Friday, February 17, 2012
Cottage & Lakefront Living Show coming Feb. 23-26 to Novi, MI
“You’ll find us at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi,” said Mike Wilbraham, show producer of ShowSpan, Inc. “We’ve gathered exhibitors under one roof for the convenience of showgoers to showcase their latest and greatest on every aspect of cottage and lakefront living.”
Here is a preview of what can be discovered at the show:
Mexican thatch and bamboo Tiki bars and décor that are for sale or rent will be displayed. The Tiki bars setup and breakdown in minutes for winter storage and range in size from four-person pub table to seating for 12.
Tropical and traditional color patio furniture made from recycled milk jugs that can be left outside year-round and warranted to resist fading, cracking or mildew; permanent, energy efficient metal roofing systems in a variety of designs and colors; radiant barrier flake insulation; walk-in Jacuzzi tubs designed for seniors; pergolas, sunrooms, solariums and screened rooms will be displayed.
Handcrafted building techniques of a stand up paddleboard will be demonstrated and other handcrafted lightweight, high performance wood-covered fiberglass custom boats will be exhibited.
Michigan artists at the Cottage Fine Art Show will present wildlife photography, Great Lakes and Michigan inland lakes steel silhouettes, Petoskey stone art, jewelry and custom woodcarvings for sale.
Also featured will be Petoskey stone inlaid rustic night stands and various table furniture made from American chestnut, walnut, oak and ash wood and finished with elm wood legs, desk items from clocks to business card holders, lamps, household items and carved animals. Custom chainsaw/carved oak and white pine wood mantels, coffee tables, cigar store Indian, bald and American eagles, sport memorabilia, boat slip signs, TV surround and other wood products will be exhibited.
Sharing and keeping the cottage in the family for use currently and for future generations will be one of the seminars offered by experts at the Cottage Living Stage. Challenges and opportunities of “Waterfront Design,” “Buying & Selling Waterfront Property in Michigan,” “Nature Photography at Your Cottage.” and “Birds of Prey: What You ProbablyDidn’t Know about Your Neighbors” will be among the other Cottage Living Stage seminars.
Ideas to increase your outdoor living space are incorporated in the landscape displays that include wooden cabins, fireplaces, cooking options, patios, decks and gardening products. Other exhibits include log, timber frame and cedar homes, cottage rental, architects, cottage furnishings, lakefront homebuilders and realtors, lakeshore maintenance, boats and docks, outdoor recreational equipment, non-profit environmental organizations, government agencies, financing and other products and services. Experts throughout the show will provide tips, advice and knowledge on purchasing, planning, maintaining, financing and landscaping for spring, summer and year-round cottages and lakefront living.
Suburban Collection Showplace (formerly Rock Financial Showplace) is located at 46100 Grand River Ave. between Novi and Beck Road in Novi. Show hours are from 2 – 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10; $4 for children 6-14 and children 5 and under admitted free. Discount coupons for $2 off Thursday or Friday adult admission are available at show’s website and participating Wendy’s restaurants. Free crossover admission from the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show to Outdoorama. On site parking is available for a fee. Social networkers can follow the show on Twitter http://twitter.com/novicottageshow or become a fan on Facebook http://NoviCottageShow.com/Facebook. For more information, visit www.NoviCottageShow.com or call (800) 328-6550.