The Top 10 Life-Changing New Products For 2015
“What’s new is the most-asked question every year at the Show,” DeSantis noted. In 2015, a major new annual feature makes its debut appearance: The 2015 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. The featured new products for 2015 include cutting-edge breakthroughs such as disappearing walls of windows and a faucet that operates with the wave of a hand. 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 Giant Redwood Log Home and the Pennsylvania Forest Garden
The majestic giant redwood trees of northern California are miracles of nature. In 1939, before these largest and oldest living things were protected by law, a redwood pioneer focused on the felled trunk of one such tree - transforming it into a 12 foot tall, 40 foot long home. Home & Garden Show visitors will tour this one-of-a-kind home, seeing the interior cabinetry and furnishings crafted with wood removed from the hollowed out 1900-year-old tree. As Pittsburghers are welcome to walk through the Log House itself, they also will enjoy strolling through the Pennsylvania Forest Garden, imagined and grown by the Bidwell Training Center horticultural staff and students to explain the extraordinary living heritage of our own State's forests. This large living garden area highlights nearly a century of conservation and care for trees and forests, and includes a hands-on Children's Activity zone where families can learn about trees and our environment at home as well.
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, will return to the Home & Garden Show again in 2015 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.
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 Duquense 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:
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 – all 10 days live on stage!
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 2015 to see the latest trends and styles. Discover the ancient living beauty of Ikebana and Asian floral arts. Enjoy a leisurely tour of the most amazing and beautiful rooms of the year at the 2015 Designer Showcase, and meet the brilliant talents who created them. Register to become a live-at-the-Show contestant on Wpxi Tv's Pittsburgh Jeopardy, with audience competitions each day right on the Jeopardy Stage.
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, including a preview of the 2015 Ultimate House.
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!
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.