Winnipeg Renovation Show offers real home advice

The annual Winnipeg Renovation Show is back and better than ever!

This event is your source for home improvement ideas, project inspiration and expert advice. Whether you’re attending with a specific project in mind or just looking for some inspiration, local home professionals have you covered. With 200+ booths to explore, unique feature displays to enjoy, and speakers to hear, plan to spend a few hours at the show.

It’s the perfect destination for a busy person. One-stop shopping means you can find everything you need to refresh your space, all under one roof. From appliances to zen gardens, it’s all here. And if you want to save money? Everyone loves a Best Price Guarantee, and Winnipeg Renovation Show exhibitors often have “show deals” on their products and services. These offers tend to be exclusive and can be just the thing to jumpstart your renovation.

Best of all, this event is your chance to meet with industry professionals to talk about your home. Avoid the guesswork and meet local experts, because sometimes even DIYers need a little help. Whether you’re looking for quick advice from a stage presentation or project assistance from an exhibitor, the Winnipeg Renovation Show is your source for home improvement inspiration and experienced advice.

Do you have a long list of renovation queries? Have all your pressing questions answered at Ask a Renovator, where you will have access to the city’s top home improvement experts. Drop in for a free 15-minute consultation. You will leave knowing how to start making your dream home become reality, without any disasters.

Do you suffer from style paralysis? Are you stumped on how to turn your house into a home? Swing by The Design Studio for a free 15-minute consultation, where industry pros will help you nail down your design style, craft a home makeover plan, and offer tried-and-true design advice.

On the Lifestyle Stage, local experts who will be presenting include Curtis Breslaw of All Canadian Renovations, Sty Pynoo and Maegan Clerihew of Revolution Trailers, Rena Walters of RW Staging and Design, Kelly Belanger of Blue Rose Interiors, and Melissa Dorota and Crystal Bornais of the Manitoba Environmental Industries Association.

The feature presenter — who you  just may have already seen on television if you’re a fan of DIY and home design — is HGTV Canada’s celebrity contractor Bryan Baeumler, who will join the line-up of local favourites to deliver his insights to up your home renovation game.

The Winnipeg Regional Real Estate News held a contest for one lucky person to win tickets to the show, along with a private meet-and-greet with Baeumler in person. A natural-born teacher, the award-winning host and personality has been educating and entertaining viewers for over ten years on hit shows Bryan Inc., House of Bryan, Leave it to Bryan, Disaster DIY, Home to Win and now Island of Bryan. He is also an author and has written about avoiding common DIY mistakes and how to do it right.

We were lucky enough to catch up to Canada’s busiest number one expert on DIY prior to the show and ask him a few questions.

WRREN: What are new renovation trends you see in 2023?

Baeumler: People are sticking with open concepts generally, but we’re seeing more and more homeschool and home office private spaces being created. As we all continue to spend more time at home, we’re adapting our homes for that. We’re still seeing a trend towards putting money into creating more efficient homes as well, and in some cases, cutting back on cosmetics in order to do that.

WRREN: What is the top reno project a homeowner should consider when selling?

Baeumler: For me, adding real value by focusing on reducing the operating and long-term maintenance costs of your home is key, and adds the most value long-term because it’s like putting, or keeping money, in your pocket every month!

WRREN: What are the benefits of renovations from an investment perspective?

Baeumler: A lot of people are looking for updated, renovated spaces that are move-in ready. Not everyone wants to tackle the messy, stressful and expensive task of turning an old, tired property into their dream home — a lot of people want to get straight to the dream! Renovating your existing home is a great way to increase its value and attract more buyers.

Do you want to hear more from Baeumler, along with the other experts featured at this year’s show? Plan to attend! You have three whole days to learn from their many years of experience and soak in the ambiance. With funky playsets for kids, unique workshops and much more, the Winnipeg Renovation Show is vibrantly designed with fun in mind.

At the end of your eventful day, take a load off and treat yourself to a stop at the Lounge. Sip your favourite cocktail while taking in the sights and sounds of this year’s show. Make sure you don’t miss Saturday night, when live music by Sam Gardner will be playing from 5-8 pm!

The show is being held from January 13-15 at the RBC Convention Centre on York Avenue, and there’s plenty of parking in and around the venue. Tickets are $13 for adults (13+), $10 for seniors (60+), $6.50 for a half day (entry after 4 pm) while children 12 and under are free. Save yourself $2 by ordering your tickets online. The show hours are from noon to 9 pm on Friday, from 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday.

If you are unable to attend this particular event, mark your calendars because next up is the 48th annual Winnipeg Home + Garden Show from April 13-16. Just in time for spring!

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