Northwest Remodeling Expo — Seattle, WA

January 28-30, 2022 — 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.

Is That Wall Structural?
12PM - SATURDAY STAGE 1 (2022)
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 Organize Your Kitchen to Maximize Functionality (and Minimize Frustration!)
12PM - SATURDAY & SUNDAY STAGE 2 (2022)
PRESENTED BY: Alan Regala - ShelfGenie

Would you like to know where everything is at in your kitchen and be able to access it easily? How about creating more usable storage space? ShelfGenie will show you how to organize your kitchen to give you more joy and less stress!

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When Do You Need Design Help & Permits
1PM - SATURDAY STAGE 1 (2022)
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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The Value of Hiring and Interior Designer
1PM - SATURDAY STAGE 2 (2022)
PRESENTED BY: 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.


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Heating for a Small Footprint
2PM - SATURDAY STAGE 1 (2022)
PRESENTED BY: Geo Lafontant - 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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How To Protect Your Home From Unwanted Pests
3PM - SATURDAY STAGE 1 (2022)
PRESENTED BY: Lavonne Dideon - Aspire Pest Solutions

PESTS! those unwanted animals or insects that invade our home. What do you need to do to prevent this happening to your new home you just bought or one that is being remodeled? How to you make sure that your contractor isn't creating new opportunities for pests to get inside.

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How Does the Design- Build Model Save Time & Money?
12PM - SUNDAY STAGE 1 (2022)
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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Age in Place, it's Never too Early to Plan.
1PM - SUNDAY STAGE 1 (2022)
PRESENTED BY: Joseph Irons - Irons Brothers Construction, Inc.

Learn from Industry leader “Irons Brothers Construction” how to make your home safer and healthier using Aging in place and Universal design techniques. Here from veteran remodeler and CAPS Instructor, Joseph Irons 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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The ABC's of Earthquake Retrofitting
1PM - SUNDAY STAGE 2 (2022)
PRESENTED BY: Leif Jackson - Sound Seismic LLC

With many of us staying safe at home, it is more important than ever that our homes are truly safe. Most homes built prior to 1980 need retrofitting to ensure that they stay intact on their foundations in a big earthquake. Whether you are considering a DIY retrofit or plan to hire a contractor, Leif will teach you the “nuts and bolts” of retrofitting: Permit and engineering considerations, anchor bolts, cripple wall bracing, framing connections, hold downs, rough cost and timeframe. Plus, the always popular “motivational slides”! Leif Jackson has been retrofitting homes in the Seattle area since 1999.


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Building a Carbon Neutral Backyard Cottage
2PM - SUNDAY STAGE 1 (2022)
PRESENTED BY: Laura Elfline - Mighty House Construction & Roy McGarrah - 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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