Mid-Century Modern Home Events

Lately my hubby and I have been so busy trying to get settled into our new home and becoming familiar with Napa that we haven’t a lot of free time to just relax and have fun together. Since we’ve become focused on home restoration and repair we’ve been looking for interesting local events that might help us with our endeavors as well as get us out of the house.

In the next few months there are two events happening within 80 miles of us that we might attend. The first event is the Eichler Remodeling Faire taking place in Mountain View on May 15th. According to the event site here’s what attendees can expect:

“You’re invited to Keycon’s Eichler Remodeling Faire 2010, a FREE party-themed educational event where Eichler experts help you realize your remodeling dreams! SAVE TIME AND MONEY! Learn about the latest time- and money-saving strategies for KITCHEN, BATHROOM, ADDITION, and WHOLE HOUSE REMODELING! Enjoy complimentary food and beverages and kid-friendly activities!”

Of course we don’t actually own an Eichler but according to our home’s previous owners our custom built ranch home was “inspired by Eichler designs” and was advertised as such when we bought it. We don’t know if we’ll be able to make it all the way to Mountain View for the event yet but if we do go we hope that Eichler owners won’t thumb their noses at us. At least we can point to the fact that my father in-law owned a beautiful Eichler home! I suspect we’d be able to get some tips and helpful advice for home restoration & repair at the Eichler Remodeling Faire so I’d like to go. More information about the event can be found on their site: Eichler Remodeling Faire 2010.

On June 26th The Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour takes place which promises to be a lot of fun for anyone interested in mid-century design. Here’s the full scoop on the event from their official site:

“On Saturday, June 26, 2010 the Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour will provide enthusiasts of architecture and design an opportunity to discover what it’s like to live, work and play in more than 15 quintessentially Californian residential and commercial structures built between 1945 and 1970. This year’s tour features homes within Sacramento’s South Land Park and adjacent neighborhoods, which contain hundreds of Mid-Century Modern residential and commercial buildings.”

This event is a little closer to us so we’re seriously considering trying to attend. I’m sure we’ll get plenty of design inspiration if we do go. For more information about the event please visit The Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour site.

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