The Northwest Flower and Garden Show isn’t the only reason to visit Seattle in the coming days. Check out the 71st annual Seattle Home Show while you’re there. The home show opens Saturday (Feb. 14) and continues through Feb. 22 at CenturyLink Field Event Center.
1. Certified appraiser Dr. Lori, known for her appearances on the television show “Auction Kings,” will give on-the-spot free appraisals for locals. Last year, home show organizers reported a couple from Tukwila brought in a painting they found at Goodwill. It was an original worth $7,500. What do you have hiding in your closets? Bring it to Dr. Lori. anytime between 12:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and Feb. 17.
2. LegacyCaring Village will have seminars and pre-screened vendors offering services for senior citizens who want to age in place in their own homes.
3. Talk with vendors about finishing extra living spaces for extended family members, or creating rental units.
4. Discuss converting shower spaces to large walk-in shower rooms with easy step-in access. Also talk to remodelers about the newest trend in home bathrooms, steam saunas.
5. Outdoor lighting, heating systems, even hot tubs — they can be controlled by smartphones. Find the latest and greatest tech gadgets to install in your home.
Show details: Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; noon-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Tickets are $12 adults; $8 seniors, $3 children 7-15. Free for children 7 and younger. E-ticket purchasers can get $1 parking. See seattlehomeshow.com for details.