Lake Houston Home and Outdoor Show to feature a myriad of home-décor exhibits

Homeowners eager to improve and enhance their indoor and outdoor living spaces will have the opportunity to view the latest home-improvement designs and gather ideas at the Second Annual Lake Houston Home and Outdoor Show to be held at the Humble Civic Center, February 19 and 20.

The weekend exhibition will feature guest appearances by home-décor experts, as well as 100 exhibitors displaying the latest in-home products and services on the market.

Tony Wood, owner of TexWood Shows and organizer of the show, said that the home-décor expo is coming at a time when people are excited to be able to take part in in-person events.

“I think it’s always been popular, but right now I think one of the things the show provides is that it lets you to actually talk to a human being. It’s not just another ad search on Google,” he said. “I think these shows offer people a chance to meet the contractor, the modeler, the designer, the decorator in person and interview them right there. And yes, there is a lot of demand for home improvement.”

This year marks the third year that Wood had planned to present the home show in the Lake Houston area. The first show, planned for March 2020, had to be canceled because of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Wood said this year’s event will feature a host of new home- décor products as well as the latest updates to well-known brand products.

“Renewal by Anderson and Good Fellows Windows, those companies have been around forever, but they’re going to show us the newest innovations of their products,” he said.

Compared with last year’s show, this year’s exhibition will feature a number of independent providers of home generators. Interest in generators has skyrocketed in the wake of last February’s major freeze and as homeowners prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, Wood said.

“The generator market has been dominated by Generac,” he said. Now, with the increased demand for the products, a number of contractors, who had previously focused on electrical repairs and rewiring houses, have jumped into the generator game. “I have at least three, possibly four companies that sell generators that are going to be at the show,” Wood said.

Another trend that Wood sees this year is the number of local franchises that have formed in the recent past in the Lake Houston region.

“I notice that there are a lot more ‘Something of Kingwood’ or ‘Something of Northeast Houston’ companies” he said. “I think it’s because a lot of people quit their jobs during COVID and started looking for other ways to make a living.

“The franchise businesses also saw that demand and said ‘Let’s come up with more home-improvement franchises.’”

Wood compared the offerings at the Lake Houston home-improvement show to those of popular magazines. “The best magazines are usually for specific interests: boats, sports, fitness or whatever. The shows are the same way,” he said.

“The difference with home-improvement, it’s the biggest category of specific-interest that there is out there,” he said.

The Lake Houston Home and Outdoor Show will feature presentations from some of Houston’s most trusted home experts, including Randy Lemmon, of AM 740 KTRH’s GardenLine; Tom Tynan, host of HomeShow Radio; Houston Chronicle architecture and design writer, Diane Cowen, and Ellen Delap, Mary Scalli, certified interior designer and CEO of Simple Elegance/North Houston Blinds, will share expert information on home staging and window treatments with Hunter Douglas blinds and shades.

In addition, the show will feature displays in a variety of home-improvement categories, including: kitchens, baths, spas, landscaping, patios, trees, outdoor kitchens, game rooms, flooring, windows, doors, mosquito systems, painting, patio furniture, pools and roofing. Remodeling contractors, builders and generator installation companies will also be on hand, as will companies offering storage solutions, mattresses, blinds and shutters, water systems, air-conditioning and heating, garage organization and concrete resurfacing.

Outdoor Perfection, the featured landscape exhibitor, will display the newest ways to remodel one’s yard Texas-style — easy to do and requiring minimal maintenance. Attendees are encouraged to bring soil samples and photos to the Kingwood Garden Club booth, where club members will answer gardening questions one-on-one.

Attendees will learn how to update their homes with new smart-home applications and security; improve their entryways with security systems and iron doors; and add high quality windows by Pella Windows & Doors or Renewal by Anderson. Homeowners will view the newest Hunter Douglas window treatments of shades, blinds, shutters, and the newest technology of Powerview Motorization, which includes safety features and app control by Simple Elegance.

Landscape exhibitors will include Outdoor Perfection, Turf’s Plus landscaping, and Sergio’s Landscaping. Astoria Lighting Co will offer customized lighting with color-changing capabilities.

Food trucks located at the entrance will include Cousin’s Maine Lobster and Firecraft BBQ.

This year, teachers will receive half-off admission with valid ID. On February 20, the show will celebrate Frontline Sunday — all active-duty military personnel, veterans, fire, police and first responders will receive a free admission with a valid ID.

Show hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors. Children 12 years and younger are free. Parking is free. For more information, visit

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