This week in Seattle: The Home Show and the Home & Garden Show

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The Seattle Home Show marks it’s 67th year as it takes over the Qwest Field Event Center in Seattle’s SoDo/Pioneer Square neighborhood February 19 through 27.  Over 600 exhibitors from appliances to cooking demonstrations.  Of course their will be the usual hot tubs, wood stoves and fancy garage cabinets you probably don’t need, but it also a great place to see many kinds and styles of windows, heating equipment (look for hybrid electric water heaters this year), and all kinds of new building materials all in one location (one very l a r g e  location).  I recommend to my clients looking to remodel or build this Summer or Fall to take a trip to the show… ideally a weekday to avoid the crowds.

The Home Show runs Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission: $10.00 adults, $7.00 seniors (60+), $3.00 juniors (7-15) under 7 free.  E-tickets are available for purchase online at, courtesy of BECU and Aqua Quip.  With “Too much to see – come back for free™,” show visitors can register to return a second day for free, ID required. VISA and MasterCard are accepted.

It’s like the outdoors, only indoors.

Also coming to town is the The Northwest Flower & Garden Show, taking over the floors at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle from Feb. 23- Feb 27 and will feature 6 acres of garden displays and over 300 exhibitors.  Pricier than the home show, adult day passes are $20, but there kids are free and there are other options as well.

Make a weekend of it and see  them both – but bring your comfortable shoes and pace yourself.

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