Home remodeling, like an earthquake, dramatically changes what it feels like to sit in one's living room. Shift your outlook with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets for one-day admission to the Capital Home Show on September 23, 24, and 25 (up to a $20 value).
Hosted at Dulles Expo Center September 23–25, the Capital Home Show showcases sundry home exhibitions and home-improvement seminars. Yigit Pura—of Bravo's Top Chef: Just Desserts fame—divulges culinary secrets on Saturday and Sunday, Sasha Andreev—of HGTV's _Curb Appeal_—inspires DIYers with home-remodeling tips on Saturday, and other seminars cover topics from gardening to building home time machines. Enthusiastic exhibitors display home products such as windows, doors, roofing, and siding, and visitors marvel at show highlights such as The Sand Sculpture Company's massive sand palaces and recreations of suburban office buildings. Visitors can seek notoriety in the Ugly Kitchen Contest, in which contestants' dilapidated cooking spaces vie for a full makeover and stovetop manicure.
Adult tickets cost $7 each online and $10 each at the box office; children ages 6–12 enter for $3 each.
Spokesperson Ty Pennington calls it "the best place to find all the basics, plus all the hot new products—all in one place." At venues across North America, shows presented by Marketplace Events connect homeowners and designers with trusted brands, independent businesses, innovators of new products, and local artisans. The vibrant and inspirational presentations showcase new aesthetic trends and functional designs in the realms of home decor, gardening, energy conservation, and living-space management. In addition to showcasing a range of products and concepts, the event hosts special-guest speakers, who educate audiences on home-remodeling projects from painting walls to adding a fourth dimension to a cramped kitchen.