Living with a Grand Designs fanatic, I feel well-acquainted with Kevin McCloud. As the show's exhibition recently came up on Groupon it seemed stupid not to make the most of the deal. I've never been to an Ideal Homes exhibition and was pleasantly surprised by the day, initially expecting very little.
On arriving, there was a ten minute walk between the car park and the show before we were pointlessly ushered in a loop back to the start where the entrance was situated. The show was split into four main areas: Garden, Interiors, Building and Kitchen/Bathroom with smaller food and design sections.
The Garden area and mini design/food sections were all personal favourites with some pretty innovative designs tempting my credit card. We made one preposterous purchase that I shall reveal in due course when funding permits its delivery. In the meantime here are some clever designs I rather like and have added to my lottery wish list:
|An outdoor dining/sleeping pod, costing around five thousand.|
|A children's rocking horse made of recycled tyres.|
|Amazing walls clocks and furnishings made from plane parts.|
|A Dali style grandfather clock, costing well over ten thousand.|
|A six person outdoor sauna.|
|Another custom made Dali style clock, costing around thirty thousand this time!|