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by Paul Golini: Chair, BILD



All things home and garden at this year's National Home Show

Have you ever been to the National Home Show? I feel like I've been waiting for this one for a while. Why, you wonder? This year is going to be even bigger and better than last year, and if you've never been, you will be in good company. This year we've teamed up with Canada Blooms to co-locate the two shows and bring the largest North American display of innovative products and new ideas for all things home and garden under one roof.

The 10-day show kicks off March 16 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place and there are going to be more than 800 retailers and industry experts on hand to help you with your latest project whether it's indoor, outdoor, custom home or condo convenience. Just think, that bathroom renovation you've been putting off, or those planters on your balcony that need a new lease on life, now you can get advice for both in the same building. And here's a hint: if you go online to www.nationalhomeshow.com you can save a few bucks off the admission price and get access to two great events on the one ticket.

Here's something you won't want to miss: this year's Dream Home, R-House, designed by BILD Renovation and Custom Building Award Winner, PROBUILT by Michael Upshall and presented by the Toronto Star. This ultra-modern 3,600-square-foot home will have a ton of energy efficient and décor ideas for you to incorporate in your own home.

As well, returning for another successful year will be our popular Destination Renovation booth, where BILD Renomark renovators will be available for free advice on any project you've got in mind. This year's Renovation and Custom Building Award finalists will also be featured at the booth, so come on down because I'm telling you, you'll want to see these dramatic before-and-after photos. See you there!

Paul Golini Jr. is Chair of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). You can read more from Paul and BILD by visiting the Association's official blogTwitterFacebook and Youtube accounts.