Home is your sanctuary, your safe place, where you hang your hat. Your home defines you, reflects you, and showcases your taste. So, what happens if you are not feeling your home? What happens if you feel like your tastes have changed, but not sure how to adjust your current abode? What happens if you are new to the area and are preparing to build a home, but don’t know any contractors? How do you take the first step to putting up window treatments? How do you pick out the perfect design elements? Not only do you have to think about the inside of your residence, but of course the curb appeal and landscaping are priorities as well.

The 18th Annual Mountain Home Show has all of these answers and more! Mark your calendars for April 24th & 25th. There will be FREE parking and FREE admission. Contractors, vendors, and other home experts will be set up at North Georgia Technical College on Friday (April 24th) from 2pm – 7pm and on Saturday (April 25th) from 9am-5pm. Take advantage of the opportunity to get new ideas, meet the experts and ask them questions. Are you a Do-It-Yourselfer? There are plenty of ideas for you too! Seminars will be held on Saturday with subjects like “How to remodel and get more for less cost” and “How to save the most energy for the least cost.”

Here are a few tips to help make your home more “green”.

  1. Switch to LED or CFL lighting.
  2. Seal gaps around doors and windows.
  3. Insulate your attic.
  4. Install low flow showerheads and toilets.
  5. Purchase water & energy efficient appliances.
  6. Consider switching to a tankless water heater.
  7. Install solar panels.
  8. Install a programmable thermostat.
  9. Get an energy efficient audit for your home.
  10. Reduce, reuse, recycle.

If you are in the construction, remodel, decorating, or energy saving industry and would like to be a vendor in The Mountain Home Show this year, you may contact Richard MacCrea at (828) 835-0605, by email at rmaccrea@mountainhomeshow.com, or online at www.mountainhomeshow.com.

For local information and other upcoming events, please contact the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce at 706-745-5789 or online at www.VisitBlairsvilleGa.com.

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