Sep 3, 2014

The New Downtown Raleigh Home Show takes over the Raleigh Convention Center from September 5-7, 2014. Three days, jam-packed with home improvement ideas, inspiration, and innovative products. Not sure where to begin? Here are the top 10, can't-miss experts and features at the show:

1. Design Darling, Ty Pennington

Join one of the most famous faces in home improvement, Ty Pennington, as he shares design tips for home projects and secrets from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Trading Spaces, and his new show, On The Menu. Ty will be appearing on Saturday, September 6th at 11am.

2. Bath Expert, Matt Muenster

The bath remains one of the most common home remodels, so we're bringing in one of the best bath professionals to provide top tips and advice for renovating: Matt Muenster. As host of the DIY Network's hit shows Bath Crashers and BATHtastic! Matt has great ideas and experience. He's appearing daily at the show to give you the information you need to make your bathroom fantastic!

3. "The DIY Guy", Chris Tice

Get great DIY ideas from Chris Tice. Chris will be demonstrating projects daily that include wine bottles re-purposed as a chandelier, a portable AC unit made from a simple cooler, and much more! Whether you're an avid DIY-er, or just starting out, Chris has great advice for you.

4. Our Tiny Homes Feature

What can you do with 150 square-feet? Short answer: lots! Check out our Tiny Homes Feature with displays from Wishbone Tiny Homes, East Coast Tiny Homes, and Eco-Huts to see why the tiny house movement is becoming increasingly popular. Get organizing and space-saving tips from these unique homes. Plus, Laura M. LaVoie, occupant of a 120 square-foot home and author of 120 Ideas for Tiny Living, will speak about her downsizing experience on the Main Stage.

5. The Outdoor Living Dream Lounge

Put yourself inside the ultimate al fresco oasis: the Outdoor Living Dream Lounge created by Luxury Living Scapes, Inc. Take a break from shopping, saving, and learning in this outdoor oasis which features a cabana, outdoor kitchen, and fireplace - built right inside the convention center!

6. Amazing Stage Presentations

The show's Main Stage features daily presentations on remodeling, home improvement, DIY projects, gardening, landscaping, home decor, design, and more! Get the advice you need from celebrities and local experts so you can make your dream home a reality.

7. The Best Deals In Town

We've gathered the top home improvement experts together at the show and most are offering guests the best deals on the market with exclusive, show-only specials. Shop, compare, and save all under one roof!

8. Hero Day

We're saluting the heroes in our community who keep our homes safe with Hero Day, on Friday, September 5th. Active and retired military and first responders in uniform or with valid ID will receive complimentary admission to the show on Friday. For your service and your sacrifice, we thank you.

9. Triangle Gardener, Beverly Hurley

Wondering what you should be doing in your garden for the fall season? Trying to turn your brown thumb green? Get easy, practical garden tips and advice from Triangle Gardener's Beverly Hurley. Beverly will be appearing on the Main Stage daily.

10. Savings!

Everyone's looking to save some green - show guests who buy tickets online prior to the show save $3 off regular admission, and get to bypass the lines at the show. What are you waiting for? Grab your tickets now!

For more help planning your visit, check out our Stage Schedule, or visit the show website for more information and ticket details. We can't wait to see you at the Downtown Raleigh Home Show!