What to give the person who has everything? How about a home improvement gift? Think about it. We spend so much time in our space that a little refresh just might make you appreciate your home even more.
The Midwest Home and Holiday Show is coming up soon on November 15, 16, and 17 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It’s a great time to get out and meet some of the folks who can help you get your home in shape. Go ahead! Ask lots of questions. It’s the perfect opportunity to get free advice about everything ranging from cleaning gutters, to kitchen trends, to how to keep your windows crystal clear.
We rounded up a few home gift ideas to help you start brainstorming. Make sure to stop by the various vendors’ booths to ask more questions about how to make your home improvement gift a reality.
- Refresh your kitchen
You know you’ve been putting it off. Whether it’s the outdated chandeliers or the old, peeling ’80s melamine countertop, it may be time for a kitchen refresh. If you don’t know where to start, you can stop by the Cambria booth and peruse a wide variety of quartz samples that would look stunning in any kitchen.
Cabinets by Dan will also be available to answer questions about the best way to spruce up your kitchen cabinets so they don’t look like they got left behind with the Dynasty years.
Also, with winter around the corner, perhaps the best invisible way to enhance your kitchen is with heated floors. Stop by the Heat My Floors booth and learn how you can keep your tootsies toasty while you whip up your favorite dish.
- Replace leaky windows
If you are one of the many (including myself) who live in an older home, chances are your place is starting to get a little drafty with the colder air moving in. While putting plastic wrap over the windows is a quick, temporary solution, there is only so long that one can take looking outside through saran wrap.
A longer, more sustainable solution is to replace the windows altogether. Not only will the outdoors look clearer, but you’ll also be much happier with your energy bill. The friendly folks from Marvin Windows and Doors will be at the Midwest Home and Holiday Show and will show you their products and give suggestions on the best window solution for your home.
- Replacing roofs and siding
Did your roof and siding take a beating this year after those freak spring hail storms? Maybe your home just is showing its age. Perhaps you are sick of stucco siding and just want to switch it up and try a new look.
Whatever your motive, we recommend paying a visit to Minnesota Exteriors’ booth. Their name says it all. They specialize in making your home’s exterior look brand spankin’ new and it’s all done with quality materials and craftsmanship. After Minnesota Exteriors works on your home, it will be oozing with curb appeal.
- Build a patio, deck or sunroom
When the cold weather hits, bring some warmth to your honey’s heart by giving her the sunroom or deck she’s dreamed of. Think about it—not only are you adding a beautiful, functional space to enjoy the outdoors, but you will also be adding a room where you will create many Minnesota summer memories.
Stop by Great Day Improvements’ booth for inspiration on the many ways you can create the perfect patio, deck, sunroom, and backyard.
- Create a rain garden
When you create a rain garden with the help of Metro Bloom, you might change your chant from, “rain, rain, go away,” to “come back again soon!” This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves gardening or sustainable solutions.
Rain gardens are created with a shallow depression in the land where stormwater runoff will go and soak into the ground, rather than running off into the street and polluting our lakes and wetlands. By capturing the polluted runoff water and allowing it to slowly soak into the ground, one can mimic the natural system of purifying water underground.
These are only a few home improvement gift giving ideas. Make sure to stop by the Midwest Home and Holiday Show and let us know your favorite home improvement ideas by tweeting or taking an Instagram photo using the hashtag, #midwesthome&holiday.
Midwest Home and Holiday Show
Friday, November 15; 1-6 p.m.
Saturday, November 16; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, November 17; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center
For info and ticket information, visit midwesthomeshow.com