The 14th Annual Builders St. Charles Home Show is April 6-8 at St. Charles Convention Center, with free admission and parking. The show is the place to shop the latest home products and services from more than 250 companies, many of them local, in one place. The show, produced by the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, will include approximately 350 booths, filling both levels of the facility.
The St. Charles Convention Center is conveniently located just off Interstate 70 at Convention Center Blvd. in St. Charles and has 70,000 square feet of exhibit space and 1,100 free parking spaces. Area consumers can find windows, doors, fencing, decks, kitchen and bath products, pools, spas, home accessories and much more – plus experts who can answer all of their home improvement questions.
Show visitors can attend a seminar by HGTV alumni, David Sheinkopf, for affordable insider design tips to beautify their homes. David, interior designer, carpenter and general contractor, starred in more than 100 episodes of HGTV’s Design on a Dime, where he helped everyday people on a budget find designs that they loved. He will appear on Friday and Saturday, sharing design ideas in his seminar Reserve the Right to Beautify your Home. David says, “We all want change, and in some instances it’s as easy as allowing yourself the chance to make a choice.” Show visitors will learn how to choose the perfect paint colors, create focal points and much more. With a few of David’s design tips, homeowners can start down the path to creating something beautiful.
David has been a master craftsman for more than 20 years, beginning with building sets for commercials and music videos, which soon led to art direction and set design. In 2004, David opened the doors to Shein Design Inc, a full-service design/build firm and discovered a niche market for designing and building high-end custom pieces for celebrity clientele. Blending his passion for furniture-making with a desire to be in front of the camera led to HGTV’s Design on a Dime. After four and a half years and more than 100 shows, he realized that helping people with the design dilemmas of their lives felt good. He continued on that road, working on The Greg Berendt Show and Lowe’s Creative Ideas magazine. His most recent stint was as a master builder on Ellen’s Design Challenge for the HGTV network. He will present his seminar Reserve the Right to Beautify on Friday at 1:30 and 5:30 and on Saturday at 11:30 and 1:30.
Show visitors won’t want to miss the 12th Annual St. Charles Sausage Festival & Wine Tasting. This popular area will have free tasting from sausage producers and wineries, many of them from Missouri. Show visitors can also purchase items to take home. Davis Meat Processing, Hermann Wurst Haus and Ohlemacher’s Wisconsin Meat and Cheese Products will offer samples of tasty summer sausages and bratwursts, plus various smoked and cured products. Attendees can also taste a variety of wines from Arcadian Moon, Small Batch Winery, Stone Hill Winery and TerraVox Wines.
Attendees get to be floral designers when they participate in Walter Knoll Floral Seminars, hands-on floral design classes full of fun, innovative ideas presented by Walter Knoll Florist’s world-class design team. Create your own bouquet to take home or give as a gift. Choose from several types of bouquets, each with a value of at least $80. Classes have a nominal $10-$20 fee per class and space is limited.
Shop the Spa Sale for a great deal on a new spa or swim spa. Visitors can choose from a wide variety of models from multiple manufacturers. See spas and swim spas from Spas and More, located in a tent outside the main show entrance. Prestige Pools & Spas, in Booth 2042 on the Upper Level, will have spas and swim spas from Tuff Spas and Artesian Spas.
The St. Charles Home Show is always a family-friendly destination. Bring the kids for a variety of fun, free activities at the Kidszone, presented by the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department. Kids can make a cedar tree cookie necklace or a bird feeder, plant vegetable seeds, courtesy of Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards Co., or color. Kids can also try disc golf putting and driving, sponsored by the St. Charles County Disc Golf Club. Kidszone hours are Friday from 3-6 p.m., Saturday from 12-4 p.m. and Sunday from 12-3 p.m. The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department offers unique parks, diverse facilities and a broad range of programs and special events for all ages to enjoy, in addition to features that enhance the region’s historical and natural environmental heritage.
For area homeowners looking to do some home improvements, visiting the show is the first step. Finding the products and services they need and the companies who can help will go a long way toward getting that project done. Visitors are encouraged to bring photos, plans and designs and have their questions answered by the experts. Plus, show visitors can register to win a $500 Show Shopping Spree good with any exhibitor at the show.
New show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit STLHomeShow.com.