Grand home show

If you need some renovating inspiration, then you absolutely need to visit the Grand Designs Live home show in early October.

The show is divided into four zones: the Grand Interiors, Grand Building, Grand Outdoors and Grand Kitchen and Bathroom, to offer the ultimate renovators experience.

More than 200 exhibitors will showcase their products, latest designs as well as provide advice to inspire do-it-yourself (DIY) projects and activities in the home.

Grand Designs Live is the official home show off the hit Australian and UK TV series: Grand Designs and Grand Designs Australia.

Grand Designs Australian host, Peter Maddison will be at the show and said the show will be one of the best places to go for great advice, inspiration and tips for your home.

"People who are interested in design and renovations can expect to get the latest advice from leading industry experts such as architects, interior designers, exhibitors and many others," he said. "The show really does have something for everyone, whether you're looking for inspiration or if you just appreciate stunning interior and exterior design. With a range of high quality and premium exhibitors on offer in one spot, Grand Designs Live will help you visualise your dream home design."

Celebrity TV experts will present free seminars throughout the show and there will be various events and activities including: one-on-one expert advice, house of the future sneak peek, interior designs and concepts, Miele kitchen theatre, kitchen and bathroom showcase and much more.

"Grand Designs Live is a big show, so the best way to get the most out of the show is to get there early," he said. "Also, grab a copy of a guide book and strategically work out where you want to go and what exhibitions or activities you want to see."


■ When: Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 7;

■ Where: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre;

■ Cost: Adults $28.50, concession $23.50 and children under 15 enter for free.

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