After the 2020 rest of COVID-19, the Colorado Garden Foundation’s fall show at the Colorado Convention Center — the first consumer show since the outbreak — is back in three days (September 17-19). As it celebrates its 12th year, the show features more than 200 exhibitions for each home. Here, Jim Frick, general manager of the Colorado Garden Foundation, shares four reasons to turn off Pinterest this weekend and move to downtown.
Your home needs help. At the annual exhibition, the participants of the Free Places take home plans and skate on the streets, producing products and services for new homes. But most of the visitors say they are looking to improve its location. And this year should not be special. If you spend more time at home than usual, you will begin to see things that you really want to be different. ” The last 18 months.
But 2020 saw another trend affecting home design in Denver: the real estate market marked by low stock and rising prices. “People are not selling and moving their homes because it’s very difficult to do in Denver at this time,” Frike said. “Instead, we can live here for three to five years or more,” he said.
Whether your update is a new kitchen table, solar panels or artificial grass, this year’s show covers more than 200 vendors and exhibitors offering solutions for every home, home and surroundings.
You have ideas, but you need advice. Hughes, Pinterest and Instagram are great sources of inspiration, but it takes physical connections to bring those visions to life. “Take the opportunity to bring those ideas with you and say, ‘Is this what I think is possible in my home? ›” Frick advises. “The show gives homeowners an experience to go out there and compare. Visit four different companies in an hour and you can touch and feel the product itself. Recommends Frike plans or even photos of a location or problem area to help you find the solutions you need.
At the American Interior Designers Association (# 629), environmental design projects are on hand to answer questions and talk trends. “It’s a great opportunity to get rid of your questions and get some free advice,” Frike said. “And maybe it goes beyond that – if they agree, they can say, ‘Let’s take this further and go out to see my house.’ ”
Winter is coming. With temperatures hovering 90 degrees, it’s hard to think of winter in your home, but many of this year’s exhibitions are already planned: on the roof, in the window, in the HVA. , Says Freak. “Companies are more busy than ever, so if you want something done for the winter, it’s better to start planning now,” he said. “If you go down and find four or five companies and you get a lot of bids, this process will take time, and you will have to order the products to work, wait for delivery and finally get the job done.
They like to give back. All proceeds from the Colorado Garden Foundation will be returned to the state in February 2022 in the form of scholarships and grants. “The two shows are our fundraiser, which allows us to raise about $ 750,000 a year,” said Frike. Approximately $ 200,000 goes to scholarship at Colorado State University, including four, four years, full-time education. The rest is funded by projects across the country, including Craig Hospital School School Greenhouse, Community Gardens and Fruit Treatment Projects. To date, the show has generated more than $ 11 million in scholarships and grants –
The 2021 Colorado Fall Home Show will be held Friday, September 17 through Sunday, September 19. Admission is $ 10 for an adult and $ 8 for a senior. Children 12 and under are free. The show is located at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver. For more information and tickets, visit coloradogardenfoundation.org.