Your beloved Ridgewood, NJ home should be treated like a part of the family—with respect, well maintained, and certainly not neglected. Whether you have a new home, an established house that could use a bit of TLC, or a property that you'd like to put up for sale on the market in the near future, doing home renovations or more extensive remodeling can improve your home's real estate value and curb appeal. You might have plenty of home improvement project ideas in mind, but where do you even start? The smart thing for any Ridgewood homeowner to do is to network with the right professionals in the industry: builders, contractors, interior designers, kitchen and bath, flooring, and roofing experts, garden and landscaping architects—the list goes on.
This of course can be done through word-of-mouth recommendations from friends and family, but a more fun way to go about it is to attend a home and garden trade show or expo. And although December's just around the corner and the worst of winter is yet to come, it's a good idea to mark your calendars ahead so you don't risk missing out on exciting home events around northern New Jersey in the late winter/early spring months. After all, if you plan to do any spring cleaning around your Bergen County home in the new year, you might as well plan for a bit of home improvement as well!
Check out these events in 2016 within an hour or so away from Ridgewood, NJ:
Garden State Home Show
Running from January 15-17 is the Garden State Home Show, being held at the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset. Featuring over 150 of the area's top home improvement leaders and innovators, this is a great opportunity to kickstart that home improvement or home renovation project you've been meaning to take up!
New Jersey Flower & Garden Show
Have you always dreamed of having that perfect home garden, with a vivid display of flowers and neatly-trimmed trees? The 14th annual New Jersey Flower and Garden Show will be held over four days at the New Jersey Convention Center, just an hour away in Edison from February 11-14. Learn some tricks and tips from seminars, network with 25,000 other flower and garden enthusiasts, or just marvel at the brilliant and impressive displays of horticulture.
New Jersey Spring Home Show
Get advice from leading home improvement professionals and experts and get inspired by the different possibilities in home improvement by attending the New Jersey Spring Home Show just half an hour away in Secaucus, NJ at the Meadowlands Expo Center. The event runs from February 13-14 and there's no reason to miss it (not even for a Valentine's date)!
Jersey Shore Home Show
If you happen to feel like driving a bit further out in the direction of Lincroft, be sure to stop by the Jersey Shore Home Show anytime from February 26-28. Hosted at Brookdale Community College, this three-day event attracts home owners and home experts alike, giving both parties great opportunities to discuss all things related to home improvement.
New Jersey Home Show
Here's the big one—the 27th annual New Jersey Home Show will be held March 4-6 at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison. Recognized as New Jersey's largest home trade show, the massive event is host to over 300 exhibits displaying the latest state-of-the-art innovations in home products and services (and even a Cooking Pavilion and Antique and Vintage Car Auction).