Seminars


Maximize your success on “DIY” remodeling projects by attending a series of practical seminars and workshops conveniently offered throughout the day of the Home Remodeling Fair. Discover current trends and solutions and develop the recommended steps to accomplish your remodeling dreams. All seminar/workshop leaders are experts in the remodeling field and will inspire you to create the house of your dreams!

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2018 Seminars


11 am

Scandinavian Kitchen Design
Examples And Ideas

11 am–noon, Room 208
Jennifer Wetheral,
Puustelli USA

See before and after case studies and learn about the trends in the kitchen world for 2018

Color Trends

11 am–noon, Room 213
Abi Zechmeister, Color Program Supervisor
Sherwin Williams Company

What’s in and what’s not. Get the Skinny on wallpaper, accent walls, painting tips and tricks, and many other facets of color and paint trends. 

Bathroom Remodeling: Step By Step

11 am–noon, Room 223
Nicole First,
Neighborhood Building & Remodeling

Although one of the smallest rooms in the house, the bathroom still needs all the details of a large kitchen. Learn about plumbing, new codes, material options, and trends that will help you design a successful bathroom.

City Inspector Panel: 20 Tips To Help Your Project Go Smoothly

11 am–noon, Room 223
Moderated by Jason Zimmerman,
Planning Manager, 
City of Golden Valley

A panel of City Inspectors from Hopkins, Golden Valley, Minnetonka, and St. Louis Park will provide insight on what homeowners need to know when planning a home remodeling project.

12:15 pm

Sustainable Lawn Care

12:15 pm–1:15 pm, Room 208
U of MN Master Gardener

Create a healthy lawn using fewer inputs like water, fertilizer, and time, while still having a positive impact on the environment.

Preventative Home Maintenance

12:15 pm–1:15 pm, Room 213

Daniel Felt
Kura Home Maintenance

Learn the tips and tricks needed to maintain your home and prevent costly repairs. 

Afraid To Remodel? Don’t Worry.
Be Wowed!

12:15 pm–1:15 pm, Room 223
Tim Ferraro,
Bluestem Construction

 Get the insider remodeling tips no one else is talking about. Learn how to plan for success and get the results you want while sticking to your budget. You’ll also have the chance to win a $100 Lunds & Byerlys gift certificate.

Kitchen Remodeling 2018: Small Innovations To Total Renovations

12:15 pm–1:15 pm, Room 233
Lynn Monson
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

Before and after photos illustrate the latest trends, technologies, and universal design features to incorporate into your renovation. Innovative solutions include options to cost-effectively change your space.

1:30 pm

Backyard Compost Basics

1:30 pm–2:30 pm, Room 208
U of MN Master Gardener

Why compost? Learn about the biology of compost, bins, location, what to put in it, maintenance and troubleshooting, winter tips, and how to use the end product.

How To Earn Your Remodel
Investment Back When You Sell

1:30 pm–2:30 pm, Room 213
Dan & Mary Tillman, Realtors & Seasoned Investors
Edina Realty

Many home upgrades do not pay for themselves in the form of a higher sale price. Learn which home improvements pay off, common home improvement myths, over-improving and pricing yourself out of your neighborhood, and how to tell your renovation story when it comes time to sell.

Kitchen Remodeling From Bottom To Top

1:30 pm–2:30 pm, Room 223
Nicole First,
Neighborhood Building & Remodeling

Whether you are planning a full remodel or a quick update, kitchen projects can be overwhelming. Get information about layout, materials, costs, and current trends to help ensure a successful project.

Bath Remodeling 2018. Small Innovations To Total Renovations

1:30 pm–2:30 pm, Room 233
Lynn Monson
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

Before and after photos illustrate the latest trends, technologies, and universal design features to incorporate into your renovation. Innovative solutions include options to cost-effectively change your space.