2014 Decatur Old House Fair
On Saturday, February 8, 2014, the City of Decatur, in partnership with the Georgia Historic Preservation Division, will hold the sixth annual Decatur Old House Fair. This annual celebration features industry experts offering fresh ideas, practical advice, innovative materials, and quality services for owners of older homes. This year's theme, Form Follows Function, explores the relationship between home improvement and historic charm through an exciting array of DIY, Sustainable Living, Maintenance, and Renovation tracks. Homeowners get the latest "green updates" and renovation ideas for kitchens and baths, attend seminars and workshops on restoring windows and repairing plaster, and much more! The Fair also includes a large exhibit hall of professionals, retailers, and suppliers specializing in home improvement, historic preservation, and interior furnishings.
Exhibit area opens at 9 a.m.; seminars begin at 10 a.m. Some of the topics include:
Hands-on workshops on restoring wood windows
Researching Your Old House
Creating a Maintenance Plan for Your House
The "Smart Home"
Wood Windows: Repair or Replace?
Stump the electrician! Bring your problems and get some answers.
Historic Tree Care and Maintenance
Aging in Place
Energy Efficiency Updates for Older Homes
In Over My Head! DIY or Hire a Pro: How to Know
Spending Money Wisely: Saving Money and Financing Dream Projects
Understanding Wood Floors and Wood Details in Older Homes
Insuring your historic home
Period Kitchens for Older Homes
The Decatur Old House Fair will be held on February 8, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at 130 Clairemont Avenue in downtown Decatur. For a complete seminar schedule, exhibitor details, and ticket information, visit www.DecaturOldHouseFair.com. Get instant updates on Facebook and on Twitter @DecaturOldHouse. Tickets are $10 when purchased in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Decatur (View)
130 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
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