Ideal Home Show 2018
returns to London
Make your house a home with clever decorating looks, on-trend design ideas and must-have products at the Ideal Home Show…
DIY enthusiasts and keen home-improvers will be bouncing off the walls at the sight of the Ideal Home Show 2018. The show, now in its 110th year, highlights how homes can be transformed, upgraded, renovated and enhanced, with advice on everything from bathrooms and kitchens to fixtures and fittings, gardens, fashion beauty and home refurbishment.
With the number of dwellings in Great Britain increased from 7.7 million in 1908 to more than 23 million in 2017, the average home size has decreased from around 153 square metres in 1908, to roughly 83 square metres today. That means in the 100 years since the Ideal Home Show started the average home has quite amazingly nearly halved in size! While the average property in Britain is shrinking in size, the evidence suggests that the UK’s love affair with home improvements continues to grow with today’s Britons spending more and more on improvements once they are on the home-owning ladder.
This year’s show homes focus on enhancing every centimetre of liveable space, with a modernised Victorian terrace ‘innovation home’, Liv-in beach huts, and specially-designed garden pods providing extra office or bedroom space in the garden.
Celebrities and experts offer demonstrations and top tips on home improvements, gardening, food and drink, alongside over 600 exhibitors. Celebrity chefs and drinks industry experts will also take to the Foodie Stage and Drinks Station situated within the co-located Eat & Drink Festival with free access for Ideal Home Show visitors.