Even the most stable houses can suffer from an identity crisis, resulting in hallways getting door implants, roofs sporting tattoos, and garages sneaking around with the neighbour's new convertible. Ground confused domiciles with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one-day passes for two adults to the Vancouver Home and Design Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre on any day during its run from Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16 (up to a $30 value).
Guests step into the Vancouver Convention Centre's sprawling showrooms and exhibit floors for the Vancouver Home & Design Show, a home decor and inspiration showcase featuring more than 325 domestic exhibitors. Guests find answers to design, renovation, and home-exorcism queries with a slew of booths featuring specialists focused on appliances, construction services, home decor and art, kitchen and bath, and home recreation. Jaunt between the show's many educational and interactive attractions including HGTV's The Urban Barn Design Stage, where industry celebrities such as Jillian Harris, Bryan Baeumler, and Ramsin Khachi present live improvement demonstrations and style strategies. Wanderers can also make pit stops at BC Hydro's The Green Room, which showcases 50 years of eco-friendly home technology from basic botany to luxury tree-house living while coaching homeowners on ways to achieve nature-minded home goals.
The event's food stage showcases celebrity foodsmiths who demonstrate local wine pairings and provide cuisine samples and refrigerator art consultations. Guests may sit and sip cocktails at the Arcon Outdoor Design Lounge, or harvest local art and fashion at the Shop/Portobello West market. The Vancouver Convention Centre's floor-to-ceiling windows complement exhibits with views of the surrounding harbourfront and mountains, enabling attendees to easily spot invading bands of rogue upholsterers pre-mutiny.