It’s that time of year again when we can get the chance to indulge in our love of all things property at the Ideal Home Exhibition. This famous home show will run from 24th March until the 9th of April 2017 at London’s Olympia. The organisers state that they can sum up the event in three words; fun, inspirational and entertaining – a celebration of people who are engaged with their homes.
Each year the Ideal Home Exhibition gives visitors the chance to explore all different aspects of home living from giving tips and advice on fashion trends to technology, home design, gardening and food, conveyed through a series of stands, shows and life size houses.
Each year life size houses are showcased and this year’s latest house innovations include Property Ladder apartments, the rotating home as seen on George Clarkson’s Amazing Spaces and the 21st Century Cottage – all giving a glimpse of modern living.
One of the property concepts the Property Ladder apartments gives visitors the chance to explore our changing needs as we progress through our life cycle. On the ground floor of this building is the two bedroom part aimed at families – which has space-saving and child-friendly design ideas. The first floor is aimed at first time buyers, where they state that cost-effective design solutions are key. Then the second floor – the downsizing home, where hobbies and spending more time in the home are taken into consideration. Although the concept does feel slightly reminiscent of the stairway to heaven, it does give us time to consider the way in which the shortage of housing in the UK has forced us to almost put our homes into categories of necessity rather than choice.
Tickets for the event are available at http://idealhome.seetickets.com/event/ideal-home-show-weekday/olympia/994592