Practical and decorative on display at show

COZY COMFORT—A walnut mantel and corbels produced by Rustic Wood Accents, one of the many venders scheduled for the Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show April 14 and 15 in Westlake Village. Courtesy photo

COZY COMFORT—A walnut mantel and corbels produced by Rustic Wood Accents, one of the many venders scheduled for the Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show April 14 and 15 in Westlake Village. Courtesy photo

The 44th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show will feature new home and outdoor designs, technology and upgrades at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., April 14, and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 15.

Gourmet food trucks will serve food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday only.

Vendors will include over 170 local contractors, landscapers, interior designers, smart home technology experts, solar installers and other home improvement professionals.

Tiny Homes of Ventura County will bring homes to the show. The company is owned by veteran Philip Tremiti and his wife, Wendy.

The company manufactures certified recreational vehicles that look like a tiny house on a trailer. Since they are considered recreational vehicles, they can be more easily financed through credit unions and banks.

Coming back to the home show for a third year is Rustic Wood Accents. The family-run business, owned by Ed and Denise Benic, handcrafts unique, solid-wood mantels using barn beams from Michigan and Pennsylvania farms.

“We give customers pictures of the barn where the wood came from and the history behind the structure,” says Denise Benic.

The company also uses reclaimed wood from large home teardowns in the Los Angeles area to customize mantels to the client’s size, rustic level and finish.

In addition, the company also creates shelving, corbels, countertops and wooden slab tables. Rustic Wood Accents has a showroom in Thousand Oaks that’s open to the public, interior designers and contractors.

A new vendor to the show is Air Water Life featuring its latest product, the H2O Machine that creates clean, healthy drinking water from the moisture suspended in the air.

The H2O Machine makes 10 gallons of water per day or more.

“The equipment is placed outside and can be plumbed to a countertop hot/cold dispenser, the refrigerator and/or other dispensers,” says Ross Budrakey, sales manager for H2O Machine. “When the relative humidity is 30 percent or higher, the machinery can produce water for about 15 cents a gallon.”

A 3-gallon pressurized container stores the water.

“In the event of a natural disaster . . . you will continue to have a source of fresh, clean drinking water,” says Budrakey. “The equipment can be powered by solar panels, so it is truly self-contained.”

Another show vendor, Studio 92 Photography, creates family portraits. Owner and photographer Robyn King says families usually display their portraits in the living room or above a couch or fireplace.

“We go over clothing to coordinate colors and styles that are flattering to everyone,” she says. “We talk about location, maybe a favorite beach or park. We decide on the right time of day where natural lighting looks great, although I add extra lighting so faces are bright and skin tones are true.”

The result is a work of art that King says gives family members a strong sense of belonging.

The entry fee at the door is $4.

Visit westlakehomeshow.com for free tickets. For more information, call (805) 529-0760 or email showkase9@gmail.com.