The 36th Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show
3 days only to shop, compare and save with hundreds of experts in kitchen and bath, landscaping, flooring and more!
When: September 27-29, 2019
Where: Cobb Galleria Centre
Friday, September 27 at10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, September 28 at 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, September 29 at 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$10 for adults FREE for children age 12 and under
FREE for seniors age 65 and older with ID
Buy Online and Save $3! Use promo code: MYHOME.
(Valid on regular adult admission only.)
Explore the Outdoor Oasis and experience lush landscapes and innovative designer sheds, perfect for a quiet retreat, home office, man cave, music room and more!
Presented by: Georgia Landscape and He Shed She Shed, Inc.
UGA EXTENSION PLANT MARKET
Stop by the plant market for all your Fall planting needs! Brought to you by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension – Cobb County and Athens Wholesale Nursery.
ASK A MASTER GARDENER
Bring all of your gardening questions, pictures and samples to the Ask a Master Gardener booth and receive expert advice from the UGA Cooperative Extension – Cobb County office on how to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood.
Atlanta’s own Ty Pennington Appearing on the Home Show Stage
Ty Pennington could easily be referred to as America’s best-known carpenter. He first gained attention on the groundbreaking home improvement TV series Trading Spaces. Later, as host of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, he helped to transform lives, while inspiring millions to volunteer their time to help others. For Food Network’s American Diner Revival, he traveled the country breathing new life into local diners. In 2018, Pennington reunited with the cast of TLC’s Trading Spaces for a new season of episodes, which instantly became the network’s No. 1 show.
Pennington grew up in the greater Atlanta area, graduating from Marietta’s Sprayberry High School, and attending Kennesaw State University and the Art Institute of Atlanta, where he graduated with a degree in graphic design. He recently authored a new book, “Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America’s Favorite Carpenter.” Ty will appear live onstage Sunday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m.
Q&A With Ty Pennington
Where do you go online to find inspiration?
Instagram’s search page.
What’s an easy DIY project homeowners can tackle to improve their space?
Painting is the easiest one, and offers the most visual impact. Whether you do one accent wall or an entire room, a pop of color makes a huge transformation.
What’s one thing you wish every homeowner knew?
Don’t get frustrated! Stay on track, and you’ll enjoy every project.
What are your best small space living hacks?
Use multi purpose furniture and unique storage ideas.
What décor items are worth splurging on?
Art, accessories, and books.
What’s something to watch out for when working with a contractor or interior designer?
Everything. Stay in control and ask questions. Don’t be afraid to state your opinion. Be true to your vision for the project and stay realistic with your goals.
What’s a common mistake homeowners make when they take on a home improvement project themselves?
The belief that they can do the tough stuff on their own. When it comes to plumbing, electrical, or heavy-duty construction, call in the pros!
What are your best outdoor décor tips?
Keep it simple and natural. Good lighting goes a long way, too.
Would you rather upgrade your closet, bathroom or kitchen?
Since I just built a new home, I’m pretty good with all three but I can always use more closet space.
What’s a must-have at any party you’re throwing?
Old-school albums and record player.
If you had to move to another country, which would you pick and why?
That’s tough—but either Japan, where I lived when I was in my 20s, or Germany, where I lived when I was a kid. I love both countries, and they feel like home.
Could you live in a tiny home?
Sure! I have in the past. It’s all about adapting.
What project have you been most proud to work on?
Aside from the nearly 300 homes we built for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, it’s the house I designed for me and my mom in Florida.
What are the three things you can’t live without?
My camera, good Thai food, and friends and family.
Which HGTV or DIY Network star would you most like to work with and why?
There are so many today, and I’ve worked with many of them, but Hildi (designer Hildi Santo-Tomas) and I always have an amazing time together. You’ve been interviewed many times.
What is the one question you always wish someone would ask?
“Tell me more about your modeling career?!”