Metro Home Show highlights
I hit up the show on opening day, accompanied by Mr. Speedy and two good friends who were home show newbies. After outlining my detailed plan of attack — a perimeter scout, followed by the must-hit Sony Spaces and then a more leisurely stroll — we got down to work.
There were lots of great booths, and a ton of ShamWows and hot tubs on offer, but two things really stood out for me — the first being, of course, the Sony Spaces.
I'm always looking for new ways to unobtrusively display our home theatre system, and Mr. Speedy's always on the lookout for new tech toys, so it was bound to be a hit with us.
The fully automated rooms, with built in control panels at the entrance, were cozy, energy efficient and 'techno-chic.' I picked up some cool ideas for my soon-to-be-decorated games room, with though I'll be swapping blacks, reds and mirrored accents for the softer, more natural looks favoured in the spaces.
The living room was my favourite room, where a super thin, energy-efficient television was wall mounted along with the skinniest speakers I've ever seen — two narrow black bars perfectly framing the TV. Super stylish, and they sounded pretty good too! I asked the rep at the display about pricing, but he referred me to the website and I've had no luck finding them, yet. Keep an eye out though, as I think these are going to be a hot option for people looking for new systems!
I was also intrigued by a pushmower that was on display by Carbon Free Cutters. This mower was very light — a relatively liftable 17 pounds — and super easy to push on the astroturf. I'm looking for an eco-friendly lawn care option, and, while a little pricey at $265, this definitely seems viable. Though, I must admit, I was awfully tempted by the company's services too — they'll bike to your house and take care of your lawn in an earth-friendly way! All the good green cred with none of the labour!