Get your project off on the right foot with a visit to the renovation show
IT’S January, and that means it’s time for the Winnipeg Renovation Show, running Jan. 15 to Jan. 17 at the RBC Convention Centre. This show has always kicked off the new year for home renovations. and we lead the nation in that department. Manitoba is the only province where more money is spent on renovations than new home construction on a consistent basis. Winnipeg has the third-oldest housing stock in Canada, so home renovations are a very big part of our lifestyle. Nowhere else can you find this much product and expertise under one roof. The Winnipeg Renovation Show is unique in that it provides an avenue for consumers to test the renovation market. The Ask a Renovator booth is staffed with professional Manitoba Home Builders’ Association RenoMark renovators who are available to answer your questions about a job you may be planning or just dreaming about. They are there to provide free 15-minute consultations to help steer you in the right direction toward an enjoyable and exciting upgrade to your home. Just come to the show and you will be able to pick the brain of one of Manitoba’s finest renovators. Whether the job is big or small, whether it’s something you’re committed to or just thinking about, whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or looking for professional help, this is the place to address your needs. Start your renovation off on the right foot with professional advice. The show opens Friday at noon and continues until 6 p.m. Sunday. Bryan Baeumler is a special guest speaker on the lifestyle stage. Baeumler, of course, is a well-known HGTV host and bestselling author. Baeumler will be speaking Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. It’s rush seating, so get there early. Your ticket to the show gets you in to see him and all of the other presenters. There is also a fabulous raffle opportunity at the show featuring a $10,000 kitchen makeover courtesy of Springfield Woodworking. All proceeds from the raffle go to Variety, the Children’s Charity. For more information, go to winnipegrenovationshow.com.
Mike Moore is president of the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association.