Win! Tickets to Grand Designs Live Show
Watching other people build the home of their dreams is something of an obsession for many people, who like me, get a kick out of these overly-ambitious projects that inevitably run over-time and over-budget. We can attempt to dream, just like them, as they stand in their hard hats in the middle of a field on a drizzly Dorset day, attempting to combine the roles of builder, architect and project manager.
But then Kevin McCloud wanders into shot and scratches his head over a pile of blueprints, asking them the questions we all want to know (basically, have they completely lost their minds). Grand Designs is addictive telly, and it’s all the more fun and relevant when you’re renovating or building your own home, and you can relate to the middle-age folk quietly despairing over a pile of (locally reclaimed) bricks.
This weekend in Sydney, Kevin is fronting the annual Grand Designs Live Home Show, along with a bunch of Australia’s best design experts, offering a wealth of inspiration and practical advice on how to take your home build, renovation or makeover to the next level. There is a focus on small spaces this year, which is reassuring when you don’t actually own a muddy field in the middle of Dorset to realise your own design dreams.
At this year’s show at the Sydney Exhibition Centre on Glebe Island Sydney, you can:
* meet over 200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services;
* see your favourite TV celebrity experts including Kevin McCloud, host of Grand Designs and Peter Maddison, host of Grand Designs Australia;
* attend free talks from industry experts and one-on-one advice sessions;
* shop for unique products from top local designers; and
* find solutions and tips for your projects on the Grand Theatre, Designs Stage and Sustainability Stage.
UPDATE 23 OCTOBER 2014: THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.
I’ve got 10 double passes to give away to the Sydney show this weekend!
All you need to do is tell me about your own grand vision for your own space – big or small – in the comments section below. Make sure you leave your email address in the relevant box so I can contact you. Hop to it as you need to enter today!
Winners will be selected and notified tomorrow (Thursday 23 October) at 9am AEST.
Grand Designs LIVE 2014
Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island
James Craig Road,
Rozelle NSW 2039
Friday 24 October 10am – 6pm
Saturday 25 October 10am – 6pm
Sunday 26 October 10am – 5pm