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Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Find the project ideas you need at fall home show

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Dozens of companies are ready to share the newest trends and home improvement products at the annual Everett Fall Home Show set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Comcast Arena.
The long list of vendors includes companies that will do just about anything for the home: clean ducts, design window treatments, supply new appliances, install new floors, upgrade countertops, replace your roof and even finance your project. That's just for starters.
The show also includes free seminars on home improvement topics -- for instance, how to get a home energy audit that could pare down your power bills.
Fall is a smart time to make home improvements, said Bill Bradley, promoter of the home show.
After the rush of summer is finished, contractors want work. That leaves homeowners in the best position to get work done quickly and to negotiate the best prices, he said.
"In the spring, contractors are busy, and you've got longer wait times to get started," Bradley said.
The home show runs side-by-side at the arena with a separate gift and food show. That show features lots of tasty samples and gifts so shoppers can get an early start on the holidays.
Visitors can take a bounce or two on a spring-free trampoline and watch master pumpkin sculptor Russ Leno turn squash into art.
Together, both shows offer 250 vendors to peruse.

Attend the shows
The Everett Fall Home Show and the Gift and Food Show are at Comcast Arena at Everett, Broadway and Hewitt.
Hours: Both shows are scheduled for noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: One ticket allows visitors access to both events. Free tickets to both events are available to the first 1,000 people at the shows' websites. The free tickets include a $3 parking coupon for the garage. Go to www.everettfallhomeshow.com and www.everettgiftandfoodshow.com.
Tickets cost $7 for adults and $6.50 for people age 62 and older. Kids 16 and younger get in free.
Parking: Snohomish County Parking Garage, at the corner of Wall and Oakes streets.

Seminars
The seminars are held on the stage in the main arena.
Friday
  • 1 p.m. Solar Power Works Great in Washington with Keith Hughes, owner of West Seattle Natural Energy.
  • 1:45 p.m. Natural Daylight Improves Your Home, Health and Happiness with Dawn McMillion, Northwest Natural Lighting.
  • 2:30 p.m. How About a Home Energy Audit for Saving Money? With Craig Olson, certified home performance specialist with Washington Energy Service.
  • 3:30 p.m. Solar Energy Will Power Your Home and Life with Mike Rehder, architect and design consultant for A&R Solar.
  • 4:15 p.m. How to Install Beautiful Custom Cable Railing for Your Home with Kevin Harril, AGS Stainless Steel.
  • 5 p.m. Credit: Fact or Fiction? Do You Know the Score? With Laurel Knight, mortgage loan originator for Alaska Mortgage.
Saturday
  • 11:30 a.m. Solar Power Works Great in Washington, Keith Hughes.
  • 12:30 p.m. Natural Daylight Improves Your Home, Health and Happiness, Dawn McMillion.
  • 1:30 p.m. How About a Home Energy Audit for Saving Money? Craig Olson.
  • 2:30 p.m. Solar Energy Will Power Your Home and Life, Mike Rehder.
  • 3:30 p.m. How to Install Beautiful Custom Cable Railing for Your Home, Kevin Harris.
  • 4:30 p.m. Solar for Your Home? with Chris Herman, Certified Building Designer with Sunergy Systems.
  • 5:30 p.m. Credit: Fact or Fiction? Do You Know the Score? Laurel Knight.
Sunday
  • 11:30 a.m. Solar Power Works Great in Washington, Keith Hughes.
  • 12:15 p.m. Natural Daylight Improves Your Home, Health and Happiness, Dawn McMillion.
  • 1 p.m. How About a Home Energy Audit for Saving Money? Craig Olson.
  • 2 p.m. Solar Energy Will Power Your Home and Life, Mike Rehder.
  • 2:45 p.m. How to Install Beautiful Custom Cable Railing at Your Home, Kevin Harris.
  • 3:15 p.m. Credit: Fact or Fiction? Do You Know the Score? Laurel Knight.
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