If you have postponed to Home improvement idea because you know projects are taking more time and cost more than expected, you may find inspiration and welcome tips at the Nashville Home Show this weekend.

Kevin O & # 39; Connor, host of "This Old House" on PBS, hosts this year's show, which sees the participation of over 250 industry experts in home renovation, including remodeling contractors and designers of kitchens, bathrooms and landscapes. The show will be held September 21 to 23 at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville. Tickets are $ 10.

Kevin O & # 39; Connor, conductor of the PBS "This Old House", will head the Nashville Home Show from September 21st to 23rd at the Music City Center with advice and suggestions for the renovation of the upcoming season of the Emmy-winning show. (Photo: sent)

"Most people are on the side of novices" when it comes to do-it-yourself projects for the home, said O'Connor, who adapted to this description before becoming the guest of "This Old House" 15 years ago.

"They have jobs, families and they do not have time, my job is to make it accessible, and if I can understand it, they can understand it," he said.

During the Home Show you can support local artisans and craftsmen while shopping in the Made in America Marketplace. Or you can take part in the AR Workshop lesson on creating a piece of home decor. Participants will start with a piece of wood and non-toxic paints and varnishes. The seats are in first place, said Eric Udler, event producer for Nashville Home Show.

AR Workshop is a do-it-yourself workshop that offers practical lessons in Nashville, Franklin and other locations.

The novelty of the Nashville Home Show is the creation and creation of DIY crafts with AR Workshop, where visitors to private shows can create a fascinating piece of home decor. The seats for the sessions are available according to the order of arrival, first served throughout the weekend. (Photo: courtesy of AR Workshop)

In 2018 you will also see an exhibition of the 10 most innovative and life-changing home technology products.

"The innovation of technology and products for the home has been highlighted by the author Boyce Thompson, including cheap household products to change your life, from smart technology to safety and convenience," said Udler. .

"The goal of Nashville Home Show is every year the source of inspiration for home renovation and offer visitors the opportunity to buy, compare and save in one place with hundreds of exhibitors," he said.

On the main stage, guests will hear their advice Town Farmhouse designer Kim Leggett, tips for creating a magazine, a beautiful home from a group of experts, professional real estate advice and more.

Trace Barnett, aka The Bitter Socialite, will share experiences from her recent food network contest while serving delicious ideas at the Nashville Home Show cooking stage. (Photo: Jean Allsopp)

Popular food bloggers will show recipes during the event. They include Trace Barnett, nationally recognized as The Bitter Socialite. He was a finalist for "The Next Food Network Star" and "Comeback Kitchen".

The cooking phase will also include a demonstration on the Dulce Desserts wedding cake trends and sessions with bloggers chef Callie Blount and Susan Williams and the author-chef C.C. Fridlin.

Barnett, who is familiar as a frequent guest on WTVF's "Talk of the Town," will demonstrate how to prepare the stuffed pumpkins "from the beginning to the end".

He will also discuss his new book, "Tracing Roots", which Barnett described as a "style cookbook". Includes over 80 recipes and tips for planting a vegetable garden.

"It's an entire book about how to take care of a garden and how to cook and store from that garden," said Barnett.

The Home Show shows will also give a sneak peek at the two projects that O & # 39; Connor will undertake in the new season of "This Old House".

It will turn a bungalow of the 1920s into a zero-zero house that uses only the same energy it creates. Solar panels generate all the electricity and the house is "super isolated," he said.

So O'Connor will double the size of a mid-century modern home from 1,300 to 2,600 square feet while retaining its historic character.

And of course, Home Show guests can ask for their own projects.

"Any fair game," said O'Connor.

If you go

What: 35th annual Nashville Home Show

When: 21-23 September. Hours: noon-7 p.m. Friday; 10: 00-19: 00 Saturday; 10 am-5pm Sunday.

Where is it: Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville

Admission: $ 10, free for children under 16 with the purchase of an adult ticket.


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