NARI Spring Home Improvement Show returns for 60th year this weekend

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WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Spring is the perfect time to make changes and updates to your home.

If you need ideas on how to improve your indoor or outdoor space, look no further than Wisconsin State Fair Park.

"Sixty years is a big deal because it proves that home shows work," Diane Wellhouse, executive director, NARI Spring Home Improvement Show, said.

Roughly 150 experts are setting up this weekend at the NARI Milwaukee Spring Home Improvement Show.

"We ask people just come to the home show, tell us what your idea is. If we're the right company for your project we'll let you know, and if we're not we'll point you to a company who is," Kevin Anundson, vice president of sales, Home Path Remodeling, said.

Everything from kitchen and bath, HVAC, roofing and insulation demonstrations showing the temperature in your home versus outside.

"When a consumer comes out, what they want to do is have their projects in mind, have a set of questions, ask the same questions repeatedly," Wellhouse said. "See who you like those answers from and then that's the contractor you probably want to invite out to your home."

The show runs Friday to Sunday at the Wisconsin Expo Center.

There is also a raffle, with funds going to NARI's scholarship for students.

"We help support people who want to go into the trades, whether it is an electrician or a carpenter, or it could be a designer," Tracy Grosspietsch, AB&K Bath and Kitchen, said.

According to a release from NARI, the 2022 Spring Home Improvement Show will feature:

  • 150 NARI Milwaukee members – Talk with trusted, local experts who are ready and willing to answer any and all questions, no matter how big or small they might be. These experts can also make recommendations and provide homeowners with guidance, solutions and creative suggestions.
  • Experts & Insight – In a relaxed, park-like setting, NARI members will host small talks covering a variety of remodeling and home improvement topics.
  • 2022 Hygge Living Challenge (pronounced who – ga) – Hygge comes from the Danish culture and refers to an environment of coziness and conviviality that creates a feeling of contentment or wellbeing. Stroll four different hygge living spaces designed by students from Milwaukee Area Technical College, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and Mount Mary University.
  • “The Plant Doctor” Melinda Myers       – Each day at 12:30 p.m., Melinda Myers will share her knowledge of all things green and growing. On Feb. 18, she’ll give practical tips and advice for “Food Gardening Success: Bountiful Gardens for People with Limited Time, Space & Budget”; Feb. 19 is “Low Maintenance Gardening for Loads of Beauty & Health Benefits”; and Feb. 20 the topic turns inside to “Growing Indoor Plants to Brighten Your Home & Relieve Stress.”

Spring Home Improvement Show Hours, Tickets & Parking

Fri., Feb. 18, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 19, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$10 in advance (online only); $12 at the door; Adults 60+ are $10 at the door; children age 17 and younger, veterans and active-duty military personnel and front-line workers and medical personnel (with I.D.) are free.

$10 for parking at State Fair; ample street parking is also available.

For more information, visit the NARI Milwaukee website.


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