Free Seminars

Design Renovate Decorate Seminars

Proudly sponsored by Resene – Located in Hall 2

 

The Design Renovate Decorate seminar series is your destination for all the latest renovating and home improvement trends, ideas, tips & advice. Come and listen to expert speakers share their experience and know-how to give you the inspiration, ideas and knowledge to complete your next project.

 

The 2017 Design Renovate Decorate Seminar Timetable will be available here early August 2017.

 

Download a copy of the 2016 timetable here, or take a look below at what was on offer at the 2016 Auckland Home Show.

 

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Sarah Gregory

Resene

Sarah Gregory is a Resene Colour Consultant with extensive experience working with a wide range of clients to help them achieve their desired decorating results. In her work she has found that the best colour schemes are where the colours fit the client’s personality and lifestyle, not the other way around. Learn how you can take your favourite colours and confidently design colour schemes that suit you and your lifestyle. How to make the most of your space and use colour confidently and effectively to maximise the appeal of your home. Clever yet simple ideas along with tips and tricks that you can try out for yourself.

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Paul Collins

Kitchen Studio

Paul and wife Karen have owned Kitchen Studio North Shore for 8 years. They love meeting and working with their clients and helping them transform their kitchen space and with it, often their lifestyles. The kitchen renovation project is one of the most disruptive improvement projects you will undertake in your lifetime. This seminar has been developed to guide you through the key decisions that you will be asked to make at all stages of the project from “Inspiration to Installation”.

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Kevin Cox

Bathroom Direct

Kevin has worked for Bathroom Direct for over 7 years. He joined as a design consultant but has progressed to be the Sales Manager. He has designed and sold hundreds of bathroom renovations in that time ranging from a shower replacement to bathrooms costing $50k or more. Before that he owned a Kitchen Studio for 4 years. So he certainly knows how to renovate the most important rooms of the home.

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John Weatherley

Deck HQ

John is the co-owner of DECKHQ and enjoys the challenge of creating and building practical and exciting outdoor living spaces. His attention to detail and knowledge of alternative decking and building solutions has assisted his clients in creating some wonderful outdoor spaces. John particularly enjoys the consultation process whilst understanding the requirements of his clients. It is this process that guarantees a successful outcome for all. Remember, your outdoor living space is the most important room in your house!

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Amanda Neill

Designworx

Award winning Devonport based Interior Designer, Amanda Neill, has extensive interior design training both internationally and locally. She has been designing residential and commercial interiors for many years, and her projects have been published on numerous occasions, showcasing her eclectic style. Having tutored at the Auckland School of Interior Design, she has run her own design and colour workshops, and is a regular seminar presenter at the Auckland Home Show. She is passionate about and has extensive knowledge on colour, and her involvement with Colour Ways, a forecasting group for the Australasian market, has spanned many years.

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Murray Kee

Finesse Residential

With 30 years in the building industry, the last 15 in management and sales, Murray and his business partner Geoff, who joined Finesse Residential in 2005, have expanded their business as a result of their experience and expertise within the building and renovating industry. As Registered Master Builders, winning multiple awards over the last 5-years, Finesse Residential specialize in major home renovations and design & build of quality new homes. Let Murray share his 30 years building experience with you, and point out a few important “do’s and don’ts” which may help to make your project more enjoyable and successful.

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John Van Doormaal

Innovative Kitchens

John immigrated from The Netherlands to New Zealand in 1979 as a certified builder. After working for a local builder for one year he became a self-employed builder, starting with small jobs and soon adding kitchen installation for three different kitchen companies. From there he expanded to bigger projects and into building architectural designed houses. If you are embarking on a kitchen project but don’t know where to start you may want to meet John and experience his knowledge and passion for kitchens; he will be only too happy to accompany you on your kitchen journey!

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Sean Paterson

SA Plumbing Supply

Sean is Owner/Director of SA Plumbing Supply, a 3rd generation family operated company, who imports and distributes bathroom products focusing on high end fixtures & fittings. Filling the void left by the big retail & wholesale plumbing merchants, SA Plumbing Supply concentrates on stainless steel tapware and aesthetically beautiful products for the Universal/Accessible market. Sean is hands on in the consultation process whilst understanding the requirements of his clients. It is this process that guarantees a successful outcome for all.

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Dana Darwin

Energy Alternatives NZ

Solar power, energy storage, monitoring & management. How to understand your homes energy requirements and which product combinations give best value and when to buy. Bring yourself up to speed with the latest products available with Dana Darwin of Energy Alternatives. Learn how to understand your energy footprint and develop your own personal pathway to energy resilience in an easy to understand, step by step process. A passionate speaker and highly experienced in energy efficiency, Dana explains in simple and appropriate language how you and your family can Embrace Affordable Energy.

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Jon Iliffe

Ehaus

For too long now, many New Zealand families have suffered draughty, damp, cold houses. Unfortunately this isn’t just an historic issue, as many families continue to suffer the same problems in contemporary stunning architecturally designed houses. eHaus are passionate about delivering the highest quality homes for Sustainable Living. Directors, Jon Iliffe and Baden Brown will be presenting an informative seminar on how and why this new way of building is so important for everyone.

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Baden Brown

Ehaus

For too long now, many New Zealand families have suffered draughty, damp, cold houses. Unfortunately this isn’t just an historic issue, as many families continue to suffer the same problems in contemporary stunning architecturally designed houses. eHaus are passionate about delivering the highest quality homes for Sustainable Living. Directors, Jon Iliffe and Baden Brown will be presenting an informative seminar on how and why this new way of building is so important for everyone.

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