37th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show Features Set for Sept. 7 & 8
Westalke Village, CA, August 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Homeowners who are planning home improvement projects can talk to professionals and get lots of ideas and advice at the 37th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show. The fall show is Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza (880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village). Gourmet food trucks will be at the show on Saturday, September 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
“The Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show is the largest home show in the area with local kitchen and bath contractors, landscapers, roofers and interior designers,” says Rick Goodman, the show’s organizer. More than 150 home improvement specialists take part in the event each year. “The show is a great opportunity to learn about the latest designs and technology for local experts," says Goodman.
“Kitchens and baths are still the most popular remodels and are among the highest return on investment when you sell your home,” says Bob Sturgeon, president of Westside Remodeling, Inc., a show exhibitor and one of the top remodeling companies in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. “Outdoor ‘rooms’ are gaining in popularity featuring kitchens, living rooms with fireplaces, beautiful lighting, space heaters, fans, TVs and surround sound.”
Sturgeon, whose company is based in Thousand Oaks, says that while granite slabs are still popular for countertops, about half of his jobs are now using quartz products. “Quartz is nonporous and does not need to be sealed periodically,” he says. “It’s stronger and more durable than granite and lends itself to a cleaner, more contemporary look.”
Westside’s customers now prefer medium to dark stain colors or painted cabinets. “Full extension, soft close drawers are popular,” says Sturgeon. “Design trends are for cleaner lines that are less ornate with a more contemporary or ‘transitional’ look. In the last few years, glass tiles have exploded in popularity. They are beautiful and stylish but you really need to know what you’re doing to install them properly.”
One of the most neglected spaces in the house is the garage. Premier Garage, serving Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and portions of Los Angeles from its Oxnard location, will be at the show with ideas on how to make a garage more functional, efficient and organized. The company installs garage cabinets, organization systems and protective flooring.
For the garage, homeowners have the option of choosing maple, pewter, steel and power-coated off-floor cabinets and single color, chip coating or tile flooring. A vapor barrier is applied to the floor to protect against moisture and a polymer resin is applied as a topcoat as a sealant. “Our most popular floor-cabinet combination is Sedona-colored chip flooring with maple cabinets,” says Bob Parizo, owner of Premier Garage. “The cabinets and flooring are easy to clean and maintain compared to an unfinished garage. Once floor and cabinet styles are selected, it only takes two days to install the floor and one day to install the cabinets.”
The Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show, a bi-annual event since 1995, takes place in spring and fall. The entry fee at the door is $4 per person. For free tickets, go to www.facebook.com/ConejoValleyHomeShow. For more information, call 805-529-0760, go to www.conejovalleyhomeshow.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.