HGTV Experts Give Advice on Trendy Topics at the St. Louis Builders Home & Garden Show February 26 - March 1

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Deek Diedricksen, host of HGTV’s Tiny House Builders, and Shannon Quimby, HGTV alumni and salvage designer, will appear at the Builders Home & Garden Show at America’s Center and Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis

"The Home Show has the experts and information on today's hottest home improvement topics," says Tammy Ridgley, Show Manager.

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen, host and designer for HGTV’s Tiny House Builders, will build an 8’x8’ micro cabin at the Home & Garden Show and present seminars about cost-cutting building and decorating. Deek is the former host for HGTV's Extreme Small Spaces, YouTube's Tiny Yellow House, author of “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks,” and the man behind Relaxshacks.com. Deek will be building the home with his brother, small house dweller and environmental toxicologist, Dustin "Dr. Demolition" Diedricksen. The two have built and designed for the History Channel, DIY Network and HGTV and have hosted several independent hands-on design workshops around the country. Deek and Dustin also built an off-grid cabin in the woods of Vermont at the ages of 18 and 22. Deek's work has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, China Times, Seattle Times, UK Daily News, on NPR, CBS, ABC and beyond. His new book "Microshelters" will be published in September 2015 through Storey Press.

During the Home & Garden Show, Deek and Dustin will be doing a live build of a modern A-frame micro cabin, with the incorporation of salvaged materials. While only around 8' by 8' at its base, this little backyard cabin, shed, reading/writing retreat or art studio will feel much larger because of its height and its entirely-clear front facade, covered by Tuftex polycarbonate. Best yet, this easy-to-construct cabin, designed by Deek, can be completed for less than $1,000 and in just a couple of days. Built in cooperation with Refab, the micro cabin will be sold by silent auction at the Show, with the proceeds benefiting the Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association.

The brothers will also be presenting a seminar, Building and Decorating Your Home for a Heck of a Lot Less. In their seminar, Deek and Dustin will focus on their specialty - construction and décor with free, found, salvaged and repurposed materials. Attendees will be given a peek into Deek and Dustin’s past work and mindset, then they will learn new ideas, both whimsical and more straight-laced, of how free junk or cost-cutting measures can be incorporated into future projects. See them on the Lifestyle Stage, Booth 108, Friday and Saturday at 4:00 pm.

Shannon Quimby is one of the nation’s leading salvage design experts. Fans of HGTV remember Shannon from Country Style, where she was the Design Expert, and as the Designer for season 2 of My First Place. She has been featured on all the major networks, NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX. Her book “Color, Create, Decorate” features fun home and garden recyclable DIY projects for the whole family. Her home is featured in and she has contributed to two additional books – “Salvage Secrets” and “Salvage Secrets, Design and Décor.” Shannon is also a Field Editor for Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV and Country Living magazines, along with many other national publications. She loves to garage sale and hit the thrift stores whenever she can. “I prefer dumpster diving over diamonds any day,” says Shannon.

Because of Shannon’s easy to follow salvage design and décor ideas, she has created a loud buzz in the world of trying to decrease waste. Her creative do-it-yourself projects of reusing, recycling and renewing common household items for home décor reflect today’s lifestyle of sustainable living and salvage designed interiors and gardens, with people using what they’ve got, rather than buying new. Shannon will inspire show attendees to roll up their sleeves and go dumpster diving! In her seminar, Salvage Junk Yard into Garden Design and Décor, she will share tons of creative ways to rethink, reuse and refurbish trash that will make gardens shine. And in her seminar, Salvage Interior DIY Design and Décor, she will demonstrate how to reuse, recycle and add style and flare to the interior of the home - and help the environment too. Shannon’s zany and fun-packed salvage lifestyle presentations are full of original and cost effective design and décor ideas from common household junk that will make people keep asking for more, more, more!

Show visitors will also learn about the biggest reuse project of Shannon’s career - infusing 100% of an old dilapidated home into a new home construction - it’s the REX Project, Reuse Everything eXperiment. Attendees of this seminar will get a visual tour of the nation’s first home built without a dumpster and learn how to save thousands of dollars by reusing and recycling construction materials. Shannon will teach people how to get connected with the best green contractors and suppliers and share salvage design and decorating ideas.

Attend Shannon’s seminars on the Lifestyle Stage, Booth 108. She will present Salvage Junk Yard into Garden Design and Décor on Thursday at 1:00 and 6:00 and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00. Attend Salvage Interior DIY Design and Décor on Thursday and Sunday at 3:00 and on Friday and Saturday at 6:00. REX Project, Reuse Everything eXperiment will be presented on Friday and Saturday at 3:00.

The Lifestyle Stage is sponsored by KSDK.

For more information and complete stage schedules, visit http://www.stlhomeshow.com.

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