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March 4, 2013

Indoor, outdoor living spaces on display

MONTREAL — The old adage states, “Where there’s a house, there’s a home.”

If that’s the case, then when there’s a home, there’s a home show.

The 34th Montreal National Home Show rolls into town at Place Bonaventure Friday, March 8, through Sunday, March 17. The show aims to help attendees renovate and decorate their own home sweet home. More than 500 exhibitors and 1,500 specialists will be offering the latest home-decoration and construction-design trends in heating, air conditioning and energy; kitchens and bathrooms; pools and spas; major appliances; landscaping; recreation; windows and doors; electronics; and decor.

“Everyone has a renovation or decoration project in mind, but what’s often missing are the tricks, advice, inspiration and new ideas to help make these projects a reality,” Montreal National Home Show manager Helene Cote said. “You can find this at the show.”

Cote said your level of renovation expertise doesn’t matter.

“The National Home Show is an annual rendezvous for home lovers, first-time home owners and industry professionals — all visitors are welcome,” she said.

“Whether it’s a small decoration project or larger-scale renovation, the NHS has answers to all your questions.”

BUBBLE ROOM

As always, the show boasts many special events and attractions. 

Don’t miss a visit to the CasaBubble, a dome-shaped, self-contained, all-transparent structure that can be used as an outdoor living room, winter garden or a bedroom under the stars. Each CasaBubble takes about 30 to 40 minutes to install, the press release states.

“You’ll really feel as if you’re living as one with nature,” Cote said.

GARDEN DISPLAYS

Landscaping and exterior design are a perennial National Home Show favorite.

“Our garden displays are always a crowd pleaser,” Cote said.

This year, the show features a 5,000-square-foot garden created by boutique landscape designer Ladouceur. The space incorporates rooftop, patio and balcony urban-garden designs complete with foliage, outdoor furniture, planters and ambient lighting.

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