The fall season shifts the focus of many householders from being away on summer vacation to improving home life with a home renovation project.
For many householders, fall is an ideal time to focus on small or large improvement projects in their homes.
However, many of us may be falling behind the new trends, especially when we are bombarded by thousands of new emerging products and solutions ranging from design, colours, new energy-efficient and eco-friendly building materials and many other options and choices.
That’s why the Calgary Fall Home Show is a great event for you to see what’s hot and worth paying attention to this home reno season.
As one of the exhibitors for many years now, the ReStore team has gathered together four facts about the show that you should know before you go.
#1 – When, how much and where?
The Calgary Fall Home Show is taking place at the BMO Centre again this year from Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24.
Show hours will run from:
- Thursday, September 21 4 am – 9 pm
- Friday, September 22 12 am – 9 pm
- Saturday, September 23 10 am – 9 pm
- Sunday, September 24 10 am – 6 pm
The ticket prices vary from $7 to $16. You can purchase your tickets online or at one of the box offices outside the show entrance.
Calgary ReStore is also giving away five pairs of tickets to lucky winners on Facebook. All you need to do is like the post below and share it with your friends. We’ll pick a lucky winner on Thursday morning.
#2 – The must-attend seminars to master your inner DIYer presented by Outside the Shape and Heart & Swirl.
DIY workshops are great for anyone who don’t feel like paying $500 for a 30-minute household project, especially when it’s a job you can do yourself for only $20.
You can simply attend a few workshops during all four days to learn new skills, uncover your inner DIYer, find like-minded friends and create your very own handcrafted home décor items.
All of this is even more enjoyable with the complementary wine and food samples.
You can sign up for workshops here.
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Number of spaces: 10 Cost: $50
— Calgary Home Shows (@YYCHomeShows) September 19, 2017
#3 – Upcycle Challenge presented by Rust-Oleum® in a new format
When: September 21-24
Time: All Day
This year’s Upcycle Challenge is presented in a slightly new format, but the core idea behind this fun challenge is the same.
Five of Calgary’s most prominent designers have been given a challenging task to upcycle a basic IKEA nightstand from IKEA into a bold, striking piece of furniture, using only Rust-Oleum® paints and stains and a frugal $50 design budget.
Each entry will be exhibited and sold in a silent auction, with 100% of auction proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta, to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.
Guys!!! Here’s a sneak peek of the bedside table I’ve been working on for the @yychomeshows that’s happening this weekend! I was given a generic boxy IKEA sidetable, a bunch of @rustoleumca products and a gift card to turn it into whatever the heck I wanted. My side table along with 4 others will be auctioned off at the #homeshowsab and all proceeds are going to @habitatsouthernalberta! Stay tuned over the next couple days to see more! 🙊
☆☆PROJECT COMPLETE!☆☆ I was lucky enough to be asked to participate in an awesome challenge: I am one of five people who transformed Ikea nightstands using Rust-Oleum paints for the upcoming Calgary Fall Home Show. • • My own flare was the use of gold leaf, @art_resin, and drilled a hole for a vase (fresh flowers to be added tmw 😊) Video included…swipe ➡️ to view… • All 5 nightstands will be exhibited & auctioned to the highest bidder at the Home Show. 100% of all proceeds will directly benefit Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta and ReStore, helping provide local families with a safe, affordable place to live – something everyone deserves. The lucky highest bidder will get to bring home the nightstand to enjoy. • For discounted tickets, go to the link on my IG and enter discount code ‘EMULSIONS’ for $4 off. • BMO Centre, Stampede Park • Thursday, September 21 4PM – 9PM Friday, September 22 12PM – 9PM Saturday, September 23 10AM – 9PM Sunday, September 24 10AM – 6PM
#4 – Must-see exhibitors
With over 350 of the biggest and most trusted names in the industry, it’s getting more difficult to pick the must-see exhibitors. But we did some research and here are our top three suggestions:
Small Space Living
Do you live in a small apartment? Many of us do, and many of us are facing a challenge to enhance the living space in our homes.
Learn and see how you can make a small living space feel cosy, functional and stylish in a 1,000 sq ft efficiently designed space. From sleek designs to multi-purpose furniture, you’ll walk away charmed and inspired with tons of space-saving ideas.
Telus Future Home
Have you ever wondered what the homes will look like a few years from now? How will facial recognition technologies ease your access to home? How will your personal virtual assistant help you stay on top of your tasks and keep you healthy?
Telus Future Home will immerse you in 560 square feet of interactive and dynamic live space, where connected technologies will help you simplify everyday activities and keep you safe and more comfortable.
Dinner by Design
This is probably one of the best exhibits to see at the Calgary Fall Home Show, according to ReStore team.
Four legendary designers have created extraordinary three-dimensional dining installations, from the lavish and romantic to the outrageous and whimsical.
These installations will surely inspire all design enthusiasts and dinner party hosts.
And don’t forget to drop by the Habitat for Humanity ReStore booth and see how you can help working southern Alberta families.