By Craig Michaels

Much like the residents who live here, the Coachella valley is very diverse in its blend of architecture. As you drive around the neighborhoods, you’ll find Spanish and Mid-century mixed in with new contemporary and California ranch style homes. Every February, the desert comes alive with home aficionados who are equally diverse in their appreciation for all types of architecture, design and decor.

The Desert Living Home Show returns for its 9th year at the Palm Springs Convention Center Friday, February 22, 2019. You’ll find everything you need for creative DIY projects or tap into the experts for your next house or garden design. As you do your research and get new ideas, don’t be afraid to ask questions, most of the professionals will be available to give you the information you’re looking for. Bring your garden pest and disease problems to the Master Gardeners or browse the vendor displays for the latest home products. These folks come with a lot of knowledge.

Home buyers, realtors and contractors can get information about building codes, restrictions, inspections and processes with representatives of the City of Palm Springs Building Department. The three-day Desert Living Home Show will continue to be a popular product showcase and resource expo of expert advice for Coachella Valley-area residents planning to improve and update their homes’ value, livability and beauty.


Something special this year will happen Saturday at 1 pm. when the Desert Flippers of HGTV, Eric and Lindsey Bennett, appear and offer advice on Kitchen Design – “Looks That Last” Sponsored by Mr. Cabinet Care. Homeowners looking to remodel, build, landscape or redecorate should make a beeline to the Desert Living Home Show where you can take advantage of vendors’ special show discounts and FREE SEMINARS! Check out the Garden Market Place at the show. The plants are all grown for local Palm Springs conditions and these experts will tell you how to make them thrive in your garden.

I invite you to visit by my booth #425 and drop off a business card to win a complimentary 2-night stay at Shore Acres Lodge (non-holiday) courtesy of Big Bear Vacations. Plus grab a free copy of Palm Springs Life Homes Magazine and other swag while it last!

The show runs Friday, Feb. 22, 10am-5pm; Saturday, Feb. 23, 10am-5pm; and Sunday, Feb. 24,

10am-4pm. Admission: $5.00; children under 16 are free. Seniors 55 + $2, & on Friday only $1.

Military: active, retired, or veteran have Free Admission with id. Discount tickets on the website are $3.00. For more information visit

Leaskou Partners Inc.

BRE# 02038709

(760) 880-3848