New Year, New You, New Home

Jan 14, 2016, 19:11 PM
With the holidays wrapped up, breaking the bank for a home renovation may not be an option. We want to help you create your dream home and feel good doing it. Here are three easy and practical DIY projects you can tackle this weekend, with a little help from some of the interactive features you'll find at the Edmonton Renovation Show, which takes place at the end of January.

Start Off With Some Sawdust

If you're a little home-reno or DIY obsessed, (like we all are), chances are you picked up some new tools for gifts over the holidays. Don't start off 2016 by letting them collect dust in the garage, break out those gifts and start creating! New woodwork items are a simple and inexpensive way to "spruce" up any room in the home. From simpler stools to elaborate headboards, the possibilities are near endless. Received a tool you aren't sure how to handle? Well let us help you learn how to maximize its usage! Check out the Try a Tool feature at the Edmonton Renovation Show. You'll get the support and education you need in an unintimidating environment, so you can break out the band saw or dust off that drill.


Add Volume to Your Room

Whether you're looking to host a dinner party your guests will never forget, or update your personal relaxing space - you'll need the right audio tools to get the job done. Making slight adjustments to the audio equipment in your home can lead to professional sounding acoustics. Need a maestro to help you crank it to the max? Then don't miss the Sound Off On Your Listening Room session with SONiC 102.9's resident acoustic expert, Layne Mitchell, during the show!

Open the Door to Possibilities

First impressions are everything! Don't make the mistake of focusing on specific rooms in your home and neglecting the most welcoming aspect to your place. With the magic of upcycling you can take common items around you home, add a little creative genius and elbow grease, and create new pieces of art to give your home the most unique entrance on the block. Repurpose flower pots or old lanterns to line your walkway. Or tackle the main piece of art and become the Leonardo Da Vinci of doors.


Be sure to check out the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Unhinged, presented by Rust Oleum. Ten local celebs and designers are going head-to-head to design and upcycle an old door into a fabulous work of art. You'll have a chance to bid on your favorite one to take home with you, with all proceeds going to support Habitat for Humanity/ReStore Edmonton.

Three simple ideas to get you headed in the right direction when updating your home this year! If you are looking for countless more ideas or tips to pull off your dream renovation, get your tickets now to the Edmonton Renovation Show. The show runs from January 29-31 at the Edmonton Expo Centre, and boasts over 250 exhibitors, presenters, and features. Buy tickets online courtesy of RenovationFind to save $3.

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JANUARY 29-31, 2016.