With over 220 exhibitors showcasing their bespoke pieces, innovative products and interiors, the visitors were spoilt for choice across the weekend. Exhibitors reported strong sales during the weekend with a 97% satsfaction rate. Up to €100 Million worth of revenue is expected to be generated by exhibitors from their participation at this year’s spring show.
The scale of the sales success spanned across all sectors, from high tech home automation systems to beautifully hand crafted creations for all aspects of the home. DublinBeds.ie reported non-stop sales over the weekend whilst Matt Britton Carpets were inundated with enquiries for their beautiful range of floor coverings. Windows, doors, soft furnishings and décor were in high demand, as were insulations, energy systems and home security.
Ian Shipley, The New CEO of SDL Exhibitions Ltd, organisers of the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show, commented: “In the 23 years that The Ideal Home Show has been at the RDS it is great to see that this event not only continues to be by far the largest and most successful home improvement show in Ireland, but that it is the best loved show among home owners, with over 26,000 attending. Exhibitors responded with a 97% satisfaction rating when independently surveyed – one of the highest results in the history of the event.”
A range of familiar faces participated in the show, with Linda Barker of BBC’s Changing Rooms discussing her top tips on the Irish Times Home & Design Theatreas well as RTE’s Patricia Power and Declan O’Donnell who made a welcomed return to the show to answer building queries at the Irish Times Home & Design Theatre. Irish rugby players Tadhg Furlong, Jack McGrath and Sean Cronin were also in attendance over the weekend as they met fans at the AVIVA Smarthome on Sunday.
The Colourtrend Interior Design Forum was extremely popular amongst visitors, as it served as a place to garner inspiration for their own homes, with 7 creatively executed bespoke room sets on display by 7 wonderfully talented interior designers.
The show’s title sponsor permanent tsb had their team on hand to help with financial needs including mortgages, home insurance, current accounts, personal loans and much more.
This year’s spring show has been a resounding success, with exhibitors reporting increased sales across the board.
The permanent tsb Ideal Home Show returns to the RDS in autumn 2018. Log on to www.idealhome.ie for further information.