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2018 Capital Home Show offers “one-stop shopping” and expert advice for all your home remodeling needs

The weekend long show features 270 exhibitors and national headliner Vern Yip.

Vern Yip — Photo: David Land

Looking for some fresh ideas for your home? The Capital Home Show offers inspiration and advice on the “latest home and remodeling trends, as well as tips and tricks,” says show manager Lisa Gardon.

Many of those tips will be dispensed from the show’s Main Stage at the Dulles Expo Center, where local experts will present on specific topics including “Luxury Design on a Budget” per Daniels Design and Remodeling on Friday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m.; “Straight Answers to Essential Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Questions” via NVS Kitchen & Bath on Friday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m.; “How to Select Window Treatments for Your Home” by Frank Giglio of Value Blind & Heirloom Draperies on Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m.; and “Kitchens That Wow!” by Dory Clemens of Foster Remodeling Solutions on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m. Marlo Furniture will sponsor a new source for soliciting one-on-one advice: the Ask An Expert station.

But the leading dispenser of knowledge and know-how this year will be the show’s national headliner, designer Vern Yip. The Atlanta-based home remodeling TV star will offer an hour-long presentation “Design Wise: Essential Elements to Make Your House a Home” on Friday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m., and again on Saturday, Sept. 22, at noon and 2 p.m. To get even more of the Yip experience, Gardon notes that “we will also have some of Vern’s fabrics and pillows in the Design Home from Calico Corners.”

That interactive, custom-built Design Home, taking up 1,400 square feet right on the show floor, is meant to highlight the latest trends and ideas in design and decor by showcasing products, features, and accessories from local purveyors including Revitalized Design, NVS Kitchen & Bath, ClosetAmerica, Happy Feet International, and Blue Sky Landscaping.

Finally, Stylish Patina sponsors a series of free, hands-on workshops at the Falls Church-based company’s Make-It, Take-It DIY Station. There, attendees can sign up to make a painted picture frame or to learn how to use Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, among other scheduled craft-related activities (supplies provided).

“We have over 270 exhibitors who are the experts in their field, all in one room,” says Gardon. “It’s one-stop shopping to find great deals for your home.”

The Capital Home Show is Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, in Virginia. Tickets are $10 per day. Call 703-378-0910 or visit

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