Sep 29, 2015

There's so much to do, see, and experience at the Jacksonville Home + Patio Show when it returns to the Prime Osborn Convention Center October 1-4, 2015. To help make planning your trip a little easier, below are the top five, not-to-be-missed features at the show.

1. Bath Crasher Matt Muenster. Bath renovations rank as one of the most popular home improvement projects homeowners take on, and Matt Muenster has transformed hundreds of bathrooms as designer and host of DIY Network's Bath Crashers. Matt will share advice, behind-the-scenes secrets, and great before-and-after bath projects to help show guests with their own projects. Matt appears on the Fresh Ideas Stage on Friday at 6pm, Saturday at 1pm and 5pm, and Sunday and 1pm.

2. Double DIY. Aspiring DIY gurus, who pin countless DIY projects that never seem to make it past the "Want to Try" board, take heart. The Diva of DIY herself, Leanne Lee, is coming to the Jacksonville Home + Patio Show to inspire guests to jump into DIY feet first. Leanne appears on the Fresh Ideas stage on Friday at 4pm, Saturday at 12pm and 4pm, and Sunday at 12pm. In addition, Chris the "DIY Guy" Tice returns to the show with great DIY projects he'll demonstrate daily in his booth!

3. Shedtastic Showcase. She-Shed, Pub Sheds, Backyard Bars...whatever you call them, sheds are one of the hottest trends in the home industry. Guests can visit a shed showcase at the show, featuring an office shed, a "grounded" treehouse, and a grown up sanctuary.

4. Hero Day. On Friday, October 2, the show will celebrate local heroes - retired and active duty military and first responders will receive FREE admission to the show on this date. For your service and your sacrifice, we thank you.

5. Psychology of Color. The colors picked for a nursery or kitchen go beyond pure aesthetics. It's important to understand the effects of various room colors on mood and well-being. Local interior designers, Becky Harmon and Sandra Millis, are designing side-by-side rooms with examples of warm vs cool colors to invite guests to take the "color test" and see what emotions are evoked by simply switching colors in an identical room.

The Jacksonville Home + Patio Show takes over the Prime Osborn Convention Center October 1-4, 2015. With hundreds of home and garden celebrities, experts, and retailers, this is one must-attend event for Florida homeowners.

Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 when you connect with us on Facebook. Treat a friend or family member to the show - we can't wait to see you there!

OCTOBER 1-4, 2015.