Cottage & Lakefront Living Show - Detroit
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2020
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NOVI, Mich. – Feb. 28, 2019 – Bring home ideas, shop for your vacation home or experience summertime early during the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Thur., Feb. 28 through Sun., Mar. 3.

Luke Caldwell and Clint Robertson, hosts of HGTV’s “Boise Boys” house flipping series, will reveal cabin and cottage design advice and renovation tips along with highlights of their inventive transformations from their company, Timber And Love, and reality TV show (Thurs. and Fri.). Best friends & renovation experts, the duo says they are an unlikely pairing of two very different people—Luke, the designer, with his signature style, clean lines with a warm modern aesthetic and Clint, a no-nonsense contractor with Texas charm. The second season will premiere in the spring.

Cottage Living Seminar experts will reveal Michigan’s haunted lighthouses; describe a 1,000 mile kayaking adventure; clarify the choice between log and timber frame homes; share a how-to guide for charcuterie at a cottage; explain guidelines for vacation rental success; and explore other opportunities to make it the best season at the cottage yet.

The Cottage Art Show includes J & J’s Custom Workbench LLC of New Lothrop displaying rustic furniture and home furnishings. Lakes of Wood of Three Lakes, Wis. will feature 3D wooden lake-depth maps of Michigan and will have available over 18,000 maps from other states and Canada. Unique Ideas of Parma will exhibit their Michigan oak and cherry hardwood furniture and animal carvings. Other artists will feature Michigan lake steel silhouettes, interior accessories and décor created from Lake Michigan and Lake Superior stones, jewelry and home décor for sale.

Howling Squirrel Outdoor Products of Grand Rapids will feature their campfire oven that is designed to hang from almost any tripod and includes a baking stone for even cooking and heat distribution; Xtremetals of Swartz Creek will exhibit fun and functional metal art including a portable table with personality, solar garden art and 3D creatures; and other exhibitors will display gourmet foods, hummingbird feeders, wood maps, dock pennant flags, laser-engraved furnishings, metal art, apparel, decorative accessories and handcrafted items, all available for purchase, at the Lakefront Marketplace.

Children of all ages are invited to put their toes in the sand and build a sand castle at The Beach, the show’s giant sandbox. Showgoers can choose the entry that best captures cottage and lakefront living at the Water & Woods Photo Contest Display. Attendees can list their vacation property or look for availability on the “For Sale or Rent Board.” Families can locate and mark where their vacation home is located on an oversized Michigan map.

DreamCatcher BoatWorks of Grand Rapids will demonstrate handcrafted building techniques on a kayak and display a custom-built double paddle canoe, kayak and classic cruiser long-styled skateboards. Michigan Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of historic boats, will have restored boats on exhibit.

Experts throughout the show will share tips, advice and knowledge on purchasing, renting, planning and maintaining spring, summer and year-round vacation and lakefront homes.

Suburban Collection Showplace is located at 46100 Grand River Ave. between Novi and Beck Road in Novi, Mich. Show hours are from 1 – 9 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12; $5 for children 6-14 and children 5 and under admitted free. Online tickets for Thurs. and Fri. are $10. Free crossover admission from the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show to Outdoorama. On-site parking is available for a fee. For more information, visit, or call (800) 328-6550.

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