Kick off the new year with the first of the Houston area’s premier home and garden show events featuring the latest in new ideas, innovative products and professional services to transform your home into an oasis of comfort – and the envy of your neighbors.
The 5th Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden Show, featuring the latest in residential and lifestyle upgrades and enhancements, returns to the Stafford Centre, located at 10505 Cash Road Jan. 24 and 25. From simple ideas on better utilization of space to amazing residential transformations, the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show is a popular destination to explore home improvement and exciting new possibilities.
“There’s a lot of interest in outdoor living and making better use of yards, patios and decks,” said Tony Wood, president of Texwood Shows, Inc., producer of the home and garden shows in Sugar Land, Cy-Fair and The Woodlands. “The industry has responded with new and innovative ways for homeowners to enjoy being outside and enhance the value of their property.”
In addition to traditional additions like pools and spas, homeowners are adding outdoor kitchens, showers, breakfast nooks, sitting areas, media centers and covered patios to bring the comfort and functionality of indoors outside.
Outdoor living spaces can be created for seasonal or year-round use, depending on preference. The upgrades improve lifestyle options for homeowners and pay handsome dividends when it comes time to put the property on the market.
“Outdoor living upgrades are very hot in today’s real estate market,” said Wood. “They’re a good investment.”
Home automation is another area of interest among prospective buyers. Home theater, security and other technological advancements are making a big impact in the way homeowners enjoy and protect their most valuable asset.
“New technology enables homeowners to monitor and handle a variety of tasks via computer or smart phone,” said Wood. “You can raise or lower blinds, control heating and cooling, turn lights on and off and take a visual tour of your house and property – from across town or across the country.”
The Sugar Land Home & Garden Show features an array of exhibitors featuring a wide range of products and services for virtually every aspect of residential living, both inside and out. Whatever your interest, the event is a great resource for research and inspiration.
“For homeowners who know what they want, the event provides information and insight on how to accomplish their goal,” said Wood. “But the show is equally beneficial to those who don’t really know what they want or what is possible. It’s a show that inspires creative thinking.”
And unlike shows that simply display designer motifs and the latest technology, the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show features exhibitors, contractors and specialists who can deliver, install and transform dreams into reality.
“In many cases, homeowners can compare products, get bids and get projects started while they are at the show,” said Wood. “It’s a great way to see a wide range of possibilities – including some they never knew existed.”
But the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show is more than major residential expansions and technological upgrades. The event features a wide range of experts in residential living offering live seminars and question-and-answer sessions that address specific situations and concerns.
Certified professional organizer Lisa Giesler, award-winning author of “My Life is a Mess: Organizing 101,” will be on hand to help homeowners reduce clutter and get better use of the space they have.
Randy Lemmon, host of KTRH’s “GardenLine” show, will broadcast his show from the event and be available to offer advice and answer questions. Outdoor Living Ideas are a plenty in the Belgard Hardscapes Mobile Display, literally a semi-truck full of patio ideas. It will be stationed in the parking lot in front of the show.
“We’ve added a craft beer and wine tent this year where show attendees can sample local favorites Fort Bend Brewing Co. and Braman Winery (in Richmond). Just a little something that’s fun for attendees,” added Wood. Whether enhancing a home to put it on the market or upgrading it to make life more enjoyable, the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show is the ideal place for homeowners to being their planning. The show is the first of a trio of home and garden shows in the Houston area. The Cy-Fair event takes place Feb. 21 and 22, followed by The Woodlands Home & Garden Show March 7 and 8.
“We’ve been hosting upscale home and garden shows in Houston for 13 years and every year they get bigger and more popular,” said Wood. “With hundreds of quality exhibitors, experienced contractors and industry experts, there is something for everyone. Boredom is not an option.”
Tickets for the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, and children 12 years and younger can attend for free. Parking is available at no cost.