Grand Designs Live presents a line up of inspiring brands for your home improvements

by Francesca

Grand Designs Live will return to ExCeL London from 30 April – 8 May 2022, hosted by TV presenter and design guru Kevin McCloud. The inspirational event is a must-visit for those looking to find information and learn everything you need for your very own Grand Design project.

The event will be packed with over 500 exhibitors, spanning across four different sectors: Build, Kitchens and Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors. The Grand Build Hall, sponsored by Catnic will showcase products to advance any and every project, from adding an extension to a home, to renovating a period property. Aspiring self-builders will find ground-breaking ideas for builds ranging from construction and architecture advice to finishing touches, as well as the latest developments in sustainably sourced products.

For those on the lookout for doors, Express Bi-Folding Doors design and produce a range of high-end products including panoramic sliding doors, bi-folding doors, skylights and bespoke glass solutions. Other brands not to be missed include Tye Architects, TATA Steel and Fast Fit Heated Flooring. Look out for Knotwood, who design and manufacture modular aluminium profiles in a range of woodgrain finishes. Made from 100% aluminium, all Knotwood products are non-combustible, durable and require minimal maintenance.

Grand Interiors will offer stylish ways to finish a home. Here, visitors can discover exclusive products from unique designers and browse hundreds of brands including: Joined + Jointed, a collective of celebrated designers and artisans brought together by a shared love of contemporary design and meticulous craft; J.B. Lord who design and craft contemporary hand-made chesterfield furniture, and The Bamboo Flooring Company with their range of high-quality bamboo flooring and matching flooring accessories. Hillarys will be offering visitors window dressing solutions with curtains, roman blinds, roller blinds and faux wood venetian blinds which can help create nurturing spaces through products that are eco-friendly and sustainable in a nourishing colour palette. While aiming to change the way we shop furniture and furnishings, believes it should be simple for everyone to create their dream home. Their website brings together the best know UK department retailers as well as independents.

Their team of experts will be at the show to meet visitors. Grand Kitchens & Bathrooms sponsored by Quooker offers pioneering kitchens, bathrooms, and appliances from the likes of Uncommon Projects, the multi award-winning studio which specialises in the design and production of bespoke plywood furniture and has earned a reputation for its inventive contemporary kitchen designs, ‘function first’ approach, and original material-led aesthetic. Playful, practical and unquestionably stylish, Uncommon Projects’ kitchens and products are designed to last a lifetime or longer – making them truly sustainable, while Abbey Tile Supplies Limited have well over 70 years’ experience in the tiling industry offering quality porcelain and ceramic wall and floor tiles.

London-based kitchen brand and manufacturer, Life Kitchens, will be launching two new ranges at the show as well as introducing its sister brand, 1909. Boasting quality, attention to detail and impeccable craftsmanship in every kitchen, Life Kitchens manufactures all its kitchens in-house in the UK. No two Life kitchens are the same and the company centres around the customer, designing an entirely unique kitchen to suit your daily needs.

Other brands not to be missed include Bora with their cooktop extractor systems that draw off fumes downwards thanks to a patented technology, Quooker’s instant hot water tops, alongside a host of Bathroom suppliers such as INNOVATILES.

HiiGuru, the UK’s first ever on-demand virtual interior design advice marketplace is looking to disrupt the interior design industry. Offering live, 1:1 video chats with vetted professional interior designers, experts on the platform are available around the clock, and can look at your space over video chat, understand your style and give you personalised advice. Those with an interest in the Grand Gardens section, sponsored by Hydropool, can discover brands spanning a variety of areas of interest including outdoor cooking, swimming pools, garden buildings, hot tubs, landscaping and much more.

Since 2020 leading UK lighting specialists, Lighting Legends has been helping homeowners to transform their indoor and outdoor areas with an array of high-quality lighting. Now, the Derbyshire-based specialists are excited to be launching an innovative new line to its growing range, the Super Festoon “Warm White” Plug-in Outdoor LED String Lights which will be at the show. Garden Spaces who create wonderful garden rooms will be showcasing a range of features including a Gym area with rubber crumb specialised flooring, an Office area, an acoustic porch solution, and Crittall style doors.

Visitors can check out eco innovations from Kevin’s Green Heroes, showcasing five of the most revolutionary, useful eco-friendly gadgets and products on the market. Kevin has also invited back 11 of his past Green Heroes to see where they are now and talk about the future of our planet and their products which are paving the way in eco-conscious design and functionality. The Working from Home Project sponsored by Crown Paints is an exciting new feature which will see five interior design experts competing to create the best multifunctional home office, offering stylish and practical solutions for flexible working.

Visitors will be able to browse the room sets for inspiration while a panel of judges will announce the winner on the Grand Theatre at the show. With more brands yet to be announced, visitors can expect invaluable inspiration for everything from renovations to home builds, decorating and much more.

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