CINCINNATI -- You have one last chance to see more than 400 landscapers and interior designers in one place: Sunday is the final day for this year's Cincinnati Home and Garden Show.
The event features plenty of affordable options to update your home. For example, while people might want brass finishes removed from their homes, Alan Hendy of Neal's Design & Remodel says you should reconsider: a muted brass finish can be stylish.
"A hardware change in your cabinet can be a very simple thing that you can do this weekend," Hendy said. "You'll have to make selections with a designer most of the time on your own, but we want people to also know that oak is back."
For your home's outdoor design -- the landscaping -- experts suggest you start by working with a contractor or designer. Bob Bard, of Bard Nurseries and Landscaping, said a professional will help you brainstorm ideas, from planting styles to privacy, and ensure the work is done in the proper order.
People are still interested in natural gardening and organic gardening, he said, along with cutting gardens for flowers.
"It's very therapeutic, so it's something everybody can enjoy, no matter how old you are, how young you are, whether you're a new gardener or an experienced gardener. There's a lot you can do," he said.
The pros' tips extend to the garage, too. Chuck Shoe Shoemaker, of Ideal Garage Solutions, said more and more people want to come home to a clutter-free garage.
But many homeowners don't know where to start.
"One of the first things you want to do is to start organizing things and try to figure out what you're going to keep, what you're going to donate, to charity maybe, and things you're maybe willing to to throw away," he said.
Once you know what items you're keeping, Shoemaker said you can build a storage system around them. He suggests hanging tools and other items on the walls, instead of leaving them rest on the floor.
Admission to the show, held at the Duke Energy Convention Center, is $13 for adults and free for children 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult. Online tickets have a $2 discount. It runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.