It's now past the holidays which means it's the time one looks around and decides what they will aspire to do for the new year. We in Seattle, tend to live in older homes. Ones when they were built, the contractors never dreamed we would still be living in their handi-work created without power tools and sometimes without the internal combustion engine or electricity. Hard to believe, but these homes made from old growth timber are still standing and are in demand for their aesthetic and materials, not the mention our highly desirable neighborhoods. We just tend to live in these houses a little differently in the digital age.
Enter the PNA Home and Remodel Fair. It's the Seattle Home Show on the human scale. The service providers here tend to echo the Phinney Ridge, or for that matter the Seattle ethic of sustainable, local vendors providing common sense solutions.
I'll be at the NW Eco Building Guild Booth promoting both the Guild and the NW Green Home Tour. I invite you to attend the show which takes up all three floor of the PNA center, and can be walked in a couple of hours. You will meet impassioned and knowledgeable trades people and service providers ready to speak with you about your home repair and remodeling needs.
After more than 25 years of this show it is still going strong and is the antidote to the larger seemingly more commercial Seattle Home Show. It benefits the PNA Tool Library, which is a whole other blog post.
Suffice to say, this is a great educational and informative event. Not only do you meet the contractors and designers, but you can attend informative presentations throughout the day.
Attending this home fair is a very different experience than the Seattle Home Show. All your proceeds goes towards one of the best and first community centers in the city. Check it out, you won't be sorry.