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The Top 10 Life-Changing New Products For 2016

“What’s new is the most-asked question every year at the Show,” DeSantis noted. The 2016 Top 10 Life-Changing New Products. These are significant new product developments for both the home and garden, selected and presented live at the Show each day by author and renowned home expert Boyce Thompson – former seventeen-year Editor of the leading industry publication Builder Magazine. Thompson, author of “The New, New Home” and frequent national speaker on home topics, will be at the Show all ten days to demonstrate and explain the Life-Changing New Products at the New Products Stage.

The Antiques Home Show with Dr. Lori of Discovery Channel’s Auction Kings

Do you have a fortune hiding in your attic? Dr. Lori, expert appraiser of Discovery Channel’s Auction Kings and guest on FOX Business Network’s Strange Inheritance, will return to the Home & Garden Show again in 2016 to tell Show visitors all about their treasures – including the ever-important “What’s it worth?”.

Visitors should bring their treasured heirloom, collectible or antique to the Show. Photos are OK for larger items. Those with items for evaluation should arrive at The Antiques Home Show stage 30 minutes before Dr. Lori’s show times, one free item per person. Dr. Lori’s show times are:
Fridays and Saturdays at Noon, 3 PM, 7 PM.
Sundays at Noon and 3 PM.
Monday through Thursday at 7 PM.

Meet Pittsburgh Dad

Only in Pittsburgh could this “ordinary guy next door” bring a smile to so many faces by simply being an authentic born-and-bred local. The all around good-guy and internet sensation will chat with his fans, and share his funny-because-they’re-so-familiar insights on the challenges of raising a family in Pittsburgh. Dad will be available to meet and share photos on Fridays and Saturdays at 2-3p.m. and at 7-8p.m., Sundays at 11a.m.-noon and at 2-3p.m., and Monday through Thursday at 7-8p.m.

The Judges’ Command Chair from NBC TV’s The Voice

Have a seat and get ready to hit that giant button, as you share the excitement of television’s most popular singing competition. Take a photo, and show your friends what it was like when it was your turn to decide who becomes the next musical superstar…and who goes home!

She Sheds

Think of it as HER response to HIS Man Cave! Tour five backyard getaways, fully built and furnished, where the lady of the house can escape to her own pleasant diversions – A Book Clubhouse, a Potting Shed, a Baker’s Hut, a Patio Pavilion, or even a “Home Away from Home”!

Builder’s Showcase

Find your next home by meeting the region’s finest home builders – all gathered in one place. The Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh presents this annual gathering that offers one-stop shopping for your most important purchase, along with expert advice and information on how to select the location and house that are exactly right for you.

The Duquesne Light Electric Lane

Stroll Electric Lane for energy saving ideas, home safety tips, and a visit to Watt Choices where you’ll discover how to reduce your energy bill.

Plus more than two dozen popular returning Show features, including:

Rooted in Pittsburgh

Enjoy more than a dozen live gardens in full bloom, each designed to represent a famous person from Pittsburgh’s past. These Beautiful and fragrant creations range from the 18th to the 20th centuries, Queen Aliquippa to Rachel Carson, George Westinghouse to Andy Warhol.

PLUS more than two dozen exciting Show Features, Including:

The Garden Pavilion

Two acres of fragrant flowers, rushing waterfalls, and lush beautiful landscape gardens in full bloom – along with hundreds of new and innovative products and ideas for outdoor living. From lawns, patios and pools to decks, sheds and garden tractors, it’s all here inside the Convention Center downtown. Enjoy the Trib Total Media Ultimate Backyard Giveaway, or find a new ‘friend’ in Pets at Home. Ask The Experts and meet The Renegade Gardener, Don Engebretson, and meet Doug Oster, Pittsburgh’s favorite gardener – live on The Garden Stage all 10 days!

Construction & Remodeling Center

Three acres of the latest products and services, and many hundreds of the experts who know them best – all gathered in one place. See what’s new and enjoy tasty treats at the Post-Gazette Showcase Stage. At The Fan Cave, meet local sports celebrities and see just how carried away some guys’ home escapes can get.

Home Interior Galleries

Get inspired, and meet the region’s most talented professional interior designers, surrounded by thousands of great products and ideas for the Inside of your home. Bring your photos, swatches, and questions to Ask A Designer at Free consultations during all Show hours. And visit Design Trends 2016 to see the latest trends and styles. Enjoy a leisurely tour of the most amazing and beautiful rooms of the year at the 2016 ASID Designer Showcase, and meet the brilliant talents who created them.

Kitchen & Cooking Collection

More than two acres of kitchen delights, from cabinets and appliances to foods, wines and delicious taste testing! Find cutting edge technology at The Kitchen Idea Center, taste your way through the Pennsylvania Food & Wine Festival, and get great new ideas at the Pittsburgh Magazine Cooking Center.

Children’s Village

Relax and have some fun with the whole family – toddlers included – at the Shady Lane Family Activity Center; run the toy trains with the TCA Kids Club; and settle in for the perennial favorite – live Turtle Races! Get creative with the kids at Imagination Playground, and get into action as KidsBurgh presents live entertainment and activities with the Pittsburgh Zoo, Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum, CLO Mini-Stars, and much more!

River Veiw Café offers delicious dining during all Show hours. Enjoy a drink and specialty snacks or desserts at The Crawford Grill, with Live Jazz by the Capa House Band daily.