If you’re thinking about building your first custom home, the prospect can seem exciting—and, at times, a bit stressful. It’s true that you’ll have a lot of decisions to make in the coming months, but with the right resources, designing your custom home can be a smooth, very enjoyable process.
Like most customers, you’ve probably already started searching for design inspiration online and in magazines. But ideally, you would also get the chance to see home materials, such as tile, countertops, and flooring, in person. This gives you a chance to compare colors and finishes and see how everything works together as you envision your completed home.
The good news is that you don’t have to travel from business to business throughout the Inland Northwest to find the best products and materials for your new home. Luckily, our region hosts several valuable home shows throughout the year, giving you a chance to meet with local contractors, designers, and retailers. Pick one that’s close to you and start finding everything you’ll need to build your custom home.
Fall Home Show – Oct. 6–8. Stop by the TRAC Center in Pasco to get design inspiration for your new custom home. Meet with local suppliers and contractors and view the latest in home design and décor. Your ticket also gets you into free daily seminars to learn more about homebuilding and design. View more information.
Spokane Home Idea Show – Oct. 13–15. Conveniently held at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center, this annual show puts you face to face with some of the best local and regional businesses. See home design and décor products and materials, learn about new trends and technologies, and get inspiration for your custom home. This is also a great chance to learn more about home design and meet with contractors and specialists who can help you through the site development process. Many retailers and service providers will be offering specialty pricing at the show, so get there early. View more information.
Spokane Home & Yard Show – Feb. 22–25, 2018. Also held at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center, the Home & Yard show includes hundreds of displays and demonstrations to get your creativity flowing. Shop for home and yard products and services and view the newest innovative ideas to make your day-to-day life more comfortable and beautiful. View more information.
Regional Home & Garden Show – Feb. 23–25, 2018. Held at the TRAC Center in Pasco, this show is a useful resource for meeting with local suppliers and contractors and viewing home design and décor materials in person. The price of admission also includes free daily seminars that can be helpful for first-time custom-home customers. View more information.
North Idaho Building Contractors Association (NIBCA) Home & Garden Show – Mar. 9–11, 2018. Held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene, this huge annual show is a great resource for decorating ideas, as well as gorgeous landscaping inspiration that can help make your custom home complete. View more information.
Spokane Home & Garden Show – Apr. 13–15, 2018. 2018 is the 40th year of this popular event! Visit the Spokane Convention Center for a springtime home show that includes fantastic ideas for home design and decorating. With more than 300 exhibits, this is one of the Inland Northwest’s largest home shows, so you might need to plan to visit twice in order to see it all. View more information.
While home shows are a great place to get knowledge and information about home design, you don’t have to wait until your next local event to dive in. You can also learn more about the custom homebuilding process anytime by contacting Adair Homes to get in touch with a local Inland Northwest representative and to get all your questions answered. Adair also offers educational seminars and open houses that give you an insider’s view of custom home design and homebuilding so that you’re ready to design the home of your dreams.