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Bungalow Expo not just for Bungalow Owners

Attention all Chicago-area homeowners: The Historic Chicago Bungalow and Green Home Expo takes place TOMORROW, Saturday, October 17 at the Merchandise Mart from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Speakers include Lou Manfredini, “Mr. Fix-It” from WGN Radio, Bob Yapp, former host of the PBS show The House Doctor, and Kelly Edwards, co-host of HGTV’s Design on a Dime.

Workshops include Greening Your Vintage Home, Metal Work: Arts and Crafts for Every Home, and Grants and Loans for Preserving, Restoring and Greening Your Home, just to name a few. Download a schedule here.

Exhibitors include architects, contractors, and other companies offering services and goods for the homeowner, many of them designated as a “green” exhibitor. The complete list is here.

We’ve been to the expo in the past, even before we bought our Chicago-style bungalow, and there’s something for all homeowners, whether you’re looking for ideas for landscaping, home improvement tips or resources for hand-crafted Amish furniture and green goods for the home (both great stores located in our work neighborhood in Evanston).

Best of all, it’s free! Click here to register, and you can enter to win an Energy-Star washer and dryer or a free home energy audit!

I’m hoping to get down there, however our washer/dryer delivery was pushed back to Saturday and I don’t know yet what time they’ll be arriving. (If only I waited a little longer, maybe I could have won them!)

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