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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2020 Seminars


11 am – Noon

The Evolving Garden

Room 208

Kate Netwal, Master Gardener Program, Hennepin County

Discover ideas and practices that will allow you and your garden to age gracefully together.

Color Trends

Room 219

Abi Zechmeister, Sherwin Williams

Explore color and current color trends. Feel free to bring your pictures, materials, and questions while we talk color!

Bathroom Remodeling Workshop

Room 223

Nicole First, Neighborhood Building & Remodeling

Learn about bathroom remodeling from start to finish. Create a vision for your new bath and go through the steps to make it functional and fabulous while being frugal.

Kitchen Remodeling 2020: 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

Organic Lawns For Bees

Room 208

Organic Bob, Golden Valley Garden Club

Transition your yard into a pollinator-friendly environment using organic methods. We’ll have a lively, informative discussion about organic lawn care, no-mow lawns, bee lawns, and pollinator-friendly practices. Gain the confidence to do it yourself. Resources will be available for information, grants, products, and service providers.

 
 

Four Strategies To Getting A Fantastic New Kitchen

Room 223

Susi Strothman, Architectural Design Specialist and Mike Lotz, Kitchen Designer and Cabinetry Specialist, Bluestem Construction

You know your kitchen needs to change, but where do you begin? Learn four key strategies for fixing a bad kitchen plan and get tips on how to have a better remodeling experience. An architectural design specialist and kitchen designer and cabinetry specialist will show photos of real projects and discuss case studies. You’ll have a chance to ask questions about your kitchen challenges and remodeling ideas. Attendees will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Whole Foods gift card.

Remodeling Trends & Spends

Room 233

Bjorn Freudenthal, New Spaces Design/Build Remodel

Join a discussion about planning your remodel, design trends, budgets, finishes, and materials. We’ll provide helpful tips and actual before and after case studies.

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Bath Remodeling 2020: Small Innovations To Total Renovations

Room 219

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 Design And So Much More

Room 223

Nicole First, Neighborhood Building & Remodeling

Ready for a kitchen remodel or update and don’t know where to start? This seminar will touch on planning and layout options as well as current trends with all the new materials now available.

Home Improvement Loans Explained

Room 233

Jim Hasnik, Center For Energy And Environment

If you’re thinking about replacing your roof or windows, remodeling a bathroom, installing a solar system, or other energy improvements come learn about the numerous loan programs available in your area.

20-Minute Sessions

How To Choose Colors In Home Renovations

Noon – Room 213

Seran Otterson, Otterson Design & Color Consultation

Making color choices can be difficult. We’ll talk about how to make paint color choices for interior and exterior painting projects and facts and tips to consider before making those choices. We’ll also cover choosing colors for carpet, tile, flooring, cabinets, countertops, etc.

Bringing Daylight Into The Home

1 pm

Room 213

Dan Wingess, Solar Midwest

Learn about the benefits of daylight and how to incorporate it into your remodeling project.