Home Fest at A. L. Thompson’s: Upgrade your home for the holidays

For the last four years, A. L. Thompson’s has been bringing homeowners and industry professionals together at an interactive consumer fair called “Home Fest.” On Sept. 25 and 26, the mammoth home store will once again hold this popular event; its fifth annual social and informative fair that offers advice, discounts, prizes, gifts, and reveals the latest innovations in the market.

Now you’ve returned from summer vacation, it’s time to start looking towards the holiday season. Before you know it, you’ll have Halloween on your doorstep, followed by Thanksgiving, and then it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to Christmas and New Year’s Eve.


You may very well have visitors coming to stay in this period typically shared with friends and family, so perhaps you want to ‘freshen’ your home before they arrive.


Or maybe you would like to get those planned upgrades out of the way so you can enjoy the season without dealing with leaky faucets, substandard appliances and closets bulging with things you “absolutely cannot throw away.”

The Home Fest will provide much needed motivation, support and the advice you need to get going on projects over which you’ve been procrastinating. There will be a host of name brands you trust, and maybe some you’ve never heard of, but which are revered throughout the industry.

Home goods 

Expect to find everything from Delta faucets to elegant ceiling fans, KitchenAid appliances, Conair personal and pet grooming products, and Innova ‘ClickClack’ storage containers at the Home Fest.

Delta reveals its H2Okinetic Technology that “sculpts water into a unique wave pattern, giving you the feeling of more water without using more water.” Such efficiency is not only great for the environment, but it’ll keep those bills down.

Make sure you also take a look at the Regency ‘Cayman’ ceiling fan, which is as effective as it is elegant. It’s a great way to keep cool, and the fan becomes a décor enhancement rather than an eyesore.

Canadians will recognize the Rubinet Faucet Company, being introduced by A. L. Thompson’s to the Cayman Islands. From the kitchen and bar to the bathroom, Rubinet has products to suit all tastes and designs.

Garden and more 

If you’re looking at revamping your garden so you can take full advantage of it, then you should immerse yourself in A. L. Thompson’s ‘The Outdoors’ section. This huge area of BBQs, furniture, fountains, hammocks and everything you need for your garden will keep you browsing for hours as you decide what to choose.

Thinking about building a deck? Then you need to seek out the representative for Trex decking. There are two ways to build and maintain a deck: the easy way and the hard way.

You’ll find out that Trex is an excellent choice for materials, as their products look and feel like real wood, but without all that pesky maintenance that wood requires.
In this humid atmosphere, Trex just makes sense.

So come out to the Home Fest this month at A. L. Thompson’s on North Sound Road, and learn how to build and beautify your home from those in the know.