Got cabin fever? If your ready to cure those winter blues, then visit the Builders Association of Kosciusko Fulton Counties Home and Outdoor Show March 7-9 at Superior Group, 3144 East U.S. 30, Warsaw. Kosciusko REMC is sponsoring the event.
This is the 15th year for the show, which promises 90 vendors ready to help plan home improvement projects for the upcoming year. Joni Truex, executive officer, BAKFC said there will be something for everyone whether sprucing up the interior or exterior of a home.
“We’ll have builders, mortgage and insurance providers, specialty concrete companies, landscape experts, lawn and garden tools, decking, windows, doors, cabinetry, everything you can think of for the home,” she said. “In addition, some of our vendors will have live demonstrations of their products, and of course, everyone will be happy to answer any questions that you have.”
Truex said homeowners are looking for new ways to simplify their lives and enjoy their home at every stage of their lives. Smart technology is still very fresh along with home theater spaces, pools, outdoor kitchens and other amenities they may have had to leave home to enjoy in the past. She says homeowners want to relax with the family and entertain friends easily and without a lot of fuss.
“What they aren’t looking for are products that require a lot of maintenance,” said Truex. “People want to live in their homes, not work on them. They want additions that give them a bigger bang for their buck and allow them to enjoy their home even more.”
Truex said that warmer temperatures and budding trees seem to inspire homeowners to think about upcoming home improvement projects, and with the winter we have endured, she suspects people will do more on the exterior of their homes this year.
“Lawn and garden is always big, but I think people are eager to get outside and enjoy some warmer weather, and our landscaping and outdoor experts will have plenty to show and share,” she said.
She adds that she expects a good crowd to this year’s event and that visitors are diverse in their needs.
“Some people just want to get out for the day, while others have a specific project in mind. Others want to see the latest and greatest of what is out there or get ideas for something that they want to do down the road,” she says. “Either way, it’s a great place to gather, meet the local experts and do some research.”
The Home and Outdoor Show hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $5. For more information, visit www.bakfc.com.