EDISON, NJ - The 2019 New Jersey Home Show, featuring prominent interior designer Laurie Smith, will take place at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, beginning on February 22 and running through February 24. The show will also feature an app that acts as your home’s caretaker and an automated lawnmower.
The show, an annual draw that is now in its 30th year, will include more than 200 remodelers, contractors, interior designers, landscapers and kitchen and bath designers according to organizers. Attendees will get the opportunity to see the latest outdoor furniture styles and spa equipment, and enjoy the work of artisans and craftsman. Children can participate in the Creativity Kids Zone.
In addition, organizers stated that the show will include a Cooking Stage with Jerseybites.com, Bodnar’s Classic Car Auction, painting classes and garden landscapes.
Laurie Smith will be speaking on stage on Feb. 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 23. “For 20 years I’ve been telling clients and TV viewers that their space is an extension of themselves. They should feel free to curate their home with pieces they love and not be driven by a color or design trend they don’t like,” said Ms. Smith in a press release issued by organizers.
vipHomeLink is launching its digital home management app at the show to help every homeowner manage, maintain & improve their home from the palm of their hand. The App, according to event organizers, is a subscription service that provides a digital dashboard, home profile and journal offering automated maintenance alerts and reminders and logging and sharing details of home remodeling projects as well as creating a home inventory in case of theft or damage.
Another new exhibitor is Autmow of New Jersey. The brand’s New Jersey dealer, Stacey Barlow, said “robotic Mowers have been popular in Europe for 24 years, and with the recent addition of GPS navigation and Smart Phone control, they can now manage lawns as large as 1 ¼ acres." The mowers range from $2,000 to $3,500.
Tickets for the show are $10 for those 16 and older. Those under 16 have free admission.
The show runs on February 22, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., February 23, from 10a.m. to 7 p.m., and February 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.