Up & Coming Weekly

February 11, 2020

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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14 UCW FEBRUARY 12-18, 2020 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM N.C. Spring Home Expo offers ideas, solutions for homeowners by STEPHANIE CRIDER EVENTS Spring is right around the corner. It's the perfect time to show your abode some love, spruce things up and maybe tackle projects that got put on hold dur- ing the winter months. Whether that to-do list is a mile long or you are just looking for inspiration, the North Caro- lina Spring 2020 Home Expo is the per- fect place to start. e Expo runs Feb. 21 through Feb. 23 at the Crown Complex Exposition Center, and according to David Laughlin, marketing director at Nationwide Expo, there is something there for just about everyone. Come browse the latest in home design, remodeling, automation, improvement, outdoor living and more — much more. e more than 100 vendors are ready to serve, teach and inspire. "is is going to be a great show," said Laughlin. "is time of year, a lot of people are huddled inside doing proj- ects or gearing up for spring cleaning, spring redecoration and bigger proj- ects, too. at's what makes this such a timely event. ere will be everything related to homes and living spaces, including things like tile, wood, carpet and bath and kitchen vendors. If you're looking for something for a project — big or small, do-it-yourself or to hire out — there are vendors who can help, and they are all getting together at the Crown." For people looking to get work done, the Expo is an opportunity to shop around, get quotes and interview dif- ferent vendors. "ey do all sorts of projects, indoors and out," said Laugh- lin. "And, often, they can do it in a day or two. Many of the vendors don't have storefronts, so you'll get good pricing. Virtually all the vendors are local. ere are some national companies, but the ones who will come into your home are 85% to 90% local and include busi- nesses like plumbers, HVAC compa- nies, electricians, — you name it." e show is also perfect for people thinking about buying or building a home. Find out what the latest trends and technologies are, compare prod- ucts and prices and talk to financial institutions about how to make it hap- pen. "If you're thinking about buying a house, we will have bankers, lenders and mortgage companies — everything you can think of," said Laughlin. "You don't have to own a home to enjoy the show. Mattress companies will be here, kitchen companies will be selling the latest gadgets, and there will be cook- ing demos and food samples and all sorts of other vendors, too." Like many other industries, technol- ogy changes fast in the home=building and home improvement arena. From solar products to home safety, Laughlin said it's always interesting to see the latest trends and technologies. "My fa- vorite thing about this is the education. I learn something at every show." Don't miss the main stage, where vendors will do presentations. And come ready to bring home some the swag. "ere is always swag, like key chains and pens and visors, but the other thing is there will be give- aways as well," Laughlin said. "At one show, a roofing company gave away a new roof." With vendors offering products and services that cover anything home- and even apartment-related, the expo is an obvious choice for a way to construc- tively spend a few hours. Tickets cost $5 per person. Find out more at http:// www.crowncomplexnc.com/events or by calling 910-438-4100. From kitchen to bath renovations and indoor and outdoor projects to redecorating and refreshing your living space, the N.C. Spring 2020 Home Expo has ideas and solutions for most every project. CAN'T BEAT $ARAH THE JACKPOT GROWS BY $25 EACH DAY SARAH ISN'T BEATEN! POWERED BY: TUNE IN AT 6:10AM AND 8:10AM EVERY WEEKDAY! 700 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, NC 28301 • Incredibly Fresh Flowers • Custom Silk Designs • Lovely Plants & Dish Gardens • Fabulous Showroom & Gi Shop • Conveniently Located Within Minutes of Fayetteville Hospitals & Funeral Homes Corporate Services: • Lobby & Office arrangements • Grand openings • Promotions Flowers Express What Words Cannot www.FloralArtsNC.com 910.822.0425 Celebrating 40 Years of Service Flower for February Roses STEPHANIE CRIDER, Associate Publisher. COMMENTS? Editor@ upandcomingweekly.com. 910-484-6200

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