Home Show offers plenty of design inspiration

A sure sign that spring is arriving is the Red Deer Home Show!

If you haven’t been or if you make this a yearly ritual, I look forward to seeing you there! This is the place to be for any of you wanting to upgrade or trade in your home in search of a new property.

Over the years I have been involved in the spring show from every capacity from window coverings, paint, flooring and now home sales. It will be a different experience for me to be at the show as a new realtor and I look forward to seeing many familiar faces. Please stop by the Realty in Red Deer booth and say hello, I always love hearing from my readers – your support means so much to me.

While wandering the aisles of the home show you will be delighted to see all the options available for home renovations both indoor and outdoor.

I love looking at the landscaping booths and always stop and drool over the hot tubs. My dream is to someday have a beautifully landscaped yard with a hot tub, gazebo and fire pit.

My perfect yard will have contoured paths finished in beautiful brick pavers which meander through perfectly timed and colourful flowerbeds. Birds will light upon my shoulder and sing their songs as I stroll through softly lit pathways, making my way to my outdoor spa retreat.

I know, that sounds like a fairy tale but if you take time with a talented landscape designer you will see that these dream gardens are absolutely possible.

They may not be able to guarantee the resting birds but they can suggest the proper flowers to entice certain species to hang out in your yard.

The pathways and gazebo options are available to anyone who has a creative outlook on their yard. With a little ingenuity and some weeding (except in my magical flower beds where there are no weeds), you can have a beautifully landscaped yard.

This is just the thing that the home show offers to aspiring homeowners.

It is full of options and ideas to help spark creativity and to get you excited for spring. The premise of the home show is to entice you to begin that long put-off project and to get the wheels of your imagination spinning in a smooth forward motion.

You will leave the trade show with the newest, coolest gadget, some wonderful home made bread and hope for winning some of those give away draws you entered.

This is truly the parade of the best and brightest in Central Alberta, all put on display for you to enjoy.

Take some time, stop and chat with the vendors and see what is new in all things home. You will only have one opportunity to have all of this information on display and it is such a time saver to collect information, emails and ideas.

Most vendors offer some sort of home show discount for stopping into their booth so be sure to ask for any specials that are being offered.

So we have a date? I will see you this weekend at the Home Show! Please stop and say hello, we have a candy bar at our booth and you don’t want to miss out on that! Happy Home show everyone.

Kim Wyse is a local freelance designer. Find her on facebook at ‘Ask a Designer’.