Westlake Village, Calif.—The 45th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show will feature new home and outdoor designs, technology and upgrades. The show takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, at the Hyatt Regency Westlake (880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village). Vendors include over 170 local contractors, landscapers, interior designers, smart home technology experts, solar installers and other home improvement professionals. Sponsoring the show is BMC, one of the country’s largest providers of building products.
This year, the show will feature contractors who can help homeowners whose homes or landscaping were damaged or destroyed during the Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire.
“Rebuilding and repairing after a disaster is often an overwhelming experience. We’re hoping that the show will be a valuable one-stop resource for homeowners whose properties were damaged in the fires,” says Rick Goodman, show organizer. “The show attracts a variety of vendors with products and ideas for every taste and style and every type of project.”
First-time home show vendor is Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape. The company, which designs and installs hardscapes and softscapes, began in northern California over 15 years ago and is now in Westlake Village. “The home show is our opportunity to introduce ourselves,” says Keith Coburn, Black Diamond’s southern California regional manager. “We want people to know that Black Diamond is committed to 100 percent client satisfaction. Homeowners are continually looking for ways to upgrade their property. Pavers and other hardscape features, ground cover and high-grade artificial turf are always in great demand.”
Another new vendor at the home show is Stiltz Lifts. The company installs home elevators in two and three-level houses after homeowners begin to find it difficult climbing up and down stairs. “People who love their homes want to age in place,” says Michael Brice, Stiltz Lifts’ Southern California president. “They don’t want to move just because walking up and down stairs has become a chore.”
The elevators have a relatively small footprint and some models can accommodate a wheelchair. Typically, the lift is installed in a hallway or family room in the downstairs of the property in either the corner or middle of a room. It leads up to a bedroom or landing. “The elevators are used as dumb waiters so you don’t have to lug heavy items upstairs or down,” says Brice.
The right type of window installation can mean the difference between a truly energy efficient window and one that isn’t. Home Show vendor Clear Choice Windows cautions homeowners to never buy a window off the shelf at a big box store and try to install it yourself. “Every window or door opening is unique,” says Bill Meneray, owner of the Simi Valley-based Clear Choice Windows. “They need to be professionally measured and installed to make sure the window or door is truly energy efficient.” He says that track homebuilders are what keep window and door installers in business. “Doors and windows are where new construction skimps on grade and quality,” says Meneray. As far as window trends, Meneray is noticing a comeback in mini-blinds placed in between windowpanes. “It was popular about 15 years ago and now we’re seeing it again.”
These and lots more home and decorating ideas will be at the show with professionals ready to answer questions. Home show hours are Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gourmet food trucks will be serving food on Saturday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The entry fee at the door is $4 per person. For free tickets, visit www.westlakehomeshow.com. For more information, call 805-529-0760, go to www.facebook.com/ConejoValleyHomeShow or e-mail [email protected].
Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show