If September’s arrival has you casting a critical eye at your house, there’s no better time than now to get the information and inspiration you need to create the home you want.
Whether you’re concerned about fall’s cold temperatures or want to create a cosier home for the holidays, find everything you need at the Oceanside Fall 2019 Home Expo!
Coming to the Qualicum Civic Centre Sept. 13 to 15, discover some 65 exhibitors on hand to answer your questions. In fact, with about 20 per cent more exhibitors this year, they had to expand their floorplan.
“People love that it’s a one-stop shop, and a low-pressure, neutral environment to source the services you need and people you want to work with,” says Evergreen Exhibitions’ Darcy Hope.
Whether you’re in the market for a large-scale renovation or making a few small changes to create your masterpiece, local industry experts will be on hand to talk all things home!
Get your home ready for winter:
Are your roof, gutters and windows ready for winter? Get the info you need to see if you need to call in the pros. Maybe you’d like to cut your heating bills – who wouldn’t ?! – with an efficient new furnace or heat pump? Find the resources you need to make that happen. (And with FortisBC on-site too, get all the info about the latest rebates and incentives!)
Demos & Deals:
As you browse the booths, watch for a variety of “how-to” demonstrations, plus lots of special-to-the-expo deals that provide some of the best prices of the season. And yes, with a variety of draws and door prizes, there’s lots of opportunity to win, too!
Plan your visit:
If you have some specific projects in mind, it pays to create a “plan of attack. “Check out the exhibitor’s map online, or pick up a map at the door so you can make sure you see all the experts who can help with your project. And because it’s easy to miss someone in your initial sweep, leave time do second lap to take advantage of all that expertise on hand.
When to go:
With a full weekend to take in the latest and greatest innovations for your home, visiting when it’s a little quieter might provide a better chance to chat one-on-one with industry experts you want to see.
Friday afternoon and first thing Saturday and Sunday tend to be a little quieter, Hope says.
- Friday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
And remember, home show admission, not to mention all the expert advice, is always free! Learn more about the Oceanside Fall Home Expo, and all the other Vancouver Island shows on the fall calendar, at homeshowtime.com.