The permanent tsb Ideal Home Show is set to return the the RDS Simmonscourt this Spring from April 20th to 22nd. The Autumn show was a great success with 26,425 visitors passing through the doors of the RDS throughout the weekend, resulting in an epic 98% visitor satisfaction rate. This year’s spring show will be flourishing with advice from home experts bursting with creative ideas and inspiration for your home, right on time for the annual spring clear out and rejuvenation.
Celebrity interior designer and television personality Linda Barker will act as this years Celebrity Ambassador and will be in Dublin to open this year’s spring show. She quickly became established as one of London’s most innovative decorative painters and interior design consultants and has undertaken many diverse interior design commissions, both in the private and corporate sectors, ranging from the decoration of numerous celebrity homes to the styling of entire restaurants and retail outlets. Linda is well respected in the industry and her ‘effortless chic’ style is commendable across all of her work.
In her latest endeavor, Linda presented ITV’s ‘The Home Game’ which adds to an already impressive amount of television and journalism work already under her belt. Linda famously presented BBC’s “Changing Rooms” with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and while Linda was with the show it reached its peak of popularity, attracting a UK audience of over ten million viewers per episode. Linda is a regular part of the design team on ITV’s 60 Minute Makeover series, and also appears regularly on This Morning and Lorraine, covering topics from interior design to health and fitness.
Our title sponsor permanent tsb are bringing new and better ways to bank to the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show. You can call in and talk with our team who will be on hand to help with all your financial needs including mortgages, home insurance, current accounts, personal loans and much more. Every house starts with a finance team that cares for you now and in the longterm. Visit the permanent tsb centre on Stand N60.
Kathtrina Furlong of Yours Personally Bespoke Interiors will be designing the Family Home Extension Showhouse at the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show this season. The transformation will include the ground floor rooms of the house complete with what you need to make a house a home, suitable for the modern family life. Her love of interiors began back when she took over her parent’s carpet and upholstery company, which she then turned into a bespoke furniture manufactuing company specialising in unique designs. Her stylish and specially tailored work will definitely inspire all attendees to release the inner beauty of their own homes and let their tastefully curated bespoke interiors shine in the quest to create their dream home and bring their vision to life. The Family Home Extension will be built by Martin Prunty of Constructplus, and the kitchen, bathroom and joinery materials will be supplied by Martin’s sister company, The Cabinet Shop.
One of the top desires of last season’s attendees was advice on interior design. Answering this call, Colourtrend will be bringing back the Colourtrend Interior Design Forum which will feature 7 specially designed and executed Roomsets. These roomsets will include a living room by designers ‘House Edit’, a dining room by ‘Nine Yards Design’, a bathroom by ‘Alena C Design’, a sitting room by ‘Lana Dullaghan Design’, a bedroom by ‘Drennan Interiors’, a garden room by ‘Re-Interiors’ and last but not least, a study designed by ‘Helena Cousins Design’. By visiting this forum, attendees will get a chance to see Colourtrend paints brought to life within a home setting and take inspiration from the creatively coordinated plush furnishings in each of the rooms.
With a heavy focus on home ideas and inspiration at the show, The Irish Times Home & Design Theatre will be at the centre of The Irish Times Home Interiors Fair catering for all needs as they ask leading creative experts to share their ideas and experiences with the home owners attending the show. Talks will take place discussing interior design and décor, new home design, extending your home, colour choices, lighting, use of that extra space that you’ve been meaning to make use of and even garden design. Some of the previous speakers include TV3’s Anna Daly, last seasons showhouse interior designer Collette Ward, Conor Pope of The Irish Times, Patricia Power previously of RTE’s Room To Improve, Declan O’Donnell of RTE’s Home of The Year and many many more.
With spring and summer on everyones mind as the cold spell begins to dispel, the garden advice clinic is not to be overlooked. Michael O’Reilly of The Garden Shop Belfast, along with a team of award winning garden designers will be on hand to dish out advice to the green-fingered attendees in exclusive 15 minute one-to-one garden design consultations, with the idea of turning your garden area into a modern, attractive and functional living and dining area that you, your family and your friends can enjoy all year round.
To accommodate the technology buffs at the show, The Mitsubishi Electric Home Advice Theatre is here to tell you what you have been missing out on in the technological side of the home. It is your source of first hand information about all the wonderful things that are happening with technology for the home. Presentations will include the latest information on how to use technology to improve your quality of life by having everything from entertainment to security to energy management at your fingertips. Visit the stand at the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show to find out more about their revolutionary eco-friendly Ecodan Air Source Heat Pumps Renewable Heating Technology. By simply using a Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan air source heat pump to provide domestic space heating and hot water, it is possible to greatly reduce CO2 emissions and your home’s running costs. Ideal for the Irish home and the cold weather!
Adding to the technology side of the home, the AVIVA SmartHome brings a two storey fully automated family home to the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show to demonstate how automation in the home instantly takes away the stress of managing home entertainment, security, heating, energy-saving, access and general day to day monitoring. The live demonstration will showcase how the modern technology can be accessed through a touch of a button via smart phone and can be used in every aspect of the home.
If you are looking to extend or renovate, the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show is the ultimate destination for getting the answers to the many questions you may have. There is currently a high volume of people opting to upgrade their existing homes in order to meet their changing lifestyle and family needs. More and more home owners are making the decision to go ahead with the projects they may have held back on for several years to avail of the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme and to increase the value of their homes in a buoyant market. The scheme allows home owners claim a credit on the tax liability of up to 13.5% of the cost of the project up to a limit of €30,000.
The Better Energy Home Scheme by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is also going to be at the permanent tsb Ideal home Show offering advice to home owners about how they can receive a €6,000 grant to enable them to upgrade their homes with energy efficient measures, which in turn reduces their energy use, costs and greenhouse emissions.
Not to forget about the first-time buyers in attendance of the show, Revenue will be on hand to supply information about the Help To Buy Scheme (HTB). This scheme helps first-time buyers with the deposit required to buy or build a new house or apartment. Once built or bought, the scheme will provide a refund of Income Tax and Deposit Interest Retention Tax (DIRT) that the owner paid in Ireland over the previous 4 years.
Visit the RDS from April 20th to 22nd to discover YOUR Ideal Home.
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