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Discover what’s in store for 2024 in the world of home improvement, design and technology at the Edmonton Renovation Show, running Jan. 26 to 28 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. From smart homes to renewable energy options, DIY makeovers and eco-friendly building materials, show goers will draw inspiration and ideas from more than 200 exhibitors, Main Stage speakers and celebrity influencers.
HGTV’s Gemini-award winning handyman Bryan Baeumler, host of multiple network shows such as Renovation Resort and Bryan’s All In, will anchor the Main Stage at the three-day reno show. Baeumler’s breadth of knowledge, ability to translate trends into tangible projects and entertain audiences with his down-home humour makes him immensely popular on the Canadian home show circuit.
“Bryan has a massive fan base in Edmonton. He is incredibly popular here and homeowners can’t seem to get enough,” says Kristy Cairns, Edmonton Renovation Show group manager. “This show is great for any homeowner, renter or DIY enthusiast who may be looking for some inspiration or tips for projects in 2024.”
Also appearing on the Main Stage is Vancouver-based interior designer Jamie Banfield who will cook up tasty advice on renovating everyone’s favourite room, the kitchen.
“Kitchens are one of the spaces I love the most. I grew up around cabinetry and millwork,” says Banfield, who has designed kitchens for every type of space, from tiny homes to West Coast mansions. “They can be a sore spot for people.”
His presentation covers simple kitchen makeovers that add charm and texture. “There are ways to add life to your kitchen, even when you rent your home,” he says.
Planning and self-examination about how the kitchen functions is the place to start, followed by building a budget and engaging with professionals.
“It’s important to understand what kind of kitchen fits you. Instead of looking at Instagram or Pinterest and saying, I want that kitchen, you should figure out what function means to you and your family. If you build something that works, chances are it will work for the next family that moves into your home. So, resale can be an important aspect of your design, too,” he says.
Other presenters include renovation specialist Adam Weir, a project manager for HGTV programs and building talent in his own right. Appropriately, Weir will take audiences “behind the scenes” of a home renovation. Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault from Cityline is back with a sneak peek of a luxe Parisian-inspired space created on a shoestring budget in her presentation titled DIY versus BUY. Social media strategist Bree Tetz, one of Edmonton’s most ingenious thrifters, will also share her first-hand knowledge of second-hand home decor.
“Some of our features on the show floor include Tranquil Spaces, designed by Fresh Space by Grace, a wellness inspired feature for fitness aficionados, and A Breath of Fresh Design by Turquoise Chair, which will showcase 2024 design trends,” says Cairns.
WHAT: The 2024 Edmonton Renovation Show
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 26 to Sunday, Jan. 28
WHERE: Edmonton Expo Centre
HOURS: Jan. 26 from noon to 9 p.m., Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
TICKETS: $13 full day/$6.50 half day for ages 13-plus; $11 for ages 60-plus; free for children 12 and under. Save $2 per ticket by purchasing online in advance.