Your ideal home (event)

by Housesimple on 8th August 2016

If your idea of a great evening in is binge-watching home and gardening shows, then you'll love these upcoming events. Whether you're planning to sell your house online or stay put for the next few years, you'll find plenty of inspiration to make your home look fantastic. Read on for our pick of the best.

Homebuilding and Renovating Show

Where? ExCeL London

When? 23-25th September, 2016

What's it about? This is the ultimate exhibition for people who are interested in building or renovating a house. As well as thousands of exhibitors, the convention also features workshops and classes to address the most common DIY questions. Seminars include classes on creating beautiful interiors, how to identify the best plots of land and how to save thousands on home improvements. The show will be going on the road with dates in Edinburgh, Harrogate, Somerset, Birmingham, Glasgow and Surrey.

Grand Designs Live

Where? NEC Birmingham

When? 19-23rd October, 2016

What's it about? Fans of the TV series will already be familiar with its big, bold and innovative approach to architecture. The live exhibition will include a space showcasing Kevin McCloud's pick of the best eco-innovations, a Miele Kitchen Advice Centre and a Light Lab where you can test smart bulbs. VIP packages are available and workshops on transforming your home take place all weekend.

Ideal Home Show

Where? Olympia, London

When? 24th March-9th April, 2017

What's it about? The big daddy of home events, the Ideal Home Show, has been running since 1908. The show takes place over 17 days and exhibitors cover everything you need to upgrade your property. Look out for innovative new furniture and technology as well as stalls covering home improvements and gardening.

RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show

Where? Woking

When? 6th-11th September, 2016

What's it about? With 55 nurseries and 21 stalls, this floral extravaganza will give you lots of great ideas to take back to your garden. Best of all, you can buy plants from the winners of the RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Don't miss the dahlia competition on the 10th and 11th.