Expert advice and unmissable experiences: Top reasons to visit the PTSB Ideal Home Show this weekend!

It’s almost here! The PTSB Ideal Home Show is taking place at the RDS Simmonscourt this weekend, Friday, October 20th to Sunday, October 22nd.

You’ll find ideas, inspiration and advice on managing home energy upgrades and grants, extensions, renovations, interior décor, new kitchens and bathrooms – everything to help create your Ideal Home. Plan your visit to Ireland’s favourite home improvement show with our checklist of unmissable experiences:

PTSB Centre – Talk to the experts about your next move.
For financial advice and tips on home buying, moving and improving, the team at the PTSB Centre is ready to support you on your home journey.

PhoneWatch Ask An Expert Hub – Tailored advice from experts – don’t forget to book in advance!
The PhoneWatch Ask An Expert Hub will have a range of independent experts on hand – including architects, garden designers, interior designers, retrofit and energy saving experts – offering one-on-one FREE 15-minute non-bias consultations with representatives of the relevant professional bodies or trade associations. Booking is essential and the session is free of charge, with a discretionary donation to The Simon Community for the service.

Dunnes Stores Simply Better Chef’s Live Theatre with Neven Maguire – watch Neven demonstrate his comfort classics, and there may be some special guests helping him in the kitchen!
Join Dunnes Stores Simply Better brand ambassador Neven Maguire as he cooks up special meals using ingredients from the Dunnes Stores Simply Better Collection and the COOK with Neven Maguire cookware range.

The Dulux Heritage Interior Design Hub – visit the stunning Dulux room sets on display!
Get inspired at the Dulux Heritage Interior Design Hub featuring living room looks designed by two leading interior designers.

Take your colour conundrums to the Dulux Heritage colour consultation space where colour consultants will guide you on the season’s hottest shades.

DFS Interiors Inspiration Centre – DFS and their ‘thingsters’ will help you find your ‘thing’, whatever it might be.
Searching for exciting interior ideas? Here, four Irish creatives will showcase stunning room sets inspired by DFS’s campaign, ‘What’s your thing?’ packed full of personality, where you can browse for inspiration.

DFS Interiors TheatreHear from the experts on a range of topics, from sustainable décor and sanctuary creation to home extensions, new builds, and more.
Journalist, sustainability advocate and host, Jo Linehan will be joined by Ireland’s top experts, influential creatives and leading interior designers to share ideas and opinions on the latest trends in décor in panel discussions throughout the weekend.

Drive Electric – Don’t miss our expanded electric vehicle zone, with the latest models, brands and features all on display!
Our Drive Electric zone will feature top-of-the-line models from the hottest brands in electric vehicles: Hyundai, Peugeot, CUPRA, Volkswagen Ireland & Commercial, Volvo, Polestar, MG Motors, Jeep Avenger, with more EV accessories and devices in-show! And if that gets your engine running, don’t miss live discussions with top motoring journalist Bob Flavin and brand spokespeople on unique features and the future of driving electric.

Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan Home Advice TheatreHave your home energy questions ready; the experts will be on standby!
Expect insightful presentations on a range of home improvement topics such as how to retrofit your home; avail of home energy grants; and plan and manage a successful new build or renovation. With energy saving a particular focus, expert hosts and guests will make this theatre a must-see for compelling discussions about energy saving solutions and how to cut costs!

Electric Ireland Superhomes Home Energy Upgrade Village – architect Hugh Wallace (RTÉ’s Home of the Year) will be available to answer your home energy questions!
A visit to The Electric Ireland Superhomes Home Energy Upgrade Pavilion will provide all you need to make an informed decision on ways to reduce energy costs or retrofit your home. Learn about SEAI grants, how to best insulate your home and combat rising energy costs as the cooler weather sets in.

Home Interiors Fairtreat your home to an autumn update.
It’s time to get excited about refreshing your interiors and making it more you! Browse stellar brands such as Diamond Furniture, EZ Living, Fineline, Finline, Mango, SN Blinds, Bolands of Gorey, and Natuzzi Editions, to explore how to bring the latest trends into your home.

PTSB Ideal Home Show Signature Zones – Build and Extend, Kitchens and Bathrooms, Working from Home, and Garden, Lifestyle & Outdoor Living 
Our unbeatable Show Zones will cover everything from building contractors and materials, all the way to custom colour bathtubs and garden rooms for work, rest and play. Expect a stellar selection of exhibitors such as Sonas Bathrooms, Natural Stone Carpets, CG Garden Rooms, Betterplants, Circa Design, Grain & Groove, Ripples Bathrooms, ready to take you from paper to project.

Meet the celebrities!
Meet the special guests in attendance throughout the weekend at the 3 Theatres, including the PTSB Ideal Home Show ambassadors, sustainability journalist and host Jo Linehan, chef Neven Maguire, quantity surveyor Patricia Power, and architect Hugh Wallace. The full list of special guests appearing throughout the weekend can be found in the live theatre and Ask An Expert timetables.

Lastly, leave feeling inspired!
There will be something for everyone, homeowners and owners-to-be alike, at the PTSB Ideal Home Show. You’re sure to leave inspired, encouraged and prepared to make bold home design choices!

The PTSB Ideal Home Show runs from 20th to 22nd of October in the RDS Dublin, from 11am to 5pm Friday and 10am to 6pm Saturday & Sunday.

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