Whether you’re looking for your dream home, a space that helps you connect more with nature, a stylish urban pad with modern, multi-functional amenities, or a little bit of everything – you’ll find it at the National Home Show & Canada Blooms, happening this year from March 14-23, 2014 at the Direct Energy Centre.
With a growing demand for versatile living options, this year’s National Home Show & Canada Blooms showcases not one, not two, but three living options to help you find the home that is right for you.
“It is important for us to showcase a variety of living options at this year’s Show, as what people consider home is different for everyone,” says Denise Hayward, Show Manager. “Whether you’re looking to build or furnish a dream home in the suburbs, a vacation home lakeside, or a swanky space in the downtown core, one of our featured living spaces can provide you with the inspiration to help make that happen.”
Canada Builds the Ultimate Home Away From Home
Designed and built by the Canada Builds Company, this year’s Dream Home embodies the warmth and charm of small town Ontario with the creative touches to support today’s active lifestyles. Measuring 1,616 square feet, this home is suitable as a permanent residence in the suburbs or as a summer cottage. Built in a 60,000-square-foot indoor facility in the Kawarthas, this home is great example of Canadian craftsmanship attention to detail.
“This Dream Home showcases that it is possible to have the home of your dreams at an affordable price point, without sacrificing quality or craftsmanship,” says Roy Graham, President & CEO, Canada Builds Company.
Urban Living Home by Jackie Morra
Proving that good things really do come in small packages, this year’s newest feature, Urban Living Home by Jackie Morra, built by Baeumler Quality Construction with DRIcore SMARTWALLS, shows you can find big ideas for small spaces.
This year, Show guests will have the opportunity to walk through the 900-square-foot modern space to gain some décor inspiration with some of the newest multi-functional furniture and accessories with a cool urban vibe and avant-garde building materials.
Space highlights include: the latest collection of Danish-designed furniture and accessories from Bo Concept, a modern inspired Cortina kitchen, a creative mix of industrial chic light fixtures, and a sleek contemporary bathroom which houses a new fully automated “smart” toilet from DXV by American Standard. It also features an outdoor living area, complete with retractable frameless balcony and patio glass enclosure, waterfall and more.
“Urban living is not necessarily about where you live, it’s how you live, a style that’s clean and simple with a very modern edge,” says Morra. “The Urban Living Home will provide plenty of inspiration to help you transform your space into one that fits your style.”
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to live in a bubble? Or maybe live in a space where you felt one with nature? The show will be featuring the magical and high-tech home option of the future – the CasaBubble. Showcasing four ultra-modern, inter-connected living spaces, outdoor living goes inside out thanks to the newest design trend taking European gardens, outdoor spaces and high-end accommodations by storm.
Made out of 100 per cent recyclable materials, CasaBubble leaves its surrounding environment relatively undisturbed. Unlike a tent, the bubbles are inflatable, have no framework and boast transparent walls that allow for a glorious 360-degree view of your surroundings.
Based on the principles of “minimum energy, minimum material, maximum comfort for a maximum interaction with the environment,” this new and easy storage solution is the product of a partnership between two French designers, Frederic Richard and Pierre-Stephane Dumas. These “dream bubbles,” as Dumas calls them, are the first ecotourism living spaces that are energy self-sufficient and use bio-air-conditioning. The GrandLodge, which will be on display at the Show is the luxury version, consisting of four bubbles, and in a flash can turn into a mini apartment in the wild.
For 10 days the National Home Show will showcase these three living spaces and much more to help you refresh your space – inside and out, and at every price point. The Show’s two-day pass will give you the time to see it all, because one day is just not enough!
Dates + Hours
|Friday, March 14||10:00 am||–||9:00 pm|
|Saturday, March 15||10:00 am||–||9:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 16||10:00 am||–||6:00 pm|
|Monday, March 17||10:00 am||–||9:00 pm|
|Tuesday, March 18||10:00 am||–||9:00 pm|
|Wednesday, March 19||10:00 am||–||9:00 pm|
|Thursday, March 20||10:00 am||–||9:00 pm|
|Friday, March 21||10:00 am||–||9:00 pm|
|Saturday, March 22||10:00 am||–||9:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 23||10:00 am||–||5:00 pm|
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd.
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
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