Home show this weekend

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October 11, 2004 // UPDATED 4:19 pm - April 25, 2007
By: sue rich
sue rich

Some 250 exhibitors will offer tips to improve your domicile at the Fall Minneapolis Home & Garden Show, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 15-17, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S.

Highlights include domestic experts from Home and Garden Television (HGTV), media-celebrity-designed showcase rooms and the ultimate basement-turned-family-room -- not to mention a kitchen-and-bath garage sale featuring deeply discounted new appliances and furniture, with proceeds going tos a good cause.

For holiday-lovers, Master Chef Colleen Miner of "KARE-11 Today," among other shows, will offer high-sparkle but low-stress entertaining tips, and "Everyday Diva" Dana Christine will help you set the table with quick, decorative, do-it-yourself settings. Other HGTV domestic glitterati include expert painter Kristen Amanda of "Decorating Cents," professional organizer Louise Kerzeka and magazine-perfect homemaker Corbin Seitz Tenpas.

The show's Down Under Basement is the antithesis of concrete block and cobwebs. This basement, by Odyssey Construction and Remodeling, includes a $60,000 home theater room, a "stellar cellar" wine cellar, kitchenette, game room, a pair of bathrooms and even a "pet palace."

Thrifty do-it-yourselfers can pick up a good deal at the National Kitchen & Bath Association Garage Sale. Local suppliers have donated new cabinets, vanities, faucets, appliances and more -- including discontinued, overstocked, and scratch-and-dent pieces -- for this sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit that builds houses for low-income families.

For more information, check out homeandgardenshow.com/fall.