Mar 5, 2015

The Buffalo Home Show welcomes dynamic husband and wife duo, John and Whitney Spinks, from the popular HGTV program Flipping The Block, Saturday March 7th and Sunday, March 8th at 1pm and 4pm.

From easy, affordable DIY hacks to tips and tricks that will lavishly transform any interior on a tight budget, John and Whitney's insights are sure to give anyone a leg up in their next big renovation project. They will also share behind-the-scenes secrets from the show, including before-and-after pictures and how they won so many room challenges on a tight $37,000 budget.

The young couple from Jacksonville, Florida became instant stars on Flipping The Block, taking on three other teams in a home makeover challenge. John's background in building construction management and Whitney's passion for interior design go hand-in-hand. Together, their creative renovation techniques transformed fixer-upper condos into beautifully upgraded properties that landed the biggest resale value in the end.

We asked the Spinks a few questions to help us gear up for their presentations this weekend.

Q: What has been your favorite remodeling project thus far?

John & Whitney: "Our favorite would have to be the full renovation we completed on a 960 sq. ft. condo on HGTV's Flipping The Block. The place was a total dump to begin with, and the Before & After photos show that anything can be beautiful after some much needed love."

Q: What is your go-to tool for 2015?

John & Whitney: "Does a tool box count?! We just purchased a rolling tool box, which is so convenient to wheel everything that e need right out of the truck! The tools that we use all the time (drills, drives, hammers, etc.) are always handy."

Q: What is one simple pro tip that you would give to start-up DIY-ers out there?

John & Whitney: "Start small! It takes time to develop your skills, so don't give up when projects fail. Because they will! Just keep going and you'll get familiar with what works and what doesn't. We started with paint - painting furniture, then building furniture, then trying out hand at tiling, etc."

Q: What one piece of advice or tip would you give to people who plan to attend the Buffalo Home Show?

John & Whitney: "Not only is the home show a great place to get inspiration, but also don't be afraid to ask questions about the products you are interested in. If you are preparing for a kitchen remodel, ask the kitchen vendors about the different cabinets they carry."

John and Whitney Spinks are ready to prove to visitors that home renovation doesn't have to be overly complicated. The Buffalo Home Show hopes to see you get inspired at the Spinks' interactive presentations on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th at 1pm and 4pm. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook!

MARCH 6-8 & 13-15, 2015.