A new season brings renewal, not only in looks, color and temperature, but at home. Changes indoors and out can make a difference not only for fall, but all year round.
The third annual Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show, by the Professional Remodelers Council of the Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association, opens Friday for three days through Sunday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Anyone looking for ideas or inspiration to change or add something to an abode has more than 200 vendors on site to discuss possibilities.
Eddie Friend, the president and chairman of the remodelers council, said the Conway-based association, which puts on its Home Show every winter, has its 34th edition planned for early 2014 ( www.mbhomeshow.com), and that this autumn show is taking root as an annual event.
With a schedule of seminars and special guests, visitors have something new every hour to check out.
“It’s fantastic,” Friend said.
During the summer ... with fire pits, pergolas and pools ... we’ve seen a lot more people kind of making their outdoor area kind of their oasis and place to come home to and relax and unwind in. That’s one of the beautiful things and best parts about going into the fall: We get a little bit colder, and it’s still nice out, with hardly any humidity. It’s just beautiful outside.
And people are so happy to be away from those horrible winters, and they want to do something with those outdoor spaces that have – maybe taking existing porches and making it nicer with tiles and screened rooms, or enlarging those porches.
A lot of what we see are people wanting to open up their space that is the transition from inside to outside, and trying to make that more seamless ... and putting in ... sliding and stacking doors. So you get this large opening that is 9 to 12 feet wide and 8 feet tall that is a combination, kind of making you feel like the indoors and outdoors are all one space.