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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2017 Seminars

11 am

Bathroom Remodeling: All The Pieces To The Puzzle

11 am–noon, Room 213
Nicole First
Neighborhood Building & Remodeling

From basic upgrades to a full remodel, see how to incorporate budgets, new trends, products, and important current code requirements into in a step-by-step guide for a successful bathroom remodel.

Kitchen Remodeling: Small Innovations To Total Renovations

11 am–noon, Room 223
Lynn Monson, ASID, CMKBD, CID
Monson Interior Design and DreamMaker
Bath and Kitchen

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

Hardy And Easy Plants For Home Landscaping

11 am–noon, Room 233
Cathy Walderhauser
CHW Landscape/Design

Do you find plant shopping overwhelming? Ever been disappointed or surprised by how your selections perform? Learn how plants can function in the home landscape (curb appeal, framing an entrance, cooling shade, wind protection, privacy, window views, defining a space, etc), then learn about hardy, tried-and-true classics and some underused, less common plants that are long-lived, low-input, and low-maintenance.

11:15 am

Best Projects For Your Money

11:15 am–12:15 pm, Room 208
Bob Boyer
Boyer Building Corporation

What is the best remodeling project for your money? The answer is based on a combination of logic and emotion. Learn how to decide what is best for you and how much to invest.

12:15 pm

Solar 101: What You Need To Know About Home Solar

12:15 pm–1:15 pm, Room 213
Ryan Buege
All Energy Solar

Solar power has never been more affordable or easier to install. Learn the basics of a solar photovoltaic system, how to determine if solar is right for your property, economic benefits, and financing options, followed by Q & A.

Bath Remodeling: Small Innovations To Total Renovations

12:15 pm–1:15 pm, Room 223

Lynn Monson, ASID, CMKBD, CID
Monson Interior Design and DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen

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

Square Foot Gardening

12:15 pm–1:15 pm, Room 233
Hennepin County Master Gardeners

Are you one of the many people who love to garden but have limited space to do so? Join us for an interactive session on how you can grow vegetables and ornamentals in a small space. Learn the basics of this exciting new trend.

12:45 pm

Multi-Generational Living

12:45–1:45 pm, Room 208
Lisa Loushin Kroskin, CKD, Lead Designer
Puustelli USA

See how to accommodate different lifestyles and age groups when remodeling, from millennials who live at home after they graduate to parents who move in as they age. Learn about trends, tips, and the future regarding the new family unit.

1:30 pm

Kitchen Remodel Start To Finish

1:30 pm–2:30 pm, Room 213
Nicole First
Neighborhood Building & Remodeling

Proper planning is important to a successful kitchen remodel. Learn how to break down the remodeling process, examine available products, and avoid costly mistakes. Review minor kitchen updates that have a great return on investment, including the steps required to take your ideas and create the kitchen of your dreams.

Entrance Doors

1:30 pm–2:30 pm, Room 223
Greg Ramel
Window Concepts Of Minnesota, Inc.

Entrance doors can make a statement! Learn how to choose the correct style and material for an entrance door that truly enhances your home.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting…Your Home Remodeling Project

1:30 pm–2:30 pm, Room 233
Timothy Ferraro
Bluestem Construction

Whether you’re considering your first remodeling project or your tenth, don’t miss this chance to learn how proper process and planning can assure a wonderful experience and desired results. Trained industry experts will answer your questions to help you create the home you want.