Home & Garden

59th annual Home Show starts Thursday at Century II

The Home Show starts Thursday at Century II for people interested in building a house, remodeling their house or improving their “day-to-day homemaking,” according to the Wichita Area Builders Association. The association sponsors the show, which is in its 59th year.

More than 280 exhibitors will be showcasing their products and services at the show, which will run through Feb. 10.

The most sought-after jobs in home remodeling are opening up floor plans, transforming kitchens, creating master suites and changing window and door systems, according to a news release from the builders association.

An anticipated increase in attendance at last year’s show didn’t pan out; the number was down a bit, to 32,000, said Sandy Call of the builders association. Attendance had been 35,000 to 36,000 in 2011.

Tickets for the show will be $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for children ages 7 to 12. Kids 6 and under get in free.

Hours will be 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Feb. 9, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10.

Free child care will be available in Exhibition Hall from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10. Free parking will be available at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium with free shuttle service to and from the Home Show.

These free seminars will be offered: Remodeling Basics 101, at 4 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Feb. 9 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10; Getting Ready for the Building Process, at 5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 9, and 3 p.m. Feb. 10; Add Comfort and Save Money With Energy Improvements at 6 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Feb. 9 and 1 p.m. Feb. 10; and Protecting the Energy Independence of Kansas, 2 p.m. Feb. 9.

Fore more information, see the insert in Sunday’s Eagle or call the builders association at 316-265-4226.