Fall is the perfect time to tackle home improvement projects, whether you’re hiring professionals to do the work or rolling up your sleeves for DIY elbow grease.
What better place to get ideas and tap into products and professionals than a home show? Just in time are two shows slated for Sept. 8 and 9: one in The Woodlands and the other in Katy.
The 16th annual Fall House Beautiful Show will be at the Waterway Marriott with more than 200 exhibitors and speakers. Full disclosure, I’m one of the speakers; I’ll talk about bathroom remodeling ideas at noon Sept. 8 and saves and splurges in kitchen updates at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9.
There will also be gardening advice from John Ferguson and Mark Bowen, both of Nature’s Way Resources, and Danny Millikin, host of HomeShow Garden Pros (SportsRadio 610), organizational tips from Ellen Delap, and for those still struggling with flood damage, tips on flood insurance from a local FEMA floodplain management specialist. Other speakers will address paint colors, window treatments and cabinet choices as well as building and selling your home.
Show hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, and 10:a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and children age 12 and younger get in free. Parking is free.
And in Katy, the Fall Home and Garden Show and Vintage Market will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 8 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Merrell Center in Katy. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for anyone with a military ID and children 12 and younger get in free. Parking is free.
One new feature at the Katy show is a Tiny Home Village — with tiny homes by Infinity Tiny Houses and Caldwell Tiny Homes — set up as a bachelor pad, a hunting cabin, coffee shop and a home.
Vintage artists will give tips on chalk painting and a range of home decor will be available in the Vintage Market. Organizer Maureen Guzman will talk about how families can be prepared for back to school and Lawrence Fogarty, executive chef at Main Course Cooking School will give tips for meal prep in minutes. If you’re looking for new plants and want to support a good cause, check out the inventory at the Brookwood Community Fall Plant Sale.