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The largest home design show in the country is taking place across this bank holiday weekend.

The permanent tsb Ideal Home Show returns to the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin.

It will feature over 250 suppliers showcasing furniture, products and interiors.

Image: Jack Quann

To coincide with the show, organisers have released a survey showing over 75% of people expect to live in their first home for more than 10 years.

The survey also highlighted that 86% of people undertake home improvement projects at least once every five years - with 40% of respondents making improvements every year.

While a massive 90% of those surveyed said that they do not feel they will ever finish work on their home.

Image: Jack Quann

A further 56% are planning to invest in a home extension in the future.

Sean Lemass, managing director of SDL Exhibitions, says: "Our own research of Ideal Home Show visitors confirms the interest and pride Irish home owners have in their homes.

"As the show title suggests this event is about providing people with the ideas and inspiration they need to embark or, indeed continue, on their own home improvement journey."

Image: Jack Quann

Other highlights of the show include a showhouse, created by Irish interior designers Collette Ward.

When asked about the importance of interiors within the home, 72% of ranked 'practical and cosy' as their top priority - while 77% prefered clean and classic colours.

There will also be an interior design forum - and even a stand from the Revenue Commissioners to inform people about tax breaks and energy grants.

The show runs until bank holiday Monday.

More information can be found here


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