Bell County Home and Garden Show
While some people are increasing the size of their homes, others are opting to live more than simply or even become nomads. That explains the continued interest in tiny homes, which allow people to streamline their lives.
The Maricopa County Habitation and Garden Show will highlight at least a dozen tiny homes of different styles and sizes when it runs April xxx-May 2 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Visitors tin can tour mini “mansions,” container homes and tiny homes with porches and other civilities.
Tiny houses tend to exist 400 square feet or less, although some are larger. They’ve been on display at by abode and garden shows, only this is the outset fourth dimension the Scottsdale location volition feature a tiny home showcase.
Show Managing director Katie Jones said at that place are several reasons for the interest in tiny homes: the popularity of HGTV shows virtually the homes, too as the trends of people wanting to downsize, be more mobile or have additional living spaces on their property. Tiny houses tin can be used every bit primary homes, rentals, vacation cabins, “mother in law suites” and mobile homes.
Visitors tin can explore tiny dwelling house options at the abode bear witness.
“Even though they are pocket-size, they’ve used every space so efficiently. Information technology’s really nifty to get in at that place to see how different it is, simply you can really really moving picture yourself in 1 when yous come across information technology for yourself,” Jones said.
Why the tiny abode trend is taking off
A builder chosen Uncharted Tiny Homes will testify its smaller Express and larger Mansion Elite models at the show.
Uncharted Tiny Homes has been edifice and remodeling homes for 12 years and got into the tiny home business five years agone. Its options include chateau, bunkhouse and mansion-way models. Tiny houses are congenital similar to full-size homes, except for their foundation is a trailer, not a concrete slab.
“Nosotros can recreate whatsoever design, fashion or shape you lot want. Nosotros contemplate the weight, plainly, but in that location are a lot of products out in that location that are lightweight that nosotros could brand expect like a real house on a foundation, which is what nosotros try to practice. We endeavor to keep information technology feeling residential,” Uncharted Tiny Homes owner Mike Partanna said.
Partanna tries to avoid features such as fold-out desks or beds because he wants people to be able to live normally in the lilliputian homes. His squad uses artistic layouts, including lofts, to fit everything needed within tiny homes.
“I similar to design these equally a residential house. It gives yous the exact feel. It’s just in a smaller package. I’m a firm believer that you lot don’t have to put your life away every day to use your house,” Partanna said.
The structures can be customized to meet specific needs. The company has designed tiny houses with downstairs bedrooms, nurseries, offices, walk-in closets and solar energy systems.
Partanna said buyers include first-time homeowners, retirees and families. One advantage of this style of abode is that it tin exist more than affordable than a full-size abode. And financing is becoming more widely available.
Uncharted has seen the demand for tiny homes grow recently. In the by, it built about 15 tiny homes a year. In the by two months, the company has sold x tiny homes.
“It’south becoming more accustomed and people know almost it more, so it’southward going crazy right now,” Partanna said.
Trends: Outdoor spaces, tile, floor
The Maricopa County Home and Garden Show also will offer DIY workshops, brand-and-take crafts and opportunities to meet vendors and contractors. There will be more than 700 booths where visitors can run into with local professionals.
“Almost of the fourth dimension when you lot come out to the evidence, you are talking with the business possessor and not just a salesperson at the booth. It is a trade person who also owns their business,” Jones said.
Many homeowners have put a greater focus on home projects during the pandemic. They have likewise begun to reimagine their spaces, such every bit by using a closet equally a abode part.
Jones said many vendors volition focus on outdoor entertainment and living spaces, backsplashes, tile, cabinetry, landscaping and pool products and services. DIY workshops will provide tips on shower remodels, efficient use of storage space and trends in tile, floor and fixtures.
“What we learned at the final show and what is carrying over to this one is people are ready to rent people to come in and fix those DIY mistakes that were fabricated. We are still focusing on the DIY because that is extremely popular. People are wanting to save money and practice it themselves,” Jones said.
More habitation show highlights
Attendees tin make and take a multifariousness of crafts: bath salts or bath bombs, “Home Sweet Home” or “The Desert Is Calling” signs, prickly pear terra cotta pots, potted agave or dandelion weed cord art, beeswax candles and more than.
There likewise will be dearest sampling, obedience and dog play tricks demonstrations and landscape consultations with take-home designs.
Visitors jubilant their birthday month will receive a gift when they visit the information booth.
COVID-19 precautions include requiring masks (complimentary masks are bachelor) providing sanitation stations throughout the show and widening the aisles to facilitate distancing. Many exhibitors are limiting the number of employees in their booths, sanitizing tables and chairs between uses and using digital platforms.
WestWorld of Scottsdale is a COVID-19 vaccine site, so dwelling show visitors should utilize the entrance at 94th Street and Bong Road.
Maricopa County Domicile and Garden Show
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April xxx-May 2.
WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 Northward. Pima Road. Use the entrance at 94th Street and Bong Route.
$v, $2 for ages 3-12, free for age 2 and younger; $2 for all betwixt 2 and v p.m. Friday and Sunday; $ii for historic period threescore and older from 10 a.m. to apex Friday; $2 for military; $10 (greenbacks simply) per vehicle for parking.
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Bell County Home and Garden Show