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Time to Hit The Home & Garden Shows

The new year brings Home & Garden Shows and there is sure to be one held near you. Home Shows can be a great place to start your research about your project but they can also be a bit intimidating. Here are a few guidelines to help you get the most out of your local home show:

1. Have A Reason For Going. Whether you are attending for inspiration or have a specific project in mind, know why you are there.

2. . Make A Plan. There are generally hundreds of exhibitors at a home show so grab a floor plan and decide what exhibitors you want to visit. No sense wandering around aimlessly for hours. Make your time count!

3. Go Back for Seconds. If a particular product or vendor interests (or inspires) you, go back for a second go-round to talk to that exhibitor. You can also set up an appointment for further discussion at a later date.

4. Get Ideas. Home & Garden Shows are great showcases for new products and ideas. Bring your phone and take lots of pictures. They’ll be helpful for jogging your memory when you start coming up with more definitive project plans.

And, if you’re not sure if there is a Home & Garden Show near you, here’s a list of where and when just a few of the largest January Home Shows will be happening:

January 5 – 7 Florida’s Largest Winter Home Show 

Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL

January 5 – 7 Arizona State Home Show

Convention Center, Tucson, AZ


January 12 – 15 & 19 – 21 Philadelphia Home Show

PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

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January 13 – 15 Greater Chicago Home & Remodeling Show

Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL

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January 19 – 21 Capital Home & Remodeling Show

Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA

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January 26 – 28 Monroeville (Pittsburgh Area) Home Show

Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA

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January 26 – 28 Novi Home Improvement Show Marketplace

Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi MI

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Wherever you go, don’t forget to learn something new and have fun!


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