Created by professional renovator and small business enthusiast Renee Watson, the inaugural Reno Home Show hits Brisbane this July and promises to offer a boutique yet approachable home renovation show experience. “When I was looking for an event to exhibit my renovation business I felt there was no real option for small local grass roots renovation businesses who are doing great work and looking to engage with renovation focused customers,” says Renee who set about filling the gap.
Whether renovating your kitchen or bathroom, updating fixtures and fittings, undergoing a complete renovation or simply looking for reno inspo, there will be plenty to be found with more than 100 designers, architects, stylists, home builders, trades and product suppliers exhibiting at the Brisbane Showgrounds in July. “It’s all about creating a community atmosphere in a beautifully rustic space where stall holders can get to know one another and visitors can talk face-to-face with designers and trades to create the home of their dreams and improve their liveability,” says Renee.
And given 75 per cent of exhibitors have never exhibited in a home show before, it’s a great opportunity for Brisbane based renovators to access new suppliers. “We’re different to other home shows in that this is a celebration of service and product providers from grassroots, one-person businesses to advanced boutique brands,” says Renee.
Noteworthy exhibitors and presenters include Three Birds Renovations (it’s their first ever Brisbane event), acclaimed Brisbane architect Shaun Lockyer, mavenHome interior architect and designer Lee Talbot (she will hold a masterclass on how to create an interior mood board) and Undercover Architect founder Amelia Lee. The Block’s Michael and Carlene of Cedar and Suede will also exhibit alongside their vintage caravan Dolly and will be running exclusive private group workshops on how to renovate a vintage caravan.
The visitor experience will include interactive workshops, panel discussions, display spaces, homewares, real-life rooms, conversations with professional renovators, design workshops and a live styling stage. “The event is for people who love their homes and love renovating, decorating and home improvements. Whether they’ve done it before or they’re doing it for the first time, they can meet everyone they need to bring their vision to life under the one roof at the Reno Home Show,” says Renee.
Reno Home Show
July 20-21, 2019