Hurling a sledgehammer at the dry wall is a handy way to add storage space for a growing collection of books, Beanie Babies, or sledgehammers. Explore subtler household improvements with today's Groupon: for $7, you get a one-day adult general-admission pass to the Great Big Texas Home & Garden Show, which runs March 11–13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington (up to a $15 value).
Featuring more than 170 exhibitors, the Great Big Texas Home & Garden Show brings together the territorial talents of abode aestheticians and fixer-upper fixers from throughout the region. Renovate your stately suites with inspiration from contractors and construction professionals, recast underachieving alcoves with the help of interior designers, or sneak advice from garden green thumbs on how to keep bushes bushy, roses rosy, and tomato plants safe from the thieving claws of ketchup-powered Roombas.
In addition to studying up on proper castle care, would-be builders rub tape measures with celebrity house helpers from HGTV and the DIY Network. Saturday attendees can catch former Trading Spaces and current Extreme Makeover: Home Edition star Ty Pennington as the famed house-whisperer beguiles crowds with tricks of the trade.