The 41st Annual Builders St. Louis Home & Garden show returns to America’s Center Thursday, March 8 through Sunday, March 11. One of the largest quality consumer home shows in North America, the Home & Garden show is an opportunity to see, learn about and buy the latest home products and services from nearly 400 companies under one roof. Local companies and hundreds of experts will help homeowners find just what they need to complete their home projects. The Show is produced by the Home Builders Association of St. Louis.
The Builders Home & Garden Show is actually six shows in one, showcasing the latest in Lawn & Garden, Kitchen & Bath, Interior Design, Pool & Spa, New Construction and Home Products. More than 1,400 booths fill nearly 380,000 square feet and provide consumers with an excellent buying opportunity, competitive pricing and side-by-side comparison between companies. See patios, pools, lighting, decks, windows, doors, furniture and everything imaginable for the home, inside and out.
It’s a Garden Party! Stroll through more than 25,000 square feet of beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces, with fabulous flowers, water features and the newest ideas and innovations from dozens of companies. The Belgard Challenge will feature the latest hardscape products and design ideas and the opportunity to win a beautiful outdoor fireplace worth $5,200! Plus, show visitors can get a demonstration of virtual reality through Belgard Design Studio, which allows homeowners to experience their new outdoor space during the design phase of the project.
Visit the Lifestyle Stage for seminars by nationally known gardening expert Don Engebretson, the Renegade Gardener. Audiences will learn how to craft cool and creative containers, perfect for those with limited gardening space and discover tips and techniques for gardening to attract birds, bees and butterflies. Local home improvement experts will share information about “shouse” designs, the hot new trend in home building that combines a shop and a house in a complete design.
Tour an impressive 1,400 square foot contemporary home, built by Energy Panel Structures (EPS), with interior design by Youtopia Designs and beautiful finishes by local companies. This three-bedroom, two-bath home is tailor-made to highlight a view, with walk-out patio doors from the great room, master suite and second bedroom and a see-through fireplace on the patio wall.
For those in the market for a new home, the new Construction Zone is the place to go to find the home of their dreams, whether they are looking to build or buy. There will be builders for large, small and custom homes, from the mid 100’s to 2 million or more, and information about subdivisions from all over the St. Louis metro area.
See a fun tiny home being built at the show by students from the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program. At just 96 square feet, this adorable home boasts a small kitchenette and sleeping loft.
And speaking of tiny homes, show visitors can tour four tiny homes – on wheels! The Vintage Trailer Tour will feature four quirky, unique campers, brought to the show by members of Sisters on the Fly, outdoor adventure group for women. Sisters on the Fly encourages women to get up, get out, become more adventurous and have a more fulfilling life. The group offers a variety of adventure trips and many members have their own trailers. The fun trailers at the Show will include a 1968 Scout, a 1968 Shasta, a 1972 Shasta and a 1978 Scamp, restored and decked out.
Visit the I’m Still Gorgeous Designer Rooms, sponsored by St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, for design ideas and inspiration. Beautiful, eclectic rooms created by local shops and artisans prove that rooms don’t need brand new furniture and accessories to be gorgeous.
The Home & Garden show is always a fun destination for the whole family. Kids and adults alike will love dock Diving Dog Shows, presented by No Leash Needed. These talented performance dogs will make a splash diving into the pool, flying for Frisbees and showing off their best tricks and obedience. Volunteer to be a part of the show, cheer from the seats and stick around afterward to meet the furry starts of the show! The Children’s Garden Club once again offers a variety of free projects for kids. They will enjoy fun, hands-on projects they can make at the show and take home.
Area homeowners won’t want to plan or remodel their kitchen or bath until they visit the Kitchen & Bath Showcase to see the newest styles and design ideas in cabinetry, appliances, lighting, plumbing fixtures and countertops. A wide variety of pools and spas will be on display and ready for purchase in the Pool & Spa Showcase.
The Lawn & Garden Marketplace features a large selection of landscaping materials, equipment and supplies. Memories of Elvis, the 16th Annual Flower Show, has creative floral designs based on popular songs by Elvis Presley and beautiful horticulture specimens. The Interior Design Marketplace features furniture, window and wall treatments, flooring and accessories from across the country, with many products new to the area.
Come to the show to register to win great items! One lucky visitor will win a $3,900 Backyard Prize Package from Swingset Factory Depot. Prize package includes a Toucan Fort Swingset and Ryval Basketball Hoop, with installation. The St. Louis – Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council is offering four show visitors the chance to win $2,500 toward the closing costs on a new home, with qualified builders (restrictions apply).
Show hours are Thursday, March 8 through Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission price is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages six to twelve, and free for children five and under. Adults can visit the Show after 5 p.m. for just $5! Special show discounts are available with coupons from Schnucks. Pre-purchase tickets online to receive $2 off adult admission any show day and included is a full year’s subscription to Better Homes & Gardens (a value of $6). Sponsored by American Family Insurance, Official Insurance Partner.
Discounted parking is available at select lots near America’s Center, with reserved parking available at some lots. Visit the show’s website for details and links to parking websites. Valet parking will also be available for $20 at the main entrance to America’s Center on Washington Avenue.
For more information, visit STLHomeShow.com.