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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2019 Seminars (2020 Coming Soon)


11 am – Noon

Scandinavian: Before & After Case Studies

Room 208

Björn Freudethal, Puustelli USA

Experts in Scandinavian cabinetry and storage solutions focus on the principles of Scandinavian design: simplicity, clean lines, and beauty.

Your First Vegetable Garden

Room 223

U of M Master Gardener: Linda Wilkins

 

Downsizing: When Is The Right Time

Room 213

Mary & Dan Tillman, Coldwell Banker Burnet

Downsize too early and you may miss the extra space. Wait too long and your home and finances may become unmanageable. Learn about having a plan, costs to downsizing, what to do with your stuff, and transitioning—buy first or sell first?

Kitchen Remodeling 2019: Small Innovations to Total Renovations

Room 233

Lynn Monson, DreamMaker Bath & 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.

12:15 – 1:15 pm

Tips, Tricks, and Trends for Remodeling Your Bathroom

Room 223

Nicole First, Neighborhood Building & Remodeling

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.

A Glitch in Your Kitch

Room 233

Susi Strothman & Mike Lotz, Bluestem Construction & Karla Krengel, Siteline & Greenfield Cabinetry

Kitchen out of date, crowded, not fit with the rest of your home? Is there a solution within the existing space or do you need a remodel? Learn from this  panel of experts.

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Bath Remodeling 2019: Small Innovations To Total Renovations

Room 213

Lynn Monson, DreamMaker Bath & 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.

Kitchen Planning Start to Finish And All The Trends In Between

Room 223

Nicole First, Neighborhood Building
& Remodeling

Learn about planning, designing, and building your new kitchen and discuss current trends that can give it that extra boost.

City Inspector Panel: Pro Tips On PlanningYour Remodeling Project

Room 233

Moderated by Jason Zimmerman, Planning Manager, City of Golden Valley

A panel of City planners and inspectors from Hopkins, Golden Valley, and St. Louis Park will provide helpful tips on planning and executing your home remodeling project. Come with questions about your most puzzling topics!

20-Minute Sessions

Color Trends

Noon – Room 219

1 pm – Room 217

Abi Zechmeister, Color Program Supervisor
Sherwin Williams Company

Lets talk color—what’s in, what’s not, accent walls, wallpaper, and more. Bring your pictures, materials, and ideas.

Radon: What You Need To Know

Noon & 12:30 pm

Room 217

Joe Jurusik, Hennepin County Public Health

Covers what radon is, how it gets into a home, health effects, and mitigation, followed by Q & A.

Fresh And Refreshed Landscapes

12:15 am

Room 213

Richard Woldorsky, Bachman’s

Introducing fresh ideas for landscaping, emphasizing practical, cost-effective, and exciting designs trends. Focus  is on recent projects for homes in established neighborhoods.

Pest and Wildlife Control Tips For Minnesota Homeowners

12:15 pm                         

Room 208

Matt Eickman, Abra Kadabra Environmental Services

Focus is on typical homeowner questions, how to help prevent pests and wildlife from damaging your home, and things your shouldn’t do in attempt to remedy the problem.

Eight Things You Must Know Before Hiring A Painting Contractor

12:30 & 1 pm

Room 219

Matt Carlson,  M. Carlson Painting

 

Water Wisely

1:30 pm

Room 208

U of M Master Gardener: Kate Netwal

Help protect water resources by being wise about watering practices, starting in your own backyard. This class covers recommended watering practices for lawns, trees, and shrubs.