DIY Network’s Catrina Kidd Brings Renovation Expertise to Home & Garden Show


Annual home-improvement show provides homeowners with information, advice and products

Catrina Kidd sml with logosMark your calendar for Jan. 27 and 28, 2018, and make plans to attend the 8th Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden Show at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road in Stafford.

An annual destination for homeowners in and around the Sugar Land area, the show continues to educate attendees on home improvement services and products. Whether searching for a professional contractor or tips to do it yourself, the show’s more than 200 exhibitors, experts and vendors are sure to inspire.

“We are pleased to announce that among the show’s expert lineup in 2018 is Catrina Kidd, star of the DIY Network’s ‘Texas Flip n’ Move,’” said Tony Wood, president of Texwood Shows Inc., producer of the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show. “The Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes Presentation Stage will stay busy throughout the weekend with popular speakers including Randy Lemmon, host of KTRH Radio’s GardenLine, the HomeShow’s Tom Tynan, Houston Chronicle architecture and design writer, Diane Cowen, and Michael Garfield, the High-Tech Texan.”

During her twice daily presentations, Kidd will share cost-effective ways she maintains the renovation budget of the abandoned, neglected treasures she uncovers across the Texas landscape, saving them from the wrecking ball and transforming them into a starter or dream home ready to place on the buyer’s property.

“Repurposing wood and other items is a good way to preserve resources and save money on a renovation,” Kidd said, “but the popularity of using these pieces has made them harder to come by and more expensive to purchase. To help keep costs down I’ve come up with, and will be sharing at the show, a formula composed of products already in most homes that gives new lumber the look of reclaimed wood.”

Tom Tynan also joins the queue of experts at the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show this year and will broadcast his popular home improvement show, HomeShow, live on SportsRadio 610 from the HomeShow Radio booth from 8 to 11 a.m., providing tips on how to move on after Harvey by avoiding common flood recovery mistakes. After the show, Tynan will man the booth from until 2 p.m. throughout the weekend. Homeowners are encouraged to stop by the booth with their questions and to pick up Tom’s ‘12 Projects Every Homeowner Needs To Do,’ a free guide available exclusively to those attending the show.

Catrina_Kidd2Homeowners who come to the show with a desire to simply update their home’s surroundings, whether curb appeal or outdoor living areas with landscape or hardscape, will find a plethora of experts on hand to answer questions and provide guidance. Local gardeners will man the Ask the Fort Bend Master Gardeners booth throughout the show to answer gardening questions, and new Belgard Hardscapes products will be in the Belgard Mobile Display, a semi-truck filled with decorating ideas and products.

For an easy, affordable way to revamp the look of any home, inside or out, color experts from Sherwin-Williams invite homeowners to stop by the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap booth to learn about the colors available and how best to combine them with the home’s current decorating scheme or any of the other 1,500 colors on the Sherwin-Williams palette.

The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center has been selected as the 2018 show’s charity partner. The center provides innovative, child-centered learning to the children of Fort Bend County, and would like to invite everyone attending the show to stop by the center’s booth to learn about its mission, goals and fundraising opportunities.

“Swatson, the mascot for the Sugar Land Skeeters, will join us from 1 to 3 p.m. on each day of the show,” Wood said. “And we have arranged for Cousins Maine Lobster, Houston’s Il Primo Pizza and the Foreign Policy food trucks to set up in the Stafford Centre parking lot to serve their unique and delicious specialty dishes.”

Catrina_Kidd1Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28. Tickets for the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show are cash only at $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and children 12 years and younger can attend for free. Parking is available at no cost. 

A $2 off admission coupon is available.