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Spring Will be in the Air at Old House New House Home Show

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  • Brian O'Malley, Certified Landscape Designer with Prestige Nursery Garden Center based in West Chicago, will present a daily workshop on "Landscaping - Design Basics and Trends."

    Brian O'Malley, Certified Landscape Designer with Prestige Nursery Garden Center based in West Chicago, will present a daily workshop on "Landscaping - Design Basics and Trends."
    Brian O'Malley of Prestige Nursery Garden Center

Laura McNamara

Join 300 award-winning contractors, talented designers and skilled craftsmen at The Old House New House Home Show, February 8th, 9th and 10th for expert advice and creative solutions on home beautification, remodeling and improvement. The latest in kitchens, baths, basements, additions, architecture, landscaping, green innovations, interior design, painting, decorating, roofing, waterproofing, home automation, audio-video integration, HVAC, insulation, windows, doors and more will be featured in the Mega Expo Center and Ballroom at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main Street in St. Charles. Show hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Since 1984, this event has been an outstanding resource for homeowners to investigate options, research solutions and make well-informed decisions on home improvement projects. Adult admission is $7; seniors' (over 62) admission is $4. Children (under 18) attend free. Parking is free. A portion of the ticket proceeds benefits The Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley and its ReStore, based in Elgin.

Inspiring daily workshops are included with admission:

Landscaping -- Design Basics and Trends Join Brian O'Malley, Certified Landscape Designer with Prestige Nursery and Garden Center for "outdoor living done right." Explore design tips for successful landscaping, improved curb appeal and beautiful backyards. Enjoy expert advice on new trends such as sustainable living, backyard chickens and container gardening. Learn how to assess and prioritize your landscaping needs with this seasoned professional each day at noon.

Beautiful Bathrooms Make-over your bathroom with helpful guidance and savvy suggestions from Laura Gleamza of Laura Gwyn Interiors. An Illinois Licensed Interior Designer, Laura has been creating lovely home surroundings for over 20 years. Join Laura at 1:00 each day to discover the latest innovations in bathroom remodeling. With careful consideration and mindful design, learn to construct a comfortable, luxurious bathroom.

Designing Your Dream Kitchen Each day at 2:00, Scott Skiermanski with Stoneridge Builders will present his adept and accomplished approach to kitchen design and renovation. Learn the components necessary for an eye-catching layout, maximize storage, flow and functionality and enjoy engaging "before and after" photos. Scott is an NAHB Certified Green Builder with Energy Star Designation and an exceptional guide for homeowners investigating the remodeling process.

Attendees can enter to win the Grand Prize of a $1,000 home show gift certificate to use with the exhibitor of their choice. No purchase necessary. See web site for contest rules and past prize winners.

For more information on event specifics, an up-to-date exhibitor list, directions or a printable $1 off admission coupon, please visit or call 630/515-1160.

About Kennedy Productions, Inc.

Since 1977, the Kennedy family has been carefully crafting, presenting, managing and hosting quality events, including The Old House New House Home Show held twice yearly at Pheasant Run Resort. This women-owned business researches and selects top-notch companies with cutting-edge products and superior services to provide a reliable resource for homeowners. For more information please visit