Iowa Home Show Custom Kitchen Design — People's Choice award for the Urbandale, Iowa Home Show
Minnesota Cabinets designed and provided custom cabinetry for the kitchen, bar, laundry room, and five bathrooms in this home.
When you’re considering any kind of large-scale remodel or update to your home, it can feel intimidating, like there is no clear place to start. Or you know exactly what you want for your update, but it’s time to choose a contractor and you want to shop around and meet a few.
If you find yourself in either of those situations, it’s a great time to visit a home show. At its core, a home show is a collection of contractors, technology companies, and specialists, all displaying their products and services. You’ll find some informative workshops and interactive displays, some DIY tips, and lots of sales materials.
Home shows can be fun, but a little bit of preparation is important to make sure you come out with the experience you wanted and the information that you needed.
Attending a Home Show Near Me
One of the most exciting events in the Des Moines area each year is the HomeShowExpo coordinated by the Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines. Every year, a group of builders showcase the latest design trends in architecture and materials through new home construction to show their best work and compete for awards. For nearly two weeks these homes are on display for the public to tour and gather ideas for their own home remodeling and building projects. For details on how to attend the next HomeShowExpo, visit the HBA website at https://www.dsmhba.com/shows/.
The most important thing to consider when attending a home show is what you want to get out of it. If you’re not prepared before you walk in, the event size alone can be completely overwhelming.
Home remodeling trade shows offer something for everyone, so if you know why you’re going in, you’ll be much better equipped. Maybe you want to test products for a planned remodel or to meet contractors before getting quotes from your top choices. You can also get an idea of the personality of someone who would potentially be spending several weeks working in your home. Either way, if you go to browse, you’ll come home with a handful of brochures and even more ideas than you started with.
Maps, exhibitor directories, and a schedule of events should all be available in advance on the home show website. Some people suggest you print out a map and circle your top ten booths to visit, or you can look at the materials online to create a planned route through the exhibition area. While you’re preparing, you can also Google “questions to ask before you hire a contractor,” then review important specifications about your home to be able to answer their questions in return.
Home Design Trends
There’s another reason for attending a kitchen and bath show. 2020 means that styles and technologies are changing almost every month as innovations happen.
Attending a home show is a great way to get a look at the exciting new trends and technologies just becoming available for homeowners. Companies use these expos to roll out new products and demonstrate all the best new technologies.
If there is a particular home designer you follow, you can also research what home shows they will be attending to get an in-person, interactive experience with their design style and how it might function with your taste.
Home Show This Year
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show held annually in Orlando is the one-stop for cutting edge technologies and design trends for any home contractor. If you’re looking for a designer or contractor who keeps up with the latest trends and offers insight into current technology, be sure to ask all your prospects whether or not they attend this event.
Minnesota Cabinets was founded in Marshall, MN and expanded to Clive, IA a few years later. Our focus is on providing our clients with the highest level of quality and craftsmanship while treating each individual relationship as our most important. We provide the residents of Urbandale and beyond with state-of-the-art cabinetry that will last a lifetime. For information about a remodel or addition in your home, please call us at (515) 278-5289 or contact us at https://www.minnesotacabinets.com/contact.
The city of Urbandale, Iowa is located just outside the northwest corner of Des Moines. Urbandale has over a hundred years of history as a city, and Living History Farms gives an inside look at that history with tours of restored farms and homes from as early as the year 1700. The Buccaneer Arena also draws a crowd during hockey season. Minnesota Cabinets is proud to offer home design and remodeling services to homeowners in Urbandale and the greater Des Moines area. Visitors to Urbandale can stop at Irina’s Restaurant and Bar to experience a contemporary American/Russian fusion, or stop in at El Barco for laid-back Mexican food.