Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio

The Philly Home Show is underway at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The two-week-lonng event connects visitors with hundreds of local professionals who provide ideas and advice for designing or fixing up a home.

Visitors to this year's show say the Convention Center is a great place to collect design ideas.

"For a major renovation of your house it's a great place to be," said Sally from New Jersey. "They've got everything."

And Lisa Capriotti of Vineland agrees the show offers a lot of variety.

"┬ŁGrills, tile, kitchen gadgets, bathroom fixtures," she said, "all kinds of neat little things you don't think of."

Window salesperson Josh Parsio got a lot of questions about winterization. He says the best way to check for efficiency is to simply feel around your windows and doors.

"If you use a candle, you can hold it up around the window, and if it flickers, it means air is getting into the home," Parsio explained. "And it might not just be the windows failing, it could also just be a bad install."

And with everything there is to see at the event, Capriotti says she's already jumped ahead to the next couple of seasons.

"The spa is making me think of summer, the gas grills are making me think of summer," she said. "I would really like to have the summer weather come!"

The Philly Home Show runs two weekends, Jan. 11-13 and Jan. 18-20.