PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The 30th Home and Garden Show is now open for business at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

This year’s show features more than 1,500 exhibitors in six miles of aisles.

It’s a sure sign spring is around the corner when the Home and Garden Show opens up in downtown Pittsburgh.

“If you don’t quite have the money to build that new $400,000 home or $500,000 home, putting some of that money into your existing house can really increase its value,” Jim Maize said.

The show has more to offer than wonderful wood, colorful countertops, stainless steel and designer décor.

One product being offered is a portable dumpster, which is perfect for the do-it-yourself weekend warrior.

“Anybody that has excess debris, more than your residential service will allow, construction debris, it makes life a little bit easier,” Terri Fischer with Waste Management Systems said.

It takes a lot of electricity to light the show, but one of the things they are talking about is how you can be more energy efficient in your own home.

“When CFLs first started, it was very harsh fluorescent light, much like the tube lighting you have in shop lights and those types of things. They’ve gotten a lot better,” Joe Vallarian with Duquesne Light said.

Saving money is important to all home owners whether they do it themselves or if they hire a pro to do the job. There are plenty of exhibits and demonstrations going on over the next 10 days. You can visit their website for more information about the Home & Garden Show.


Home & Garden Show
The Wall Wizard
ASID – American Society Of Interior Designers
Duquesne Light Watt Choices Program

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