The home show brings together more than 150 vendors including kitchen and bath contractors, landscapers, roofers, window manufacturers and interior designers. "It's the public's opportunity to ask questions about their home projects and learn about the newest products available," says Rick Goodman, the show's organizer.
New this year is a separate 30' x 60' tent where show sponsor Wells Fargo Home Mortgage will answer questions about home buying and refinancing needs and will prequalify borrowers. Representatives from local escrow, title and real estate companies will also be on hand.
A new vendor this year is Green Horizon Landscaping www.greenhorizonlandscaping.net, 805-241-3231, serving the Conejo Valley. Owner Glenn Thompson is introducing a concrete retaining wall used in place of traditional block walls or wooden fences. "By using concrete to create a retaining wall or water feature, you can custom design the hardscape in your own shapes and colors," says Thompson. "The walls are stronger and even cost less than block walls."
Landscaping costs are on the minds of Thompson's customers. "The economy and lower home values are still having an impact," notes Thompson. "We don't skimp on the quality of materials, but we may use less plant materials and more ground cover or stamped concrete instead of pavers. We can still create a beautiful outdoor environment for homeowners with smaller budgets."
With allergies a constant issue for some people, another product at the show that will attract attention is the new Silent Night air purifier. Distributor Dixson Lindsay (805-495-5238)
The Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show, a bi-annual event since 1995, takes place in spring and fall. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost at the door is $4 per person. For free tickets, go to www.facebook.com/