By Joe Crews
For Hometown News
Want to perk up your bathroom? Need to renovate your kitchen? Dreaming of beautifying your yard? Hoping to save money by investing in solar technology?
At the Daytona Beach Home & Garden Show at the Ocean Center, which begins a three-day run today, consumers can get answers to those and other questions as they browse through exhibits from more than 200 local home improvement experts displaying their goods and services for everything in and around a home.
"We'll have exhibits for kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, landscaping, interior designers and cutting-edge solar products," said Dave Kielburn of East Coast Consumer Shows, which is staging the event. The company also hosts the Orlando Home & Garden Show.
The show opens today and runs through Sunday. Doors open at 10 a.m. all three days, and the show closes at 6 p.m. today and Saturday and at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Designer Chip Banks of HGTV's "Curb Appeal" and "Design to Sell" will make four appearances during the day Saturday, and local contractors will present how-to seminars all weekend long, Mr. Kielburn said.
"This is our third show (in Daytona Beach)," he said. "The Ocean Center has told us we've set attendance records the past two years for consumer shows -- by a long shot, they tell us."
Alongside the Home & Garden Show will be the Daytona Boat Show, with more than a dozen local dealers displaying their latest makes and models.
General admission is $7, while seniors and military personnel tickets are $4 and children 16 and under get in free. Complimentary coupons are available at Walgreens and Home Depot, while supplies last.
For more information, visit www.daytonabeachhomeshow.com or call (877) 730-SHOW (7469).