Our definitive guide to the Ideal Home Show 2016

Posted on 11th March 2016 by

Inspiration, News


As some of you may know, we are set to return to the Ideal Home Show this year for what promises to be an unmissable event! The James Grace team will be at stand number H309 in the Ideal Home Improvements section where we will be able to discuss everything from updating your current staircase with a 48 hour renovation, or starting a fresh with the bespoke design and build service.

With so much to see, we put together our definitive guide to the Ideal Home Show 2016.

About the show

The show runs from 18th March – 3rd April 2016 and takes place at Olympia London. At the show you will be inspired by the latest in interiors, home improvements, gardens, technology, fashion and food.

Getting there

So you’ve got tickets to the show, but need to know the best way to get there? If you’re planning on using public transport then plan your journey here https://tfl.gov.uk/ or if you’re driving then make a note of the postcode W14 8UX for your satnav and don’t forget to pre-book your parking at www.olympia.london. If you’re not that far away you can even jump in an Uber where you can claim £15 worth of free travel upon signing up with the code M10 at www.uber.com/app


Don’t miss

This year the show is hosting three unique and fascinating show homes. Take a look around the Traditionally British show home sponsored by Thomas Sanderson, styled by TV Interior Designer Linda Barker, to see an original James Grace staircase, along with a homely and simplistic lounge and a 2016 take on the traditional family kitchen.

The Time Saving Home sponsored by Barclays plans to do exactly what it says on the tin, with a selection of the best technologically advanced time saving pieces of equipment on the market, boasting a total time saving of 21 hours per week!

The ARC by Green Unit sponsored by Thermoprotect is a first for the Ideal Home Show, breaking from the traditional and showcasing a hand crafted and natural home that will eventually earn money by selling back to the grid.

In the Ideal Super Theatre you will find a star studded line up ready to let you in on all of their insider secrets to help you transform your home. Hosts include; Martin Lewis, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Suzi Perry and Alan Titchmarsh.

For the latest in technology and gadgets for the home, head down to the Ideal Smart Home for an interactive 20 minute presentation of latest innovations in home gadgets and technologies. Suzi Perry has even specially selected her line up of top-tech for the house too!


While you’re there

If all of that has you feeling worn out, drop by Gregg Wallace’s very own restaurant, or take a break at the food court where you’ll find a range of mouth-watering foods to taste and buy from all corners of the globe. You can even go and relax at the beauty bar, treat yourself to a glass of bubby at the Champagne Bar or watch a fashion show at the Ideal Catwalk.

Feeling spoilt for choice yet? With so much to get around, the Ideal Home Show is guaranteed to be the perfect day out for anyone with a keen eye for interiors, home improvement, renovation, fashion and even food.

We bid you an enjoyable trip – and don’t forget to pop by the James Grace stand to say hi!

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