This year’s Idea Home theme was Coastal Contemporary—it brought together the contemporary themes consumers are searching for and added a bit coastal for a fresh feature feel.
Built by EPS Homes, landscaped from By The Woods, furnishings by HOM Furniture and windows by Andersen Windows and Doors.
Feature Gardens – Presented By Star Tribune
Presented by Star Tribune, eight of the most talented landscapers from all over Minnesota showcased their expertise with “Gardens Around the World” as their inspiration.
Main and Kitchen Stage
Main Stage sponsored by Kelli Kaufer Designs and ProSource Wholesale, Countertops sponsored by Cambria, Cabinets sponsored by Country Cabinets, Fixtures sponsored by Kohler, Furniture Sponsored by Schneiderman’s, Appliances Sponsored by Warners’ Stellian
Tiny Home Village
Back again for 2017, the Tiny Home Village featured four homes from the top Midwestern builders.
Attendees experienced their favorite food and beverages in the Backyard Lounge sponsored by Plants and Things USA and Outdoor Innovations Landscaping.
Ask a Designer Sponsored by Pottery Barn
This feature gave attendees the opportunity to directly ask experts in interior design questions on personal projects.
Garden Theater Presented by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society
The Minnesota State Horticulture Society hosted presentations throughout both weekends, a wide variety of bulbs were sold, and where the kids planted at a potting table!
Annual Plant Sale
This annual event that occured after 5:00pm the last Sunday of the show is a buying frenzy that guests wait for all day to get bargains from the landscapers.
New Products Showcase
The New Products Showcase (formerly Innovation Avenue) is a long running Feature where exhibitors showcased the latest and most innovative products and services in home, décor, kitchen, bath and outdoor living.
Better Gnomes and Gardens
Local celebrities and community partners competed for bragging rights with the new Better Gnomes and Gardens feature. All gnomes were available for visitors to bid on in a silent auction to benefit the National Kidney Foundation.
Gnomes were provided by Manic Ceramic.
The Kohler Bold Experience Tour
The Bold Experience Tour travels the U.S. and Canada showcasing products from Kohler’s Toileting and Showering collections. It provided a hands-on experience, helping attendees select important fixtures in their new home or remodel.
All displays used a variety of Rust-oleum paints to bring old furnishings back to life! Sponsored by Rust-Oleum Brands.
HERO DAY was Friday, February 24. All active and retired military personnel, fire, police, healthcare professionals + teachers were able to get into the show FREE! THIS OFFER DID NOT EXTEND TO FAMILY MEMBERS. ONE COMPLIMENTARY TICKET PER ID.