This week we present a reward for your loyal readership of the FazBlog. We are switching our Finance 101 piece for our Home Improvement update in order to serve you, our clients. We have been inundated with free passes to the 2012 Home and Landscape Expo at the Metrodome. The expo’s first weekend is over; however you can use the passes for Friday, Saturday or Sunday (January 13th – 15th). Please contact your favorite Roger Fazendin agent and tell them you would like free passes to the Expo mentioned in the Fazblog. For your convenience I have linked our agents contact page here!
We took the liberty of attending the event this past weekend to fill you in on what you can expect at the expo. The expo includes around 200 different vendors ready to answer your home and yard renovation needs. To help navigate those 200 different vendors we looked back at our previous Home Improvement Tip entries.
In our first entry you maybe remember Dick Willis confidently exclaiming, “kitchens and bathrooms sell houses;” as a couple of RFR agents explained that repairs on your kitchen and bathroom offer the biggest return on investment. The biggest return was the kitchen so let’s start there. A couple suggestions that the agents offered were new appliances and granite countertops. A vendor you may want to visit with is Kitchen Made Simple. They offer design and functionality for the whole kitchen. They are also offering a free measure design and consultation for hearing about their services. As far as bathrooms go, we spent some time talking with Rebath on some ideas for a bathroom. Additionally, Bath Fitters held a seminar on the do’s & don’ts for bathroom design. Both vendors were offering free estimates and discounts on their products.
Our second entry featured ideas and concepts on how to add pizazz to your rooms. Shelley Geenen demonstrated how paint and flooring could tie rooms together. Lakeside Hardwood Flooring not only offered a discount, but also examples of their simple and complex designs. Meanwhile, vendors such as Cetrapro were offering deals on their professional painting service. There were no specific seminars planned for this type of interior design, but you could always re-read Shelley’s tips when considering paint and flooring.
Furthermore, parking was a breeze and the crowds were manageable. You can conveniently park in the back of the Metrodome for 5 dollars. The crowd at the expo was easy to navigate and not overwhelming. You could walk around without each vendor looking to pitch their product, but still get the advice of a professional after a brief wait.
Hopefully our previous entries have given you direction in your renovation plans. The Home and Landscape Expo maybe a good stop en route to your final dream home destination. Next Tuesday, we are back with you via our Finance 101 segment. As always thank you for reading, and don’t forget to request your free tickets to the Home and Landscape Expo this weekend.