Get Ideas, Inspiration and Expert Advice at the St. Louis Area’s Largest Fall Home Event

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The Builders Home & Remodeling Show, produced by the Home Builders Association of St. Louis, gives area consumers the opportunity to see, learn about and buy the latest home products and services from 200 companies in one place.

The Home & Remodeling Show gives area homeowners a great opportunity to get a head start on those fall and winter projects, with ideas and information from local experts, says Tammy Ridgley, Home Show Manager.

The Builders Home & Remodeling Show, produced by the Home Builders Association, returns to the St. Charles Convention Center September 25-27. The Show gives St. Louisans the opportunity to see 200 companies in 300 booths on both levels of the Convention Center. Show visitors can see, learn about and buy the latest home products and services from many local companies in one place. The Show has free admission and free parking.

The Show features a variety of home improvement items for inside and outside the home, including kitchen and bath designs and fixtures, flooring, window treatments, decks, fencing, windows, siding, doors and so much more. Visiting the Show will save local consumers time and money, help them with their home improvement projects and give them the opportunity to have a fun day out as a family.

Don Engebretson, The Renegade Gardener, is a former Field Editor and garden scout for Better Homes and Gardens magazine and writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines across the country. He’s also well known to HGTV fans for the four seasons he spent as gardening guru on the hit show, TIPical Mary Ellen, plus his on-camera work as landscape design expert on the popular PBS how-to program, HOMETIME. An award-winning writer and author of five books, he is a professional landscape designer as well as creator of, one of the Web’s oldest and most-linked gardening sites.

Engebretson has a witty, insightful take on the state of gardening in America today. He preaches that the joy of gardening comes from experimentation, and a passion for gardening comes from failing, laughing, learning and succeeding. Attendees will learn tips and techniques to help them become better gardeners and create the yard and garden they’ve always wanted. Seminar topics include Preparing the Landscape for Winter – and Planning for Spring, Crafting Cool & Creative Containers and Common Gardening Myths and the Mayhem They Cause.

Additional seminars at the Home Idea Stage include Questions to Ask before Hiring a Contractor, presented by KMOX Home Answer Man, Scott Mosby, and Choosing the Proper Appliances for YOUR Kitchen Remodel, by Callier & Thompson Kitchen Bath and Appliance.

The Show offers help for people planning a fall party or looking for help with menus for holiday get-togethers. The Party Flavors Sampling Event, new to the Show, offers samples of a variety of foods and beverages as well as items for purchase. Visitors can discover local favorites and find just the right ingredients for their next party. Items to sample and/or for purchase include smoked and cured meats and sausages, nuts, cheeses, apples, donuts, pies, salsas, pickles, cider and wine.

The Home & Remodeling Show is always a family-friendly destination. This year the circus comes to the Show. Visitors can attend fun shows by Circus Kaput’s amazing performers, with magic, juggling, unicyclists and comedy. There will also be pumpkin painting, courtesy of Mills Apple Farm. It is free for kids 12 and under while supplies last.

The holidays are coming, and attendees can learn how to enhance their homes with fantastic floral decorations. Walter Knoll Fall Floral Seminars offer a hands-on experience with flowers and are presented by Walter Knoll Florist’s world-class design team. Attendees create their own bouquet to take home or give as a gift. They can choose from several types of bouquets, each valued at $80 or more. Classes have a nominal $10 fee.

Great bargains await at the Habitat ReStore Building Products Warehouse Sale, with a variety of home improvement merchandise at great values. Some items include light fixtures with an oil rubbed bronze finish (chandeliers for $20 and flush mounts for $10), incandescent light bulbs ($1 for a 4-pack or $10 for a case of 48) and Minwax floor cleaning kits for $5 or replacement pads for $1 each. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County.

The Home Show is the destination for those looking for a new spa. The Spa Showcase has a variety of spas from multiple manufacturers, brought to the Show by Mr. B’s Pool Centers, Prestige Pools and Spas, and Pool King Recreation. Attendees can shop and compare a wide variety of spas with all the latest features, including popular swim spas, and decide which one fits their lifestyle best.

The Show is once again hosting a Food Drive. Visitors can donate non-perishable food items to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. They are looking for non-perishable food in non-breakable containers. Suggested items include: peanut butter, tuna, canned meats and beans; canned fruits and vegetables, fruit juice, jellies, jams and dried fruit; cereal, oatmeal, rice and crackers; pasta and sauce, boxed meals, soups and stews; and baby products like powdered formula, baby food, diapers and wipes.

Show visitors can register to win a 13-piece knife set from Cutco Cutlery (an $844 value). This set features super-sharp American-made cooking knives that deliver clean cuts and make prep work fast and easy. The winner will appreciate these knives and Cutco’s Forever Guarantee.

The Home & Remodeling Show is the opportunity to visit 300 booths featuring the latest products and services for the home all under one roof. Show visitors are invited to bring their questions and plans and talk to the experts. More than 200 companies can help them find what they need to get those home projects done.

Show hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. Admission and parking are free. Visit for details.

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