Idea Center – Great Ideas Start Here!

Do you have a project or idea and need some help or advice?

Our experts offer free, one-on-one consultations to help turn your ideas into reality!

Bring ideas, photos, sketches and questions, and our experts will help you determine the best route for your project. There’s no cost or obligation – just experts willing to help.

Before you browse the fair, stop by for a free consultation so you know exactly what you’re looking for.

Meet the 2024 Experts  

The following experts were available for free consultations at the 2024 West Metro Home Remodeling Fair.  Come to the Fair prepared with photos or sketches and to ask questions specific to your home or yard.


Architecture and Design

  • Acacia Architects Jeremiah Battles specializes in architectural services for remodeling, additions and new homes with an emphasis on sustainability and environmentally friendly design.
  • EJ Hansen Eric Hansen AIA has provided residential design for renovation and new homes, cabins, Accessible Dwelling Units’s, garages, interior design, cabinetry for over 28 years.
  • Nicolelli Architects, LLCGene Nicolelli is an Aging-in-Place expert with 46 years of experience in residential design that accommodate changing lifestyles and evolving needs.

Kitchen Design

  •  OA Design + Build + Architecture – Paul Karlson, from the award-winning OA Design+Build+Architecture, will be on hand to help match the architecture and characteristics of your existing home for renovations or additions, and the shape of the land and surrounding environment for new homes. 

Interior Design

  • Pappas Design, LLC – Mary Jane Pappas will help you evaluate your existing space and see how well it meets your needs. Then she’ll make recommendations to modify or re-purpose rooms so your whole house works for you. 

City and Public Information Resources

After your free consultation, don’t miss our city and public information booths to learn more about requirements, permits, resources, safety and more.