What's trending in homes and gardens
8 September 2017, 12:31PM
The PR Shop
New Zealand’s largest home and garden show is coming to Hamilton, brimming with inspiration to help you create your dream home. If you’re renovating, decorating, building, landscaping, maintaining, redesigning – or simply love to see what’s happening in the home and garden world, this is the event for you. Here are our top reasons to check it out in 2017!
1.Tap into the tiny house trend
The tiny house movement is sweeping the world, and New Zealand is catching on! By re-thinking what constitutes a home, tiny houses are revolutionising the housing market – creating affordable, sustainable and mobile housing solutions. Check out a display of tiny houses at the show, and head along to a seminar by Nathan Orr – a tiny house enthusiast who’s currently building his own, and has started an online platform to connect tiny house owners with those that have spare land to park them on.
2. Devour the local food scene
It’s not all bricks and mortar! The Waikato Home & Garden Show also plays host to the SMEG Cooking Theatre, where some of the region’s finest chefs will do live cooking demonstrations, all included in your ticket. Plus a Gourmet Food Pavilion is bursting with new products, flavours and ingredients for you to explore, from small artisan providers through to household favourites. Once that has whet your appetite, peruse onsite eateries for gourmet coffee, souvlaki, nourishing Soul Bouls, doughnuts, gourmet BBQs, wine, craft beer, pizza, mussel fritters, churros, Mexican food and so much more!
3. Find interior inspiration
For over 20 years the show has hosted theNZ Interior Design Awards! A true crowd favourite, this event sees a collection of interior designers create inspirational spaces onsite at the show, working to this year’s theme “A Celebration of Colour”. You’ll be able to explore their designs, pick up some style inspiration for your own home, and vote for your favourite design to go in the draw to win a Fujitsu Classic Heat Pump.
4. Discover blooming awesome gardens
If you’re into lush garden settings, beautiful flowers, modern landscaping ideas, and all manner of green things, you’ll certainly want to head to the Mitre 10 Mega Garden Lane. Feel at one with nature with phenomenal landscape displays and find everything you need to create your own garden of paradise.
5. Get your project sorted
If you’ve got a project in the pipeline, big or small, you’ll find just about everything you need to get it sorted at the Waikato Home & Garden Show. There’s everything from tapware, paving, shelter solutions, spas and security to new furniture, restoration, lighting, fires, floors, plants and insulation. You’ll also find experts in the field to help you kick off your project, whether you need an architect, building team, finance, painters, interior designers or any other experts.
6. Learn from the pros
Property can be a minefield, so the Resene Designer Seminar Series brings you top industry professionals on a variety of topics that will transform your home and garden. Find out how to create low maintenance gardens with a real x-factor; understand how to create a colour scheme that wows and works; learn the secrets of sustainable design and energy efficient homes; hear about meth contamination and what you need to know; and discover what’s trending in tiles!
The Waikato Home & Garden Show
5 – 8 October, 10am – 6pm daily (and until 10pm on Friday 6th)
Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton
Tickets from www.waikatohomeshow.co.nz
Adults $17 for a limited time only, Children (aged 12 – 17) $12, Children under 12 are free.