NARI Home Improvement Show January 17 to 20 at IX Center

January 11, 2019

NARI Home Improvement Show January 17 to 20 at IX Center

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Whether it’s a new roof or a fresh coat of paint, if you’re a homeowner, chances are you’d love to - or you must - make some improvements come spring.

Need advice? If so, it wouldn’t hurt to stop by the 38th annual National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Home Improvement Show that happens Thursday through Sunday, January 17 to 20, at the IX Center.

Hundreds of Northeast Ohio remodelers will be on hand to offer guidance on any home improvement project, large or small. Individual booths will accommodate chats with professionals, and seminars will range from “Turn Your Backyard Into a Personal Retreat” to “Designing for Wellness,” to “SmartHome Technology with Alexa/Google.”

“The NARI Show has always been about being on the cutting edge of what homeowners want,” said Kathy Masterson, Executive Director of NARI Greater Cleveland. “This year it’s all about technology and our features will reflect that.”

There’s even a raffle for new roof.

Mike Holmes, a Canadian builder/contractor and TV host, is dropping by. Starting with “Holmes on Homes,” he rescues homeowners in Toronto from renovations gone wrong. He continued that role with “Holmes Inspection” and eventually became a judge on the HGTV show “Handyman Superstar Challenge” and its American counterpart, “All American Handyman.” Holmes will appear on the Main Stage at noon and 5 p.m. Saturday.

“We’re very excited to have him at the show,” Masterson said. “He has a make it right attitude that really connects with people.”

Ohio State Waterproofing is bringing back Gary Sullivan to broadcast his nationally syndicated radio show “At Home with Gary Sullivan” 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

This year’s attractions include a super-smart kitchen created by Ken and Sue Perrin of Artistic Renovations in Seven Hills.

“The appliances are WiFi enabled so you can talk to them when you’re not at home,” Ken Perrin said in a release. “With a phone app, you can download recipes, pre-heat your oven and hit the roast button remotely. We even have a refrigerator equipped with a camera inside so you can see what you need at the grocery store.”

Another is the Great Indoor/Outdoor Living Oasis by Land Creations Landscaping in Columbia Station and Remodel Me Today in Chagrin Falls. The Old World Artisan kitchen will be designed with custom cabinetry, vinyl plank flooring, a stone fireplace and an office area. The outdoor area includes a patio with an outdoor kitchen and an entertainment area with furniture and a bar.

Part of what NARI does is to encourage young people to consider going into building trades. As they’ve done in years past, future remodelers – possibly - from Polaris and Medina County Career Centers designed and built birdhouses that will be raffled to benefit the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Tickets will be available at the APL Adopt-A-Pet exhibit.

The drawing for “The Great Big Roofing Giveaway” by Absolute Roofing & Construction in Cleveland is 2 p.m. Sunday. The roof is value at $15,000 and the winner up to a 40-square shingle roof on a residential home in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Lorain, Summit or Medina counties; the removal of an existing shingle roof and haul away, ice guard per applicable building code, synthetic underlayment, drip edge, flashing, Owens-Corning DURATION shingles and clean up.

For more of what’s happening, including a pool show, place for kids to play, above-ground pool exhibit and the complete schedule, go to narihomeshow.com.

Hours and tickets

Show hours are noon to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $14 for adults; free for those ages 16 and younger. Seniors 62 and older and all military get half-price admission Thursday only. Ladies receive half-price Friday only until 2 p.m.

Discount coupons for $2 available at local Sherwin-Williams stores, Circle K, Discount Drug Mar, Mr. Hero locations and at narihomeshow.com.

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