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Your ideal home

Ideal home

Thinking of building, renovating or simply sprucing up your home in the near future?

The annual Ideal Home Show will take place in the RDS in mid-April, with plenty of advice and information on hand. If technology is your passion, the Harvey Norman showhouse will demonstrate the benefits and possibilities for connected homes, across kitchens, toilets, bedrooms and bathrooms.

The Irish Times home interiors fair, meanwhile, will feature Ireland’s leading interior specialists, offering panel discussions, video sessions and one-to-one consultations on everything from lighting and mirrors to furniture and bespoke kitchens. “With guidance from our expert panel, The Irish Times‘ readers and visitors to the event can explore the latest trends and new possibilities for their homes and take away a wealth of ideas and inspiration from some of Ireland’s top interiors specialists,” said Property Editor Madeleine Lyons.

If you’re thinking of building or extending, the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland will provide a free consultation with a professional architect, while the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland will have advice on energy saving measures and home energy grants. For outdoor ideas, the Roadstone Outdoor Living Space will provide an idea of how you can turn your garden into a modern and functional space, while the Irish Garden Advice Clinic will also be on-hand with advice and ideas for gardening enthusiasts.

Unfortunately, all of these ideas and plans will come with a price. To that end, Permanent TSB will host a one-stop-shop advice centre, covering mortgages, home improvement loans and home insurance. “Usually after a few years in their new home and when the family starts to grow, customers want to extend the house. Whether it’s a new bedroom or bigger kitchen, we have products specifically tailored to suit customers’ needs and we are available to discuss these options at the Ideal Home Show,” said Elaine Moore, Head of Personal Lending.

Register online to get two free tickets for two people on Friday April 15th or Saturday April 16th, or two for the price of one for Sunday April 17th.


When not writing about all things personal finance, You & Your Money's editor Conor Forrest enjoys reading, football and getting lost in an ocean of Wikipedia articles.