More than 200 exhibitors at the South Bay Home & Garden Show at the Santa Clara Convention Center September 13 through 15 showcased the latest trends in home improvement and outdoor living. Among them, Planese, Inc., (www.planese.com) offers a free iPhone app that provides information and resources to guide homeowners in making remodeling decisions. Jeff Signorello at Nice Tub & Tile Refinishing (www.nicetub.com) transforms bathrooms.
Tim Pfister (Pfister’s Perennials) from Ben Lomond transforms items such as an old piece of gutter and a few tree branches into a stunning planter with succulents. James Harris (www.wyldatheartcustoms.com) turns musical instruments into water fountains. The South Bay Home & Garden Show returns to Santa Clara January 10 – 12, 2014. Visit www.worldclassshows.com for other dates and locations.