DIY Network’s Catrina Kidd Brings Renovation Expertise to Home & Garden Show

Catrina Kidd, star of DIY Networks Texas Flip ’n Move, will appear at noon and 2 pm on each day of the 8th Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden Show to share her budget-conscious tips for repurposing houses and products once destined for the scrapheap.

Mark your calendar for January 27th and 28th, 2018, and make plans to attend the 8th Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden Show at the Stafford Centre, located at 10505 Cash Road in Stafford.  An annual destination for homeowners in and around the Sugar Land area, the show continues to educate attendees on home improvement services and products. Whether searching for a professional contractor or tips to do it yourself, the show’s more than 200 exhibitors, experts and vendors are sure to inspire.

“We are pleased to announce that among the show’s expert lineup in 2018 is Catrina Kidd, star of the DIY Network’s Texas Flip ’n Move,” said Tony Wood, president of Texwood Shows Inc., producer of the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show. The show will feature popular speakers including Randy Lemmon, host of KTRH Radio’s GardenLine, the HomeShow’s Tom Tynan, Houston Chronicle architecture and design writer, Diane Cowen and Michael Garfield, the High-Tech Texan.

During her twice daily presentations, Kidd will share cost-effective ways she maintains the renovation budget of the abandoned, neglected treasures she uncovers across the Texas landscape, saving them from the wrecking ball and transforming them into a starter or dream home ready to place on the buyer’s property.  “Repurposing wood and other items is a good way to preserve resources and save money on a renovation,” Kidd said, “but the popularity of using these pieces has made them harder to come by and more expensive to purchase. To help keep costs down, I’ve come up with, and will be sharing at the show, a formula composed of products already in most homes that gives new lumber the look of reclaimed wood.”

Tom Tynan also joins the queue of experts at the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show this year and will broadcast his popular home improvement show, HomeShow, live on SportsRadio 610 from the HomeShow Radio booth from 8 to 11 am, providing tips on how to move on after Harvey by avoiding common flood recovery mistakes. After the show, Tynan will man the booth from until 2 pm throughout the weekend. Homeowners are encouraged to stop by the booth with their questions and to pick up Tom’s 12 Projects Every Homeowner Needs To Do, a free guide available exclusively to those attending the show.

Homeowners who come to the show with a desire to update their homes surroundings curb appeal, outdoor living areas or both with landscape or hardscape, will find a plethora of experts on hand to answer questions and provide guidance. GardenLine’s Randy Lemmon takes the stage on Saturday to discuss issues and offer solutions for gardening in Southeast Texas, and local gardeners will man the Ask the Fort Bend Master Gardeners booth throughout the show to answer questions and share their expertise. With a semi-truck filled with products, professionals from Belgard Outdoor Living Ideas will be on hand to help guide homeowners through changes to outdoor living by adding or updating pavers, retaining walls or outdoor fireplaces and kitchens.

For an easy, affordable way to revamp the look of any home, inside or out, color experts from Sherwin-Williams invite homeowners to stop by the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap booth to learn about the colors available and how best to combine them with the homes current decorating scheme or any of the other 1,500 colors on the Sherwin-Williams palette.

The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center has been selected as the 2018 show’s charity partner. The center provides innovative, child-centered learning to the children of Fort Bend County, and would like to invite everyone attending the show to stop by the center’s booth to learn about its mission, goals and fundraising opportunities.

“Swatson, the mascot for the Sugar Land Skeeters, will join us from 1 to 3 pm on each day of the show,” Wood said. “And, we have arranged for Cousins Maine Lobster, Houston’s Il Primo Pizza and the Foreign Policy food trucks to set up in the Stafford Centre parking lot to serve their unique and delicious specialty dishes.”

Show hours are 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday, Januay 27th, and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday, January 28th. Tickets for the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show are cash only at $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and children 12 years and younger can attend for free. Parking is available at no cost.  For show and ticket information, call 832-274-3944 or visit SugarLandHomeAndGarden.com, where a downloadable discount coupon for $2 off admission is available.