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When I first heard the Philly Home Show was going to happen on Valentine's Day, I told my husband, "You do not need to get me anything, all I want is to go to the Philly Home Show on Valentine's Day." So, we made a day of it. We took the kids and went into the city, visited the Home Show, walked around The Reading Terminal, and then had a lovely dinner at Fogo de Chao. The Philly Home Show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a two-weekend event and is happening today as well. You can buy tickets through their website. Here is my Philly Home Show Highlights. I had the opportunity to meet some of these great companies that help people get their home organized.
Here are some of the companies I spoke with:
ShelfGenie: I spoke with Leslie Arnold and she showed me how the kitchen cabinets could be used in all areas of the kitchen from cabinets to pantries. and make your kitchen cabinets more functional. They have lazy Susans that maximize the space and corner cabinets that allow you to use the back corner of the cabinets. Click on the image below to visit their Before and After page. You can find a location in your area by clicking on the image too.
Closet & Storage Concepts: They install closet, garage, office, laundry, and pantry organizing systems. But what I really loved was their hideaway beds to help maximize a multipurpose room. We got to see it and it was sturdy and great for a small kids bedroom or family room that needs a place for a guest bedroom. Click on the image to see their website.
Garage Craft Interiors: I particularly like the flooring coverings this company offers. My husband would love the car, though. LOL They offer craft wall systems and overhead garage storage to hang tools, sports equipment, hold boxes, and cabinets. Click on the image below to visit their website.
Look at the lovely before and after garage pictured below. Wouldn't you love to have your garage look like this? I would. =)
At dinner, I asked them what they liked about the show.
My husband thought there were way too many windows and doors companies.
My daughter (14 years old) liked all the giveaways. =)
My son (16 years old) liked the whirlpools that were everywhere. They were like mini pools.
I liked looking at all the different companies knowing that I had improved pretty much everything in my home so it was more enjoyable to walk around and get inspired. The companies also offer specials just for the event days so I could get great deals.
I hope this gives you some insight on home shows and what they can do to help you get your home organized. NOTE: I did not get any money for this post. I wanted to share my experience.
If you have a home show in your area, have you ever visited? What was your favorite part of the home show? Were you looking for something particular? Please leave a comment below to share with my visitors.