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Health Home and Garden Expo

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Lynneval Dixon and his children (from left) Jabarie, Portia Martha and Onieka out enjoying the expo.
Norma Chambers (right) was very intent on choosing the best desert rose while Keesha Dhields-Mclaren looks on.
Design diva Karen Booker(right) speaking with Joyce Jackson (left) and Claudia Nelson on Sunday, the final day of the 2015 Health, Home and Garden Expo at the National Arena.
A very excited Norma WIlson was intrigued by the Numi toilet that will totally revolutionise your bathroom.
General Manager of blinds designs Tara Fong Yee demonstrates one of their motorised blinds.
Zoya Wilson a beauty science student at HEART Trust/NTA does a makeover on Wendy Wedderburn.
The beautiful Tea in the Garden setting by the Clarendon Horitcultural society.

If you were thinking of buying, renovating or building a home, the Health, Home and Garden Expo held at the National Arena on the weekend was a one-stop shop. From Friday to Sunday, you could browse everything for inside, outside and around your home. Beautiful gardens, rich paint colours, state-of-the-art garage doors, blinds, sleek contemporary furnishing, appliances, fixtures of the highest quality, and new technology that may soon render it unnecessary to raise a finger to complete some now-tedious tasks in your home.

While families examined new drapes, countertops, and a wide variety of flowers, the hottest attraction seemed to have been at Tile City's booth. According to company director Victor Handel, the Numi toilet was the hit of the expo. It has a touch-screen remote with a magnetic docking, and a foot and seat warmer. Of course, you can also stream your favourite music wirelessly. Yes, you read that correctly. Norma Wilson was among those fascinated by the futuristic commode. She told TODAY that she was "a bathroom and kitchen person," and was more than happy to check out the features. The toilet's motion-activated cover and seat, hands-free opening and closing feature, and self-cleaning wand with multiple water spray options, held her attention and that of many others.

Other companies seemed to focus on infusing technology into their products as well, including blinds designs, which showed off its motorised blinds, and Evergrow, which featured an elaborate irrigation system that ensures your garden stays green year round. Shena Vaccianna of Clarendon Horticultural Society was on hand to offer TODAY readers a tip. She said a great garden takes a lot of water - most of it perspiration. She noted that while getting and maintaining a beautiful garden takes hard work, it is also very therapeutic.

For those who opted to spend their Sunday afternoon checking out all the expo had to offer, they obviously also found it therapeutic.