The theme for this year’s expo celebrates “Trends and Ideas”
The much-anticipated annual Cape Homemakers Expo puts down roots at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from Thursday, 29 August to Sunday, 1 September 2013.
This DIY-lovers’ wet dream sees renovating, decorating and innovating exhibitors give the sterile conference centre an extreme home-makeover, and those looking to zhoosh up their personal palaces will find plenty of tips on the go and products for purchase.
What to expect at the 2013 Cape Homemakers Expo
With over 350 stands that fall within 80 project categories, this house and home exhibition showcases the latest trends in interior decorating, kitchen designs, bathroom and bedroom décor as well as DIY tricks, renovation advice and technology suggestions. Aside from the firm favourites, a few new additions – namely a crafty emphasis exhibit and antique appraisals – provide even more reason to look forward to this year’s design and inspiration fair.
Alfresco Living: While the weather is still on the cool side, outdoor furniture is a hot trend. Perk up your place with fashionable outdoor loungers, stylish lawn accessories and interior (or is that exterior) design styles to complement your space. Get ready for summer with great design ideas from this expo feature: think designer decks and patios, crystal clear pools, innovative shade solutions, terraced herb and landscaped gardens.
Kitchen Specialist Association: Looking for the latest in kitchen designs? Renovate the heart of your home with the help of the experts and specialists. Give your mess hall an extreme home-makeover and take cooking in your kitchen to the next level. Consultants will be on hand to talk about product application and design trends.
Antique Appraisals: If you’ve recently invested in or have a family heirloom you’d like to have appraised, why not have an expert look at it. Ashbeys Galleries and their team of experts will take a look at your precious purchase or newly acquired artwork free of charge and give you the lowdown what it’s worth. If you’ve got bigger furniture pieces you’d like evaluated, please bring along detailed photographs and dimensions for a more accurate appraisal.
DIY Workshops: Fancy yourself a bit of a nutsman (or woman)? Then the DIY Workshop area was built just for you. Check out DIY pros demonstrate the best tips and tricks to pimping your home without breaking the bank, some bones or – heaven forbid – a fingernail. Whether it’s building, fixing, recycling or upcycling, these DIY gurus take décor dreams and make them trendy reality.
Which brand are you looking at?
Was around half off the prices of the Interstyle glass tiles. Call around if you know the brand. Walker Zanger has a warehouse in Hayward (see their website) and gave me the 20% contractor's discount. They are expensive, but their tile is beautiful. Home Expo sucks, like home despot...great place to look though.
Check out McPhails
They have a good website, knowledgable staff and have really decent delivery prices. After looking around quite a bit, I bought from them. I don't know if they install or what their prices are for that,though. HOme Expo has REALLY expensive deliver prices and their staff is not that great. They also have a great selection on the showroom floor (this was in Concord). They have other locations, too, though.
Style-challenged bathroom tile help?
Our bathroom is on it's way back from being gutted, and i need to pick out tile for the floor and shower. however i have no sense of style to speak of and my usual hangouts (home depot, lowes and HD expo) are not helping much...
i am hoping to find a place with different tile ideas/displays to help me out, since i can't come up with anything decent on my own! do specific stores do this? i found a website or two, but with only a few pictures.