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Published December 12th 2013
DIY - Ideas for Home Renovations
If you are building, renovating, or thinking of renovating your home, you should get down to the HIA Homeshow. It features the latest in renovation products and green building technology, and you have access to free advice and tips from builders. If you find something you like you can organise quotes on the spot. Often if you book a quotation on the day you get some sort of discount or go into the draw for prizes.
Obviously renovating your kitchen and bathroom makes a big difference to your home and is probably financially satisfactory for builders because they featured extensively at the HIA Homeshow. When there you can get 20 top kitchen tips, meet with consultants about your design, and receive a buyer's guide to help choose the right kitchen appliances. This would help me a lot because when I see a whole row of ovens I never know which one I really need.
Apparently the bathroom is the most used room in the home so it makes sense that we spend money on making it into an idyllic day spa type retreat. Some of the displayers like IKEA and Bourne have planners where you can drop and drag items such as showers and vanities into your ideal layout. Then you can take this bathroom plan into a store or to the show and get feedback, ideas and a sense of the required budget. The latter never seems to match my grandiose plans.
The home show is a great place to find out about the latest trends in interior colours, furnishings and design. I noticed last time we went that sustainable products were everywhere. Check out the beautiful outdoor garden designs. They transform a plot of garden into an outdoor sanctuary where you would love to spend your time.
Take time to have a look at the HIA Homeshow website which has a whole section on specials that include things like 10 to 15% off bathroom products, furniture and blinds. If you are unsure about whether or not this will help you with your home renovation project have a look at the 2013 image gallery and click on the buttons along the top.
I'm going to be busy at the Homedhow, I need to update my kitchen, select new floor coverings, and have a look at solar heating and new lighting. I always find the home show totally motivating, however the problem with the homeshow is that you come out so many more things on your list of 'to dos'.
Join the club for specials, discounts on tickets and products at the show and prizes up for grabs.
If you are an exhibitor you can book a stand on-line