Seattle Remodeling Expo this weekend at the Convention Center

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If you are thinking of remodeling or adding onto your home this year, and taking advantage of idle contractors the Seattle Remodeling Expo is a good place to compare windows, doors, cabinets, appliances, flooring etc.  It’s all under one roof and you can come back a 2nd day on one ticket. The show runs Friday January 15th to Sunday January 17th at the Washington State Convention Center and is open until 9pm Friday and Saturday and closes Sunday at 7pm. The entry fee is $6 (check the Seattle Times for a discount coupon).  Kids under 18 free.  You might have to wade (literally?) through the hot tub exhibits to find the stuff actually applicable to your remodel, but the one-stop shopping aspect is worth it.
Be wary of contractors/vendors you find here though – I’ve had clients find what they thought was a great cabinet vendor at the show only to have their kitchen remodel turn into a nightmare due to this vendor. You still need to check their references and hear from some past clients.  Word of mouth referrals are still better than taking a chance with someone that talks a good talk.
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, and go early on a weekday if you can. Breaking it into two days might even be better – take a quick walk through everything, then come back with a list of certain manufacturers/products to investigate.  Happy Remodeling Expo-apalooza!

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