22 Jan What Vendors Attend a Home Show?
Are you thinking about renovating, remodeling, or sprucing up your home? Before starting any home improvement project, it’s important to thoroughly research and find the right contractors and vendors for the job. The most convenient way to compare vendors side-by-side is by attending a home show.
Home shows offer everything home-related under one roof. From kitchen and bath remodels to windows, siding, roofing, flooring, landscaping, and more — you’ll discover a wide range of home improvement specialists to suit your needs. Wondering what types of vendors exhibit at home shows? Here’s an expanded overview:
Home Remodeling and Construction
The heart of any home show lies in large renovation companies that specialize in major home remodeling and construction projects — kitchen overhauls, bathroom makeovers, additions, expansions, whole-home remodels, and more. These companies have the experience, personnel, tools, and resources to take on transformative home projects both inside and out.
Vendors that fall into this category include:
- General contractors
- Residential builders
- Kitchen and bath remodelers
- Custom home builders
- Architects and interior designers
- Structural engineers
General contractors provide start-to-finish project management for all types of renovations. Residential builders specialize in new home construction but also handle additions. Kitchen and bath remodelers overhaul two of the most important rooms in your home. Architects design aesthetically pleasing spaces, while interior designers decorate them. Structural engineers ensure integrity.
The benefit of connecting with these vendors at home shows is the opportunity to view project photo galleries, discuss designs and budgets, and evaluate capabilities hands-on.
Outdoor and Landscaping
Enhancing your outdoor living space can greatly improve your enjoyment of your home and even increase its value. This section overviews the types of landscaping vendors you’ll find at home shows.
Landscaping vendors provide services to help homeowners enhance their exterior spaces:
- Landscape design and construction
- Patio and deck building
- Swimming pool, hot tub, and water feature installation
- Masonry and stonework
- Driveways, walkways, and sidewalks
- Grading, excavation, and drainage
- Garden planting and maintenance
You’ll also find vendors specializing in outdoor structures, kitchens, irrigation, lighting, garden tools/plants, and more. Home shows enable you to get landscaping project estimates on-site.
Windows and Doors
Replacing worn or outdated windows and doors provides one of the best returns-on-investment for home upgrades. Discover what to expect from these vendors at home shows.
At shows, browse window/door suppliers and installation pros specializing in:
- Entry doors — fiberglass, steel, wood, etc.
- Interior and exterior doors
- Windows — vinyl, aluminum, wood, double pane, bay windows
- Glass walls, skylights, screened panels
- Screened porch enclosures
- Storm doors
- Custom window treatments
Reputable vendors offer professional installation services alongside product sales. Expect to see product samples demonstrating operation and insulative properties first-hand.
From carpet and hardwood to tile, concrete, stone, vinyl and more — home shows connect homeowners with flooring showrooms and specialists offering attractive pricing. Shop waterproof floors for kitchens/bathrooms, budget-friendly carpets for bedrooms, durable hardwoods for living areas, and specialized commercial flooring.
Flooring is one of the most tactile parts of a home. The benefit of attending a show is getting to see and touch different flooring types to determine what best suits your lifestyle and design aesthetics before purchase.
It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes mechanics to keep homes running smoothly year-round. Home shows provide access to trusted specialists in heating/cooling, electrical, plumbing, roofing, insulation, waterproofing, cleaning/restoration, and more — all services needed to maintain home system operations.
Vendors you’ll meet include HVAC companies, electricians, plumbers, roofers, insulation contractors, gutter/eavestrough specialists, basement waterproofers, mold removal services, air duct cleaners and hardware suppliers. Getting to know these providers before emergency issues occur is invaluable.
Home Décor and Furnishings
Home shows also enable you to shop for furniture, décor, linens and housewares from local artisans, crafters and boutiques. While selection is often limited compared to dedicated furniture stores, home shows let you discover new designers and find one-of-a-kind pieces.
Chat with vendors to learn about products that capture your eye. Support small businesses while giving your home a customized style.
Find the Best Vendors for Your Project
As you can see, home shows bring together diverse exhibitors specializing in every home improvement service imaginable. Attending a show provides the perfect opportunity to meet vendors face-to-face, evaluate offerings, and obtain project quotes.
Jenks Productions connects you with the Northeast’s largest network of home improvement shows. Browse our calendar at jenksproductions.com and sign up for newsletters to receive discount admission tickets.
For over 40 years, our home shows have connected homeowners with the area’s top remodeling contractors and home specialists. We produce shows offering exceptional variety, quality and value.
Our expos feature hundreds of seasoned vendors so you can find the right professionals and inspiration for your dream home!
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to common questions about attending one of our home shows:
How much does it cost to attend?
Tickets typically run $8-12 for adults; children 12 and under enter free. Discount tickets/coupons are often available on our website.
What COVID precautions are in place?
All our shows adhere fully to state gathering regulations and health precautions — including sanitation stations, social distancing measures, and reasonable attendance control. Masks may be required per current guidelines.
How long should I budget to visit?
Plan 2-3 hours to browse all exhibitors. But even an hour gathers ideas and makes vendor connections! Our home shows pack in helpful resources.
When is the best time/day to attend?
Weekends draw larger crowds. For a relaxed visit, opt for weekday mornings/early afternoons when vendor booths are less busy. Come prepared with home project plans and questions!
Thinking of remodeling, upgrading or sprucing up your home? Make Jenks Productions Home Shows your first stop to connect with experienced vendors and gather project inspiration!
Browse our website for complete details on all upcoming shows in your area. We look forward to seeing you!