2017 Seminar Schedule

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Seminar Room Located off Arena Floor
Times and presentations may change

11:30 – 12:00  Kitchen Planning for Tiny or Large Spaces

Take charge of your kitchen plans with the experts from Home Again by Hancock Lumber.  From countertops and cabinetry to lighting, color trends, and storage solutions, learn the winning formula for a new kitchen no matter the size.

Presented by: Jeremy Carpenter, Kitchen + Bath Designer; Lisa Clement, Kitchen + Bath Designer/Interior Designer; and Sherry McFarland, Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer, Home Again by Hancock Lumber, Portland, ME

 

12:15 – 1:00    Not Sure You’re Ready for a Smart Home? Let Us Show You How Easy It Is!

Smart home technology looks really cool, but it can be intimidating to make the commitment. Whether you are building new or renovating, incorporating smart home features will improve your living experience and can help you maintain a safe environment even when you are away. This hands-on workshop will encourage you to try out the available options and see which ones are a match for you. Use our interactive lighting and shade displays to inspire your own smart home project. All attendees will be eligible to win a prize!

Presented by: Austin Bousquet, Lighting Concepts, Lewiston, ME

              

1:15 – 2:00      Benefits of the Design/Build Process

How can the Design/Build Process help you on your next renovation, addition or new home? Let us show you how collaborating as a team can save you time and money by designing to a budget and much more. Learn about the NAHB Certified Aging-In-Place program and how it can be incorporated in the design process to help you live in your own home easier as you age.

Presented by: Paul Grant and Angela Abbott, Wally J. Staples Builders Inc., Brunswick, ME

 

2:15 – 2:45      How to Create an Edible Landscape

What is an edible landscape? What are the benefits of integrating these plants into your yard? Learn how your landscape can look (and taste) it’s best!

Presented by: Chad Skillin, Skillins Greenhouses, Brunswick, Falmouth and Cumberland, ME

 

3:00 – 3:30      Home Insurance 101

Choosing home insurance can be tricky. Learn the fundamentals of home insurance and what is considered core coverage vs. optional. Take the opportunity to speak to an expert from Liberty Mutual about your home insurance questions!

Presented by: Aaron Lockwood, Liberty Mutual, South Portland, ME

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Seminar Room Located off Arena Floor
Times and presentations may change

11:30 – 12:00  Whole- House Heating and Cooling with Heat Pumps

Did you know that heat pumps no longer require a wall mounted fan? Learn how new technologies allow heat pumps to provide a complete solution for central heating and cooling. Hear about the efficiency and cost savings you will experience by installing one of these systems!

Presented by: Ryan Hamilton, Interphase Energy, Portland, ME

 

12:15 – 12:45  Staging to SELL Your Home

What is home staging? Why should you consider staging your home before selling? Learn the benefits, the process and the best time to stage your home.

Presented by: Elizabeth Polansky, The Styled Home, Portland, ME – Maine’s Premier Staging Company since 2004!

 

1:00 – 1:30      Kitchen Planning for Tiny or Large Spaces

Take charge of your kitchen plans with the experts from Home Again by Hancock Lumber.  From countertops and cabinetry to lighting, color trends, and storage solutions, learn the winning formula for a new kitchen no matter the size.

Presented by: Jeremy Carpenter, Kitchen + Bath Designer; Lisa Clement, Kitchen + Bath Designer/Interior Designer; and Sherry McFarland, Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer, Home Again by Hancock Lumber, Portland, ME

 

2:00 – 2:30      Not Sure You’re Ready for a Smart Home? Let Us Show You How Easy It Is!

Smart home technology looks really cool, but it can be intimidating to make the commitment. Whether you are building new or renovating, incorporating smart home features will improve your living experience and can help you maintain a safe environment even when you are away. This hands-on workshop will encourage you to try out the available options and see which ones are a match for you. Use our interactive lighting and shade displays to inspire your own smart home project. All attendees will be eligible to win a prize!

Presented by: Austin Bousquet, Lighting Concepts, Lewiston, ME