Now is the time to start planning your
space, making repairs and lightening up
your home for summer. Here at The
Home Show Design Center,we are ready
to introduce you to exceptionally trained
specialists in every aspect of home
improvement, who will work closely with
you, and personalize your experience to
ensure the highest quality and customer
service you expect when making
significant changes to your home.
Consider what you want, what you
need, what you can afford and what you
have room for, and you will create your
own personal destination space for
entertaining guests. You can get big style
from a small space through careful
design. Intelligent choices can result in
both beauty and function.
Enliven your home and enjoy the days
of summer with a few moderate changes.
Remove any dark adornments such as
pillows, blankets, area rugs and window
treatments. You may even consider more
dramatic changes by modifying the color
of your dining room, kitchen cabinets or
changing the type of flooring in any
room to open it up. Our Design Center is
your resource center where you can
choose all your interior and exterior
finishes, and we'll help you decorate
rooms with paint, color fabric and
Here are a few things you can do to
change or update accessories for the
summer. Drape sheer cloths or summer
floral fabric on a side table. Place a faux
plant or a water fountain into your
fireplace pit. Maybe purchase new
covers for your throw pillows, choosing
lightweight, blossomy fabric. Replace
any heavy rugs with new, lightweight
ones. Choose a summer theme, such as
fruits, flowers, insects, or oceanic. Get
rid of those leafless, brown house plants
you have been trying to bring back to
life. Purchase fresh, flowering new ones
and welcome the summer!
Add character to plain walls and
consider adding a fresh coat of paint in
warm, summery colors to a hallway or
bedroom. Put a sparkle in your bath and
update the decor or replace your fixtures.
Stencil a pattern onto your bathroom
windows for privacy. We will assist
you in choosing the proper paint for this
simple project. Don't be overwhelmed
by all the options and possibilities. Our
specialists can assist you with choosing
colors for easy, harmonizing touches.
Fanciful colors revive a bathroom or
bedroom into a playful retreat.
Tile can be a smart option for
upgrading hardworking surfaces in the
kitchen, bath or laundry room.You can
create interesting, one-of-a-kind tile
patterns in a range of colors, textures,
shapes and designs. Collaborate with our
specialists for the most personal results.
Even if you have already started
decorating a room or your entire home, if
you'd like additional help, stop by our
Design Center. Through our FREE
Personal Customer Evaluation,we are
able to qualify you and your home
improvement project or new home
construction, which is managed by our
CEO/Executive Producer, Bob Principe.
This evaluation helps us to understand
the structural conditions, required
materials, and specifications that will
relate to your personal project. It also
allows us to understand your lifestyle,
objectives, personal scheme, and the
direction in which your project will go.
Use colorful accessories on the wall to
make a personal statement, such as
portraits and paintings.
As the weather warms up, more
people gather outdoors for summer
entertainment. There's nothing better
than shade on a hot day. Our experts will
inform you on everything you'll need to
know about all of the possibilities to
achieve the outdoor living space of your
dreams. Make the most of the shade
around your home by adding plants that
have beautiful foliage, texture and form.
You can create an inviting shade garden!
This is also the perfect time to add new
color and fragrance to your garden.
Brighten the dark corners in your yard by
adding accent plants and flowers.
Consider color and variation, as well as
lighting, to make sure you are placing the
right plant in the right place. You can
make a big statement in a small outdoor
space by creating a "container garden,"
and choose containers made from stone,
cement or even light-weight plastic.
Blend a stucco design into your deck
with mixed-materials planters, such as
stucco and brick. Stucco is durable and
weather-resistant - perfect for outdoors!
Backyard rooms provide private
sanctuaries for family and friends, and
offer a mini vacation from the hustle and
bustle of the main house. What if you
could create a paradise right outside your
back door? With a few fixes, you can
transform a shady space at the back of
your house into a charming hidden oasis.
No matter how you want to use your yard
(as a place to relax, entertain, enjoy a
view, have fun with the kids) you'll want
to define the space. We know you'll find
plenty of ideas right here at The Home
Show Design Center that will be perfect
for your landscape.
Improve your outdoor living space
with a custom-designed deck for
entertaining family and friends. Our
experts will help you design a deck to
your desired size, shape and color. Then
spruce it up by adding levels, stairs and
railings. You may even consider adding
an outdoor room for a more intimate
open-air amenity. Don't forget to
decorate your summer outdoor space
with furniture, plants and accessories!
(soft pillows, all-weather draperies, etc)
When you're decorating, look for allweather
fabrics, which are becoming as
exciting and sophisticated as interior
Add a few paths, planting beds,
retaining walls, and perhaps a patio or
two to your outdoor haven. Water brings
a wonderful dimension to your
landscape, so you may consider a
waterfall, a quiet pond or some other
relaxing water feature. Water works its
magic on any garden, providing a focal
point and soothing to the soul. Think
about some features in your yard that you
want to change. With a little hard work
and creativity, you can turn them into
beautiful focal points in your yard.Any
enhancements you make to your
landscape will add permanent value and
beauty to your home. We have
contractors who can help you with the
installation of your landscape project.
We can also help you understand what
hardscape materials are available for your
project, how much you'll need, and so on.
In the evenings, highlight your home's
architectural or garden features with
outdoor lighting schemes. When
planning your exterior lighting, it is
necessary to examine your lifestyle and
how you plan on using the space. There
are thousands of fixture styles and a
broad range of illuminations available
today. Remember that natural looking,
less intrusive fixtures are in.Think soft
bronzes and refined styling. Hide fixtures
so they're not visible during the day;
rocks and plants help. Leave coils of wire
around fixtures so lighting can be
adjustable and flexible. Find a focal point
such as a path or a beautiful tree to
highlight. Space walkway lights five to
eight feet apart. Be sure buried wiring is
protected from chewing animals. Fiber
optic lighting is increasingly becoming a
popular choice because of its safety. It
can also be used for water gardens and
pools. Lighting designers typically use
four main kinds of outdoor lighting to get
the most beneficial lighting: Uplighting,
when the fixtures are aimed upwards for
accent and drama; Downlighting, used to
illuminate large areas or define a
pathway; Zonal Lighting, which highlights
individual objects and plants, and finally
Moonlighting, a natural effect, evoking
light cast by a full moon, fixtures are
often mounted in trees, with a mix of
uplighting and downlighting.
Whatever project you may be
considering for outdoors, you can turn
your patio into an extravagant
entertainment center with dining areas
and extensive seating for guests, or a
luxurious spa complete with a hot tub,
swimming pool, and shady cabana. The
possibilities are endless!
Here at The Home Show Design
Center,we know that your home is the
biggest investment you'll ever make.
Over the last nine (9) years of Bob
Principe being the home improvement
correspondent to the news and the host
of The Home Show, he has identified the
who's-who in construction and supply.
Bob has opened The Home Show Design
Center so you don't have to go to several
different locations to pick out your
granite, tile, lighting, appliances,
countertops, or cabinets. We can help
you with your new home construction
from the ground up, showing the process
every step of the way.
We are dedicated to quality and to
keeping our clients well informed in all
aspects of home improvement.We work
with many different budgets and styles.
We have just completed the set of our
show! It has been put on the market and
is ready to be sold! Photos of this
beautiful home can be seen on our web
page at www.thehomeshow.tv as well as
sponsor information of all the companies
that have done work to this home. The
following are some of the amenities this
fine home has to offer: New 50-year
Owens-Corning roof, all new AMSCO
windows, all new plumbing and fixtures,
Radiant Heat (Munchkin boiler), Italian
porcelain tile (casa dulce casa), Kitchen
Craft cabinets, Main kitchen: GE
Monogram appliances, In-law kitchen: GE
Profile appliances, 120 yards
stamped/stained concrete, new acrylic
and stucco, new pump house with new
pump, heater, filter system and automatic
chemical injection system, all new
urethane sprayed insulation, all new
landscape: curbing, irrigation, pavers,
plants,fire pit, putting green, all new sod,
lighting through-out interior/exterior,
premium cultured stone - exterior, Solid
Interior Doors, a new deck and spa,
new garage door & opener, home theater
through-out with speaker system, custom
old-world texture, custom interior
painting, and faux painting.
The Tahoe Home Show with Bob
Principe is our half-hour home
improvement television program. We also
feature news tips to help you with your
personal home projects. Be sure to check
us out online at www.TheHomeShow.tv
for more information on The Home
Show's Tahoe Edition, the Reno Edition,
our Sponsors and advertising
opportunities.You can also view our
photo gallery and upcoming news and
information. Be sure to "meet our staff"
here at The Home Show and contact us if
you have any questions. Bring your vision
to life at The Home Show Design Center.
We make home improvements fun!