HBA 2010 Home Remodeling Expo Starts This Friday, October 15

The HBA’s 2010 Home Remodeling Expo begins this Friday, October 15 at 1 p.m. in the E*Plex at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Attendees will find all the products and professionals under one roof that they would need for any scope of home improvement project.

HBA Home Remodeling Expo Hours:
Friday, October 15 – 1 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, October 16 – 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday, October 17 – 11 am to 5 pm
Admission: $4

“It’s no coincidence the Expo’s booth space is sold out. For the first time in several years, home improvement spending is on the upswing,” said Matt Morrow, Chief Executive Officer of the HBA. “Homeowner optimism is on the rise and that means people feel confident investing in their homes. The most recent data from the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity* (LIRA), points to double digit growth in remodeling spending by the first quarter of 2011.” Morrow added the study indicates home improvement activity appears to be moving beyond simple replacement projects and energy retrofits to broader remodels and upgrades.

“That growth also seems to be confirmed on the design trend side of the equation,” Morrow said. “Professional association surveys involving remodelers, architects and design professionals demonstrate homeowner interest in dealing with structural changes such as accessibility and open spaces. People want more flexible, open, and informal layouts that allow for both ease of movement and fostering a space more conducive to family living.” Morrow also pointed to the most recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) quarterly survey results released in August which showed improving conditions for kitchen and bath remodeling as well as additions and alterations. “Analysis indicated that these substantial remodeling projects were the healthiest sector of the market,” Morrow said.

Expo attendees who opt to learn more at one of the Expo’s educational seminars will have a special opportunity to win prizes donated by exhibitors including Acme Brick, American Detection, American Glass, DeLong Plumbing, Family Safe, Inventory It All, Metro Appliances & More, Southern Supply Company, Unique Tile, and Screenmobile.

Seminars offered by the HBA Remodelers™ Council include:

Friday, October 15, 1-7
3:00 Green Remodeling: An Overview
4:00 Which Remodeler Is Right For Your Project?

Saturday, October 16, 10-7
1:00 Which Remodeler Is Right For Your Project?
2:00 2010 Design Tips & Trends – HBA Remodelors™ Council & Decorating Den Interiors
3:00 There’s No Place Like Home – HBA Remodelors™ Council & Meek’s – The Builder’s Choice

Sunday, October 17, 11-5
1:00 What’s Wrong With This Kitchen? – HBA Remodelors™ Council & Decorating Den Interiors
3:00 Which Remodeler Is Right For Your Project?

For a list of exhibitors, click here.

*Released July 10, 2010, by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The next LIRA release date is October 21, 2010.