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Build the Backyard of Your Dreams with TV’s Matt Blashaw!


Summer is almost here and it’s time to make your home and
garden dreams a reality! The Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling
returns to the The Greater
Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center
, Memorial Day Weekend from May 25th to 28th.
Headlining the Show is Matt Blashaw of
DIY Network’s Yard Crashers, Money
, Deconstruction and Project Xtreme,
and many other shows.


Blashaw will present: Dream
it…Build it. Designing the Backyard of Your Dreams
.  “The hardest part of renovating a backyard is
figuring out where to start,” explains Blashaw. “I will give people my secrets
to designing a backyard that is not only beautiful, but will be functional year-round.
See many of the amazing transformations from the latest season of “Yard
Crashers” and also learn what is trending in landscape design this season.”

Blashaw speaks at
2:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 27th and Monday (Memorial Day) May 28th.


From Traditional to Trendy:
Find Thousands of Choices!

Find everything needed for your home, backyard and
office: furniture; fine art and décor; landscaping items, patio furniture and
grills; appliances; doors, cabinets and fixtures; flooring; home automation;
wall and window treatments; home automation; hurricane protection, pergolas,
awnings and much more. Plus, enjoy special savings exclusive to the Show!

Other Show features will

Home Style 411:
Let the Home Show featured Interior Designers show you
what’s new, plus answer your design and décor questions. They’ll each create a
beautiful room vignette filled with ideas and inspiration, so that you can get
started on the next project.
This year’s featured Interior Designers include
Julia Alzate of Julia Alzate Design and Tips; Francy
of Max Space Design and Décor,
and Roberta Black of RB Design.

Lifestyle and
Professional Development Seminars:
There will be different speakers
throughout the weekend at the Ygrene Home Improvement Stage
including seminars presented by members of Florida Master Gardeners of Broward
County Parks and Recreation and Ygrene.

Broward County
Property Appraiser
, Marty Kiar
will speak about Property Tax Savings Exemptions at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May

Family Day: Sunday
is always Family Day at the Home Show and special, kid-friendly activities are
designed to encourage creativity. Enjoy Broward County Parks’ Kids Creative Critter
where children will be taught to make construction paper models
of marine and terrestrial animals and plants. They will learn about how
important our oceans, beaches, estuaries, wetlands, and other habitats comprise
their natural heritage.

Enjoy $1.00 admission for children 11 and under, the
whole weekend! Regular Adult Admission is $10.00 available Online or at the Box
Office. Purchase tickets by Thursday, May 24th and SAVE $3.00.

About the Home Design and
Remodeling Show

For the FIFTH consecutive year, BizBash named the Home Design and Remodeling Show as one of
Miami/South Florida’s Top 100 Events and placed fourth in the Trade Shows,
Expos & Conventions category. The Miami and Fort Lauderdale Home Design and
Remodeling Shows have been South Florida’s largest and premier home improvement
expos for over forty years. Homeowners can find a diverse range of products and
solutions tailored specifically to the Florida housing market. Plus, encounter
some of South Florida’s most prominent home designers and home remodeling companies.
Because the Home Show features superior vendors, tens of thousands of excited
homeowners attend the Home Shows, every year. 

About Matt Blashaw

A native of Orange County, California, Matt Blashaw began
his building career at a very young age.
His father is an engineer and home builder, so construction is in his
blood. Blashaw started developing his skills working in his father’s lumberyard
and diving into fix-it projects around his family’s home.  Blashaw’s love for building and the arts led
him to Chapman University where he graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree
in film and television production.  He
also earned his department’s highest honor, the Filmmaker of the Year Award.  After graduating, Blashaw enjoyed working in
many facets of the construction and entertainment industries. In that process,
he felt inspired to sell houses, and became a licensed Realtor. In 2006, Blashaw
entered a contest for DIY Network called Stud
, a search for America’s next top handyman, with the prize being
their own show.  Although Matt was a
runner-up, the exposure led to a small role on an HGTV show and an audition to
be the host of Deconstruction, a new series for DIY Network.  He landed the role, and because of the show’s
success, has been a contracted host for DIY Network since.  He has gone on to host several series for DIY
Network and HGTV including Yard Crashers, Vacation House For Free, Project
Xtreme, Money Hunters, Blog Cabin and Professional Grade, and specials such as
Cool Tools Builders Show, Stud Finder 2009, Fright House Secrets Revealed and
Worst Kitchen In America.  He has
appeared as an expert guest on The Today Show on NBC, CNN’s Newsroom, CNBC’s
Squawk Box and multiple Fox News affiliates, and is a recurring personality on
CBS’ The Early Show.  Currently, Matt is
a Realtor with the Smith Group at Coldwell Banker in Orange County, CA and is
hosting the upcoming DIY Network series Ultimate Retreat 2018. 

Where, When and Contact

Fort Lauderdale
Home Design and Remodeling Show

May 25-28, 2018
(Memorial Day Weekend)

Friday: 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday: 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday: 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

The Greater Fort
Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center

1950 Eisenhower Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 

$10.00 adults; $1.00 children 11 and under. Online or at
the Box Office. Purchase tickets online by Thursday, May 24th and SAVE $3.00. 


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