Annual event is the largest home show of its kind in Northern Colorado
By L.L. Charles, At Home
The anticipation is building for the 2017 Home & Remodeling Show, Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12. The event has become an annual tradition for Do-It-Yourselfers, home improvement fans and just about anyone who enjoys making their house a home. You’re practically guaranteed to leave with new ideas and inspirations.
The show is proudly presented by the Home Builders Association of Northern Colorado in the First National Bank Expo Hall at The Ranch in Loveland. Attendees can visit over 130 booths displaying the latest trends in decorating, gardening, remodeling, window treatments, solar, landscaping, kitchens and baths, do-it-yourself, flooring, windows and doors, siding, HVAC, spas, outdoor entertainment and many other home related products and services.
There will be games and activities for the kids, a live demonstration stage, and entertainment for all. The 4-H dance group and “amazing” dog performances are on the schedule. Local mascots and sports figures will be dropping in for photos and autographs, too.
The very popular “Ask a Remodeler” booth returns again this year, staffed by members of the NOCO HBA Professional Remodelers Council. Bring your remodeling questions and ideas and get free advice from these local experts.
“The support for the show this year is tremendous,” says Gregory Miedema, NOCO HBA executive officer. “The show continues to grow year after year. We have seen a 40 percent increase in the number of exhibitors this year, which is a strong statement for the state of our local businesses and the economy.”
The Home Builders Association of Northern Colorado sees the annual show as an excellent opportunity for community outreach and promoting the home building industry. “This includes anyone who may be choosing a career… the home building industry is strong and offers some very well paying jobs that will sustain you across your entire career,” Miedema explains. “We are still working in a situation where demand for our product exceeds the supply, and a skilled, trained workforce is an important part of the solution.”
Loveland’s Aims Community College will be hosting an exhibition trailer promoting their construction management program. Aims staff will be available to answer your questions.
Miedema also sees a continued need for more housing for first-time buyers. Anticipated changes currently being worked on in the Colorado legislature are expected to allow builders to shift their focus from apartment construction to attached housing, such as condominiums and townhomes. These homes are often the choice for first-timers who want to participate in the benefits of home ownership.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a food item for the Larimer and Weld Food Banks and enter the daily drawings for great prizes.
The Home & Remodeling Show is the largest home show of its kind in Northern Colorado. Admission and parking is free to the 2017 NOCO HBA Home & Remodeling Show. Visit NOCO HBA’s website for additional information at nocohba.com or call the NOCO HBA office at 970.686.2798.