After 34 years at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Home Remodeling & Decorating Show will be held at the Santa Monica Civic Center Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6.
Billed as the oldest and largest continually running home show in Southern California, the event will emphasize “green products” this year with special workshops on “Greening your Home One Step at a Time,” and the city of Santa Monica’s Energy and Green Building Department will offer tips. The event includes hundreds of home improvement exhibitors and thousands of new products, services and ideas.
The show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 5 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 6 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St.
Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom and City Council members, along with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and other city dignitaries will cut the green ribbon to inaugurate the first Home Show in the city.
Actor Michael Corbett, host of NBC’s Extra’s “Mansions & Millionaires” and the network’s Real Estate and Lifestyle correspondent, will be signing his best selling book “Before You Buy” Saturday afternoon, March 5. Celebrity real estate broker Sally Forster Jones, the agent for the $150 million Spelling estate in Beverly Hills, will offer a seminar on high end home sales.
The show will also feature a number of do-it-yourself workshops, cooking demonstrations with Santa Monica Farmers Market chefs, gardening tips offered by radio and TV master gardener Nick Federoff and Feng Shui techniques for the home from author and design professional P.K. Odie. Several food trucks will be parked at the show including Border Grill, Baby’s Badass Burgers and Frysmith gourmet French fries.
The Santa Monica Red Cross will be offering emergency preparedness kits for home use in case of earthquakes, floods, fires or any other household emergencies.
The Annual Home Remodeling & Decorating Show is sponsored by the Santa Monica Daily Press and The Home Improvement Guide, and produced by the N.E.C. Group, Inc. It is the only home show exclusively endorsed and approved by The League of California Homeowners.
Special features also include the World of Kitchens, featuring Wolf ranges and appliances, the Dream Backyard (spas, decks, gazebos, barbecues, and fountains) and Evelyn Gray of Organized for Success.
Admission is $7.75 for adults, $5 for seniors (55 and older) and children under 12 are free.
For information, www.thehomeshow.com.