Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo at I-X Center March 24-26 | Real Estate

  • April 26, 2023

The Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo will be held from March 24 to 26 at the I-X Center at 1 I-X Center Drive in Cleveland.

Featuring over 225 exhibitors, the expo will feature Patric Richardson, also known as “The Laundry Guy” on HGTV and Discovery+, who will make an appearance on the main stage, designed by Ora Designs, on March 24 and March 25. Matt Fox, this year’s emcee, will also take to the main stage all weekend. Fox is known for creating and co-hosting the first and longest-running show on HGTV, “Room by Room,” as well for hosting and producing the public television show “Around the House with Matt and Shari.”

Produced by Beachwood-based Marketplace Events, the show will also feature The UFO House from Futuro Houses; the Tiny Home Village from Tiny Home Living; the Homes that Roam RV Showcase by General RV and Avalon RV; Doggie Drive, a dog house showcase all built by juniors and seniors at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center with a $200 budget; Let’s Grow, a display of terra cotta flower pots designed by 12 of Cleveland’s television and radio personalities; and a 35-foot putting green by Keepers Turf.

Hours are from noon to 9 p.m. March 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 25 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 26.

Admission for adults is $10 at the door, $8 at, $7 for seniors ages 65 and up with ID at the box office, and $6 for children ages 6 to 12.

March 24 will be the themed Hero Day, where active and retired members of the military and first responders will receive free admission with valid ID.

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Georgina Rodriguez’s curious demand for the renovation of the Madrid home she shares with Cristiano Ronaldo

  • April 17, 2023

The story of Georgina Rodriguez has been taken to the most famous streaming platform in the world, Netflix, who spotted potential in the model and partner of Cristiano Ronaldo as well as an attractive audience and the opportunity to show the most private and intimate side of the Spanish-Argentinean.

After the success of the first season of ‘I am Georgina’, the platform has launched the second installment of the series and hopes to have the same reception.

To this end, both the producer and Georgina Rodriguez herself have put a lot of effort into promoting the second season.

It was already clear from the trailer that this was going to be the most intimate season for the model, as it was going to deal with the subject of the loss of her newborn baby.

Georgina: The house wasn’t made for us

However, there is another aspect of family life between Georgina Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo and that is the refurbishment of their home in Madrid.

According to the model, the home was not family-friendly enough for the children she has together with the Portuguese player. That’s why they are renovating.

The Buenos Aires-born model is personally overseeing the progress of the renovation of her home in the Spanish capital.

“I decided to renovate the family home because it wasn’t at all suited to the kind of family we are and it wasn’t made for us,” Rodriguez declared.

“I think that every house is personal and the house was not made for the large family that we are.”

Georgina had certain demands for her bathroom

The 29-year-old personally chooses the materials and prefers not to leave this task to someone she trusts, because she herself keeps a close eye on all the work being done on her house.


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Susty a winner for WA design competition

  • October 6, 2022

An eco-friendly home has scooped the Design Matters National Building Design Award of the Year for Western Australia 2022, awarded at the Annual Awards cocktail party held at the floating bar, The Raft in Perth. And according to the judges sustainability was a clear trend among the winners.

Wing House by John Damant of Arcologic was described by judges as a timeless response to its surrounding environment. Nestled between the trees just out of Margeret River, the project took out the top award for the state and also won the categories of Best New House (WA) between $1 million – $2 million, and Best Residential Rural Design (WA).

Design Matters National (DMN) is a peak national professional body for more than 2500 building designers, architects, and industry professionals. 

The judges described the house as: “a design that reflects its rural setting, the use of natural materials, opening to the aspect and use of dividing partitions to create privacy. A great technical outcome”.

Arcologic founder John Damant designed the home for clients who purchased a subdivision for their retirement. The clients wanted a spacious home to host visitors while still allowing for privacy.

Mr Damant accepted the award, stating: “Wing House was designed in two offset ‘wings’ separated by the entry and alfresco, each wing representing the zoning required for different uses within the home. The skillion roof also sweeps up to the north to maximise solar gain, which also gives the impression of a bird about to take flight, hence the moniker, Wing House”.

The home is designed to solar passive principles to minimise heating and cooling requirements. With north-facing orientation, a wood fireplace, ample natural light, built-in fans and openings for a southerly breeze, the home will remain warm in winter and cool in summer. 

Overall, sustainability was a

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An Elegant Victorian Home Gets A Dose Of Global Style

  • September 26, 2022

There are some real-estate unicorns still to be found in Riverdale, one of Toronto’s oldest downtown neighborhoods. A period Victorian house with its original architecture still intact would be one of them. For Erin Young and her husband, Jason Farrell, finding their unicorn proved to be elusive. They toured 20-plus listings over seven years, and made two failed offers. “We didn’t want to buy someone else’s renovation,” says Erin, an e-commerce and marketing executive. “We were determined to find an unspoiled house that we could renovate and make our own.”

So the couple could hardly hide their excitement when, in the fall of 2018, they finally found an elegant, three-storey, five-bedroom Victorian in the heart of Riverdale that had been in the same family for more than 50 years. Erin was so eager that she included a photo of their family with their offer to help her win the house. Sure, it had an outdated galley kitchen that was too small for a fridge, and the interior layout was a closed-off series of formal rooms not spacious enough for their family of five. But the house had good bones, a large backyard and still retained many of the original period features they were hoping for — think coved nine-foot ceilings, ornate plasterwork, stained glass windows and a grand foyer with its original staircase. Designer Samantha Sacks, who had worked on the renovation of the family’s previous house and was hired to reimagine this one.

Scroll down to see how she put a fresh spin on this Victorian home!

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Jimmy Fallon, Cara Delevingne’s Tonight Show Home-Decor Chat

  • August 3, 2022

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Instead of converting it into a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cara Delevingne has chosen to live in the $10.8 million questionably decorated Gramercy Park triplex she bought from Jimmy Fallon. As she told Fallon on The Tonight Show this week, she loves the decor — basically the Overlook Hotel in The Shining with a maximalist color palette. “I’ve kept it all. It’s creepy,” she said. “I tried to design my house in L.A. basically like that without knowing that house.”

Delevingne is telling the truth! She has described her L.A. home — an English-country-style mansion built in 1941 for the founders of the Vons supermarket chain — as an “adult playhouse” and it lives up to the reputation: There’s a costume dress-up room, a Lynchian poker room, and, naturally, a ball pit. She cites escape rooms and Hugh Hefner as influences, both of which are conceptually fused in a hidden lounge she calls the “pussy palace.”

Since her new Gramercy apartment is a triplex, it will be a bit more difficult to Razor-scooter from place to place as she did in her Open Door tour. (“If you’re bored, you’re boring,” she said. Okay!) I do wonder, though, if Delevingne will install another “rotisserie-chicken thing” in Fallon’s relatively tame kitchen, even if she’ll never use it.

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Here’s The Difference Between a Renovation And a Remodel

  • July 26, 2022

If there’s anything the pandemic has taught us, it’s that a dream home wasn’t built (or purchased, or designed) in a day. As more and more homeowners are grappling with a competitive real estate market, limited resources, and major material delays, doing anything to improve our homes—or find a new one—can feel like a serious pipe dream.

If you’ve decided to sit tight on your property and put in a little sweat equity to make it the home of your dreams, you’re not alone. According to the 2022 U.S. Houzz & Home Study, 55 percent of homeowners anticipate taking on a renovation this year, a trend that shows no sign of slowing down. Here’s the thing, though—while you may be using the terms “renovation” and “remodel” interchangeably, there’s actually a distinct difference between the two when it comes to industry speak, and the more you can decipher what it is you want, the better you’ll be able to communicate with any contractors, architects, and designers you hire.

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In this Nashville kitchen renovation, Studio Dearborn designer Sarah Roberston relied on well-worn brick and bespoke cabinetry to transform an already functional layout.
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So, what is considered a renovation?

Plainly speaking, most pros consider a renovation to be cosmetic improvements to a space that don’t involve changing its intended purpose. This could constitute a range of projects, ranging in budget (and impact) both big and small. Take a kitchen for example; a renovation of the space may include things like painting or replacing cabinetry, upgrading the countertops, or even installing new light fixtures. There’s no denying these changes can have a serious impact on how you live in the space—they can even increase your equity in your home. That being said, you are not changing the overall

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Protecting trees during remodel saves cash later | Lifestyle

  • July 7, 2022

The time to protect mature trees on your property from damage during a house remodel (if you decide to save the trees), is before construction starts. Otherwise, you could end up paying many thousands of dollars to replace trees that are injured or killed by heavy machinery or other mishaps.

When roots are compacted by heavy equipment or severed by trenching, chances are you won’t see the damage immediately. But injured roots are often unable to take up water, air or nutrients, and this results in the decline and eventual death of the tree, even years later. Disease organisms or pest infestations that enter unhealed wounds can also kill the tree in time.

Avoid building within the root zone of a large, established tree. Allow at least one foot of space between the trunk and the structure for every inch of trunk diameter measured at 54 inches above soil level. Learn where any new underground lines will go and reroute them away from trees, if possible. If it’s not possible for contractors to work outside the root zone, up to one-third of a healthy tree’s roots can be removed without severely harming the tree, but its growth and health may be set back for years.

If heavy equipment must be moved over the root zone, cover the area from the trunk out to the drip line with a 12-inch-thick layer of wood chips, then top the mulch with sheet metal plates or plywood sheets to minimize soil compaction. Make sure your contractor knows your wishes regarding your trees and will convey your wishes to workers; the best way to do that is to spell them out in the remodeling contract.

If you do sustain some damage to any of your mature trees, here are some tips you

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How to Remodel Your House on a Budget

  • June 25, 2022

If you’re planning on giving your home a makeover, but don’t want to spend a fortune doing so, then this article is for you. Remodeling your house doesn’t have to be a pricey endeavor. There are plenty of ways to do it without wasting too much money.

One of the best ways to save money when remodeling your home is to do it yourself. If you’re handy with tools and have some experience with home improvement, then you can take on some of the work yourself and save a lot of money in the process.

Here are the things you can do to remodel your house on a budget.

Tips for remodeling your home on a budget
There are a few things you can do to remodel your home without spending a fortune. One of the best ways to save money is to do the work yourself. And even if you’re not particularly handy, there are still things you can do yourself and save up. For example, painting is a relatively easy task that most people can take care of on their own. 

Another way to save money is to reuse and recycle old materials. For example, if you’re replacing your kitchen cabinets, you can use the old ones in another room or sell them online. The same goes for appliances and other fixtures. You can also look for discounts on materials when remodeling on a budget. If you do that, you will be left with more money to invest in many different balcony furniture pieces for your garden, for instance. Sure, your goal is to save money, but when you can’t repurpose furniture, it is okay to buy new one. That is why you should try to cut your costs whenever possible.

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Things to Consider Before Renovating Your Home

  • June 21, 2022

When done right, home renovations can be transformative, satisfying, and rewarding. A home remodel is an experience, whether you’re rebuilding the kitchen, updating the bathroom, or improving the living room. But, like with any expedition, there are several things that may go wrong. Many homeowners enter the process not knowing what to expect in a home renovation.

They only regret not having a strategy after experiencing the consequences of a failed undertaking. From faulty supplies to unexpected delays to unexpected costs, upgrading your house might become the most stressful experience of your life. If you aren’t entirely prepared for your remodeling job, you may become intimidated by the number of problems that may arise unexpectedly.

Renovations are not as easy as they appear on television. The truth is that it takes a lot of time, effort, and money. You must consider and prep before beginning the job if you want to accomplish it correctly the first time.

1. Make a plan

Renovations are more difficult than building a new home since you aren’t commencing with a blank slate. Let’s look at it another way. Assume you’re renovating your bathroom and installing a new bathtub. You realize you underestimated the floor space of your bathroom as you attempt to install it. The toilet is not just too near to your new tub, but there isn’t enough room for you to move around comfortably. 

Hence, it is critical to prepare ahead of time before beginning a restoration job. You might wind up having a lot on your plate if you don’t have a realistic and precise strategy. It’s possible that you’ll forget what your initial aim was. You must know exactly what you want and write it down.

2. Set a budget

It’s time to determine the budget once you’ve decided

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