Cornwall LivingIssue #113

Celebrating our spaces

As we re-acquaint ourselves with our homes, Cornwallís premier home improvement and self-build show offers every opportunity to make our living spaces a perfect paradise.

Never has there been a better time to look inwards at the walls that frame our lives and the gardens that offer us some respite from the toils of daily life, and wonder what it would take to turn these spaces, where we return day after day in search of rest and comfort, into a perfect personal signature, a stamp of pride and hard work that we can call our own. With Christmas only a few months away, here is a golden opportunity for a reimagining of the dated rooms we’ve grown so used to and a chance to embrace that long overdue home-improvement project and run with it! Whether your vision is fully formed and you know what you’re looking for, or you’re in need of a little inspiration from the professionals, Cornwall’s premier home improvement and self-build show is a cornucopia of vibrant visuals and helpful advice to get you started on your dream abode. 

Hosting stands from over 120 of the region’s finest home and lifestyle brands, the show is sure to offer everything you could possibly need for your next project, and with an extensive array of local designers, makers and suppliers to discuss your thoughts with, you can be confident in taking your first step towards your ultimate home-improvement goal. Perhaps it’s time to finally consider that stunning conservatory you’ve always imagined for those sun-lit morning coffees on crisp, chilly days, or perhaps you’ve been dreaming of a bubbling hot tub in a beautifully landscaped garden oasis? The vast range of services that are available in the Duchy are laid out here for you to explore at your leisure, and we’re confident you’ll make some astonishing discoveries. 

As the colder months approach us and the heat dies down, we’re presented with an opportune moment to consider our outside spaces and how they might provide sanctuary for us, even through winter. The outdoor garden section will be drawing a crowd, from those seeking horticultural advice from nursery experts, or an investment in an outside spa – a luxury addition to any outdoor space, and the ultimate indulgence for anyone dreaming of evenings spent soaking beneath the stars.

Whether you have a flair for contemporary interiors, or you’re looking to inspire your creativity and shake things up, the Interior and Homeware market is brimming with art, furniture, soft furnishings and much more to provide you with those finishing touches that can help you to create a charmingly personal reflection throughout your home to be enjoyed by everyone as the festive season approaches. If visions of cosy moments by a well-stocked woodburner as you enjoy the winter season occupy your mind, here is a perfect opportunity to look into this delightfully warming possibility in the home improvement and self-build section, with a chance to meet the experts who can guide you through your plans. 

With all the excitement and enthusiasm that radiates from everyone attending the show, a chance to pause for thought and contemplate the endless opportunities around you is presented at ‘A Bite of Cornwall’, with a tempting array of the region’s finest culinary treats at the food and drink market and café. With free parking available access couldn’t be easier, and the exclusive special offers that you’ll find here may prove to be irresistible, so make sure to head to the Cornwall Home and Self Build Show website to book your ticket, before they’re
all gone!


Thinking of coming along? If so, you can expect to find the following:


Kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, bespoke joinery, doors, stairs, stoves and cookers, flooring, worktops, tiles, flooring, blinds and curtains, furniture and more. 



Windows and conservatories, roofing, smart home technology, woodburners, timber framing, joinery, eco building, heating systems, fabrication, balustrades, builders, ICF, construction, trade services, plumbing and more. 



Architecture, planning, surveying, mortgage lenders, utilities, financial advisors, VAT Reclaim, holiday home and domestic letting agents and more.



Solar PV, solar thermal ground and air source heat pumps, battery storage and more.



Garden furniture, hot tubs, design, landscaping, and more.



Art, glassware, rugs, cushions, blankets and throws, ceramics, furniture, kitchenware and more.



Sample and take home some of the finest local artisan food and drink, including: local gins, preserves, honey, spices, chocolate, deli foods, food boxes and more, as well as fresh, quality catering onsite and a licensed bar.


Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show

01872 888733