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.

Solving Unwanted Sound
12pm Saturday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Gary Richter - Solving Sound

This seminar discusses different soundproofing materials and how to effectively use those materials in your next soundproofing project. Listen to the world around you. You’ll noticed it’s likely a noisy place. In this modern society, we are constantly subjected to sound coming from a variety of sources including; road traffic, planes, trains, loud neighbors, appliances, various equipment, and now talking assistants. As technology advances and the population increases, so will the amount of unwanted sounds in our environment. Fortunately, using off-the-shelf materials and proper installation techniques it is possible to achieve significant sound reduction directly in the rooms you care about without incurring significant cost. This seminar discusses different soundproofing materials and how to effectively use those materials in your next soundproofing project.


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Age in Place, It’s Never Too Early To Plan
12pm Saturday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Mark Jensen - Irons Brothers Construction, Inc.

Learn from Industry leader “Irons Brothers Construction” on how to make your home safer and healthier using Aging in place and Universal design techniques. Here from veteran remodeler and CAPS Certified Project Developer Mark Jensen why the primary goal of all home modifications and remodeling projects should be about improving homeowner safety and quality of life.


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Is That Wall Structural?
1pm Saturday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Briana Benton - Armada Design & Build

Learn to understand how a contractor evaluates a wall for removal, and determines when to include a Structural Engineer.

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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in Your Next Remodel
1pm Saturday - Center Stage
PRESENTED BY: Sandy Campbell - Entero Design

Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint in your remodel from NCIDQ certified and LEED accredited Interior Designer, Sandy Campbell. She will be discussing what materials to look out for that contribute the most to climate change and covering the best products and materials to use in the Pacific Northwest with the smallest carbon footprint.


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The Value of Hiring and Interior Designer
1pm Saturday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Panel Discussion with the NWSID (North West Society of Interior Designers)

With all the available home renovation shows and furnishings websites, it would be easy to conclude that an interior designer is simply an unnecessary luxury. We’d encourage you to think again! Join us for a panel discussion with the Northwest Society of Interior Designers to hear their perspectives on the value of hiring an interior designer. 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 at the end. Panel Participants Include: Beth Brunner, Andrea Bushdorf, Marcella Diamond


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Remodeling for Aging in Place
2pm Saturday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Paul Kocharhook of Pathway Design & Construction with Gerry Cherney of Indeboom & Tomy Minty of John L. Scott

We know that aging in place is a goal shared by the vast majority of older people in the U.S. (AARP Public Policy Institute 2014 survey). What if your present home doesn’t meet your changing needs? Hear three perspectives on remodeling for aging in place. Learn what issues you should consider and what steps you can take to make sure the home you grow old in is both comfortable and safe.


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Avoiding the Top 10 Remodeling Pitfalls
2pm Saturday - Center Stage
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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Real World Before & After
2pm Saturday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Panel Discussion with the NWSID (North West Society of Interior Designers)

We’ve all seen the incredible “before and after” photos from home design shows on TV, but few people really understand the myriad of details and decisions involved in a “real world” remodel. This seminar will showcase the design challenges and decisions that shape each project’s scope and outcome. You’ll see how NWSID interior designers move through each the process to increase spatial functionality while adding aesthetic value that truly reflects their clients’ style, budget and the realities of their life. Join us for these fascinating case studies that tell it (and show it) like it really is. Panel Participants Include: Briana Benton, Laura Zmuda, Kirsten Conner


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Owning a Home in the Great NorthWet
3pm Saturday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Craig Dye - Old Town Builders LLC

Our climate poses unique challenges to owning a home here. Let us teach you what to look for and how to deal with various water-related issues. Rule number 1: keep the water out!

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Solar Battery Backups - What's Right for Your Home?
3pm Saturday - Center Stage
PRESENTED BY: Keith Hughes - West Seattle Electric and Solar

Review the wide range of options, quality, affordability and user friendliness of battery systems for both new solar installations and add-ons to existing solar. Find out what’s new, what works now, and whats up and coming in solar power.

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Exciting Kitchen & Bath Trends for 2020
3pm Saturday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Diane Foreman - Luna Kitchen and Bath

Fresh from the 2020 Kitchen and Bath Industry show, nationally recognized kitchen and bath designer, Diane Foreman, CKD, Allied ASID explores the newest kitchen and bath design trends.

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How to Protect Your Home from Expensive Pest Related Issues
4pm Saturday - Stage Right
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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Big Heat for a Small Footprint
4pm Saturday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Mighty House Construction & Living Shelter Architects

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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Transform, Satisfy & Inspire: 21st Century Kitchen Design
12pm Sunday - Stage Right
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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When Do You Need Design Help & Permits?
12pm Sunday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Joseph Irons - 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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How Does the Design- Build Model Save Time & Money?
1pm Sunday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Briana Benton - Armada Design & Build

Understand how the traditional design and construct method varies from the design build model. Review a brief history of design build concept and how the Design Build model saves you time and money, by streamlining the process.

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The ABCs of Earthquake Retrofitting
1pm Sunday - Center Stage
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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Building a Carbon Neutral Backyard Cottage
1pm Sunday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Mighty House Construction & Living Shelter Architects

Learn about how Living Shelter Architects and Mighty House Construction designed and built a beautiful, industry and media acclaimed carbon neutral DADU (Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit) in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood.

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Paint Problems in the Pacific Northwest – (Knowing when to Paint your Home)
2pm Sunday - Stage Right
PRESENTED BY: Brad Feddersen - PNW House Painting

Explore the common siding types and age of homes in the Seattle area with their most prevalent exterior paint issues, how to spot them, and most importantly – what to do about them, and how to SAVE thousands of $$$ on repainting!

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How to “Control Build” your new Lifestyle
2pm Sunday - Center Stage
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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Salvage Simplified: How to Incorporate Salvage into Any Remodeling Project
2pm Sunday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Laura Elfline - Mighty House Construction & Dirk Wassink - Second Use Building Materials

Architectural salvage is more than a buzzword; it is a practical opportunity for any remodeling project. Join Dirk Wassink of Second Use Building Materials and Laura Elfline of Mighty House Construction to discover how you can incorporate reuse into your next project, from deconstruction to decoration!

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Foundation Stability and When to Seek Repair
3pm Sunday - Stage Right
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 Your Kitchen for Maximum Efficiency, Accessibility & Joy
3pm Sunday - Center Stage
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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Universal Design For Everyonce
3pm Sunday - Stage Left
PRESENTED BY: Diane Foreman - Luna Kitchen and Bath

Universal design is not about designing separate but equal spaces but about design equality. Nationally recognized kitchen and bath designer, Diane Foreman, CKD, Allied ASID explores inclusive kitchen and bath design solutions for all.

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