The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s 13th annual Home Design and Remodel Fair is this Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the PNA’s Blue Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N.
The fair features 95 exhibitors, presentations, door prizes, and consultations by City of Seattle permit specialists. A strong emphasis is placed on green building, green remodeling, and sustainable living.
Regardless of where you are on the timeline for a home remodeling project, this event will have something for you. If you’re in the early stages of dreaming and scheming, you’ll find plenty of inspiration talking to architects and contractors and looking at photos of completed projects. If you’re at a more concrete phase of project planning, you’ll be happy to meet builders who could take you to completion and suppliers who might have just the right thing for you.
If you’re all ready to go, be sure to consult with the City of Seattle permit specialists to get a full understanding of your project needs. Not ready to tackle the house? Spend time with some landscape professionals and consider getting started on the outside first.
Conservation organizations, home energy auditors, earthquake retrofitters, consultants and trades people will all provide information to help you save money and resources and increase the safety and comfort of your home, even if you’re not ready to undertake a large construction project.
See the PNA’s website for the list of exhibitors, and for a full schedule of presentations on various remodeling topics, from choosing a contractor and architect to building rain gardens and how to navigate the permitting process.
Admission is $9 for the general public and $6 for PNA members. Children 12 and under are free.