Home owners and enthusiasts will get new ideas to transform even the most modest room into an escape they won’t want to leave when the HIA Home Ideas Show comes to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre for five days from Wednesday 15 April 2009.
With travel plans on hold for many, focus is turning to improving the abode using simple enhancements and clever interior design techniques to elevate an ordinary house to retreat standards – making the modern home a destination in itself.
You don’t have to go to New York or Paris to get the latest trends for your home with the return of the Home Beautiful Design Precinct. Here Australia’s leading interior designers will create the Designer Room Series IV – eight cosmopolitan life-size rooms capturing emerging international trends ready to inspire Melburnians into transforming their own rooms and homes. With the visual inspiration taken care of, enjoy a quiet drink at the Designer Drinks Bar while listening to experts at the Home Beautiful Designer Forums demonstrate clever design techniques using colour, fabrics, furnishings and textures.
Cutting back on restaurant dining shouldn’t mean a sacrifice to taste and quality. Learn how to cook simple, deliciously fresh meals for your friends and family at the new FRESH: The Cooking School.
Leading restaurateurs will demonstrate how to re-create a restaurant quality meal in your home using organic and healthy produce. At FRESH: The Cooking School, show visitors can enter to win a $20,000 ILVE kitchen appliance package. Furthermore, if a new kitchen is what you seek, stunning kitchens will be on show to demonstrate the latest in kitchen design and usability at the Kitchen Corner.
Whether it’s a water tank, solar panels, or a grey-water recycling system, making your house sustainable saves more than just energy and water. Learn the best conservation strategies for your home and associated economic benefits at daily seminars held at the Solar Solutions Sustainable Living Stage. With your new-found knowledge, wander to the HIA GreenSmart Building Zone to see a range of green housing products and systems that can save money and the environment.
For visitors planning a renovation project, seeking the right information before and during the project is vital to staying on task and on budget. Ask an Expert is a dedicated area with tradespeople to answer your renovation questions with ready-to-help experts on painting, building, sustainability, landscaping, building design, kitchens and bathrooms. You can also visit the Attic Ladders DIY Stage where Matt Judkins of the Reno Brothers will conduct live demonstrations for the trade and home DIY enthusiast. Bring your questions and your plans along!
With more than 250 exhibitors with the latest products and services, visitors are sure to leave full of ideas to enhance their homes and lives.
|Wednesday 15 April – Sunday 19 April 2009
|Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank
|Wednesday 15 April, 10am – 7pm
Thursday 16 April, 10am – 7pm
Friday 17 April, 10am – 9pm
Saturday 18 April, 10am – 9pm
Sunday 19 April, 10am – 7pm
|Adult, $18; concession, $15; children FREE
For more information and tickets visit www.HIAhomeideasshow.com.au.
Please note all 20 double passes to the HIA Home Ideas Show in Melbourne have been claimed. Thank you to everyone who responded to our free ticket giveaway.