by Anna Woodwick
Sun POST Newspapers
The Northwest Suburban Remodeling Fair is coming to Crystal just in time for those contemplating spring home improvement projects.
The 21st annual fair will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crystal Community Center. For the past two decades, 11 metro cities have joined to bring homeowners access to a host of resources to help make home improvement projects easier.
Produced by the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth and Robbinsdale, the event will feature 90 local exhibitors and free workshops throughout the day.
“There’s everything from windows and siding, to closet ideas and landscaping,” Beth Nelson, manager of the show, said. “There is a whole host of vendors to talk to and 15 do-it-yourself workshops for hands-on learning experience.”
Fair exhibitors will showcase items for renovation projects including the latest in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, cabinets, closet organization, flooring, additions, sunrooms, basement refinishing, energy efficient windows, gutters, siding and finance.
Nelson said the fair will also have in attendance master gardeners and architects that will look over yard or home plans and offer free advice.
“I like to wander throughout the trade show and resource room and pop in and out of the work shops,” Nelson said on her favorite part of the free event. “There’s so much going on that it’s fun to walk around and take it all in.”
9:30 a.m. – Rain gardening; wood windows – reconditioning or replacement; Update ideas for bathrooms
10:30 a.m. – Annual flowers for Minnesota; Storage options for closet organization; Exterior maintenance and trends
11:30 a.m. – Kitchen cabinet refacing; How to install tile floors; Backyard to Table – Secrets of successful vegetable gardening
12:30 p.m. – Low input lawn care; How to install wood floors; New kitchen remodeling ideas
1:30 p.m. – The naked truth about plumbing; Importance of proper insulation and ventilation; Backyard to Table – Secrets of successful vegetable gardening
The Northwest Suburban Remodeling Fair is hosted at Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive N. The event is free and door prizes will be given away at each workshop. Attendees have the opportunity to win a grand prize valued at more than $300.
The Home Depot will be offering a Kids Corner, where children will have a hands-on learning experience planting seeds and growing plants. Participants will get to take home their project.
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