Colour your world with the HIA Home Show!
Australia's number one Home Show returns this April to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southwharf from Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 April 2013.
NEW this year, the HIA Home Show APP will help you plan your visit and navigate your way around the Show. Download free to get access to the eShowbag, rank exhibitors and products, schedule appointments, share with your social network and scan your favourites at the Show.
A new Show feature in 2013 is the 'Design Studio- Colour Your World'. This will inspire and entertain home owners on how to incorporate colour in and around their home. The interactive
speaker forum at the Design Studio will give visitors the opportunity to learn about colour coordination and discuss practical colour solutions for their own design dilemmas.
Returning due to popular demand is the 'HIA Award Winners Showcase'. Discover the best-of-thebest award winning home designs and building products from a range of exhibitors - a "must inspect" for renovators and those building a home. The HIA Australian Housing Awards showcase creativity, innovation and excellence in construction and design which has become synonymous with Housing Industry Association builder members.
For home owners planning a renovation, 'Ask an Expert' is a specialised free consultation service at the Home Show. Bring your plans and ideas and get professional renovation advice from HIA builders, HIA GreenSmart tradesmen, interior designers and HIA kitchen and bathroom experts. Visitors will be able to polish up on their culinary skills through the popular 'V-ZUG Cooking School', with intimate cooking classes taking place. Visitors will learn gourmet recipes, how to prepare fresh produce and see the latest kitchen technology in use. Plus, visitors will have the chance to win a $25,000 V-ZUG Package including a Cooking Tour of Italy with Dominique Rizzo plus V-ZUG appliances.
For those after a hands-on lesson, the new V-ZUG Masterclass includes a 3 hour cooking session and 5-course meal of the delicious recipes demonstrated.
This year one lucky tradesperson will have the privilege to be crowned 'Tradie of the Year'. This engaging online competition will feature the best tradies from Melbourne. Entrants will go in the running to win a Tool Shed valued at $4,000 from Matt's Home & Outdoors, a Bar Fridge from Bar Fridges Australia valued at $2,500, tool package from NewStyle Direct valued at over $1,000 and Pro Skill work pants for each of the 10 finalists. Public voting via Facebook and the Show website will commence March.
Find new building products, flooring, bathroom fixtures and fittings, fireplaces, lighting, window coverings, doors and windows, furniture and furnishings, outdoor living, fencing, storage solutions, appliances, homewares, home security, and more. With 300 + exhibitors on show, visitors are sure to leave full of design inspiration, advice and products to improve their homes and lives. Remember to bring your smart phone, iPad and building plans to have the best Show experience!
Dates: Thurs 4 – Sun 7 April, 2013
Venue: Melbourne Exhibition Centre
Thursday 4 10am – 6pm
Friday 5 10am – 9pm
Saturday 6 10am – 9pm
Sunday 7 10am – 6pm
Tickets: $16 online, $20 at the door, Concession $16, Qualified Trade FREE, Kids under 18 FREE
LifeStyle readers have the opportunity to purchase half price tickets* to the 2013 HIA Melbourne Home Show at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. To take up this fantastic offer simply visit www.hiahomeshow.com.au , click on ‘Buy your tickets now’ and enter promotional code ‘Lifestyle’. *Off the ‘Gate’ ticket price – Save $10 per ticket!
*Terms and conditions apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Tickets are valid 4-7 April inclusive. Tickets cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash. A maximum number of four adult tickets per promotional code can be purchased online (discount is only available on the gate price regardless of whether purchased online). Ticket must be presented at the show to gain entry.