34th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show Features Latest Garden and Remodeling Ideas

Spring is a time when many of us begin home remodeling and outdoor projects. The latest ideas can be found at the 34th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show, Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22 in Westlake Village.
Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show
Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show
March 23, 2012 - PRLog -- WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIF.--Spring is a time when many of us begin home remodeling and outdoor projects. The latest ideas can be found at the 34th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show, Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza (880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village).  

   Over 170 vendors will exhibit at the show. All are local--from Ventura County and the west San Fernando Valley. They will be showcasing everything from kitchen and bath remodeling to interior designs, to landscaping, pools and spas. Energy-efficient products, including skylights, solar heating and tankless water heaters, will be exhibited.  

   New this year is a "Take Back Your Nights!" event hosted by The Sleep Shoppe (www. shopthesleepshoppe.com, 805-498-2233, stores in Agoura Hills and Newbury Park)?  Located just outside the main show, The Sleep Shoppe will display more than 10 types of beds in a 30'x80' tent for people to try. Brands include Tempur-Pedic, iComfort and Pure Latex Bliss.

   "Often, when we think about what improvements we could make at home, the bedroom-- the room we actually spend the most time in--gets neglected," says Jonathan Kunke, The Sleep Shoppe representative. "We have customers tell us that swapping out their mattress literally changed their life. I've seen people cured of migraines that have plagued them almost their entire life just because they were never properly supported throughout their neck. When they find out it was something as simple as their mattress they just can't believe it."

   "The Home Show is the go-to event to get your home improvement questions answered and find out the latest in design trends and products," says Rick Goodman, show organizer. "It's the largest home show in Ventura County."

   Home show vendor Eurostone America, with two locations in Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley (http://www.eurostoneamerica.com, 805-497-9111), is noticing specific color, texture and material trends for 2012 in flooring, countertops and cabinetry. With more than 25 years experience creating home designs using ceramic, porcelain and natural stones, Eurostone America is seeing a comeback in polished porcelains for flooring. While granite remains popular for counter tops, synthetic quartz stone counters are gaining in popularity. "These man-made products contain a resin component that makes them more durable," says Kevin Pool, Eurostone America manager. "The surface prevents bacterial growth since it is non-porous. Unlike granite, it doesn't need to be sealed."

   Pool sees a growing popularity in white and black stonework. "Classic contemporary is in, while tumbled stone is less popular," says Pool. "Large format tiles, "24x24" are favorites because they require less grout and less cleaning.  Another new design is wood-look porcelain tile, either distressed or smooth. The tile is more durable than wood, water doesn't hurt it and it requires less maintenance."

   The different flooring, countertop and cabinet options can be overwhelming. Pool doesn't recommend homeowners to decide all on their own. "Always talk with a designer at the store first to get a professional opinion," says Pool. "The designer will help you narrow your choices."

   Rick Stull, president of Vinyl Concepts (www.vinylconcepts.com, 805-499-8154), with showrooms in Thousand Oaks (1270 Rancho Conejo) and Torrance, is seeing more and homeowners making the switch from wood fencing, decking and railing to vinyl. "The quality of wood is not as good as it used to be so wood fencing and decking are not lasting as long," says Stull. "Vinyl fencing was introduced in the late 1970s and mostly came in white. Now, there is a great color selection with darker colors and wood grains."

   When considering vinyl fencing or decking, Stull cautions buyers to always check for the product's UV stabilization. "Quality vinyl with strong UV stabilization will never fade," notes Stull, who has been in the fencing industry since 1985. "Vinyl products made in the U.S. are the best quality, and for residential use, come with a transferable lifetime warranty."

   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 first 200 people each day will get in free. Free passes are available online at www.conejovalleyhomeshow.com. The cost at the door: $4 per person. For more information, call 805-529-0760 or e-mail showkase9@gmail.com.

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The Conejo Valley Home Remodeling & RV Show, which has been held twice a year in the Conejo Valley since 1995, attracts draws almost 5,000 attendees the Conejo and Simi vallies, Ventura and the west San Fernando Valley.
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