Friday 30 September 2016

10 great reasons to visit the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show

Published 16/04/2015 | 02:30

Spring is here at last so it's time to plan for the summer months ahead and take a look at what needs to be done to make your home a bright, comfortable and functional living space that you can be proud of. And there is no better place for the ideas and inspiration you need than the spectacular permanent tsb Ideal Home Show at the RDS.

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Taking place from April 17th - 19th, the show is full to the brim with lots of exciting features, nearly 250 leading suppliers, lots of live demos, workshops and entertainment. Whether you are looking to make small improvements or substantial changes to your home, you will find all the advice and information you need right here at Ireland's biggest and best loved exhibition for home owners.

Here are just some of the things you shouldn't miss at this year's show ...

1 HARVEY NORMAN CONNECTED HOME SHOWHOUSE

Are you making the most from what you've got? It's time to find out. The Harvey Norman Connected Home Showhouse will showcase the very latest in technology & home interiors, designed by Harvey Norman and Angela Connolly of Conbu Interior Design.

Come along and be inspired by the use of space, lighting, technology and their massive product range.

Also, why not take some time out to see live demo's at The Harvey Norman Home & Technology Theatre? Here experts will be revealing the latest in tech and interior trends.

2 PERMANENT TSB ADVICE CENTRE

Are you looking to build, extend or renovate? If so, the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show has all of the advice you will need to get your project rolling.

3 COLORTREND INTERIOR DESIGN FORUM

Eight of Ireland's leading interior designers have been challenged, by Colortrend Paint, to create a series of rooms to inspire and motivate visitors to the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show. These rooms, which form the Colortrend Interior Design Forum, will give you all the inspiration you need to transform your home into the bright, cheerful and vibrant living space you deserve.

4 THE KILSARAN OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

The garden is becoming an increasingly important part of the home. And the Kilsaran Outdoor Living Space, featuring the Diarmuid Gavin range of paving and landscaping products, is designed to provide the ideas and inspiration you need to turn your garden area into a modern, attractive and functional living, entertaining and dining area that you, your family and friends can enjoy . Diarmuid Gavin, Ireland's best loved gardener, will provide you with the inspiration you need live on stage twice daily.

5 EXTEND & RENOVATE VILLAGE

Now is the time to extend, renovate, update or upgrade. And in this one stop shop, home owners who are considering an extension or renovation can find everything they need to transform a home into a modern, comfortable living space.

6 FREE ARCHITECT ADVICE

The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland will be on hand with a team of professional architects to provide free consultations on how to build, extend or renovate your home. It's important to make the most of your session so be sure to bring photos or plans to help progress your home extension or renovation ideas.

7 GRANTS & TAX BREAKS

Why not head along to the Revenue Commissioners on stand N95 and learn how to avail of current tax breaks under the Home Renovations Incentive Scheme or talk to Sustainable Energy Ireland about home energy grants? You are sure to make great savings on your home improvement project!

8 INTERIORS, FURNISHINGS & DECOR

There will be a great selection of furniture, floor covering, lighting, storage systems and home interior ideas all designed to enhance the style and comfort of your home as well as the specially designed Rooms Sets in The Colortrend Interior Design Forum. You can choose from a huge range of kitchens, bathrooms, blinds & curtains, beds & tables, sofas & lighting and receive great help, advice and inspiration from the experts.

9 HOME ENERGY SHOW

Here you can find out how to reduce energy costs and see all the alternatives in insulation, alternative energy, solid fuel, boilers and heating controls to cut your energy bills. Don't miss the free admission seminars and workshops.

10 INTO THE WEST

Into the West is a new addition to the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show. Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to experience the best of The Wild Atlantic Way. You can plan your 2015 domestic holiday, sample local produce and see the best of craft, design and enterprise.

The show is sponsored by Údarás na Gaeltachta and amongst the exhibitors will be: Ireland West Airport, Marty's Mussels, Burren Food Trail, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Gnó Mhaigh Eo, Made in Galway, a host of hotels and adventure centres, as well as craft producers and various other enterprises.

The event will also include a sampling of music from various festivals of the West, as well as talks and presentations on the future of the West.

Irish Independent

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