Monday, January 21, 2008

Philadelphia Home Show, (January 19-27, 2008 - Pennsylvania Convention Center)

The annual Philadelphia Home Show starts this Saturday (01/19/2008). The motto of the show is, “Fall in love with your home, again!” We shall see if it is going to live up to it.
Last year I went for the first time, simply because, I thought, it was something, I’d always consider right up my alley, and I knew I’d enjoy the experience. We met a couple of friends in front of the Philadelphia Convention Center (and yes, I made everybody go with me:)), and went on to explore the endless realm of habitat wonders…To be frank, I was a little let down, only because it was not quite how I pictured it would be. Have you been to the Flower Show, here in Philadelphia? What a wonderful celebration of beauty and nature, myriad of magnificent colors, textures, proportions and fascinating ideas. I’ve gone two consecutive years and I just loved it. So, I thought the Home Show would be something similar. Well, it was, but in a different way. It was more of a practical show that lacked the splendor of the Flower Show, which, was not necessarily a bad thing. There were plenty of local companies (Absolutely cool! We totally support local business!), exhibiting their own products and services, small show rooms for trendy kitchen countertops, kitchen appliances, sinks, sample bathrooms, uber modern shower cabins, bath tubs, saunas, Jacuzzis, and so much more. There were also plenty of experts giving free piece of advice, samples, catalogs, and other useful info. Last year I even got a free subscription to Philadelphia Home magazine! Plus, the admission charge this year is just $10 for adults ($8 when purchased online), for children ages 6-12, the admission is only $3, and ages 5 & under get in for free. Probably, this year I’ll enjoy it even more, considering the fact that we are interested in home stuff more than ever…

I suggest, if you are planning a renovation, remodeling, or simply redecorating your house (in our case, buying a house that would need to be completely or partially renovated, redecorated, and all that fun stuff), going to the show could be very, very helpful. It is worth the try, and who knows, maybe you will be able to snatch a few good deals, and why not collect a few ideas free of charge. (Not counting the admission charge!)

Featured Attractions
The Philadelphia Home Show offers everything you need to renovate, decorate or give your home an overall "face lift" including: Windows & Doors * Kitchens & Bathrooms * Fencing, Railings & Metal Work * Paving * Landscaping * Outdoor Furniture * Pools & Spas * Greenhouses * Lawncare Equipment * Decks * Awnings * Home Builders * Window Treatments *Interior Design * Security Systems * Appliances * Carpet & Flooring * Lighting: Exterior & Interior * Mirrors * Cabinetry * Decorative Glass * Marble & Granite * Antiques, Specialty Bedding * Pools & Spas * Closets/Garage Storage Systems * Basement Refurbishing * Solar Energy & Film/Window Tinting * Art, Clocks & Cookware/Cutlery - and many other home and garden related products and services.

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