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The 34th Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo will be Sept. 8-10

The 34th Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo will open its doors Sept. 8-10 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway in the Cumberland area. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 8-9 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 10.

Over 300 exhibitors will showcase some of the newest and most innovative interior and exterior home improvement products and services, along with a special collection of garden design ideas, tools, hardscapes, outdoor furniture, spas and water features for home landscapes.

Headlining the roster of speakers on the Reliable Heating Air Home Show stage will be HGTV’s “Cousins,” Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, who will entertain attendees on Sept. 9 at 1 and 3 p.m. with an interactive presentation on Planning and Preparing for a Renovation. The two will take questions from the audience during their presentation and chat with attendees afterwards.

Realtor Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins,” “Property Virgins” and “Urban Oasis,” will take the stage on Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. and Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. to share her views on Real Estate Investing and Smart Upgrades for your Home. One lucky attendee will win the grand prize of a seven LED fixture outdoor lighting package provided by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Atlanta. The Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo is Georgia’s largest fall home show and is a SEMCO Show.

“The Fall Atlanta Home Show is really two shows in one,” said Michael Schoppenhorst, president of SEMCO and director of the Atlanta Home Show. “Our home exhibitors will feature the most updated ideas for kitchens, baths, media rooms, living spaces, storage areas and those crucial home systems like electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning. In the outdoor living area, attendees can explore ideas for porches, decks, outdoor kitchens, landscape lighting, patios and gardens. It’s easy to comparison shop and many exhibitors will offer special Show-only discounts to attendees. We invite members of Atlanta’s housing industry — Realtors, contractors, interior designers, landscapers, etc. — to enjoy the Show free of charge on Friday, Sept. 8. They just need to show a business card at the entrance for complimentary admission, courtesy of PMCPros.”

“Our speaker line up for the Reliable Heating and Air Home Show Stage is outstanding,” Schoppenhorst said. “Real-life cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, hosts of HGTV’s “Kitchen Cousins” and “America’s Most Desperate Kitchens,” as well as the popular podcast, “Home with the Cousins,” are known for their kitchen redesigns, but they also design whole-home renovations and have expanded their media presence through live-streaming video and podcasts. Atlanta’s own Egypt Sherrod is a nationally known home space expert through her HGTV shows, guest appearances on all of the major TV networks and NAACP Image Award nominated best-selling book, “Keep Calm … It’s Just Real Estate.” All three will be available following their presentations to meet attendees and answer questions. We’re also pleased to welcome first-time Atlanta Home Show Speakers Reggie and Roger Ramos of Tucker-based Grow with the Flow LLC. They will share how they are converting unused lawn space into certified naturally grown produce gardens. The complete speaker schedule can be found at”

One of the show’s most popular exhibits and gathering spaces will be the Backyard Beer Garden designed by Georgia Landscape and presented by Marietta-based Red Hare Brewing. Adults age 21 and older can sample craft brews, while exploring ideas for their dream backyard with landscape professionals and bidding on silent auction items. The $5 tasting fee and auction purchases support Hope Atlanta, the programs of Travelers Aid to end homelessness in the community. The Show also includes live radio broadcasts, including “The Lawn Garden Show with Walter Reeves” and “The Home Fix-it Show with Dave Baker” on Sept. 9 on News 95.5 FM and AM750 WSB.

“Thanks to an improving economy and a competitive real estate market, many people are choosing to improve their homes through upgrades, additions and landscaping,” said Schoppenhorst. “And, because the home improvement industry is robust, there are excellent job opportunities available for skilled professionals. In fact, Georgia’s Department of Labor is predicting the state’s largest percentage increase in available jobs for 2018 will be for ‘specialty trade contractors’ such as electricians, construction workers and plumbers. To help inform our attendees about education and job opportunities, we have invited representatives from the Technical College System of Georgia to participate in the Show and let people know about the various degrees, diplomas and certificate programs available at Georgia colleges in such areas as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, construction management and much more. We will also have members of NARI Atlanta (the National Association of the Remodeling Industry) on hand to talk about career opportunities in the Atlanta area.”

General admission tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Show’s entrance and online at Children age 12 and under and adults age 65 and older with ID are admitted free. Military personnel and first responders receive a free ticket with the purchase of one general admission ticket with ID. Free, on-site parking is available for Fall Atlanta Home Show visitors.

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