West Cobb Magazine

Marietta – The 26th Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show September 25-27

2009 Theme:  Make Your Home New Again

home show 3 The Fall Atlanta Home Show offers exhibits from over 300 local home improvement companies and seminars on a variety of topics.  Guest speakers and hands-on demonstrations will provide attendees with tips and advice on cooking, gardening, home repair, decorating, recreation, and other subjects related to home remodeling and home improvement.  There are activities for children, as well as live demonstrations on the Viking Cooking Stage.  Hosted by the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, The Cobb County Fire Department will create and staff a Fire Safety House to prepare adults and children for the cool months ahead when accidental fires often occur.

 A full roster of speakers will be on hand each day, including Shane Tallant, star of HGTV’s “Designed to Sell” and Joe Washington from HGTV’s “Ground Breakers”.  Two of WSB-AM’s popular local radio shows will broadcast live from the Atlanta Home Show Saturday morning:  “The Lawn and Garden Show with Walter Reeves” and “The Home Fix-It Show with Dave Baker”.

Show Highlights 

The Viking Cooking Corner – Come sample the work of Atlanta’s top chefs who will treat you to their unique styles of cooking! From Georgia’s only Next Food Network Star finalist and author Chef Hans Rueffert, who will take you on a tour of Georgia grown foods and how best to prepare them to Atlanta’s own celebrity cake decorator Ashley Vicos and her out of this world sculpted and custom cake work. Chef Rob of Rob’s Caribbean Café will share his favorite Caribbean Creations and the Young Chefs Academy of Sandy Springs will teach you how to prepare fun food for kids and teens and unleash their inner chef! You also won’t want to miss a great line up of Viking Chefs who will share with you a wide variety of their Viking Chef Specialties!

Inside HGTV’s Designed to Sell with host Shane Tallant – You already know the network and the program, now come meet this EMMY award winning celebrity as he shares his insights into this #1 rated HGTV powerhouse show! Known for his quick wit, charming smile, and ability to capture real moments with homeowners, Shane brings his on-air experiences to life on the Home Show Stage both Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 3pm.

The Home Show Stage – Experience exciting and educational sessions that can save you a great deal of time and money on your next remodeling job. From the benefits of going green, determining the market value of home improvements, the hottest new products for kitchens and baths, how to protect your home from rot, mold and mildew, what you should know before

Join crowd favorite Joe Washington (HGTV’s Ground Breakers and Home Improvement TV – Atlanta Edition) at the Home Show Stage as he teaches you how to plan your next remodeling job before you start and how to be a responsible water user in your landscape. This Atlanta remodeling and outdoor-living icon has been educating and entertaining homeowners for years and now is your chance to interact with him in person.

Win tickets to see Atlanta’s very own Walter Reeves and Dave Baker broadcast live at the Fall Atlanta Home Show! (NewsTalk 750 WSB). Walter will also present Lush Lawns & Perfect Pansies, “how to properly plant fescue grass, put warm season lawns to sleep and how to plant pansies that all your neighbors will envy” on Friday, September 25th at Noon. Click here to enter for your chance to win the live broadcast admission tickets!

Take a gander at the SEE-THRU House brought to you by ConsultAHomePro.com If you’ve ever wondered what’s really going bang, screech and hiss in your house, find out! This is an innovative approach to explaining how a home is built, from the inside out.

The Fire Safety House – This is a rare opportunity for you to experience WITH your children the look, smell and feel of escaping a house fire while learning fire prevention techniques at the same time. Firefighters will be on hand throughout the entire show to help you create a fire safety escape plan for your family, an easy process that could have life saving results! Brought to you by the Cobb County Fire Department and the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

Register at the show to win a 7 day/6 night Costa Rica Garden trip for two valued at $8,500! Compliments of Earthbound Expeditions. This trip includes everything from airfare and hotel.

Trade Day – To help stimulate the Atlanta housing industry and educate members of affiliated associations, we are offering complimentary weekday admission to all members of these organizations: National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Professional Real Estate Agents (Realtors), Home Builders Association (HBA), National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), Georgia Real Estate Investors Association (GaREIA), and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) by simply providing us with your business card on Friday, September 25th!


Friday September 25th

Home Show Stage

 12:00 Walter Reeves – Lush Lawns and Perfect Pansies – NewsTalk 750 WSB-AM

 1:00 Chris Laseter, CPDT– RCS – Making Your Dog a Member of the Family Sit Means Sit

 2:00 Joe Washington – How to Plan it Before You Build It – HGTV’s Ground Breakers

 3:00 Stan Garnet, ASHI –IRC – Give Your House a Physical Inspectors Associates, Inc

 4:00 Walter Lewis, CR – CAPS Aging in Place – Is Your House Ready? – Neighbors Home Services

 5:00 Todd Goulding, Columnist – Planning and Planting a Low Maintenance Landscape Goulding Design Group

 6:00 Shane Tallant – Inside HGTV’s Designed to Sell With Shane Tallant Host of HGTV’s Designed to Sell

 Friday September 25th

Viking Cooking Corner

 1pm Chef Jessica Ray – Viking Chef Specialties – Viking Store

3pm Executive Chef Delroy Bowen – Proof of the Pudding Specialties – Proof of the Pudding

 5pm Viking Chef – Viking Chef Specialties – The Viking Store

 Saturday September 26th

Home Show Stage

 6:00a.m. Walter Reeves – The Lawn & Garden Show Live Broadcast NewsTalk 750 WSB-AM – admission for Walter’s early morning broadcast for winning ticket holders only. General admission begins at 10am. Click here for contest details.

 10:00 Dave Baker – The Home Fix It Show – Live Broadcast NewsTalk 750 WSB-AM

 1:00 Allison Carter, CPO – Organize to the Max: Maximize the Space In Your Home The Professional Organizer, LLC

 2:00 Dan Weidmann, CR – CAPS – Market Valued Home Improvements Weidmann & Associates

 3:00 Shane Tallant – Inside HGTV’s Designed to Sell With Shane Tallant Host of HGTV’s Designed to Sell

 4:00 Pam Goldstein, CMKBD – CAPS – Allied ASID Better, Longer Living Through Universal Design Pam Goldstein Designs

 5:00 Stan Garnet, ASHI – IRC Protecting Your Home From Rot, Mold and Mildew ConsultAHomePro.com

 Saturday September 26th

Viking Cooking Corner

 Noon Chef Rob – Chef Rob’s Caribbean Creations – Chef Rob’sCaribbean Café

 2pm Chef Hans Rueffert – The State on a Plate – TV Chef and Author

 4pm Cake Decorator Ashley Vicos – Be Inspired by Cakes! – Sweet-Ashleys.com

 6pm Chef Joshua John Russell – Viking Chef Specialties – The Viking Store

 Sunday September 27th

Home Show Stage

 1:00 Joe Washington – Let it Flow (or not) – Joe Washington’s Guide to Responsible Water Use in the Landscape HGTV’s Ground Breakers

 2:00 Lisa Brooks, Allied ASID 2009 – Hottest Products for Kitchens & Baths

 3:00 Matt Hoots, CR – How to Greenovate Your Home – The Hoots Group

 Sunday September 27th

Viking Cooking Corner

 2pm Jennifer Fox – Fun Food for Kids & Teens! = Young Chefs Academy of Sandy Springs

 4pm Chef Sandra Kolka – Viking Chef Specialties – The Viking Store

Atlanta Fall Home Show                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Times: Fri. & Sat.: 10am-8pm; Sun. 10am-6pm                                                                                                                                                                www.atlantahomeshow.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location:  Cobb Galleria Centre                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Phone:  770-798-19971                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Admission:  $10 adults

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