Grand Designs Live 2013 John Smith October 8, 2013 Home Styling, Multi-storey House, Narrow Blocks If you’re a fan of design or DIY renovating, or better yet Kevin McCloud, you’re going to love the Grand Designs Live in Melbourne this month. On the weekend of the 25th – 27th October, the Grand Designs Live exhibition will be turning Melbourne into all things home, exciting Melbourne home enthusiasts in the process. Kevin McCloud and the Grand Designs team have built up an impressive reputation as some of the most innovative and determined home renovators in television. Starting in the UK, the show has spread its wings and soared across to Australia, where more people watch the Channel 4 program than in the UK itself. Now in its 14th year, the Grand Designs TV series continues to build its fanbase, and it’s not just through McCloud’s personal appeal. Grand Designs gives viewers a glimpse into some of the most amazing homes on the planet, from the initial rigorous selection process, right through to elaborate, self-built dream homes. So when Grand Designs Live hits Melbourne running, along with industry professionals, celebrity renovators, and seminars and showcases of talented design, you won’t want to miss it! Stylists, decorators and McCloud – oh my! In its third year of running, Grand Designs Live is set to bring Melbourne alive with all of the exciting and inspiring DIY ideas for your home – as well as the enticing host Kevin McCloud. Whether you’re looking to renovate, doing up a new house, or just adore quality interior design, this event is as entertaining as it is informative. Narrow house dwellers won’t want to miss this lavish event – there will be experts from all areas of home design and renovation on hand to give you all the tips you need to rejuvenate your home. They’ll be able to offer you genius advice on how to maximise space, open up your rooms and expand on the ways you utilise your space. It might just need a new coat of paint and some de-cluttering, or it could mean knocking down an entire wall, but whatever your home needs, these gurus will have you covered. On top of gaining spectacular home advice, you can pick up some of the latest renovation products used in Grand Designs episodes. McCloud even has a secret weapon he’s hoping to sneak through Customs to showcase at this fabulous exhibition… “It’s Sugru – a silicone repairing medium that handles like Blu Tac but sets like silicone so you can handle it and work it with your hands. You can repair everything with it: shoes, clothes, cares – you can repair kitchen knives and your iPhone, too.” Talk about magic. Get yourself to Grand Designs Live? The exhibition/entertainment/home extravaganza is being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf. You can find your way there via train, with nearby stations including Flinders St and Southern Cross. Trams and buses will also get you close enough to walk to the centre – take the 96, 109 or 112 tram. Tickets are available at the Grand Designs Live website, which you should absolutely check out before heading to the event! Tickets will set you back between $29.50 and $49.50, depending on the experience you’re after. And for the out-of-towners, the Urban Hotel Melbourne offers gorgeous luxury accommodation at an affordable price. It’s the perfect place to retreat to after a hard day of renovation talk. Grand Designs Live is set to make a big splash in Melbourne this year, especially with the welcoming of special guest Kevin McCloud. If you have even the slightest interest in home design, or just want to get some ideas for your own home, this is definitely the place to be. It only comes around once a year, so make it a date and get down to Melbourne. Share this:Click to share on TwitterClick to share on Google+Click to email this to a friendShare on Facebook Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.