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Get tips, learn techniques at Old House New House Home Show

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  • At left, Luis Negron of Springsoft International Water Filtration in Bloomingdale talks with potential customers at a previous Old House New House show at Pheasant Run in St. Charles.

       At left, Luis Negron of Springsoft International Water Filtration in Bloomingdale talks with potential customers at a previous Old House New House show at Pheasant Run in St. Charles.
    DANIEL WHITE | Staff Photographer

  • The 27th annual Old House New House Home Show featured more than 250 vendors and 340 booths with everything from carpentry to landscaping.

       The 27th annual Old House New House Home Show featured more than 250 vendors and 340 booths with everything from carpentry to landscaping.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • John Psyhos of Performers Flooring and Design Gallery of Bloomingdale demonstrates floor sanding at The Old House New House Home Show at Pheasant Run Resort.

       John Psyhos of Performers Flooring and Design Gallery of Bloomingdale demonstrates floor sanding at The Old House New House Home Show at Pheasant Run Resort.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Randy Merritt of ArborVIEW, based out of Glen Ellyn and Warrenville, demonstrates the strength of memory plastic vinyl windows to Steve Baier of St. Charles by punching a sample at a previous Old House New House Home Show.

       Randy Merritt of ArborVIEW, based out of Glen Ellyn and Warrenville, demonstrates the strength of memory plastic vinyl windows to Steve Baier of St. Charles by punching a sample at a previous Old House New House Home Show.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 
Submitted by Kennedy Productions Inc.

Tips from the experts. The latest products for home repair and remodeling. Ideas for increasing your home's value.

You'll find them all this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30, at The Old House New House Home Show at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. (Route 64), St. Charles.

Meet local contractors, designers, craftsmen, carpenters, landscape architects and home maintenance specialists. Learn practical pointers, design basics and tips from the trades.

Now in its 28th year, this event attracts thousands of homeowners in search of solutions for home improvement projects. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Adult admission is $7; free for seniors ages 62 and older and children younger than 18. Parking is free.

A portion of the ticket proceeds benefits the Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley.

Homeowners can see the latest trends in kitchens, baths, basements, additions, architecture, landscaping, roofing, waterproofing, flooring, tile design, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, painting, decorating and more.

Catch the spark of creativity from industry experts, share ideas and gather the resources to tackle home improvements with ease. This event helps homeowners research options, demystify projects and learn the language of renovation.

Attendees can meet experts face-to-face, learn important factors to consider and make well-informed decisions for any home improvements, large or small.

A variety of workshops are included with admission.

Lou Manfredini, Mr. Fix It: Enjoy Lou's hands-on approach to homeownership. From maintenance and upkeep to cutting-edge green renovations, Lou shares his expertise and enthusiasm for home improvements.

'10 Steps to the Perfect Room': New this year, "10 Steps to the Perfect Room" by Sally Morse, creative director for Hunter Douglas. She will present this new workshop loaded with practical pointers and decorating know-how.

Learn the Secrets to a Great Kitchen: The design team from Normandy Remodelers will present this workshop. Learn the components necessary for an eye-catching layout, maximize flow and functionality and enjoy "Before and After" photos. Email photos of your kitchen challenges to info@kennedyproductions.com. Designers will select and spotlight a few key projects for inclusion in the workshop.

Dreaming of a New Bathroom?: This new workshop will present the latest trends in bathrooms. Discover the latest trends to create a comfortable and updated space. Learn about new technologies in floor warming, shower sprays and digital water controls to create your dream bath.

One homeowner will win the grand prize, a $1,000 home show gift certificate to use with the exhibitor of choice. No purchase is necessary. Visit the website for contest rules and past prize winners.

The remodeling trend continues to stay strong as many homeowners look to improve rather than move. The Old House New House Home Show provides an opportunity for enhancing, beautifying and reviving living spaces.

For a current exhibitor list, directions to Pheasant Run, contest rules, or a printable $1 off admission coupon, visit www.kennedyproductions.com or call (630) 515-1160.

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