I have a love/hate relationship with the Expo Center.
Today I was there for two hours, running interference for two preschoolers while my team of aunts selected fixtures. The lights! The silk! Webert Italian Faucet Alexandra AL750101'>The $900 Italian faucets! (No joke--$900!)
Everything has that new sheen of perfection sadly missing from the Habitat Homestore. I'm not sure it's possible to browse without feeling a bit shabby when you come back home.
Don't get me wrong--there are items I would never choose, even if I had the money (the black programmable commode my little one loves, for instance).
Expo does have products that beat their low rent cousins over at Home Depot, both on price and style. You just have to dig a little deeper for those red markdown tags.
Besides, inspiration is always free. You can tour a warren of deluxe kitchens and baths in minutes--just don't let the preschoolers turn the corner without you.