Great ideas all under one roof

By Erika Mahoney

April 7, 2013 Updated Apr 8, 2013 at 9:50 AM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) On the last day of the Southern Tier Builders and Remodelers Association's Home and Garden Show. more than 160 vendors were set up inside the Events Center at Binghamton University.

Potential customers strolled up and down the aisles, talking with local and regional vendors about projects in their homes.

"You get a lot of ideas, probably beyond what you were thinking as you interact with them," Rick Bonezak said. "More than just looking at pictures on the internet."

"There's all different types of things: roofing, siding, interior, exterior," Vicki Clark said. "In fact, we even talked about putting a pellet stove in on our back porch. It was suggested to us by one of the people here because we live in the city. Don't do a pellet. Do a gas stove. It is much cheaper to operate and cleaner to keep."

This is the first year the Home and Garden Show was at the Events Center.

For the past few years, the show was at the Broome County Arena.

Event Organizers say the center at B.U. allowed for more space.

The vendors had more room for their displays and the show's visitors had more room for parking and strolling through the aisles.