Renovation questions? Ask the experts at the Home + Backyard Show

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Whether you’re contemplating a small DIY project or planning for a major renovation, the 2024 Home + Backyard Show, presented by RE/MAX, is a unique opportunity to hear innovative ideas, talk to professional renovators and discover the latest home improvement trends. Featuring more than 250 vendors and experts, the Home + Backyard Show runs from Feb 2-4 at The International Centre in Mississauga. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at homeandbackyardshow.com.

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Planning a renovation may seem daunting, but the 2024 Home + Backyard Show has your back with all the help and advice you need. On the main stage, hear from industry leaders, including RenoMark experts, on tips for designing the perfect kitchen, best practices for net-zero renovations, and how to create functional spaces. At the DIY Centre, skilled professionals will provide insights into tackling small projects and mastering essential skills, like how to safely use power tools.

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At the Ask an Expert booth, RenoMark renovators will offer free 15-minute consultations, providing personalized advice based on your renovation ideas, pictures and floorplans. Given the limited timeslots, be sure to book yours upon arrival at the show. At the Speaker’s Lounge on Friday at 5 p.m., learn the best way to engage a contractor with practical advice from a RenoMark expert.

When it comes to significant renovations involving structural changes or intricate plumbing or electrical work, it’s crucial to use a trusted professional. The Home + Backyard show proudly features RenoMark renovators, easily identifiable by the distinctive RenoMark logo on their booths. These renovators adhere to a stringent code of conduct, providing homeowners with peace of mind through a minimum one-year warranty, a minimum of $2 million liability insurance and detailed written contracts.

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But this show isn’t just about your home – it’s also about your backyard, too. New for 2024 is the Ask a Gardener booth where visitors can meet with trained horticulturalists and master gardeners who will share gardening tips and best practices for caring for all-season plants. Also new this year is the Children’s Garden that’s offering hands-on learning opportunities about gardening and craft activities that are suitable for all ages.

The Home + Backyard Show is only two weeks away, so head over to homeandbackyardshow.com to get your tickets and plan your visit. See you there!

Dave Wilkes is President and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the GTA. For the latest industry news and new home data, visit www.bildgta.ca.

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