47th Tri-State Home Show Is This Weekend

Monday, February 18, 2013

The 47th Tri-State Home Show will be at the Chattanooga Convention Center, Friday through Sunday. There will be builders and remodelers at the show who can discuss building a dream home or making a current home the dream home you have always wanted. There will also be and a chance to win $25,000.

Two of the top remodeling projects are kitchens and baths. Organizers said, "Come see the latest kitchen cabinets, countertops, tile, and flooring. Come get decorating ideas for your home."

There will be products/services at the home show for your maintenance and remodeling needs: windows, doors, siding, painters, roofers, gutters, air conditioning, and the list goes on and on.

The home show displays beautiful landscaping.  Outdoor living is still popular. Organizers said, "Come talk with someone about landscaping your yard, building a pool or outdoor fireplace, outdoor lighting, decks, sunrooms, pergolas, and outdoor kitchens."

"Come talk with a realtor who can help you buy or sell your home.  There will be companies that can help you finance your home or remodeling project."

There will be something for everyone at the home show: Saturday – Star War Characters (11 a.m.-5 p.m.), Race Car driver John Andretti by Window World (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), Sunday - Lookout Looie with free kid tickets.  There will be other kid activities throughout the weekend. 

Come see the new improved Man Cave. 

The show will be Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $7, and children 16 and under are free.  Seniors receive $2 off on Friday.  Bring a can good for the food bank Saturday and Sunday and receive $1 off. There will be wheelchairs available.

A portion of the proceeds goes to the Chattanooga Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.

 


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