Are you trying to spruce up your home so you can sell for top dollar in today’s hot market? Or maybe you have decided to stay put and want to redecorate your forever home. Perhaps you want to build from the foundation up.
Whatever you’re planning, Nashville Home Show attendees will come away with ideas for DIY projects and meet dozens of vendors who can help make that dream home a reality.
The three-day event will be Sept.10-12 at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $10 at the box office and $8 online at https://nashvillehomeshow.mpetickets.com/.
The show is returning for the first time since 2019. Last year’s show was canceled because of the pandemic.
“We can’t wait to bring back the Nashville Home Show to the Middle Tennessee community,” said Tami Bailey, Nashville show manager.
“As the largest producer of home shows in North America, we are excited to offer Nashvillians a one-stop shopping event for their next home and entertainment project as the demands continue to grow in the area,” she said.
Those attending the show will hear from experts in all aspects of renovation and construction, from the heating and cooling system that keeps the home comfortable to decorating ideas for the whole house. There will be floor-to-ceiling ideas for every room, from the living room and bedrooms to the kitchen and baths. Even the garage is included. So are the lawn and garden.
Show highlights include a luxury tent experience from Let it B Love, an event and styling company that specializes in children’s luxury parties, and an exhibit by The Flying Ham, a glamping (glamorous camping) company that rents vintage campers and glamping tents.
“People are working on all rooms in the home. Living room and master bedroom updates topped our client’s wish lists, followed by the usual kitchens and bathrooms. There is a lot of interest in wallpaper, which is great for a refresh or when you are doing a whole room redesign,” said Bohnne Jones, who operates Decorating Den Interiors.
Her team will be talking with show attendees about the latest in window coverings including draperies, shades and blinds and how to incorporate them into your home automation.
“Other innovations in window covering include shades in 805 colors with coordinating patterns for draperies, and if we can’t find the right color in 805, we can custom design patterns and/or colors,” said Jones.
Who’s renovating and redecorating? It seems like everyone, said Susan Minzak, who operates Nashville Quality Granite.
“During COVID we were very busy,” she said.
“A new kitchen counter is not the most expensive project but it yields a lot of money for your home. It’s one of those projects where you can spend a lot of money or a little, and it has a big effect. It really changes the look of your kitchen and really increases the value of your home,” said Minzak.
Brett Tudor of TLC’s “Trading Spaces” is this year’s celebrity guest. He will be showcased on the main stage, among others.
Tudor enrolled in carpentry school after being medically discharged from the U.S. Air Force after tearing his Achilles tendon while training. His carpentry school experience led Tudor to flipping houses in Austin, Texas, where he founded Property Doctors Home Inspections.
He is a licensed professional inspector, licensed OSSF septic system installer, residential energy auditor, rainwater harvesting system installer and rainwater system inspector.
During the show, Habitat for Humanity will showcase unique items available in its ReStores, which sell donated items such as used kitchen and bath fixtures at steep discounts to anyone decorating or remodeling on a budget. Habitat uses the proceeds to help fund its home-building efforts.
Attendees will learn about Habitat’s free DeConstruct program. Instead of paying a demolition crew, anyone renovating a home can call Habitat. Volunteers will remove countertops, cabinets, doors, kitchen and bath fixtures and other items for sale in the ReStores.