
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 constipated counters. Help!” This seminar reveals the five common complaints that drive a client’s wish list, summarized with the acronym LACKS: Layout, Aesthetics, Counterspace, Klutter, and Storage.


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Solatube vs Traditional Skylights
TBA
PRESENTED BY: Dawn McMillion - Northwest Natural Lighting

See the best circumstances for box skylights vs Solatube tubular skylights. Take advantage of our 21 years of experience and take home terrific tips on how to make your home brighter with natural daylight.

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Transform your Kitchen for Maximum Efficiency, Accessibility and Joy
TBA
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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Your Safety Net: Design Coupled with Consulting
TBA
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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Designing a Healthy Home on a Budget
TBA
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 incredible energy efficient and 100% green, Scandinavian homes
TBA
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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Avoiding the Top 10 Remodeling Pitfalls
TBA
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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Solar Basics for your Home and Business
TBA
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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Happy Remodeling the Design Build Way
2pm - Saturday
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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Keep The Best Of It, Replace The Rest Of It
3pm - Sunday
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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