I've always wanted to visit the Philly Home Show, but it's always conflicted with my schedule ... until now! I'm so excited to stop in this month to check out all of the fun, especially as a homeowner myself now. We're outlining eight of the things you should definitely check out while you're there this year.
PS: Don't forget to use our code PHILLYHOUSEWIVE for Buy 1, Get 1 tickets!
1. Connect with the HGTV and PBS celebrities.
If you're like me, you are personally invested in the lives of all of the HGTV stars and look up to the PBS celebs for their knowledge on all things design. This year, Tyler Wisler (Design Star contestant) and Kevin O' Connor (This Old House) are going to be gracing the Philly Home Show 2018 stage. Be sure to check out the schedule for presentations!
2. Sixth Annual Habitat for Humanity Upcycle Challenge: Urban Jungle
Philly DIY'ers, this one's for you. Take an old window and $50 at the Habitat for Humanity's ReStore and create a city garden. You heard us right.
3. Providence Animal Shelter Barkitecture Village
We are all obsessed with our dogs. I know I'm not alone in this. Rufus is literally my child and I'll be damned if he doesn't deserve the finest little retreat. Cue this village of luxury doghouses sure to inspire you and your fuzzball (Rufus' nickname).
4. Design with Grace in your Small Space
Whether you're in the city of Philadelphia or surrounding Main Line 'burbs, it's possible you're living in tight quarters. Our area has so many charming and historic residences and apartments, but sometimes working with small spaces can prove challenging. The City Studios design feature will be showcasing three distinct looks from local designers that show you how to get creative with your small space!
5. Make-it, Take-it
Another opportunity for those of us who love a little DIY opportunity. Local crafters and designers are attending the show to host their own hands-on workshops.
6. Expert Presentations
The Philly region is full of creatives and artists who continue to wow us with their talent. Be sure to check out the Main Stage furnished by Pottery Barn to see the various presentations that will take place.
7. Honor our Heroes
On January 15, free admission is going to be granted to teachers, nurses, first responders, firefighters, police and all active or retired military personnel in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.
8. Take Action
I don't know about you all, but my Pinterest board(s) are brimming with inspiration for home projects that I'm jonesing to bring to life. The Philly Home Show 2018 is the perfect place to interact with vendors, exhibitors, bloggers and designers who can show you how to make your dreams a reality.