Ever toyed with the idea of restoring an old home but not sure how to get started?
From financing to fireplace refurbishing, Historic Kansas City and the Young Preservationists KC will offer you the chance to be informed on nearly every facet of such a project at their Historic Home Buyers Expo on Friday and Saturday.
The expo will feature an exhibition hall in the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Board Room at Union Station that will include booths set up by vendors, contractors, banks, architects, and other professional and nonprofit services.
Things get started Friday, with the exhibition hall opening from 4 to 8 p.m. and an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
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There will be several “education sessions” in the Jarvis Hunt Room and “conversations” in a conference room off of the Chamber of Commerce room, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday.
The education sessions will feature local experts talking about old-house challenges and opportunities, financial incentives for rehab, house styles of Kansas City, acquisitions of distressed properties, trends in renovation and what it means to live in a historic district.
The conversations, which will be limited to 25 registrants each and led by local experts, will focus on energy solutions for older homes, period color schemes, chimney and fireplace renovation, kitchen and bath renovation in older homes, and midcentury modern homes.
Tickets are $25 for members for all events ($30 for nonmembers) and $10 for the expo only for members ($12 for nonmembers).
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to the calendar & events page at historickansascity.org.