The annual Fall Home Show, which runs today through Sunday at the Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto, is celebrating money-saving solutions that save the environment as well. Show manager Tina Holmes says the event is about more than new products and ideas for the home, it’s a place meant to stir up inspiration.
“People are very passionate about their homes and I enjoy the fact that whether you’re revamping the kitchen counter or changing your light fixtures the whole process makes you love your home,” Holmes said.
This year Melissa Davis, designer on the TV show Marriage Under Construction, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore building supply centres. Davis says used fixtures and furniture can often be an amazing way to add character to a home.
“The No. 1 thing people ask me is, ‘How do I make my house more homey?’ People never consider the fact that they could pick up a used kitchen or other space they would like. These pieces come with a history already – they’ve already been lived with,” Davis said.