£20k shower room causes a splash at Ideal Home Show
Post by Karl Phillips
on 20 March 2012 in House & Home
The centrepiece of this year's Ideal Home Show has been unveiled at London's Earl's Court.
The Home of the Future display has been designed to show the direction home design could take in the coming years, as well as how cutting-edge technology could be used within a home environment.
According to a report by the Metro newspaper, highlights of the house include a £20,000 automated shower room capable of creating bespoke aromas, walls decorated and lit by LEDs rather than paint or wallpaper, and an isolation pod designed to replace the traditional bed.
The Home of the Future display also allows visitors to see how new technology such as the iPad 3, which was released in the UK last week, could be integrated into homes and used to control everything from music players to washing machines.
Gadget expert and show ambassador Suzi Perry said: "The house really does look futuristic, too. It's quite hard these days to make something look that way because we're living in what we think is the ideal, so to make something look different is difficult."
Other displays include a low energy, eco-home designed by Prince Charles' charity, The Prince's Foundation for Building Community, which aims to show how a sustainable approach to homes and gardens can benefit local communities.
The Ideal Home Show 2012 is open until Sunday, April 1.
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