Whether you want to dream, plan, improve or build – the HBA’s 2010 Home Show has everything to inspire your home improvement or building project under one roof. Attendees of the HBA Home Show, which runs from Friday, January 29 through Sunday, January 31, will have an opportunity to visit with approximately 225 exhibitors occupying more than 450 booths in the Springfield Expo Center. Cost of admission is $6. Children under 12 are admitted free. Show times:
-Friday, January 29 – Noon to 8 pm
-Saturday, January 30 – 10 am to 8 pm
-Sunday, January 31 – 11 am to 5 pm
-Expect to see brighter and bolder color choices – navy and gray will also make a comeback;
-More minimalistic looks, less elaborate designs;-Wallpapering one wall with a big pattern or textured paper to create a focal point in the room;
-Ergonomically correct fixtures will be attractive, not institutional looking: handles and fixtures for doors, bathrooms and kitchens will be beautiful and easier to use.
What’s New This Year? Home Show2 Squared
This year, there’s another home-related event in the downtown area for Expo attendees to enjoy. Home Show2 (Squared), sponsored in conjunction with Urban Districts Alliance (UDA) and the Urban Neighborhoods Alliance (UNA), is an Urban Living Tour that will feature five downtown condos and five single family homes in the West Central neighborhood. Tour-goers will experience the diverse, innovative housing options being developed in the central part of the city. A shuttle will pick up for the tour at the Expo Center and make a loop to the Tour sites, returning attendees to the Expo, (or people are welcome to drive themselves to see the homes on tour.) The Tour is scheduled for Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31. The cost is $8 or a combined ticket for the Home Show and Tour can be purchased for $10. For more information contact the UDA at 831-6200.
“While people are already in the downtown area for Home Show, they can spend part of the day touring urban condos/homes and enjoy all the other great amenities located in the vicinity such as outstanding restaurants and unique shops,” said Morrow. “You’ll be able to attend two very different but equally entertaining ‘Home Shows’ downtown during the last weekend of January.”