Five things we learned at the Ideal Home Show Scotland

  • How to future proof your home
  • Brain food – the smart food scale that gives real time info

Scotland’s Ideal Home Show opens this week, at Glasgow’s SECC. The event runs from 22–25 May and offers visitors a feast of DIY tips, brilliant products and home improvement ideas.

From how to build your own home from scratch to integrating the latest connected home devices, you’ll find inspiration at every turn.

Here’s a preview of five clever technologies showcased at the event.  


1. The ultimate smart home

The all-complete Ideal Smart Home. The home is divided into living spaces and is fully equipped with all the gadgets and gizmos you could ever want, from smart kitchen appliances to remote mood lighting.


2. Play hard, sleep hard

Withings Aura

The Withings Aura device combines a soft sensor that is tucked under your mattress or sofa with a smartphone app. It tracks the quality of your sleep, the room temperature, light and noise - all with the aim of getting you the best night’s sleep. 


3. The Prep Pad

Prep Pad

This smart food scale discreetly sits on your kitchen table and gives you real-time nutrition information, recipes and a calorie count of anything you put on it. 



4. The Future Proof Home

Image of modern houseExpensive heating bills could be a thing of the past thanks to a ready-made Swedish home concept from Trivselhus-by-Esh. The zero energy home includes triple glazing, solar panels and an air-tight shell called a Climate Shield, to retain heat.


5. Picture or table - you choose

Ivy Design Picture TableIf only you could fold up your table and stick it on the wall to make more space. Well, now you can as the Ivy Design Picture Table collective have created a lightweight wooden frame that works as a sturdy table and folds up as a mirror or picture.

Look out for further updates from the Ideal Home Show on The Source, and don’t forget to visit the British Gas stand at stand H310 to learn more about smart solutions for the home.

Have you been to the Ideal Home show? Let us know what you thought by commenting below or on Facebook or Twitter: @BritishGas



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